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Back to School!

School starts back Thursday, August 1st, and with a new school year comes the need for new school supplies. The following list  names the supplies your child needs to be prepared for class. Don't forget to come see us at Open House on Sunday, July 28th from 2:00 to 4:00! It is the best time to meet your teacher and go ahead and grab your paperwork.

 

Reminder: Tax free weekend is July 26-28, 2019. 

  First Grade Supply List 

Karen Berry
Berry, Karen
First Grade Teacher
The kids call me Mrs. Karen. I graduated from Austin Peay in 1995 with my bachelors's degree and Cumberland University in 2006 with my Master's degree. I have been teaching first grade at Centennial for 22 years. My favorite thing about my job is guiding a child to learn to read and love books. I am married and have 3 children and one grandson. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13
Paige Bumpus
Bumpus, Paige
First Grade Teacher

The kids call me Ms. Paige. I graduated from TTU in 2014. I have been teaching 1st grade for 6 years and have been at Centennial for 6 years. My favorite thing about my job is how sweet and loving my kids are. I am married (as of Dec 1) and have 1 child. Favorite Quote: “It’s okay not to know. It’s not okay not to try.”

Jenny Burgess
Burgess, Jenny
First Grade Teacher
The kids call me Mrs. Jenny. I graduated from UT Martin in 2002. I have been teaching 1st grade for 17 years and I taught 3rd grade for 1 year. I have been at Centennial for 18 years. My favorite thing about my job is inspiring students to learn about everything!!! I am married, and I have 2 children.
Amanda Gasiecki
Gasiecki, Amanda
First Grade Teacher
The kids call me Mrs. Mandie. I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2011. I also obtained my Master’s Degree in English Language Learning as well as my English Language Learning Endorsement from Lipscomb University in 2014.  I have taught first grade for 5 years. I also taught kindergarten for 4 years and have been at Centennial for 6 years. My favorite thing about my job is the amazing students and staff at Centennial Elementary. I am married and have 2 children, Cade and Cora.
Jessica Jackson
Jackson, Jessica
First Grade Teacher
The kids call me Mrs. Jessica. I graduated from UT Martin in 2007. I have been teaching first grade for 12 years and have been at Centennial for 12 years. My favorite thing about my job is seeing the sweet faces of my kids every day. I am married and have two children. 
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    Reminders:

    • Please, make sure that your child brings a jacket and/or cold weather attire to school each and every day. If the  weather permits, we will try to go outside.   
    • Be sure to send a snack with your student every day.
    • Weekly assessments are completed every Friday.
    • Be sure to read for 20 minutes or more, every night. 

     

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