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September 25, 2022
Spirit Week 9/26 - 9/30
Please view the flyer below:
Lunch on the Lawn
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Time: During Lunch
CES students will have the opportunity to join their classmates for Lunch on the Lawn on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 during their lunch period. The cost is $1.00 per student. Students are allowed to bring a small blanket or towel to sit on. Icee's will be sold for an additional 50 cents.
International Family Engagement Night
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Centerville ES
ALL FAMILIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE!
International Family Engagement Night is back!!!! Come out and celebrate the cultural diversity of Centerville Elementary School's students on September 29, 2022 from 6:00pm-7:30pm.
Get a paper passport from the school and travel to the different classrooms while enjoying crafts and activities from around the world.
Get dressed up and wear traditional clothing from your ancestry of origin or your country of choice.
We would love for you to share a traditional food item (bite sized, enough to feed 50 people), song, dance, or cultural artifact.
Please fill out the Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/aXsIakz4cSqVfbIy2 to donate a food dish, song, dance, or cultural artifact. Please call 770.972.2220 for more information.
Volunteers are also needed for this festive event. Please call Ms. Jarrell at 678.639.3721 to volunteer your time.
Volunteers Needed for Duty Free Lunch!
Date: Friday, September 30, 2022
Time: 10:45 AM - 12:40 PM (30 minute time slots available)
Volunteers are needed to help monitor students in the cafeteria during lunch on Friday, September 30th. This will allow our teachers the opportunity to get a much needed break during their lunch period. Come volunteer for 30 minutes, then finish your duty by having lunch with your student. Please click on the link below the picture to sign up for a time or call Ms. Jarrell at 678.639.3721.
Click on this link to sign up to volunteer for a duty free lunch time: https://ptcfast.com/schools/CES3115
Field Day is fast approaching and will take place on October 3rd & October 4th. All students at Centerville Elementary will be participating in fun activities that require physical exercise, so please make sure that your child wears sneakers to school and brings a water bottle on that day. Lastly, if you are available to volunteer, please contact your child’s teacher. We appreciate all your support for this fun event! Please view the specific grade level Field Day schedules below. Have fun!
· October 3rd: K & 1st (8:30-10:30), 2nd & 3rd (12:30-2:30)
· October 4th: 4th & 5th (8:30-10:30)
October 6 - 10, 2022
No school for all GCPS students and staff from October 6-10, 2022. All students will return to school on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
Free/Reduced LunchIf you have not completed the Free and Reduced-price Meal Application, please do so as soon as possible. Students will be charged school meals based on their individual eligibility starting Monday, 9/19/2022. A new application must be completed every school year.
Please click on the link to apply for free/reduced lunch: https://www.nlappscloud.com/Welcome.aspx?apply=1&api=78f8fee54716f21218e523747d37a13c#loaded
Click on this link to check the status of your application: https://admin.nlappscloud.com/statuslookup?sAPIKey=95138e4f-f92c-40d5-87db-a1ef00d613e0
Centerville ES will offer breakfast and lunch daily. Students and parents can check out menus using an app—search for “NutriSlice” on Google Play or the App Store—or you can find menus online at: www.gwinnett.nutrislice.com.
- All Centerville Elementary School students will receive breakfast at no charge for the 2022-23 school year.
- All students will be charged for lunch based on their current eligibility status (Free, Reduced, or Full Price $2.25).
Parenting & SEL Tip of the Week
Take Time Out for Family
After the pandemic slowdown, the pace of life seems to have sped back up. As a result, many parents feel frazzled and rushed. What can you do to help your family find more time for togetherness? Here are some tips:
- Use time outs. You probably use the "time out" technique when your child needs to stop and think about some misbehavior. Try using a whole family "time out" to stop and think how your family could function better. Talk about what you'd like to do as a family. Discuss how you can make these dreams a reality.
- Set specific goals. If you always seem to be rushing from activity to activity, stop and think about what you really want. Perhaps your weekly goal will be four family dinners eaten together, two nights of helping with schoolwork, and one breakfast with your child. Write your goals down and post them where you will all see them.
- Remember that childhood doesn't last forever. That knowledge may help you set some of your own priorities for how you'll spend your time. Build in more family time now—you'll have time for other activities later on. Many experts say that for children, "love" can be spelled T-I-M-E.
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Social & Emotional Learning
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.
SEL advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation. SEL can help address various forms of inequities and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.
This school year, we will provide opportunities for students and families to learn and practice social emotional learning. Students will receive instructions from their classroom teachers. And every month, we will share with families different strategies, activities, information and/or tips on applying social emotional learning at home.
CES' 2022-23 Teacher of the Year
All birthday treats must be store bought and shared with students during their lunch period. Cupcakes and nut-free products are allowed for birthday celebrations. If you would like your student to share cupcakes or other goodies during their lunch period, please make sure to drop off the items prior to your child's lunch period.
If there is a change in transportation, please make all changes in writing to the classroom teacher. There is a Transportation Change Form located on the school’s website. We ask that you not call the main office or teacher for a transportation changes. It is important that we receive the written changes as soon as possible to ensure all paperwork has been completed for the change request. An office staff member will contact the parent/guardian to verify any change request.
Visiting the School
Centerville Elementary School is committed to ensuring our school is safe and orderly. In accordance with GCPS' Safe, Secure, and Successful Schools Initiative, we are taking a very proactive approach to ensuring the safety of students, staff members and campus visitors. Using our Visitors Management System (VMS) or "Buzz/Bell" system, ALL parents and other school visitors will be required to state the purpose of the visit before gaining access to the school building. Entry to the building can be delayed if the person is exhibiting behavior that makes the receptionist reasonably concerned for the safety of the school. As always, be prepared to show proper identification to visit and/or pick up students.
We are excited to welcome our families back into the building to eat lunch with your student(s). When you visit with your child in the cafe, you will notice that we have cafe routines, procedures, and expectations which create an atmosphere of orderliness and safety for all who enter. All lunchtime visitors must check in at the front with a proper ID and wear the printed visitors badge.
As a reminder:
Fast food is not allowed.
Adults can purchase cafeteria meals for $3.45 or meals from home can be brought in.
Students are to go back to their classroom with their class and teacher.
Visitors are not allowed to walk students back to their classroom.
Visitors should exit the building through the front doors.
Thank you for adhering to the cafeteria lunchtime visitor guidelines and rules.
2021-22 Year Book
Did you miss out on purchasing a Yearbook from last school year? Only 40 2021-2022 Yearbooks remain. The 2021-22 Yearbook costs $10 and can be purchased through MyPaymentsPlus.
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.
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.
Gwinnett County Public Library
Please click on the link to access the Gwinnett County Public Library Calendar of Events: https://www.gwinnettpl.org/
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/
Department of Community Services Special Events
Please click on the link to view the Department of Community Services calendar of events: September Community Calendar
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.
Storyline Online Stories
Online Stories Listen to stories read by celebrities.
GCPS Elementary School Online Research Library
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!