Center Street School

News & Announcements

Center Street Talent Show will be held on Friday, Feb. 27th
We look forward to seeing all of the incredible talent here at Center Street!
Talent Show Program Design: Each year CSS students design the cover for the Talent Show program. If your child’s talent leans toward the visual arts, please submit an original design that is 5 ½ by 8 ½; (this is half of a sheet of standard paper and must be vertical as that is how the program will be folded). Your design can either be drawn or created on the computer, but everything must be in black ink, NO COLOR. Covers must include the following information: “Student Council presents…Center Street’s 7th Annual Talent Show ” and the date of the show “February 27.” All designs are due in the office on Friday, Feb. 6th.
Please print name, grade level and teacher’s name on the back of the cover.
Family Ice Skating Night: January 31, 7:15-9:45pm
Mark your calendars for a fun night of ice skating at Toyota Sports Center. Everyone is welcome to join in this fundraising event, co-sponsored by the 5th Grade Classes at Center Street and Richmond Street schools. Tickets are only $10 and include skate rentals. Tickets will be available at after-school pre-sale opportunities the week of the event. Details will be announced in flyers going home with students soon. Or just show up and get your tickets at the event. Have a great time while helping the 5th Graders raise money for their yearbooks and big end-of-school picnic!
Important Improvements to School Safety
Although it may not be the most glamorous topic in education, the security of our children while they are at school may be the highest priority of every administrator. Our staff, school safety committee and school site council continuously reflect on drills and gather information from parents and community members to make improvements to our emergency procedures and our campus. If you live on the east side of our school, you may have already noticed a new gate at the California Street entrance. This is one of three new gates that will be installed to make our campus more secure. An additional gate will be installed on the kindergarten yard to replace the small, ineffective gate adjacent to the parking lot and a third will be installed at the south end of the school office building.
All of these gates will be open at the beginning of the school day for all students but will be locked between 9:30am and 9:40 am and will remain locked until 2:45 pm. We realize that this will impact pick up for many families but it will also improve safety by routing all adults to the front entrance of our school past our office and in view of many security cameras. We plan to leave the gates open this week so that parents have time to plan their new pick up routine and will begin locking the gates on Tuesday, January 20th after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me in person or by email at Thank you for your flexibility and support as we improve student safety.
Volunteers are needed
Please come spend the lunch hour with our students - they would love to see you!
Trash Free Tuesdays Hand Stampers needed:

Lap Checkers needed for T/K/1st Cougar Run:

Lap Checkers needed for 2/3/4/5th Cougar Run:

The STOMP team is looking for your help. Come support the first ever Sons Take Out Mom Party (this is NOT a dance!) on February 20th. Contact to get involved.

The Ice Cream Social is gearing up for a great event. Come help us plan our 25th Social!! Contact
Shop at Manhattan Village to Earn $$ for our School
Holiday Shopping helps our school PTA earn cash! If you shop at Manhattan Village Mall, please submit your receipts to either the Concierge Booth or at the drop box in the office. If you attend any of the holiday activities that the mall hosts, check in at the Concierge Booth to earn points. If you purchase a mall gift card for $100 they will add an additional $5 and earn our school bonus points. Any questions please contact Julie at
Junior Achievement Volunteers Needed
Dear Potential JA Volunteer:

Junior Achievement is a program where business people come into the classroom to teach kids about business, using hands on activities and real world business examples. It is a fabulous experience for kids because they see real live business people in action - they get a glimpse of possible business careers plus they develop an appreciation for what goes on behind those big office buildings; how products are priced, how expenses are paid, and how the actions of business can impact the entire community. Depending upon the grade level, kids can build a city and learn about zones, open a newspaper stand and sell advertising, or create a marketing campaign for a new product.

Thanks to the El Segundo Ed Foundation, this year we will be holding the “JA in a Day” program in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades for both Center Street and Richmond Street Schools at your respective school on Friday, February 20 from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Students will meet in their regular classrooms for the day.

To make this a success, we need your help!

We need business volunteers, approximately 2 per participating classroom, to teach the lessons provided by JA. All materials are provided by the JA program. The lessons consist of games and activities designed to teach kids about business. It takes some preparation time in advance and we provide the necessary training. Volunteers should be people who work in a business or profession. It would be an all day commitment for volunteers that day and it would count for any corporate volunteerism programs that might exist at your companies.

Volunteer training will take place on
Tuesday, February 10 from 6pm to 8pm at Center St. School in the Library
Wednesday, Feb 11 from 6pm to 8pm at Richmond St. School Library

You may attend either training and you only need to attend one! It is EASY, FUN, and you will be setting a GREAT example for kids!

To volunteer, please sign up HERE:

Center St .School -
Richmond St. School -

Kind regards,

Kelly Watson

Junior Achievement Coordinator
Rotary Fire Safety Poster Contest winner Lukas Pohlman
Congratulations to Luke for placing first in this years 4th grade contest. Awards were given to students at a luncheon at Chevron Park where he and his brother showed their Cougar Pride in their CSS spirit wear! This is the second year in a row that Luke's poster has placed within the top three in his grade level.
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