Center Street School

News and Announcements

Supporting Our Children’s Mathematical Success 5/1/17

Presenter: Dr. Carolee Hurtado, Director of UCLA Mathematics Project, Center X
May 1, 2017: 10:00 am at RSS and 6:00 pm at CSS

Are you wondering about your child’s mathematics experiences in school? Come join us for a presentation and conversation around mathematics expectations in the 21st Century, Common Core and CGI. We will share examples from research and practice in CGI classrooms as we consider ways parents and teachers can support our young mathematicians.
Session Agenda:
-Mathematics Teaching and Learning: Mathematics Expectations in the 21st Century, Common Core, and CGI
-What We Can Learn from Educational Research: The Importance of Mathematical Dialogue
-What We Can Do as Parents to Support Our Young Mathematicians
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Buy a Quacker to Support Rotary, CASE and ESUSD Elementary Schools!

Have you seen the giant yellow duck in our front office? Our district is partnering with El Segundo Rotary Club for Wild Rubber Ducky Adoption Day. We will be selling rubber ducky swim certificates in our office and at our Family Art Night. All proceeds from the sales will go to support the purchase of Chromebooks for our 2nd-5th graders as well as CASE and Rotary community projects. Buy a (1) Quacker for $5, a Gram Quacker (2) for $10, a Six (6) Quack for $25, a Dozen Quackers for $50 or a Flock (25) of Quackers for $100!

All ducks will “swim” at the Hometown Fair on May 6th for a grand prize of $500 or any of 30 other prizes. We are so excited about the prospect of Chromebooks for all of our 2-5th graders that we are Quacking up! Thank you for your support :)
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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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Beauty and the Beach Clean-up Art Contest

“This year is The City of El Segundo Centennial Celebration as part of the one of the events NRG El Segundo Power, El Segundo Kiwanis and the ED! Foundation are sponsoring the 17th annual “Beauty and the Beach” beach clean-up on June 3, 2017 at El Segundo Beach. We have a T-Shirt contest with the community and all the El Segundo schools participate and the winner gets to have their art work printed on the shirts that are handed out at the beginning of the event and a prize is awarded.
We need your help in handing out the art work applications to all the El Segundo schools, and collecting them when completed. We are willing to pay $5.00 per completed Art work (one drawing per applicant), no stick figures or scribbles, to each PTA organizations for the respective schools up to $2000. 00 per school. Please review our proposal and let us know if you this is something you want to do. Attached are the flyers and applications, we would print however many you would need and deliver them to you. Also we would also collect all the Art work when you have them ready for pick up. Thank you for your consideration .”
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Get involved in PTA next year!

The CSS PTA is looking for people who would like to get involved with PTA next year (2017-2018). We are looking for event and program chairs, as well as board level volunteers. Anyone can sign up at any grade level for any position. Please reach out to to find out which positions are open.
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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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STOMP!! 4/29 at 6 pm

STOMP = Sons Take Out Mom Party - Woo hoo!!! This is our final parent/child bonding event. Make sure you grab your boots and cowboy hats for a fabulous time!! Next Saturday, April 29, 2017, 6 - 9 pm
Buy your tickets today:
Carnival games, lasso games, line dancing, square dancing and more!
Make a special night of it - Moms take your sons out for dinner and then join us for a rip roaring good time!
Are you a dad who will be left home alone? Or a mom who doesn't have a son, but still want to be part of the fun? We need volunteers:
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ESMS Shrek the Musical 4/28 & 4/29

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical and presented by El Segundo Middle School's Musical Theatre classes. It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairy tale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. Performances will be at the El Segundo High School Performing Arts Center on Friday April 28 and Saturday April 29 at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased via Ms. Goodman beginning April 10th or at the door.
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CSS Kicked off Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart!

We are excited to once again participate in Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart Programs. We will be learning how to keep their hearts healthy and to give back to others by raising lifesaving donations to help people with “special” hearts.

The American Heart Association’s National Heart Heroes , Michael Ehlers and his sister Grace, made a special appearance at our assembly to thank our students for helping kids, like Mike, with special hearts! Please view their incredible story below:
Michael and Grace Ehlers

Raising donations is easy!
Fill up your donation envelopes and return by Friday April 28th and/or
Click – Join Center Street's Jump Team to register for our team, make a donation and send ecards to family and friends!
Your student will receive special gifts if they raise donations online!

You can double or triple your donation (and your student will be credited) by making a matching gift donation from your company.
Just click below to find your company and then follow the link to your company’s form and process!
Matching Gifts Company Search
Make sure to print and turn in your form with your students donation envelope or scan and email to: Please include our school and your students name on all forms and emails so we can properly credit them.

We want to save 200 hearts this year by raising $10,000!
It costs the American Heart Association $50 to train someone in hands only CPR which can save a life

Students that raise over $50 in life-saving donations will join our Heart Wall, and will enjoy a special lunch with Ms. Read and Presley!!

Thank you so much for helping us build a healthier generation and save lives!
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