Carman Paw Print

September 11th, 2022

Dear Carman Families,

Just a reminder that Tuesday, Sept. 13th is Picture Day for students and staff! Pictures will be taken after morning announcements. You can order online at and enter Order Code 72229EF before Picture Day to receive free shipping to the school.

We will have early dismissal at 2:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14th - please have transportation in place for your student.

Please check out the form below with more information about the upcoming Fun Run here at Carman on Friday, Sept. 23rd, including information and web links to donate to the PTO.

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

With CT Pride,


Curriculum Night Presentations

A special thank you to our teachers and staff for a great Curriculum Night. Thank you to our parents and families for joining us. Lastly, thank you to our community partners for their display tables.


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade



Important Carman Information to Review

Thank you for attending our annual Title I Review and Update Meeting that took place at our first PTO meeting.

Here are some documents that were referenced at the meeting.

Changes to How Your Child Gets Home?

In order to ensure that students are in the correct dismissal lineup, families MUST communicate PRIOR TO 3:00 pm with any changes. This is very important and helps our staff out tremendously. As you can imagine, the last hour of the day is one of the busiest times of the day. Thank you for your support. All day of changes should be called into the front office at 314-415-6100. If you know more than a day in advance, you can write a note and send to your child's teacher.

Please make sure your child knows how they are to get home each day. Feel free to write a note and place it in their backpack until they feel more comfortable with their schedule.

4th & 5th Grade Students - Come and Join the Cougar Chorus!

Dear Carman Parents,

Letters were sent home this week for fourth and fifth grade students interested in joining our Cougar Chorus. It will be held on Thursday mornings before school from 8:00 to 8:45a.m. beginning on September 22nd. I will have more information about performances at the start of chorus, but they will include the Veteran’s Assembly and a concert in December, as well as May Day. Rehearsals will begin on Thursday, September 22nd, at 8 AM in the music room and will run through December 15.

Rehearsals will begin again in March and run until May 11.

I ask that Cougar Chorus forms be returned by Friday, September 16, so I know who to expect at our first rehearsal. If you have any questions, you can email me at


Mrs. Carroll

Mental Health Night

Join Parkway and Brian Kuhn, MA, LPC, Director of the Student Wellness Program at Care and Counseling, on September 19th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at the Parkway Welcome Center located at 760 Woods Mill Road. You can join us in person or click here to watch the event live.

We will discuss how we can best support the mental health of our students as they begin a new school year, and at any time. Brian will share information about the importance of mental wellness in young people and how adults can support them. He will also share information about the Student Wellness Program, which will be offered in every Parkway school this year.

A Note from Ms. Sampo

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Spirit Wear Gear - A Note from your PTO

Carman Trail spirit wear is up and running! We are excited to announce our store will be open all year round. Be on the lookout for sales throughout the year.

Click on the link below to check out our store.

Adventure Club Information

If you are interested in learning more about our Before and After School Care, please click the Adventure Club website link below. There is currently a waiting list but please do check out the website for more information.



SEPTEMBER - National Hispanic Heritage Month

12 - National Arts in Education Week

13 - Picture Day! Wear Your Best Smile!

14 - Early Release - Dismissal at 2:00 p.m.

15 - PTO sponsored Night at El Maguey 6 - 10 p.m.; PAMEE Meeting @ Welcome Center, 6: - 7:30 p.m.

19 - Talk Like A Pirate Day; Mental Health Night at the Welcome Center, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

20 - IT Professionals Day - Thank you, Mr. Walker!

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

23 - Fun Run at Carman (fundraiser during the school day); PTO Sponsored Goodcents Fundraiser 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

26 - Hearing Screenings

28 - Board of Education Tax Rate hearing and Regular Meeting @ Welcome Center, 6:30 p.m.

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

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

3 - National Custodian Appreciation Day - Thank you Mr. Lonnie, Mrs. Mersida and Mrs. Mirzeta!

6 - Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.; Early Release at 2:00 p.m.

7 - 10 -- Fall Break - No School (we come back on Tuesday, Oct. 11th)

11 - National School Lunch Week

13 - Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.; Vision Screenings

14 - 5th Grade Field Trip to the Science Center 9:15 - 2:00

17 - Character Counts! Week (more information to come)

19 - PTO Sponsored Papa John's Night; Board of Education Regular meeting @ Welcome Center 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

20 - Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.; PAMEE meeting at the Welcome Center 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.; "Lights on After School" night

24 - National Red Ribbon Week (teaching drug and alcohol prevention)

27 - Picture Retake Day; Cougar Chorus rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

28 - Half-Day Dismissal at 1:05 p.m.; Classroom Fall Parties 10:00 - 11:00