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Primary Village North

Welcome to our wonderful early childhood building. Centerville Primary Village North serves the northern part of Centerville / Washington Township. Approximately 550 preschool, kindergarten and first grade students walk through our doors each day! Our staff of over 50 teachers, support staff and assistants is passionate about working with three through seven years olds in a very authentic manner. We believe that young children learn by both discovery and guided learning. We know that children learn best when we activate their minds and bodies in rich and meaningful ways. We welcome you to our school and invite you to come see the amazing things that happen daily at Centerville Primary Village North!

Starting and Ending TImes for Students
Preschool and Kindergarten AM (8:10 - 10:40) PM (12:05 - 2:35)
1st Grade 8:10 - 2:35
 

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PVN Celebrates Memorial Day

Thursday, May 29, 2014
PVN Celebrates Memorial Day

On Tuesday, May 27, PVN participated in the Paul Letcher Memorial Day Flag Ceremony.  We honored those who serve our country.  We said the pledge of allegiance and had the pleasure of listening to first graders Morgan Franklin and Noah Schoen (pictured here at the morning ceremony) and Aubrey Wooley and Nolan Sebald (afternoon ceremony) sing "The Star Spangled Banner."  We also recognized our friends from the Lion's Club and the VFW who supplied our kindergartners with American flags.  Miss Johnson led us in a few patriotic songs demonstrating how proud we are to be Americans! Read More


GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS REINFORCE PVN’s CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAM

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS REINFORCE PVN’s CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAM

PVN kindergarten students and staff enjoyed a presentation of “Goldilocks and The Three Bears” adapted by Jane Katsyama of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra String Quartet. The performance was a perfect extension of PVN’s school-wide character education program focusing on how to be a kind, thoughtful, helpful, and polite friend and family member. Read More


PVN NAMED NATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHARACTER

Thursday, May 15, 2014
PVN NAMED NATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHARACTER

The Character Education Partnership, a national advocate and leader for the character education movement, has named Primary Village North a 2014 National School of Character for “demonstrating its use of character development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior and PVN’s climate.” In addition to PVN, 40 schools and three school districts cross the United States were also named a National School of Character. Read More


PVN STUDENTS “PLAY” ON DINOSAUR BONES!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
PVN STUDENTS “PLAY” ON DINOSAUR BONES!

Like all school PTO groups, the parents at PVN hold annual fundraisers with profits going to classroom projects to benefit student learning. The PVN PTO set aside money over several years to do “something BIG for the children.” They and the staff wanted something “different”- natural and authentic where children could use their imaginations in play. Combining PTO funds, the principal’s fund, and the school district’s Permanent Improvement fund resulted in the Dinosaur Playground shown above. Read More


Raspberry Neighborhood Gives Gifts from the Heart!

Monday, February 3, 2014
Raspberry Neighborhood Gives Gifts from the Heart!

The Students in the Raspberry neighborhood are continuing to make the world more beautiful! The students are focusing on giving “gifts from the heart.” We are sharing how we can make a difference in the world through small gestures. Read More


PVN PTO/Staff Hosts Winter Family Night

Friday, December 6, 2013
PVN PTO/Staff Hosts Winter Family Night

PVN families enjoyed a wonderful evening of crafts followed by the movie, Jack Frost. Over 300 people enjoyed making bookmark snowmen, clothespin snowmen, yummy snowmen (a favorite!), hot chocolate cups, and snowflakes.  Mrs. Ott and Mrs. Cline also read snowmen stories and we ended with an enjoyable movie.  Our favorite part was wearing our pajamas to school!  We wonder....did our fun bring the SNOW DAY? Read More


We Are Writers!

Thursday, October 31, 2013
We Are Writers!

Recently, the first graders from the Raspberry neighborhood gathered in the drama center to share the 'small moment' stories that they wrote during writer’s workshop. It was a wonderful experience in which the kids recognized that they truly are a community of writers. The first graders cannot wait to share their writing and advice as authors to the kindergarten students in the Raspberry neighborhood. Read More


The Green Neighborhood Learns....Kindness Is Important!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The Green Neighborhood Learns....Kindness Is Important!

The Green Neighborhood has been busy sharing kindness at PVN!  The first grade classes read a book called The Kindness Quilt by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace.  It's about a rabbit who worked on a Kindness Project for school which resulted in a 'kindness quilt.'  As her classmates found out about her quilt, they were all excited to do acts of kindness too!  Just like the book, our acts of kindness spread from first grade to kindergarten and now we are hoping it will spread through PVN!  In our discussions of kindness, we realized that we also need to be kind to the earth. We are learning about reducing, reusing, recylcling and composting.  We wrote a song (with Ms. Johnson's help) about Recycling and we are now working on a music video!  How can you show kindness to others and to the earth? Read More


3 Big Words at PVN!

Monday, September 23, 2013
3 Big Words at PVN!

  At PVN we are respectful friends, responsible students and good citizens- even when no one is watching!  PVN students are working to learn the importance of our "Three Big Words."  Mrs. Ott, our Counselor, and Mrs. Cline, our Principal, delivered a special letter and classroom mascot, Ollie the Otter, to each classroom.  Our old and wise first graders shared what they knew and remembered about our big words with our new kindergarten and preschool classes.  At our school-wide assembly on Sept. 16, we read Do Unto Otters and learned about the Golden Rule.  Odyssey, Ollie's cousin from Boonshoft, said hello and visited each class with a bracelet (with our three big words) for each child and a poster with the golden rule for each classroom.  We will continue throughout the school year to stress the importance of demonstrating these three virtues, not only at PVN, but on the school bus, at home and in our community! Read More


UMBRELLAS NEEDED FOR PVN VEHICLE DAY

Monday, September 23, 2013
UMBRELLAS NEEDED FOR PVN VEHICLE DAY

The morning rain didn’t seem to dampen the enthusiasm of students and staff at PVN as they held another “Vehicle Day’ on September 19 as part of their Career Week study. On hand to help the students better understand the world of work were a fire engine, a police cruiser, a dump truck, farm tractor, limousine, game truck, old fashioned car and much, much more! Read More