Center Community Chat
March 20, 2022
Lucky to be part of the Center Community!
Dear Center Community,
Did you know that tomorrow 3/21 is World Down Syndrome Day? This global awareness day has been celebrated since 2012. According to the WDSD website, the date was chosen to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. On this day, people are encouraged to wear yellow and blue to raise awareness and crazy, mismatched or even an extra pair of socks. Wearing long striped socks was initiated to represent chromosomes or an extra sock to represent an extra chromosome. Here is a link to learn more about World Down Syndrome Day https://worlddownsyndromeday.org/.
Congratulations to our 1st grade students who won the PRIDE cafeteria push week. They celebrated with an extra recess on Friday.
Thank you to the twenty 4th grade students who participated in Choralfest yesterday. You treated us to some wonderful music. Thanks also to community members who turned out to support them. A special thanks to Mr. McGillicuddy who spent extra time preparing them for this great event.
There are a few changes for the 2022 -2023 school year to share. Sam Prevost, 2nd grade teacher, made the difficult decision not to return to Center in order to spend more time with her family. Please join us in wishing her well. She will be missed!
Brenda McConnell, having taught kindergarten for 7 years, has decided it is time for a change and is moving to second grade. Some of our lucky students will get to have her for a second time!
Change to Tardy and Dismissal Procedures
Please come in to the office and sign your student in if they are arriving late or need to be dismissed early. A reminder that students can not be dismissed between 2:40 and 3:18.
Have a good week.
Dianna and Donna
Ms. Cotter's class rocks!
Always a good week when our "She's a Keeper" friends come to visit.
4M taking advantage of the nice weather to do some writing outside.
3R and 1K book buddies together again for some STEAM activities
We were lucky to have both the CSPTO and our 3rd grade team provide some sweet treats for staff on the 17th.
Students in 4O enticing visitors to these countries with informative brochures
Students caught showing their PRIDE
Ms. McConnell's class is using a just right voice volume in class
Ms. Kelleher's class consistently shows respect in the cafeteria
Monday, March 21: Down Syndrome Awareness Day
Wednesday, March 23: Grades available online for parents Grades 1-4
Friday, April 1: Fitness for a Cure, 7:55 AM, Center School Gym
Saturday April 2: World Autism Awareness Day- celebrated on Monday, April 4th
April 4-8: Assistant Principal Appreciation Week
Tuesday, April 5: Half Day - Professional day
Tuesday, April 5: Lunch and Recess Aids meet w/ Admin 9:15 - 10:15
Wednesday, April 6: Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
Monday, April 11: Gr 4 ELA MCAS - Session 1
Tuesday, April 12: Gr 4 ELA MCAS - Session 2
Tuesday, April 12: Center School Committee Presentation
Wednesday, April 13: Gr 3 ELA MCAS - Session 1
Thursday, April 14: Gr 3 ELA MCAS - Session 2
Friday, April 15: No school - Good Friday
Monday - Friday, April 18 - 22: April recess
Friday, April 22: Earth Day
Wednesday, April 27: Administrative Assistant Day
Resources and Information
A new place to play!!
MCAS: Save the Dates
ELA MCAS TESTING:
Monday, April 11th, 4th grade – Session 1
Tuesday, April 12th, 4th grade – Session 2
Wednesday, April 13th, 3rd grade – Session 1
Thursday April 15th, 3rd grade – Session 2
Math MCAS TESTING:
Monday May 9th, 3rd grade – Session 1
Tuesday May 10th, 3rd grade – Session 2
Wednesday May 11th , 4th grade – Session 1
Thursday May 12th, 4th grade – Session 2