** URGENT **
Please view our October 2013 Bluejay newsletter and read about the upcoming bond measure that would affect all of our students. The voting deadline is November 5 and this is a chance for parents to help decide the future of Springfield’s schools
Take a moment to review the guidelines for the upper level of the parking lot at our school so that we can keep things running safely and smoothly.
Morning – NO driving in the upper parking lot between the times of 8:15 and 8:45.
Afternoon – You may drive in the upper parking lot after the buses have departed.
Centennial Elementary School serves approximately 450 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Our Springfield school is the closest to Eugene, less than a mile away from Autzen Stadium. We have a very supportive Parent Teacher Association and serve our students with the following academics and arts:
90 minutes of core reading daily
70 minutes of math instruction daily
Intervention groups for reading and math
Music twice a week
Library twice a week
** New this year – Physical Education three times a week.
In addition to this, we also have a Willamalane sponsored after-school care, and several clubs: TAG, Ukulele, Choir and Spanish.
Our Positive Behavior Support system is recognized by the University of Oregon Department of Education and we have three school rules which we adhere to:
Centennial’s student population includes about 29% minority students of which 25% are Hispanic/Latino. Hablamos español aqui (four staff are bilingual and we do speak Spanish here).
Centennial teachers are 100% highly qualified with more than 50% holding advanced degrees and have an average of 17 years of classroom teaching experience. For the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years, Centennial Elementary was recognized by the Oregon Department of Education as a model school. We are currently the only model school in all of Lane County and there are 27 total model schools in all of Oregon, K-12.
For the 2013-2014 school year we wrote a grant for $50,000 to the Oregon Department of Education to procure a full-time P.E. teacher for our students and an additional grant for $28,000 in conjunction with Guy Lee for Professional Development and materials for physical education. We are happy to announce that we were awarded both grants! Mr. Greg McGowan will be sharing the fun and benefits of physical education with our students. Mr. McGowan is highly qualified and has a long history with physical education. We look forward to the positivity and knowledge that he will be bringing to our team. Students will have P.E. three times a week.
At Centennial, we are life-long learners and helpers. We welcome questions, concerns, volunteer inquiries, and everything in-between. Our mascot is the Blue Jays and we love to fly in formation! We believe that, working together, we can accomplish everything we need to for EVERY student to have success.
Moving into this new school year, remember that our motto is, “Centennial Elementary – Some of the Greatest Students on Planet Earth!”
1315 Aspen Street
Springfield, OR 97477
541-744-6383 / FAX: 541-744-6489