Center Community Chat

May 15, 2022

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Dear Center Community,

Thank you for attending the first Center Sing Along. Special thanks to Mr. McGillicuddy for planning the fun event. It was clearly evident from the huge turnout how eager families were to gather together as a community!

We have some other events in the coming weeks. An ELL family picnic is on June 1st and a special evening of arts, culture, and books, is planned for June 2. Please see the information below.

Congratulations to our 3rd and 4th grade students for completing MCAS! Special thanks to the entire Center community for their flexibility with schedule changes and showing respect for peers by being quiet in the halls.

Book Swap

We will once again hold our book swap on field day this year. Here is your chance to bring in those gently used books your students may have outgrown and get some new ones. Students will have an opportunity to choose a book (or 2 or 3 depending how many are donated) during field day to enjoy for the summer. Please place your books on the counters in the lower library.

Center Chirps:

  • Title I and Intervention support will end on Friday, May 27th for the school year.

Warm Regards,

Dianna and Donna

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Center School Book Fair

I am excited to share that the Book Fair will be coming to the Center School Library from June 1 - June 7. The Book Fair will take place during regular library time and during the Center School Culture and Arts Festival on June 2nd.

  • To learn more about the book fair, click here

  • To see the library schedule and volunteer information, click here

Best Regards,

Meaghan Engdahl, Librarian

COVID Update

We have unfortunately seen an uptick in the number of positive cases reported on our dashboard this week. The vast majority of our positive cases in school can be attributed to exposures in the home. However, the good news, is that due to the high vaccination rates, the symptoms experienced in most cases have been relatively mild and most individuals testing positive can recover safely at home. As we look forward to many important and fun events to end the school year on a high note, we must remember to protect the health of our school community. We ask for your help to follow the best practices to ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff. We cannot stress enough the importance of remaining vigilant in the efforts to decrease the spread of illness in our schools.

We will continue to implement the mitigation strategies that we know will decrease the spread of COVID-19. We strongly encourage those who are eligible to be vaccinated and to receive the booster. Our mitigation strategies include the following:

  • Weekly Pooled Testing
  • Weekly Rapid At-Home Antigen Testing
  • Promote good hand hygiene
  • Masking (recommended) for those who are unvaccinated or have significant health concerns
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces
  • Monitor your child for symptoms daily before coming to school
  • Stay home if unwell and test for any symptoms of COVID-19
  • Follow the appropriate quarantine and isolation guidelines

It is required the positive individual isolate for 5 days from symptom onset or if asymptomatic, 5 days from the date the positive test was collected, and should be released from isolation on Day 6 if the following condition are met:

  • Fever free for 24 hours (without taking fever-reducing medications); and
  • Experienced improvement in other symptoms; and
  • Following the 5-day isolation period, individuals must strictly mask for 5 additional days when around others, except when eating, drinking, or outside.
  • Note: Return to school should be based on time and symptom resolution.
  • Please notify Nurse Rossman and your healthcare provider of a positive test result to ensure appropriate guidance and follow up

We have reviewed our current protocol and our positive cases with the MA Department of Public Health, the Chelmsford Health Department and our School Physician and we are assured our public health response is in line with the current recommendations. The public health experts maintain it is vitally important to receive the vaccination if eligible, to stay home if not feeling well and test if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Following the mitigation strategies mentioned above will also go a long way in protecting our collective health. As always, we thank you for all your cooperation and continued efforts to protect the health of our school community

4th Grade Information

Good Things

K students enjoyed learning about slimy, scaly, and cuddly creatures. Thank you, CSPTO!

Students Caught Showing their PRIDE

Ms. Miller’s class showing their pride walking in from recess with zero voice level when walking by the 4th grade pods where students were taking their MCAS test.
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Upcoming Events


  • May 16, 18, 19, 20 & 23 - K screening

  • Tuesday, May 17: 4th Grade Ziti Supper Fundraiser 5-7

  • Thursday, May 19: PTO meeting at Center Library, 7 PM

  • Friday, May 20: Show your Chelmsford Pride Spirit day

  • Wednesday, May 25: Gr 2 Enrichment - Plant mobile

  • Wednesday, May 26: 3rd grade Tea Party field trip

  • Monday, May 30: No School - Memorial Day


  • Wednesday, June 1: Therapy Dog Visit 9-11

  • Wednesday, June 1: 4th grade visit to McCarthy

  • Wednesday, June 1: ELL Picnic, 6:00-7:30 McCarthy Middle School

  • June 1 - June 7: Book Fair in the library

  • Thursday, June 2: Center Culture & Arts Festival, 4:30 - 6:30

  • Friday, June 3: Gr 4 Enrichment - Mass Audubon Society

  • Monday, June 6: Kindness spirit wear day

  • Tuesday, June 7: End of Marking Period All Grades

  • Wednesday, June 8: PTO meeting at Center Library, 7 PM

  • Thursday, June 9: Field Day

  • Thursday, June 10: Field Day rain date

  • 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

Resources and Information

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