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March Paw Print


We are so thankful that so many of you have requested and are using your Centennial Elementary PTO King Soopers Reloadable Gift Cards! If you are a regular King Soopers shopper, you need to make sure that you have this special card linked to our school. This card is different from, but can easily be used in conjunction with, the King Soopers savings card provided by the store. It is a FREE gift from the PTO that comes preloaded with $2.50 just to get you started. All we ask is that you use it every time you shop at King Soopers to purchase groceries and/or gas. The process to use it is very easy, and, for every purchase made using the card, our school receives 5% back! This is adding up to a great deal of money coming back to our school, over $2,000 so far this year, simply by Husky families shopping as they normally do. If you need more information or you need to get your hands on one of these cards, please stop by the office or email us at cnelpto@gmail.com. Thank you for supporting our school through this easy free money program!


Family Fun Night 2017 With May in the not-so-distant future, plans are being made for our traditional year-end celebration, Family Fun Night! This year the event will be held on Friday, May 12th, from 6-8 p.m. This year’s carnival will include many of the favorite foods and activities that our families have grown to love over the years as well as some new fun features. More information will be heading your way about the event, but we wanted to give you a heads up now so that you can make plans to attend this fun family experience! At this time, are asking that you please consider supporting Family Fun Night in one or both of the following ways:

• Donations – Do you have a connection to a business or do you own a business (home-based or otherwise) that you would like to promote at Family Fun Night? The PTO is seeking out products and gift cards from various businesses that would like to be included in the evening’s special prize basket drawings. As a perk, all donations made are tax deductible, and it is a great, easy way to showcase a business to our Husky families. We are kindly asking that all donations are turned in to the PTO by Friday, April 21st. Please contact us at cnelpto@gmail.com with any questions, ideas,
and/or donations that you might have.

• Volunteering Time – Whether it is serving food, running a game, or overseeing an activity, we will need plenty of “hands on deck” to help make Family Fun Night happen. If you can spare some of your time to bring a smile to the faces of your fellow Husky families, we would love to have you join us as a volunteer. Your efforts will also be rewarded with an entry into special “volunteer only” drawings for every shift you serve that night. 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!

Thank you to everyone who provided food for the staff meals and fulfilled teacher wishes during Parent Teacher Conferences in February! All of your donations were greatly enjoyed and appreciated!

Upcoming PTO Meetings
As part of our “Grants in Action” speaker series, we are excited to have several of Centennial’s very own amazing teachers and staff members serve as our guest presenters during the next three PTO Meetings. Each meeting will highlight two PTO grant recipients from this school year and provide them with the opportunity to share the positive impact that PTO grant money has had/is having on their classrooms and/or the school at large. We invite you to come and support these incredible professionals as they share a taste of all of the great teaching and learning going on at our school.

Please mark your calendar for the following dates:
March 14th – Mrs. Dufour and Mrs. Gedeon
April 11th – Mrs. Colvin and Mrs. Sadler
May 9th – Mr. McNeely and Mrs. Spendlow

These meetings will all take place in the library, and remember that 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 this special guest speaker series!

Ongoing Fundraising Opportunities
Box Tops for EducationWorth 10 cents each!

Wow! The Winter Box Tops contest brought in over $600 for our school! Congratulations to all of these grade level class winners who received a special popcorn party for their efforts:

Kindergarten – Mrs. Couch
1st Grade – Mr. McNeely
2nd Grade – Ms. Colton
3rd Grade – Mrs. Everett
4th Grade – Mrs. Jackson
5th Grade – Mrs. Spong

Please continue to send in Box Tops for the remainder of the year. Our last contest for the school year will be held from April 3rd until May 5th, and each top grade level class winner for the spring contest will earn an ice cream party!

Longmont Dairy Milk Caps – Worth 5 cents each!

Restaurant Spirit Events – McDonald’s and Chick-fil-A

The January spirit restaurant night at McDonald’s was amazing! We are incredibly thankful for so many of you who participated in this fundraiser. Between apple pie sales and the 20% donation of all sales for our designated time period, a total of $684.23 came back to Centennial Elementary!

Thank you also to so many of you who traveled through the snow to grab some delicious food from Chick-fil-A on February 23rd. We will share the total raised from that day as soon as possible. Additionally, we are looking forward to finding out which lucky class had the most participation that day. Those students will earn a special chicken nugget and lemonade party!

We are so excited to see how the funds raised through restaurant spirit events can positively impact our school. Keep your eyes open for more fun events like this ahead!

Upcoming Dates:
• March PTO Meeting – 3/14, 6:30 p.m.
Special Guest Presenters:
Mrs. Dufour and Mrs. Gedeon

• Spring Box Top Contest Begins – 4/3

Staff Appreciation Week – 4/24-4/28
More details to come . . .

Family Fun Night – 5/12, 6-8 p.m.

“Children are not a
distraction from more
important work. They are
the most important work.”
– C.S. Lewis

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