Carman Paw Print

September 12, 2021

Early Release, Back to School Social and MORE!

Dear Carman Families,

There are so many important dates coming up -- you can see even more dates at the end of this issue of the Paw Print!

September 15

Early Release - Dismissal at 2:05 PM

September 17

Kona Ice Night Back To School Social (previously called the Ice Cream Social) 6:00-7:00 on the campus of First Free Church to allow for more space and restroom usage

September 19

Parkway Family Day at the Ballpark -- Cardinals vs. Giants @ 1:15 p.m.

And coming up on October 4th: Picture Day!

With CT pride,


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Title 1 Update Information

The following link contains a PowerPoint presentation which shares more about how Title I funding has supported our school, as well as many of the exciting experiences we will bring to our students this year.



Please see the visual below for additional information about our Early Childhood dismissal procedures, as we are sharing some space on the north side of the building.

When utilizing the Car Pickup Line, please do not block Door 27 as our Early Childhood classes dismiss to their cars and busses from that area.

We appreciate your help with keeping all of our Carman students safe!

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Notes From Nurse Connie Connelly

Flu Season and Vaccines

Dear Carman Families:

Flu season is coming up quickly and the best way to prevent influenza is with the yearly flu vaccine. Parkway will be parenting with the Visiting Nurses Association again this year to provide flu shots to all students and families ages 3 and older on Tuesday, October 26th. Receiving your influenza vaccine at school is not required, but it is easy and convenient. If you're interested please see the information below, including the necessary 2-page form that will be needed in order to sign up for the flu vaccine.

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Regarding Food Allergies in Classrooms

In order to provide the safest environment for students with food allergies many of our classrooms are nut free. If you have been notified there is a nut allergy in your child's classroom please refrain from sending peanut/tree nut products for snack and lunch (when eating in the classroom). All snacks should remain nut free , however you may send nut products when your child is eating in the cafeteria.

If you have questions about when your child is eating lunch in the classroom please reach out to their teacher. Thank you for your help in keeping our Carman Trails kids safe!

If you are looking for nut-free items please review the following:

Nurse Connie Connelly

Adventure Club News of the Week

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve explored what responsibility means and how each and every one of us can be more responsible in our daily lives (i.e. brushing our teeth, making our beds, etc.). Along with responsibility, we also talked about emotional control. We worked on mindful breathing (the Calm app is great for this although a bit pricey) and made anti-stress putty.

This past week we all turned into scientists and veterinarians and learned how to make “Elephant Toothpaste”. With fall right around the corner, in the next few weeks we will be cleaning up the Garden and getting it ready for winter. We might even try and plant some garlic this winter!

Mr. Foushee & the Adventure Club Staff

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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

Sustainability Department homepage

Stay Connected with These Updates


September 15: Early Release - Dismissal at 2:05 PM

September 17: Kona Ice Night Back To School Social (previously called the Ice Cream Social) 6:00-7:00 on the campus of First Free Church to allow for more space and restroom usage

September 17: ** Constitution Day: Wear red, white, and blue**

September 19: Parkway Family Day at the Ballpark -- Cardinals vs. Giants @ 1:15 p.m.


October 1: PTO Sponsored Outdoor Movie Night (details TBD)

October 4: PICTURE DAY!

October 4: PTO Dine-Out Night at Papa John's

October 8: Fun Run (during the school day)

October 14: Early Release - Dismissal at 2:05 PM

October 15 & 18: No School -- Fall Break

October 22: 6:30 setup, 7:00 start -- Trunk or Treat

October 29th: Fall Class Parties (Trunk or Treat Rain Date) -- Half-Day Early Dismissal at 1:05 PM