Carman Paw Print
April 10, 2022
Important Upcoming Dates
Dear Carman Families,
Carman Trails is sponsoring a Math & Science night at the Magic House on Sunday, April 24th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.! This Family Engagement Event is open to all of our Carman Trails families. The event is FREE and so is parking!
If you will be joining us at the Magic House please click on the link below the flyer in this issue of the Paw Print. While an RSVP is not required in order for you to attend, it is strongly encouraged in order for us to coordinate the logistics of the event.
We're looking forward to seeing you there.
We have a short week ahead -- there will be No School on Thursday, April 14th or Friday, April 15th. Enjoy the long weekend!
We hope you can join us cheer on not only the St. Louis Cardinals but also our Carman 3rd, 4th and 5th graders as they sing "Take Me out to the Ballgame" on Saturday, April 30th! Please note: tickets are $19 per person until the end of the school day on Friday, April 15th. After April 15th, tickets will be $22 and seating requests may not be able to be accommodated.
Our PTO is sponsoring a Carman Trails Fundraising Night at the Ballwin Texas Roadhouse on Thursday, April 14th -- Texas Roadhouse is donating 10% of food purchases back to Carman Trails. Please mention Carman Trails or present the flyer below.
We would love to welcome helping hands to our Campus Beautification Project Day on Friday, April 22nd - more information to come!
Please be sure to check out the calendar of upcoming dates and events at the end of the Paw Print - we have a lot of wonderful dates to look forward to!
Do you have a student who will turn 5 years old before Aug. 1, 2022? Kindergarten Registration is OPEN and online! Just go to https://www.parkwayschools.net/Page/1950 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 https://www.smore.com/u9caf 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,
Carman Trails Math & Science Night at the Magic House!
Children's Used Clothing Needed
Dear Carman Families,
Doing some spring cleaning? Please consider donating any used clothing to the nurse's office. We are especially in need of pants and shorts for boys and girls of all sizes.
Connie Connelly MSN, RN, FNP, NCSN
Nationally Certified School Nurse
Carman Trails Elementary
Second Grade Music Program!
I am so excited to share with you that we will be having a second grade music program on Thursday, April 21. At this point we are planning on having the program in person. If anything changes, I will let you know as soon as possible. In order to limit the amount of people we have in the gym, we are asking that the audience be parents/guardians and siblings only. The program will start at 6p.m. with doors opening 15 minutes prior to the performance. I will record our daytime practice so that I can share the performance with families who may not feel comfortable attending an in person performance yet or who cannot attend but would still like to watch. The program is called Squirm. I ask that classes wear black shirts (a t shirt is fine) and jeans for the performance. If you have any questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to bringing music programs back to Carman Trails!
Mrs. Rebecca Carroll
Carman Trails Elementary
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 https://www.smore.com/u9caf
CARMAN COUGAR SPOTLIGHT - CHARACTER RECOGNITION
This week's Cougar Spotlight shines on one of Ms. LaMarche's 1st Graders, Ridwan Hassan! His nomination states: "Ridwan is an amazing role model for others. In a moment of confusion, Ridwan took it upon himself to take care of his classmates and himself by asking a teacher for help. He made sure that everyone was ok and helped the substitute teacher understand what to do. He even tidied his classroom and made sure his teacher’s computer was ready and charged for the next day. Ridwan’s responsibility and integrity are unmatched for a 1st grader. Way to go Ridwan!"
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: 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 Before/After Care Registration for the 2022-23 School Year 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 www.prcommunityed.org - call or text (636) 891-6644. You can also reach out to me directly at 314-415-6129 or email me at email@example.com
Mr. Prevost Foushee
Adventure Club Facilitator
As a reminder, Parkway is asking parents to consider sharing vaccination records if their child is fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Sharing proof of vaccination is entirely voluntary. Your child’s vaccination record will be kept confidential. If your child is vaccinated, please complete this voluntary form to share your record with our school. The form will ask for your child’s name, school, grade and will have a place where you can upload a photo/image of your child’s vaccination card. You will need to log into your personal Google/Gmail account or use your child’s Parkway Gmail account to complete the form.
Providing your vaccine information will help us measure vaccination rates within our school communities. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nurse Connelly.
Special School District Is Hiring!
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 the April Nurse's Newsletter, which includes the following topics:
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
April: National Autism Awareness Month
12 - Strings/Orchestra Concert - 3rd Grade @ 6:30 p.m./4th Grade @7:00 p.m./5th Grade @7:30 p.m.
14 - No School
14 -Texas Roadhouse (Ballwin) Fundraiser Night 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.
15 - No School
20 - 5th Grade Field Trip to JA Biztown
21 - 2nd Grade Musical "Squirm"; PAMEE Virtual Meeting, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
22 - Earth Day - Carman Trails Campus Beautification Day
24 - Carman Trails Math & Science Night at the Magic House - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
26 - PTO Sponsored Chipotle Fundraiser Night 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
30 - Carman Trails sings "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at Busch - 1:15 p.m. game
May: National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
1 - 9 : Teacher Appreciation Week
1 - School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
3 - PTO General Meeting 6:30 p.m.
4 - Early Release at 2:00 p.m.
6 - School Nutrition "Lunch Hero" Employee Appreciation Day - We appreciate you, Mrs. McRaven!
9 - 20 : MAP Testing
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 - In-Person PAMEE Meeting at the Welcome Center, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
24 - Field Day
25 - MAKEUP Field Day if necessary
26 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Busch Wildlife Gardens
27 - 5th Grade End of Year Celebrations: 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