Dear students and families,
I am excited to begin this new journey of learning with our students. We are moving through something that most of us have not seen in our lifetimes and we know there will be a learning curve as we forge ahead. I hope that you and your families have been safe during our time apart and I am ready to reconnect with you and your child(ren).
Miss Nina, Mrs. Mason and I will be adding weekly activities for your child to complete on their teacher’s site. You will have five activities (one for each day of the week) that address the learning that typically happens in our language classrooms. Your child may complete the activities at their own pace and the assignments are due on Friday. You do not need to submit everyday, just send them to us when they are finished. Kindergarten and first grade will be using Class Dojo and second, third, fourth, and fifth grade will be using Google Classrooms
We will all be new learners together as we move ahead to best support our kids. Please know that we are so appreciative of your help and support during this time.
Mrs. Bender's Bio:
I am very excited to serve as Centennial's additional half-time ELD teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. I have worked in the District since 2000 in several capacities including classroom teacher, District Language Acquisition Specialist, and ELD teacher. I actually retired in 2017 but missed students and the profession, so when the opportunity presented itself to join the Centennial staff, I jumped at it. My teaching career began in 1989 after earning my Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University, a Master's degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and finally an English Language Endorsement from Regis University. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two adult children, my new son-in-law, and my two dogs. I am looking forward to an exciting year at Centennial Elementary!