Monday and Friday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - Noon
September 5, 2017
Hello Centerville Families,
We have our first few days of school completed and it feels like we never left. I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for helping us make this transition back to school a smooth one. It is at this time of year that I remind everyone that we are a nut safe school. Please do not send your child in with any nut products as we are trying to maintain a safe and inclusive environment for any of our students who have allergies.
We are trying to start a new homework initiative as a whole school and we need your commitment to this initiative to make it work. In English Language Arts we are asking for you to make a commitment to reading with your child if they are not yet reading to themselves. For our students who are reading, have them read to you out loud and to themselves. We will be assessing them through a computer program called Accelerated Reader. The goal is to get away from packets of homework paper and getting our students to read for pleasure. Teachers will be making a commitment to conference with the children as they complete the assessments, and provide you with reading lists of books that are going to push them forward in their literacy development, while helping to develop that love of reading. We cannot do this without you and your support.
In mathematics, we are going to ask that you spend time playing mathematics games with your children. Teachers will be preparing games and ideas for you to spend fifteen to twenty minutes a day with your child engaging in learning through mathematics games. Our goal is to strengthen their mathematical understanding through engagement in a fun, yet meaningful manner.
Please make a commitment to these two activities this year. We believe that your child will reap the benefits of improving sustained reading and comprehension skills, developing mathematical concepts in engaging ways, and in spending quality time with you. Together with your support, we can improve our students love of literacy and mathematics.
If you have not signed up for Remind Notifications, please do so. The information for sign up was on the back of the letter that was sent home. There is also a link in the announcements on the Centerville Elementary Homepage. It is the way in which you will be receiving notifications from the school about school cancellations, bus delays, and school events. Right now only one fourth of our families are receiving the notifications. It is a new account. Please sign up even if you had last 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.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Bay Lane PTA Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM School Committee Workshop
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM School Committee/District Leadership Council Meeting
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM School Committee Meeting