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Monday and Friday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - Noon
September 22, 2015
We have our first twelve days behind us. The morning drop off has successfully eliminated the traffic that used to clog Bay Lane. More importantly, we are getting our students into the building on time. Thank you for keeping our students safe by staying in one lane. Students should exit the vehicles from the sidewalk side of your car if possible. Please make certain you are putting your vehicle in park while they are exiting the vehicle. Accidents happen and a foot sliding off of the break peddle is a scary prospect that can be prevented by this simple act.
We are having difficulties at dismissal time and we need your help. We understand that occasionally there may be a reason to change your plans and pick up your child unexpectedly. We have had an average of fifteen to twenty students a day unexpectedly being picked up during dismissal. We need a note from you ahead of time so we have your children ready to be dismissed from our gymnasium. If we do not have a note it makes the dismissal process slow, because they are not with their classmates in the gym. As a result, we will be telling you to drive around to the end of the line so that we are not holding up dismissal for everyone else. This gives us time to get your child from his/her classroom and prevents confusion and delays as we do our best to dismiss the close to 150 students to vehicles on a daily basis. Your help and understanding is appreciated.
Our PTA meeting has been moved from Wednesday, September 23rd to Wednesday, September 30th. We need more parent involvement to help us maintain the good things that we do for the students of Centerville! The PTA helps defray the costs of field trips, helps to purchase supplies. We need to be able to develop new participants so that we continue the great work being done. Please consider coming to our first meeting of the year to help out with this school year’s events!
Currently our district is implementing the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). This is a four year initiative. Currently this year we are putting forth a new schedule for the school. This schedule provides ninety minute blocks of instruction for both subjects as well as a forty-five minute intervention time. This new schedule should provide us more opportunity to differentiate instruction for our students so that they will make further academic gains. Teacher leaders have been trained in “Classroom Instruction that Works” and we will be focused on supporting this initiative throughout the year. This is an exciting opportunity for us as we begin this project!
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.