January/February 2022

Centennial Stars Newsletter

January/February 2022


Dear Families ~
A message from our librarian regarding Battle of the Books…..

We are very excited to offer the Battle of the Books (BoB) for all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students this year. This is a lively reading incentive program used to encourage reading, broaden student interests, increase reading comprehension, and practice cooperative skills. It’s also just a lot of fun!

This year’s Battle of the Book titles were introduced to students in December the week before winter break. Since then, our students have been working hard to read books on the list. They’ve also had time to meet with their teammates to pick a team name, plan and strategize. Next month, students will begin practice rounds to prepare for the finals that will be held the second week of March.

The best part about Battle of the Books is that our graphic novel shelves are overflowing and The Diary of the Wimpy Kid books are all on the library shelves. I also enjoy seeing these students several times each week as they come to switch out their BoB books. We are very proud of these students and look forward to seeing the excitement as they prepare for the competition.

Heather Slater,
Teacher Librarian


Snow Day Notifications to Families at Centennial

If we have a late start, or school is canceled, a robo call (School Messenger) will go out to all our families. If you’re not getting them, go to Skyward Family Access and then ‘Sky Alert’. Be sure your cell is entered under ‘Text Message Numbers.’ You can also check the Olympia School District website at osd.wednet.edu, or their social media pages (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter).

Walk ‘n’ Roll to School!

Hey Centennial Stars, it’s time to Walk N Roll! Intercity Transit’s Walk N Roll program invites all students and their families to walk to school on February 9th! What a great way to burn off those holiday desserts!
Students who walk or roll to school get a prize! Centennial is Walking N Rolling to school all year long! Save the dates.
Feb. 9
March 9
April 13
May 13 National Bike to School Day
June 8

January is School Board Appreciation Month

We would like to thank the Olympia School District Board of Directors for their service to our district!

Reminder to call the Attendance Line at 596-8303 to report any absences or late arrivals.

The office needs to know as soon as possible. This is a 24-hour recording phone line. Please feel free to call this number at any time that you are aware that your child will be absent.

Upcoming Events

1/12 Walk ‘n’ Roll to school
1/17 MLK Jr. Holiday – No School
1/18 MLK virtual Assembly shown to classes
1/19 CES – STEAM Science Fair 10:00-a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All School virtual science assembly presented by OMSI
2/4 Half Day – Dismissed at 11:05 a.m. – Grading for First Semester
2/7 Second Semester Begins
2/9 Walk ‘n’ Roll to school
2/11 Report Cards available on Skyward Family Access
2/21-22 Mid-Winter Break -- No School

In Case of Emergency

Keeping your contact information up to date is vital in an emergency. When your child has been injured at school or is sick, the office needs to have accurate contact information. It is also necessary for teachers to have up to date contact information to keep you informed regarding your child’s progress. Please send a note in with your child if you have a change to your phone number(s), address, or email information.


Centennial Phone Number 2021 - 2022

Attendance Line: 360-596-8303 (24 hour Voice Mail - Call anytime)

School Office: 360-596-8300 (End of the day transportation changes - Call prior to 1:45 p.m.)

Transportation Department: 360-596-7700 (Bus Issues)



OSD 2019-20 Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Olympia School District will provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. Auxiliary aids and services will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.


The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, reports of alleged sexual harassment, concerns about compliance, and/or grievance procedures: