CENTERVILLE ELEMENTARY DECEMBER NEWSLETTER
December 8, 2014
I have been back for a week now and I wanted to say thank you for the well wishes and the warm welcome back! I have truly missed the students and the Centerville School community. I also want to extend a very big thank you to Mrs. Bowman, who interrupted her retirement to keep the school moving in my absence.
Tomorrow and Thursday are half days. PLEASE make certain your child knows how he/she is getting home on these half days. Very often, children get concerned and think they are a pick-up when they should be on the bus. Our buses will be leaving at noon. Please plan accordingly at the bus stop based on this time. There is NO AFTER-CARE ON HALF DAYS.
If you are picking up your child tomorrow, PLEASE try not to enter the school loop prior to 11:40 AM. Dismissal will begin at 11:45. We will be conducting our preschool dismissal at 11:30 AM as we always do. If you arrive early there will be two lanes. I will be asking you to stay to the left. If you enter the loop prior to 11:30 and are on the right side, you will be asked to loop around and reenter so we can send the preschool vehicles on their way. It is best to arrive at 11:40 so the preschool dismissal is complete.
You should have received your child’s report card on Friday. Our report card rubrics are available on the Centerville Elementary web page. Please understand a standards based report card is not graded based on percentages. It is a reflection of your child’s performance at this time, on a given standard. They are growing and developing as learners and the snapshot will continue to change as they progress throughout the year. Your child’s teacher should be able to provide you with information at your parent conference and answer your questions.
We are having an issue with students not being ready to learn in the morning. If you are dropping off your student at almost 9:00 AM they are not ready to learn when we begin our instruction. We offer a school breakfast cart as students enter the school in the morning. If you are looking to take advantage of the breakfast program, please have your child here prior to 8:50 AM so that he/she is done eating and ready to learn. It is becoming a distraction to the learning environment.
We are looking for a parent to serve on our school council. If you are interested in serving, we meet once a month to discuss the running of the school, parent concerns, student concerns, planning budget, and our school improvement plan. If you are interested, please let me know through Mrs. Carlon of your interest by Friday, December 12th. Our next school council meeting is Wednesday, December 17 at 3:45 PM.
Centerville Elementary School is a safe environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Students are educated using a standards based curriculum. Our instruction utilizes best practices to meet the individual needs of all of our students academically, socially and emotionally. Staff is accountable for ensuring that all students demonstrate progress as evidenced by common grade level, district, state assessments, and individual education programs.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM School Committee Meeting: Town Hall - Hearing Room
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM BAY LANE PTA