I want to thank you all for supporting the Spaghetti Supper. The last three years, our Spaghetti Supper co-chairs, Norah Montiero and Sarah O’Reilly, have really made this into a super event. Last Friday night, the PTA raised $7,000. This money helps defray the cost of field trips, brought technology into the classroom, and funded classroom materials for teachers at the start of the school year. Without a doubt, this money has a direct impact on your children. The PTA has voted recently to put an IPAD in every k-3 classroom and for the last two years, has been a sponsor of the tents for the Preschool Special Olympics. I cannot say enough about the job these two have done over the last three years.
Our PTA meeting will be held this Wednesday, May 7th at 6:30 PM. We welcome all to come and participate in the planning of the remainder of the year and next year.
Grade three MCAS testing is this week. Once again the PTA is providing breakfast for our students, so they are ready and full of energy to complete the mathematics testing. The testing will take place on May 7th and May 9th.
Our accelerated reader challenge is closing in on the finish. Your child should be reading books at night, and taking accelerated reading quizzes at school to earn points towards our reading goal. If you have not heard, if the students complete their challenge and earn their points, I will conquer my fear of heights and skydive. The video will be played for the students on field day!
I have a very big request. We seem to be having more parents coming between 3:00-3:15 to dismiss their child. Just as tardiness has an impact on student achievement, so do dismissals. In addition, every time we call into a classroom for a child, it disrupts the lesson and work that is taking place. Not only are you impacting your child, but every child in the classroom. Early dismissals should not be a daily event but should be in emergencies only. I will be asking parents to come meet with me if there are chronic dismissals taking place. Thank you for addressing this concern.
It feels like spring may be here! I hope this is the case! Enjoy the warming weather.
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.