Carver Middle School Newsletter
May 10, 2020
Hopefully our Cougars spent a little time spoiling mom today! Thank you very much to everyone who supported our staff during Teacher Appreciation week. Special thanks to our PTA President, Mrs. Shaketta Thomas and all of our PTA members for their special gift to our teachers! Our friends at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church also showed their generosity and appreciation by acknowledging our teachers with a special gift and video.
We have a few weeks of instruction ahead of us. Please continue to utilize our online learning lab the, Cougar Den, to access new learning opportunities.
Please let us know if you need us at any time. Thanks and take care of each other.
Anthony J. McLaurin, Sr., Ed.D.
G.W. Carver Middle School
Locker clean out Monday-Wednesday
It was great seeing many of you last week during locker clean out. Locker clean out will continue Monday-Wednesday of this week. Parents will not exit their vehicles. Staff members will greet parents at door 1 and collect belongings from lockers along with pictures, instruments and other items that were left at school. Items will then be delivered to your vehicles. Please use the student belongings pick up form to select a time to pick up your child's things. Pick-up times are scheduled according to grade level.
Special Message for 8th Grade Parents
8th Grade Parents:This is just a reminder that your child may view the presentation for and complete their Academic and Career Plan. An ACP is a personalized learning plan and course of study that aligns with your child's academic and career goals. This plan will travel with your child to high school, where high school counselors will use this plan as a tool to continue to guide your child through course selections. Please click on the following link to view the ACP presentation. At the end of the presentation, you will find a link that will take your child step-by-step to complete the plan. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's School Counselor directly.
Carver MS School Counselor Contacts
Please reach out to our school counselors for questions regarding course requests for the 2020-2021 school year.
Mr. Kevin Cunningham - current 6th grade: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Anna Redding - current 7th grade, Last Name A-K; CBG: email@example.com
Dr. Maia Johnson - Counseling Coordinator, current 7th grade, Last Name L-Z; Cougar Academy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Balsorah Lynch - current 8th grade: email@example.com
CCPS has developed a plan to provide support for school division-issued Chromebooks during this extended school closure:
Every Tuesday at Thomas Dale and Matoaca High Schools from 9 am - 12 noon
Every Thursday at CTC@Hull and Robious Middle from 1 pm-4 pm
Carver Community Letter Writing Campaign!
Get a library card over the phone!
Check out this exciting information from the Chesterfield County Public Library!
This will give you access to so many more ebook titles!
Self-Care During COVID-19
Please take a look at the COVID-19 Resources link. As we are all dealing with difficult times children and adults both may benefit from ideas and resources to help us to cope positively with our present reality.
Library Resources from Mrs. Stargardt!
ENCOURAGE OUR COUGARS TO READ DAILY!
Studies show that thirty minutes of Reading per day day can improve social, emotional and brain development!
ACCELERATED READER is open for students to take quizzes from home, 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M. each day. Students are on their honor to follow the same rules for taking a quiz at home as at school (please don't use the book while taking a quiz).
Here is the link: https://hosted340.renlearn.com/32607/
Please visit the Carver Library Libguides page where you will currently find resources, Accelerated Reader information, and more. In the near future, reading challenges, read alouds, and more resources will be added. http://libguides.ccpsnet.net/c.php?g=517494
Students have access to MACKIN VIA from their dashboard (my.ccpsnet.net) for ebooks.
Many new titles will be added to the platform very soon, as an order was just placed!
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I miss being at school with our students; stay well!
Use the PTA website at: https://carverpta.ptboard.com/ to sign up.
1. Log in or create an account.
2. On the "Join School" pop up screen enter code: 9XKCHR.
3. Sign up to assist with events, purchase spirit wear, raise funds and assist the PTA in supporting our students!