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April 8, 2018
Looking Ahead

Tuesday, April 10 - National Librarian Day 
Thursday, April 12 
- 8:00am -8:45am - Cougar Chorus
Thursday, April 12 - 6:30pm - 2nd grade Concert
Friday, April 13 - 8:00am - 8:45am - Chess Club
Saturday, April 14 - 7:00pm - Carman Trails Trivia Night (See below for more info)

Books still Available to Order! Author Kevin Janison Visits Carman Trails
We were excited to have author Kevin Janison visit Carman on April 6th. He talked with all K-3rd grade students about the writing and publishing process as well as sharing his popular book series Deputy Dorkface. Please see the forms below for more information about ordering his books. He will even AUTOGRAPH the book(s) for you and include a special message! Orders will be accepted until Friday April 13!
MAP Testing
 Every year our 3-5 graders get the opportunity to show off what they have learned with the MAP test! This year, Carman Trails' window for testing is Monday, April 23 - Friday, May 4. All 3-5 students will take the exam. While this can be a stressful time for our students, there are ways for you to help your student. To ensure the maximum uninterrupted testing time, we respectfully ask that you try not to schedule any appointments during the school day during those two weeks. Other ways to help your student do their best:
  • Making sure students get a good night's sleep;
  • Eating a healthy breakfast; and
  • Getting to school on time, as tests generally start immediately after announcements. 
Thank you, as always, for all your support of our Carman Trails students while they take these tests. See below for more information, a copy of this letter went home on Thursday in students backpacks.
 

 
Carman Named 2018 EPA Energy Star School!
Parkway has 16 schools being named 2018 EPA Energy Star Schools. We are one of them. Congratulations and thank you for your efforts to be good stewards of energy, which saves costs and makes our school more efficient.  Carman Trails, along with the other schools, will be recognized at the board meeting on Wednesday, April 11.  All are invited to attend the meeting.  
 
Save The Date
 
Please mark your calendar for Sunday, May 20We will be singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame at the Cardinal game against the Phillies. Game time is scheduled for a 1:15 PM start. There will be more information to come regarding tickets. Stay tuned!
 

 
 
Carman Trails Trivia Night
  
 
Hidden in Plain View


Kindergarten Registration Ongoing 
Do you know someone who lives in the Carman Trails area and will turn 5 before July 31?? If you would like to register a child for kindergarten, it is still going on at Carman Trails.  Learn more about Kindergarten registration here. Parents can start the registration process online here.  
 
Parkway Step Team Camp
The Parkway District Step Team will be holding a Step Camp for Parkway Elementary Schools on Sunday, April 15th at 11:00 a.m. Attached is the flyer for the upcoming Step Camp.
 
There will be a camp fee of $20 that includes a snack and water.
 
Camp Date: Sunday, April 15th
Check-in: 10:30am
Camp Time: 11a-3p
 
This camp will also serve as tryouts for 5th graders. 5th graders who decide to tryout will tryout for free (registration fee will be waived).

Here is the link to the online application:  https://goo.gl/m9gcca 

PTO NEWS
Carman Trails Yearbook Committee needs your help. Please send us any pictures that you may have of class parties, field trips, Carman Cub Scouts, Carman Girls Scouts, or other school activities that you would like considered for the yearbook. Please email them to our Yearbook Chairperson, Kara DiCarlo at kdicarlo9@gmail.com  
Chess Club Starts in February!

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