The PTO and Parents

CMS Parent Speaker Series

Several times a year PTO and PEN offer speakers at Centennial or at other schools. Check out our current year speaker offerings.

Parent Welcome Coffees with the Principal

On the first few days of school, the PTO, along with the principal and staff, sponsor a Parent Coffee for each grade in the school courtyard. Parents get a chance to meet the principals, PTO members, and other new parents.

Parent Engagement Network (PEN)

List of scheduled events:

The Parent Engagement Network (PEN) is a grassroots, parent-led 501 (c)(3) non-profit that uses a strength-based approach to engage, educate, and empower parents to promote the social- emotional and mental wellbeing of youth and families. PEN provides two main programs: the 9- month Community Calendar of Events and the PEN School Team Communities. Since 2001 PEN has maintained a unique relationship with the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) and continues to offer programs which benefit all BVSD schools, administration, parents, youth and community.

Our Community Calendar of Events is designed to promote conversations, build relationships, connect people to local and national resources, and empower them to take action.

PEN School Team Communities provide a network of support for parents to connect and work together to have an impact on the climate of their school. Our PEN School Support Team and school volunteers work in collaboration with principals, staff, counselors, youth, and other parents to implement ideas that fit each school’s vision. PEN recognizes that parents are central to building thriving youth and healthy communities. For over a decade we have provided opportunities for parents to gain the knowledge, skills, and tools that are necessary to develop the social, emotional and mental health of ALL families and youth.

Other Resources for Parents of Teens

These resources have been compiled since 2018 as various speakers have come to CMS and other parents find great activities to keep pre-teens and teens engaged in healthy relationships. Submit additions to the list to the CMS email. A reminder email may be needed to get it added, be patient with our volunteers. August 2019 a concerned parent wanted to get the word out about the negative effects of vaping in youth. Vaping Information.