Annual U of O Science and Invention Fair

Greetings Science Lovers!

Once again, the SPICE program at the University of Oregon will be holding the annual UO Science and Invention Fair for K-8 students on campus during Winter term.
The Fair will be held on the UO campus on April 13, 2019
In order to support students in developing science fair projects the SPICE program provides a series of hands on workshops in science fair project development. We will send instructors to local classrooms and non-profit groups to lead the workshops and assist students in developing projects.
Workshop visits will happen mid-January-March 2019, but we’d also love to visit your classroom sometime in mid-January (15-20 minutes) to introduce the fair and help your students get a jumpstart on their projects. Please share with teachers and friends!
To learn more and sign up for visits, please visit our workshop information page here.
Best wishes,
UO Science Fair Team

Toys for Tots Information

Please follow this link toys for tots to find out more information about this wonderful holiday blessing for our local families.


New secretary starting soon

Centennial Parents and Families,

As some of you may know, Mrs. Engle, has decided it is time to retire from her post as

school secretary to be a full-time wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Engle’s’ last day as a Blue Jay will be December 21st. Please be sure to come by to wish her the best as she will be missed by the Centennial community. We are thankful for her 30+ years of service in Springfield.

I am happy to announce Deb Jolda has been selected as the next administrative secretary of Centennial and will begin transitioning into her new role the weeks leading up to winter break. Mrs. Jolda has worked in our district for the last 13 years in our communications department. She is looking forward to having a more direct impact with students in our community.

Mrs. Jolda will have many new names and faces to learn. As a reminder please be prepared to show your identification when picking-up students early or visiting the school while she gets to know the many new faces. We anticipate a smooth transition from Mrs. Engle to Mrs. Jolda and thank you ahead of time for your patience through this transition.

Thank you,

Amy Halley Centennial Principal


Padres y Familias de Centennial,

Como algunos de ustedes saben, la Sra. Engle, ha decidido que es hora de retirarse de su puesto como secretaria de la escuela para ser esposa, madre y abuela a tiempo completo. El último día de la Sra. Engle como Blue Jay será el 21 de Diciembre. Por favor asegúrese de venir para desearle lo mejor, ya que la comunidad de Centennial la extrañará. Estamos agradecidos por sus más de 30 años de servicio en Springfield.
Me complace anunciar que Deb Jolda ha sido seleccionada como la próxima secretaria administrativa de Centennial y comenzará la transición la semanas previas a las vacaciones de Invierno. La Sra. Jolda ha trabajado en nuestro distrito durante los últimos 13 años en nuestro departamento de comunicaciones. Ella espera tener un impacto más directo con los estudiantes de nuestra comunidad.
La Sra. Jolda tendrá muchos nuevos nombres y caras para aprender. Como recordatorio, prepárese para mostrar su identificación cuando recoja a los estudiantes temprano o visite la escuela mientras ella conoce las muchas caras nuevas. Prevemos una transición sin problemas de la Sra. Engle a la Sra. Jolda y le agradecemos de antemano su paciencia durante esta transición.


Amy Halley
Director de Centennial


Fall Book Fair is here!

Our annual fall book fair will be held at the end of this month and offers families a great opportunity to pick up that next favorite book to read over winter break and maybe even a few stocking stuffers. Each student will receive a virtual $2 from the PTA to spend at the book fair, just give the cashier your name at check out to use your money. All students need to be accompanied by an adult while they are shopping at the book fair. The book fair will be located in room 1 and will be open the following days and times:

  • Monday, Nov. 26th 2:30pm-3:15pm
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27th 2:30pm-3:15pm
  • Closed Wednesday, Nov. 28th
  • Thursday, Nov. 29th 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Friday, Nov. 30th 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Monday, Dec. 3rd 9:00am-3:15pm

You can also shop our book fair online at (search for Centennial Elementary) starting Nov. 14th – Dec. 4th. Any orders placed online will be shipped to the school free of charge and delivered to your student’s classroom.


Clipping Box Tops really makes a difference!

With everyone’s hard work in clipping and collecting Box Tops we were able to raise $788.20 so far this school year!! Each class gets to spend the money they earned on items for their classroom such as supplies or snacks. Congratulations to Mrs. Drago’s class for bring in the most this time and earning a class party of their choice! Remember to keep clipping, collecting and sending them to school with your student. Each one is worth $0.10 and they sure add up quickly! Our next big competition will happen in the Spring.


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