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Winter Winter weather notes from Mrs. Orphanos:
  • The gym is open on cold (below freezing 32 degrees/high wind chill) and stormy (heavy rain/sleet/snow) days from 8:35-8:50 bell. Students should line up in their grade level lines. The gym is crowded in the winter; students are not allowed to run around or play ball if waiting in the gym for safety reasons. Parents/guardians should remain with student until the bell rings.  
  • The throwing of snowballs and climbing on snowbanks is strictly prohibited on school grounds before, during and after school.
  • Please send your child to school dressed appropriately for winter weather. Students go outside for recess daily, weather permitting. We suggest a winter coat, hat, gloves/mittens and boots (as needed). Please contact me if support from Helping Hands is needed, we are always happy to provide winter coats for our students.
  • Please  use extra caution when driving in the school zone. Snowbanks and slick roads only make our already congested school arrival bus line and student drop off areas  in need of extra caution. 
THANK YOU        Mrs. Orphanos
Concert Grade 1, 2 and 3 WINTER CONCERT is next Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in the school gym. Parents/guardians are invited to watch. Center School students in grades Kindergarten, 4 and 5 will have a chance to see the show during an upcoming dress rehearsal.  
Smile Center School raised over $660.00 during last Friday's Citywide Pajama Day! This money will be donated toward's South School's new playground, which is being built in memory of Ella O'Donnell. Citywide totals are well over $10.000! Way to go Center School and Peabody!
Bear Thank You to everyone who has donated stuffed animals so far to the Boston Children's Hospital Teddy Bear Annual Collection. I will be delivering the donations after school on Monday, December 19, 2016,  so please be sure to have your donations in by 3:00 p.m that day.
GIFT Thank You in advance for the generous Helping Hands donations and Giving Tree shoppers. If you are shopping for a child in need, please turn your gifts in by Tuesday, December 20th at 3:00 (or sooner), so Mrs. Lawless and I will have time to distribute the gifts. Helping Hands donations will be collected through next week as well. 
 Wreath sales were a huge success! THANK YOU for your support!
Pencils  School and class donations of photocopy paper, pencils, glue sticks, kleenex, paper towels and wipes are always welcome and appreciated.  
  •  STOP   Thank YOU for following the safety-focused school arrival and dismissal procedures listed above. Also, thanks in advance for your courtesy and respect towards our crossing guard Mr. Frank! He does an amazing job keeping our students safe!
Watch  School begins at 8:50 a.m. and dismissal is at 2:55 p.m. Your prompt arrival and pick up time is a critical component of your child's education and overall  school experience.  Tardy students miss important organization skills and time on learning. Late students interupt teachers' instruction and the learning of other students. Late pick ups at dismissal need to walk around to the annex door # 6. For building security purposes, the gym is only being used for bus dismissal. Late pick ups should be a rare, emergency situation. Please contact the school office at 978-536-5475 to inform the school if you are going to be late, or if you need information around after school child care.  Thanks for your consideration of ALL Center School Learners and Staff members!
Call in Program 978-536-5958 ~ Please call if your child is going to be absent from school and leave your child's name, teacher, and reason for absence. A note must be sent in upon your child's return to school.

  •  Center School Core Values
    Education is the shared responsibility of students, family, educators and the greater community. 
    Education is the foundation of good citizenship and life long learning.
    A respectful, inclusive and supportive environment is essential for teaching, learning and academic success. 
    A well rounded education consists of core academics, character education, fine and applied arts, physical education and technology skills.

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Center School Pledge

Cyclone I will treat myself and others with respect. I will use good manners and show courtesy to all those around me. I am reliable and others can count on me! I will give my best effort in all that I do!!!


Ms. Cammarata's Gym Corner
***Welcome to PE January 2017***HAPPY NEW YEAR***



Purpose- To improve & develop flexibility, strength, coordination, & balance through kinesthetic awareness.

Agenda- Animal movements, stunts, balances, combinations
Apparatus- ropes, balance beam, pyramid 
Activities- Zoo stations, Snake in the grass, Frozen beanbag balance, Balance stations
Sequencing- stunts & balance combinations
Purpose- To use a hockey stick to manipulate an object such as a puck, cup or ball in order to gain an understanding of stick handling sports.
Agenda- Stick handling, passing, shooting, goal tending
Activities- Spaghetti & meatballs, Hockey stations, Hockey shoot, Hockey scramble, 1/2 court hockey
Standards: 2.1-2.7   1,2,5,7