Carman Paw Print
December 12, 2021
Important Upcoming Dates
Dear Carman Families -
If you still wish to participate in the Spirit of Giving campaign, your donations will need to be dropped off in the front office at Carman Trails no later than Monday, December 13th. Please send your donation in unwrapped so we can see what else the family might need. Thank you so much for considering this -- you can find the class links below.
We will have an Early Release Day on Wednesday, December 15th - students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.
Just a reminder that Carman Trails is once again participating in the Scripps Spelling Bee! Classroom spelling bees will begin the week of December 20th. Spelling Bee practice lists were sent home last week - the lists are a very helpful tool for students while they practice.
Wednesday, December 22nd will be a Half-Day, with dismissal at 1:00 p.m. Students will have their classroom Winter Parties during the day.
Winter Break begins after dismissal on the 22nd and students will return on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022.
With CT Pride,
SPIRIT OF GIVING 2021
In an effort to show kindness to others, Carman Trails is adopting several Parkway Families for the season. If you are able to help, we have organized a sign up for each grade level. We would really appreciate your kindness. This is also a wonderful learning experience for the children in our classes, so they can learn about the joys of giving and helping others. Please remember that participation is optional. We understand that this time of year is difficult for many and that not everyone is in a position to participate. If you are wanting to donate an item for our Spirit of Giving, please click on the link that has your grade level and sign up for an item of your choosing. When you click on the link below, you will see a list of items families have requested for their children. The number in parenthesis after each item on the wish list is the total # of that item requested. You may sign up for a portion of the number requested by clicking that item and indicating the quantity you would like to provide. *If you notice that your child’s grade level list is filling up or is completely filled, please feel free to click on another grade level to select a gift.
KINDERGARTEN: SPIRIT OF GIVING 2021
FIRST GRADE: SPIRIT OF GIVING 2021
SECOND GRADE:SPIRIT OF GIVING 2021
THIRD GRADE: SPIRIT OF GIVING 2021
FOURTH GRADE: SPIRIT OF GIVING 2021
FIFTH GRADE: SPIRIT OF GIVING 2021
Gift cards are always appreciated. Each family has a spot at the end of their wish list page for “Family Gift” gift cards, if you wish to contribute a gift card. If you would like to send in a cash donation, Carman Trails staff will do the shopping for you and share the gifts with identified families.
Your donations need to be dropped off in the front office at Carman Trails no later than December 13th. Please send your donation in unwrapped so we can see what else the family might need.
Thank you for considering this!
Your Carman Trails School Family
It's Time for the Spelling Bee!
We are so excited to once again be participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee! Classroom spelling bees will take place during the week of December 20th. One winner from each classroom will advance to the school-wide bee on Thursday, January 13th. One winner and one alternate will represent Carman Trails in the St. Louis Semi-final bee in March.
Grade level practice spelling lists will be sent home by Monday, December 6th. If you have any questions or would like additional practice lists, please contact Mrs. Manley at firstname.lastname@example.org
PARENTS, PLEASE REMEMBER TO PACK EXTRA CLOTH MASKS FOR YOUR STUDENT
COUGAR COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT
We are so proud of our students here at Carman! This week our Cougar Spotlight shines on Adelyn Raycraft and her younger brother!
The following message was sent in with their nomination: "She and her little brother gathered toys at home and donated them because they wanted children who might not have toys to have them." What a wonderful act of kindness.
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!
Carman Trails 1, 2, 3, 4 Grades School Counselor
Carman Trails 5th Grade School Counselor
We Love ADVENTURE CLUB!
Special School District Is Hiring!
Carman Trails New Sensory Garden Needs YOUR Help
Carman Trails 2021-2022 Buzz Book Is Here - Click the Link Below
PLANNING FOR TRIVIA NIGHT IN APRIL!
Notes From Nurse Connie Connelly
Dear Carman Families:
Please see the attached link for December's Nurse Newsletter, which includes the following topics:
Have a healthy December!
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
December - National Month of Giving
13th - Last Day for Spirit of Giving donations
15th - Early Release - Dismissal at 2:00 p.m.
16th - Virtual PAMEE Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
16th - Mental Health Night Webinar 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
22nd - Half-Day - Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.
22nd - Winter Class Parties
23rd through January 4th - No School (Winter Break) - Return on January 5th
January - National Mentoring Month
3rd & 4th - No School
5th - Welcome Back to School!
13th - Half-Day - Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.
14th - No School
17th - No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
20th - Virtual PAMEE Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
26th - Parkway Kindergarten Registration Opens for the 2022-2023 school year