Carman Paw Print
January 9, 2022
Important Upcoming Dates
Dear Carman Families -
Our first week of 2022 is in the books! It was wonderful to have all of the students back and to hear their stories of how they spent their break.
Kindergarten Registration will be virtual this year and opens on Wednesday, Jan. 5th. Kindergarten Registration will need to be completed by Jan. 26th.
“The Wonderful World of Kindergarten" will also take place virtually, on Wednesday, Jan. 12th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. You can find the registration link below in this issue of the Paw Print.
Just a few reminders for the coming week:
We will have a Half-Day on Thursday, Jan. 13th - students will be dismissed at 1:05 p.m.
There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, Jan. 14th or Monday, Jan. 17th.
With CT Pride,
It's the Wonderful World of Kindergarten!
The Wonderful World of Kindergarten will take place virtually on January 12th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We will have 2 kindergarten teachers present to speak about what to expect on a typical day at a Parkway kindergarten. The registration link can be found below.
Director of Early Learning
Parkway School District
Classroom Spelling Bee Winners!
Congratulations to each of our class spelling bee winners! They will all be competing for the School Champion title on Thursday, January 13th!
Emlyn Byrd - Ms. LaMarche's 1st grade class
Ben Armon - Mrs. Mayo's 1st grade class
Marcus Warden - Mrs. McArthur's 1st grade class
Abdul Dawib - Ms. Moellering's 1st grade class
Charlotte Hoffman - Mrs. Brigance's 2nd grade class
Beckam Ward - Mrs. Rudman's 2nd grade class
Andrew Stuhlman - Ms. Wiese's 2nd grade class
Bailee Moore - Mrs. Finke's 3rd grade class
Teagan Woerner - Mrs. Tran's 3rd grade class
Haniya Awais - Mrs. Zott's 3rd grade class
Nora Schmidt - Mr. Hogan's 4th grade class
Kate Schlereth - Ms. Kilpatrick's 4th grade class
Axel Perez Mejia - Mr. Lauter's 4th grade class
Hudson Flanagan - Ms. Klebolt's 5th grade class
Adelaide Woerner - Mrs. Klein's 5th grade class
Ella Manwaring - Mrs. Miller's 5th grade class
Good luck to everyone and congratulations on your classroom win!
Lost and Found Items - Please Claim by Jan. 13th
Upcoming Access Assessment for EL students
Next week, students who qualify for English Language services (EL) will be starting the annual Access test, which measures growth in English proficiency and is required by the state of Missouri. There is no need to study additionally for this assessment! Students just need to get a good night’s sleep and take their time on each session. Every year, EL students amaze us by what they can accomplish compared to the previous grade!
There are four domains (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing) which are usually completed over four days, with each part taking around 45 minutes to one hour. This will be administered during the regular school day. We are beginning the test next week; however, since we have a large number of students who take this in small groups, some EL students will start the following week (Tuesday, January 18th.)
Thank you for your support!
Mrs. Auclair, Mrs. Emanuel and Mrs. Volk
A Request from Nurse Connelly
Adventure Club News and Notes
Carman Trails Teacher of the Year: Mr. Andy Hogan
Carman Trails Support Staff Member of the Year: Ms. Rena Noonan
As a reminder, Parkway is asking parents to consider sharing vaccination records if their child is fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Sharing proof of vaccination is entirely voluntary. Your child’s vaccination record will be kept confidential. If your child is vaccinated, please complete this voluntary form to share your record with our school. The form will ask for your child’s name, school, grade and will have a place where you can upload a photo/image of your child’s vaccination card. You will need to log into your personal Google/Gmail account or use your child’s Parkway Gmail account to complete the form.
Providing your vaccine information will help us measure vaccination rates within our school communities. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nurse Connelly.
COUGAR COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT
Come be a part of our character recognition efforts! Now, whenever you see a student (or staff member) demonstrating character outside of school, you can nominate them using this Google Form - linked here: https://forms.gle/rtmmbkxByyZBRDR17
Nominees will be randomly selected and spotlighted in future Paw Prints and possibly other school communications. By submitting a photo (by choice, not required), you are granting permission for us to use the photo in school-related communications.
Thank you for your help in recognizing and spotlighting character in our students!
PARENTS, PLEASE REMEMBER TO PACK EXTRA CLOTH MASKS FOR YOUR STUDENT
WE'RE PLANNING FOR TRIVIA NIGHT IN APRIL!
Special School District Is Hiring!
Carman Trails 2021-2022 Buzz Book Is Here - Click the Link Below
Notes From Nurse Connie Connelly
Sustainable Schools Challenge
What is the Sustainable Schools Challenge?
This is an annual Parkway program for all students, staff, and families to participate in sustainability activities while competing for prizes for their school running Sept 1, 2021 - April 29, 2022. It's designed to connect our district mission of preparing students to respond to an ever-changing world with our district sustainability goals incentivizing actions that reduce our environmental impact.
What you can do:
- Share and watch the 21-22 Sustainable Schools Challenge video presentation (6 mins) introducing the program, new updates, and a walkthrough of the website.
- Sign up now! Each student, staff, and family can sign up to earn a point for their school and receive the monthly newsletter with activities.
- Get the word out - schools have had success encouraging participation through their school newsletters and websites
Updates to the program include:
- Monthly prize winners will be selected through a drawing
- 50 points = 1 drawing entry
- New Mini-Grant program to fund projects up to $400
- Virtual Elementary, Middle, and High added as competing schools
Sustainable Schools Challenge homepage
Stay Connected with These Updates
January: National Mentoring Month
13th - Half-Day, Dismissal at 1:05 p.m.
17th - No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
20th - Virtual PAMEE Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
26th - Parkway Kindergarten Registrations need to be completed
February: African American History Month
1st - Virtual PTO General Meeting at 6:30 pm (link will be shared at a later date)
2nd - Early Release -- Dismissal at 2:00 p.m.
17th - Half-Day -- Dismissal at 1:05 p.m.
18th - No School
21st - No School (Presidents Day)