Booster Club Activities
Our activities fall into a few general categories: fundraising, enrichment programs, social programs and other.
Ready to get involved? Use contact us form to get in touch with the volunteer coordinator!
Program Chair: Megan Willson
Box Tops for Education is a national school earning program that has been around since 1996. Since then, schools across the country have earned over half a billion dollars from Box Tops to buy necessities. Centennial has earned a total of $14,414 since starting in 2004. This year’s goal is $1,000!
Program Chair: Laura Currie
This is our annual school wide event and our biggest fundraising event of the year! There is lots of family fun to be had!
Program Chair: Andrea Cunning
All students must have an Emergency Kit turned into the child's classroom by the end of September each year. You may purchase a pre-packaged kit or make your own. Kits are available at the Back to School event and in the school office for $8. Forms are available in the office on how to assemble your own.
Program Chair: Mandi Aldrich
The Booster Club publishes a list of children and parents by classroom, complete with contact information. The directory is "opt-in"- that is, we don't publish your information without your permission. You may order a School Directory at our Back to School event.
Program Chair: Carrie Mingay
Do you or your student need some spirit gear? The Booster Club has you covered. We sell Centennial Spirit Gear apparel at our Back to School event each year. You may also contact Carrie Mingay to order.
Program Chair: Olivia Hudson and Thuy Phan
Annual memory book for our kids, complete with photos of classes and activities throughout the year. Watch for information about how to purchase your yearbook in May. How you can help: Send photos you take in classrooms, on field trips and during school sponsored events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After School Art Classes
Watch for more information about this program next fall.
The Booster Club provides funds to the school for student assemblies throughout the year.
Program Chair: Jennifer Pearson
In conjunction with the Olympia School District Education Foundation, 5th grade students are sponsored to attend CISPUS, an overnight outdoor education program. Holiday wreaths are sold in October and proceeds go to fund this opportunity.
Classroom Support and Principal’s Fund
Each teacher receives money for classroom supplies from the Booster Club. This money can be used at the teacher’s discretion. The principal also receives funds for specific needs in the school.
The Booster Club subsidizes field trips for all grades.
Library, PE and Music Support
The Booster club provides money to the library, PE and music programs to help provide books, equipment and other resources to our kids.
Olympia Junior Programs
Program Chair: Rocky & Erin Ricarte
Olympia Junior Programs is an opportunity for our students grades 1-5 to attend plays at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. Most of these events happen in the spring. How you can help: We always welcome parent chaperones! Information about chaperoning will be sent home with student permission.
Recess Running Club
Due to construction, Recess Running Club is not available during the 2018-2019 school year.
All kindergarten - 5th grade students are invited to take part in Centennial's annual Science Fair. This Science Fair is FOR kids BY kids. This will be a noncompetitive event aimed to encourage, share and celebrate student discovery. The fair is typically held in the winter. We hope your student will take part in this fun and educational opportunity.
Due to low enrollment and construction, Spanish club will not be available during the 2019 school year.
Back to School Event
Program Chairs: Julie Lytle
This is our annual event where the kids meet their teacher, drop off supplies and start getting ready for school! Meet your Booster Club Board Members, order your spirit gear, purchase your emergency kits and find out all the ways you can get involved!
Program Chair: Julie Lytle
This is our annual Fall family get together hosted by the Booster Club. Dancing, limbo, a photo booth and pumpkin carving contest round this event out. Don’t miss it! How you can help: Parent volunteers help with the games and activities during the event. You also might be interested in helping us to plan the day!
Program Chair: Julie Lytle
This is our end of the year activity to celebrate the kids. We have lots of outdoor games to play and popsicles. How you can help: This takes as many parent volunteers as possible to help with the games and activities on the day of the event.
The Booster Club maintains the flagpole garden at the front of the school. Let us know if you'd like to help keep our school grounds beautiful!
Program Chair: Brandi Sorem and Robin Bailey
This program takes place from the end of November through December. We help families in the community with gift donations that are donated by Centennial families. Watch for more info coming home with your kiddos in November.
Program Chair: Kathy Ross
The Booster Club purchased a popcorn machine in 2017. It supports popcorn days for our students and is a fun addition to social events.
Program Chair: Rachel Baird
We do a monthly staff appreciation activity such as a luncheon in late spring and fresh baked cookies in December. We appreciate all faculty and staff and want them to know!