Carver Middle School Newsletter

March 29, 2020

Principal's Message

Greetings Carver MS,

Hopefully this newsletter finds every household in our community in the best of health. We will have office hours again on Tuesday from 8 am -1 pm for families who do not have access to the internet. If your student has access to the internet to complete assignments you do not need to pick up paper copies of assignment.

Thank you for your warm reception of the Cougar Den. Please continue to utilize our online learning lab to access your student's curriculum. Please use this site to access assignments and enrichment activities during our second week of remote learning. Please reach out to me if you have issues with access to the site.

Next week, April 6-13 is Spring Break in CCPS. New assignments will be provided to students beginning April 14. My next newsletter will be distributed on April 13, 2020.

Although we are out of school our spirit is alive! Please see the schedule below and participate along with our students in Carver spirit week 2020!


Anthony J. McLaurin, Sr., Ed.D.


G.W. Carver Middle School

Fundraiser Collection

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Spring fundraiser! You may turn in funds in a variety of ways. Checks may be mailed to G.W. Carver MS at the address listed below. You may pay online by using the Carver MS online payment link. Or parents may drop off payment on Tuesday, 3-31-2020 during between 8-1 pm.

Cougar Den

We have updated our extended leave assignments and created a new online learning lab called the Cougar Den. Please utilize this site to access student assignments and enrichment activities for our Cougars.

Carver MS Spirit Week!

Spirit week is here!

Carver MS Spirit Week

Monday: ART DAY (Show us your masterpieces! We can't wait to see your sketches, paintings, kindness rocks, needle crafts, decoupage, sculptures, and other creative art forms!)

Tuesday: READING DAY (Show us what you're reading! Take a selfie with the book or magazine you are currently reading----or a selfie with your favorite book.)

Wednesday: DANCE DAY (Show us your moves! Take a selfie video of your finest Tik Tok dance steps!)

Thursday: PET DAY (Who's your furbaby? Take a selfie with your pet or favorite stuffed animal!)

Friday: CARVER SPIRIT DAY (Take a selfie decked out in your Carver spirit gear and show us your Cougar Pride!)

We will depart the Carver MS parking lot at 4:30 pm for our parade! The parade route will be distributed by April 1.

There are several ways you can participate:

  1. Post your photos to our social media pages

  • TWITTER: @gwcarvermiddle

    • Tweet your photos, tag us, and also use hashtags #oneCCPS, #ALLIN, @ccpsinfo, #BetterTogether, and #SpiritDay

  • INSTAGRAM: @gwcarverms

  • FACEBOOK: @gwcarvermiddle

  • TIKTOK: @carver_cougars1

2. EMAIL your photos to, and we'll post for you!

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Carver Community Letter Writing Campaign!

In spite of our current state of affairs, we all have much to be thankful for. Please use the Carver Letter Writing Activity Link to encourage your students to express their gratitude to community members who could use some good news!

Get a library card over the phone!

Check out this exciting information from the Chesterfield County Public Library!

This will give you access to so many more ebook titles!

Get a library card over the phone link!

Self-Care During COVID-19

Please take a look at the COVID-19 Resources link. As we are all dealing with difficult times children and adults both may benefit from ideas and resources to help us to cope positively with our present reality.

Library Resources from Mrs. Stargardt!


Studies show that thirty minutes of Reading per day day can improve social, emotional and brain development!

ACCELERATED READER is open for students to take quizzes from home, 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M. each day. Students are on their honor to follow the same rules for taking a quiz at home as at school (please don't use the book while taking a quiz).

Here is the link:

Please visit the Carver Library Libguides page where you will currently find resources, Accelerated Reader information, and more. In the near future, reading challenges, read alouds, and more resources will be added.

Students have access to MACKIN VIA from their dashboard ( for ebooks.

Many new titles will be added to the platform very soon, as an order was just placed!

If you have any questions, please contact me at

I miss being at school with our students; stay well!

Mrs. Stargardt

CCPS Instructional Resources for Parents

Please utilize the CCPS Instructional Resources for Parents site for key resources to support our students during our extended time away from school.

Carver's Unsung Heroes!

Special thanks to our cafeteria staff! Our staff has distributed over two hundred meals to children in our community last week. They are an essential component of our school community and have worked everyday to support our students while we are out of school. Thank you!

Order Your Yearbook Early!


  1. How to Buy a Yearbook (Cost: $35.00)

    1. Bring in a check made out to “Carver Middle School” for 35.00 to Mr. McGill in room 1606

    2. To buy with credit card go to Carver's website and click on “School Information” and at the bottom it says “Yearbook.”

    3. Payment Plan option, go to and type in Carver Middle School, Chester, VA. Select Yearbook and they will have an option of a payment plan for you.

  2. Yearbooks are delivered the first week in June. Students can buy a yearbook anytime of year, even the last week of school. If you buy online or bought on fee night, please save your receipt.


    1. If you have pictures of your Carver student in the snow this year, please send them to me at

Carver Recycles!

Please join us in collecting plastic grocery store bags to benefit Carver MS. Our goal is to collect 500 lbs. of bags in order to earn a bench for our school. Please feel free to donate in the collection box in the Carver MS lobby.
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Carver PTA!

The Carver PTA needs you!

Use the PTA website at: to sign up.

1. Log in or create an account.

2. On the "Join School" pop up screen enter code: 9XKCHR.

3. Sign up to assist with events, purchase spirit wear, raise funds and assist the PTA in supporting our students!

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CCPS Parent Handbook 2019 Link

County Champion Lady Cougars!

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