Center Street School

News and Announcements

PTA Reflections Winners

Congratulations to the following students who have won the Reflections contest and will move on to the district level!

Primary Visual Arts: Bennett Lee, Grade 2, “Adventure in Zion”
Primary Film Production: Danny Smith, Grade 2, “Skylanders are Awesome”
Primary Music Composition: Autumn Layne, Grade 2, “Ghosty Nights”
Intermediate Music Composition: Conrad Hoffman, Grade 5, “Vita Allegra, Cheerful Life"
Intermediate Dance Choreography: Sammi Smith, Grade 4, “Halloween Hornpipe”
Primary Photography: Gianna Holm, Grade 2, “A Walk in a Park”
Intermediate Photography: Elias Doell, Grade 5, “Half Way Between”

We are so proud of these talent Cougars!
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Congratulations to CSS ESFD/ES Rotary Club Winners

Center Street Students CLEANED UP in this year’s Rotary/ESFD Fire Safety Poster Contest taking five out of the nine top awards! This year’s CSS winners were:
Marie Marcais - 1st place in 5th grade
Julia Zhang – 1st place in 4th grade
Finley McAndrews – 2nd place in 4th grade
Nikita Bertoni – 1st place in 3rd grade
Alexandra Callahan – 3rd place in 3rd grade
Congratulations to these talented artists – and thank you to the El Segundo Rotary Club and the Firefighters for the opportunity.
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Join the El Segundo Ed! Foundation

Every student wins through programs funded by your donations to the El Segundo Education Foundation (Ed!). For only $34 a month ($400 a year), you will make a difference at the CSS by helping to fund elementary programs such as: CGI – Math (DIRECTV), Computer Science (Boeing), Library, Literacy Specialist Support, Physical Education (Skechers), STEM (Chevron, NRG), Art and Spanish. This year, the El Segundo Unified School District has asked the community to step up and help fund additional programs. We’ve accepted the challenge with a pledge to raise a $1.3 million grant and need your help! Make your annual donation today at
For ‘extra credit’ become a Superintendent’s Roundtable member by donating just $100 a month. Every student wins through programs funded by your donations to the El Segundo Education Foundation (Ed!). Go to today.
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New Marquee

CSS has a beautiful stained glass cougar welcoming families to our school. The work was designed by Janet Read (“retired” CSS teacher and mother of Presley) and crafted by Michael “Percy” Pirsztuk of The Glass Idea Co. in El Segundo. Thank you to PTA for helping us make this a reality – and YES our cougar is sharing his habitat with a blue butterfly! We are united in nature and in our El Segundo community.
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School Site Council Meeting

September 27th at 3 pm will be our first meeting of this school year. SSC is responsible for implementing a five goal school plan and allocating state School Improvement Program funds in a manner that will strengthen instruction and learning and further improve our school culture. It is an excellent venue to learn about the challenges Center Street faces, the strategies put in place to produce results, and the many achievements of the students, teachers and staff. All parents and teachers are welcome to our meetings and minutes are posted on our website.
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Volunteer at CSS!

A big piece of what makes our school the BEST is the commitment of our families. There are so many opportunities to volunteer at school – so if you want to become more involved, check out the PTA volunteer page: or email
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Donate your Gently Used School Supplies

Center Street School is hosting a community collection of gently used school supplies to donate to an El Segundo parent who teaches in a school district that is less fortunate than ours. Please help students in need by donating the following goods to the blue bin on our campus in the quad, right behind the office: pencils, crayons, glue sticks, spiral notebooks, backpacks and pencil cases.

If you have crayons and markers that are beyond “gently used,” our own Grades of Green committee will gladly recycle those as always, collected in a separate bin near the main collection.

Thank you for your contributions!
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Volunteers Needing in our Literacy Lab!

The Reading Lab is in the middle of a great re-levelling and re-organizing project! We have been working slowly but steadily all year and we are in the final push to get our Reading Lab books ready by the end of the school year.

We are looking for volunteers to help us sticker books, reorganize books into genre and make the Reading Lab materials (that your children use for reading all year!) even more convenient for teachers to use in their classrooms.

If you are available to help out in Room 9 during the school day, please email Kristen McCann at We will need more volunteers during the last three weeks of school, but could also use help throughout the month of April.
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Ice Cream Social is THIS Friday!!!

Ice Cream Social (ICS) 101... The Ice Cream Social, or ICS, is our PTA’s LARGEST attended fundraiser! With this event, we fund our $25,000 field trip and assembly pledge that we make every year to support our students. We also support the fun Family Nights that we have (Art Night, Literacy Night, STEM Night, Story Pirates Night) and supplies for our school.
YOU can come have fun and support our school, here's how:
1. Buy ICS tickets, game truck (only available online), tacos/sandwiches & t-shirts: OR at the El Segundo Farmers Market OR in front of the office after school starting May 30th
2. Volunteer for just 1.5 hours:
-You will get a menu of options at this site. Choose Adult Volunteer and sign up for one shift. Volunteers get a free ice cream! We really need your help to make this event happen.
3. Donations:
-You will get a menu of options at this site. Choose Donations. Then make a donation of a gift card, cake, auction item, etc. We are REALLY in need of candy donations, as our candy sponsored has moved.
Key Due dates for Donations…
Silent Auction Items: No later than May 19th
Gift Cards: No later than May 26th
Bags of Candy: No later than May 30th
Cake Walk Items: Turn in on day of the event, June 2nd to the school's library between 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4. 4th grade stuff:
-This is 4th grade's largest fundraiser to pay for promotion expenses next year. Please support us! You will get a menu of options. Choose Adult Volunteers to work at the food booth. Choose 4th Grade Items to donate beverages and snacks for us to sell at the food booth.
5. Silent Auction is all online this year!! That’s right you can enjoy ICS and still hover over your auction items. Bidding started on Wednesday, 5/24, and closes on Saturday, 6/3. Check out the over 130 items we have for bidding!
This is the official El Segundo kick off to the summer that you don't want to miss!
We look forward to seeing you on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Center Street School at 5pm- 8pm for the BIGGEST and BEST ICS YET!!!
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