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Carmen Polka

Centennial Elementary

Principal: Carmen Polka

1555 W. 37th St. Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: 970 613-5800

The mission of Centennial Elementary is to: Empower, challenge, and inspire all students to learn, achieve, and excel socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually

Our vision for Centennial Elementary is to: Support all students to achieve at high levels socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually by collaboratively using data to inform our decision making.

Eagle's Code:  Be Respectful Be Responsible Be Fairminded 

Name and History: Our school was built in 1976 during the state's centennial and the nation's bicentennial, thus the name.   Colors: Red, white and blue

Mascot: Eagle

Description: A positive, respectful and caring learning community that strives to provide a friendly and inviting learning environment 

Stellar Points: School uses best teaching practices and has set high expectations for staff and students. Centennial believes all students can be successful and will do whatever it takes for students to succeed. District School of Distinction for accreditation status. Recipient of the Colorado Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award 2017 and 2018.

Special Offerings: Universal Restorative Practices and Critical Thinking; multi-age, differentiated learning opportunities in literacy and math; strong grade level team collaboration that reviews student data monthly to determine progress and makes curricular adjustments as needed in all levels, including Gifted and Talented

Extracurricular: Sneaker Club, Garden Club, Chess, Destination Imagination, Talent Show, 5th grade Colonial Fair, Student Council Canned Food Drive, Bald Eagle Boogie Fundraiser, Schools on the Move, Safe Routes to School, Bike Rodeo, Spring Fine Arts and Fitness Nights, Tires & Tennies, Annual School Art Show, Positive Behavior and Intervention Support Family Nights

Accomplishments/Awards/Partnerships: City of Loveland and Poudre Valley Health System partnerships with Safe Routes to School and wellness activities; Citizenship Awards from Optimists; School of Distinction; Orchards Church (neighbor) partnership in community activities and student mentoring; Harmony Gardens Nursery; Community Outdoor Classroom Garden in the works; Rotary

Parent/Volunteer: Strong PTA; high volunteer levels