Carver Middle School Newsletter

May 3, 2020

Principal's Message

Greetings Carver MS,


Hopefully all is well with our students and community. This week is teacher appreciation week! Please take a moment to use email or social media to thank a teacher this week. Our teachers work extremely hard for our students and it is evidenced by the creativity and diligence that they have displayed during distance learning.


Parents will have and opportunity to pick up their personal belongings from school this Tuesday and Wednesday. 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.


Pick up this week will be held Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 am- 2 pm. 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.


Please continue to utilize our online learning lab the, Cougar Den, to access new learning opportunities.


Be safe and healthy.


GO COUGARS!


Anthony J. McLaurin, Sr., Ed.D.

Principal

G.W. Carver Middle School

2020-2021 Course Verification Letter

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: kevin_cunningham@ccpsnet.net


Mrs. Anna Redding - current 7th grade, Last Name A-K; CBG: anna_redding@ccpsnet.net


Dr. Maia Johnson - Counseling Coordinator, current 7th grade, Last Name L-Z; Cougar Academy: maia_johnson@ccpsnet.net


Mrs. Balsorah Lynch - current 8th grade: balsorah_lynch@ccpsnet.net

Chromebook Support

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 a.m. until noon

  • Every Thursday at CTC@Hull and Robious Middle from 1-4 p.m.

Carver Middle School- We Miss You!!

Fundraiser Collection

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Spring fundraiser! If you did so please turn in funds as soon as possible. Checks may be mailed to G.W. Carver MS at: 3800 Cougar Trail, Chester, VA 23831. You may pay online by using the Carver MS online payment link.

Cougar Den

We have updated our extended leave assignments and created a new online learning lab called the Cougar Den. Please utilize this site to access student assignments and enrichment activities for our Cougars. The site will be updated every Monday by 8 am for the remainder of the school year.

Carver Community Letter Writing Campaign!

In spite of our current state of affairs, we all have much to be thankful for. Please use the Carver Letter Writing Activity Link to encourage your students to express their gratitude to community members who could use some good news!

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!


Get a library card over the phone link!

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 stephanie_stargardt@ccpsnet.net


I miss being at school with our students; stay well!


Mrs. Stargardt

CCPS Instructional Resources for Parents

Please utilize the CCPS Instructional Resources for Parents site for key resources to support our students during our extended time away from school.


Order Your Yearbook Early!

YEARBOOK INFORMATION


  1. How to Buy a Yearbook (Cost: $35.00)

    1. Bring in a check made out to “Carver Middle School” for 35.00 to Mr. McGill in room 1606

    2. To buy with credit card go to Carver's website and click on “School Information” and at the bottom it says “Yearbook.”

    3. Payment Plan option, go to Jostens.com and type in Carver Middle School, Chester, VA. Select Yearbook and they will have an option of a payment plan for you.

  2. Yearbooks are delivered the first week in June. Students can buy a yearbook anytime of year, even the last week of school. If you buy online or bought on fee night, please save your receipt.

  3. WE NEED SNOW PICTURES

    1. If you have pictures of your Carver student in the snow this year, please send them to me at brian_mcgill@ccpsnet.net

Carver Recycles!

Please join us in collecting plastic grocery store bags to benefit Carver MS. Our goal is to collect 500 lbs. of bags in order to earn a bench for our school. Please feel free to donate in the collection box in the Carver MS lobby.
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Carver PTA!

The Carver PTA needs you!


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!

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CCPS Parent Handbook 2019 Link

County Champion Lady Cougars!

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