Earth Week was a great success - topped off with the announcement that Center Street School has been named a California Green Ribbon School. PTA President, Tracey Miller-Zarneke and I accepted our award from State Superintendent of Instruction Tom Torlakson at a statewide event yesterday. Changes that we have made to our practices, including: recycling, composting, eliminating single use water bottles, planting drought tolerant gardens, encouraging walking to school and trash free lunches all contributed to our eligibility for this award. Only 17 public schools in California received the CA Green Ribbon School Award - so we feel very proud of our accomplishment. Thank you to Ms. Leonard for leading our Green Team and to all of the ecologically minded faculty, parents and staff who are building earth consciousness in the next generation of citizens of our planet.
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Congratulations to the following students who have won the Reflections contest and will move on to the district level! Visual Arts – Primary Dakota Salcedo Torben Lapuente Bodhi Shimon Visual Arts – Intermediate Zoey Markarian Bennett Lee Tie: Camden Chen & Kent Yada Photography – Primary Lilly Dull Photography – Intermediate Aaron De Kretser Ryan Zarneke Tie: Faust LaPuente & Roland Hoffman Dance – Primary Rebecca Snow Dance – Intermediate Avery Edelstein Danny Smith Sammi Smith Music – Primary Tommy O’Donnell Emory Bucknell Music – Intermediate Colin Frank Sammi Smith Isla McCullough Literature – Primary -no one entered Literature – Intermediate Alani Lee Faust Lapuente Danny Smith Film – Primary Kapish Joshi Kaila Davidson Liam Davidson Film – Intermediate Sammi Smith Danny Smith Nola Davidson All first place entries have been forwarded on to El Segundo Council for recognition. We are so proud of these talented Cougars!
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: Nola Davidson Malia Kenton Sophia Mahmoud Molly McAndrews Ethan Relles Julia Zhang Congratulations to these talented artists – and thank you to the El Segundo Rotary Club and the Firefighters for the opportunity.
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 www.ESEdF.org 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 www.ESEdF.org today.
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.
We invite you to join us for Trash Free Tuesdays by clicking on this link and picking a Tuesday (or two) that you can volunteer during the lunch period which runs from 11.00 am - 1,15 pm. You can sign up for one hour or the whole time - we would love to see you there, and so would the kids! We also welcome help Thursday and Friday afternoons to help pack up the Terracycle juice pouch collection and/or to mix the compost. We collect the following items to divert them from the landfill: juice pouches, ink jet containers, used crayons and used markers. Please deposit these items in the Grades of Green box in the quad at your convenience.