Centerview newsletters for the 2018-2019 school year will be posted below on most Wednesdays throughout the school year. Click through the categories below to read this week's newsletter.

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Principal Points -May 15, 2019

Summer should not mean taking a break from learning, especially when it comes to reading. Studies show that most students experience a loss of reading skills over the summer months, but children who continue to read actually gain skills. During the summer, parents can help children sustain (and even bolster) reading skills, strengthen their vocabulary and reinforce the benefits of reading for enjoyment. Remember that children need free time, away from structured academic learning, and the summer is the perfect time to relax and enjoy the pleasures of childhood. So summer reading should be fun.  

This past Monday we had Jennifer Gerbig, the Northtown Library’s Youth Services librarian,  join Centerview to talk with our students. She gave them a virtual tour of the library and shared with them exciting programs and opportunities Anoka County Libraries will provide this summer. Check out the Anoka County Library website for summer ideas, information and inspiration.

To get you started, the following are a few upfront tips to make summer reading enjoyable for your children: 

  • Read aloud together with your child every day. Make it fun by reading outdoors on the front steps, patio, at the beach or park. Also, let your children read to you. For younger children, be sure to practice letter-sound correspondence, do lots of rhyming and clapping out syllables and explore the relationships between oral language and print. 
  • Set a good example! Keep lots of reading material around the house. Turn off the TV and have family reading time (including those adults close to you).                                            
  • Let kids choose what they want to read. Every so often, read the same book your child is reading and discuss it.                                                  
  •  Buy books on tape or check them out at the library. Listen to these recordings in the car or turn off the TV and have the family listen to them together at home.                                 
  • As you go through the day...Cooking, gardening, grocery shopping, playing games utilize this time as an opportunity to engage in verbal word play, vocabulary building, recognizing new and familiar words or attaching meaning to words and sentences.           
  • Take your children to the library regularly. Most libraries sponsor summer reading clubs with easy-to-reach goals for pre-school and school-age children. Check the library calendar for special summer reading activities and events. Libraries also provide age appropriate lists for summer reading.                                                                                  
  • Subscribe, in your child's name, to magazines. Some magazines you can subscribe to are Sports Illustrated for KidsHighlights for Children or National Geographic World. Encourage older children to read the newspaper and current events magazines as a way of keeping up the reading habit over the summer and enhancing a growing vocabulary. Ask them what they think about what they've read and listen to what they say.         
  • Ease disappointment over summer separation from a favorite school friend by encouraging them to become pen pals. Present both children with postcards or envelopes that are already addressed and stamped. If both children have access to the Internet, email or instant messaging are other options.                                                               
  • Trips can be a fun way to encourage reading. Ask your children to read traffic signs and billboards aloud. Show them how to read a map, and once you are on the road, let them take turns being the navigator. 
  • Encourage children to keep a summer scrapbook. Tape in souvenirs of your family's summer activities—picture postcards, ticket stubs, photos. Have your children write the captions and read them aloud as you look at the book together. 

Source: National Center for Learning Disabilities

Mike Callahan 

The Need to Know- May 15, 2019

From the Health Office

Please be aware that all medications stored in the health office will be sent home with students during the last few days of school. If you would like other accommodations to be made, please contact:

Nurse Shelly at 763.600.5504

Upcoming Events - May 15, 2019


May 16 – MAP Math Test

May 17 – Grade 3 field trip to Target Field

May 23 – Kindergarten Track and Field day 

May 24 – Kindergarten field trip to the Minnesota Children’s Museum

May 24 – Grade 1-4 Track and Field Day

May 27 – No school

May 31 – Kindergarten Celebration of Learning, 2:30 p.m.

June 4 – Centerview Picnic

June 4 – Staff vs. Grade 4 soccer game

June 5 – Grade 4 Graduation Ceremony, 2:30 pm

June 6 – Last Day for students and End of Year Party

PTO News - May 15, 2019

Congrats to our newly elected PTO Board for the 2019-2020 school year: Abi Wilde (President), Becky Heimensen (Vice President), Carissa Krantz (Secretary) and Monique Younker (Treasurer). We are always looking for more parent volunteers to lead events or join in the discussions at our meetings. Join us when PTO meetings resume in September and help us have a great 2019-2020 school year!

Thank you to the families who came to the Glow Dance last Friday night! It was a blast seeing so many glowing and happy Centerview students on the dance floor. 

Community Education - May 15, 2019

Vote to win a refurbished basketball court in Madsen Park

The Madsen Park basketball court in Fridley was selected as a finalist for a chance to win a refurbished basketball court by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Our Courts Our Future program. Madsen Park is up against courts in St. Paul and Richfield. You can vote once per day until May 24! It is quick and easy to vote-just go online to and scroll down to the Twin Cities court section.

End-of-Year Panther Store Celebration Sale

The Panther Store is holding an End-of-Year Celebration sale until June 6, 2019 at the SLPHS Panther Store and online. This is the best time of the year to stock up on your SLP Pride Gear! There will be a 20 percent discount off of everything in store and online. Extended store hours available. Learn more about the Panther Store sale.

It's time to sign-up for summer child care and camps and clinics!

Looking for summer activities for your student?

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education is offering sports camps and clinics, child care, driver's education and more! Learn more about summer opportunities here.

District Information - May 15, 2019

It’s time to collect student iPads

As the 2018-2019 school year nears the end, it is time for students to turn in their district-owned iPads. Students should backup their devices by following the directions here. All devices will need to be wiped, or erased, and all accounts logged out including Find my iPad and Apple ID before turning in devices. Students will receive information on this process at school.

Students will turn in their devices starting Friday, May 31. Learn more about the upcoming iPad collection.

You’re Invited: Native American End of the Year Celebration

Spring Lake Park Schools' Native American students and families are invited to the End of the Year Native American Family Celebration on Thursday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the SLPHS Stadium Suite. 

Learn more about the Native American End of the Year Celebration 

Important changes to Campus Portal App

Spring Lake Park Schools uses Infinite Campus Parent Portal to provide online access to secure and timely information about class schedules, attendance, report cards and transcripts. Infinite Campus recently released an important change that will affect portal users and that families may need to take action on.

On Sunday, June 30, 2019 the Campus Portal app will be removed and replaced with two mobile apps: Campus Parent and Campus Student. To download the new app, search for “Campus Parent” in the App Store or Google Play. When accessing Campus Portal on the web, the user experience will change very little and families will use the same URL and username and password to access their accounts. 

Learn more about the Campus Mobiel App Update