Carman Paw Print

April 17, 2022

Important Upcoming Dates

Dear Carman Families,

Carman Trails is sponsoring a Math & Science night at the Magic House on Sunday, April 24th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.! This Family Engagement Event is open to all of our Carman Trails families. The event is FREE and so is parking!

If you will be joining us at the Magic House please click on the link below. While an RSVP is not required in order for you to attend, it is strongly encouraged in order for us to coordinate the logistics of the event.

We're looking forward to seeing you there.

We hope you can join us cheer on not only the St. Louis Cardinals but also our Carman 3rd, 4th and 5th graders as they sing "Take Me out to the Ballgame" on Saturday, April 30th! Please note: tickets are $19 per person until the end of the school day on Friday, April 15th. After April 15th, tickets will be $22 and seating requests may not be able to be accommodated.

We would love to welcome helping hands to our Campus Beautification Project Day on Friday, April 22nd. If you are interested in helping out, you are welcome to come any time between 9:30 - 3:00 p.m. Any gardening tools (rakes, trowels, gardening gloves, yard waste bags) that you can bring along would be very much appreciated!

Please be sure to check out the calendar of upcoming dates and events at the end of the Paw Print - we have a lot of wonderful dates to look forward to!

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,


Volunteer Appreciation Week - April 17th - 23rd

Your Carman Trails PTO Board would like to extend their thanks to our amazing volunteers for everything you do to help out at Carman!
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Children's Used Clothing Needed

Dear Carman Families,

Doing some spring cleaning? Please consider donating any used clothing to the nurse's office. We are especially in need of pants and shorts for boys and girls of all sizes.

Thank you!

Connie Connelly MSN, RN, FNP, NCSN

Nationally Certified School Nurse

Carman Trails Elementary

Phone: 314-415-6110

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Second Grade Music Program!


I am so excited to share with you that we will be having a second grade music program on Thursday, April 21. At this point we are planning on having the program in person. If anything changes, I will let you know as soon as possible. In order to limit the amount of people we have in the gym, we are asking that the audience be parents/guardians and siblings only. The program will start at 6p.m. with doors opening 15 minutes prior to the performance. I will record our daytime practice so that I can share the performance with families who may not feel comfortable attending an in person performance yet or who cannot attend but would still like to watch. The program is called Squirm. I ask that classes wear black shirts (a t shirt is fine) and jeans for the performance. If you have any questions, you can email me at I look forward to bringing music programs back to Carman Trails!


Mrs. Rebecca Carroll

General Music

Carman Trails Elementary

Get Ready for the Carman Trails Talent 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


This week's Carman Cougar Spotlight shines on Mrs. Klein's Kindergartener, George Kettler! His nomination stated: "George saw our neighbor had fallen in her garage. She was bleeding and needed help so he ran home and told us she needed our help. She was badly injured and needed an ambulance. She was very grateful that George got her help." We are so proud of your responsible actions and your kindness, George!

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

April 26 -- Chipotle Fundraiser Night 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

May 3 -- General PTO Meeting, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

May 9 - Papa John's Fundraiser Night

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

Vaccination Records

As a reminder, Parkway is asking parents to consider sharing vaccination records if their child is fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Sharing proof of vaccination is entirely voluntary. Your child’s vaccination record will be kept confidential. If your child is vaccinated, please complete this voluntary form to share your record with our school. The form will ask for your child’s name, school, grade and will have a place where you can upload a photo/image of your child’s vaccination card. You will need to log into your personal Google/Gmail account or use your child’s Parkway Gmail account to complete the form.

Providing your vaccine information will help us measure vaccination rates within our school communities. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nurse Connelly.

Special School District Is Hiring!

Please see the flyers below for more information; anyone who wishes to apply should reach out to Dr. Allison Love via email or by phone (314-415-6100) once you apply so she can pass your name on to the HR Director for Special School District.

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

Notes From Nurse Connie Connelly

Sustainable Schools Challenge

What is the Sustainable Schools Challenge?

This is an annual Parkway program for all students, staff, and families to participate in sustainability activities while competing for prizes for their school running Sept 1, 2021 - April 29, 2022. It's designed to connect our district mission of preparing students to respond to an ever-changing world with our district sustainability goals incentivizing actions that reduce our environmental impact.

What you can do:

  • Share and watch the 21-22 Sustainable Schools Challenge video presentation (6 mins) introducing the program, new updates, and a walkthrough of the website.
  • Sign up now! Each student, staff, and family can sign up to earn a point for their school and receive the monthly newsletter with activities.
  • Get the word out - schools have had success encouraging participation through their school newsletters and websites

Updates to the program include:

  • Monthly prize winners will be selected through a drawing
    • 50 points = 1 drawing entry
  • New Mini-Grant program to fund projects up to $400
  • Virtual Elementary, Middle, and High added as competing schools
Sustainable Schools Challenge homepage

Sustainability Department homepage

Check Out Cub Scouts - Tuesday, April 19th

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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

Stay Connected with These Updates

April: National Autism Awareness Month

19 - Cub Scouts Registration in the Upper Parking Lot, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

20 - 5th Grade Field Trip to JA Biztown

21 - 2nd Grade Musical "Squirm" at 6:00 p.m. in the Gym; PAMEE Virtual Meeting, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

22 - Earth Day - Carman Trails Campus Beautification Day

24 - Carman Trails Math & Science Night at the Magic House - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

26 - PTO Sponsored Chipotle Fundraiser Night 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

27 - Administrative Assistants' Day - Thank you Mrs. Regan and Mrs. Carroll in the office!

30 - Carman Trails sings "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at Busch - 1:15 p.m. game

May: National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

1 - 9 : Teacher Appreciation Week

1 - School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

3 - PTO General Meeting 6:30 p.m.

4 - Early Release at 2:00 p.m.

6 - School Nutrition "Lunch Hero" Employee Appreciation Day - We appreciate you, Mrs. McRaven!

9 - 20 : MAP Testing; Talent Show auditions this week

9 - PTO Sponsored Papa John's Night

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

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

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

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