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April Paw Print

Your Money at Work:  Field Trip Transportation

As an organization, we are thankful for the opportunity to support the social and academic experiences that occur at Centennial Elementary as well as field trips that extend learning beyond the walls of the school building.  This year, the PTO is providing every grade level with transportation funding for one field trip of their choice, totaling about $3,500.  By paying for the busses for these field trips, the out-of-pocket fees for our families are lowered and more opportunities open up for our students to be able to experience incredible learning in unique settings such as Sunflower Farm, Boulder Dinner Theater, Butterfly Pavilion, and the Colorado History Museum.  We wish to, once again, thank you for your support in making experiences like these possible for all of our students!

FAMILY FUN NIGHT – Save the date!  Centennial’s traditional year-end celebration, Family Fun Night, is coming up next month on Friday, May 12th, from 6-8 p.m. Whether this will be your family’s first time to attend this special event or you have been coming for years, we look forward to enjoying Family Fun Night with you!  So, what can you expect at this year’s event?  Here’s a sneak peek:

  • Games and Activities – This year, we will have a bounce house and an inflatable obstacle course, balloon twisters, a photo booth, a temporary tattoo station, and numerous carnival games like the ring toss and disc drop. There’s even a good chance that our local firefighters will make a stop at Centennial to show off their fire truck!
  • Food – Blackjack Pizza, popcorn, cotton candy, cold treats from Hau’oki Shave Ice, and more!
  • Prize Drawings – Wonderful local businesses are showing their support for Centennial by providing donations of gift cards and products that families will have the opportunity to win at the event with the purchase of tickets for the various prize drawings. These incredible business sponsors include: Cozy Barn Signs, Dizzy’s Family Fun Center, Little Monkey Bizness, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and many more!

Information about pre-purchasing wristbands (for games/activities) and tickets (for food and prize drawings) will be heading home later this month, so keep your eyes open for more information about this fun family experience that you will not want to miss!

Volunteer: Be a Memory Maker!

In order to make magical memories together at our upcoming Family Fun Night event, we are asking you to consider sharing some of your time to bring a smile to the faces of your fellow Husky families.  Between serving food, running games and activities, and various other needs, there are plenty of opportunities to help out.  For every shift you serve that night, your efforts will be rewarded with an entry into special “volunteer only” drawings.  Be on the lookout for online sign ups so that you can take advantage of this fun way to serve and also possibly win a great prize!  Let’s make some fun memories together!

Lights, Camera, Action! Staff Appreciation Week: April 24-28

We are getting ready to roll out the red carpet for our very special teachers and staff at Centennial Elementary. As we celebrate the stars they are during Staff Appreciation week, we are looking to partner with families in providing special meals and treats throughout that week.  A Sign-Up Genius link will be heading your way very soon to request various simple food donations that will help to create a star-studded celebration of our amazing all-star cast! Information will also be heading home soon in Friday Folders about special ways our students can show their appreciation for our incredible teachers and staff.

As a friendly reminder, staff favorites, from snacks to go-to places to shop, can be found on HERE!

April General PTO Meeting

At our March meeting, we thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated Mrs. Gedeon along with some of her fifth-grade students as well as Mrs. Dufour as they provided presentations about the positive impact that PTO grants are having on their classrooms.  Our “Grants in Action” speaker series continues on April 11th at 6:30 p.m. with Centennial’s librarian, Mrs. Colvin, serving as our special guest presenter.  She will share how she is investing PTO grant money into much-needed technology in the library to benefit all of the students at our school.

Additionally, as this year is coming to a close, we are looking for individuals who would like to take on leadership roles in the PTO for the 2017-2018 school year.  There are many ways to get involved in making a positive difference in our school through this organization.  Our April meeting is a great time to come and learn about how you can find a perfect fit for where you would like to serve.

As always, our meetings take place in the school library, and free childcare is provided for ages 3 and up.  We start at 6:30 p.m. and strive to keep our meetings only an hour in length.  We hope you will join us for our remaining two PTO meetings this year!

Ongoing Fundraising Opportunities

Box Tops for Education – Worth 10 cents each!

Right before spring break, your child(ren) should have received a small plastic bag with information about our Spring Box Tops contest.  We ask that you please place your bag(s) on the refrigerator and continue to collect these valuable Box Tops from products that you are already purchasing.  This final contest of the school year runs until May 5th, and each top grade level class winner for the spring competition will earn an ice cream party!

King Soopers Reloadable Gift Cards – For every purchase you make using the card, our school receives 5% back!

Longmont Dairy Milk Caps – Worth 5 cents each!

 Restaurant Spirit Event:

Chick-fil-A Update

The numbers are in, and we are thrilled that our school was able to raise a little over $200 from our Chick-Fil-A spirit night!  As a bonus treat, Ms. Adams’s first grade class had the most participation in this spirit event, and they were rewarded with a lemonade and chicken nugget party!

We are thankful for business partners like the Larkridge Chick-fil-A and all of our families who participated in this and any of our restaurant spirit events this year!

Upcoming Dates:

  • April PTO Meeting – 4/11, 6:30 p.m.
  • Staff Appreciation Week – 4/24-28
  • Box Tops Spring Contest Ends – 5/5
  • May PTO Meeting – 5/9, 6:30 p.m.
  • Family Fun Night – 5/12, 6-8 p.m.

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