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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.

Thanks! 

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!

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

A message from Principal Callahan - January 10, 2019

Welcome back and happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing and safe holiday break. I found the time rejuvenating and it was certainly nice to have some time away from the daily routine to spend time with family and friends. With that in mind, it is amazing how quickly I found myself back in the thick of things as we move into the second half of this school year. The subsequent two months will be busy with opportunities right here at Centerview, so mark your calendars. 

  • Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 21 - No School
  • 2019-2020 Kindergarten Information Night – Thursday, January 31 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Centerview Movie Night – Friday, February 1, 6:30 p.m.
  • Centerview PTO Meeting – Monday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • Staff Professional Learning– Thursday, February 14
  • Daytime Conferences – Friday, February 15
  • Evening Conferences – Monday, February 19 and Thursday, February 21
  • Panther Foundation Gala – Saturday, February 23

LOTS happening with more information to come so mark your calendars!

Have a GREAT start to the New Year and as always certainly give me a ring if you have any questions. 

Take care,

Mike Callahan    

Community Education - January 9, 2018

Featured Class: Line Dancing 

Let the inner dance come out in this two-week session. We will cover the classics of Slappin' Leather, Tush Push, Electric Slide, Hustle, Bus Stop and more! No partner needed for a night of fun!

Register today for Line Dancing

Find other adult and youth community education classes here

All new After School Adventure classes begin in January for K-4 students! 

Register here by January 14 to take advantage of the early-bird rates and the view class times! Some of the classes being offered include Basketball, Beautiful Drawings II, Science Explorers' Wizard School and more! 

District Information - January 9, 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

SLPHS Student Council to Host Free Winter Carnival

The Spring Lake Park High School Student Council is hosting a free Winter Carnival for district elementary students on Friday, January 11 from 6-8 p.m. at SLPHS in the Kenneth Hall gym.

Attend the Winter Carnival for a night of games, crafts, music, prizes and fun!

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 to be Sent Starting Week of January 14

This fall, Nutrition Services transitioned meal payment processing to Campus Parent Portal Food Service. Starting the week of January 14, 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

A message from Principal Callahan - December 20, 2018

Happy Holidays! The Holiday season is upon us and the time to celebrate with family and friends is here. The energy level at Centerview has topped out at a yearly high. Their smiles and the extra energy make the months of November and December very gratifying. It is also the time of year when our hearts inspire the spirit of giving and generosity. During the holiday season there are many people in need of help and kindness. Let's practice and teach our children the importance of giving of ourselves.

Here at Centerview, we are very appreciative for the generosity our parents and community members show us throughout the year. Without your support, many things would not be possible. Thank you all!

I truly hope this winter break offers you the time to spend with those people in your life that mean the most to you and enrich your life. Please give yourself the time to recharge your spirit, and rededicate yourself to the people and opportunities that mean the most to you.

I wish you all a safe and restful winter break and look forward to seeing you next year!!

My Best,
Mike Callahan

PTO News - December 20, 2018

Upcoming PTO Information 

The first PTO meeting of 2019 will be Monday, January 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons. All are welcome! Childcare will be available. Save the date for our next PTO event. Family movie night will be held at Centerview on the evening of Friday, February 1. Students will be voting on our movie selection in January, so more details to come.

Remember to keep clipping and saving Box Tops for Education. Each Box Top redeemed by Centerview earns 10 cents for our school!

We now have a Facebook page. Search for Centerview Elementary PTO and like us on Facebook for PTO event updates. 

Community Education - December 19, 2018

Featured Class: "2-left feet" Ballroom Dance

Convinced that you have 2-left feet and that dancing is not meant for you? Learn fun moves and simple tips from a pro to ease your mind when the dancing occasion arises. This workshop takes your old “Swing and Sway” and spices it up with simple, easy moves. You’ll be spinning, turning and twirling before you know it. By the end of the session, you won’t want to let go. Couples only please.

Register today for "2-left feet: Ballroom Dance 

All new After School Adventure classes begin in January for K-4 students! 

Register here by January 14 to take advantage of the early-bird rates and the view class times! Some of the classes being offered include Basketball, Beautiful Drawings II, Science Explorers' Wizard School and more!