February 19th

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Dates to Know

Monday, February 20th - President's Day - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, February 22nd - OPEN HOUSE - 6-7 pm

Thursday, February 23rd - Uncle Pete's Lunches

Thursday, March 9th - 5th Grade to Emerson for musical

Friday, March 10th - NO School - Records Planning Day

Monday, March 13th - IAR testing begins for 3rd-5th Graders (1 test a day for 6 days: 3 ELA/3Math)

Thursday, March 16th - 4-7 Parent Teacher Conference (Teacher-Requested)

Thursday, March 17th - 7 pm Board Meeting with Carpenter Presentation

Monday, March 27 - Friday March 31st - No School, Spring Break

Here's the link to complete 5E Survey :)

Open House - Drop-in and Say Hi

Our Open House is this Wednesday from 6-7 pm. There are no formal presentations, so you can come anytime between 6 and 7 pm. (Well, we're closing at 7, so you might want to come earlier than that). Come on in, check out the classroom, clean out a locker, check lost and found, etc. One suggested idea as well is to go meet your child's Den Leader (new to Carpenter in 2022-2023). This staff member will be their Den Leader for their time at Carpenter.

(Please note that Mrs. Seputis' music room will be closed as she can not be present that evening).


We have one Spring Conference Night on Thursday, March 16th from 4-7 pm. For those of you who may be new or may not remember, because it is only one night for three hours, these conferences are designed as teacher-requested conferences only. We will be coordinating on our end, and those parents who are invited to conference will be able to schedule starting on Thursday, March 2nd, so more info to follow.

Recycling Plastic Bags

Did you know? A plastic bag doesn’t degrade, it only breaks down into smaller pieces and has negative impacts on ecosystems and food chains if not contained. Only about 2% of bags are actually recycled. Support the Maine South Environmental Club by bringing in your plastic grocery, ziplock/sandwich, newspaper, bread and cereal bags. Their goal is to collect 500 pound of plastic bags to build a bench near their front pond. Send your child with clean plastic bags and will ensure your plastic bag goes to a good cause! ~ Carpenter Green Team.

CoVid Communicating

This year, instead of sending out an email for CoVid cases, we will be updating a slide on our website. Please bookmark this page if interested in keeping tabs of our current cases and associated homerooms. I'll leave this in my weekly updates as well, but I'll gradually move this towards the bottom of the reading material.