CVE Friday Flash
November 10, 2023
Mr. Macken's Message
In this edition of Friday Flash, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to all soldiers, veterans, and their families. Your unwavering love for our country, commitment to patriotism, and selfless sacrifices have secured the freedoms we cherish.
A special note of gratitude goes to our local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, as well as our CPTA, for their sponsorship of the remarkable STEM Night event this past Monday. The event was a resounding success, drawing the participation of nearly 200 families.
I also want to acknowledge the students who took the initiative to create banners in honor of Veteran's Day, and the dedicated teachers who played a crucial role in bringing this project to fruition. Your efforts undoubtedly made our veterans feel deeply appreciated.
Dates to Remember
- Nov 20: Direct Drive Kick Off
- Nov 22: Grandparents Day (Only 1st, 3rd & 5th Grades)
- Nov 23-24: No School
The 2023-24 Centerville Elementary Calendar is on our school’s website at https://centerville.isd12.org/ under the Parent Hub. Here you will also find the 2023-2024 District Student Calendar and the 2023-2024 Elementary Student Letter Day Calendar.
Volunteer Spotlight: Bri Wipperfurth
I am a part of the PTA, was the co-lead for the book fair last year, and have enjoyed shopping for teacher supplies this fall. I also love it when I get the opportunity to help in my kids' classrooms.
Why did you decide to volunteer at Centerville?
I like being involved and getting to know the teachers, staff, other kids, and parents.
What is your favorite part about volunteering?
My favorite part of volunteering is seeing how excited the kids get when they see an adult they know helping out during school. I also love seeing the kids interacting with one another.
Interested in volunteering? Sign up HERE!!
Comprehension improves with movement
Research suggests that students can improve their reading comprehension and memory by moving around and acting out what they’ve read. Acting out a phrase or a passage can help kids make connections between the words on a page and real actions.
After reading a story with your child:
• Plan a puppet show and act out a few scenes from the story together.
• Dress up as characters and use props from around the house to reenact exciting scenes.
• Challenge your child to act out the story as you read it aloud.
Centerville Parent Teacher Association
The CVE Spirit Wear Store is still OPEN!
- Order by November 11th to ensure your order arrives prior to Winter Break.
- Click here to shop: https://centervillemn.memberhub.com/w/spiritstore
- User the code shiptoschool at checkout to have your items delivered to your child’s classroom.
- Questions? Contact Rae at firstname.lastname@example.org
November PTA Meeting – 11/21/23 at 6pm
- Join us in the CVE library or online via Zoom.
- Kids are welcome to attend!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 943 9481 2760
Save the dates!
- Direct Drive: November 20 – December 1, 2023
- CVE Night at Urban Air: January 23, 2024
- CVE School Dance: February 10, 2024
Check out the CPTA Website for more information.
Cougar Club Winners
We are so proud of the way these students show the 4 R’s every day!
SRP Training Information
Centerville Elementary will practice the Safety Response Protocol, Secure, on Tuesday, November 14th. Additional safety information, including information on the protocols and guidance for families, can be found on the Centennial website. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Learn to Ski/Snowboard (gr. 5) Learn to navigate the slopes and build confidence, all equipment is provided. A parent can also register and attend the program. This activity is held Dec. 3 at Wild Mountain.
Dec. 1 - The Winter Activity Guide opens for registration!
Dec. 2- Breakfast with Santa (up to age 10 with adult)
Scratch and Sniff Christmas Creation (ages 4-9)
Dec. 7- Santa’s Holiday Workshop: Gingerbread House (ages 3-11 with adult)
Dec. 9- Ornament Making (ages 5-12)
Dec. 17- Holiday Open Skate (all ages) Centennial Ice Arena, 2-3:20 pm, $5 per person, pay at the door
Dec. 27- Centennial Cheerleading Winter Skills Clinic (gr. K-5)
Go online to view all activities and to register, communityed.isd12.org.
Welcome to the Digital Backpack, the district’s central posting place for community flyers. If you have questions regarding these programs, please get in touch with the organizations directly. View the Digital Backpack online.
Kindergarten Registration Opens December 1
Welcome, Class of 2037! Mark your calendar: Kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens online on December 1. We look forward to having your student and family become a part of the Centennial community. See the Centennial website for information on registration and screening, frequently asked questions, important dates to note, and student readiness. Check out the website, too, for a sneak peek into kindergarten through a series of short, fun videos filmed in our schools as well as resources, from before and after school care and busing to school meals and health and student services. Please contact your neighborhood school with questions or for more information. We look forward to seeing you!
District Office Switches to Automated Phone System
To better serve and provide a higher level of service to our district stakeholders, the Centennial School District Office will transition to an automated phone answering system on Monday, November 6, 2023. Callers will be able to select options that will help route the caller to the appropriate staff member or service. Please note the main district office phone number will not change because of the switchover and can be reached at 763-792-6000. Looking for staff extensions? A directory can be found at app.schoology.com (Courses/Employee Resources/Phone Directory).
Nominations for Centennial’s Hall of Fame due December 1 - The deadline has been extended
Do you know of someone who has a longstanding history of providing services of time and commitment to education? Or, do you know a Centennial graduate who has demonstrated outstanding professional accomplishments and/or has used their education to impact society? Nominations for the Class of 2024 are due November 1. More information on criteria and how to submit a nomination can be found on the Centennial website.