FREE Meals and Curbside Food Pick-Up for ALL Students

Learn more about FREE meals for ALL children, ages 18 and younger, through curbside pick-up and at designated bus stops.

While children are learning from home, Centennial Schools will safely give out meals to children, ages 18 and younger, through curbside pick-up and at designated bus stops. 

This means everyone can have nutritious meals each day. Participating in meal pick-ups helps both families and our school. More participation means more kids eating nutritious foods and funding for our school’s nutrition program. 

We have expanded the food service,
so please stop by and pick up meals for your students!

Beginning November 23

Bulk meals can be picked up on Mondays (2 days of meals), Wednesdays (3 days of meals), and Friday (2 days – weekend meals). Meals are spaced out to help accommodate space in your refrigerator and freezer at home. We appreciate your continued support during this time. Enjoy!

Meal Pick-Up Times and Locations
 for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Note: Meal pick-ups will not be available over holiday breaks: Friday, November 27 and from Friday, December 25- Friday, January 1. Food service resumes Monday, January 4.


Blue Heron Elementary 405 Elm St, Lino Lakes, MN 55014
Centerville Elementary 1721 Westview, Centerville, MN 55038
Golden Lake Elementary 1 School Rd, Circle Pines, MN 55014
Rice Lake Elementary 575 Birch St, Lino Lakes, MN 55014
Centennial West High School 4881 101st Lane NE, Circle Pines, MN 55014

3:30pm-5:30pm at Centennial Middle School, 399 Elm Street, Lino Lakes, MN 55014 (5 meals served on Wednesdays, beginning December 2—note new day. November 23 will be the last Monday night pick-up). Eliminate the need to pick-up throughout the week and receive 5 days of meals beginning December 2 from 3:30pm-5:30pm. No Monday pick-up after November 23.

Click here for the schedule and a map of bus stop locations.

What’s cooking?

Please click here for the menu, or download the application on your smartphone. All meals are made from turkey, chicken, or beef. NO ITEMS CONTAIN PORK, besides Lucky Charms. If you need special diet meals or have any further questions, please contact: Tara Forner at (763) 792-5423 or

Strategic Planning

On November 21 and 22, 2016, the Centennial School District engaged in a Strategic Planning process with the goal of setting a course for success in the future. For the first time in our district’s history, we facilitated a planning process that was inclusive of community members and district employees. More than 50 individuals collaborated on the plan and arrived at eight tangible goals that will reshape the district and move us into the future.

View a PowerPoint on the planning process and Centennial's Strategic Plan 2016.

How you can help shape the future of Centennial Schools?

We only get better working together. Sign up to serve on a committee. Be a voice in the room and interact with others in the community. Assist in putting together the strategies to achieve the goals. Contact Jody Josephson at 763.792.6010 for more information.

Do you want to receive updates on the strategic plan goal progress?

Sign up to receive timely updates to the strategic plan goal progress. Information will also be reported out in The Observer and in the Annual Report.

Goal 1: Identify, value and engage the community

Identify our current practices, using surveys to determine what our communities want, and developing events that truly represent our community.

Goal 2: Analyze causes of the achievement gap and provide accessibility at all levels and for all stakeholders

Research current and best practices and implement new strategies to address the achievement gap.

Goal 3: Find strategic ways to communicate using staff, students, and community

Use a variety of strategies to communicate and connect with all stakeholders in our communities as well as developing others.

Goal 4: Establish a "Plan-Do-Check" model for all areas

Continue to evaluate, assess, and improve all systems within our organization. Ensure timely and concise communication to staff and stakeholders.

Goal 5: Professional development

Balancing  wellness vs. relevance, efficiency, and inclusiveness, continue to utilize our current professional development model while incorporating more voice in the process for all stakeholders.

Goal 6: Expand programming and infrastructure to address the vocational, college prep, and remedial needs of each student

Create a sub group to evaluate potential options in this area that aren't necessarily driven by cost.

Goal 7: Develop a partnership between students and community on a service level and on a business level

Identify current partnerships and create new ones that connect us in many ways to our communities.

Goal 8: Develop a two-pronged approach to lobbying and fundraising

Establish a lobbying group to promote legislative changes and a fundraising group tasked with raising dollars for local initiatives.