Carrie Martin Weekly

October 27, 2023

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Dates to Remember

10/31 - Halloween Parade @ 2:00pm (on the field)

10/31 - Classroom Halloween Celebrations @ 2:30pm


11/8 - Kindergarten Open House @ 5:30pm

11/9 - PTA Mtg @ 5:30pm

11/16 - Exclusion Day



Students who are participating in ACE club and 100 mile club still need to abide by the 7:40am/8:40am drop off times. Staff are not on duty until those times, so students cannot be on the school grounds or inside the building before then. Thank you!

Trick or Treat Street

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Carrie Martin staff and students will be celebrating Halloween on Tuesday, October 31st. The all school parade will be at 2:00pm on the field, followed by parties in the classrooms. Please contact your student's teacher directly about planning or helping with their party. Use the following guidelines when planning costumes for the day:

  • Costumes can be worn all day.
  • Face paint/ masks are allowed; masks can be asked to be taken off at the discretion of the teacher for learning time. Makeup/paint needs to be applied at home!!
  • No blood, guts, gore, weapons.


All students need to be compliant with the district and state's immunization policy. To be compliant, we need to have a complete record or an exemption turned in for every student. If you have been contact by the health office staff, please get a complete record or an exemption turned in to the health office right away. Any student WITHOUT one of these will be excluded from school on November 16th and won't be able to return until one of those forms have been turned in. Thanks for your help ensuring all students can attend school safely!

2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. PreK-12th Student Art & Writing Contest

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Department is pleased to announce the 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Art and Writing Contest: Capturing the Dream. The Loveland Celebration will be held in-person on the evening of January 15, 2024 at Mountain View High School.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Colorado Holiday Commission announced their selection of the 2024 theme: “Capturing the Dream.” In one of his most famous speeches, “I Have a Dream,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about his dream for an America where freedom and justice would be available to all people.

ART Contest Details:

“Create a 2-D or 3-D art piece that shows how you are capturing Dr. MLK, Jr.’s dream of equality, freedom, or justice.” To learn more, please click here: Spanish:

WRITING Contest Details:

Grades Pre-K-2:

“Write about something you do that shows Dr. MLK, Jr.’s dream of equality, freedom, or justice.” To learn more, please click here: Spanish:

Grades 3-12:

“Write an original piece about how you are capturing Dr. MLK, Jr.’s dream of

equality, freedom, or justice.” To learn more, please click here:


All contest entries must be received by December 1, 2023, by Veronica White, Department of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the TSD Administration Building, 800 S. Taft Avenue. All winners will be personally notified by December 15, 2023. Winners will be recognized along with their work at the in-person Loveland Community MLK Event on January 15, 2024. Questions? Please email:


This year's instructional fees are now posted in Parent Portal. You can pay those online through the Portal, or bring a check or exact cash into the office at the school. If your students have already been approved for Free/Reduced Lunches for the 23/24 year, please email me a copy of that acceptance letter at to have your fees waived.

NEW: PTA Connections Newsletter

In each edition, you’ll find a treasure trove of news, events, and opportunities that will not only keep you in the loop but also empower you to actively participate in our vibrant school community. From fascinating stories from our students and educators to updates on upcoming events and ways for you to make a meaningful impact, “PTA Connections” is your compass for navigating the world of Carrie Martin.

Read it here

School Hours:

Monday 8:00am - 3:10pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 3:10pm

Wednesday 9:00am - 3:10pm

Thursday 8:00am - 3:10pm

Friday 8:00am - 3:10pm

Boys & Girls Club:

The Boys & Girls Club offers after school care this year. They pick Carrie Martin students up after school and bus them to Garfield Elementary, where parents need to pick them up from. If you are interested in more information or for applying for their services, please contact Maddy at


Transportation website:

You can apply for bus services through the Parent Portal.

To see if your student(s) are eligible for transportation services*, where your bus stop is located and the times for pick-up and drop-off, go to: FIND MY BUS

For assistance in completing your transportation application, view our HOW TO:

Once your application is submitted, contact with questions about eligibility.

Thompson School District Early Childhood Program:

All communication and registration for our district's early childhood program, including all school EC sites, comes from the EC office. For questions or more information, please contact them at: or call them at 970-613-5052.

Carrie Martin Early Childhood Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

AM 7:50 - 10:50

PM 11:25 - 3:00