Carman Paw Print

October 23, 2022

Dear Carman Families,

We will have flu shots available for students and staff on Monday, October 24th - please have your child's consent form filled out and sent in with them if you would like them to receive the shot.

This Tuesday, Oct 25, we will be conducting our Intruder Drill at Carman Trails. This drill is a component of the Parkway School District approved 4E intruder safety response training. This allows adults the option of escorting students from the classroom and moving to a secure location outside. It is important to know that we will review this drill with students and will be keeping safety a priority during the drill. You may find it helpful to talk with your child prior to the drill. Some general talking points during emergency drills include:

- Reminding students that school is a safe place

- Staying calm is important

- Always follow your teacher's directions

If you have any questions, please call us, at 314-415-6100.

Our first class party will be on Friday, October 28th (this is also a Half-Day, with dismissal at 1:05 p.m.).

As a friendly reminder, students are invited to wear their "fall attire" but students do not wear their costumes during the school day. As an alternative, we have our Trunk or Treat where students are invited to dress up for the evening event. Again, please do not send your child to school in their costume during the school day. Also, per the Parkway Food Policy, students are not allowed to bring in any food or candy items to share. If the items are sent in we will, unfortunately, have to send them back home with the child, as they will not be distributed.

Thank you for your understanding -- we will have many fun fall activities for the students on Fall Party Day!

Grades' schedules for parties are as follows:

  • K, 2, 3: 10:00-11:00

  • 1: 9:50 - 10:50

  • 4: 10:50-11:50

  • 5: 10:30 - 11:30

  • Lunches alternate in the cafeteria and in the classroom

As always, you can find upcoming important dates and events at the end of the Paw Print.

With CT Pride,


Multicultural Night is BACK - Volunteers Needed

International Food Court - English

Multicultural Night is back as Carman Trails’ Festival of Nations on Friday, November 18th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

We need food for the international food court! If you are interested in cooking a dish from your family’s culture for the International Food Court please fill out the link below. This can be a dish that is related to your family’s ancestry or ancestors that you would like to share with the school community.

International Food Court - Spanish

La Noche Multicultural regresa como el Festival de las Naciones de Carman Trails el viernes 18 de noviembre de 6:00 p. m. a 8:00 p. m.

¡Necesitamos comida para el patio de comidas internacional! Si está interesado en cocinar un plato de la cultura de su familia para el International Food Court, complete el enlace a continuación.

International Food Court - Arabic

تعود الليلة متعددة الثقافات مع مهرجان Carman Trails of Nations يوم الجمعة 18 نوفمبر من الساعة 6:00 مساءً. م. حتى 8:00 مساءً م.

نحن بحاجة إلى طعام لمحكمة الطعام الدولية! إذا كنت مهتمًا بطهي طبق من ثقافة عائلتك في محكمة الطعام الدولية ، فيرجى ملء الرابط أدناه.

Table Host - English

Would your family like to share your culture with the Carman Trails' community? Host a nation table at the Festival of Nations on November 18th, 2022 between 6:00 and 8:00 pm.

Table Host - Arabic

هل ترغب عائلتك في مشاركة ثقافتك مع مجتمع Carman Trails؟ استضف طاولة قومية في مهرجان الأمم في 18 نوفمبر 2022 بين الساعة 8:00 والساعة 6:00 مساءً.

Table Host - Spanish

¿Le gustaría a su familia compartir su cultura con la comunidad de Carman Trails? Organice una mesa nacional en el Festival de las Naciones el 18 de noviembre de 2022 entre las 6:00 p. m. y las 8:00 p. m.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Carman Families,

Please take a moment to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences the Week of November 7th. Below you will find all grade level, specialists, and intervention teachers' links. We hope that sending one email will allow for families with multiple kids to receive the information all at the same time. Special educators will join in with the grade level teachers or will reach out to families specifically if needed. As always, if you are not able to find a time on the sign up that works for your schedule, please contact your child's teacher directly.

With CT pride,


Emergency Test Call – Parkway Schools

Last week, you should have received Parkway's annual TEST of its emergency notification system for parents and staff. We will use this system to let you know if school is canceled due to severe weather or in case of an emergency. This annual test ensures we have accurate contact information for you in case of an emergency or school closing. If you did not get the notifications, please update your contact information in Infinite Campus.

If you need to update your contact information, please log in to Infinite Campus here. Click here for instructions. School closing information will also be available on local TV and radio, the Parkway mobile app, and Parkway Schools Facebook and Twitter.

Students, Mrs. Sampo Needs your help!

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Classroom decorated Pumpkins available for purchase at trunk or treat

Classroom Book Character Pumpkins will be available to purchase at Trunk-or-Treat!

All Pumpkins are made with LOVE by each classroom.

Purchase the Pumpkin of your choice for only $10!

First one to pay takes the pumpkin home!

All proceeds go to purchase exciting things for the library!

The Sale starts at 7:00 p.m.

Thanks for your support!

~Mrs. Manley


Playground Safety

As a friendly reminder, we want to share that when using the playground after school hours to please proceed up the hill with caution. There are children playing and not always able to see cars coming up. When able, please park down the ramp or on the front lot.

Thank you so much for your understanding.

Carman Trails Art Room has a Facebook page!

For highlights, kids work, and special events please like and follow the Carman Trails Art Facebook page!

Art to Remember Fundraiser - See flyers below!

Red Ribbon Week - Safe and Healthy Choices

Chromebook Repair Fees in RYCOR

Fees for damage repair (or replacement, such as in the case of lost chargers) will be assessed monthly, at the beginning of the month, and will encompass all fees accrued for the past month. The fees will be loaded into RYCOR by Finance and families will receive an email notification that a fee has been added to their account.

Title 1 Information for Families

As a Title I school focusing on math and literacy, we want to be sure that you have all the information about what it means to be a Title I school. For more information, please visit the Parkway Federal Programs webpage outlining the School-Parent-Family Engagement Policy, the Carman Trails Schoolwide Program Plan as well as the DESE Complaint Procedures.

A Message from your Carman Trails PTO

Hi Cougar Families!

The PTO provides our staff with a meal one evening during conference week - this year it will be on November 10th. Please help the PTO provide our wonderful staff a delicious meal for extra time and hard work they put into helping our children learn! Click the link to the signup to help!

We appreciate all your support!

~The Carman Trails PTO Board


We are excited to be able to welcome our families back into our schools!

Please be aware that the appropriate background checks are required for those wishing to volunteer in the school. Currently, MACHS FBI fingerprint background checks are mandated. The cost to you, the volunteer, for the MACHS fingerprint background check is $41.75. This fingerprint background check only needs to be renewed every six years provided you continuously remain an active volunteer from year to year.

Additionally, there may be other background checks as required by State Law for all Parkway School District volunteers who will be working with and/or around students.

To start the process for becoming a volunteer, you will need to visit the Volunteer Tracker website. This link will direct you to information on how to get signed up with AppGarden and how to complete all of the necessary steps in the process. This is an interactive process and you will be notified by email along the way as to your next steps.

Once you have been approved to volunteer, please reach out to the volunteer coordinator at Carman Trails, Mrs. Karen Regan. You must be approved before you can volunteer. You will receive an email notification from AppGarden when your approval has been finalized. You can reach Mrs. Karen Regan at 314-415-6104 or at

Please note the following specifics related to volunteer and visitor opportunities:

  • A Parkway volunteer is an individual who has an opportunity to be alone with a student.

  • A Parkway visitor is an individual in a school for a limited period of time who does not have the opportunity to be alone with a student.

  • Visitors and volunteers will follow the same health and safety protocols as students and staff.

  • Per Missouri Statute 168.133, those who wish to volunteer must complete a fingerprint background check through the Missouri State Highway Patrol and FBI. The cost for the background check is $41.75 and is the responsibility of the volunteer. The background check will remain current as long as a volunteer stays active. If a year passes, the volunteer will need to complete and pay for another background check.

  • Those interested in volunteering may begin to complete the App Garden (Parkway volunteer tracking software).

Examples of Volunteers and Visitors


  • Anyone in the building to accomplish a specific task during school hours
  • Chaperone for a field trip
  • Anyone that has the potential to be left alone with a student
  • Tutors
  • Volunteer Coaches or After School Club Sponsors
  • Class reader
  • Attending a school assembly
  • Attending a meeting with teachers
  • Guest speaker
  • Anyone coming into the building after students are gone to help work on a project with other adults only.
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Volunteering Protocols

The Parkway School District updated its volunteer process last year. To access the most recent information regarding the protocols, please use this link.


Our Candy Monsters have awakened, and they are hungry! They have been roaming the school and causing trouble looking for candy. We need your help to feed them.

The PTO is looking for donations for the Carman Trails Trunk or Treat. Have your child feed the Candy Monsters inside the front entrance, or bring donations to the school office, between Mon., October 3 and Fri., Oct. 28. Everyone who contributes will be entered into a raffle to win a gift card.

Please write your name on the candy bag, and sign up below! Thank You!

We are excited to host another Trunk-or-Treat and can't wait to see all the creative trunks! Please sign-up below to reserve your spot! Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize winners.


Welcome to Carman Trails 2022 One Book, One School! We are excited to come together as a school and enjoy the amazing book "The One and Only Ivan". Teachers have a schedule for what to read each day in October as well as the activity planned for each section.

Students can read the book with someone at home, by themselves, or listen to the book by clicking on the YouTube links. In addition, students will stay tuned to Carman Morning News each day for trivia questions and prizes.

YouTube links for October 24-31:

Teachers' Schedules:

Cougar Community Spotlight

Throughout the year, we want to celebrate and highlight students AND staff for demonstrating perseverance in and out of school. Nominees, a description of their demonstration of the core value and their pictures will be forwarded to the school office; we will include the information in upcoming issues of the Paw Print as well as place the student or staff member's picture on the new bulletin board by the cafeteria.

This week's student in the spotlight is Sam Raymond in Mrs. Miller's class. Sam's nomination states: "Sam has been playing soccer since 1st grade. She has always played defense. Recently her coaches started playing her midfield. She is like an entirely new kid out there, playing awesome and improving daily. This past weekend she finally got the chance and scored her first GOAL!! We are so proud of her and the team of amazing girls she plays with. They have all improved so much and play their heart out every game." Way to go, Sam!

If you have a staff member or student you would like to nominate for demonstrating a core value, please use the link below.

Prop S for our school

Prop S for Our School
As you may know, Parkway is on the November 8 ballot with a zero-tax-rate increase bond issue - Proposition S.
Key projects funded by Prop S would ensure more safe, secure and accessible learning environments for our students.

What is included for our school?

  • Build safe and accessible playgrounds

  • Replace 10 roof sections

  • Replace three sections of pavement

  • Replace one exterior ramp

  • Replace seven sections of sidewalk

  • Replace 10 exterior doors

  • Removal of asbestos floor, ceiling and wallboards

  • Improve ADA accessibility in cafeteria

  • Replace aging classroom technology (interactive flat panels)

If approved by voters on November 8, Prop S will fund hundreds of similar projects across all 29 Parkway schools for the next six years (2023-2028) to keep our aging buildings in good working order. Prop S will not change the current tax rate.

Learn more about Prop S here or feel free to reach out with any questions.

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Save The Date - Trunk or Treat!

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A Note from Nurse Connelly


Flu season is coming up quickly and the best way to prevent influenza is with the yearly flu vaccine. Carman Trails will be offering vaccines to students and families on Monday, October 24th, from 9:45 - 11:15 a.m.

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. Receiving your influenza vaccine at school is not required, but it is easy and convenient. If you're interested please see the information below.

Thank you -

Nurse Connelly

Parkway South High Trunk or Treat & Movie Night

We are excited to invite you to the inaugural Parkway South High Trunk or Treat and Movie Night. We have been working on creating an event that will connect our entire South area community and we believe this is a great start. Please consider joining us on October 30th for a Spook-takular afternoon and evening.

Trunk or Treating from 4pm-5pm
$10 dollars per car or per family to walk around.
Elementary/Middle School Movie at the stadium 5:15pm-7pm -- HOCUS POCUS
Middle/High School Movie at the stadium 7:15pm-9pm -- GHOSTBUSTERS (the one and only original)
Movie tickets are $1 per person (regardless of age)

Prizes will be awarded for the most decorated vehicle and for the best costume. Concessions will be available for dinner and snacks.

We really hope to see you very soon. Please see the attached flyers for more information. Thank you.

Eric C. Wilhelm Ed.D.

Assistant Principal

Parkway South High School

Adventure Club Is Hiring!

Have Fun Working with Kids Before and After School!

Looking for a part-time job to earn some extra money and help your Carman Trails Community? Know a college student or adult looking for a job that will work around their schedule? Adventure Club is currently looking for passionate, caring people to join our school-age care team!

  • Morning and afternoon positions available

  • Pick your shifts (Mon-Fri)

  • No nights or weekends

  • All training provided

Openings include:

  • Activity Aides (age 16+) - $11.15/hr (increases to $12/hr Jan. 1)

  • Activity Assistants (age 18+) - $12.50/hr

  • Assistant Facilitators (age 18+) - $14.50/hr

Complete this form to learn more or schedule an interview, and we’ll contact you.

Leanne M. Cantu

Adventure Club Coordinator

Parkway-Rockwood Community Education

1401, Froesel Dr. Ellisville, MO 63011

P: 636-891-6644 | DL: 636-891-6687 | F: 636-891-8844


OCTOBER - National School Principal Month - Celebrating Dr. Love all month!

24 - Student Flu Shots Available at Carman 9:45 - 11:15; National Red Ribbon Week (teaching drug and alcohol prevention)

25 - School-wide Intruder Drill

27 - Picture Retake Day; Cougar Chorus rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.; 1st Grade Field Trip to Purina Farms; 2nd Grade Musical "Squirm" 6:30 p.m.

28 - Half-Day Dismissal at 1:05 p.m.; Trunk or Treat at Carman 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Classroom Fall Party Schedule:

  • K, 2, 3: 10:00-11:00

  • 1: 9:50 - 10:50

  • 4: 10:50-11:50

  • 5: 10:30 - 11:30

  • Lunches alternate in the cafeteria and in the classroom

30 - PSH Trunk or Treat and Movie Night


3 - Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

6 - Daylight Savings Time ENDS - set your clocks BACK one hour!

7 - Book Fair Week and Conference Week

8 - No School - Professional Development Day

10 - Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

11 - Veteran's Day assembly

16 - Early Release 2:00 p.m.

17 - Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

18 - Festival of Nations at Carman Trails 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

23 - 27 - No School - Thanksgiving Break