News from the Nest ~ October 8, 2021

News from Mr. Hartmann...

 Wow, it is October, and it feels like the seasons are changing.  It is critical for home and school to be connected and on the same page so that we can best support our kids. We are implementing the use of take-home folders for K-2, and student planners for 3-5th grade. The students will learn to self-monitor, record daily homework assignments, and keep track of important dates and school activities. This will also give parents and guardians an opportunity to support their child’s learning.   As we continue our implementation, please actively engage, and use those tools to spark a conversation with your learner.  If you need support in how to best use the planners and the folders to drive conversation at home, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

Grade 4 and 5 families have an additional way to reflect with your learners.  Parents please be mindful that it is important that you review the Campus Portal gradebook with your son or daughter.  If you have questions on how to log-in to Campus Portal, please call the school office at 763-792-6200 or visit the ISD 12 site. If you have specific questions on how to review the Campus Portal gradebook, please contact the school office at 763-792-6200. Establishing this routine at home will benefit your student as middle school is just around the corner. 

We are S.O.A.R.ing and We are Centennial!

Mr. Hartmann
(c) 651-341-4394


Important Dates

Oct. 21 & 22:  No school / MEA
Oct 25:   BH PTO Virtual Meeting 6:30 - 7:30 pm LINK
Nov. 1:  Two-hour late start for students - Staff Development
Nov 8:   No school for students - Staff Grading, Parent Communication, Content Development
Nov. 11: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Nov. 18: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00 - 8:00 pm 


Attendance Reporting

 Parents will need to go to https://www.isd12.org/schools/elementary-schools/blue-heron-elementary and click on the Attendance Form (in red) to report any absence, late arrival, or early release.

 The form will allow parents to report absences, late arrivals, and early dismissals.  Thank you for helping us to improve our attendance reporting procedures.

 As always, if you have any questions or need any help with the new process, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 763-792-6200.  


Opportunities for Nurse Subs

 Are you a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN)? Do you enjoy working with students? Would you like to work the same hours your children are in school? If so, we would love to talk to you about opportunities to sub in our school health offices and/or go on field trips with students with health-related needs. Paid training is provided; there is no minimum amount required to sub each month. There are also opportunities to be a nurse sub with early childhood screening, which takes place once a month. CPR and First Aid certification is required; applicants must have a current nursing license.

 Please use the link below to find a full posting and online application. If you have any questions, please call Michelle Noha, district nurse, at 763-792-5011, or email her at mnoha@isd12.org.


District News

 Open Enrollment Registration Reminder for the 2022-2023 School Year

Do you currently open enroll your children and have another student/s to open enroll?
There is no need to submit an application for children already attending grades K-12 at Centennial Schools. Once enrolled, students remain enrolled; however, if you have other children you are also hoping to open enroll into the school district for next school year, you must complete an Open Enrollment Application and submit beginning November 1, 2021 - January 15, 2022.

Do you open enroll your child in a Centennial preschool program and plan to enroll in kindergarten?
You will need to submit an Open Enrollment Application beginning November 1, 2021 - January 15, 2022.

https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/open/

Want to know more about Centennial?
If you, or others you know, are interested in learning more aboutthe school district and our schools and programs, you are invited to attend a virtual Open Enrollment Information Session. Attendees will hear from staff regarding our programs and services, and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Open Enrollment Information Session (Grades K-12)
Thursday, December 9, 2021
5:30 p.m.

https://www.isd12.org/new-families/out-district-open-enrollment-process/how-enroll-your-child-through-open-enrollment

Questions?
Contact Margaret Kindle at mkindle@isd12.org, or by phone at 763.792.6006.


Community Education

 Happening soon:

Oct. 16- Tenicity Jr. Tennis Program Match Play (gr. 1+)
Oct. 17- Wrestling Camp (gr. 3-5)
Oct. 30- Halloween Hustle 5K (family/all ages)
              Intro to Ninja (ages 6-13)
Nov. 1-  Private Voice Lessons (ages 10+)
              Beginning Banjo, Guitar, Violin (gr. 4+)
Nov. 2-  Conquer Ninja Rec Team (ages 6-13)
Nov. 6Minecraft: City Builder (online)(gr. 1-5)
Nov. 13- Skyhawks Basketball (ages 8-12)

Click HERE to go online to view all activities and to register.


Welcome to the Digital Backpack, the district’s central posting place for community flyers.  If you have questions regarding these programs, please contact the organizations directly.  Click HERE to browse the Digital Backpack.