Carr Talk

September 18-22, 2023

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Message from Principal Shiratori

Dear Carr Families,

Join us this Thursday at Back to School Night, an opportunity for the adults in our student's lives to get to know your child's teacher, the classroom environment, and learn about what to expect in the grade level. Teachers will repeat the same presentation at 6pm or 6:30pm, so please attend one of the sessions.

** Save the Date for Open house/ Portfolio Day which will take place on March 29th, 2024. Open House is when students have an opportunity to showcase their work and classroom to the adults in their lives.

A reminder that we have a special early dismissal time to give our teachers time to prepare for the event. This Thursday, dismissal time is 2:12pm (1st-5th grade only. Regular 1:50pm dismissal for TK/K.)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mina Shiratori, Principal

Books for Every Student from Helpful Honda!

Through their social media followers, Carr Elementary was selected as one of Helpful Honda's special schools to receive free books for each of our students! Students were ecstatic to select a book to take home and enjoy! Thank you Helpful Honda! and Thank you to their social media followers, including our own Ms. Shimizu, who nominated Carr Elementary to receive this special treat!
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Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year in the U.S. from September 15 – October 15 to celebrate the achievements, histories, traditions, and cultural diversity of Hispanic/Latino Americans. At Carr, we kicked off the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at our flag assembly on Friday, September 15. Schedule of events can be found here: Schedule of Events - HHM

Coming Up This Week

Monday, September 18

  • Music Class Mr. Kamida and Ms. Eddow begins for 2nd and 3rd grade!

Tuesday, September 19

  • PTA Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 20

  • Coffee and Chat with the Principal, 9am-10am Cafeteria
    Focus Topic: Dual Language

Thursday, September 21

  • Special Early Dismissal Schedule @ 2:12pm
  • PTSA Association Meeting, 5:15pm-5:45pm, Cafeteria
  • Classroom Back to School Night Presentations, 6pm OR 6:30pm (Please attend one)

Friday, September 22

  • Flag Assembly, 9:05am, Guardians welcome, enter from back gate
    Special Performance by Parent, Martha Zambrano
  • Fire Drill, 1:20pm

Coming Up/ Save the Date

Monday, September 25

  • No School
  • ELOP Full Day Program offered from 9am-6pm

Tuesday, September 26

  • Picture Day, all day
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What's New In the PTSA?

Submit Art Work for Reflections Art Program!

We are kicking off the Reflections Art Program starting today!

The theme for this year is "I am hopeful because..."

This art program encourages our students to express themselves within the scope of the theme through art. What kind of art? All kinds (well 6 categories to be exact)! The categories are: Dance, Literature, Visual Arts, Film, Music, and Photography. There are rules and guidelines for each category and you can find that information here (English/ Spanish). The deadline to submit your art is Oct. 11th.

Please reach out to your teacher or Reflections Chair, Jen Borden ( for more information.

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Continues!

Keep up the great work with the Charleston Wrap Fundraising!

Way to go to the top 3 selling classes:

  1. Ms. Ibarra
  2. Ms. Rodriguez
  3. Ms. Delgado

If you haven't registered your child yet, now is the time! Register here:

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