October 8

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Dates to Know

Monday, October 10th - Indigenous People's Day - NO SCHOOL

Friday, October 14th - Track-a-Thon

9:10-9:40 K

10-10:30 - 2nd

10:50-11:20 - 3rd

12:45-1:15 - 1st

1:30 - 2:00 - 4th

2:20- 3:05 - 5th

Thursday, October 20th - Picture Retake Day

Thursday, October 20th - Parent-Teacher Sign-up Window will open

Friday, October 21st - Track-a-Thon Raindate

Monday-Friday Oct 24-28 Red Ribbon Week

Friday, Oct 28 - Fall Fest/Halloween Parties for students (day)

Friday, Oct 28 - PTO Fall Fest/Halloween Party for families (night)

Thursday, November 3rd - Parent/Teacher

Monday, November 7th -Parent/Teacher

Thursday, November 10th - Parent/Teacher

Parent Teacher Conferences

More information will come out next week, but parent-teacher conferences will be 4-8 pm on 11/3, 11/7, and/or 11/10. You will sign up for a conference through your parent portal. The window will not be open until Thursday, October 20th. Please note that there will be one conference per family. If you have a special circumstance, you can reach out to Mr. Balduf. Otherwise, please communicate and plan accordingly within your family dynamic.

3rd-5th Grade: Chromebook Charging

We are having a large number of students requesting Chromebook loaners at school because they are not appropriately charging them when they are bringing them home. Please work with your child on having a system for charging their Chromebook at night (and a regular spot). This way, it is always available for them throughout their instructional day.


Speaking of technology, can you please talk to your child to make sure that they have a set of wired headphones at school for K-5? Headphones are necessary when we have some students work with on-line programs with audio. Thank you!

4th/5th Grade Maker Club Sign-Up

Mrs. Johnson and Mr. Michael are excited to bring back Carpenter’s Maker Club this year. Maker Club is open to 4th and 5th grade Carpenter students, and will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 8-8:45 am, starting on Oct 19, 2022. We understand that this schedule may pose a conflict for some students who participate in other activities on Wednesdays, but that is the only day that our sponsors are available before school. To enroll your student, please complete the Google Form at this link:

parent signup Google Form

Health Update: Health Forms Due October 15th

Physical Exam/vaccine records: due for students in kindergarten, sixth grade, and new students.

Eye exam: due for students in kindergarten and new to Illinois schools

CoVid Communicating

This year, instead of sending out an email for CoVid cases, we will be updating a slide on our website. Please bookmark this page if interested in keeping tabs of our current cases and associated homerooms. I'll leave this in my weekly updates as well, but I'll gradually move this towards the bottom of the reading material.