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!

Fundraising

Box Tops

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!

 

Carnival

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!

 

Emergency Kits

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.

 

School Directory

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.

 

Spirit Gear

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.

 

Yearbook

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 ces.yearbook@outlook.com.

 

Enrichment Programs

 

After School Art Classes

Watch for more information about this program next fall.

 

Assemblies

The Booster Club provides funds to the school for student assemblies throughout the year.

 

Cispus Fundraising

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.

 

Field Trips

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.

 

Science Fair

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.

 

Spanish Club

Program Chair: 

Due to low enrollment and construction, Spanish club will not be available during the 2019 school year.

 

Social Programs



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!  

 

Fall Social

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!

 

Field 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.

 

Other
 

Flagpole Garden

Program Chair: 

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!

 

Holiday Spirit

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.

 

Popcorn Poppers

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.

 

Staff Appreciation

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!