News and Announcements

Center Street School is a California Green Ribbon School

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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PTA Reflections Winners

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!
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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:
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.
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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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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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Spring Sing is June 8th

Please use the following link to access our music website for date, times, costuming, and music to practice with your children!
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Friday, June 1, 2018

5:00PM to 8:00PM

What to expect: Join us for a huge dance party, inflatable obstacle courses, the cake walk, photo booths, group “selfie” stations, face-painting and crazy-hair styling, art activities, cookie decorating, playground activities like yard-size Connect Four and Jenga, the mystery gift card grab, a silent auction, dinner offerings by Beach Mex and Dominos…and of course, lots of Cold Stone ice cream. This year’s event will focus more on shared family experiences and less on individual games and prizes, with an emphasis on eating ice cream and being social!

• Thursday, 5/31 - On Campus Ticket Sales after school

• Friday, 6/1 - Deliver your Cake Walk item (if not being delivered for you) to Room 32 between 8:30PM and 3:00PM

• Friday, 6/1 - 5:00-8:00PM - ICE CREAM SOCIAL AT CENTER STREET SCHOOL takes place! Be there for the fun!

• Saturday, 6/2 - Online Silent Auction closes at 6:00PM
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Grades of Green

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.
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