Carter Connections

Welcome to a New School Year! September 2021

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Upcoming Events

August 26 - Title I Meeting at 5:00 P.M.

August 27 - Deadline for school council parent nomination forms

September 6 - Labor Day

September 7 - Asynchronous learning day

September 14 - Fire drill

September 14 - School council elections

September 17 - Progress reports available in Parent Portal

September 24 - Jay's Hats 4 Hope Fundraiser

September 27 - Book Fair begins

Title I Meeting - Thursday, August 26, 2021@ 5:00 P.M.

Please join us for Carter’s Annual Title I Meeting and Curriculum Night, August 26th at 5:00 pm. We will host our Standards and Curriculum Workshop and Digital Literacy Workshop will at 5:40pm.

Parents will receive information concerning the following: School Requirements, Benefits of Title I Funding, District and School Goals, Curriculum Guidelines and Assessments, Title I Family Engagement Program, and much more!

If you are unable to attend the evening of August 26th, we will host a Title I meeting on August 26th at 9:00 am.

During the Standards and Curriculum Workshop, families will gain information about what their child needs to learn during the school year and hear about available school resources such as Star, Lexile scores, etc.

During the Digital Literacy workshop, families will learn how to monitor a child’s progress using Parent Portal, ways to utilize other educational websites and apps at home, and the harms of piracy.

These workshops will begin at 5:40 pm, after the Title I meeting.

Leader in Me

We are a Leader in Me school. Leader in Me is an operative system that unites students, staff, and families around a common goal to prepare students with college, career, and life-readiness skills that are necessary to thrive in today's ever-changing, fast paced environment.

At the beginning of the year, we focus on leadership roles, mission statements, Wildly Important Goals (WIGs), and leadership notebooks.

In September, students will focus on Habit 1: Be Proactive. Students will learn about their circle of control and that they are in control of their own actions etc. Roleplaying between proactive vs. reactive at home will help your children deal with situations that are in or out of their circle of control.

Accelerated Reader

Reading 20-30 minutes daily is recommended for students. After meeting an AR goal, students are encouraged to continue taking AR tests as often as possible to try to reach the grade level target word count and become a millionaire by reading a million words by May.

Below are the word count targets:
Prek - 25,000 words

Kindergarten - 50,000 words

First - 100,000 words

Second - 250,000 words

Third - 500,000 words

Fourth and fifth - 1,000,000 words

Students add a sticker to the AR collage after each 100% on an AR quiz.

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After-School Program Parent Orientation

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