Carman Paw Print
November 7, 2021
Conference Sign Ups
Please take a moment to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences the Week of November 15. Below you will find all grade level, specialists, and intervention teachers' links. We hope that sending one email will allow for families with multiple kids to receive the information all at the same time. As always, if you are not able to find a time on the sign up that works for your schedule, please contact your child's teacher directly.
With CT pride,
School Counselor Grades 1, 2, 3 and 4: Mrs.Kiso
School Counselor Grades Kdg and 5th: Mr. Steward
MOSAICS: Mrs. Gold
Library: Mrs. Manley
Nurse: Mrs. ConnellyMath Support Specialists: Mrs. Bricker, Mr. Fales
November is Here -- so much to do!
Dear Carman Families -
The online Book Fair will continue to run ONLINE through November 14th -- you can shop there any time!
More information about eWallets and the Book Fair can be found at the following link: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/carmantrailselementarysch
If you haven't checked it out already, Ms. Sampo's Art students have their artwork available for purchase as a keepsake -- over 60 products to choose from and part of each purchase goes right back to Carman! See more details below!
Please wear red, white, and blue on Thursday, November 11 for Veterans Day.
Picture Retake Day is rescheduled for Thursday, November 11. Please mark your calendars.
In addition, there will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, Nov. 12th and we will have Early Release on Wednesday, Nov. 17th - students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.
For more dates and fun PTO activities, please see the "Dates to Remember" at the bottom of this Paw Print.
With CT Pride,
Art To Remember Fundraiser!
Don't forget about our fundraiser with Art to Remember! You can purchase keepsake products customized with your child's art. There are over 60 products to choose from and a percentage of every purchase goes right back to our school. Click on the link below to start shopping!
Order deadline is November 12th!
Thank you for supporting our school!
Mrs. Sampo :)
Carman Trails Food Drive - November 8th - 11th
Opt In to Important Messages
On October 26, every parent and employee should have received a phone, text and email message from Parkway through our emergency test notification system.
If you did not receive these messages, please check that your information is updated in Infinite Campus.
In particular, if you are not receiving text messages, you may have inadvertently opted out of text notifications. Parkway shares a short code (60680) with other businesses. If you opt out of those messages, you will also opt out of Parkway's messages. Changing cell phone providers can also prompt an automatic opt-out. Keep in mind that if you have opted out of text messages from Parkway, you will also not receive messages from your school or teacher.
To opt back into text messages, text START to "60680" from the phone that has been
Colder Temperatures Have Arrived!
Just as a reminder: the temperatures have started dropping, and students will continue to have outdoor recess (possibly PE as well) unless the weather is inclement (raining, snowing). Please be sure to send a jacket with your student to school every day; we do have extras in the lost and found that students are welcome to use if they forget their jacket.
COUGAR COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT
Our Carman Cougar Spotlight this week goes to 2 of Ms. Moellering's 1st Grade students: Liam Gogel & Bennet Swanger!
The message we received on the Google Form (link below) stated:
"After snack before going to the gaming truck, Liam asked where a trash can was. They helped gather trash from everyone."
We are so proud of our responsible students!
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!
Adventure Club News of the Week
Carman Trails 2021-2022 Buzz Book Is Here - Click the Link Below
Notes From Nurse Connie Connelly
Dear Carman Families:
Please see the attached link for November's Nurse Newsletter, which includes the following topics:
* Returning to school after Covid-19 Symptoms
* Influenza Vaccine
* Exercising at home
* Healthy Sleeping Habits
* Asthma Considerations for school during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Plus more important information from Parkway Health Services.
Have a healthy November!
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
November - National Military Families Month
1st through 14th - ONLINE BOOK FAIR!
7th - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS - Turn Clocks BACK One Hour
8th - 11th - Carman Trails Food Drive -- see flyer for details
11th - Veteran's Day - Please wear red, white, and blue
11th - Picture retake day
12th - No School (Professional Development Day)
15th - Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences Week begins
17th - Early Release - Dismissal at 2:05 p.m.
18th - PTO Sponsored Dine-Out Night at Panera Bread
18th - In-Person PAMEE Meeting 6:00 - 7:30 at the Welcome Center
24th - 26th - No School
25th - Thanksgiving Day
30th - PTO General Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
December - National Month of Giving
9th - PTO Sponsored Dine-Out Night at Red Robin
15th - Early Release - Dismissal at 2:05 p.m.
22nd - Half-Day - Dismissal at 1:05 p.m.
22nd - Winter Class Parties
23rd through January 4th - No School (Winter Break) - Return on January 5th