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October Family Paw Print

We greatly appreciate everyone who attended our September and October PTO General Meetings!  We had incredible turnouts, and the presence and voices of our Husky parents were important keys to the success both nights.  It is our hope that these meetings will not only be informative, but also a means to cultivate a sense of community at Centennial.  In addition to always providing childcare for children ages 3 and up, all of our meetings include special guest speakers who focus on topics impacting our students and families.  As an added incentive to come, the class with the highest number of adults in attendance at each meeting will be awarded a special PTO Husky Pup that will remain proudly in that classroom until the next meeting.   Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the library.  We look forward to seeing you there! Read More

September Family Paw Print

Annual Fall Fundraiser

We are so excited that the Fall Fundraiser is off to such a strong start! After our kickoff on Tuesday afternoon, our students have been busy selling all kinds of amazing products from Big Kahuna. In addition to the innovative kitchen items, pre-portioned cookie dough, reversible wrapping paper, tumblers, and so many other treasures that can be found in the brand new Holiday Classics brochure that was sent home, please remember to check out the online sales options to see over 500 additional products that are also included in our fundraising efforts.

With every item sold, students are eligible to win all kinds of fun prizes, ranging from “Stackimals” lanyards to a Limo Ride with a Pizza Party! We also want to point out a special opportunity for our Husky families this year. Families can choose to participate in a “Family Plan” in which all orders within a family are placed on 1 order form. When the family as a whole (not each child) sells at least 20 items, ALL of the Centennial students in that family will be eligible to participate in the limo ride and pizza party. (If you choose the Family Plan, please remember that siblings must share the other individual prizes.)

Remember that our ultimate goal is to raise at least $25,000 so that we can support the wonderful things happening at Centennial Elementary. Every student and staff member will benefit from this fundraiser, so we need your help to make our big dreams for our school a reality!

• “Stackimals” Lanyard Prizes will be handed out on September 1st, 5th, 8th, and 12th – 8:40-9:00 a.m.
• Fundraiser Order Forms and Money must be turned in by Tuesday, September 12th
• Limo Ride/Pizza Party AND Product/Prize Pick up will be on Thursday, October 19th

First PTO Meeting of the Year With a Free Dinner From Chick-fil-A

Whether you are brand new to Centennial or you have been a valued part of our Husky family for many years, we invite everyone to come to our first PTO Meeting of the year, which will be held on Tuesday, September 12th. As a special treat, our wonderful partners at Chick-fil-A in Longmont will be providing a FREE dinner for our Husky families at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Following dinner, the PTO General Meeting will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the library. Childcare will be provided for ages 3 and up during the meeting. To ensure that we have enough food and childcare volunteers available, we ask that you please R.S.V.P. by Thursday, September 7th via the pink handout that went home and can be returned to your oldest Centennial student’s classroom teacher or online at http://tinyurl.com/Chick-fil-ADinnerPTO. If you are unable to come for dinner, but you still want to attend the meeting, please just show up in the library at 6:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Interest Forms – Thank you so much to everyone who completed and returned the PTO Volunteer Interest Form. If you have not done so yet, it is not too late to turn in the form or complete the online version on our website at www.ptocentennial.com/volunteer. We look forward to helping everyone get plugged in with volunteering! Fall Conference Meals – One way that our organization strives to support our teachers is through providing meals during the week of Teacher Conferences. Fall conferences are coming up October 9th – 11th, so please keep your eyes open for a Sign-Up Genius invitation to participate and provide some delicious food for our incredible staff members.

Remember: Fridays are Spirit Days! Show off your school pride by wearing Husky spirit wear or our school colors every Friday this school year! New spirit wear will be available for purchase soon, so stay tuned!

Staff Favorites

We have an amazing staff at Centennial, and to help you get to know them better, we have requested a list of some of their favorite things, ranging from snacks to stores to classroom supply wishes. A binder with this information is available in the front office for you to view any time you wish. Additionally, this information can be found online on our web site at www.ptocentennial.com/our-staff/staff-favorites. We hope this helps you find ways to connect with, encourage, and support all of the wonderful people who daily invest in our children!

Ongoing Fundraising Opportunities

We have several opportunities available for families to help us raise money by doing and buying things that are already a natural part of our lives. All of the following fundraisers are easy ways for you to help us raise money for our school and achieve our goals. There’s not a limit as to how much we can raise by shopping, collecting, and dining out. Very little effort can equal a very big impact! Remember to ask your extended family and friends both near and far to help you out with these simple money makers. Everyone’s participation makes a difference!

  • Box Tops for Education (Worth 10 cents each!) – Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Back-to-School Box Tops contest! We are looking forward to announcing our prize winners very soon! Please remember to keep clipping and collecting those Box Tops all year long. We have several more contests ahead!
  • Longmont Dairy Milk Caps (Worth 5 cents each!) – Remember to keep bringing in clean, dry milk caps from Longmont Dairy glass bottles. There is a designated collection container at the entrance of the school. Thank you for collecting these milk caps for “Moolah!”
  • King Soopers Reloadable Gift Cards – For every purchase you make using the card, our school receives 5% back! Purchasing groceries and gas are just a part of life, so we are encouraging all Husky families to use a Centennial PTO King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card. This card is separate from, but can be used in conjunction with your regular store savings card. When used, the store donates 5% of your bill back to us every time! There is huge potential for what this can mean to our school! Email us at cnelpto@gmail.com to receive more information about how you can get your own FREE family card.
  • Restaurant Spirit Events – Throughout the school year, the PTO will host spirit events at local restaurants. These restaurants are generous enough to donate a percentage of their proceeds from Centennial families back to the school. You have to eat anyway, so this is a great opportunity to let someone else cook dinner, enjoy the company of fellow Husky families, and help us raise money for our school. We are currently setting up dates for fall restaurant spirit events, so stay tuned for more information soon!

Upcoming Dates:

• Labor Day, No School – 9/4
• September Late Start – 9/6
• September PTO Meeting – 9/12 (Please RSVP for the Dinner at 6:00 p.m. The Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.)
• Picture Day – 9/13
• October PTO Meeting – 10/3
• October Late Start – 10/4

“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.”

– George Elliston

Sign Up Genius Made Easy!

We have officially kicked off the beginning of our school year! While we are getting closer to our first PTO General Meeting in early September, we thought we’d share some great information on how to use Sign Up Genius. This is a tool used throughout the year by PTO. Check out this easy video tutorial to make signing up for events and volunteer opportunities a breeze.

Signing Up Made Easy from Dan Rutledge on Vimeo.

Welcome Back Families!

The Centennial Elementary PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) would like to welcome all of our Husky families to the new school year!  As a team of parents, staff members, and community members, we are committed to investing our time, energy, and resources toward enabling all students to reach their full potential, academically and otherwise.  Through volunteering and fundraising, we support efforts to create the best possible learning environment at our school with an emphasis on making the school experience enjoyable, meaningful, and memorable for everyone connected to Centennial Elementary.  We look forward to partnering with you to do amazing things this year!

PTO Monthly Meetings

6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Centennial Elementary Library

Childcare provided for ages 3 and up.

 

  • September 12th
  • October 3rd
  • November 14th
  • December 12th
  • January 9th
  • February 6th
  • March 13th
  • April 10th
  • May 8th

These meetings are one of the great ways that you can stay informed and learn how to get involved with what is going on at Centennial Elementary.

Volunteers are vital to the success of our school.  We are thankful for anything and everything you can share by way of your time and energy.  To help you find the volunteer opportunities that fit you best, please complete and return the PTO Volunteer Interest Form by Friday, August 25th.  You can also complete the form online at www.ptocentennial.com/volunteer.

Fridays are Spirit Days!

Show off your school pride by wearing Husky spirit wear or a green shirt every Friday this school year!  New spirit wear will be available for purchase soon, so stay tuned!

Annual Fall Fundraiser

Keep your eyes open for information about our Annual Fall Fundraiser.  Kickoff will take place on Tuesday, August 29th, and the fundraiser will run until Tuesday, September 12th.  Our ultimate goal is to raise at least $25,000 so that we can fund advancements in technology at our school, pay for field trip transportation, provide various learning resources and supplies for our classrooms, as well as make other various PTO projects that enhance the growth and development of our students possible.  We have big dreams for our school, and we need your help to make them a reality!

Ongoing Fundraising Opportunities 

  • Box Tops for Education – Worth 10 cents each! 
  • King Soopers Reloadable Gift Cards – For every purchase made using the card, our school receives 5% back!
  • Longmont Dairy Milk Caps –Worth 5 cents each!

To learn more about these opportunities to earn Free Money for our school, please visit our website at www.ptocentennial.com/fundraising/why-fundraising/

PTO Paw Print – Summer Edition

Wow!  Family Fun Night was so much fun! 

We are incredibly thankful for all of the amazing volunteers who shared their time, energy, and talents to make this year-end celebration such a wonderful success!  Additionally, we greatly appreciate all of the generous donations made by businesses and individuals to provide prizes for our various drawings.  It was our joy to sponsor this special event, and we hope everyone had a wonderful time making special memories that will last a lifetime!

Feedback Requested – As the school year draws to a close, we would greatly appreciate your willingness to share your thoughts and ideas about all of the things that the PTO does for the staff, students, and families at Centennial Elementary.  Whether there are things that you really want to make sure that we keep doing next school year or you have ideas about ways we can make changes to improve our organization – we are all ears!  Please feel free to contact us at cnelpto@gmail.com.  All thoughts and ideas are welcome!

Congratulations to Dani Douglas for her election to the PTO Board as one of the co-secretaries for the

2017-2018 school year!

Ongoing Fundraising Opportunities – YES!  Even over the summer, our school can continue to benefit from your participation in the following “Free Money” Fundraisers!

Box Tops for Education – Worth 10 cents each!

 Over $315 was raised during our Spring Box Tops Contest!  Congratulations to all of the winning classes in each grade level!  All of the following classes earned a special ice cream 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

A new Box Tops collection bag is heading home for your family to continue to collect them over the summer!

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

 Longmont Dairy Milk Caps – Worth 5 cents each!

Thank you for your amazing support this year!  We hope you enjoy a wonderful, safe summer!

May Paw Print

Family Fun Night!

Centennial’s traditional year-end celebration, Family Fun Night, is coming up next week 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?

  • Games and Activities (Unlimited Play Wristbands will be available for $10 each) – This year, we will have a bounce house, an inflatable obstacle course, balloon art, a photo booth, a temporary tattoo station, a ring toss, a lollipop tree, mini golf, and many more fun activities. There’s even a good chance that our local firefighters will make a stop at Centennial to show off their fire truck!
  • Food ($1 per ticket) – Food items available for 1 ticket each include: Blackjack Pizza, hotdogs, popcorn, chips, nachos, drinks, cotton candy, and cold treats from Hau’oki Shave Ice!
  • Prize Drawings ($1 per ticket) – Use each prize drawing ticket you purchase to enter into various individual drawings for a variety of gift cards, products, and experiences that have been donated by wonderful businesses and PTO partners. These incredible sponsors include:
    • Bed, Bath, & Beyond
    • Colorado History Museum
    • Comedy Works
    • Cozy Barn Signs
    • Dizzy’s Family Fun Center
    • Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
    • Java Mama
    • Jenny’s Market
    • LuLaRoe – Leslie Berger
    • Little Monkey Bizness
    • The Lodge Casino
    • Thirty-One Gifts – Coleen Campbell
    • Up With People, Jr.
    • Wild Tree – Debra Jackson
    • Wow! Children’s Museum
    • Young Living Oils – Hillery Gedeon
    • 2nd Grade Team
    • And More!
  • Presale and On Site Purchases For those of you who took advantage of our presale purchase opportunity, your tickets and wristbands will be waiting for you at the “Will Call” table on the night of the event. Food and Prize Drawing Tickets, as well as Unlimited Play Wristbands, will be available for purchase on site for the prices indicated.

Family Fun Night Volunteers Needed!

Family Fun Night is our biggest PTO event of the year, and we need YOU to make it happen!  We are so thankful for all of the Husky staff members and families who have already signed up to help with Family Fun Night, but we still need several more people to help out with one of the shifts at the evening’s festivities, which enables everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy half of the event with their families, too.  Our goal is to have all of the game volunteers signed up by no later than Monday, May 8th.  Remember, as an added bonus, with each shift you serve, your name will be entered into special volunteer-only drawings!  Please go to www.ptocentennial.com/family-fun-night-volunteer-sign-up to find the link to the Family Fun Night Volunteer Sign Ups.  We are hopeful that we can come together to make this end-of-year celebration the best one yet!

Award Winning Husky Families! Staff Appreciation Week 2017

 Wow!  Thank you so much to everyone who helped to roll out the red carpet in honor of our very special teachers and staff at Centennial Elementary during Staff Appreciation Week.  All of your food donations and various means of support created a star-studded celebration of our amazing all-star cast!  All of the teachers and staff members thoroughly enjoyed all of the week’s festivities, gifts, and special expressions of appreciation.  Thank you for your partnership in making Staff Appreciation week so very special!

May General PTO Meeting

Our last general PTO Meeting of the year will take place on Tuesday, May 9th, at 6:30 p.m.  As we conclude our “Grants in Action” speaker series, our final guest presenters will include two of our amazing first-grade teachers, Mrs. Spendlow and Mr. McNeely.  Both teachers received PTO grant money this year, and we look forward to hearing about how their new resources are having a positive impact on learning in their classrooms.

Additionally, as we wrap up the year, we will be holding an election for a co-secretary board position that is opening up as well as discussing other PTO leadership and service opportunities for the 2017-2018 school year.

Please note that the May meeting will take place in Mrs. Spendlow’s 1st Grade Classroom (Room 311 in the Blue Pod).  As always, free childcare is provided for children ages 3 and up, and we strive to keep our meetings only an hour in length.  We hope to see you there!

 

  • Centennial Elementary opened in the fall of 2008.
  • There are currently 651 students enrolled at the school.
  • There are 62 teachers and staff members at Centennial Elementary who make school a special experience for our kids every day.
  • Official School Colors:Hunter Green, Silver, and Black
  • School Mascot: Husky

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Ongoing Fundraising Opportunities

Even with the school year coming to an end, we encourage you to keep participating in these “Free Money” Fundraisers.

Box Tops for Education – Worth 10 cents each!

Now that the final contest of the year has concluded, we will soon be awarding an ice cream party to each top grade level class winner!

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!

 

Upcoming Dates:

  •  Deadline to sign up as a Family Fun Night Volunteer – 5/8
  • May PTO Meeting – 5/9, 6:30 p.m.
  • Family Fun Night – 5/12, 6-8 p.m.

Family Fun Night – Volunteer Sign Up

Centennial Elementary’s Annual Family Fun Night is Friday, May 12th, from 6:00PM – 8:00PM! In order to pull off a successful event, the PTO needs YOU! We have many volunteer opportunities to help FFN run smoothly and we offer them in shifts. This way you can volunteer and still enjoy the evening with your family.

Also, remember, for every shift you serve that night, your efforts will be rewarded with an entry into special volunteer/staff only prize drawings. If you are considering volunteering for more than one shift, we would ask you to please consider volunteering at one station for the entire evening. This will help with the flow and transition of volunteers and games for the evening.

If you have any questions, please contact the Centennial PTO at cnelpto@gmail.com.

Sign up HERE to help out! (Or click on the sign up genius pic below).

 

Staff Appreciation Week Sign Ups

Hello Centennial families!

Check out the sign ups for each grade level so you can help us provide our staff with star treatment by bringing in simple food items during staff appreciation week.

Just click which grade level you are representing and you’ll be directed to your specific Sign Up Genius.

First Graders ~ Monday, April 24th

Second Graders ~ Tuesday, April 25th

Third Graders ~ Wednesday, April 26th

Fourth Graders ~ Thursday, April 27th

Kindergartners and Fifth Graders ~ Friday, April 28th

 

Thank you SO much!

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.

March Paw Print

KING SOOPERS RELOADABLE GIFT CARDS

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!

SAVE THE DATE!

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

• SAVE THE DATES:
Staff Appreciation Week – 4/24-4/28
More details to come . . .

• SAVE THE DATE:
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