Carman Paw Print

September 25, 2022

Dear Carman Families,

Thank you to all who supported the PTO's fall fundraiser! This will help us fund classroom grants (Ways & Means), events, staff appreciation, assist with field trips, etc. The P.T.O.'s next big purchase will be sound equipment for the gym.

Top students, classes, and raffle winners will be announced this week, as on-line donations close Monday evening.

Reminder - As a a fundraiser celebration, this week is Spirit Week!

Monday - pajama day

Tuesday - stuffed animal day

Wednesday - wear wacky, mismatched clothes day

Thursday - wear a hat or crazy hair day.

Friday (if we meet our goal) is wear school Spiritwear (or blue & yellow) & listen to music during lunch.

On-line donations end Monday evening -

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

With CT Pride,


Mental Health Night

The District held a Mental Health night for parents at the Welcome Center on Monday, Sept. 19th.

Brian Kuhn from Care and Counseling presented some very good information for all. The meeting is posted on Parkway’s YouTube channel.

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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It's Pumpkin Time! A Note From Mrs. Manley

It is that time of year again where we decorate pumpkins as our favorite book characters. The students and teachers have so much fun decorating their pumpkins as a favorite book character. Plus, the library looks amazing with all the pumpkins on display.

Our goal is for each classroom to have a pumpkin to decorate. We need your help!

Can you donate a pumpkin for your child’s classroom or another classroom?

We would love to have all pumpkins by Friday, October 7th. You may bring them to car lane or drop them off at the main office.

*Wal-Mart currently has pumpkins for $5! Aldi usually has great deals, too.

Contact Mrs. Manley, librarian, with any questions.

Click on the google form to sign up to donate. Thanks so much!

Thanks for your support!

Save The Date - Trunk or Treat!

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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.

Multicultural Night is Back!

Save the date! Multicultural night is back as Carman's Festival of Nations on Friday, November 18th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Flyers will be sent home closer to the event.
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A Note from Nurse Connelly


Flu season is coming up quickly and the best way to prevent influenza is with the yearly flu vaccine. Carman Trails will be offering vaccines to students and families on Monday, October 24th, from 9:45 - 11:15 a.m.

Parkway will be parenting with the Visiting Nurses Association again this year to provide flu shots to all students and families ages 3 and older. Receiving your influenza vaccine at school is not required, but it is easy and convenient. If you're interested please see the information below.

Thank you -

Nurse Connelly

Spirit Wear Gear - A Note from your PTO

Carman Trail spirit wear is up and running! We are excited to announce our store will be open all year round. Be on the lookout for sales throughout the year.

Click on the link below to check out our store.

Adventure Club Information

If you are interested in learning more about our Before and After School Care, please click the Adventure Club website link below. There is currently a waiting list but please do check out the website for more information.


SEPTEMBER - National Hispanic Heritage Month

26 - Hearing Screenings

27 - PTO Sponsored Goodcents Fundraiser 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

28 - Board of Education Tax Rate hearing and Regular Meeting @ Welcome Center, 6:30 p.m.

29 - Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

OCTOBER - National School Principal Month - Celebrating Dr. Love all month!

3 - National Custodian Appreciation Day - Thank you Mr. Lonnie, Mrs. Mersida and Mrs. Mirzeta!

6 - Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.; Early Release at 2:00 p.m.

7 - 10 -- Fall Break - No School (we come back on Tuesday, Oct. 11th)

11 - National School Lunch Week

13 - Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.; Vision Screenings

14 - 5th Grade Field Trip to the Science Center 9:15 - 2:00

17 - Character Counts! Week (more information to come)

19 - PTO Sponsored Papa John's Night; Board of Education Regular meeting @ Welcome Center 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

20 - Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.; 2nd Grade Field Trip to MADE; PAMEE meeting at the Welcome Center 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.; "Lights on After School" night

21 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Theiss Farm & Creve Coeur Park

24 - Student Flu Shots Available at Carman 9:45 - 11:15; National Red Ribbon Week (teaching drug and alcohol prevention)

27 - Picture Retake Day; Cougar Chorus rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.; 1st Grade Field Trip to Purina Farms; 2nd Grade Musical "Squirm" 6:30 p.m.

28 - Half-Day Dismissal at 1:05 p.m.; Classroom Fall Parties 10:00 - 11:00; Trunk or Treat at Carman 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.