July 27, 2016
Dear Parents and Students,
I hope your summer has been filled with fun and excitement.
Our first full day of school for grades 1-3 is Wednesday, August 31. Kindergarten students are not starting school on Wednesday, August 31 so please do not put them on the bus. You will have an orientation on August 31 from 10:00-11:15, where you will come to school for a brief orientation while your child visits his/her classroom. Our teachers will take the kindergarten students to the classrooms and review the school routines with the students. I will conduct a brief orientation and answer any questions about the school. PLEASE remember that all medical documentation must be provided to the nurse for your child to start kindergarten on August 31. If we do not have this information, your child will not be able to start school. The first full day of kindergarten will be Thursday, September 1.
Our annual ‘walk your child to his/her classroom’ for grades 1-3 will be held on Tuesday, August 30 from 5:30-6:30 PM. This is an opportunity to walk your child to his/her classroom. Hopefully, this will alleviate any anxiety around the start of school the following day because your child will know where his/her classroom is located. Please be aware that the classroom teachers will not be present.
Our Open House, where you will be able to meet your child’s classroom teacher, will be held on Wednesday, September 21. If your last name starts with the letter (N-Z), please stop in between 6:00-6:45. For last names beginning with (A-M) please visit between 6:45-7:30. This schedule will help us with parking concerns. If you cannot make it at the specified time, please feel free to stop in at your convenience during the Open House.
Parent pick-up this year will be in the large loop. You must have your car tag or proper identification to pick up your child. The car tags will be on your child’s desk at the ‘walk-through’ on August 30. We will not be dismissing students from the cafeteria without a car tag or proper identification so please plan accordingly. Dismissal will not begin to vehicles until 3:25.
Enjoy the last few weeks of summer and we look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks for the start of your school year.
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.