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February 28, 2021

Welcome to March!

Dear Carman Trails Families -

Here are some upcoming important dates to know related to learning days:

  • Monday, March 1st is a distance learning day for all students, In-Person and Virtual. Students attending Virtual Campus will continue with their normal schedule.

  • Monday, March 8th is a distance learning day for all students, In-Person and Virtual. Students attending Virtual Campus will continue with their normal schedule.

  • Our Virtual Scholastic Book Fair begins on Monday, March 1st and runs though Sunday, March 14th. More information below!

Looking ahead in March, just a reminder that Sunday, March 14th at 2:00 a.m. is the start of Daylight Savings Time - don't forget to "Spring Forward" and turn your clocks ahead ONE HOUR at bedtime on Saturday the 13th!

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

With CT Pride,




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Deadline to order is 03/22/2021.

"Show Me After School Day" Fun

On Wednesday, Feb. 24th, our own Mr. Prevost Foushee was involved in virtual meetings throughout the day with Missouri policy makers to highlight the benefit and impact of after and before-school care programs such as ours. There were activities planned for the students such as a virtual tour of the state capitol and other civics related curriculum. Pictured are Mr. Foushee and some of his After School students - Carman Strong!
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Class Composite Pictures Now Available from Inter-State

Class Composites are now available to order! Get yours today at Use Order Code 57590MQ. These are available until March 10, 2021 at 11:59 pm.


Please help us out by sending a message to your 5th Grader as he/she graduates from Carman Trails! These messages will be in the yearbook. Some examples are below:

“We are so proud of the young lady you are becoming. You are smart, beautiful, and talented. We can’t wait for you to start the next chapter of your life in Middle School next year.”

“We love you and are so proud of the kind, generous person you have become. Stand tall and let your sunshine be a gift to all those you meet.”

“Congratulations _______! You are growing up so fast. We are so proud of you! Love, Your Family”

Messages will need to be received by the school no later than March 5th. Please keep your message at 2-3 sentences to ensure it will fit in the yearbook.

You can click on the attached Google link to send your message, or you may email the information including student name to:


(Google link)


Dear Carman Families,
You’re invited to shop our Virtual Scholastic Book Fair online from March 1 through March 14, 2021! All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.
You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:

· Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs

· All orders ship direct to home

· FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25

· All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:

Happy reading!

Ms. Leah Plumley

Library Media Specialist

Carman Trails Elementary

"Read Across America Week" Is March 1st - 5th


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Parkway STEMFest '21

Sunday, Feb. 28th, 8am to Saturday, March 27th, 4pm

This is an online event.

Parkway STEMFest '21 is taking on a new look this year! Due to current circumstances, we will not be hosting the traditional in-person event. Instead, we are going fully virtual. The event will run from February 28, 2021 - March 27, 2021. For more information, please click on the link below:

Each week will offer a new "bingo board" focused on a different theme:

  • Week 1 is Chemistry In Your Kitchen
  • Week 2 is The Art and Science of STEM
  • Week 3 is Make Me Move
  • Week 4 is about Making a Difference

Students and families will be able to choose from a variety of activities. Families can also post their pictures using the #ParkwaySTEM hashtag. In addition, we will have a link to a folder at the top of each Bingo card, where families can post pictures if they do not want them on social media.

Any students or families with an interest in participating in the traditional Science Fair please email Jenny Proffitt at

Counselors' Corner

Hi Carman Trails Families!

In an effort to make the school counseling program the best it can be, I am asking for your help. I have a short survey that I would love if you had a few minutes to complete for me. It is strictly based on yours and your child's experiences with me as their school counselor. It is confidential and I am hoping for honest feedback to make sure I am delivering the most effective school counseling program possible.

You can click on this link to submit:

Mrs. Kiso's School Counseling Survey

Thank you for your time! I appreciate it very much!

Warm Regards,

Tracy Kiso

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.

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.

Being a Good Digital Citizen - A Message from Dr. Stanfill for our Virtual Parents

Knowing how to follow the norms of an online community is important because it's part of being a good digital citizen. A digital citizen is someone who uses technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. That means you get the rewards of being online -- like seeing cool videos and playing fun games -- without the negatives like people being mean or disrespectful to the community. (

Below are some helpful videos about digital footprints, cyberbullying, and more:

Your digital footprint is all of the information you leave behind as you use the Internet. Comments on social media, Skype calls, app use and email records - it's part of your online history and can potentially be seen by other people, or tracked in a database. Video

Media balance is when you reflect on the different feelings and emotions that arise when you engage in activities that involve digital media (streaming TV shows, playing online games, and so on). Video

Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. Video

The definition of online privacy is the level of privacy protection an individual has while connected to the Internet. Video

Digital communication, collaboration and participation looks at the way in which you interact with others. It focuses on how you work with people, join in and connect through digital means. Video

News and media is information that is posted on the internet or other media sources. You will demonstrate the ability to identify, evaluate, and use information effectively, find credible and trustworthy sources, and give proper credit. Video

Digital literacy means having the skills you need to live, learn, and work in a society where communication and access to information is increasingly through digital technologies like internet platforms, social media, and mobile devices. Video

Parkway Health Services and CDC Travel Recommendations for Spring Break

We wanted to provide some health and safety reminders as we continue to ensure our staff, students and families are safe at work and school.

Complete your Daily Health Check
Complete your daily health screening here and do not come to school if you are not feeling well. Even minor illness symptoms like congestion, cough and body aches can be an indication of a possible COVID-19 infection. As a reminder, here are some additional tips that will keep everyone safe.

Travel Considerations
We are aware staff and families may be planning to travel outside the area over spring break. We care about your health and safety, as well as our students, so we recommend you consider reviewing the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) if you are traveling. Review CDC Travel Guidance here.

Parkway Health Services

Stay Connected with These Updates!

March - National Music In Schools Month

March 1 - 5: Read Across America Week

March 1 - 14: Virtual Scholastic Book Fair Time!

March 1: All Students Virtual Learning

March 2: National Read Across America Day/Dr. Seuss Day

March 8: All Students Virtual Learning

March 1 - 5: National School Breakfast Week


March 12: Missouri Schools Read-In Day

March 12: Spirit Day - Carman colors or Carman gear - Virtual students who have a different home school, you are invited to wear blue and yellow OR spirit gear from your home school. We are all #ParkwayProud here!!

March 14: Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 15: In-Person Students Attend School

March 15: PTO General Meeting

March 19-26: No School-Spring Break

March 22: Last day to order Yearbooks

March 29: All Students Virtual Learning

March 29: Vietnam Veterans Day

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