Dear Roosevelt Community,
It is with much excitement and anticipation that I welcome you to Centennial Avenue Elementary School. Our teachers stand ready to take on the challenging yet rewarding task of preparing all children to exceed Common Core Learning Standards and meet high expectations. As a community of educators we look forward to serving our students and families from the following research-based components which guide our educational practices, beliefs and define our Theory of Action for the 2018-2019 school year.
We believe in the Six Principles for Effective Schools:
We believe in the Whole Child Philosophy:
The demands of the 21st century require a new approach to education to fully prepare students for college, career, and citizenship. The whole child approach ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. It sets the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provides for long-term student success.
We believe in Cultural Competence:
Cultural competence is a key factor in enabling educators to be effective with students from cultures other than their own. The teachers at Centennial school recognize how student outcomes can be improved by incorporating racial and ethnic minority contributions in curriculum and diversifying pedagogical practices. They see cultural competence as both a moral and ethical responsibility to create a welcoming environment for students to succeed.
We believe in the Efficacy Approach:
Efficacy is the capacity to mobilize the effort of adults and children toward development. In our school, it will be the achievement of proficiency at targeted learning outcomes at each grade level which will determine development. We will operationalize the Efficacy Principles in our school and learning communities as a major component towards sustaining an effective school while supporting whole child philosophies.
We embrace a collective growth mindset to feed our students mentally in order to prepare them for college, career and entrepreneurship. “Roosevelt Renaissance inspires us to reach higher to better ourselves, our schools, our community and most of all our students! We proudly take on the challenge to pursue academic mastery, strong character and cultural competence!
We are Going from “Good to Great”
Dr. B. Solomon
Students at Centennial Avenue School are exposed to and are enriched by many extra curricular and in-school activities. Some of those include:
As always, we wish our students and staff much success now and in the future, failure is not an option!
Hi! I am Lisa Ferrara. I am excited to be a Kindergarten teacher here at Centennial Avenue School! The most rewarding aspect of being an early childhood educator is watching the children grown in knowledge and character throughout the school year. In our Kindergarten class, we provide our students with positive, interactive learning experiences that we will foster a love for learning. I have the pleasure of collaborating with a wonderful Kindergarten team. We work well together and we enjoy sharing ideas and strategies with each other.
Jayden is a kindergarten student in Mrs. Ferrara’s and Mrs. Coppola’s class. He comes to school with a positive attitude, ready to learn. Jayden is a great role model in our classroom. He contributes meaningful dialogue in our classroom discussions. He enjoys interacting with his peers and teachers. Jayden is working hard to get first grade ready!
Winner Grades 1-3: Danny Vanegas Mendez- Ms. Duggan's Class Winner Grades 4-6: Nyree Letlow- Mrs. Fox/Mr. Saltzman's Class Grade Level Winners: Grade 1: Jacobs Lopez Magana- Ms. Savva/Ms. King's Class Grade 2: Amiyah Dodson- Mrs. Ortiz's Class Grade 3: Danny Vanegas Mendez- Ms. Duggan's Class Grade 4: Donald Garcia- Mrs. Jacoby/Mrs. Pietroburgo's Class Grade 5: Anthony Salvador Ramos- Mrs. Shwonik's Class Grade 6: Nyree Letlow- Mrs. Fox/Mr. Saltzman's Class