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9/27/13 > Centre Elementary School Develops Fireworks Fridays

SchoolCenter Picture Centre Elementary School of Clearfield developed Fireworks Fridays to foster school pride and positive behaviors among its students, according to Principal Mary Mike Sayers.  The Fireworks Fridays program was developed to reinforce positive behaviors and school pride instead of relying solely on disciplinary action to correct poor behavior, according to Sayers.  For the program, each student is asked to show their Bison pride by meeting four expectations.  They are: be respectful , be responsible , be kind and be ready to learn And, this doesn't have to occur in the classroom, it can be anywhere; it can be in the cafeteria, on the bus ramp or on the bus, said Sayers.  For example, if a student helps clean up in the cafeteria or is kind to fellow students on the bus or in the hallways, that goes above and beyond what is expected.  Every week, each classroom teacher will pick one student who best met these goals.  And each Friday, "Fireworks Friday," these students are recognized during morning announcements.  They also have their name placed on a bison-shaped award that is pinned on the school bulletin board.


SchoolCenter PictureFirst-grade teachers Lane Sherick and Elizabeth Kitchen came up with the idea of calling it Fireworks Friday, Sayers said. 
The students' names stay up on the bulletin board for the entire quarter, and at the end of each quarter, the names are entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes and T-shirts from Bison sports teams.  The school also plans to have an end-of-the-year drawing for all the students selected with even bigger prizes, Sayers said.  This is the first year for the program, and so far Sayers said it is already popular with students.  "They like being recognized before the whole school," she said.  Another bonus is that a notification is sent home to the selected students' parents with an explanation on why their child was selected for the award.
Article courtesy The Progress; by Jeff Corcino
, staff writer

3/21/13 > CAUGHT BEING: Kind, Generous, Giving and Thoughtful

At Centre Elementary School
CAUGHT BEING:  Kind, Generous, Giving & Thoughtful


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A Centre Elementary student, Miss Shawniqua Hazel, showed her generosity, kindness, and thoughtfulness for others recently.  On March 19th, Shawniqua had won a beautiful brand-new bicycle at the Make-A-Wish benefit auction held at Centre Elementary, and graciously chose to give away her new bicycle to a little friend who was in need of a new bike.  Way to Go, Shawniqua!!

(Shawniqua is proud to be a Gr. 4 student at Centre Elementary, and we are proud of her!)

1/18/12 > MAKE-A-WISH FUNDRAISER GOING ON NOW AT CENTRE EL!

Make-A-Wish Fundraiser is going on now at Centre Elementary!!!

WHO:  Centre EL Students, Families
and Community Members
WHEN:  January 11, 2012 through Wednesday, January 25, 2012
WHAT:  We will be having a sale on "Thermal Tote Lunch Bags" and "Cinch It Up Thermal Totes"
WHY:  Because we want to Make-A-Wish come true for a child in need!

***All prizes earned through the sales will go to our annual Make-A-Wish Auction.

***Checks should be made payable to Make-A-Wish.

***Money must accompany orders and should be turned in to Centre Elementary School on or before WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012!

If you have questions please contact the Centre EL Office at 765-1761.

11/01/11 > BULLYING AWARENESS WEEK 2011: Nov. 14 - 18, 2011

Bullying Awareness Week will be the week of Nov. 14-18.  The purpose of Bullying Awareness Week is to help make parents and students aware of what bullying is and how to prevent it.  Special events scheduled for this week include:
Monday:  "I'm too Bright to Bully"- wear neon colors
Tuesday:  "Caps for Caring"-wear a hat or cap
Wednesday:  "Wear Green, Bullying is mean"-wear green
Thursday:  "Standing up to Bullies is no Sweat"-wear sweat pants/sweat shirts
Friday:  "Team up Against Bullying"-wear your favorite sports team's shirt

On Friday November 18th we will be having an assembly at 9:30 AM to celebrate Bullying Awareness Week and American Education Week.  District Attorney Bill Shaw will be here to speak about bullying and each grade level will perform a skit or song.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  This will take the place of classroom visitation.

Thanks for your support,

Miss Mabon, School Counselor

To download the parent flyer with more information, please CLICK HERE .

1/19/11 > CENTRE EL HELD ANNUAL BOOK FAIR & CARNIVAL ON 1/18/11

Centre Elementary School PTO held their annual Book Fair & Carnival on Tuesday 1/18/11.  We had a GREAT turnout!  Activities included face painting, Mr. Duke made cotton candy, Mr. and Mrs. Barton crafted balloon animals/figures, and the PTO made popcorn.  A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped out in any way! 
To view photos of the Book Fair/Carnival,  CLICK HERE .

1/17/11 > CENTRE EL BOOK FAIR THIS WEEK: CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE

Book Fair at Centre EL the week of January 17!
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11/11/10 > CENTRE EL HOLDS VETERANS DAY PROGRAM

SchoolCenter PictureCentre Elementary held a special program for Veterans Day 2010 to recognize and honor local veterans.
Thank you to all who participated in any way!

10/20/10 > THIRD GRADE COMPLETES SCIENCE PROJECT

Miss Shagren's Gr. 3 class recently enjoyed doing a science project called "leaf rubbing", and learned about various types of trees and their leaves.  Everyone did a terrific job!
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10/14/10 > BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM KICKS OFF

SchoolCenter PictureCentre Elementary celebrated its Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Kick-Off event on 10/14/10.  Community members, bus drivers, parents, faculty, staff and students joined together to support our school-wide anti-bullying plan.  Present were the Hon. Judge Cherry, State Representative George, Officer Morris (Lawrence Twp.), Shawny Bennett (CASD Transportation Coordinator), Barbara Mumford (Fullington Bus Company), bus drivers, and Bill Shaw (Clfd County District Attorney).

9/21/09 > FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PROGRAM

SchoolCenter Picture Dear Parents,
We are proud to announce that Centre Elementary and Girard/Goshen Elementary are the recipients of a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
As a result of being awarded the grant, our students will have the opportunity to receive a fresh fruit or vegetable snack every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.  Along with making time for the students to enjoy the snack, the classroom teachers will be giving the students some information pertaining to the fruit/vegetable.  They will discuss such things as what kind of fruit or vegetable it is; why it is good for us, and where it comes from.  This is a great opportunity to introduce new fruits and vegetables to our children.  Please take some time at home to discuss the program with your children, encourage them to try the snack and give them some time each evening to tell you what they had and what they learned about it.  If you have any questions regarding the grant, please feel free to call the school.  Thank you for your continued support in educating our children.