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 - January 17, 2019

When watching 600 students arrive to and dismiss from Centerview each day you see lots of smiles and energy on the faces of our little people. These two times of day happen in right around 10 minutes each. There is a lot going on! Our number one priority is to see that this is done in an orderly fashion so our students are safe. With the cold weather winter months here, the pace seems to speed up to avoid the cold. Many students are dropped off and picked up each day by parents and family members, which results in longer lines and less up-front parking. Our combined efforts in following the subsequent procedures will ensure that our students and our families are safe each day. 

  • If you are dropping your child(ren) off or picking them up each day, I encourage you to park in the parking lot and walk your child to or from the front entrance of the school. 
  • If you have not done so already, please stop in the office to register for a number to identify with your child during pick-up at dismissal. This “new” process has been working well! 
  • While we do have a crossing guard both before school and after, PLEASE do not drop children off in the parking lot and have them walk up to the school on their own or expect them to enter the parking lot without an adult. 
  • You may also pull up to the yellow curb, help your child(ren) in or out of the vehicle on the curbside, and pull away safely. Please have them ready to get out once you have pulled up to the yellow curb. 
  • Students are allowed to enter the building at 9:10 a.m. each morning. Students arriving any earlier will be asked to wait outside or in the corridor area and wait responsibly until the first bell rings at 9:10 a.m. Parents are asked not to drop their child/ren off until the start of school for there will be no supervision until 9 a.m. each morning. Supervision will be present at the front entrance at 3:55 p.m. each day during dismissal. 
  • As signs indicate, there will be no parking or leaving a car unattended on the yellow curb. 
  • If you are picking up your child to conclude the day, please call before 3 p.m. and the office staff will have them ready in the office when you arrive. 
  • Parents are not allowed to take a child off the bus to conclude the day. Please go directly to the office if you would like to have your child taken off the bus at dismissal. 
  • Ask! If you have questions, please stop in the office and we would be glad to sit down and talk with you regarding the safety and security of your child/ren. To ensure these procedures are followed, supervisory staff at arrival and dismissal will be reminding parents and family members if necessary. If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact me at your convenience. Your efforts and attentiveness are appreciated.


Principal Callahan

The Need to Know- January 17, 2019

Winter Conferences 

Conferences are quickly approaching and we are excited to share your child’s learning! The conference dates are as follows :       

  • Friday, February 15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, February 19,   4:40-8 p.m.  
  • Thursday, February 21, 4:40-8 p.m. 

Please sign up for Winter Conferences with your child’s homeroom teacher, here


PTO News - January 17, 2019

PTO News 

The kids have voted and the movie for the 1st Annual Centerview Family Movie Night will be... The Secret Life of Pets! Please join us for movie night on Friday, February 1 at Centerview. Doors open at 6:20 p.m. and the movie will start at 6:40 p.m. This event is FREE for all Centerview families. All students must be accompanied by an adult. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events - January 17, 2019


January 21 - No School

January 31 - 2019-2020 Kindergarten Information Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

February 1 - PTO Family Movie Night

February 15 - Daytime Parent/Teacher Conferences 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

February 19 - Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:40-8 p.m.

February 21 - Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:40-8 p.m.


Community Education - January 16, 2018

Featured Class: Great Minnesota Hot Dishes

The Minnesota hot dish (elsewhere called a casserole) is one-dish supper (or side dish) baked in your oven using a single piece of cookware. We will: use fresh ingredients (no canned soups) and do easy preparation for a family meal or make impressive elegant company fare for friends or crowd-pleasing recipes for pot luck. Many of these hot dishes can be made ahead, chilled then baked, and there is minimal dish-washing! You Betcha!

Register today for Great Minnesota Hot Dishes

Find other adult and youth community education classes here 

District Information - January 16, 2018

SLP Enrollment Information Sessions 

Spring Lake Park Schools will be hosting information sessions for the 2019-2020 school year. Here is more information for each building:

It's time to enroll for the 2019-2020 school year! Check out our schools and programs at the following events.

  • Preschool Information Night
    • Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, Tuesday, January 22, 5-7:30 p.m.
    • District Services Center, Thursday, January 24, 4:30-6 p.m.
    • Park Terrace Elementary, Thursday, January 24, 5:30-7 p.m.
    • Northpoint Elementary, Tuesday, January 29, 5:39-7 p.m.
    • Centerview Elementary, Thursday, January 31, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Information and Enrollment Sessions
    • Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, Tuesday, January 22
    • Park Terrace Elementary, Thursday, January 24
    • Northpoint Elementary, Tuesday, January 29
    • Centerview Elementary, Thursday, January 31
  • Westwood Intermediate and Middle School Information Nights
    • Tuesday, February 12, grades 4-5, 6-7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, February 12, grades 6-7 7-8 p.m.
  • Spring Lake Park High School Information Nights
    • Wednesday, January 30 - Explore SLPHS Information Nights for prospective students not currently enrolled at Westwood
    • Wednesday, February 6 - 8th Grade Registration Night and Opportunity Fair, for families and students currently enrolled at Westwood. 

15th Annual Panther Foundation Gala Tickets are now on sale

The Panther Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on making a difference for the students of Spring Lake Park Schools. The board is made up of district parents and community members and is entirely funded through contributions and special projects. Each year the Panther Foundation hosts a gala, which is their largest fundraiser of the year and features a silent auction, live auction, games and entertainment.

Tickets will sell quickly, purchase your gala tickets today

Gala Sponsorship spots are still available, click here to learn more and sign-up

Panther Playtime Preschool to be hosted by SLPHS students

Do you have a 3, 4- or 5-year old who likes to play games and participate in fun activities? If so, register them today for the free Panther Playtime Preschool, hosted by SLPHS students taking Early Childhood classes!

Panther Playtime Preschool will take place for eight days, beginning Tuesday, February 5 from 8:10-9:45 a.m. at SLPHS.

Click here to learn more and to register today 

Student Meal Balance Notifications Starting Wednesday, January 16

This fall, Nutrition Services transitioned meal payment processing to Campus Parent Portal Food Service. Starting this Wednesday, January 16, families will again begin to receive student account balance messages.

On Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m., families whose student’s meal account balance is negative $5 and below will receive an email and text message including the balance and a reminder to add funds for each student. These messages will be sent every Wednesday for each student whose account is negative $5 and below.

Learn more about student meal balance notifications here