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November Family Paw Print

“Happy Husky Holidays” Open House, Friday, December 1st, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

We are excited to offer a new twist on a FREE favorite family event at Centennial. Much like our previous holiday gatherings, we will provide delicious hot chocolate and cookies, crafts, teacher readings, and a photo opportunity for our Husky families to enjoy. We are also looking forward to partnering with a couple of our student organizations to highlight and support their talents and service. As part of the evening, families are encouraged to help kick off the Student Council Holiday Food Drive by bringing in donations. Additionally, Centennial’s choir, the “Husky Howlers”,  will be leading families in holiday songs throughout the evening. While Santa will not be at this year’s event, children will have the opportunity to write a special letter to the Jolly Old Elf as part of the festivities. We look forward to seeing you there!

We appreciate your support of this event and ask that you consider volunteering some of your time to help make this experience extra special. More information and sign-ups for volunteer opportunities will be heading your way soon!

Giving Tree & Gift Wrapping

In order to help provide a magical holiday experience for some of our Husky families in need of assistance, the PTO is sponsoring a Giving Tree in the library. Ornament tags with gift requests will be located in a box on top of the first bookshelf to the right upon entering the library. When taking the gift tags, donors need to record their information in the logbook found next to the box of tags. These gift requests will be available from Monday, November 13th, until Friday, December 1st. The tags need to be returned, along with the new, unwrapped gifts to the front office by Monday, December 4th. It is our hope that our Husky families will take advantage of this special opportunity to spread some holiday cheer to those who need it the most right here at Centennial.

If you enjoy wrapping gifts, we would love your help between December 4th – 12th to wrap Giving Tree gifts as well as class sets of gifts for our teachers to give to their students. We appreciate any time that you can donate on those days during school hours. Please check in at the front office, and we will put you to work!


PTO Partnership: MPK The PTO is excited to have a new partnership this year with Mission Possible Kids (MPK). Through MPK, several Centennial teachers, staff members, and volunteers are supporting our students in efforts to make a positive impact on the world around them through various service projects. This group is ongoing throughout the school year, and all Centennial students in grades 1-5 are invited to join in at any time. Mission Possible Kids meets two Fridays out of each month, and there is a $30 fee to cover the cost of the shirt and supplies.

To register online, please go to http://stvrain.revtrak.net (Elementary School > A-K > Centennial Elementary > CS Centennial Elementary Child Care and Enrichment > CS Centennial Enrichment Program > Mission Possible Kids).

For more information on helping your child become an “agent of change” with MPK, please contact Lindsay Adams at adams_lindsay@svvsd.org.

Restaurant Spirit Events – Our first two spirit events of the year were incredibly successful! Our school received a check for $408 from Blackjack Pizza, and between the apple pie sales/donations and food sales from our McDonald’s spirit night, Centennial raised over $700! We are SO thankful for your amazing support!

Mark your calendar now for our next two spirit events:

Texas Roadhouse in Longmont Wednesday, November 15th, 4-10 p.m. 15% of sales come back to Centennial!

Chipotle in Longmont Wednesday, December 13th, 4-8 p.m. 50% of sales come back to Centennial!

Box Tops for Education Worth 10 cents each! The fall competition brought in some amazing results from our Husky students. We had two classes that knocked it out of the park this time around – Mrs. Spendlow’s class turned in 821 Box Tops and Mr. Adelman’s class brought in 673 Box Tops!! These amazing totals have earned both classes a special prize for their efforts. So far our school has raised about $900 from this year’s Box Tops collections, and we are just getting started! Please continue clipping and collecting those Box Tops all year long. They really do add up and make a difference!

Longmont Dairy Milk Caps Worth 5 cents each! King Soopers Reloadable Gift Cards For every purchase you make using the card, our school receives 5% back!

Wow! Because of the amazing support for our fall fundraiser, we were able to raise over $24,500 for our school! This exciting total opens up doors for us to support Centennial Elementary at a higher level via staff grant money, field trip transportation, new technology, and so much more. Thank you for all of your efforts to make this fundraiser so successful!

Upcoming Dates:
Giving Tree Donation Window – 11/13-12/1
November General PTO Meeting – 11/14
Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night – 11/15
“Happy Husky Holidays” Open House – 12/1
Giving Tree Gifts & Tags Return Deadline – 12/4
Volunteers Needed for Gift Wrapping – 12/4-12
December General PTO Meeting – 12/12
Chipotle Spirit Night – 12/13

November General PTO Meeting  – Our next PTO General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14th, at 6:30 p.m., in the library. In addition to our regular PTO business, we are fortunate to have one of our very own Centennial teachers, Jane Wroblewski, serve as our special guest speaker. We look forward to hearing her share information about flexible seating and focus tools that are having a positive impact on our Husky students.

As always, free childcare will be available, and we strive to keep our meetings no longer than an hour in length. We hope that you will join us!

Thank you! We greatly appreciate everyone who donated their time and/or delicious food for our staff to enjoy during the week of Fall Conferences! The meals were a huge hit, and it would not have been possible without your wonderful support! Also, a big thank you goes out to all of you who grabbed the teacher wishing stars that were displayed during Fall Conferences. Our teachers were overwhelmed by the amazing response of supply donations for their classrooms.

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