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February 21, 2021


Dear Carman Trails Families -

Here are some upcoming important dates to know related to learning days:

  • Monday, February 22 is not a distance learning day and in-person students will attend school. Students attending Virtual Campus will continue with their normal schedule.

  • Friday, February 26 there is No School; Teachers and Staff will have a professional development day.

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

With CT Pride,



Please help us out by sending a message to your 5th Grader as he/she graduates from Carman Trails! These messages will be in the yearbook. Some examples are below:

“We are so proud of the young lady you are becoming. You are smart, beautiful, and talented. We can’t wait for you to start the next chapter of your life in Middle School next year.”

“We love you and are so proud of the kind, generous person you have become. Stand tall and let your sunshine be a gift to all those you meet.”

“Congratulations _______! You are growing up so fast. We are so proud of you! Love, Your Family”

Messages will need to be received by the school by March 5th. Please keep your message at 2-3 sentences to ensure it will fit in the yearbook.

You can click on the attached Google link to send your message, or you may email the information including student name to:


(Google link)


Specials Rotation Schedule

While we considered adjusting the Specials rotation due to the Snow Day, we have decided that the rotation will stay unaltered for the remainder of the year. You can access the letter rotation and corresponding Specials class at this link. Please contact your child's teacher should you have any questions.

PTO Sponsored Panera Fundraiser to help support Carman Trails

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Dear Carman Families,
You’re invited to shop our Virtual Scholastic Book Fair online from March 1 through March 14, 2021! All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.
You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:

· Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs

· All orders ship direct to home

· FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25

· All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:

Happy reading!

Ms. Leah Plumley

Library Media Specialist

Carman Trails Elementary

"Read Across America Week" Is Coming Up

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Counselors' Corner

Hi Carman Trails Families!

In an effort to make the school counseling program the best it can be, I am asking for your help. I have a short survey that I would love if you had a few minutes to complete for me. It is strictly based on yours and your child's experiences with me as their school counselor. It is confidential and I am hoping for honest feedback to make sure I am delivering the most effective school counseling program possible.

You can click on this link to submit:

Mrs. Kiso's School Counseling Survey

Thank you for your time! I appreciate it very much!

Warm Regards,

Tracy Kiso

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February Is Black History Month

Black History Month (also known as African-American History Month) is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history; it is the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.

This week we showcase the following classes:

The Kindergarten team plans to honor Black History Month by introducing the Kindergarteners to some history-making African Americans. Students will be writing about how they could have been a friend to Ruby Bridges.

In Mr. Hogan's 4th Grade class, we have been spending time talking about the desegregation of schools by looking through the eyes of influential people like Ruby Bridges and the Little Rock Nine. As we continue through Black History Month, our class and I will take a look at other brave people like Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will also be working on a silhouette project revolving around Dr. King and some of his many achievements.

Spring Break Travel Recommendations

CDC Travel Recommendations

We are aware our families and students may be planning to travel outside the area over spring break. We care about the health and safety of students and staff, so we recommend you consider reviewing the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) if you are traveling in the coming months.

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Kindergarten Registration Is Now OPEN

Visit the Parkway School District website to enroll your student online

Students must be five years old before Aug. 1, 2021, to enter Kindergarten for the school year.

Incoming Kindergarteners - A Parents' Guide to Kindergarten

If your family has a child eligible to attend Kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year, below we have a link to the Google classroom for families who have incoming Kindergarten students.

There are some really cool features including a library of video books about going to Kindergarten! A Kindergarten newsletter from District Communications will go out mid-February, including all of the information families would usually receive in the folders on Registration Day.

Although this is an exciting time, it is also one usually filled with many questions. Parkway Parents as Teachers has compiled an interactive Guide to Kindergarten to assist families. As you browse through this guide you will find information about registration, curriculum, readiness and preparing for the Big Day!

Click to access the Guide to Kindergarten.

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Stay Connected with These Updates!

February - Black History Month

February 22: In-Person Students Attend School

February 22 - 26: National Public Schools Week

February 26: No School-Professional Development Day

March - National Music In Schools Month

March 1 - 14: Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

March 1: All Students Virtual Learning

March 1 - 5: National School Breakfast Week

March 2: National Read Across America Day

March 8: All Students Virtual Learning


March 12: Missouri Schools Read-In Day

March 15: In-Person Students Attend School

March 15: PTO General Meeting

March 19-26: No School-Spring Break

March 29: All Students Virtual Learning

March 30: Vietnam Veterans Day

Nurse's Notes

Please check out the February Nurse's Newsletter

for health information, safety tips, COVID resources, and so much more!

Coronavirus-Evaluation of Symptoms

All students and staff should complete a daily health screening before coming to school.
If your child has any symptoms, including known exposure to COVID-19, flu, or cold symptoms, they should stay home and call your school.
When will your child be sent home from school?

  • If your child has 1 low risk symptom they will be sent home and may return to school in 24 hours after symptom resolution if there is no known COVID-19 exposure
  • If you child has 2 low risk symptoms OR 1 high risk symptom they will be sent home and require a medical evaluation

When will we need a doctor's note?

  • Healthcare provider confirms alternative diagnosis for symptoms
  • Medical clearance required from your healthcare provider or Department of Health for student to return to school after medical evaluation

When can my child return to school after COVID testing?

  • If negative, the student may return after 24 hours without fever and symptoms improving
  • If positive, the student may return to school after 10 days since symptoms onset, 24 hours without fever, and symptoms improving

When can my child return if they are found to be a close contact?

  • The student may return after 14 days from last contact with COVID positive individual, unless symptoms develop
  • If symptoms appear the student should receive a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test
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