Eagle Vision News

9/16/2022 Edition

Welcome to Fall!

The weather is changing outside and student minds are growing and changing inside Centerville Elementary school.

A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who came and helped our school on September 10th. Thank you for cleaning our flowerbeds, schools grounds, and helping our teachers in their classes. We are so grateful for your efforts to make Centerville Elementary a better place to learn and grow.

We are so thankful to our students who come prepared to learn each day. Just as a reminder for safety, students need to walk their bike/scooter while on school property. In this edition, be sure to check out: pictures of our students learning, PTA's Fall Festival, Pals & Spectrum announcement, Halloween guidelines (Please read these carefully) as "Together We Soar!"

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Together We Soar!

Upcoming Dates

September 20th, Tuesday - Play Parent Meeting 4:30

September 27th, Tuesday - School Pictures

September 26th, Monday - Fall Festival 5 PM

October 6th, Thursday - Vision Screening (K, 1, 3 & 5 & all new students to district)

October 13-14th, Thursday & Friday - Fall Break

October 17-21st - PTA Ribbon Week

Fall Festival Early Ticket Sales: Thursday and Friday (22,23) after school on East side by playground.

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Centerville Elementary Discretionary Protection Plan for Electronic Devices

Centerville Elementary is providing a protection plan for students and parents. The Discretionary Protection Plan supports the Device Use Agreement and enrollment in the plan is discretionary with the understanding that if students/parents do not enroll in the protection plan, they will carry full liability for the laptop or I-pad in the same way they do for other damages or lost school property. Further details are included in the attachment provided. To purchase the Protection plan, simply pay for it through MyDSD. All those with payments recorded will be covered for the 2020/2021 school year.

Discretionary Protection Plan for Electronic Devices

Deadline to purchase protection plan is Friday, September 30th.

PTA Membership

Don’t forget to join the PTA! Memberships are $6 each. You can log into your my.DSD guardian account to become and member and you can donate $20 per child or $50 for a family in lieu of a fundraiser. When you make a donation, all monies donated stay at Centerville Elementary. The money that we collect goes towards providing our students many activities throughout the school year like Moms and Muffins, Field Day, Red Ribbon Week, etc. Thanks PTA!


We have at our school what is called the “Spectrum” Program, which is a full-time program for high-ability learners. This program contains a challenging curriculum with an emphasis on higher level critical and creative thinking skills including depth, complexity and rigor. The Pals program, which is not held at our school, is specifically for grades 1-3 while the Spectrum Program is for grades 4-6.

Who should apply? Current K-5 students who consistently demonstrate above average academic ability and would benefit from learning in a faster paced environment with their cognitive peers. These programs offer a challenging curriculum with an emphasis on higher level critical and creative thinking skills including depth, complexity, and rigor.

The main testing window for 2-5th grades is in October-November and for K-1st grade in November-December. Between January and March we continue to test on a case by case basis. Placement for students begins in April.

For more information see the Davis Enhanced Education Program web page: https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/academics/gifted-talented/elementary

Click on CogAT Testing Application under the Elementary tab and then click on PAL or SPECTRUM TESTING APPLICATION.

Halloween Costume Guidelines

If students want to come to school in costume to celebrate Halloween, costumes must meet the following guidelines:

Be respectful: Avoid stereotypes. Be racially sensitive and culturally appropriate. Students may not dress up as an ethnic or cultural group (i.e., a Mexican, a Geisha, a Native American, etc). Skin color must not be altered in any way.

Be responsible: Recognize that students in a wide age range will see the costumes. Costumes should be family friendly. Masks may not be worn. Costumes may not be gory or threatening. No make-up is allowed.

On the day of the celebration, the teacher must know what costume each student, or parent volunteer is wearing.

Be safe: No hand-held accessories real or pretend (i.e., wands or weapons) are allowed. Crowns or hats may be worn.

Be kind: Costumes should be fun and exciting, not political, or offensive.

Be Understanding: Students may dress up as fictional characters if they follow the above guidelines.

Be Timely: All celebrations should be limited in time and held at the beginning or end of the school day.

Note: Every year in the State Title VI/Indian Education meeting, it is discussed that dressing up as Pocahontas or other Native American Leaders is inappropriate. Culture is not a costume. In respect to the Native American view, please advise students to refrain from dressing up as Native Americans (i.e., Pocahontas, Sacagawea, Sitting Bull, etc.). This is cultural appropriation and is unacceptable.

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Weekly Lunch Menu - ** menu subject to change when items are not available.


We are looking for some help in our cafeteria and will be on a modified lunch menu until we are fully staffed. Call 801 402 1400 if you want to help. Reminder that lunch is $2.05 unless you are qualified for free or reduced lunch.

We are looking for an office assistant to help daily for 3 hours including lunch and recess supervision.

Come Join our School Play!

Parent meeting is Tuesday September 20, 4:30 in the school cafeteria. A parent or guardian of every child in the cast should plan to attend. Fee is only $25 upfront (with audition form) to participate in the musical, with an additional $10 (making total $35) if your cast member wants a t-shirt.

You won't want to miss it!