Carman Paw Print

August 7, 2022

The 2022-'23 School Year is Around the Corner!

Dear Carman Families,

I hope you have enjoyed a summer full of joy! Each year I always look forward to welcoming new and returning families to Carman Trails after the summer break.

For those of you that are new to Carman Trails, you will receive our parent newsletter that will typically come out on Sunday evenings and is intended for you to see by Monday morning. This edition is the first Paw Print for the new school year.

Thank you so much for taking a few minutes to read the information provided each week. It will help you feel more connected to what is going on in the school and community. In addition, it is recommended that you like Carman Trails Elementary on Facebook and download the Parkway School District app. Feel free to follow Parkway's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram too!

This week's newsletter will give you a few items to become familiar with before the school year starts. Continue to read more below to stay on top of the latest information, including upcoming important dates for the month of August!

With CT pride,


Questions about starting the new school year?

As we prepare for the start of the new school year, you may have questions, profile information to update, or need to fill out your application for the Free & Reduced Meal Program. Please click on the "Back to School Guide" button below to find all of this information plus even more helpful topics to start the year off right!

Free and Reduced Meal Program

Parkway Schools was pleased to offer free breakfast and lunch to students for the 2021-2022 school year, but the meals will not automatically be free during the 2022-2023 school year.

It is important for families to sign up for the Free and Reduced Meal Program AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you have not already done so, in order that you are in the system for the 2022-2023 school year. This will give enough time to have each application processed without being automatically placed on full paid status. Please see the link below for details on how to apply. The application is available in multiple languages.

Apply online HERE! Please apply today!

If you have any questions, please call Lisa Tindle at 314-415-8245.

A listing of snacks that will be available for purchase during lunches this year is below:

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Our PTO Needs Your Help!

Carman families -

The PTO is providing a "Back to School Breakfast" for our amazing Carman Trails Teachers and Staff, and we need your help! Please click on the Sign-Up Genius link below -- there are many opportunities to bring in foods, drinks, paper plates, to help set up, etc.

Let's start our new school year off with some goodies for our teachers and staff! Your help is greatly appreciated!

Update Your Family Profile - IMPORTANT

It is important that we have the most updated contact information for each family. Parents can update their Family Profile online using Infinite Campus or in the Infinite Campus Parent app. Please complete the update before the first day of school.

Update your family profile here.

School supply list are now live online! Click here or the photo above to view your child's supply needs for the upcoming school year.

Kindergarten Bus Safety

Below is a helpful reminder video regarding safety rules and procedures for when riding the bus to and from school.
Bus Safety



AUGUST - National Back to School Month

9th - Optional Incoming Kindergarten Parent/Student Tour 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. (This is a Cougar Cub event. You do not need to attend if you have attended a previous tour or if your schedule doesn’t allow. You might have also attended one of the other tours over the summer.)

10th - Board of Education Meeting @ Parkway Welcome Center

11th - Virtual Kindergarten Orientation 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

18th - Meet the Teacher and Kona Ice 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

21st - Chalk the Walk at Carman! 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

22nd - THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! Parents "Boohoo/Yahoo" Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

24th - PTO sponsored Papa John's night fundraiser

26th - "Back to School Social" with Kona Ice 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.