Carman Paw Print

October 30, 2022

Dear Carman Families,

Just a quick update on our amazing Cougar Chorus -- rehearsal this week will take place on Monday, October 31st before school 8:00-8:45 a.m., NOT Thursday, November 3rd. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We would like to thank all of our parents for planning the perfect Trunk or Treat event! There was plenty of fun had by all! Thank you to our families, staff members, and community for supporting this event. Please drop your pictures on our Facebook page and review what others have already shared. A big thank you to all who were able to support our Girl Scouts, 5th Grade, and library fundraisers.

As always, you can find upcoming important dates and events at the end of the Paw Print.

With CT Pride,


Parent Teacher Conferences

Carman Families,

Please take a moment to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences the Week of November 7th. Below you will find all grade level, specialists, and intervention teachers' links. We hope that sending one email will allow for families with multiple kids to receive the information all at the same time. Special educators will join in with the grade level teachers or will reach out to families specifically if needed. As always, if you are not able to find a time on the sign up that works for your schedule, please contact your child's teacher directly.

With CT pride,


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For highlights, kids work, and special events please like and follow the Carman Trails Art Facebook page!

Multicultural Night is BACK - Volunteers Needed

International Food Court - English

Multicultural Night is back as Carman Trails’ Festival of Nations on Friday, November 18th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

We need food for the international food court! If you are interested in cooking a dish from your family’s culture for the International Food Court please fill out the link below. This can be a dish that is related to your family’s ancestry or ancestors that you would like to share with the school community.

International Food Court - Spanish

La Noche Multicultural regresa como el Festival de las Naciones de Carman Trails el viernes 18 de noviembre de 6:00 p. m. a 8:00 p. m.

¡Necesitamos comida para el patio de comidas internacional! Si está interesado en cocinar un plato de la cultura de su familia para el International Food Court, complete el enlace a continuación.

International Food Court - Arabic

تعود الليلة متعددة الثقافات مع مهرجان Carman Trails of Nations يوم الجمعة 18 نوفمبر من الساعة 6:00 مساءً. م. حتى 8:00 مساءً م.

نحن بحاجة إلى طعام لمحكمة الطعام الدولية! إذا كنت مهتمًا بطهي طبق من ثقافة عائلتك في محكمة الطعام الدولية ، فيرجى ملء الرابط أدناه.

Table Host - English

Would your family like to share your culture with the Carman Trails' community? Host a nation table at the Festival of Nations on November 18th, 2022 between 6:00 and 8:00 pm.

Table Host - Arabic

هل ترغب عائلتك في مشاركة ثقافتك مع مجتمع Carman Trails؟ استضف طاولة قومية في مهرجان الأمم في 18 نوفمبر 2022 بين الساعة 8:00 والساعة 6:00 مساءً.

Table Host - Spanish

¿Le gustaría a su familia compartir su cultura con la comunidad de Carman Trails? Organice una mesa nacional en el Festival de las Naciones el 18 de noviembre de 2022 entre las 6:00 p. m. y las 8:00 p. m.

High Schoolers Helping Out!

Big thanks goes out to our high school students for painting the mural!

Liza Musgrave, a former Carman student, Julian Foat, and Ruth Modde volunteered to brighten our custodians office! They love it!

Ms. Sampo

Art Teacher

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A Message from your Carman Trails PTO

Hi Cougar Families!

The PTO provides our staff with a meal one evening during conference week - this year it will be on November 10th. Please help the PTO provide our wonderful staff a delicious meal for extra time and hard work they put into helping our children learn! Click the link to the signup to help!

We appreciate all your support!

~The Carman Trails PTO Board


We are excited to be able to welcome our families back into our schools!

Please be aware that the appropriate background checks are required for those wishing to volunteer in the school. Currently, MACHS FBI fingerprint background checks are mandated. The cost to you, the volunteer, for the MACHS fingerprint background check is $41.75. This fingerprint background check only needs to be renewed every six years provided you continuously remain an active volunteer from year to year.

Additionally, there may be other background checks as required by State Law for all Parkway School District volunteers who will be working with and/or around students.

To start the process for becoming a volunteer, you will need to visit the Volunteer Tracker website. This link will direct you to information on how to get signed up with AppGarden and how to complete all of the necessary steps in the process. This is an interactive process and you will be notified by email along the way as to your next steps.

Once you have been approved to volunteer, please reach out to the volunteer coordinator at Carman Trails, Mrs. Karen Regan. You must be approved before you can volunteer. You will receive an email notification from AppGarden when your approval has been finalized. You can reach Mrs. Karen Regan at 314-415-6104 or at

Please note the following specifics related to volunteer and visitor opportunities:

  • A Parkway volunteer is an individual who has an opportunity to be alone with a student.

  • A Parkway visitor is an individual in a school for a limited period of time who does not have the opportunity to be alone with a student.

  • Visitors and volunteers will follow the same health and safety protocols as students and staff.

  • Per Missouri Statute 168.133, those who wish to volunteer must complete a fingerprint background check through the Missouri State Highway Patrol and FBI. The cost for the background check is $41.75 and is the responsibility of the volunteer. The background check will remain current as long as a volunteer stays active. If a year passes, the volunteer will need to complete and pay for another background check.

  • Those interested in volunteering may begin to complete the App Garden (Parkway volunteer tracking software).

Examples of Volunteers and Visitors


  • Anyone in the building to accomplish a specific task during school hours
  • Chaperone for a field trip
  • Anyone that has the potential to be left alone with a student
  • Tutors
  • Volunteer Coaches or After School Club Sponsors
  • Class reader
  • Attending a school assembly
  • Attending a meeting with teachers
  • Guest speaker
  • Anyone coming into the building after students are gone to help work on a project with other adults only.
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Volunteering Protocols

The Parkway School District updated its volunteer process last year. To access the most recent information regarding the protocols, please use this link.


Welcome to Carman Trails 2022 One Book, One School! We are excited to come together as a school and enjoy the amazing book "The One and Only Ivan". Teachers have a schedule for what to read each day in October as well as the activity planned for each section.

Students can read the book with someone at home, by themselves, or listen to the book by clicking on the YouTube links. In addition, students will stay tuned to Carman Morning News each day for trivia questions and prizes.

YouTube link for October 31:

Cougar Community Spotlight

Throughout the year, we want to celebrate and highlight students AND staff for demonstrating perseverance in and out of school. Nominees, a description of their demonstration of the core value and their pictures will be forwarded to the school office; we will include the information in upcoming issues of the Paw Print as well as place the student or staff member's picture on the new bulletin board by the cafeteria.

If you have a staff member or student you would like to nominate for demonstrating a core value, please use the link below.

Nurse's Notes

Prop S for our school

Prop S for Our School
As you may know, Parkway is on the November 8 ballot with a zero-tax-rate increase bond issue - Proposition S.
Key projects funded by Prop S would ensure more safe, secure and accessible learning environments for our students.

What is included for our school?

  • Build safe and accessible playgrounds

  • Replace 10 roof sections

  • Replace three sections of pavement

  • Replace one exterior ramp

  • Replace seven sections of sidewalk

  • Replace 10 exterior doors

  • Removal of asbestos floor, ceiling and wallboards

  • Improve ADA accessibility in cafeteria

  • Replace aging classroom technology (interactive flat panels)

If approved by voters on November 8, Prop S will fund hundreds of similar projects across all 29 Parkway schools for the next six years (2023-2028) to keep our aging buildings in good working order. Prop S will not change the current tax rate.

Learn more about Prop S here or feel free to reach out with any questions.

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Adventure Club Is Hiring!

Have Fun Working with Kids Before and After School!

Looking for a part-time job to earn some extra money and help your Carman Trails Community? Know a college student or adult looking for a job that will work around their schedule? Adventure Club is currently looking for passionate, caring people to join our school-age care team!

  • Morning and afternoon positions available

  • Pick your shifts (Mon-Fri)

  • No nights or weekends

  • All training provided

Openings include:

  • Activity Aides (age 16+) - $11.15/hr (increases to $12/hr Jan. 1)

  • Activity Assistants (age 18+) - $12.50/hr

  • Assistant Facilitators (age 18+) - $14.50/hr

Complete this form to learn more or schedule an interview, and we’ll contact you.

Leanne M. Cantu

Adventure Club Coordinator

Parkway-Rockwood Community Education

1401, Froesel Dr. Ellisville, MO 63011

P: 636-891-6644 | DL: 636-891-6687 | F: 636-891-8844



30 - Parkway South High Trunk or Treat & Movie



6 - Daylight Savings Time ENDS - set your clocks BACK one hour!

7 - Book Fair Week and Conference Week and classroom Coin Wars!

8 - No School - Professional Development Day

10 - Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.; PTO Sponsored fundraiser at Goodcents 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Conference Night 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

11 - Veteran's Day assembly (2:30-3:30) We invite veterans to attend the assembly. We will have light refreshments before the assembly and a parade immediately following.

14 - American Education Week

15 - State Board of Education Town Hall @ Welcome Center 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

16 - Early Release 2:00 p.m.; BOE Regular meeting @ Welcome Center 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

17 - National Parent/Guardian Involvement Day; Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.; PAMEE Meeting @ Welcome Center 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

18 - 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Zoo; Festival of Nations at Carman Trails 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

23 - 27 - No School - Thanksgiving Break