Newsletter

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 - March 20, 2019

On Friday, March 22 we will be sending home will your child’s report card for Trimester Two. The purpose of the report card is to communicate student progress and growth toward essential grade level learning targets and life skills so that teachers and families can work together to support students in their next steps of learning. We consider report cards to be one component of a comprehensive plan for ensuring communication and developing partnerships with our families. Daily work, information found on Schoology, Seesaw, conferences and emails/phone calls are all imperative to sharing student progress and planning instructional experiences for our children.  

The report card grade shows your child’s progress toward end-of-year learning targets based on multiple measures at this point in time, including a variety of assessments, ongoing daily work and daily observations by the teacher. You may also notice that some learning targets have not been graded (marked N/A). These are learning targets that have already been taught or will be taught/assessed later this school year.    

In the past, we have completed end of trimester summative assessments for both reading and math. As a reminder, this year we are no longer doing these specific assessments across the district. Instead, we are utilizing end of unit assessments for these two subject areas. Along with these summative end-of unit assessments, we are and will continue to utilize formative assessment practices to measure student progress and inform instruction.    

If you have any questions about how to interpret report card grades, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.   

As we move into the final trimester of the school year, we have refined and improved our K-4 instructional schedule. While there were no household changes, there were small improvements designed to increase the quality of the learning experiences students are engaged in during core reading and targeted instruction time. The improvements will allow more opportunity for teachers use of flexible grouping strategies that enhance personalize instruction in reading and math. 

In a nutshell, our improvement reflects the district’s top priorities for reading instruction: 

  • Ongoing development of key reading skills, particularly mastery of phonics at the lower grades and comprehension at the upper grades, through systemic and explicit instruction 
  • Exposure to grade-level (or above grade-level) texts through focus lessons and read alouds to ensure students grapple with texts and meet grade-level standards 
  • Application and practice of reading skills and strategies through small group reading with lessons that match the right book and the right learning with the right students 
  • Time every day for application of learning differentiated for each student 

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or me.  

Take Care, 
Mike Callahan 

PTO News - March 20, 2019

Volunteers Needed 

Volunteers are needed to help with teacher projects on Tuesday mornings. PTO has a new volunteer group that meets every Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Centerview Leaning Commons to help teachers with various tasks (cutting, laminating, stapling, labeling, sorting, etc.). 

We currently have two-three volunteers each week and would love more help! There is no need to commit to volunteering every week or to let us know what weeks you can help. If you are interested in helping, just sign-in at the main office and join us in the Learning Commons any Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Projects usually last two-three hours, but feel free to leave early as needed. All help is appreciated! 

The Need to Know- March 20, 2019

Spring picture Day 

Spring picture Day is Friday, April 5, place your online order here.

Picture day ID: MI368026Y0  

Note: Please place order before April 5. Only students who have pre-ordered pictures will get their picture taken. 

Yearbooks

If you wish to order a year book for the 2018-2019 school year, you can now do so by placing your order online here. Order are due before March 29.

Personal Property /Valuables 

Prudence and careful consideration is the best guide in determining whether or not to bring personal possessions (valuables, iPhones, headphones, handheld games, etc.) to school. Centerview is not responsible for valuables that students bring to school. It is recommended that students leave all valuables at home. If special circumstances make it necessary for a student to bring money or other important possessions to school, please have your child let his/her teacher know and leave the belongings in the office. 

Upcoming Events - March 20, 2019

Calendar

March 28 - Second grade Field Trip to the Minnesota History Center 

April 5 – Spring Picture Day  

April 8 – PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.  

April 16-17 – MCA Reading Test Grades 3 and 4 

April 19 – No school  

April 22 – No school 

April 23-24 – MCA Math Test Grades 3 and 4