Center Street School


News & Announcements

TK/Kindergarten Halloween Performance and Parade
Our TK and Kindergarten classes will be celebrating Halloween on Thursday, October 30th at 8:45 am with a musical performance followed by a parade in our quad area. Costumes are encouraged but please keep any props resembling weapons at home. All students will be on early bird schedule.

Please note that we do not have school on October 31st and we will not be hosting a Halloween parade for 1st through 5th graders this year. Our faculty had many thoughtful conversations and considered many factors, including the loss of instructional time and sensitivity of students whose parents cannot attend events during the school day while making this decision. Communication will be coming from your child’s teacher regarding classroom or grade level events to celebrate Autumn or Halloween this month. 1st-5th graders should not wear costumes to school on Thursday.
Jog-a-thon needs Volunteers
The Jog-a-thon is looking for volunteers on Friday, November 7th. All parents are encouraged to come cheer our students on, but we also need some helpers at the water stations, warm up area, etc. Please let us know if you can help: run@csspta.com or http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084ba4a628ab9-2014
PTA Reflections Art Contest
The national PTA Reflections contest is underway! Everyone’s a winner! This year’s Reflections theme is: “The world would be a better place if...” Students may submit an original piece of art, created at home and inspired by the theme, in any of the 6 categories: visual arts (includes drawing, painting, collage, print-making, etc.), photography, dance choreography, music composition, film production and or literature. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 7th. For more info, check out the CA PTA website: http://www.capta.org/sections/programs/reflections.cfm or contact Vivian Lee at ms.vivlee@sbcglobal.net.
Good news! For the PTA Reflections contest, your child can now submit as many entries as he/she would like! Plus, your child can enter into multiple categories as well! More chances to win!
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.
BOOK FAIR IS COMING SOON! - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
This year’s fair, Sir Readalot’s Castle, will take place December 1st- 5th.
We need numerous volunteers to help during the week to ensure that the fair is a huge success. We can’t do it without you. Sign up now at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4badac2aa6f49-book1
For more information please contact bookfair@csspta.com.
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 - www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090C4DA8A62DA31-junior
Richmond St. School - www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090C4DA8A62DA31-junior1


Kind regards,

Kelly Watson

Junior Achievement Coordinator
kellyami@yahoo.com
Ed! Foundation $1 a Day Campaign
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Thanks to your donation of a dollar a day ($365 per child) to Ed!, your child will receive a premium education at ESUSD.
However, to make it possible, we need 100% parent participation and commitment.
Your donation is ensuring that your child receives instruction in Music, PE, Literacy, Jr. Achievement and much more. Please invest in your child's future today at www.ESEdF.org/donate
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Calendar

TK/K Halloween Performance and Parade - all early birds
Date: 10/30/2014, 8:20 AM 9:20 AM
Location: Quad Area
Faculty Inservice - Pupil Free Day
Date: 10/31/2014
Election Day
Date: 11/4/2014
Location: Polling in Cafeteria
Art Docent Training
Date: 11/4/2014, 8:30 AM 10 AM
Location: Room 30
PTA Exec. Board Meeting
Date: 11/6/2014, 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
Location: Conference Room