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October 24, 2021
Red Ribbon Week
Good Character, Good Choices - Drug and Bully Free!
The theme is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free! Help Centerville ES promote Red Ribbon Week's mission to educate families, and to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free by participating in Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days.
Monday, October 25, 2021: Wear RED Day!
Tuesday, October 26, 2021: Dress like a superhero
Wednesday, October 27, 2021: Wear your crazy socks
Thursday, October 28, 2021: Wear tie-dye
Friday, October 29, 2021: Dress up as your favorite book character
AKS @ Home
AKS at Home is a GCPS' family engagement initiative that empowers families with tools to support the learning of your children at home. This initiative highlights foundational skills and activities taught in the areas of Math and Language Arts for grades K-5.
Where: Virtual meeting via Zoom, please visit the website provided to access the zoom link: https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/26993
If you are unable to attend the meeting, a parent tip sheet and a recording of the meeting will be available on the county website following the completion of each Unit.
*Language Interpretation services will be provided in Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese.
CES Supports United Way
CES Families, please help us with our goal to raise $5340.00 to support the United Way campaign by donating $1.00 to participate in each of the fun activities listed below.
Friday, October 29, 2021: Book Character Dress Up Day - Dress up as your favorite book character.
Trunk or Treat
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Impact Church, 3594 Centerville Hwy, Snellville, GA 30093
Impact Church will host a safe family friendly day filled with fun games, bouncers, and trunk or treating. All CES families are invited to attend! Come enjoy the festivities dressed up in a costume or as you are.
The Fall Book Fair will be held October 29 - November 4, 2021. Please review the Scholastic Book Fair flyer, as it highlights many of the newest books available for purchase. SALES TAX OF 6% WILL BE CHARGED ON ALL SALES. CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Our books range in price from $3.99 to $21.99. Small non-book items such as erasers, pencils, key chains, etc. will not be sold. Please note, there are NO refunds or exchanges on items. Therefore, please talk with your child about their book choices prior to shopping the fair. Thank you for your support!
October 29 & November 01, 2021: Preview Days (No Shopping)
November 2, 3 & 4, 2021: Student Shopping Days
Time: 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: CES Library
cash & eWallet accepted
To ensure adequate social distancing, we are unable to accommodate guests at this time.
*Please note, availability of items cannot be guaranteed.
All proceeds will benefit our school.
Click on the link to get started on setting up your eWallet: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairsdotcom/fair-finder.html
CES Field Day
Date: Tuesday, November 02, 2021
2nd grade: 8:30AM - 10:30AM
5th grade: 12:30PM - 2:30PM
Date: Thursday, November 04, 2021
3rd grade: 8:30AM - 10:30AM
1st grade: 12:30PM - 2:30PM
Date: Friday, November 05, 2021
Kindergarten: 8:30AM 10:30AM
4th grade: 12:30PM - 2:30PM
This year we are making a few adjustments to our Field Day program based on our safety protocol towards Covid. We are looking to you as parents to help us make this event happen safely. Any parents interested in volunteering must adhere to CDC's guidelines with regards to wearing masks, and may support with outdoor activities only.
CES Families can also support by donating water bottles or healthy individually wrapped snacks for the class.
The Field Day dates and times are listed below:
Fall Federal Programs Family-School Partnership Advisory Council
Date: November 04, 2021
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Virtual (scan the QR Code below to register) or
https://gcpsk12-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErcO2srzwtHN0y5EFXJouVCu8sE5jl-_Dv (click on this link to register)
All families are invited to attend the Fall Federal Programs Family School Partnership Advisory Council (PAC) meeting on Thursday, November 04, 2021. You must register in advance to attend the virtual meeting.
Centerville ES All Pro Dads Kick-Off Breakfast Meeting
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Centerville ES Cafeteria
Calling All Positive Male Role Models or Influential Male in a CES students life
We are excited to be establishing an All-Pro Dad Chapter at Centerville Elementary School in Snellville Ga. All-Pro Dad Chapters provide an opportunity for dads, uncles, older big brothers or another influential male to spend quality time with their children/student that will strengthen their relationship. For one hour each month, you’ll get to join other males and kids at school for a fun, memory-making event. Join us for our Kick-Off and find out what All-Pro Dads is all about. We will have food fun and prizes.
All Pro Dad is on a mission to help you love and lead your family well.
All Pro Dads is passionately committed to bringing intentional focus to fathers/male role models around the world. The message will inspire you to embrace who you are, give you tenderness of heart, and boldness of character.
To register for the Kick-Off Breakfast Meeting: https://allprodadchapters.com/chapters/12679 (Click here)
Parenting Tip(s) of the Week
Take Action to Stop Bullying
Bullying can damage children physically and emotionally. It can also affect their interest and performance in school. If your elementary schooler is being picked on by someone at school, there are ways you can help. Here’s how:
- Let your child know it's not his fault and that you will help him.
- Offer ideas your child can use to solve the problem on his own. Some bullies thrive on getting their target’s attention, so suggest that your child ignore his tormentor. If he’s being teased or taunted, he could try simply walking away.
- Monitor the situation. Bullying incidents often resolve themselves, but it’s still crucial to keep an eye on what’s happening. Ask your child if he’s still being bothered, and also watch his schoolwork. Even if he’s reluctant to discuss it, the stress of what’s going on may be reflected in his grades.
- Take action if needed. If the bullying persists, or if you sense that the situation is getting worse, you must intervene. Talk to the school principal or counselor and work together to resolve the issue.
Centerville Elementary School and GCPS would appreciate your input in developing the school calendar for the 2022-23 school year. We invite you to participate in a brief feedback session for the 2022-2023 GCPS school year. Included below, you will find an instructional video explaining how to use the platform, as well as the link to provide feedback.
Instructional Video: Calendar review for parents.mp4
Feedback Form: https://share.nearpod.com/0YmqNqeQ6jb
Thank you for your support and as always, be "Excellent on Purpose!"
PTA Executive Board Members Needed!
We are very eager to get our PTA up and running! We will need the following Executive Board Members to get started on the work:
Please contact Ms. Jarrell in the Parent Center at 678.639.3721 for your interest. Additional information will be provided to all interested candidates.
You may decide that you want to join a committee instead or that this type of leadership is right up your alley. Whatever your preference, we are excited to start a fresh new year with a new team. Please email Fueneequa.Jarrell@gcpsk12.org, call 770.972.2220 (option #6) / 678.639.3721 or click the link below and complete the form and indicate what capacity you would like to serve.
Play 2 Learn
Date: Thursday Mornings Starting August 12th
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Centerville Elementary School
Registration is OPEN to All Gwinnett County residents!
Looking for a FREE program for your younger child that encourages them and YOU to PLAY, LEARN and GROW?.... Play 2 Learn is that program. Children ages birth to 5 years old and their parent, guardian, or caregiver can register to attend 90 minutes of weekly interactive instruction by contacting Ms. Michelle Bays at (770) 972-2220 / Michelle.Bays@gcpsk12.org or Ms. Jarrell at (678) 631-3721 / Fueneequa.Jarrell@gcpsk12.org
Registration is required
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!