Centreville Elementary Newsletter
October/November News and Highlights
- Bulldog Boogie
- Farm Science Lab sponsored by Farm Bureau
- 4th Grade to Lansing
- Fall Festival and Story Book Character Parade
- News from the Elementary Library
- MDE Survey
- Help....Our Lost and Found Table is overflowing! (No picture attached, it's too scary!!)
Centreville Elementary Contacts and Information:
Principal– Becky Stauffer
Counselor– Diana Kamphues (467-5208)
Secretary– Lara Kirby/Lisa DeLeo Office Number (467-5200)
Attendance Secretary– Sally Reed (467-5203)
Thank you PAC parents and those families who supported the Bulldog Boogie!
Kindergarten students pause during their lap for a smile!
(Dayne Lammon, Charlee Rench, Harmony Edgar)
Hunter Monson is chasing down Drew Alexander (4th Graders)
Volunteers, Mrs. Kohloff and Mrs. Swanwick, are handing out silly bands as students finish their laps.
Thank you to Farm Bureau and Farm Science Lab!
What an amazing educational experience. It was a field trip brought to us for all the classes. Students in K-6 learned about science in a "lab" setting through hands on activities and discovery learning. Some of the lesson taught about the 5 senses (K); Components of a Farm (1st/2nd); genetics and DNA (3rd/4th) and bacteria in milk (5th/6th). Thank you to our the St. Joseph County Farm Bureau and the Michael West agency for monetary donations, as well as, to Sara Trattles and Kristine Balk for volunteering their time to make this experience possible. (Pictures Below)
Extraction of Life Actiivty
4th graders, Colton Stark and Trevor Miller mix their wheat germ to learn about its DNA.
Build a Farm Activity
Mrs. Brueck's first graders learn about life on a farm.
Spilled Milk Activity
6th graders, Zoey Kernagis and Noah Day, help instructor Julie Stephenson set up the experiment to discover how bacteria grows in milk.
Extraction of Life Actiivty
Our 4th Graders enjoyed their visit to Lansing!
Reagan Johnson (Young 5 Kindergarten) is beautiful as her favorite princess character.
Mrs. Coney's kindergarten class decorated pumpkins with their families of their favorite book character. Kamryn Green shows off her "queen bee".
Joseph Bright (2nd grade) is strutting his stuff as "Shawn the Sheep"!
Fall Festival with our CTE Ag Class!
Kindergarten enjoyed the hay ride up the hill!
3rd Graders get ready to enter the haymaze!
Who's heard of corn hole? At Fall Festival we have "Pig Toss".
News from the Elementary Library from Mrs. Beals
Also, I wanted to share with you new improvements to the library. The library story-step wall went from drab to DELIGHTFUL thanks to the artistic talents of sophomore Makala Carr. High School art teacher, Ashley Rolfe, supervised the project. Pictured above is painting along with Makala and Miss Rolfe.
Michigan Department of Education is asking for your input and help!
Parents and other caregivers of children from preschool through grade 12 are invited to provide feedback on Michigan’s new, online “transparency dashboard” designed to show the performance of every public school in Michigan, including public school academies. The dashboard is currently under development by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). It is expected to be made available to the public by early 2018.
The new dashboard will report on more than 20 different factors—or measures—that parents and other stakeholders have said are important to them when evaluating the quality of a school. The survey allows participants to view components of the new dashboard, then answer questions about the way information is presented, the usefulness of certain features, and viewers’ unique interests. The Michigan Department of Education will use survey feedback to help shape the current and future versions of the dashboard so that it is helpful to parents in every community.
- Click the link below (or type the survey URL into your web browser) to access the online survey: surveymonkey.com/r/MDEESSA_Dashboard2017
- Survey details:
- The survey can be completed on any computer, tablet, or mobile device.
- The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
- All answers will be confidential.
- Survey must be completed by November 15, 2017.
Calendar of Events:
- 9th Family Math Night (6-7:30 pm)
- 9th Chapel
I will send another Newsletter out after we celebrate our October STAR/Growth Students, but here's some future events to mark your calendar:
- 17th Popcorn FRiday
- 21st Grandparents Day (K-3) **Notes came home this week