Carman Paw Print

May 16, 2021


Dear Carman Parents,

We hope you were able to join in on the Virtual PTO meeting on May 13th! It's always great to have the opportunity to share about everything going on in the school as well as get your feedback on upcoming ideas.

Just a few reminders for upcoming events:

*In-Person 3rd and 4th Grade students will have MAP testing this week beginning on Tuesday, May 18th.

*All In-Person Students will have Virtual Learning every Monday through May 24th.

* There is No School on Monday, May 31st.

* Mad Science will host a fun virtual learning event for all students on Monday, May 24th at 2:00 p.m. The link to register is located in the Paw Print below.

* Carman Trails PTO is sponsoring a Night Out at Fritz's Frozen Custard on May 27th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with 10% of sales going back to Carman. Don't forget to show your flyer (located in this issue of the Paw Print)

* The last day of school is Thursday, June 3rd - this is a half-day, students will be dismissed at 1:05 p.m.

With CT Pride,


Character Education Survey - Carman Parents, We Need Your Feedback

Next year, Carman Trails will be working to recertify our School of Character designation. Our character education, built on our 5 core values, drives how we teach character, inspire leadership, and incorporate character into building a caring school community. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and opinions which will help guide our work in the coming school year.

The link to the Google Form can be found here. Thank you for your assistance!



As per the guidelines set by the Parkway School District, please note the following information regarding returning books, math manipulatives, and Chromebooks:


Please return any math manipulatives, books or supplies provided by your teachers on Monday, May 24th.

Virtual & In-Person Students: Grades K-4

Parkway virtual families can turn in their Chromebooks at their home school on June 3rd or 4th.
In-Person students in grades K-4 will leave their Chromebooks at school at the end of the year.

After June 4th, Chromebook return can be scheduled through the district Help Desk (314-415-8181, option 1)

Virtual & In-Person Students: Grade 5

Students in 5th grade will take their Chromebook home with them this summer and bring it with them to their new middle school in the fall.

For those students keeping their devices over the summer, we will offer technical support through our Help Desk, (314-415-8181, option 1). Please contact us for all your hardware repair needs over the summer.

For those students scheduled to turn in devices at the end of the school year but are also taking virtual summer school, they will keep their devices through the end of summer school.

Any student not planning to return in the fall should turn in their Chromebook at the end of the school year. Students who unenroll from Parkway during the summer should coordinate the return of their device through our district Help Desk (314-415-8181, option 1).

Thank you and have a wonderful summer break!

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See all of the talented artists we have at Parkway Schools at the Virtual All-District Art Fair!

You can view selected artwork from Parkway's High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools by clicking on this link:

The Virtual Art Show will be available for viewing until June 7th.


Last week was the final week to check out books.

All library books are due back Thursday, May 20th.

Please check around your home for any library books. If you have any questions, you can contact me at

Thank you!

Leah Manley



School may stop for the summer, but READING never should! Check out the Carman Trails Summer Reading Challenge! Build healthy reading habits by making reading fun! Aim for 20 minutes of reading each day!

Mrs. Manley


Thanks to our PTO for providing a fun virtual event for EVERYONE with Mad Science on Monday, May 24th! Register at the link below!

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Seeking Clothing Donations

Nurse Hermann is seeking donations!

Do you have clothing your children have outgrown? Would any of it fit Carman Trails students in Kindergarten through 5th grade? Please consider donating them to our nurse's office. All donations are greatly appreciated.

2021-2022 Incoming Kindergarteners - Upcoming Events!

We are so excited to host our first Cougar Cub event of the year! The first event will be a VIRTUAL read aloud on Tuesday, May 18 starting at 6:30 pm. We welcome you to wear your favorite pair of pajamas while listening to a fun story. Our very own Queen of Books, Mrs. Manley (formerly Miss Plumley), will be reading to us. Our Kindergarten teachers, administrators, and other Carman staff will be present too. Please join us a few minutes before 6:30 pm so we can get you into the virtual room before the book starts.

Please take a look at the attachment for future events too. We hope to see you on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:30 pm via Zoom! A link will be shared at a later date.

If you have not had a chance to register for next year yet, please use this link to start the process OR contact our registrar, Karen Regan, at 314-415-6104. She would be happy to assist and answer any questions you have. If you are not attending Carman next year, please feel free to respond to this email.

In order to stay connected, please like us on Facebook @CarmanTrails Elementary School!

With CT pride,



Let the Adventure Club Fun Begin!!

We started our month of Fun last week and we continue it this week with a variety of awesome activities! This week students created Cardboard Spinner Fidgets and Paper Gliders. They also made Brown Bag Kites, and learned how to paint with string! The students also watched the “Choose Your Character” mock Tik-Tok video they helped create during our Technology month. Although modeled after a real Tik-Tok (and better than them too), this video will never get the chance to go viral. Check it out in the link above this week's Adventure Club pictures!

~Mr. Foushee

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May marks the celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month which will be celebrated in various ways throughout the month of May 2021. Like most commemorative months, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month originated with Congress in 1977 to celebrate this great group of Americans who have contributed so much to the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first people of Japanese descent to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. However, we must not forget that the majority of the workers who laid the tracks for the railroad were Chinese immigrants.

Please remember to help celebrate these wonderful cultures by recognizing the history, culture and achievements of all Asian Americans in the United States. You can also watch some of the documentaries that will be showing throughout the month on various television and cable stations.

Become curious about the cultures and the history as you greet students, parents and staff who identify as Asian Pacific Islander South Asian Americans (APISAA)


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Nurse's Notes - Information about Seasonal Allergies

Dear Carman Parents:

The link below is a detailed sheet of symptoms used to help you identify what illness your child may be experiencing (flu, cold, allergies, or Covid). If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 314-415-6110.

Thank you -

Nurse Melissa Hermann

In addition, the following link contains the May Nurse's Newsletter for parents including the following topics:

Be Sun Safe

Pedestrian Safety

Screen Free Activities

Staying Safe in the Heat

Healthy Summer Nutrition

Important Information from Parkway Health Services

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Stay Connected with These Updates!

May - Asian & Pacific Island American Heritage Month / Missouri Bicycle Month / National Clean Air Month

May 17: All Students Virtual Learning

May 18: Incoming Kindergarten Families Virtual Read-Aloud @ 6:30

May 24: All Students Virtual Learning / MAD SCIENCE Virtual Event 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

May 27: PTO Sponsored Fundraiser at Fritz's Custard in Valley Park - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

May 31: No School - Memorial Day

June - National Men's Health Month

June 3: Last Day of School - 1/2 Day A.M. -- DISMISSAL AT 1:05 p.m.

June 9: Progress Reports released

June 14: Summer School Classes Begin / End on July 2nd