Erin Dickerson’s Prayer
We are being pulled in so many different directions at the same time by our families, by our jobs, by our communities, by our passions. We can feel surrounded by chaos. Help us to pause and take a moment to embrace the chaos, to learn from it, and appreciate the blessings from which that chaos flows.
- Beth Duncan said that next week 10/18/2022 is national dessert day. She said feel free to bring a dessert to share at lunch.
- Beth Duncan announced the Diaper Drive Contest with the Rotary Club. In a joint effort and friendly competition each club will try to collect the most diapers for daytondiaperdepot.org. For details of the contest read here. The challenge runs from 10/8/2022 through 10/22/2022. One in three U.S. families struggle to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy.
- Gail Aiken announced that Mike Cordonnier and his kids did such a great job on the Haunted Trail. The high school kids were amazing and showed up with their own drills.
- Mike Bevis announced that there is a new marketing committee and are accepting new members. They are working on unified messaging for the public and are collecting names and emails to add to Constant Contact for emailing.
- Louise Hahn said we should vote for your favorite art at the show at Woodbourne Library.
Sunday October 23, 2022, 1:30 PM, Tom’s Corn Maze in Germantown, afterwards the social moves to dinner at Bennett’s Publical Family Sports Grill in Miamisburg. You can register online here.
Happy Birthday Dav Bremer
Today was Dav Bremer’s birthday. President Beth warned guests how bad the singing was going to be. Leading us not in unison or harmony was Charlie Tapp. Charlie said, “Since today’s guests were told how bad we are at singing let’s make it really good!” Well, I guess we cracked the code. Charlie was not asking for good singing. Nope he was saying make it as rotten as eggs thrown on Halloween. I mean we stunk! It was perfect!
Have a great year Dav Bremer!
David Garel, Centerville Education Foundation
Debe Dockins introduced David Garel, the President of Centerville Education Foundation (CEF).
For over 20 years, Dave has been deeply connected to Centerville City Schools. His three boys have all grown up in the system and have uniquely different experiences reflecting the culture of diversity in our community. As the current President of the Board, he is tasked with developing and supporting growth fiscally and the delivery of services including our Annual Hall of Fame Banquet and some new events soon to be announced. His big goals are to continue developing and acquiring talented people with a passion for excellence in education. If you’re interested in participating or learning more about what we do, please email Dave.
Dave has been in the financial service industry for many years. He and his wife, Michelle have been active in supporting all the activities their boys have been involved in, including Theater, Destination Imagination, Hockey, Cross Country, and most recently Soccer, Football and Forte! He is excited to be serving with CEF and welcomes suggestions and feedback on ways we can help connect our community, alumni, and educators.
David has a connection to CNO. Bob Collins is his father-in-law.
View David Garel’s slide deck here. In the slide deck are several pictures of students using the items obtained through classroom grants from the CEF.
It is the mission of the Centerville Education Foundation to generate and distribute financial resources and other resources for enrichment programs and projects aimed at enhancing and increasing educational opportunities for students, faculty, and staff in the Centerville City Schools.
About the Centerville Education Foundation
The Centerville Education Foundation provides Classroom Grants to teachers and scholarships to students. They recently started having the public donate and their yearly budget has grown from $10,000 to $30,000.
The work of the CEF is administered by a board of trustees, all members of the community and all volunteers. The trustees work closely with the Board of Education and the superintendent.
At the Hall of Fame Banquet put on by CEF each year teachers present how they used grants they received. Additionally, they recognize achievement by students, meritorious service by faculty and staff, and contributions of education advocates.
Classroom Grants from Centerville Education Foundation
- Students now have access to quality picture books that represent our diverse community and allow students to enjoy minority authors. All Are Welcome Here!
- Remember Etch-A-Sketch? Students are now using them to explore the intersection between art, math, and science and at the same time, developing their fine and gross motor skills.
- In collaboration with the park district, two outdoor classroom spaces were created, which allow students to enhance literacy, math, and science learning in an authentic manner.
- Spanish students can check out books from the new mobile Spanish library, allowing them to grow and improve in Spanish language and culture.
- Each year, students write and perform a mystery podcast, with sound effects and commercials. With a new divider screen, the performers are hidden from view, adding realism.
- Sensory supplies and equipment were purchased to create an environment for students to learn self-regulation techniques and partake in sensory exercises.
- To build on the enthusiasm of the school-wide Read-a-Thon, a new set of grade-level appropriate books were purchased and students had access to them for their at-home reading.
What Differentiates Centerville City Schools from Neighboring Districts
What differentiates Centerville versus Kettering or Oakwood? A standard answer is always Curriculum, Community, and the Kids.
CEF is helping provide opportunities for teachers to make deeper connections to students that goes above and beyond standard teaching and teacher-student interactions. This is especially important for disadvantaged youth. The more these deeper connections happen, the better off the student is. Even a single deep connection can affect the entire life of the student. This has a ripple effect in the community that helps repeat the cycle. All of this helps produce more adults that raise their children in a positive way and increases those that want to help their community.
When kids have these connections, feel comfortable and want to learn that puts them ahead of the norm.
David remembers a coach when he was a kid that paid for him to go to a summer sports camp. He knows this coach changed his life and the coach and David are both part of the ripple effect spreading to others.
How Can You Help?
The Centerville Education Foundation is looking for:
- Community members willing to share their talents to serve as trustees
- Scholarships and grants from businesses and memorials
- Monetary donations
David said, “Thank you for having me today and remember E-P-N-D (Elk Pride Never Dies)!”
Thank you, David Garel, for educating us about the work of the Centerville Education Foundation.
New Member Readings and Inductions
|Name||Sponsor||1st 2nd 3rd Reading or Induction|
|Jon Wesney||Jesse Lightle||Induction|
|Troy Young||Beth Duncan||2nd Reading|
|Judy A. Tellis||Mike Bevis||2nd Reading|
|Berneta Daley||Mike Bevis||2nd Reading|
|Lisa Maciejewski||Emily Duke & Gail Aiken||2nd Reading|
|Fadi Ibrahim||Debe Dockins|
|Frank Robertson||David Duncombe|
|Josh Smith||Mike Bevis|
|Nancy Lehren||Mike Brubaker went and retrieved Build-a-Bear gift cards and took them to her at Build-a-Bear in Beavercreek after she forgot them.|
|Sue Brubaker||Bob Lawson did an amazing job organizing the CNO storage facility at the park.|
|Sandy Stevens||Husband Dick’s new heart valve surgery went well – should be good for at least 10 years.|
|Ellie Parker||Has artwork in an art contest on display at the Woodbourne library.|
|David Duncombe||Had a great visit with an old friend who is US Airforce Sergeant Major Retired.|
|Bob Myers||Elaine Gigliotti Long was a guest today and they went on a double date 50 years ago with their dates.|
Sergeants at Arms
|Andy Dickerson||Cut in front of the food line|
|Erin Dickerson||Cut in front of the food line|
|Jean Pummill||Cut in front of the food line|
|Karl Frydryk||Wearing shorts|
|Larry Lynde||Wearing shorts|
|Dennis Dockins||October 16, 2021||1|
|Anne Kohls||October 16, 2021||1|
|McKenzie Morin||October 16, 2021||1|
|Jackie Powell||October 16, 2021||1|
|Becky Keegan||October 12, 2018||4|
|Keith Meyer||October 16, 2013||9|
|Jean Pummill||October 17, 2012||10|
|Dav Bremer||October 11|
|Steve Campbell||October 11|
|Sue Jessee||October 14|
|Donna Robinson||October 14|
|Wes Cleaves||October 15|
|Craig Dring||October 16|
|Renee Glenn||October 17|