News and Announcements

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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Calling all readers! We hope you will participate in our first annual Literacy Lanterns!

Here is what you will do:
1. Choose a favorite book character.
2. Pick out a perfect pumpkin.
3. Decorate your pumpkin to look like that favorite character.
4. Bring your pumpkin to the CSS Library between October 3rd and October 26th.
5. Include an index card, attached to your pumpkin, with your first and last name, grade and teacher.

All Literacy Lanterns will be displayed in the CSS Library during the month of October. Winners will be chosen to help lead the Halloween Parade on October 31st, here at CSS!
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Back to School Night: Thursday, Sept. 13

We are looking forward to hosting parents for our annual CSS Back to School Night this Thursday. Your child’s teacher has a wealth of information to share with you about the school year ahead. Please join us in the Cougar Cafe (cafeteria) prior to going to your child’s classroom.
5:30 - 6:00 General Parent Meeting for 3rd -5th
6:15 - 7:00 3rd -5th grade Class Meetings
6:30 - 7:00 General Parent Meeting for TK-2nd
7:15 - 8:00 TK-2nd grade Class Meetings
Although there are very few times when our students are not included at CSS, please note that this is an adults only event. We do not have any supervision available and ask that you do not allow your children to be on campus alone. Thank you for supporting us in keeping our students safe.
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First Day of School 8/29/18

Minimum Day Schedule:
TK and Kindergarten: Parents and students attend class for an orientation from 9:00am-10:00am only. TK/Kinder students’ “official” full day will be Thursday, August 30th.
1st / 2nd Grades: 8:20 am – 12:50 pm
3rd/4th/5th Grades: 8:20 am – 1:30 pm

Early Bird Schedule for TK-2nd grade Thursday, August 30 - Friday, September 14
Prior to our Back to School Night (Thursday, September 13), our youngest Cougars are all on Early Bird schedule as our teachers determine which groups of children will work best together to optimize small group instruction.
TK/K - 8:20 am –12:45 pm
1st/2nd – 8:20 am - 2:05 pm (except Mondays)
3rd/4th/5th – 8:20 am - 2:45 pm (except Mondays)

Please join the PTA for Coffee on the Quad from 8:30-10:30 am tomorrow morning to catch up with old friends and make new ones.
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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!

https://centerstreetelementarymusic.weebly.com/
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CENTER STREET SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL 2018

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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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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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 parliamentarian@csspta.com to find out which positions are open.
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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: https://css.myschoolcentral.com/
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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aaaa28a4f85-stomp
Questions? STOMP@CSSPTA.COM
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