Check out the great artwork on display in our school!

Global Day of Play

On Late Start, February 7th, we will have a Day of Play! Our goal is to raise awareness about the necessity of unstructured play. Watch this informative video about Global Day of Play. 

Here are some school wide guidelines:

  • Students can bring toys from home as long as they are not dangerous or electronic.
  • Toys may NOT require batteries or electricity. No devices.
  • The only exception on the electronics rule would be a board game that has an electronic timer, an electronics play kit, or similar.
  • No toys that simulate weapons.
  • Some ideas: board games, dolls, Legos, blocks, trucks, cars, race tracks, playing cards, empty cardboard boxes, markers, jigsaw puzzles, blankets (for forts), social games (charades, Pictionary, etc.)
  • We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items so please keep those special items at home.

Click here to learn more. 

iPad Insurance

If you did not purchase the insurance for your child’s iPad, you may still do so at the half year rate of $12.50. Purchasing the insurance will cover your child’s iPad for the rest of the school year and through the summer. We ask that you seriously consider doing this. Most “fixes” are upwards of $270, a lost or stolen iPad is upwards of $470 for replacement. For more information about iPad insurance and what it covers, please click this link.

iPads will need to be inspected for damage before insurance can be paid. If you are interested, please email Beth Colvin [email protected] or Jennifer Talbott at [email protected]

Centennial Elementary Career Fair

Centennial Elementary School will be hosting a Career Fair on April 19 (from 1:30-3:30pm)! We are excited to give our 4th and 5th grade students a close-up view of a variety of possible career paths. Through this process, 4th and 5th grade students will take an interest survey, and then explore careers they are interested in. As students start to think of where their passions lie, they begin to make connections between the real world and their daily learning. 

During our Career Fair, the community members and leaders will share insights about their careers and the necessary education and training for career success. Our students will interact with these adults as they explore the different booths set up in the gymnasium. Students will be invited to ask questions and consider which careers pique their interests. 

Volunteers needed! We are hoping to find two businesses from each of the career clusters (see Colorado Career Cluster Model) to participate in our Career Fair. This model categorizes all careers into one of six categories listed below;

  • Agriculture, Natural Resources & Energy
  • Business, Marketing & Public Administration
  • Hospitality, Human Services & Education
  • Health Science, Criminal Justice & Public Safety
  • Skilled Trades & Technical Sciences
  • STEM, Arts, Design & Information Technology

Agriculture, Natural Resources & Energy

If you are interested in participating by setting up a table (or booth) during our Career Fair, please fill out our quick survey. We can facilitate 2-3 businesses per career cluster.

Thank you for your interest in our Career Fair! We look forward to learning from you!

Winter reminders for outdoor recess:

  • Children will go out to recess unless the temperature falls below 20 degrees and/or excessive precipitation.
  • Please send your child to school with appropriate clothing including winter jacket, gloves, hats and boots.
  • Students must have snow boots to play in the snow/field.

Infant and Toddler Literacy Night with Local Early Language Development Experts
St. Vrain families with children ages 0-3 are invited to the Infant and Toddler Literacy Night on Wednesday, January 24, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event, hosted by St. Vrain’s Early Childhood Department, will take place at the Timberline PK-8 Library and features local early language development experts Susan M. Moore and Laurene Phillips. Parents can expect practical insights into fostering language skills in young children. Childcare services will be available for children ages 1-5.
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Attendance Information

Thank you to all students who continue to Strive for Five or less absences for this school year. Our school attendance rate is 94.39% and we had 156 students with perfect attendance for December. We continue to strive for a 96% attendance rate at each grade level and as a whole school. Each month this is accomplished, grade levels earn an extra recess and our reward for the whole school will be sliming Dr. Jirik/Mrs. Coniglio. Let’s keep our attendance going strong this Spring, Huskies!!


We continue to celebrate all of the positive behavior at school. We had a competition within grade levels in December for which class could earn the most Class PAWS. Congratulations to these classes for earning a Choice P.E. class – Ms. Lacy, Mrs. Spendlow, Mrs. Colton, Ms. O’Neill, Ms. Jackson and Mrs. Woelfle. The whole school sets new goals for January and will work toward earning an all school Crazy Hair Day. Let’s continue to show off that amazing TRACK behavior – Trust, Respect, Attitude, Cooperation and Keeping Safe!

Thank you,

Sarah Coniglio

Dean of Students, Centennial Elementary 

Important Dates:

1/15- MLK Jr. Day, No School

2/2- Dental Clinic

2/7- Late Start (school starts at 11:25)

2/7- Global Day of Play

2/8- Hat Day

Centennial Elementary School