We Appreciate YOU!
Thank you to our Car Rider Parents/Guardians, family, friends, and neighbors who came to school for drop-off and pickup. Even though COVID-19 changed the way we handled some of the day-to-day operations, we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet and talk to so many of you every day. Whether greeting you in the mornings or talking to you as you pull into the driveway each afternoon, it has been such a pleasure. We appreciate how supportive and understanding you have been with our multiple and ever-changing procedures. We know it's tough sometimes to keep up with it all, but we did it together. Most importantly, you know how important the safety of our children is to us all and each day you ensure that you approach the parking lot safely and mindfully of the many little feet walking in and out of school.
Hooray for K!
2021 Carver Elementary PTO Members
Please take a moment to help your school and complete this survey. The annual PTO election is to determine PTO members for the 2021/2022 school year. The Carver Elementary PTO works in conjunction with both parents and teachers to enhance and encourage the educational and social environment for the students of Carver Elementary. The PTO supports the school by raising money to fund selected classroom activities, necessary supplies, school programs, improvements and much more. All parents/ guardians are invited to the public PTO meeting June 9th at 7:00 p.m. Please take a second to vote for PTO board members so we can continue to support Carver Elementary School.
We appreciate all our volunteers and we couldn't do this without you!
Kindness Week at CES
“Kick off” to Kindness Monday - June 7
Wear crazy, fun socks to show that empathy is a quality that we can all learn to develop!
School challenge: Show patience and understanding today. Examples of showing understanding and patience: use your words and say things such as “Help me understand”, “How can I help”, “If you tell me, I will listen”
Quote of the day: “Throw Kindness Around like Confetti” - Lily Mitchell
Teamwork Tuesday - June 8
Wear your favorite sports team shirt and demonstrate teamwork throughout the school day!
School Challenge: Listen to your teacher or an adult the first time they ask you a question or make a request. Quote of the day: “Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give!” - Unknown
Be Kind School Spirit Wednesday - June 9
Wear a Carver school tee shirt or a cranberry tee shirt to show your school spirit.
School Challenge: Give a thoughtful compliment!
Quote of the day: “Kindness is not an act, it is a lifestyle!” - Unknown
Shine Bright, Choose Kindness Thursday- June 10
Wear bright or neon colors to show how much You shine.
School Challenge: “Say Good Morning,” and ask how the person’s day is going, and remember to follow up with something nice to make their day bright.
Quote of the day: “One kind word changes everything”. - PBIS Team
Hats off to Kindness Friday - June 11
Wear your favorite hat to show that our heads and hearts are filled with kindness.
School Challenge: Find your kindness inspiration! Create a quote of your own and share it!
Quote of the day: “A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart filled with love, an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help!!” - Unknown
School Challenge: How will you leave your footprint of kindness?
Acceptance for All
Carver Public Library
2021 Massachusetts Statewide Summer Reading Program – Begins June 28
The theme of the Massachusetts statewide summer reading program for 2021 is Tails & Tales, and we have six weeks of free, fun activities for all ages. Each week has a theme and we hope to keep your children entertained while creating memories. "Tails and Tales" Statewide Summer Library Program is sponsored by the Carver Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride. Everything kicks off with a special show by Animal Adventures on Monday, June 28 at 4:00 p.m., which is sponsored by the Carver Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Theater Workshop Series – Children ages 10 and up will register to have an amazing experience building functional puppets, writing a script and developing acting skills and puppet manipulation during this 6-week theater series, which will culminate in a team production. Schedule is a mix of Zoom (July 8 & 13 at 9:30 a.m., July 20 and August 3 at 11:00 a.m.) and in-person meetings (July 27 & August 10 at 1:00 p.m.) A unique opportunity to join an immersive program taught by puppet masters and sponsored by Carver Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Stuffie Sleepover – Animals due by July 12. Kids bring in a stuffed friend (please label with child's name, stuffie's name and a contact phone number) who will stay at the library and go on a series of adventures, which are then made into a movie. The drop off day is July 12th (early drop offs are wonderful too!) Be sure it is a stuffed animal that can be away from home for a few weeks, until their reunion on Monday, August 2nd (or any time after!)
Pet Photography Contest – Entries due by July 24. Catch your pet reading and bring us a photo. We will create and exhibit in the library and winners will be chosen!
Bird Bingo – Pick up a Bingo card and play all summer. Every time you see one of the birds on your card, mark it off and bring it in for a prize when you have a B-I-N-G-O!
Teen Video Challenge – Entries due by August 6. Do you have a passion for reading or libraries? Do you want to share your video or performative skills with teens across the country? The Teen Video Challenge is for you! Five winners will be chosen and will receive: a $200 cash prize, and $50 worth of summer reading materials for their library! Visit https://www.cslpreads.org/programs/teen-program/2021-teen-video-challenge for more information.
Animal Adventures – Monday, June 28 at 4:00 p.m. – Animal Adventures is an exotic animal rescue center and traveling zoo that features animals and teaches about traits, habitat and conservation. The show is interactive, and offers humane, biological and environmental education in a fun and engaging manner. This show is sponsored by the Carver Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Toddler Storytime – Tuesdays, July 6 to August 10 at 10:30 a.m. – Join volunteer reader and Selectwoman, Sarah Hewins, for stories, songs and activities.
Storytime – Wednesdays, July 7 to August 11 at 10:30 a.m. – Join us for stories, songs and related activities.
Reading Buddies – Wednesdays July 7-14 and August 4-25 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Children grades K-5 are invited to read with a therapy dog for a 20 minute session. Please call to register for your time slot.
Glitter Mosaic – Saturday, July 10 at 11:00 a.m. – Ages 4 and up, must register.
Grab & Go Activities – Mondays, July 12 to August 2 from 11:00 a.m. while supplies last – Grab a prepackaged craft kit to take home when you come for your books.
Bring Home a Birdfeeder – Saturday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. – Ages 5 and up, must register.
Slithering Snake – Saturday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m. – Ages 4 and up, must register.
Monkey See, Monkey Do – Saturday, July 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – All ages, drop in. Visit during Old Home Day and let the kids act like animals (literally) and be rewarded as they follow our animal exercise course.
ImagArena – Saturday, August 7 at 11:00 a.m. – Ages 6 to 12, must register. ImagArena is a new building workshop designed to awaken the imaginative abilities of every individual. It combines the spirit of an art program, materials of a building workshop and framework of a video game to engage everyone. Sponsored by the Carver Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Pumpernickel Puppets – Saturday, August 14 at 11:00 a.m. – Imagine having the opportunity to see a show that has graced the steps of the Smithsonian or been performed at the International Festival of Puppetry right here in Carver. Well, now you can! Come see the Lion & the Mouse and the Three Billy Goats Gruff done by a renowned performer. Sponsored by the Carver Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Call the Carver Public Library’s Children’s Department at (508) 866-3415, ext. 107 to register for programs and visit our Facebook page or website www.carverpl.org for calendar and updates.
Grade 5 Virtual Field Trip
Dr. Arlyne Simon, a biomedical engineer, inventor, author and entrepreneur visited virtually with grade 5 students this May. As a biomedical engineer, she has designed blood tests, syringes and ultrasound machines. She also writes the Abby Invents picture book series to show children that they can be inventors, too.
She discussed her invention, as well as her life as an author, during the 30 minute virtual assembly. The children then had the opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Simon. They had wonderful questions regarding her life as an author and inventor. Everyone wanted a Foldingbot. Ask your fifth grader what it is. Unfortunately, it has not been invented yet except by her character, Abby.
Thank you to the Scanlon Family for donating pizza for the entire fifth grade for their celebration day!
Pizza Boy is located in Wareham! If you have the chance please visit their shop!
Allied Arts Information
Procedure Chromebook Repair
To have your student’s chromebook repaired, please follow the process below:
1. For damaged devices, parents must fill out the appropriate form below and drop off the device at the building main office.
- For Elementary students, please fill out the form here.
- For Middle High students, please fill out the form here.
3. Once repair is complete, your student must return the loaner and pickup their original chromebook.
Please use this link to set up an Aspen Account: https://ma-carver.myfollett.com/aspen/logon.do (This will allow you to complete the Online Registration and allow you access to your student’s information once the registration process has been completed). If you already have an Aspen account, please log in and complete the online registration process for your student that will be entering kindergarten.
GRADE 3 BOTTLE PROJECTS
Spotlighting our Kind Students at CES!
The theme at CES this school year is "Above All Be Kind." Students are being challenged to be the "I" in Kind. Teachers will nominate students who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate kindness to others. From recent nominations, the following 5 students have been selected to showcase in this newsletter. In the coming weeks, we will continue to showcase 2 students from grades K-2 and 2 from 3-5 from both our in-school and full remote learning models.
Dream Big Marathon Challenge
We have had 11 more students complete the Dream Big Marathon Challenge. To complete the challenge, students ran 26 miles, read 26 books, and completed 26 acts of kindness within 26 weeks. The challenge continues until August 28th, 2021. For more information and to get a log sheet, please go to the following link:
or email Miss DeMarsh at firstname.lastname@example.org. Congratulations to everyone who has completed the challenge so far!