Centerville Elementary March Newsletter
Spring is almost here, and the thermometer is telling us this today. We are approaching the end of our second trimester and entering the final third of this school year!
I am asking you for your help at this time. Our dismissals to vehicles takes approximately 10-15 minutes. This is very impressive given the volume of students that are picked up on a daily basis. We are seeing a high number of parents not turning off their vehicles during parent pick-up. This is a critically important safety measure recommended by the Barnstable Police. This is about our students’ safety. Please make sure you are turning off your vehicle so that we can bring our students to vehicles safely.
We have also seen an increase in parents coming in to pick up children early. Every time we call into a classroom, we are interrupting the learning for every child in that classroom. We understand that there are times when things come up that it may require a child to be dismissed early. Please avoid doing this unless it is one of those times so that we can continue to provide uninterrupted instruction for our students.
I want to take a moment to celebrate Kindergarten Family Reading Night held last week in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday! What a wonderful event! A very big thank you to Mr. Carlon, our guest reader, and to our kindergarten staff who helped make this event a spectacular one.
We also have some exciting events coming up in the next month here at school! This Thursday night, March 10, we have our 3rd grade “Moon Party”. In a few weeks, our music teacher Ms. Heleen will be leading our kindergarten, second and third graders in chorus performances, while our first graders prepare for the annual “Hat Parade” held later in the year. Our Adopt-a-School Officer, SGT Gene Desrusseax and I will be starting up the Police Academy after school for third grade students.
Our PTA is meeting tonight at 6:30. I want to extend a big thank you to everyone who has been coming out to meetings to help plan out the remainder of the school year! The spaghetti supper planning is under way, and Mrs. Gilbert is getting ready for the world famous “Cake Walk”. If you are able to get involved and help with getting donations for the supper, please plan on coming tonight to the BISTRO.
Thank you and don’t forget to turn the clocks ahead this weekend! Spring forward!
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.