Through the support of the PTO and the generosity of the parents in the community, Centerville is able to bring Enrichment programs to the students of Centerville. These programs supplement the regular curriculum, and expose students to arts and culture. During the year, we bring in several science programs, including things like portable tide pools and a traveling planetarium. We also invite published authors to run writing workshops with the kids, performers to portray various historical figures, such as Amelia Earhart and Ben Franklin, and in between we may have storytellers, musicians, or athletes. We also set up assemblies for the whole school that deliver a positive message. Thanks to the money raised by the PTO, we are able to provide these fun and educational programs to your kids throughout the year. Please feel free to contact Kim Fogelgren and Jennifer Bissett with feedback or ideas.
Below is a listing of Enrichment activities taking place in the 2016/2017 school year (subject to change):
- Scot Cannon, performs a stage presentation for the entire school using pantomime, music and audience participation to look at the subject of bullying, cyber bullying, anger, tolerance and what to do when you are having a bad day.
- Carole Finn-Weidman, performs for the Kindergarten as Mother Goose. Carole does interactive activities with the students, tells stories and sings songs that teach the children in a fun and exciting new way.
- Chris Lambert, a meteorologist from the 7News team visits the 4th and 5th grade students. Chris will cover a lot of topics about the weather including pressure patterns, jet streams, thunderstorms, blizzards, hurricanes, and forecast models. He will also discuss the water cycle and what it is like to work at the 7News TV station.
- Marty Kelley, author and illustrator will visit the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Marty will explain the writing process from generating ideas to writing rough drafts and final copies. He will share rough drafts with the students and demonstrate why it’s so important to keep working and reworking the writing. He also shows how he creates the artwork for the books and ends the presentation with a drawing demonstration using an audience volunteer as a model. After the group sessions Marty will spend an hour in each classroom working with a specific "workshop" chosen by the teacher. Workshops include the following: idea generation, plot development (comic book format) , illustration or editing/revising.
- Kevin Robinson, BMX World Record Holder and X Games Gold Medalist, will speak to the students about the importance of respect, perseverance, and overcoming adversity while performing tricks on his BMX bike. This will be an all school assembly.