NEW SCHOOL HOURS 8:30-3:00 PM
Dear Centennial Parents and Students,
I am excited to welcome you to Centennial Elementary School. The staff at Centennial is preparing to welcome all students and begin the 2017-2018 school year. For those of you new to our school and/or district, you will find a staff of exceptional people that have a reputation of creating a learning environment that is warm and demanding.
My name is Chris Brauer, principal at Centennial. As principal, I value building relationships and student achievement, and am clear on the belief that all students can and will learn. Centennial Elementary is part of “No Excuses University.” A program that helps define the culture at Centennial which challenges students to realize their full academic and social potential, ensuring each student is prepared for college or any post high school program, should they choose that path.
Student Drop Off/Pick Up: Our student drop-off and pick-up zones have changed. This new student exchange zone will flow on the west end of our parking lot between the portables and ILC classrooms. Signs are marked to direct parents, and staff will be out to assist with this change. We ask parents to remain patient, as we get comfortable with our new system in the morning and afternoon. I believe these changes are in the best interest of student safety and applaud the district’s support.
Reminders: (Please reference map as a visual) MAP LINK
Parents who wish to walk their students into school, please pull in and park in the designated visitor parking area, similar to previous years.
Back To School Meet & Greet: This event will be held on Wednesday, September 6th from 2:30pm – 3:30pm. You will have the opportunity to:
Open House / Back 2 School BBQ: This event will be held Thursday, September 28th from 5:00PM – 7:00PM.
To all new incoming students and parents, I welcome you to the Centennial family. The staff at Centennial looks forward to working with you both this year and the years to come. Ways for parents to partner with the school and support your student this year are as follows:
Lastly, I want to be clear that educating our students is a partnership with the school and home. I want to encourage parents to take the opportunities to get involved and share in the journey with us.
Upcoming Important Dates:
September 6th – Back to School Meet & Greet / 2:30pm – 3:30pm
September 7th – First Day of School / Grades 1 – 5 only / 8:30am – 3:00pm
September 7th, 8th, and 11th / Kindergarten WA Kids Testing
September 12th – 1st Day of Kindergarten
September 28th – Open House/Back to School BBQ
October 5th- Picture Day
Feel free to contact the Centennial office staff or myself if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks for being part of the Centennial family; have a wonderful school year!
Chris Brauer, Principal
Centennial Elementary School
24323 54th Avenue East
Graham, WA 98338
The legacy of a much-loved Bethel teacher will live on through a new foundation created to help local children in need.
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