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Carver Elementary - October 8, 2021 Issue 4

Carver Elementary School

School Hours 9:30am-4:00pm


  • Main Office-651.702.8200
  • Attendance Line-651.702.8212
  • Social Worker-651.702.8206
Carver Website

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A note from Principal Abrahamson

Hello Carver Families!


What a beautiful start to October. The weather has been nice and we have had our 2nd fire drill for the year. Carver staff and students have been working very hard these past few weeks in classrooms taking CBM’s, Fast Testing, and Cogat testing. These tests help our teachers measure where students are at in reading and math so that teachers and Educational Assistants can guide their instruction both inside the classroom and during WIN (What I Need) time to help students be successful and grow.


Carver has spent a lot of time the past month developing routines, defining/modeling expectations and creating a school culture that is safe and welcoming to all students and staff each day. We hope to be able to return to all-school meetings in person at some point this year. In the meantime, our student leadership team is recording our monthly meetings for teachers to present in individual classes. Each month we will have a theme that students are introduced to in our all school morning meeting. The theme will be thread through our school weekly announcements, used in classroom conversations, and a book of the month will be used for activities in each grade level. This month's theme is: individuality, belonging, and unique self.


We thank you for your partnership with us!


Gena Abrahamson

Conferences are being held in-person with an option for Zoom if you prefer. Our conference sign-up is online and open!


Dates: Monday, November 1, 8am-6pm and Thursday, November 4, 4:20pm-9pm



  1. Go to: https://ptcfast.com/schools/Carver_Elementary_School
  2. Select the teacher for EACH of your students at Carver.
  3. You will be asked to select the event and then enter your names and email.
  4. An email will be sent to choose your appointment time(s). From that link you may add or change times.
  5. Please note if you would like a Zoom conference or interpreter under "special request".


Please contact the office if you need help scheduling a conference at 651-702-8200

Carver in the News!

On Wednesday, Carver was the site of a special visit from Governor Walz and representatives from the Minnesota Departments of Education and Health. They were on site to take a look at the optional COVID testing options that we have available for staff and students. They briefly toured the health office and then held a press briefing outside of the school.
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Bus Transportation Options


District Calendar

View the District 622 Calendar for 21-22 here!

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Important Dates


  • October 21-22 - No School - MEA
  • November 1 - No School - All day Conferences
  • November 2 - No School - Election Day
  • November 3 - PTO meeting at 6:30pm
  • November 4 - Evening Conferences
  • November 4 - Picture Retakes
  • November 24-26 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Is my student well enough to go to school?

Please see this link to our health services page to help you with your decision regarding illness.
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Join the District 622 Advisory Committee!

The District 622 Advisory Committee is composed of parents, teachers, administrators, and community members who participate in a process to review and improve instruction, curriculum, and assessment in District 622. Committee meetings are an opportunity for stakeholders to give input and get updates about ISD 622 happenings. The group meets once per month from 6-8 pm via Zoom. Contact your student’s principal or Courtney McCormick cmccormick@isd622.org with questions or to join the group.

Meeting dates this year: September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 16, April 13, May 11

Hand Sanitizer Opt-Out

Hand sanitizer will be used with students between recess and lunch. If you would like your student to wash their hands and opt out of using sanitizer at that time, please contact the office.
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Join us at our next PTO Meeting

Wednesday, November 3rd at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.

Theater is coming back to Carver!

Registration opens October 4th at 10 AM. Click the flyers below for more information.

Questions? Contact Tara Ebenhoch at tjlebenhoch@yahoo.com

The Carver Staff 2021 Video is here!!!

No Place Like Carver - Carver Elementary 2021