Volunteers needed today! Yes, today!
Can you help the beautification committee get our school looking it's best before back to school? We are getting together today, Monday (8/28) at 1:00p.m..
DPW has done an amazing job getting the front and Longfellow sides of the school looking good. Amie Tracy, Lynn Pantuosco-Hensch, and Gina Pantuosco were there today with their families cleaning the alley way outside the 3rd grade classrooms- thank you so much!
There is still a fair amount of weeding and sprucing up needed in the back and South sides (where the entrance to the teachers lot is) of the school.
Please come and help if you can for as long as you can! We imagine we will be there until around 4.
We will be focusing on weeding so please bring anything that may help tackle the job-small shovels, small pruners/shears, and yard waste bags. New gardeners and kids welcome! Weather looks great...
2017-2018 Arrival and dismissal details
Principal Hutton shared some information about arriving on the first day of school and beyond.
On the first Day of school: We'll see everyone on the playground at 8:30 AM. The bell will toll to signal the start of our new year!! Teachers will be on the playground; look for signs with your child's teacher's name and you'll know where your child should line up.
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures after Day One:
Arrival: 8:30 AM We do not have supervision before 8:30 AM, so while we love our enthusiastic early birds, please time arrival as close to 8:30 as possible.
* Grades 2, 3, 4: Enter through the main doors
* Grades K,1,5: Enter through esplanade doors -gymnasium side.
* 5th grade safeties will walk kinder and first grade students to their classrooms.
All bikers park bikes on the bike racks on the playground. Please do not park bikes near the entrance gate. For our new families, locks are not needed.
Bikers walk the Longfellow sidewalk to the front of the school and enter through appropriate entrances. Students should never travel to the back stairwell to enter the building in the morning. We do not have supervision in this area and we're appreciative of families who do not drop off/pick-up in an area that is not our designated drop off/pick-up.
Students should not travel the driveway on the side of the gymnasium. This area poses a serious safety issue as cars enter here for the parking lot behind the school; there's blind spots and the sidewalk does not wrap around the driveway.
* Grades 2, 4: Exit main entrance
* Grade 3: exit Longfellow Street door
* Grade K, 1, 5: esplanade doors gymnasium side.
Teachers will escort their classes to the carline and to the playground.
Kinder and grade 1 families: If you meet your child on the esplanade, please stand near the railings away from doorways. We appreciate when you do not block the exit doors and/or the walkway to the esplanade as teachers have many students to walk in lines to appropriate spots.
For her full letter, see the Center School website here: https://sites.google.com/longmeadow.k12.ma.us/new-ctr
Bottle Cap collection for the art room!
The art room is collecting plastic bottle caps, all colors and sizes, to use with all grades on our first project of the year. (Just make sure they are rinsed and clean).
There will be a box for cap contributions in the office as well as outside the art room.
Thanks in advance for your donations!
Center School Art
We need your information: School Directory
This year our student directory is going Digital!
The 2017-2018 directory will be a great resource for initiating playdates, gathering classmates or getting after school homework help. Please enter your information here: http://www.centerschoolpto.com/centerschooldirectory.html. After we have all students information, you will be able to reference it on our password protected directory. Please input your information by October 1.
2017 Fall Carnival: volunteers needed!
The Center School Carnival created and run by our very own fifth graders is on September 15th. It's a a fun event to celebrate the start of the new school year and experience Center School Spirit at it's best.
We need volunteers to make this fun event a great success! !. Parents and alumni are invited to help: we need cashiers, grillers, assistance with the raffle tables and supervision of the bounce houses. Can you help? Call or text carnival chairs: Lisa Foster (Foster_l@icloud.com) 617-429-3054 or Jen Alvord (firstname.lastname@example.org) 413-244-5219