November 15th, 2013
Dear Centerville Families,
There is so much to talk about this month! Let’s begin with a BIG THANK YOU to the parents who have redecorated our staff room. Thank you so much for your kind gesture. Our staff room looks and feels warm and welcoming. Our staff is so appreciative because of you and your efforts!
I am so very proud of the Centerville Community. We raised over $6,600 with the walk-a-thon and the pancake breakfast to help Aleah and her family with their fight against neuroblastoma. I also need to thank the Centerville Staff for coming out and helping donate their time to make the breakfast happen. Finally, Mrs. Briggs and her daughter Lexi did a fabulous job behind the scenes organizing, publicizing, and inspiring us!
Today we had our first lockdown drill of the school year. The students did a fantastic job staying quiet in their safe spot while we tested out our lockdown procedures and received feedback from Sgt. Damery and the Barnstable Police Department.
We also had our first snowflakes this week. We send students outside in the snow, so please, make sure your child comes to school dressed appropriately—a coat, hat and mittens. We do not send children out when it becomes too cold for students to be out, but please plan on them being outside. They need the exercise and social time to be ready to learn. Thank you for helping us make this happen.
We are approaching our first report card, and parent conferences. Please remember that the report card is a snapshot in time. With a standards based report card, it is not about percentages and letter grades. It is about what your child should know and be able to do at his/her grade level. Many of our children are not yet proficient in the skills expected of them. That is why they are here at school, to learn and grow so that by the end of their current grade, they are able to meet the standard.
If I do not get the chance to see you before the Thanksgiving Break, have a great holiday.
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.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM School Committee Workshop: Town Hall - Hearing Room
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM School Committee Meeting: Town Hall - Hearing Room