Carman Paw Print

May 1, 2022

Important Upcoming Dates

Dear Carman Families,

It's May! The school year has certainly flown by and we have SO many fun activities coming up this month! We will have Early Release on Wednesday, May 4th with dismissal at 2:00 p.m.; Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is May 2 - 6; our May Day Celebration is May 6th; and much, much more! Please be sure to check the calendar at the end of the Paw Print for all of our upcoming events.

Talent Show forms were sent home with students - a signed permission slip along with details of their performance must be turned in no later than Wednesday, May 4th. Mandatory prescreening dates are listed on the forms - please be sure to check one of the 3 dates listed. We can't wait to see Carman Trails students performing! If you did not find a permission form, please click on the link below to view and print:

Do you have a student who will turn 5 years old before Aug. 1, 2022? Kindergarten Registration is OPEN and online! Just go to to register! If you have any questions, please feel free to call Mrs. Regan at 314-415-6104. Families are encouraged to register early for staffing and planning purposes. You can also visit which includes information on registration, a recording of Wonderful World of Kindergarten and an interactive google classroom that has tons of stories and information on how to best prepare for kindergarten.

With CT Pride,


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Transportation Feedback Needed

Here is a friendly reminder to share your feedback with the district as we prepare for future transportation needs. We need your thoughts on critical bus transportation solutions. Please click on the link.

Project Parkway Needs Your Feedback

Carman Parents,

For the past few months, Parkway has been seeking feedback on our master facilities plan so we can address the ongoing maintenance and repair needs of our aging buildings. Our community has said it’s important to protect our investment and property values with schools that are up-to-date and in good working condition. In March, we shared a draft proposal for future school building improvement projects. We appreciate the amazing support and interest from the 250 parents and staff who attended this meeting! Now, we need your help to review our updated plans based on the feedback we have received.

Join us on May 4 at Central High from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the Project Parkway Community Meeting to be the first to see the final project proposal we intend to take to our Board of Education for consideration.

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It is MAP testing season!

Elementary-aged students in grades 3-5 in the state of Missouri are all required to take the MAP test to measure their learning progress. The structure for testing this year throughout the state looks like last year’s assessments because all students will be taking the test on the computer.


5th Grade: May 9-12th (Mon.-Thurs.)

3rd and 4th Grade: May 16th-19th (Mon-Thurs.)

As you know, students are best ready to learn when their minds and bodies are well rested, well fed, and they come to school prepared to persevere. We ask that you please help your child be best prepared as you do every day for learning in the following ways:

· Be Here. This year our MAP “window” is later in the school year. The last two weeks contain exciting end of the year activities for students and therefore, attendance each day is vital so that students do not miss instructional time or end of the year activities making up tests they missed.

· Be sure your child gets about 10 hours of sleep each night.

· Help your child make healthy food choices.

· Keep a homework and bedtime routine and stick to it.

· Practice having a positive attitude even when things are not easy.


Tracy Kiso – Carman Trails MAP Testing Coordinator

Get Ready for the Carman Trails Talent Show!

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Kindergarten 2022-2023 Registration is OPEN!

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open. Students must be five (5) years old before Aug. 1, 2022, to enter Kindergarten for the school year. More information about Kindergarten can be found here as well as at


Come be a part of our character recognition efforts! Whenever you see a student (or staff member) demonstrating character outside of school, you can nominate them using this Google Form - linked here:

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 Before/After Care Registration for the 2022-23 School Year Is Now Open!

Looking for before/after care for your child for next school year? Community Ed has you covered with Adventure Club, a high-quality program designed to meet the needs of working families in need of care for their elementary age child. Built on a foundation of safety and supervision, Adventure Club has a child-centered focus where a kid can be a kid while continuing to develop, learn, socialize and have fun beyond the school bell. Registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open! Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, and the program fills fast, so early registration is encouraged.

To find out more information and to register your child please visit - call or text (636) 891-6644. You can also reach out to me directly at 314-415-6129 or email me at

Best Regards,

Mr. Prevost Foushee

Adventure Club Facilitator

PTO Upcoming Meetings / Events

May 3 -- General PTO Meeting, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

May 9 - Papa John's Fundraiser Night

May 26 - Fritz's Frozen Custard Fundraiser Night 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Carman Trails 2021-2022 Buzz Book Is Here - Click the Link Below

Notes From Nurse Connie Connelly

Parkway Strings Camp - August 1 - 5

If your child is interested in joining Strings Camp in August, registration for 2022 Strings Camp is available through the following link:

Held at:

Parkway Southwest Middle School

701 Wren Ave.

Ballwin, MO 63021

Dates: August 1-5, 2022

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Strings Camp Questions: Peggy Craig, Director of Strings Camp or 314-415-5147

Registration or Payment Questions: Terry Reddy or 314-415-7040

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Stay Connected with These Updates

May: National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

2 - 6 : Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

2 - School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

3 - PTO General Meeting 6:30 p.m.

4 - Early Release at 2:00 p.m.; Project Parkway Community Meeting at Central High School, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

6 - May Day Celebration! Parents, please bring a blanket or lawn chair to the South parking lot hillside

6 - School Nutrition "Lunch Hero" Employee Appreciation Day - We appreciate you, Mrs. McRaven!

9 - 20 : MAP Testing; Talent Show auditions this week

9 - PTO Sponsored Papa John's Night

10 - 1st Grade Field Trip to the Magic House (MADE for Kids)

11 - School Nurse Appreciation Day - Thank you, Nurse Connelly!

19 - Kindergarten & First Grade "3 Piggy Opera" performance - Mrs. Mayo @ 12:45; Mrs. Klein @ 1:30; Mrs. Chambliss @ 2:15; Mrs. McArthur @ 3:00; In-Person PAMEE Meeting at the Welcome Center, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

20 - Kindergarten & First Grade "3 Piggy Opera" performance - Ms. LaMarche @ 12:45; Mrs. Chrisco @ 1:30; Mrs. Baker @ 2:15; Ms. Moellering @ 3:00

24 - Field Day

25 - MAKEUP Field Day (if necessary)

26 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Busch Wildlife Gardens; PTO Sponsored Fundraiser at Fritz's Frozen Custard 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

27 - Carman Trails Talent Show

30 - No School - Memorial Day

31 - 5th Grade End of Year Celebrations

June - National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

1 - 2 : 5th Grade End of Year Celebrations

2 - Last Day of School - Dismissal at 1:05 p.m.

13 - Summer School Begins (K-8)

20 - No Summer School

July - National Ice Cream Month

1 - Summer School Ends (K-8)