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Principal Points -May 29, 2019

We are putting the finishing touches on the 2018-2019 school year; Centerview’s first! The year certainly flew by fast – it seems like we just we started and before you know it, we are planning for next year.  With six school days left, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the dedicated staff, students and parents who have played a role in the success of the 2018-2019 school year.   

Thanks to: 

  • The PTO who have supported our school through community building and fund-raising activities. Their dedication to the school community is incredible.     
  • The many volunteers who have worked with students on the sidelines to boost their academic skills and support teachers. They inspire all of us by their example.              
  • The families who have supported Centerview by encouraging students to do their personal best. Together, we make a difference.  
  • The students who have worked hard to make the necessary academic gains that translates into learning successes. Centerview students should be proud of the many gains each has made. Our students are ready for new challenges.                      
  • The custodians who worked each day to keep our school clean, safe and a place where our community could be proud.   
  • The food services cooks who prepared a healthy and balanced lunch each day for so many students, staff and families. 
  • The Learning Ventures staff who arrived early and stayed late for our families and supported in so many unselfish ways during their school day.                                               
  • The teachers and support staff who stayed focused on student achievement and social emotional growth. Centerview is a great place to learn and grow.   

Working together has made it possible. I am proud of the Centerview community and feel very fortunate to have been apart year one. The Centerview partnership – school, home and community – is strong. We will take that strength and carry it over into next year to be more effective in supporting and providing the best learning experiences for each of our students. I wish you an enjoyable, relaxing and safe summer and I look forward to seeing so many of you next August. 

Take care, 
Mike 

District Information - May 29, 2019

Free meals available at Park Terrace and Westwood this summer

SLP Schools will once again participate in the USDA Summer Food Service Program. The program at Park Terrace will run Mondays-Thursdays, June 10-August 22, with breakfast available from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and lunch available from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The program at Westwood will run Mondays-Thursdays, June 24-August 1, with breakfast available from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and lunch available from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Meals will not be available at either location on Thursday, July 4.

This opportunity does not require an application, is open to all children ages 1-18 and is not limited to Spring Lake Park School’s students, up to the capacity of the facility. Learn more about the free summer meals at Park Terrace and Westwood.

App offers free summer meals to Minnesota kids

Hunger Impact Partners, a non-profit organization with the Minnesota Department of Education that promotes free healthy summer meals for kids across the state, is encouraging students and families to download the Summer Eats Minnesota mobile app.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the free Summer Eats Minnesota app to your smart phone. Simply search Summer Eats Minnesota and download the free app via the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Use the mobile app to find nearest site serving meals by GPS.
  3. Kids up to age 18 just show up and eat with no registration required. There are free serving sites across the state at parks, recreation centers, community centers, libraries, and schools.

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 

Community Education - May 29, 2019

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.

PTO News - May 22, 2019

Box Top Reminders

Remember to keep clipping and saving Box Tops for Education over the summer. Each Box Top can be exchanged for 10 cents for Centerview! We have already received over 2,000 Box Tops from Centerview families this year. Our next opportunity to exchange Box Tops for cash is next fall, but Box Tops can be sent in to school at any time. Thank you!

District Information - May 22, 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 Mobile App Update

Community Education - May 22, 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.

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 Mobile App Update

Principal Points -May 8, 2019

Next Friday, May 17 at 3 p.m. we will celebrate and honor our volunteers who have given their time and energy to support our Centerview Elementary school community during the 2018-19 school year. Invitations have been sent to each of our volunteers. We’d love to have you join us for a Centerview All School Meeting in honor of our volunteers. Following the meeting, volunteers will be treated to a dessert bar and have a chance to relax in our commons.  

Volunteering here at Centerview has extended itself throughout our building in so many different capacities this year to support our kids and increase their opportunity for success. The combined efforts of our volunteers have helped Centerview realize many wonderful opportunities for our school: Movie Night, Scholastic Book Fair, All School Fundraiser, Spring Celebration and many more great events. Beyond the events, there has been volunteer time dedicated to project and academic support, field trips and classroom parties where volunteers have made an impression on our students and staff with their commitment and loyalty. We have been fortunate to have hundreds of volunteers participating in different capacities throughout the school year.

So, this is a call out to each of YOU for your special talents, time, effort and most importantly the difference you make in the lives of our children. Come together on Friday, May 17 at 3 p.m. 

Our staff and students would like to THANK each one of you for your contributions! We look forward to seeing you!

Principal,
Mike Callahan 

The Need to Know- May 08, 2019

Ready to Cultivate Your Creativity?

The NSC is excited to announce a new opportunity for USA CUP fans and/or participants to embrace their creativity and love for soccer.

The NSC will be accepting drawing submissions to be featured in their NEW and official 2019 USA CUP Coloring Book!

The books will be available for a small price during the week of the tournament. All proceeds will be donated to the National Sports Center Fund for Play, the contribution and donation arm of the NSC Foundation.

To learn how to submit a drawing, how to enter, the selection process and more, visit the USA Cup website.

PTO News - May 08, 2019

Final PTO meeting of the school year 

The final PTO meeting of the school year is next Monday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons. All are welcome! We will recap the year and start planning for the 2019-2020 school year. We are looking for parents to fill next year's PTO Board. Parent volunteers are also needed to plan individual PTO events next year. PTO is great way to get more involved at Centerview. Please come to the meeting to learn more. Childcare will be available.

Remember to join us for the Glow Dance on Friday, May 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Centerview gym. Special DJ Dean-o-mite (aka Coach Downs from Park Terrace) will help us celebrate a great year with a dance party under the glow of black lights. Glow items and snacks (candy, chips, popcorn, water) will be sold in the cafeteria. This event is free for all Centerview families. Please remember that all children need to be accompanied by an adult. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events - May 8, 2019

Calendar 

May 10 – Grade 4 track and field day

May 10 – PTO Spring Celebration Glow Dance, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

May 13 – PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

May 14 – Kindergarten Round-Up, 9:45-10:45 a.m. and 5:30–6:30 p.m.

May 15 – MAP Reading Test

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.

 

Community Education - May 8, 2019

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.