Carman Paw Print

May 8, 2022

Important Upcoming Dates

Dear Carman Families,

Our PTO is sponsoring a Papa John's Pizza Night on Monday, May 9th -- 10% of proceeds will be given back to Carman! (Offer valid at the Valley Park Papa John's)

Please be sure to check the calendar at the end of the Paw Print for all of our upcoming events, including MAP testing dates and the Kindergarten & 1st Grade 3 Piggy Opera!

Do you have a student who will turn 5 years old before Aug. 1, 2022? Kindergarten Registration is OPEN and online! Just go to to register! If you have any questions, please feel free to call Mrs. Regan at 314-415-6104. Families are encouraged to register early for staffing and planning purposes. You can also visit which includes information on registration, a recording of Wonderful World of Kindergarten and an interactive google classroom that has tons of stories and information on how to best prepare for kindergarten.

With CT Pride,


Thank you to our PTO!!!

The Carman Trails Staff would like to thank all of our students, parents, community members, and PTO Board and Staff Appreciation Committee for showering our staff with love this past week. Our PTO organized a special week filled with sweet notes and special treats. The daily themes were a hit! Check out a few pictures of how everything came together.

May Day was a GO!

The rain was nice enough to hold off to allow for all of the grade levels to perform during the May Day Celebration. A special thank you to our students for all of the hard work they put into practicing for the big performance. They all did such a wonderful job! Thank you to our specialist team - Mrs. Carroll, Mr. Pietsch, Ms. Sampo, and Coach Sherertz - for all of their hard work prepping for the performance and also on the day of. Thank you to Mr. Walker and the technology team as well as the special crew that set up all of the props. Thank you to everyone who stepped in when needed and worked behind the scenes to make the event a success. We are appreciative of your support. It was so wonderful to have our parents, alumni, and others join in for this special event.
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Transportation Feedback Needed

Here is a friendly reminder to share your feedback with the district as we prepare for future transportation needs. We need your thoughts on critical bus transportation solutions. Please click on the link.

It is MAP testing season!

Elementary-aged students in grades 3-5 in the state of Missouri are all required to take the MAP test to measure their learning progress. The structure for testing this year throughout the state looks like last year’s assessments because all students will be taking the test on the computer.


5th Grade: May 9-12th (Mon.-Thurs.)

3rd and 4th Grade: May 16th-19th (Mon-Thurs.)

As you know, students are best ready to learn when their minds and bodies are well rested, well fed, and they come to school prepared to persevere. We ask that you please help your child be best prepared as you do every day for learning in the following ways:

· Be Here. This year our MAP “window” is later in the school year. The last two weeks contain exciting end of the year activities for students and therefore, attendance each day is vital so that students do not miss instructional time or end of the year activities making up tests they missed.

· Be sure your child gets about 10 hours of sleep each night.

· Help your child make healthy food choices.

· Keep a homework and bedtime routine and stick to it.

· Practice having a positive attitude even when things are not easy.


Tracy Kiso – Carman Trails MAP Testing Coordinator

Virtual Art Show 2022

The art department would like to invite you to visit this year's virtual art show. Due to Queeny Park being under renovation this year's art show is again virtual.

The end-of-the-year district art show is always a great reflection of what our students were able to create and accomplish this year. I hope you are able to take some time to look through some of the amazing work our students have created.

2021-2022 All-District Virtual Art Show

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Kindergarten 2022-2023 Registration is OPEN!

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open. Students must be five (5) years old before Aug. 1, 2022, to enter Kindergarten for the school year. More information about Kindergarten can be found here as well as at


Come be a part of our character recognition efforts! Whenever you see a student (or staff member) demonstrating character outside of school, you can nominate them using this Google Form - linked here:

Nominees will be randomly selected and spotlighted in future Paw Prints and possibly other school communications. By submitting a photo (by choice, not required), you are granting permission for us to use the photo in school-related communications.

Thank you for your help in recognizing and spotlighting character in our students!

Adventure Club Before/After Care Registration for the 2022-23 School Year Is Now Open!

Looking for before/after care for your child for next school year? Community Ed has you covered with Adventure Club, a high-quality program designed to meet the needs of working families in need of care for their elementary age child. Built on a foundation of safety and supervision, Adventure Club has a child-centered focus where a kid can be a kid while continuing to develop, learn, socialize and have fun beyond the school bell. Registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open! Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, and the program fills fast, so early registration is encouraged.

To find out more information and to register your child please visit - call or text (636) 891-6644. You can also reach out to me directly at 314-415-6129 or email me at

Best Regards,

Mr. Prevost Foushee

Adventure Club Facilitator

PTO Upcoming Meetings / Events

May 9 - Papa John's Fundraiser Night (Valley Park location only) 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

May 26 - Fritz's Frozen Custard Fundraiser Night 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Carman Trails 2021-2022 Buzz Book Is Here - Click the Link Below

Notes From Nurse Connie Connelly

Dear Carman Families:

Please see the attached link for the May Nurse's Newsletter, which includes the following topics:

Be Sun Safe

Pedestrian Safety

Screen Free Activities

Staying Safe in the Heat

Healthy Summer Nutrition

Important Information from Parkway Health Services

Nurse Connie Connelly

Parkway Strings Camp - August 1 - 5

If your child is interested in joining Strings Camp in August, registration for 2022 Strings Camp is available through the following link:

Held at:

Parkway Southwest Middle School

701 Wren Ave.

Ballwin, MO 63021

Dates: August 1-5, 2022

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Strings Camp Questions: Peggy Craig, Director of Strings Camp or 314-415-5147

Registration or Payment Questions: Terry Reddy or 314-415-7040

Summer Camp Opportunities!

Hello Carman Trails!

My name is Matt Roach and I am the Athletic Director at South High. I would like share with you the summer camp opportunities we have for your elementary age students. You can find information about all of the exciting programs we are offering on our athletic website (including Golf as shown below):

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Stay Connected with These Updates

May: National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

9 - 20 : MAP Testing; Talent Show auditions after school 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

9 - PTO Sponsored Papa John's Night (Valley Park location)

10 - Talent Show auditions after school 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

10 - 1st Grade Field Trip to the Magic House (MADE for Kids)

11 - Talent Show Auditions before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

11 - School Nurse Appreciation Day - Thank you, Nurse Connelly!

13 - May Day Rainy Day Makeup (if needed)

19 - Kindergarten & First Grade "3 Piggy Opera" performance - Mrs. Mayo @ 12:45; Mrs. Klein @ 1:30; Mrs. Chambliss @ 2:15; Mrs. McArthur @ 3:00; In-Person PAMEE Meeting at the Welcome Center, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

20 - Kindergarten & First Grade "3 Piggy Opera" performance - Ms. LaMarche @ 12:45; Mrs. Chrisco @ 1:30; Mrs. Baker @ 2:15; Ms. Moellering @ 3:00

24 - Field Day

25 - MAKEUP Field Day (if necessary)

26 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Busch Wildlife Gardens; PTO Sponsored Fundraiser at Fritz's Frozen Custard 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

27 - Carman Trails Talent Show - 1:30 p.m. in the Gym

30 - No School - Memorial Day

31 - 5th Grade End of Year Celebrations

June - National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

1 - 2 : 5th Grade End of Year Celebrations

2 - Last Day of School - Dismissal at 1:05 p.m.

13 - Summer School Begins (K-8)

20 - No Summer School

July - National Ice Cream Month

1 - Summer School Ends (K-8)