November 9, 2023
Dear Centennial families,
This year we will be participating in the Fill the Dome campaign. Our role in this community wide project is to collect nonperishable food items. At Centennial, we will be collecting food November 13th – November 17th. This year we are going to focus on much needed items and ask for those items on the days below.
Tuesday- Peanut butter
If you prefer to give a monetary donation, $1.00 =3 meals. Any donation can be made out to the Great Plains Food Bank or cash in an envelope labeled Food Bank.
The items collected will be delivered to the Great Plains Food Bank. It will be exciting to see how our Centennial families support this very worthwhile cause. Thank you again for your support. Let’s help feed those in need!
4th & 5th Grade Choir
Hello, 4th and 5th grade choir families!
I am sending out a quick note about a couple of schedule changes from now until our concert in December (Dec. 5th). Rehearsals are still on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30 AM, but starting November 21st, the 4th and 5th-grade choirs will be combined into one choir until our concert. The two groups have been practicing separately, and now is the time we need to combine to practice singing our harmonies together. This means that students will be attending choir rehearsals 2x a week.
4th grade rehearsal dates: November 14th, 21st, 28th, 30th, and Dec. 5th
5th grade rehearsal dates: November 16th, 21st, 28th, 30th, and Dec. 5th
We will end our season with a choir breakfast the week after the concert. Breakfast will be provided by Mrs. Aamold.
Appropriate Gym Shoes
Please make sure your students have appropriate gym shoes. See the picture below for examples. Snow boots are not appropriate.
Come Work with Us!
Lunchroom Supervisor Position
9 Month Position | Monday through Friday | 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
What You Do: Lunchroom Supervisors supervise students during lunchtime, maintain a harmonious atmosphere by encouraging peaceful resolution of conflicts and assist students in lunchroom clean up.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED preferred; Ability to communicate with students and colleagues
Hourly Pay Rate: $14.77
AGENDA-Centennial PTO Meeting14 November 2023 / 3:05 PM / Centennial
1. Fall event – Trunk or Treat and Costume Bingo- Review
- a. What went well?
- b. What to change?
- c. Costume BINGO – staffed by 5th grade families - how much was made?
2. Excess funds from walk-a-thon
- i.Art run/Art night - Foam Color party? Look into options for cost, Angie Hoots with other ideas. Megan L update from Atonement and then the Boys and Girls club who have done these parties in a large group setting before to figure out cost/vendor availability.
- ii.Classroom “wishlists” - Teachers/staff at every grade level would compile a “wishlist” of things that they would like for their classrooms that could then be gifted by the PTO. There would be a monetary limit per year and staff could choose one large expenditure or several small within that limit. Mr. Pal suggested “counselor wishlists” to support the whole school and also offer the 1:1 Resource allocation on a smaller scale, more individualized based on student needs beyond the snack or winter clothing drives. New Buddy bench? Medical Copay support? transportation support? gift cards? PTO proposed a similar program to what is done by many places around the holidays - the giving tree- sponsor a child or family in need. The counselors compile a list of the kid’s needs and we post them or send them out - no identifiers included- but a little backstory on what they need and why. Then people can choose to sponsor an individual need or family need. For example, 6 yr old female with asthma, family unable to pay the $30 copay to see the pediatric pulmonologist which is needed to renew necessary prescriptions. Some of these needs such as transportation are covered by state and federally funded programs but things like medical co-pays are not covered by this programming. There may also be families that don’t qualify for government assistance, but also have medical or other expenses that they can’t afford.
- iii.Kinder shirts - -give parents the option to purchase or pay towards the cost through Kinder round up night, then PTO would cover those that can’t buy OR pay towards the rest of the cost
- iv.Free yearbooks for the 5th graders? Or PTO buys for those that did not or could not purchase?
- v.Maintenance fees for existing programs - beef up savings and flex money for next year.
- vi.Motivational speakers that are grade/age specific
- vii.Animal visitors beyond the zoo visit that is part of 2nd grade Camp Skeeter. ?Police and the police dog or the Service Dogs of America?
- 5th grade party
- a. Fundraising ideas
- b. Planning will be done by 5th grade party planning committee at separate meetings
- Golden Spatula
- a. How can we support?
- b. Mrs. Haaby with ideas for winners?
2023 Homes for the Holidays Event
Homes for the Holidays is a bed program offered by the Fargo Salvation Army, in partnership with Slumberland Furniture. Families may complete the application, including the section on need (Your Story), applications will be reviewed by The Salvation Army, and awarded depending on the number of twin bed sets being donated. Families will be informed, in late November, whether they were awarded a bed or not. An adult needs to be present the day of delivery, which is usually the first or second Monday in December. Registration end 11/9/2023 4:00 PM
Attendance | 701-446-8177 email@example.com
Bobby Olson, Principal | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kellie Haaby, Assistant Principal | email@example.com
Chris Hayden, Admin. Assistant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimbra Amerman, Counselor | email@example.com
Spencer Palder, Counselor | firstname.lastname@example.org