Carman Paw Print

September 18, 2022

Dear Carman Families,

On Monday, September 19, we will be conducting our Intruder Drill at Carman Trails. This drill is a component of the Parkway School District approved 4E intruder safety response training. This allows adults the option of escorting students from the classroom and moving to a secure location outside. It is important to know that we will review this drill with students and will be keeping safety a priority during the drill. You may find it helpful to talk with your child prior to the drill. Some general talking points during emergency drills include:

- Reminding students that school is a safe place

- Staying calm is important

- Always follow your teacher's directions

If you have any questions, please call us, at 314-415-6100.

Please check out the form below with more information about the upcoming Fun Run here at Carman on Friday, Sept. 23rd, including information and web links to donate to the PTO.

As always, you can always find upcoming important dates and events at the end of the Paw Print.

With CT Pride,


Prop S for our school

Prop S for Our School
As you may know, Parkway is on the November 8 ballot with a zero-tax-rate increase bond issue - Proposition S.
Key projects funded by Prop S would ensure more safe, secure and accessible learning environments for our students.

What is included for our school?

  • Build safe and accessible playgrounds

  • Replace 10 roof sections

  • Replace three sections of pavement

  • Replace one exterior ramp

  • Replace seven sections of sidewalk

  • Replace 10 exterior doors

  • Removal of asbestos floor, ceiling and wallboards

  • Improve ADA accessibility in cafeteria

  • Replace aging classroom technology (interactive flat panels)

If approved by voters on November 8, Prop S will fund hundreds of similar projects across all 29 Parkway schools for the next six years (2023-2028) to keep our aging buildings in good working order. Prop S will not change the current tax rate.

Learn more about Prop S here or feel free to reach out with any questions.

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Volunteering Protocols

The Parkway School District updated its volunteer process last year. To access the most recent information regarding the protocols, please use this link.

A Friendly Reminder from the Office

Carman Families -

Please remember to bring your ID in with you if you are planning to stay in the building for any length of time. We are happy to print off a visitor's badge for you when you arrive.

Thank you for helping us keep Carman Trails a safe place for everyone!

Mrs. Regan

Mrs. Carroll

Mrs. Correll

Multicultural Night is Back!

Save the date! Multicultural night is back as Carman's Festival of Nations on Friday, November 18th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Flyers will be sent home closer to the event.
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A Note from Nurse Connelly


Flu season is coming up quickly and the best way to prevent influenza is with the yearly flu vaccine. Carman Trails will be offering vaccines to students and families on Monday, October 24th, from 9:45 - 11:15 a.m.

Parkway will be parenting with the Visiting Nurses Association again this year to provide flu shots to all students and families ages 3 and older. Receiving your influenza vaccine at school is not required, but it is easy and convenient. If you're interested please see the information below.

Thank you -

Nurse Connelly

Mental Health Night

Join Parkway and Brian Kuhn, MA, LPC, Director of the Student Wellness Program at Care and Counseling, on September 19th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at the Parkway Welcome Center located at 760 Woods Mill Road. You can join us in person or click here to watch the event live.

We will discuss how we can best support the mental health of our students as they begin a new school year, and at any time. Brian will share information about the importance of mental wellness in young people and how adults can support them. He will also share information about the Student Wellness Program, which will be offered in every Parkway school this year.

Spirit Wear Gear - A Note from your PTO

Carman Trail spirit wear is up and running! We are excited to announce our store will be open all year round. Be on the lookout for sales throughout the year.

Click on the link below to check out our store.

Adventure Club Information

If you are interested in learning more about our Before and After School Care, please click the Adventure Club website link below. There is currently a waiting list but please do check out the website for more information.


SEPTEMBER - National Hispanic Heritage Month

19 - Talk Like A Pirate Day; Mental Health Night at the Welcome Center, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

20 - IT Professionals Day - Thank you, Mr. Walker!

22 - Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

23 - Fun Run at Carman (fundraiser during the school day); PTO Sponsored Goodcents Fundraiser 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

26 - Hearing Screenings

28 - Board of Education Tax Rate hearing and Regular Meeting @ Welcome Center, 6:30 p.m.

29 - Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

OCTOBER - National School Principal Month - Celebrating Dr. Love all month!

3 - National Custodian Appreciation Day - Thank you Mr. Lonnie, Mrs. Mersida and Mrs. Mirzeta!

6 - Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.; Early Release at 2:00 p.m.

7 - 10 -- Fall Break - No School (we come back on Tuesday, Oct. 11th)

11 - National School Lunch Week

13 - Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.; Vision Screenings

14 - 5th Grade Field Trip to the Science Center 9:15 - 2:00

17 - Character Counts! Week (more information to come)

19 - PTO Sponsored Papa John's Night; Board of Education Regular meeting @ Welcome Center 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

20 - Cougar Chorus Rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.; PAMEE meeting at the Welcome Center 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.; "Lights on After School" night

24 - Student Flu Shots Available at Carman 9:45 - 11:15; National Red Ribbon Week (teaching drug and alcohol prevention)

27 - Picture Retake Day; Cougar Chorus rehearsals before school 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

28 - Half-Day Dismissal at 1:05 p.m.; Classroom Fall Parties 10:00 - 11:00