October 2023

October 2023

October  2023


Upcoming Veterans Day Assembly


Hello Centennial Families,


We are looking forward to honoring Veterans at our Centennial Veterans Day Assembly on
Thursday, Nov. 9th at 8:30 am. If your student has a family member who has served, or is
currently serving in the military, we would like to honor them!


Please complete this Veterans Day Picture Slideshow and upload a photo of the veteran. If you have a picture of them in uniform or doing their military job, that would be awesome, but if not, any photo will work - maybe even a photo of them with their Centennial Star! Please have your photos submitted no later than Oct. 20th in order for them to be included in our event.


**If you submitted a photo last year and would like to use that again, please contact Megan
Green in the office instead of using the Google Form. Email is: [email protected]
Thank you!

Panorama Survey

The Olympia School District is asking families to participate in the Fall Panorama Survey. You can fill it out anytime between now & Oct 9th . The survey is intended to gauge the overall well-being of our students, staff members and families. Families can access the survey by navigating to https://surveys.panoramaed.com/olympiawa/family/surveys and selecting their school from a drop-down menu.


Conference Week Info

Fall Conferences will run all week, Oct 23rd – 27th , and are HALF days, releasing at 11:05. Lunch will be provided as “grab & go.”

Conference scheduling takes place in Skyward Family Access. You will sign into your Skyward
- Family Access account and click on the Conference tab to see available conference times.


If you are unable to schedule through Skyward for any reason, please call the front office and
Megan will assist you. Online conference scheduling will close on Tuesday, October 17th . If you
need to schedule or make changes after that time, please contact the school.

Tip: Use your desktop computer or laptop to access the Skyward - Conference Tab. The
Skyward-Mobile App on your phone does not have all the features to set up conferences. The
Skyward-Mobile App is best used as a view only.

Pumpkin Fund Run

Pumpkin Fund Run is Thursday, October 12th . Students can come to school dressed in their favorite orange clothing, wearing sneakers and ready to run! All monies collected from the Fund Run need to be turned in by Friday, October 20th . Visitors are encouraged to come watch and cheer students on. Please sign in at the office first and get a visitor sticker. Thank you!


October 13th – Teacher In-Service Day – No School

Families that will be picking up lunches, breakfast or a Weekend Food Bag will need to pick up their food for both Thursday and Friday on Thursday, October 12th .


Booster Club….save the date!!

 Friday Oct 27th will be a FREE Booster Club sponsored Family Fall Social. The social
will begin at 5:30, costumes encouraged! Please be on the lookout from the Booster Club to help volunteer. These events cannot run smoothly without enough hands helping.
 Sunday October 8th is the Booster Club’s MOD pizza fundraiser. If you’re looking for an easy lunch or dinner on Sunday, stop by the Lacey MOD Pizza & mention the Centennial Booster Club.

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Centennial from October 23rd -27th during Parent/Teacher Conference week and it will be in-person. The hours are Monday - Thursday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and Friday 8:30 am to 11:30 am. It will be set up in the small gym again to give us more space and make it easier to browse for books, posters and all the other fun stuff!


The proceeds from this fair will purchase many new books for our school library. Your generous support from the Spring Fair helped purchase new books as well as replace many of the well-loved ones like Dog Man, Amulet, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. 
Keep an eye out for Book fair flyers. They will be sent home the week before the fair as well as additional information and book fair hours. 

The Book Fair is a great way to support your Centennial Library...hope to see you there!


Free & Reduced Lunch and the Friday Food Program

Families can apply for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program through Skyward, or request a paper application in the main office.
Another support for families is the Friday Food Program, which supplies students with a small bag of shelf stable meals and snacks to take home over the weekend. If you have questions or would like to learn more about either of these programs, please get in touch with Annika Nicholas at: [email protected]. Thank you!

Update Student Information Online- PLEASE COMPLETE!

If you have not already done so, please take a moment to login to your Skyward Family Access account and update your student's information for the new school year.

It is important that we verify your address, phone numbers, and emergency contact information each year. This information is a vital piece of our EOP (Emergency Operation Plan).

Please do NOT add parent/guardians to emergency contacts. We always call those numbers first. To update the information, login to Family Access, click the tab on the left labeled - Update Your Student's Information 2023-24 and follow the prompts to submit any updates.
**If you are a newly registered family, you do not need to update unless you want to make any changes or additions. **


Walk n Roll Dates

Hey Centennial Stars, it’s time to Walk N Roll! Students who walk or roll to school get a prize! Centennial is Walking N Rolling to school all year long! Save these dates.
 Oct 11
 Nov 8
 Dec 13
 Jan 10
 Feb 14
 Mar 13
 April 10
 May 8
 June 12


With Halloween approaching at the end of the month, Olympia School District has directed buildings to not allow costumes at school in an effort to maintain an equitable environment for all. Please be respectful of that and keep the costumes to the Booster Club social event. Thank you for your cooperation.



Families please remember to call the Attendance Line at 360-596-8303 to let us know that your student will be absent from school for an illness, medical appointment or if you are gone on a trip. If you email your child’s teacher, please CC the front office to avoid any confusion. This will eliminate the School Messenger “robo” calls from going out.

Upcoming Events:

10/9-12 - Spirit Week:
10/9 - I’m So Sleepy: PJ & Bed head hair day
10/10 - Wear Centennial Sprit Wear
10/11 - Let’s Get Physical: favorite activity or sport
10/11 – NATIONAL Walk N Roll to school!
10/12 - Pumpkin Fund Run!! Wear orange
10/13 - NO SCHOOL---teacher in service day
10/19 – Picture Make Up Day! 8:15 – 9:30
10/23-27 - Fall Conferences & Half days
10/27 – Family Fall Social @ 5:30
11/2 – Complete update of Student Information Forms for 2023-24 in Family Access
11/9 – Veterans Day Assembly @ 8:30
11/10 - Veterans Day (observed)-No School
11/22-24 - Thanksgiving Break