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January 21,  2018
Looking Ahead

Monday January 21 - 7:45am - 8:45am - Community Leaders with Sampo
Monday January 21 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm - All District Choir Practice - Southwest Middle
Tuesday, January 23 - 7:00am - 6:00pm  -Kindergarten Registration - Library
Tuesday January 23 - 8:00am - 8:45am - All District Choir Practice
Thursday January 25 8:00am - 8:45am - All District Choir Practice
Thursday, January 25 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm  -Carman Trails Science Fair- Gym
Friday January 26 - 9:15am - 2:45pm - 5th grade field trip to JA Biz Town

Kindergarten Registration THIS TUESDAY!!! 
Do you know someone who lives in the Carman Trails area and will turn 5 before July 31?? This Tuesday, January 23, 7:30am-6:00pm we will be registrering incoming Kindergartener students in the Carman Trails library Learn more about Kindergarten registration here. Parents can start the registration process online here.  
Nurse's Notes -Cold vs Flu

A common cold and the flu are both respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them. In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms are more intense. If you suspect your child has the flu please call your child’s pediatrician for assistance. If your child is confirmed positive for influenza please let the school nurse know. Review the symptoms below to help differentiate between a cold and the flu.  


Cold symptoms:


  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing
  • Mild to moderate cough
  • Mild headache or body aches
  • Tiredness
  •  Gradual onset of symptoms


Flu symptoms:


  •  Dry, hacking cough
  •  Moderate to high fever
  •  Sore throat
  • Shaking chills
  • Severe muscle or body aches
  • Moderate headaches
  • Stuffy and runny nose
  • Severe fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting (occasionally)
  • Fast onset of symptoms ( 3-6 hours)

Connie Connelly MSN, RN, FNP, NCSN
Carman Trails School Nurse
Bags For My Cause
Schnucks has a program called Bags for My Cause. They offer 2 different reusable bags: the "Giving" bag and the "Hunger" bag. For each "Giving" bag sold, Schnucks donates $1 to a local not-for-profit. For each "Hunger" bag sold, they donate $1 to a local hunger relief organization. Each month, individual Schnucks stores choose a new recipient for each bag. Carman Trails PTO has been chosen as the recipient for the "Giving" reusable bag at the Twin Oaks location for the month of February
Summer School Registration Opens February 15
Based on parent feedback, registration for summer school classes will be held much earlier this year and registration times will be spread out to avoid having too many families online registering at the same time.

  • Registration for summer school opens February 15, 2018

  • Online registration will be staggered by grade level: 9 am for middle and high school; 11 a.m. for elementary 

 K-8 families will register online. If you do not already have an account, you are encouraged to create an account at This is how you will register online for summer school classes.

Learn more.
Chess Club Starts in February!

Parkway Operations Staff  Job Fair

Need a job or know someone who does? If so, plan now to attend the Parkway Operations Staff Job Fair! This fair will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Central Middle School from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm.  We are currently looking for great people to be custodians, bus drivers, and dietary aides. We offer a great work environment, fantastic benefits for full time employees, and a chance to serve your community by making a difference in the lives of children.


Come by and see us to learn about opportunities in Parkway!  During the Job Fair, you can fill out an application and have a quick interview with a potential supervisor. You must be able to pass a thorough background check.  Check Parkway’s website for cancellation announcement if there is inclement weather. Call 314-415-8019 with questions.

Hope to see you there!

Health Curriculum Night
Carman Carnival Volunteer Sign Up

The Carman Trails Carnival is always a fun family event for our community. The Carnival will be held on Saturday  March 10, 2018. To pull off an event like the Carnival it takes lots of volunteers both before and the day of the event. If you would like to help out please click on the link to find out where you can help out!
Gifted Learning Labs Opportunity

Gifted Resource Council

Winter 2018

Learning Labs

Preschool through 8th Grade




Enrolling Now for the Winter 2018 Session:

February 3 – March 10

Wydown Middle School

9:30 - 11:00 & 11:10 - 12:40

Tuition: $95

Sample Class Titles Include:

*Animals in Danger (Ages: 3 - 5) *Science, Math and Modern Art (Ages: 3 - 5)

*We’re Not Playing with Our Food! (Gr: K - 2) *Are You a Scientist? (Gr: K - 2)

*Illustrating Stories (K - 1) *Be a LEGO® WeDo Programmer (Gr: 1 - 3)

* Magic: Math, Magnets & Mirrors (Gr: 2 - 5) * Oceans: Life & Preservation (Gr: 2 - 4)

* Break Out! Logic & Problem-solving to ‘Escape’ a Box! (Gr: 3 - 6)

* Archaeology: Dig Up History (Gr: 2 - 4) *More Chemistry for Kicks (Gr: 3 - 5)

*Creative Writing (Gr: 5 - 8) *Conquerors: How They Succeed (Gr: 3 - 6) *Chess (Gr: 1 - 4 & 5 - 8)

*Robotics Technology Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Kits (Gr: 4 - 6)

*GEMS: Girls’ Engineering, Math & Science through Art (Gr: 4 - 6) *Colossal Chemistry (Gr: 6 - 8)

* Biology: Binging on Biomolecules! (Gr: 4 - 8)

...and MORE!...

Parenting Classes Offered at 11:10 - 12:40

For more information:

Important Links
Principal's Corner
PTO Website
Peachjar Flyers
Carman Trails Website
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