Principal's Message

Principal's Message


Dear Center Elementary Parents/Guardians,

On behalf of the entire Center Elementary Staff, I would like to welcome you and your family to the 2019-2020 school year. We are very excited to partner with you to help your child learn, innovate, and grow! As Center Elementary School’s principal, I am proud to say that our staff, our parents, and our community members share a common mission; Center Cyclones CARE. My staff and I look forward to working together with you to teach, model, and support your child as he or she works to live out this mission. As an instructional team, we aim to provide a learner-centered and innovative curriculum. You can partner with us in this mission by helping to promote critical thinking and by embracing opportunities for authentic exploration at home.

The Center Elementary Team strives to provide clear, consistent communication through a variety of sources for our families.

School and district information is available on our Center website.

We will send out weekly updates every Friday via our Cyclone Central newsletter.

For information about student grades, emergency contact information, and lunch accounts, please visit the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

Please connect with us on Facebook (Center Elementary Cyclones) and/or Twitter ( where we will share information and celebrate examples of student exploration throughout the year.

You may also use our Mayfield City Schools App to access information about our school and district. Please visit the App Store for Android or Apple to access this mode of communication.

For your convenience, some helpful dates have been included in this communication.

Aug. 6 - New 1st-5th Grade Student Open House, 9:00 am

Aug. 8 - Kdg. Parent Orientation, - 6:30 pm 

Aug. 14 - Ice Cream Social/Supply Drop Off, 2:30-4:00 pm 

Aug. 15 - First Day of School for Students in Gr. 1-5 

Aug. 22 - CSA Meeting, Library, 7:00 pm 

Aug. 28 – Parent Curriculum Night - Gr. K, 1, 2 - 6:15-7:00 pm 

Aug. 28 – Parent Curriculum Night - Gr. 3, 4, 5 - 7:15-8:00 pm 

Aug. 28 – Parent Curriculum Night - Special Ed - 6:40-7:15 pm 

Sept. 2 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL 

Thank you in advance for your involvement in your child’s education and for your collaboration in helping to make this a safe and rewarding school year for all! I wish your family a smooth and exciting start to new school year!


Kate Rateno

Principal, Center Elementary School


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