Carman Paw Print

April 25, 2021


Dear Carman Parents,

Spring is well underway -- the temperatures should be going back up soon!

Just a few reminders for upcoming events:

*We are hosting our second Family Engagement Night on Thursday, May 6 from 6:30 -7:15 pm. Please see the flyer below on how to RSVP and receive your free math resources.

* There will be a Zoom meeting for parents regarding the film "Don't Wait" (on substance abuse prevention) on Thursday, May 6th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Please register at the link listed below in the Paw Print.

* All In-Person Students will have Virtual Learning every Monday through May 24th.

* Carman Trails PTO is sponsoring a Night Out at Fritz's Frozen Custard on May 27th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with 10% of sales going back to Carman. Don't forget to show your flyer!

* There is No School on Monday, May 31st.

Special Note:

Due to not hosting large crowds, we will not have "May Day" this year. We have been told to stay the course to help mitigate the spread of Covid in our schools. The possibility of high temps with masks and close proximity of multiple classes together along with assemblies being canceled for this school year are the main reasons for the decision. We are looking forward to hosting more of our traditions next school year. Let's stay encouraged the trends will continue to decline.

With CT Pride,


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This past week was After School Professionals Week -- our continued thanks to Mr. Foushee and his entire Adventure Club Staff for their hard work and their dedication to the students' education and well-being!
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VIRTUAL Math Family Engagement Night

Dear Carman Trails Families,

We are excited to offer a VIRTUAL Math Family Engagement Night for ALL Carman students! The night will include an opportunity for you to learn from our Math Support Specialist, Mrs. Yates. She will lead this family-friendly evening and teach participants some easy games that can help give a boost to your children. This event will include ready-to-use ideas that will benefit ALL students in grades K-5. In order to participate, you will need a device that allows you to join a Zoom call. In addition, we will have supplies for you to use on the night of the event. We can send them home with your child OR you can pick them up from the school on May 3, 4, or 5 during the hours of 8:15 am - 4:45 pm.

Here are the details of the event!

What: Virtual Math Family Engagement Night

Who: All Carman Families

When: Thursday, May 6

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Here is the link to RSVP for the event. Please complete a new entry for each child.

Please use this link to join the Zoom on May 6 at 6:30 pm. Please feel free to join a few minutes early.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Sarah Yates at .

We hope to see you there!

Family Engagement Planning Team

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Soar with Wings

Social and emotional learning (SEL) has the power to help children develop skills necessary to succeed in school, be prepared for the workforce, and become positive and healthy citizens. Soar with Wings aims to help K-5 students build the core social and emotional competencies - self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, social awareness, relationship skills - that they need to succeed in school and thrive in life. Parents, guardians, and caregivers help students succeed. Help your children build emotional and social skills that will strengthen them for a lifetime with these fun, easy-to-use activities.

Parent Zoom Debrief Session - "Don't Wait" Movie

Thursday, May 6th, 6-7pm

This is an online event.

Parents: You are invited to a Zoom webinar to discuss the film "Don't Wait": Addiction is real - Stop the silence. Start the conversation. Save a life.

When: May 6, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Topic: "Don't Wait" Film Debrief and Q and A

Click here to register:


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

This week Adventure Club celebrated Earth Day! The kids tested their recycling

knowledge through recycle relay races in the gym, and designed artwork to enter into an

Earth Day contest hosted by Missouri State Parks. They also got started on the garden

and began brainstorming ideas for things to plant after we're sure there won't be any

more deep freezes! Next week we'll dive deep into the Earth's oceans to finish off our

month about the Earth!

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Summer School Registration is OPEN!

Fun awaits this summer at Parkway Summer School! Make a splash, unleash your imagination, discover nature, explore new experiences and get out and play with us this summer in 200+ full and half-day programs!

Elementary students can participate in enrichment classes offered through Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed during each week of summer school. See the flyer below for more information and register for summer school enrichment classes today.

For questions about summer school enrichment classes, contact Community Ed at or by phone or text at 636-891-6644.

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Happy Earth Month!

The 51st international celebration of Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd!

Earth Day is recognized around the world as a day of action to protect our planet by changing our behavior, raising awareness about the climate crisis, and to create global, national, and local policy changes.

The idea for the first Earth Day came from Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 after a massive oil spill near Santa Barbara, California. Nelson and his team promoted events across the country that inspired 20 million Americans to take to the streets. By the end of 1970, the first Earth Day led to the creation of the EPA and numerous important environmental laws.

This month, we've organized activity ideas for students, staff, families to celebrate Earth Day at home or at school.

We're looking forward to celebrating Earth Day with everyone! Please share your photos and celebrations with us using #ParkwayEarthDay

Nurse's Notes - Information about Seasonal Allergies

Dear Carman Parents:

The link below is a detailed sheet of symptoms used to help you identify what illness your child may be experiencing (flu, cold, allergies, or Covid). If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 314-415-6110.

Thank you -

Nurse Melissa Hermann

In addition, the Nurse's Newsletter for the month of April is also attached: and includes the following topics:

Move More, Sit Less

Teens During COVID

Testing Anxiety

Mindful Technology Use

Important Information from Parkway Health Services

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Stay Connected with These Updates!

April - National Volunteer Month / National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 26: All Students Virtual Learning

May - Missouri Bicycle Month / National Clean Air Month

May 3: All Students Virtual Learning

May 3 - 7: Teacher Appreciation Week & School Nutrition Employee Week

May 5: National School Nurse Day

May 10: All Students Virtual Learning

May 17: All Students Virtual Learning

May 24: All Students Virtual Learning

May 27: PTO Sponsored Fundraiser at Fritz's Custard in Valley Park - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

May 31: No School - Memorial Day

June - National Men's Health Month

June 3: Last Day of School - 1/2 Day A.M.

June 14: Summer School Classes Begin / End on July 2nd


This week was After School Professionals Week -- our continued thanks to Mr. Foushee and his entire Adventure Club Staff for their hard work and their dedication to the students' education and well-being!