Center Community Chat

June 5, 2022

Proud of our Center graduates!

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Dear Center Community,

It was another action packed week at Center as we head into the last few weeks of school. The next 9 days are full of fun events, so be sure to look through the calendar below.

It was wonderful to have a full house for our first Center Arts and Culture night. We certainly have many talented artists and musicians at Center. It was also wonderful seeing so many supporting our library by shopping for books. We are blessed to have so many passionate readers among us! A big thank you to Ms. Engdahl, Ms. Glennon, Ms. Huguet, and Mr. McGillicuddy for planning this spectacular event. Thanks also to the many parent volunteers who made this possible.

ALICE drill the week of June 6- 10th

One measure we take in Chelmsford to ensure student safety is practicing ALICE drills. During the week of June 6-10, we will be conducting our final ALICE drill of the school year. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. This is a research based, options-based protocol that is non-sequential to respond to a dangerous individual at school. We have collaborated with the Chelmsford Police and Fire Departments on this drill to ensure we are engaging students and staff in a developmentally appropriate experience.

After we conduct the drill, we will send a communication to inform you when it has occurred. Should you have any questions about ALICE or about this drill, either leading up to the drill or after you have been able to debrief with your child, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Book Swap

Consider bringing in your gently used books for our book swap when you join us for Center's Culture and Arts Festival on Thursday. We have very few donations currently and won't be able to host the book swap on field day if we don't have a sufficient amount.

Please place your books in the boxes provided.

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: .

The last day of school for students is June 16th, which is a half day.

Warm Regards,

Dianna and Donna

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Good Things

Center's Cultural Art's Festival


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Self-Identity Portraits

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And Books

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And Ozzie :)

Fourth graders learning about the human brain and how it's often compared to the body's CPU.

Biography Projects are back!!

4th Graders enjoy a visit from MA Audubon’s Drumlin Farm, thank you CSPTO

Two new furry friends visiting Center

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Our 4th grade students visited their new learning home

Cheering on former Center school students

Character Day in 1K

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Upcoming Events

  • Monday, June 6: Kindness spirit wear day

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

  • 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

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