Carman Paw Print
December 19, 2021
Important Upcoming Dates
Dear Carman Families -
THANK YOU for your amazing generosity with our Spirit of Giving campaign! Because of your donations, we were able to help 32 students within our community to have a joyful holiday season! We appreciate you and all you do to help others within our school and Parkway.
Just a reminder that Carman Trails is once again participating in the Scripps Spelling Bee! Classroom spelling bees will begin this week. Good luck to all of our students!
Wednesday, December 22nd will be a Half-Day, with dismissal at 1:00 p.m. Students will have their classroom Winter Parties during the day.
Winter Break begins after dismissal on the 22nd and students will return on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. We hope everyone has a safe, fun break!
With CT Pride,
Carman Trails Teacher of the Year: Mr. Andy Hogan
Carman Trails Support Staff Member of the Year: Ms. Rena Noonan
A Request from Nurse Connelly
As a reminder, Parkway is asking parents to consider sharing vaccination records if their child is fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Sharing proof of vaccination is entirely voluntary. Your child’s vaccination record will be kept confidential. If your child is vaccinated, please complete this voluntary form to share your record with our school. The form will ask for your child’s name, school, grade and will have a place where you can upload a photo/image of your child’s vaccination card. You will need to log into your personal Google/Gmail account or use your child’s Parkway Gmail account to complete the form.
Providing your vaccine information will help us measure vaccination rates within our school communities. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nurse Connelly.
It's the Wonderful World of Kindergarten!
The Wonderful World of Kindergarten will take place virtually on January 12th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We will have 2 kindergarten teachers present to speak about what to expect on a typical day at a Parkway kindergarten. The registration link can be found below.
Director of Early Learning
Parkway School District
It's Time for the Spelling Bee!
We are so excited to once again be participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee! Classroom spelling bees will take place during the week of December 20th. One winner from each classroom will advance to the school-wide bee on Thursday, January 13th. One winner and one alternate will represent Carman Trails in the St. Louis Semi-final bee in March.
Grade level practice spelling lists have been sent home for students to use for study.
If you have any questions or would like additional practice lists, please contact Mrs. Manley at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE LOST AND FOUND IS OVERFLOWING
Thank you for your assistance in keeping our school tidy!
COUGAR COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT
This week our Cougar Spotlight shines on Mr. Hogan, 4th Grade Teacher and Carman Trails Teacher of the Year:
The following message was sent in with his nomination: "I was my daughter’s running buddy for Girls on the Run and we paced near Mr. Hogan for most of the race. He was a running buddy for a couple girls in his class and was simply amazing. I watched him encourage them, stop with them, stretch, set goals, hit goals, celebrate goals and just supported them literally every step of the way, with a smile. I know he is loved by all students in the school and I was happy to see why. I attached a photo I took with about a mile to go. I know every other coach out there was just as amazing, but being able to watch him along the way was a highlight of the morning."
Come be a part of our character recognition efforts! Now, whenever you see a student (or staff member) demonstrating character outside of school, you can nominate them using this Google Form - linked here: https://forms.gle/rtmmbkxByyZBRDR17
Nominees will be randomly selected and spotlighted in future Paw Prints and possibly other school communications. By submitting a photo (by choice, not required), you are granting permission for us to use the photo in school-related communications.
Thank you for your help in recognizing and spotlighting character in our students!
PARENTS, PLEASE REMEMBER TO PACK EXTRA CLOTH MASKS FOR YOUR STUDENT
WE'RE PLANNING FOR TRIVIA NIGHT IN APRIL!
ADVENTURE CLUB NEWS
Click below for information on registering for Adventure Club!
Special School District Is Hiring!
Carman Trails 2021-2022 Buzz Book Is Here - Click the Link Below
Notes From Nurse Connie Connelly
Dear Carman Families:
Please see the attached link for December's Nurse Newsletter, which includes the following topics:
Have a healthy December!
Nurse Connie Connelly
Sustainable Schools Challenge
What is the Sustainable Schools Challenge?
This is an annual Parkway program for all students, staff, and families to participate in sustainability activities while competing for prizes for their school running Sept 1, 2021 - April 29, 2022. It's designed to connect our district mission of preparing students to respond to an ever-changing world with our district sustainability goals incentivizing actions that reduce our environmental impact.
What you can do:
- Share and watch the 21-22 Sustainable Schools Challenge video presentation (6 mins) introducing the program, new updates, and a walkthrough of the website.
- Sign up now! Each student, staff, and family can sign up to earn a point for their school and receive the monthly newsletter with activities.
- Get the word out - schools have had success encouraging participation through their school newsletters and websites
Updates to the program include:
- Monthly prize winners will be selected through a drawing
- 50 points = 1 drawing entry
- New Mini-Grant program to fund projects up to $400
- Virtual Elementary, Middle, and High added as competing schools
Sustainable Schools Challenge homepage
Stay Connected with These Updates
December - National Month of Giving
22nd - Half-Day - Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.
22nd - Winter Class Parties
23rd through January 4th - No School (Winter Break) - Return on January 5th
January - National Mentoring Month
3rd & 4th - No School
5th - Welcome Back to School!
13th - Half-Day - Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.
14th - No School
17th - No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
20th - Virtual PAMEE Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
26th - Parkway Kindergarten Registration Opens for the 2022-2023 school year