The Tribe Times

January 9, 2023

From The Desk of Mr. Allen

We had a great week back last week. Our teachers and support staff took time to review common expectations while also preparing standards-based lessons. We also reviewed our winter MAP data again in order to make instructional decisions to ensure that all scholars make growth.

As we mentioned last week, scholars will come home with Chromebooks on Tuesday and Thursday this week. This will allow you to login to the device and Google Classroom with your scholar in order to prepare for any NTI days (please see additional information below and on our school's website). Our goal is to ensure that NTI days run smoothly, you know how and where to access materials, etc. Please reach out to your scholar's teacher with any specific questions.

Please ensure that your scholar arrives each day with their backpack. This allows us the opportunity to send home any materials, Chromebooks, etc., and that each scholar has a transportation tag which is of utmost importance.

This week, the Superintendent will host an Open House at CGWP on Thursday, January 12th beginning at 6 p.m. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in attendance. Please complete the form below if you plan to attend.

We continue to appreciate your support, dedication, and commitment to CGWP. Together, we can make a difference!

Thank you,

Lamar Allen

Program Director

Open House

The Superintendent will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, January 12th at 6 p.m. at CGWP. In order for us to effectively prepare, please fill out this FORM by Wednesday at 8 a.m. if you plan to attend.


ALL transportation changes MUST be submitted in writing, via email, by NOON. Please do NOT send through Class Dojo or by handwritten notes. We must streamline ALL changes through our front office.

Please send all transportation changes to our attendance clerk, Essence Nzola, at

Fine Arts Newsletter

It's that time again! Please find the newsletters from Special Area teachers and our School Counselor below!

  • Special area newsletter found HERE.
  • School counselor newsletter found HERE.

Students of the Month

Congratulations to our Students of the Month!

Kindergarten: Rian Carr

First Grade: Majesty Pinkston

Second Grade: Erris Simpson

Third Grade: Elias Marshall

These students were chosen by the teachers for exemplifying the following characteristics:

  • Respectful to peers and teachers
  • Demonstrates responsibility
  • Follow safety guidelines
  • Puts forth positive effort
  • Good attendance or improvement in attendance
  • Demonstrates good character through compassion, honesty, trustworthiness, optimism, and responsibility
  • Maintains positive behavior and self-control
  • Shows positive attitude toward others/learning
  • Displays good citizenship
  • Demonstrate leadership and integrity
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G.W. Carver Attire

You are now able to order Carver attire online. To access the order form, please use this LINK. This link will remain in our newsletter under the "quick links" section found below.

Friendly Reminders (Repeat)

  • Please read classroom newsletters each week to stay informed.
  • Please do NOT park on East Sixth Street to avoid causing traffic issues for neighbors.
  • Students MUST be dropped off in the carline each morning. Please do NOT park and allow them to cross the street - this presents a significant safety hazard.
  • When picking up in the afternoon, please use Alabama Avenue to enter Keller Alley where a staff member will collect car numbers.
  • Walkers are reserved for students who walk home within the neighborhood. If your scholar is NOT walking home, please use our carline.
  • Transporation changes MUST be emailed to Ms. Essence by noon each day.

Non-Traditional Instruction - NTI (Repeat)

As we approach the onset of winter, including the potential for inclement weather, we want to communicate important information as it relates to NTI days. On days when FCPS will NOT be in session in-person, but rather use Non-Traditional Instructional (NTI) days, scholars will have school work.

The work that will be assigned on NTI days will NOT be new material. Assigned work will include material already taught and be a reinforcement of those concepts and skills. This will ensure that scholars can complete the assignments without or with limited assistance.

Beginning the week of January 9th, scholars will bring their Chromebooks to and from school on Tuesday and Thursday so they can practice using their device at home. Please follow all instructions from your scholar’s teacher. It will be very important for you to practice logging in to the device, and specifically Google Classroom, in order to access instructional materials.

Students will need their Chromebooks for instructional purposes on NTI days. Therefore, it is important they come to and from school on days when they are sent home. Please follow the instructions below for Chromebook care:

  • Carry the Chromebook with two hands at all times

  • Keep all liquids away from the device

  • If plugged in, ensure that the cord doesn’t become a tripping hazard causing the device to fall

  • When finished, fully charge the device for the next day

  • Place the device in your scholar’s backpack to be used at school the next day

Please note that NTI will consist of asynchronous learning ONLY. Asynchronous learning takes place outside of a live meet; therefore, students will NOT be required to login to live meets. With that said, your scholar’s teacher WILL have office hours from 8:30-10:30 a.m. via their zoom link. During this time, scholars can receive help, ask questions, etc. This time is NOT dedicated for conferences.

Other important information:

  • Work will be posted by 8:00 a.m. on Google Classroom

  • A google slide deck will contain all instructions and assignments for the day.

  • A daily schedule has been established to help both you and your scholar on these days. If you prefer to skip some of the breaks, please feel free to do so; however, the schedule reflects our regular school day in order to help you and your scholars with time management.

  • Students will navigate to the assignments slide and complete their reading, math, and special area activities for the day.

    • Students will have 1.5 hrs. Of reading, 1 hr of math, and 30 minutes of specials.

**Please visit our NTI link located on the school’s website which can be found at

PTA Meeting (Repeat)

January 18, 2023 from 6-7 p.m.

  • We will have childcare and pizza for any who would like to meet in-person.
  • We will also have a virtual option for the meeting for those who cannot make it in-person, a link to the meeting and the agenda will be sent out through email at a later date!
  • To join PTA, see below!

Join our PTA (Repeat)

You can still join!! We strongly encourage every family and staff member to engage with the CGWP/GWC PTA by becoming an active member. We need and desire your partnership.

The cost of membership is $5. Please follow this LINK TO JOIN.

Volunteers (Repeat)

We are continuing to look for volunteers, and you are all great candidates for this opportunity. Our volunteer list is distributed periodically; therefore, please sign-up if you have not already. To express your interest, please complete this FORM.

We've linked the FCPS Family and Community Volunteer Handbook and the FCPS Volunteer Application. The volunteer application will be the first step in growing our volunteer numbers at CGWP. If you have any issues completing the volunteer application, please reach out to our Administrative Assistant, Desiree Marshall with your questions or concerns.


January 11: Report Cards

January 12: Superintendent's Open House @ 6 p.m.

January 16: MLK Day - NO SCHOOL

January 18: PTA Meeting @ 6-7 p.m.