Center Community Chat

June 12, 2022

Dear Center Community,


WOW, it is hard to believe there are only 4 more days of school left for students. A reminder that the last day of school, Thursday, June 16th, is a half day for all students. Students will be dismissed at 11:45.


Field day was a huge success on Friday, as you can see by the pictures below. A special thanks to Tanya Kivi and all of the volunteers who made this possible. Books were donated in abundance and students were able to take several. Thank you to those who donated water to keep students and volunteers hydrated. Thank you also to all those who volunteered their time and to the PTO for donating popsicles. "This was the best day, ever!" was heard frequently, so thank YOU for making that possible.


Emails from Chelmsford Public Schools

We understand that many emails from school personnel are going to junk mail. Please check your junk folder to see if you have missed emails from us.



Science Fair Coordinator Needed

The K-4 science fair has been a long-standing, popular, tradition at Center. We would love to bring this back and need to people to volunteer to chair this in order to do so. Please email Dianna if you are interested.


Join the Center Team

Looking for the best job ever, look no further. Center has two opening for lunch and recess aides. Get your steps in and hang out with great children. Here is a link to the posting: https://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/job.cfm?jid=3901813& .


Have a great week.


Warm Regards,


Dianna and Donna

Spirit Days

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School Bus Registration Information

Dear Parents and Guardians,

School bus registration for the 2022-23 school year is underway. We need to begin to collect data on riders for the fall, so efficient routes may be developed for the start of the school year.

An “early bird” payment discount is available for registrations completed by July 4, 2022.

Information pertaining to school bus transportation may be found on the Chelmsford Public Schools website at the following link:

https://chelmsfordschools.org/departments/transportation/

Please see the attached flyer and registration directions for more details. It is very important that every student is registered to ride the bus regardless of if there is a fee. Prompt registration allows the transportation department to begin building routes for optimum efficiency, and if you are required to pay a fee it saves you money by registering early.

A few reminders about student transportation:

  • ALL STUDENTS who desire to ride the school bus to or from school MUST REGISTER EVERY YEAR, even if they are not required to pay a fee.
  • ALL REGISTRATIONS AND PAYMENTS are processed ON-LINE using MySchoolBucks
  • When registering, each student must be entered separately in MySchoolBucks. This means for families with more than one child riding the bus, a registration must be completed for each child.
  • MySchoolBucks will provide assistance for using their on-line registration system if needed during the registration process. MySchoolBucks support can be reached directly at (855) 832-5226.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

You will need to look up each student in MySchoolBucks and add each student to your account. Looking each student up will require name and LASID or birthdate. Each student must be registered separately. New students to the district please allow 24 hours prior to registering on MySchoolBucks.


File attachments:
Memo - FY23 Bus 2022-2023 new bus trans flyer 5_13_22.pdf
Online Registration instructions (002).pdf

Summer enrichment shared by Dr. Lang

A new free program called Paper Live. Paper Live will provide K-12 students with access to unlimited, free, live educational programming – created and curated to spark inspiration! Everything from astronomy, nature, improv, to engineering and brain puzzles – this eclectic programming seeks to offer something for every student. The registration for classes will begin very soon. You may enroll in the summer edition right now by following the link to be notified when registration begins. This is a special extension of Paper’s academic support, designed and developed to involve students in a wide array of topics that may interest them. If you have any questions about Paper Live, please contact their support team at live@paper.co. Other resources for families may be found in the curriculum newsletter that contains grade-level specific activities to help students remain connected and engaged with learning during the summer months. This resource provides many ways students may engage in learning in fun, exciting ways. Keeping students engaged in the learning process maintains skills and helps with the transition back to school in the fall. We encourage you to work with your child(ren) this summer to help reinforce the importance of learning.

Good Things

History coming alive through biography presentations in 3rd grade

Field Day Fun

Kindergarten

1st Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

4th Grade

CSPTO Pulse

Upcoming Events


  • Tuesday, June 14: Flag day

  • Tuesday, June 14: Gr 3 Enrichment - Wingmasters 9:30 - 10:30

  • Wednesday, June 15th: 4th grade Moving On Ceremony and events, starts at 12:30 in the gym

  • Thursday, June 16: Move up Day, 9:15-9:45

  • Thursday, June 16: Half day - last day for Students:

  • Friday, June 17: Half day - Last day for Staff

End of the year Spirit Days

  • June 9- Wear your grade level colors for field day; Kindergarten- purple; 1st Grade- green; 2nd Grade- Blue; 3rd Grade -Red; 4th Grade- orange
  • June 10-Sports Day
  • June 13- Neon Color Day
  • June 14-COPYCAT DAY (find as many people as you can to dress like...don't leave your teachers out!)
  • June 15- Chelmsford/Center Pride
  • June 16- It is Center tradition to end the year on a tropical / Hawaiian theme note

Resources and Information

Formula Shortage - Information from DESE

The pandemic and other factors are continuing to impact the availability of supplies, including infant formula. The Department of Public Health’s Woman, Infant and Children (WIC) Program has updated their website with important information to help WIC participants obtain formula for their children. Additionally, the American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for families and caregivers who are struggling to find baby formula during the shortage. Families should talk with their pediatrician about safe and appropriate feeding alternatives for their children.
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4th Grade Information