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May 22, 2022
End of the Year Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Kindergarten families are invited to attend the End of the Year Awards Program.
The school year is coming to an end and we would like to celebrate our students' accomplishments and academic achievements together. For those who can not attend, the awards program will be recorded and recorded links will be shared with families via our school's website and ClassDojo by Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
5th Grade Awards Ceremony
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Shiloh High School (Auditorium/ Theater)
All 5th graders/rising 6th graders and their families are invited to attend the 5th grade promotion/awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Please have students arrive at Shiloh High School by 5:30 PM. More information from your students' teacher will be sent home this week.
Buy Your Yearbook Today!
Limited copies of yearbooks are available for purchase in the Parent Center. They are $15.00 each and on a first come, first serve basis. No additional yearbooks will be purchased.
Purchase your yearbook before they are all gone!
Last Day of School
May 25, 2022
The last day of school for all students is Wednesday May 25, 2022.
District Assessment (DA testing)
District Assessments are a part of Gwinnett County Public School’s Balanced Assessment Program. They are a mixture of both formative and summative assessments administered at the classroom level to measure student learning of the Academic, Knowledge, and Skills (AKS). The data from the test is used to provide instructional support to improve student achievement.
Please make sure all students get plenty of rest and arrive at school on time every day. All students, both digital and in-person, are required to participate in DA testing.
Food & Personal Hygiene Pantry
We need your help by way of donations to support our fellow Generals and their families in need. If you would like to make food and/or
hygiene/essential product donations, please see the list of suggested items on the flyer below. Donation boxes will be placed in the front lobby of the
school for items to be donated daily.
We are only accepting non-perishable, unopened food items that have not expired and unused hygiene/essential products! We thank you so much for your contribution that will provide for OUR Generals in need. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.
Summer Reading Resources
Get Georgia Reading at Home offers early learning resources for children from birth through age 5 and helps develop skills for students in grades K – 3. Click on the link below for additional information and to access your summer reading resources.
Parenting Tip(s) of the Week
Books Help During Tough Times
When children face challenges, such as dealing with an unfriendly classmate or learning a difficult new sport, books can be a helpful source of guidance for managing feelings and behavior. Look for stories your child can learn from. Read them together and help your child:
- Identify with a character in the book. What feelings or experiences do they share?
- Understand what the character is going through. Describing the character's feelings can help your child release personal feelings in a safe environment with you.
- Realize that others face similar problems. Emphasize that your child is not alone. Discuss ideas the book may inspire.
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The teachers and staff would like to thank all the families, students, community members, assistant principals, principal, staff, and sponsors who contributed to Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day. We are honored to have great people supporting and recognizing the work we do here at Centerville Elementary School. A special thank you to Mrs. Burks for her hard work soliciting contributions. Please make sure to patronize the businesses below and thank them for supporting CES' teachers and staff.
We're looking forward to welcoming our new kindergarten students in the 2022-23 school year! Please register your child for Kindergarten if your child will be five years old on or before September 1, 2022. Online registration for new kindergartners is now open!
Click here to get started on your online Kindergarten registration: https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/26139
Contact Michelle Bays at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770.972.2220 to schedule an appointment.
Click here for additional Kindergarten information: https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/26080
Gwinnett County Events
Looking for something fun to do with your family? Visit your Gwinnett County Public Library. At the library you can transport yourself to imaginary places with a good book, learn to speak English, participate in Yoga, earn free tickets to Disney on Ice, meet an author and so much more. Click on the link below to start your journey of excitement.
Free Eye Exam and Glasses at the Centerville Public Library. Registration is required. View the flyer for additional information: (Free Eye Exam & Glasses)
Click on the link below for a list of events and activities happening in Gwinnett County.
Shiloh Middle School Softball Camp for Rising 6th Graders
Please view the flyer for additional information: Softball flyer
Rising 6th Grade - Foreign Language
Rising 6th Grade Scholars Can Take a Foreign Language at Shiloh Middle School!
Greetings Future Shiloh Middle School Families, please use the link below to enter your student's information if they are interested in taking a foreign language class this upcoming school year (2022-2023). The language selection will be for one semester; however, students who are successful in the course (80% or higher), will be registered for the year-long course during 7th and 8th grade. Students will have the opportunity to leave Shiloh Middle School in 8th grade with 1 credit (Carnegie Unit) for foreign language (this means they will only need to complete one additional year for college admission). By completing this form, your selection is not guaranteed. However, students will be placed on a first-come basis until the class section is full. Don’t delay, please complete your form today! Complete the form here ---> https://forms.office.com/r/sQRDTFSExK
Centerville Elementary E-Store
Get ready for spirit wear Wednesdays and Fridays. Show off your school spirit with a custom school 'Spirit Wear' shirt!
Centerville Elementary School has partnered with Corporate Specialty Insignia to offer you one of a kind custom spirit wear apparel. Use our online E-Store to directly purchase your spirit wear apparel. All items will be shipped directly to the address you provide. Please click on the appropriate image/link below to purchase your spirit wear shirt(s).
Below are some links and activities to help keep your student(s) engaged in learning.
Parent Portal Information
Introducing... The Updated GCPS Parent Portal!
We heard you and we’ve updated the look, feel, and function of the school district’s Parent Portal, with easy access and one go-to location for need-to-know information about your student’s education—from records to resources. The Parent Portal is a website that will allow you to log in and see your child's information, such as attendance, grades, standardized test scores, etc.
Families that don’t have an account yet can register online at: https://go2.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/parents/PPS/register or print and complete the Parent Portal registration form and return it to the main office M-F 8AM-2PM. Along with the completed form, you are required to show a photo I.D. for verification. Learn more about the registration process in this flyer for families.
Don't have time to get on the computer and look up your student's information? GCPS now offers a mobile phone app for your ParentVUE/Parent Portal. Click here to view the flyer for mobile ParentVUE app.
You do not need to register for a new parent portal account every school year.
In partnership with the Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL), GCPS provides Tutor.com as a free online tutoring resource for students. Live tutoring support is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition, students can receive study skills coaching and “drop-off support,” 24-7, by uploading a document for tutor feedback that will be reviewed and returned at a later time.
Click here for information, resources, how-to’s, and more related to Gwinnett County Public Schools’ plans . No matter if you are learning digitally or plan to transition to in-person... this is your go-to source.
The Student Portal (flyer), allows you to access your eCLASS course pages, the Online Research Library, the Media Catalog, additional resources such as G Suite for Education, Classworks, Safari Montage; as well as your digital textbooks and Gizmos.
Plus, in StudentVUE (flyer), students can access Messages, Calendar, Attendance, Schedule, Course History, Course Request, Grade Book, Student Info, and Documents. On the Class Schedule tab, you’ll find your classes and teachers. The Grade Book tab shows you your classes and grade averages for the grading period. And with the Detailed Grade Book tab, you can drill down into any class to see a detailed view of current and future
assignments, including missing work.
Click here to view video tutorials on how to support your student with digital learning at home.
Talking To Your Child About COVID-19
Storyline Online Stories
Online Stories Listen to stories read by celebrities.
Gwinnett County Public Library Online Resources
Self-Guided Learning Resources
Self-guided learning resources have been made available to all through a collaboration between Gwinnett Public Libraries, GCPS, and Lynda.com. By following the link below, you will be taken to the county library webpage. At the bottom of the page, follow the directions.
Your log-in and password are – for students: Student ID and login password; for all others: Library Card number from back of card and 4 digit password that you created with your library account.
Lynda.com access link - https://www.gwinnettpl.org/lynda/
GCPS Elementary School Online Research Library
Get Georgia Reading
Great news! Get Georgia Reading is now offering FREE access to myON Digital Library! Students and their families have access to more than 6,400 online books and age-appropriate news articles! Kids can search more than 50 different categories and genres, fiction and non-fiction, picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, titles for struggling and reluctant readers, and Spanish and bilingual titles. During our Digital Learning Days, we hope that every student gets to maximize his or her reading time! Signing up is easy.
2. School Name: Get Georgia Reading
3. Username: gwinnettcounty
4. Password: read
Explore thousands of books and check out the tiles recommended by the Language Arts department!
Max Goes to School by Adria F. Klein
Night and Day by Sian Smith
The Country Mouse and City Mouse by Eric Blair
The Bottlenose Dolphins by Jody Sullivan Rake
Up, Up In the Air by Molly Blaisdel
A Jaguar Grows Up by Amanda Doering Tourville
Sounds Like Trouble by Stacia Deutsch
The U.S. Constitution by Norman Pearl
A Star is Born by Sable Hamilton
Booker T. Washington: Great American Educator by Eric Braun
Volar and Victory by Brandon Terrell
Exciting Engineering Activities by Angie Smibert
Locating Books by F&P Reading Level
Virtual Field TripsOver 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links
(Click on colored text for links. Safe Travels!)
San Diego Zoo:
The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!
Yellowstone National Park:
Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.
They are updating from WEBVR to WEBXR now, but 360 Mode offers a digital view!
This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers
11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.
U.S. Space and Rocket Museum
in Huntsville, AL:
Virtual Field Trips:
A few of the field trip topics include
Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.
The Great Wall of China:
Boston Children’s Museum:
Walk through the Boston Children’s Museum thanks to Google Maps!
This virtual tour allows kids to explore 3 floors of fun.
Have fun learning at home!
Centerville Elementary School reinforces Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports, an evidence based framework for developing a positive learning environment. As a result, students are rewarded and recognized for displaying desired behavior in and out of the classroom.
As part of PBIS our school expects all students to have Five Star General Pride!
All companies, organizations, or individuals who are interested in supporting Centerville Elementary School, please contact the front office at 770-972-2220 or Ms. Jarrell at 678-639-3721. No gift is ever too small!