Nearby Nature

Nearby Nature is pleased to offer the following opportunities for families and children in the upcoming months.  Please share this information with your school community.  (A word document with this information is attached.)
 January 31: Fantasical Forest Nature Quest (Alton Baker Park, Jan 31, 2016 1 – 3 PM)
Wander park trails in search of secret spots where gnomes and fairies might hide, hear a forest fable, and make a magical friend of your own to take home. Meet in our Learnscape behind the Park Host Residence in Alton Baker Park. FREE for members!  $2 person or just $5 a family for non-members. Pre-registration is requested at 541-687-9699 or online at
February 5: Green Start Play Day – Furry Friends (Alton Baker Park, February 5, 2016 10 – 11:30 AM)
Enjoy outside nature play in our Learnscape plus pre-school crafts and stories. Rain or shine! Indoor area available for wet weather. Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Members free, non-members $5/family (adult and pre-schoolers). Meet by the Yurt in our Learnscape at Alton Baker Park. Pre-register: 541-687-9699 or online at
February 15: No School Day – Forts in the Forest (Alton Baker Park, Feb 15, 2016 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM)
How do animals build their homes? Try your hand at making a deer bed, a bird nest, and your own fort from the forest. Discover how to navigate in the woods with a compass and clues on this forest adventure. $40 members/$45 non-members, need based scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. Outdoors in Alton Baker Park and at our Yurt. Pre-registration required, call 541-687-9699, or online at
March 5: Treefrog Tunes Nature Quest (Amazon Park, Mar 05, 2016 6:30 to 8:00 PM)
Enjoy a treefrog tunes walk in Amazon Park! Learn about — and listen for — Pacific treefrogs with ecologists Peg Boulay and Bruce Newhouse. Meet at the Amazon Playground. Members FREE, non-members $2/person, $5/family. Pre-register: 541-687-9699 or
Please contact me if you have questions or would like further information about our programs,
Jo Niedeck
Nearby Nature
Education Coordinator

Young Rembrandts

This winter is the perfect time to register for Young Rembrandts! Artists will advance techniques in color pencil, marker and Sharpie. A fast food still life,  and emoticons will provide a lot of fun. Make this an unforgettable winter for learning and fun. Enroll today! For more information please see our flyer here :Centennial w16(1)

Thank you,

Amy James, Area Franchisee
Young Rembrandts, Inc. Willamette Valley
PO Box 40614
Eugene, OR 97404



Centennial Lost & Found

Centennial’s Lost and Found is over flowing with forgotten coats, shirts, lunchboxes and more. If your child has been missing their coat or other items please come claim it ASAP. Anything that has been left in or around the bin by Thursday, Jan. 28th will be donated.



School Transfer Information

Have you recently moved or are planning to move in the near future? If you will no longer be in your child’s current school district or wish to change schools please refer to the districts current transfer information here : medianotice2016-transfers. If you have any further questions about this information please contact either your school secretary or the Springfield School District. Thank You!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a reminder that there is no school Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 & 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday and there is also no school Monday Nov. 30th, Tuesday Dec. 1st and Wednesday Dec. 2nd next week due to grading days and parent teacher conferences. Enjoy your long break from school, travel safe and have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We will see you back here at Centennial on Thursday, Dec. 4th!


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