Carman Paw Print
February 7, 2021
FEBRUARY 8 - ALL students are learning virtually
Just a reminder that all students (In-Person and Virtual) will attend Virtual classes on Monday, February 8th. There will be additional virtual class days coming up. Please see the calendar at the bottom of the Paw Print for additional upcoming virtual class dates.
Important dates to know related to learning days:
*No school on Monday, February 15th.
*In-Person Learning on Monday, February 22nd. In-Person Students come to school on this day.
*No school for students on Friday, February 26th.
Thank you and have a wonderful week!
With CT Pride,
FRIENDSHIP PARTY - FEBRUARY 12th
Please note: students are not allowed to bring in food items. The friendship party will consist of students participating in activities at their desks; students will wait to open their valentines until they are at home.
Virtual Students will have their parties on Friday, February 12th at the following times:
*K, 1st, 4th, and 5th: 1:45pm -2:30pm
*2nd: 1:15pm - 2:00pm
In-Person Students will have their parties on Friday, February 12th at the following times:
*K: 12:20pm -1:05pm
*1st -5th: 3:00pm - 3:45pm
A Message from the School Office Staff
If your child(ren) will be absent from school, please be sure to let the Front Office know by calling 314-415-6126 before 8:30 a.m. Please leave a message including your name, your phone number, your child(ren)'s name, and the reason they will be absent. If they are missing school due to illness, we would appreciate your letting us know what symptoms your child has as well.
After 8:30 please be sure to call the main line to the school at 314-415-6100.
Thank you for your assistance with this!
With CT pride,
Mrs. Karen Regan, Ms. Hannah Warner and Mrs. Donna Carroll
Virtual Students Daily Schedule
Incoming Kindergarteners - A Parents' Guide to Kindergarten
If your family has a child eligible to attend Kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year, below we have a link to the Google classroom for families who have incoming Kindergarten students.
There are some really cool features including a library of video books about going to Kindergarten! A Kindergarten newsletter from District Communications will go out mid-February, including all of the information families would usually receive in the folders on Registration Day.
Although this is an exciting time, it is also one usually filled with many questions. Parkway Parents as Teachers has compiled an interactive Guide to Kindergarten to assist families. As you browse through this guide you will find information about registration, curriculum, readiness and preparing for the Big Day!
Click to access the Guide to Kindergarten.
Virtual Campus Updates
A Message from Dr. J. Stanfill, Director of Parkway Virtual Campus
Virtual Campus Parent Update
St. Louis County Library Offers FREE Printing!
Do you want a paper copy of your child’s work to hang on your refrigerator? Or do you need to print out an application or a form to complete? The St. Louis County Library staff can print items from the internet or library services. You can also email files to a St. Louis County library branch for printing. They will email you when it is finished and ready for curbside pick-up. There is a limit of 60 pages per day for this service. Best of all, it’s FREE! For more information or to contact a St. Louis County Library branch, visit here.
Encourage your child to use school Chromebooks appropriately. Here are some tips:
Keep Chromebooks and their chargers in family spaces (not bedrooms)
Have conversations about appropriate internet use
Talk to your child about the differences between personal devices and school devices
Remind everyone that nothing online is ever secret or anonymous
What are school Chromebooks for?
Activities assigned by the teacher (also known as schoolwork)
Research activities and projects assigned by the teacher
Class Zoom meetings
Communication with teachers
Communication with other students IF working together on school projects
What are school Chromebooks NOT for?
Movies, videos, and games NOT related to school
Communication with students NOT related to school
Researching topics NOT related to school
Anything that the teacher did NOT ask you to do
Anything that would NOT be acceptable to share with the class and teacher
Remember that school Chromebooks are always monitored and that the Parkway Discipline Policy is in effect at ALL times that school Chromebooks are used, including evening and weekend.
Thanks for all of your continued support!
Virtual Campus Emailing Tips
Carman Trails Updates for Entire School Community
January Picture Retakes - How To Order
If you have any questions please call Inter-State at 314-878-1800.
Last Chance to Apply For a Dream Grant
Parkway students (K-12) can apply for a Dream Grant, Phelps Entrepreneurship Award or Baker Music Scholars Award offered by the Parkway Alumni Association through February 14.
The grants are for extracurricular learning opportunities.
February Is Black History Month!
This week we showcase the following classes:
To celebrate this month in Mrs. Goyal's Virtual 1st Grade Class:
"The virtual first grade class is learning about a different African American person in history each day in the Month of February."
In Carman Trails Music Classes, Mrs. Carroll says:
"I will be doing body percussion follow-alongs at the beginning of each class that are by various artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, and Louis Armstrong, and then talking with students about their musical contributions."
In Mrs. Tran's 3rd Grade Class:
"In my class we are learning about a different prominent black figure in American history each day. We learn what they did (writer, poet, scientist, astronaut, etc.), read a memorable quote, and then read a picture book about them. Some people we will learn about are Mae Jemison, Molly Williams, Langston Hughes, and Jason Reynolds."
And in Mr. Schultz's 4th Grade Class:
"I am using the Black History Month daily inspiration PowerPoint with my kiddos. Each day a famous African-American is highlighted--his/her accomplishments along with a read-aloud. We then follow up with a discussion."
PARKWAY VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT!
Got cabin fever? Channel it into a fun evening at the Parkway Virtual Trivia Night on Saturday, Feb. 27. You and your far-flung friends and family can gather via Zoom, so it doesn't matter where they live!
We will have prizes for 1st & 2nd places and best costumes/décor that reflect the "CABIN FEVER" theme. One free party box per team with libations, snacks and props; cost is $200/10 people. Possible online raffle TBA. Proceeds go to the Parkway Alumni Association programs for students & staff.
Visit www.ParkwaySchools.net/trivia to register.
Virtual Band Informational Website
The above website is provided in place of offering the Band Parent Information Night. We hope this website will help answer any questions you might have about Band, should you choose Band as your child's music class for 6th Grade. Please contact the Band teacher at the middle school that your child would attend if you have any questions.
Dear Carman Families:
As the days continue to change our circumstances, we wanted to make sure you were aware of some of the resources that are available to you and your family. Please know that we are with you and for you! If you need help or have questions about any of these resources, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are happy to help you in any way we can as we all maneuver the days ahead.
The attached is a form you can fill out to request one or more of the resources that are available to you and specific ways we may be able to help. There is one in English and one in Spanish. Please complete the attached form and let us know how we can support you.
We are Carman and we are stronger together!
Tracy Kiso (K-3 Counselor) and Grant Steward (Grades 4-5)
Kindergarten Registration Is Now OPEN!
Visit the Parkway School District website to enroll your student online
Students must be five years old before Aug. 1, 2021, to enter Kindergarten for the school year.
Stay Connected with These Updates!
February - Black History Month
February 8 - 12: Kindness Week
February 8: All Students Virtual Learning
February 15: No School - Presidents' Day
February 16: Virtual Supply Pick-Up
February 22 - 26: National Public Schools Week
February 26: No School-Grading
March - National Music In Schools Month
March 1: All Students Virtual Learning
March 1 - 5: National School Breakfast Week
March 2: National Read Across America Day
March 8: All Students Virtual Learning
March 8 - 12: MATH, ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE WEEK
March 12: Missouri Schools Read-In Day
March 15: PTO General Meeting
March 19-26: No School-Spring Break
March 30: Vietnam Veterans Day
Please check out the February Nurse's Newsletter
for health information, safety tips, COVID resources, and so much more!
Coronavirus-Evaluation of Symptoms
All students and staff should complete a daily health screening before coming to school.
If your child has any symptoms, including known exposure to COVID-19, flu, or cold symptoms, they should stay home and call your school.
When will your child be sent home from school?
- If your child has 1 low risk symptom they will be sent home and may return to school in 24 hours after symptom resolution if there is no known COVID-19 exposure
- If you child has 2 low risk symptoms OR 1 high risk symptom they will be sent home and require a medical evaluation
When will we need a doctor's note?
- Healthcare provider confirms alternative diagnosis for symptoms
- Medical clearance required from your healthcare provider or Department of Health for student to return to school after medical evaluation
When can my child return to school after COVID testing?
- If negative, the student may return after 24 hours without fever and symptoms improving
- If positive, the student may return to school after 10 days since symptoms onset, 24 hours without fever, and symptoms improving
When can my child return if they are found to be a close contact?
- The student may return after 14 days from last contact with COVID positive individual, unless symptoms develop
- If symptoms appear the student should receive a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test
As we welcome back in-person learners beginning Jan. 19th, Director of Health Services Dr. Robin Wallin details information on how we will keep students and staff safe and the many mitigation strategies we have in place.