Center School Newsletter

August 2022

Welcome Back to School!

Dear Center School Community,

Welcome to a new year at Center School! We are all excited to have students back in school, filling classrooms with energy and enthusiasm for learning. I am looking forward to building lasting relationships with all members of the Center School community. I am a dedicated educator who brings a commitment to students and families as well as a love of learning and collaboration. Our Center School Mission and Vision will guide our work together to make this year successful, rewarding, and fun!

Our Vision Statement

Center School is dedicated to the belief that all children can learn. We believe in educating the

whole child-- intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially. We believe that our children are our future, and that it is the shared responsibility of our staff, parents and the community to assist our students in reaching their optimum growth and development.

Our Mission Statement

By the promotion of positive values, goals, and high expectations, Center School students will

foster a love of learning and realize that through their best efforts success will be achieved.

Students will continue to broaden their sense of worth and exhibit confidence in their abilities. Our ultimate goal is to prepare our children for the academic and social challenges of an ever-changing world.

Please see important information below about the start of school year.

Enjoy the remaining days of summer!


Linda Ashley, Ed.D.


Welcome New Staff Members and Kudos

We have had a few staff member changes this summer.

Ms. Maloof has resigned from her reading specialist position. We wish her well in her new district.

Ms. Carolyn Pawlishen is excited to begin her new role as a reading specialist. Ms. Pawlishen is a certified reading specialist and has been a 4th grade teacher at Old Hammondtown. School. She is very excited to focus her passion for literacy full time at Center School!

Ms. Patricia Cooney has resigned from her math intervention position. We wish her the best!

Ms. Allison Dunn is thrilled to be our new math interventionist. Ms. Dunn has experience as a first and second grade classroom teacher. She brings a strong background and love of math curriculum and instruction!

A big thank you to Ms. Sevigny, our school secretary, for her work preparing for a successful start to the new school year.

A big high five to our custodian team, led by Mr. Barbosa, who have been working all summer to clean our school from top to bottom. Everything is gleaming!

Important Dates:

Tuesday, August 30 - First day of school for students in Grades 1-3

Wednesday, August 31- Kindergarten Orientation

Consists of two half-day sessions aligned with the first letter of the student’s last name:

    • Session I - last name starting with A-L - 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

      • 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Parent/Guardian orientation in the cafeteria.

    • Session II - last name starts with M-Z - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

      • 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Parent/Guardian orientation in the gym.

Families will meet classroom teachers outside of the school’s front door.

Thursday, September 1-
First full day of school for Kindergarten

Friday, September 2

  • No School

Monday, September 5

  • No School - Labor Day

Thursday, September 15

  • Open House 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 21

  • Early Dismissal @12:30 pm - Lunch is served

Wednesday, September 28

  • Fall Picture Day

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