Carman Paw Print

May 23, 2021


Dear Carman Parents,

This school year has just flown by! Here are some helpful reminders for upcoming events:

* All In-Person Students will have Virtual Learning on May 24th.

* There is No School on Monday, May 31st.

* Mad Science will host a fun virtual learning event for all students on Monday, May 24th at 2:00 p.m. The link to register is located in the Paw Print below.

* Carman Trails PTO is sponsoring a Night Out at Fritz's Frozen Custard on May 27th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with 10% of sales going back to Carman. Don't forget to show your flyer (located in this issue of the Paw Print)

* The last day of school is Thursday, June 3rd - this is a half-day, students will be dismissed at 1:05 p.m.

With CT Pride,


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Virtual Supply Return Date and Time:

Please remember to bring your students' books, math manipulatives, and any other supplies provided by their teacher to Carman Trails on Monday, May 24th any time between 7:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

If possible, please separate library books from other classroom books. Parents should have received an email from their child's teacher regarding the supply drop-off. Also, we ask that you please use the supply bags provided at prior pick-ups and label the bag with your student's name when you return the supplies and books.

Chromebooks will need to be returned on Friday, June 4th - please remember to bring the charger with the Chromebook. You may also bring any other supplies back at that time as well.

Last Day of School Schedule

Parkway Virtual Campus will dismiss at 12:35 p.m. on the last day of school, Thursday, June 3rd. The schedule will remain the same. Therefore, students and teachers will eat lunch from 11:00-12:00 p.m. just as they would on a normal day.

10,000 Pencils Service Learning Experience

Dear Carman Families:

We are pleased to be hosting a Day of Service at Carman Trails. In our renewal phase for School of Character, we received feedback wondering if a day of service could be a possibility at Carman. Last year, we offered the opportunity for families to donate any new or used school supplies on the last day of school to 10,000 Pencils, a local non-profit organization that helps communities who would normally not have school supplies. This year, we are able to make the experience more meaningful for our students and the recipients.

We will begin collecting supplies now through May 30th. On June 1st, in-person students will sort, bag, and box the supplies for pick up. Our fifth grade students will help lead this project. The easiest way for in-person students to participate is to donate their end-of-year school supplies. We hope you will consider allowing your child to donate their supplies.

Here is a little information about 10,000 Pencils. In addition, you can watch this short video clip about the great work that has happened due to the generosity of students in our surrounding communities.

Here are the documents that will be sent to families to explain how to get involved. Attached you will find a flyer and permission slip for families to access.

We are excited to be able to host this Service Learning Experience -- our Carman Trails families are always so very generous!

Thank you for your help and support,

Allison Love

Character Education Survey - Carman Parents, We Need Your Feedback

Next year, Carman Trails will be working to recertify our School of Character designation. Our character education, built on our 5 core values, drives how we teach character, inspire leadership, and incorporate character into building a caring school community. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and opinions which will help guide our work in the coming school year.

The link to the Google Form can be found here. Thank you for your assistance!



Just as a refresher, Grades 1st - 5th will register using this form by the end of today. The students will then enter their name, email, and agree to not record any portion of the learning experience. Shortly after they register, they will receive an email in their inbox giving them the link, meeting ID, and passcode.

If your child has difficulty getting in on Monday, they should be able to use the following information to access the presentation:

Meeting ID: 842 2213 3919
Passcode: 5035545977

Here are some directions for help on the day of the event:

On Monday, all students will be attending a Mad Science virtual field trip from 2:00-3:00. In order for students to get to the field trip they will need to access their email on their chrome book. Here are step-by-step directions to help them:

1. Go to Clever and click on the Gmail app.

2. Click on the email from "Dawn Piehl."

3. Click on "Click here to join" in the email. The link will take you to the Zoom link.

PTO End of Year Survey

The Carman Trails PTO board would like to offer you an opportunity to provide honest feedback about our performance this year. We want to ensure that we are doing our best to support the needs of the students, teachers, and the school in general. We are looking not only for performance feedback but also for future ideas and suggestions. Please take this opportunity to share your thoughts.

Thank you for your time and involvement!

The Carman Trails PTO Board



As per the guidelines set by the Parkway School District, please note the following information regarding returning books, math manipulatives, and Chromebooks:


Please return any math manipulatives, books or supplies provided by your teachers on Monday, May 24th.

Virtual & In-Person Students: Grades K-4

Parkway virtual families can turn in their Chromebooks at their home school on June 3rd or 4th.
In-Person students in grades K-4 will leave their Chromebooks at school at the end of the year.

After June 4th, Chromebook return can be scheduled through the district Help Desk (314-415-8181, option 1)

Virtual & In-Person Students: Grade 5

Students in 5th grade will take their Chromebook home with them this summer and bring it with them to their new middle school in the fall.

For those students keeping their devices over the summer, we will offer technical support through our Help Desk, (314-415-8181, option 1). Please contact us for all your hardware repair needs over the summer.

For those students scheduled to turn in devices at the end of the school year but are also taking virtual summer school, they will keep their devices through the end of summer school.

Any student not planning to return in the fall should turn in their Chromebook at the end of the school year. Students who unenroll from Parkway during the summer should coordinate the return of their device through our district Help Desk (314-415-8181, option 1).

Thank you and have a wonderful summer break!

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See all of the talented artists we have at Parkway Schools at the Virtual All-District Art Fair!

You can view selected artwork from Parkway's High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools by clicking on this link:

The Virtual Art Show will be available for viewing until June 7th.


School may stop for the summer, but READING never should! Check out the Carman Trails Summer Reading Challenge! Build healthy reading habits by making reading fun! Aim for 20 minutes of reading each day!

Mrs. Manley



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Seeking Clothing Donations

Nurse Hermann is seeking donations!

Do you have clothing your children have outgrown? Would any of it fit Carman Trails students in Kindergarten through 5th grade? Please consider donating them to our nurse's office. All donations are greatly appreciated.


Silly Fun with Paint and Bubbles

Our month of fun continued this week with even more exciting projects. The kids got to try drawing on aluminum foil to make some cool metallic pictures and learned how to fold origami bookmarks. They also got to try out "spray paint" (watercolor in a spray bottle). And make bubble wands they got to use outside. And on another fun note, the kids who got closest to the high and low temperatures from our competition last month, plus our lucky fifth graders, got to silly string Mr. Foushee and some other staff. And check out our first sprout in our garden! What new fun activities will next week hold?

~Mr. Foushee

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May marks the celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month which will be celebrated in various ways throughout the month of May 2021. Like most commemorative months, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month originated with Congress in 1977 to celebrate this great group of Americans who have contributed so much to the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first people of Japanese descent to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. However, we must not forget that the majority of the workers who laid the tracks for the railroad were Chinese immigrants.

Please remember to help celebrate these wonderful cultures by recognizing the history, culture and achievements of all Asian Americans in the United States. You can also watch some of the documentaries that will be showing throughout the month on various television and cable stations.

Become curious about the cultures and the history as you greet students, parents and staff who identify as Asian Pacific Islander South Asian Americans (APISAA)

Nurse's Notes - Information about Seasonal Allergies

Dear Carman Parents:

The link below is a detailed sheet of symptoms used to help you identify what illness your child may be experiencing (flu, cold, allergies, or Covid). If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 314-415-6110.

Thank you -

Nurse Melissa Hermann

In addition, the following link contains the May Nurse's Newsletter for parents including 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

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Stay Connected with These Updates!

May - Asian & Pacific Island American Heritage Month / Missouri Bicycle Month / National Clean Air Month

May 24: All Students Virtual Learning / MAD SCIENCE Virtual Event 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

May 27: PTO Sponsored Fundraiser at Fritz's Custard in Valley Park - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

May 31: No School - Memorial Day

June - National Men's Health Month

June 3: Last Day of School - 1/2 Day A.M. -- DISMISSAL AT 1:05 p.m.

June 9: Progress Reports released

June 14: Summer School Classes Begin / End on July 2nd