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February 11,  2018
Looking Ahead
Monday, February 12 - 6:30 pm Project Parkway - Central High
Tuesday, February 13 - 6:30 pm Spirit of Excellence Ceremony- Blanche Touhill Center
Wednesday, February 14 - 7:45am - Community Leaders w/ Sampo & Allen
Wednesday, February 14 - 2:30-3:30pm - Friendship Parties - See below for more information
Thursday, February 15 - 8:00am -8:45am - Cougar Chorus
Thursday, February 15 - 11:00am - Summer School Registration Opens Online
Friday, February 16 - NO School - Records Day
Monday, February 19 - NO School - President's day

Friendship Parties - Important Info!
We will be celebrating Friendship Parties on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 14 from 2:30 pm-3:30pm. If your child chooses to hand out valentines, please ensure there are enough for the entire class. We honor a food free celebratory environment in accordance with Parkway's Food Policy, so please remember that no food or candy is allowed, during the party, nor can it be handed out with valentines. We invite all parents to join us for the parties, please sign in at the table in the front of the building.  
Project Parkway Quarterly Meeting, February 12

Please mark your calendars for February 12.  I would love to extend the invitation to our parent community and would like to have at least 3-4 parents at our table to represent Carman Trails.  If you are interested, please email me at . 

During this meeting, the following will occur:

  • School teams will review and provide feedback on the updated list of potential projects for each school.

  • The process and scoring system used to develop the updated project list will be shared.

  • School teams will identify any projects they strongly believe need to be added or removed from the list.

  • Participants will be asked to help share the process used to develop the bond project list with others in the community who might have questions about it.

Summer School Registration Opens February 15
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.
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.  
Chess Club Starts in February!

STEM Fest March 2-3

Bring the family to the FREE Parkway STEM Fest 2018 where everyone will have the chance to:

  • Drive a Sphero

  • Fly a drone

  • Experience a virtual reality world

  • Complete design and build challenges

  • Watch students compete in a Hack-a-thon

  • Explore The Magic House stations

  • Visit exploration stations

STEM Fest is Friday, March 2 from 4 - 8 pmand Saturday, March 3 from 10 am - 4 pmat Southwest Middle, 701 Wren Ave., Ballwin.


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!
Board Candidate Forum
Five candidates have filed for the two open positions on the Parkway Board of Education.

A Board Candidate Forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, will be held on:

Monday, March 12 from 7-9 p.m.
Central Middle, 471 N. Woods Mill Rd., Chesterfield, 63017

The event is open to the public. You can also watch the live video stream and submit questions to the candidates here:

The candidates, in order of filing and as their names will appear on the ballot, are:

1. Jeanie Ames
2. Kevin Seltzer
3. Jonathan Taylor
4. Matthew Schindler
5. Amy Bonnett

Click here for bios and photos as submitted by the candidates.

Save the date for Carman Trails PTO's next  Carman Nights Out on February 26th and 27th at Papa John's, 21 Stonegate Center. You will be able to order online, via phone, or walk-in anytime during operating hours. Delivery and carryout will both be available.  Look for more information to come home soon. 

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 Chair Person, Kara DiCarlo at
Carnival Information

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