February 10, 2014
Winter has hit us full force, and I cannot say I am sad to say goodbye to the month of January. It is a challenge to have such short weeks interrupting the flow of our classrooms. I sincerely hope that the worst of the winter is behind us.
I want to acknowledge our third graders and their efforts in their read-a-thon. They raised over $1,000 for the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund. The generosity of this community over the last year is inspirational. Thank you third graders for taking reading and turning it into positive impact on their community!
We are in the budget season, and the first reading of the budget will be taking place Wednesday February 26th at 7:00 p.m. at town hall. In working together with the members of the School Council to develop the budget, we put in requests for two additional classroom positions due to the class sizes in the first and second grades, which will be moving up requiring more teachers. There is also a growing need for additional space here at Centerville. Our preschool has recently added a new classroom to address the increase in three year olds who are attending the BELC. To accommodate this need, our preschool is using what used to be our music/art room.
For our third grade families, I published anticipated MCAS dates that were incorrect. I mistakenly looked at the high school retake dates. Please adjust your calendars and mark March 18th and 19th on your calendars for the administration of the ELA MCAS. I need to extend a very BIG thank you to the PTA for offering to pay for breakfast for our students on those dates. This was a big success for giving our students a great start to the testing.
Speaking of PTA, the Stop and Shop A+ Rewards program is going well. We raised $1,290.94 as of January. This is free money for school so please consider registering your Stop and Shop Card to help us increase this money for the PTA at www.stopandshop.com/our_stores/bonus_bucks/designate_school.htm?execution=e1s1. We are thankful for your support in this.
I hope you all have a wonderful vacation with lots of relaxation and fun with your children.
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.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM BAY LANE PTA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM School Committee Meeting: Barnstable High School - Knight Auditorium