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Community Education - April 17, 2019

SLPHS Theatre Presents- “Anything Goes”

Music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl– no musical puts it on stage better than Anything Goes! A hilarious shipboard romp wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, Anything Goes is delightful, delicious and de-Lovely.

Performances dates:

  • Friday, April 26, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m.
  • Friday, May 3, 7 p.m. 
  • Saturday, May 4, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m.

All performances will be held at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center. Purchase your tickets today

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.

Principal Points - April 24, 2019

Wow, what an opportunity for our students over the last two weeks! It has been a pleasure as we partner with the National Sports Center and take advantage of the Schwan Super Rink and their newly renovated Gymnasium. For so many students it was a first opportunity to slide across ice with a pair of skates. For those that have skated before, it was a chance to continue developing their skills and partner up with a buddy and coach them along. Their gym experience included volleyball, basketball and active learning stations for skill development. The trips to the NSC for our kids on April 15, 16, 23 and 24 allowed for a more conducive environment for our third and fourth grade students to quietly prepare for and take their Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment each morning.     

Thank you to the many volunteers who supported students in tying skates and participating in the experience. Also, thank you to our third and fourth grade families for coaching your students to do their best on the MCAs, getting a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast before heading off to school. Your efforts and partnership are appreciated! 

Finally, thank you to our awesome PTO volunteers for purchasing and delivering snacks for our students to eat during the MCA testing.    

Take Care, 
Mike Callahan 

Upcoming Events - April 24, 2019

Calendar  

April 30 – Centerview PTO fundraising Night 5-7 p.m. at Culvers 

May 8 – Grade 1 field trip to the Minnesota Zoo

May 10 - Grade 4 track and field day 

May 10 – PTO Spring Celebration 6:30-8:30 p.m.

May 17 - Grade 3 Field Trip to Target Field

May 24 - Kindergarten Field Trip to the Minnesota Children's Museum 

May 27 - No school

PTO News - April 24, 2019

Save the dates for two exciting spring events

Save the date for two exciting spring events on Tuesday, April 30 between 5-7 p.m. 

Culver's Restaurant (10550 Baltimore St NE, Blaine location) is hosting a Centerview PTO fundraising night. Mention the Centerview fundraiser when ordering and Culver's will donate 10 percent of the sale to Centerview. Stop by to enjoy dinner or ice cream with Centerview friends and help support our school!

Then join us on Friday, May 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for our spring family event: the Centerview Glow Dance! Special guest DJ Dean-o-mite (aka Park Terrace's Coach Downs) will help us turn the gym into a rocking, glowing, black light dance party. All Centerview families are invited to this free event.

District Information - April 24, 2019

Kindergarten Round-Up is Tuesday, May 14

Kindergarten Round-up in Spring Lake Park Schools is another opportunity for families with a child who will enter kindergarten in fall 2019 to learn more about the district’s kindergarten program. You will visit classrooms, go for a bus ride and experience typical activities, which will show you and your child what kindergarten is like. You will have an opportunity to talk more with the principal and classroom staff and turn in any additional enrollment paperwork.

  1. Centerview:  9:45-10:45 a.m. or 5:30-6:45 p.m.
  2. Northpoint: 9:45-10:45 a.m. or 5:30-6:45 p.m.
  3. Park Terrace: 9:45-10:45 a.m. or 5:30-6:45 p.m.
  4. Woodcrest:  9:30-10:30 a.m. or 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Each session is planned in an informal open house style so families can arrive and leave any time during the scheduled sessions.

District Information - April 17, 2019

SLPHS Theatre Presents- “Anything Goes”

Music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl– no musical puts it on stage better than Anything Goes! A hilarious shipboard romp wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, Anything Goes is delightful, delicious and de-Lovely.

Performances dates:

  • Friday, April 26, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m.
  • Friday, May 3, 7 p.m. 
  • Saturday, May 4, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m.

All performances will be held at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center. Purchase your tickets today

Principal Points - April 10, 2019

School staff will soon be looking at classroom placement for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Assigning students to homerooms requires careful planning by the staff. A great deal of thought will go into placing children into classes for the next school year. In creating class lists, the following factors are taken into account for developing balanced homerooms:  

  • Gender                       
  • Specific student combinations
  • Equity                         
  • Leadership
  • Learning styles         
  • Academic skill level 

Although new students are added as they register during the summer, once the lists are developed, we will keep changes to a minimum so as not to upset the balance of homerooms. 

If you have specific input regarding your child that you would like our staff to consider as we create homeroom groupings, please fill a parent input form, they available in the office. All Parent Input Forms are due by Friday, May 10, 2019. Specific teacher requests will not be accepted unless you have met with the principal.  

We promise to take into account any input you may have, and we can assure you that this process receives much time and effort by our staff. Each child is given special consideration when developing our educational program. Please feel free to call the school office if you have any questions.  

Take Care, 
Mike Callahan 

PTO News - April 10, 2019

Save the dates for two exciting spring events

Save the date for two exciting spring events On Tuesday, April 30 between 5-7 p.m. 

Culver's Restaurant (10550 Baltimore St NE, Blaine location) is hosting a Centerview PTO fundraising night. Mention the Centerview fundraiser when ordering and Culver's will donate 10 percent of the sale to Centerview. Stop by to enjoy dinner or ice cream with Centerview friends and help support our school!

Then join us on Friday, May 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for our spring family event: the Centerview Glow Dance! Special guest DJ Dean-o-mite (aka Park Terrace's Coach Downs) will help us turn the gym into a rocking, glowing, black light dance party. All Centerview families are invited to this free event.

The Need to Know- April 10, 2019

From the health office:

Due to the change in weather and all the melting happening on our playground, there are more and more puddles appearing. With all the puddles, the health office is running very low on pants, socks and shoes.

If you have any donations, please drop them off in the main office.

Elastic waist pants are preferred as it fits a variety of sizes and is free of snaps/buttons/zippers, which can be difficult for some students.

I am not accepting T-shirts or sweatshirts at this time due to storage issues.

Thank you,

Shelly Olson LPN
Health Specialist

District Information - April 10, 2019

Register for Panther Playtime Preschool

Spring Lake Park high school students in Early Childhood I and II courses will be hosting a Panther Playtime Preschool starting Tuesday, May 14 at the Spring Lake Park High School.

Who: 3, 4- and 5-year old’s. Children must be potty trained.

What: Children who attend Panther Playtime Preschool will work with high school students with a daily theme that includes fun activities, projects and games.

When:

  • Tuesday, May 14 – Friday, May 17 from 8-11:10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 21 – Friday, May 24 from 8-11:10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 28 – Wednesday, May 29 from 8-11:10 a.m.

Where: Spring Lake Park High School. Please enter at door #1. Children will be greeted in the main office and picked up there, too.

Cost: Free. A light snack will be provided each day.

Registration and Questions: 

Register for Panther Playtime Preschool here

Contact Early Childhood teacher Lori Henry at Lhenry@district16.org or call 763-600-5155 for any additional questions. The deadline to register is Friday, May 3. 

Principal Points - April 3, 2019

Next week at Centerview Elementary we will be participating in Minnesota’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, which runs through the week of April 8. The Severe Weather Awareness Week campaign helps teach Minnesotans about weather hazards and provides resources to minimize the risks associated with severe weather.    

Each day of the week teachers will focus on a different topic:

  • Monday — Alerts and Warnings 
  • Tuesday — Severe Weather, Lightning and Hail 
  • Wednesday — Floods 
  • Thursday — Tornadoes (with statewide tornado drills) 
  • Friday — Extreme Heat  

Two statewide tornado drills are planned, with the first one taking place on Thursday, April 11 at 1:45 p.m. Centerview will be postponing this drill until Friday, April 12. The drill will allow our school to practice our sheltering plans to be sure all staff and students are aware of the building procedure and expectations. The second drill on April 11 will be at 6:55 p.m. and is voluntary for families across the state.      

Learn more about the 2019 Severe Weather Awareness Week here.

Take Care, 
Mike Callahan