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March 4, 2018
Looking Ahead
Wednesday, March 7 - Late Start Day - Doors will open at 10:45am. School starts at 11:00am. Dismissal is at 4:00pm.
Thursday, March 8 - 8:00am -8:45am - Cougar Chorus
Thursday, March 8 - Parent -Teacher Conference Night (if you have not booked a conference yet, please contact your student's teacher)
Friday, March 9 - 8:00am - 8:45am - Chess Club
Saturday, March 10 -  11:00am-2:00pm - Carman Carnival

Jump Rope for Heart
Congratulations Ann Mohler
We are very excited to announce that Carman Trails Teacher Assistant, Ann Mohler, has been nominated for a Pillar of Parkway Award. Mrs. Mohler is a wonderful example of caring, positivity, and joy. We are so happy for her and this well deserved honor!
Dismissal Changes are Helping!
Thank you to everyone who has adjusted their pick up times by delaying their arrival even by a couple of minutes! We have already seen improvements with the flow of traffic both in the parking lot and on Weidman Road. Another way to keep traffic moving and to ensure the safety of all students, we ask that all parents please remain in your cars while in the pick up line. The situation can become dangerous for students and staff and our main goal is always the safety of our community. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Original Post: 
You may have noticed that we have been experiencing a back up onto Weidman Road at dismissal time. We understand that many of our families prefer picking up their student from school. Having said that, the backup onto Weidman has posed some unsafe traffic situations. Therefore, we are asking our families to consider the following options to help:
1- Please consider delaying your arrival at school by a few minutes. While we dismiss at 4:00, we have a few families that arrive at 4:05 for a traffic-free pick up.
2- Please consider approaching school from Carman Road. The North-bound lane on Weidman offers a turn lane where cars can safely wait for entrance into the school grounds. The South-bound lane does not offer the same option as it is a right turn from that direction.   
We appreciate any adjustment to your pick-up schedule that helps alleviate some of the traffic back up onto Weidman and keeping dismissal a safe process for all!
Nurse's Notes - Exciting Dental News

I am excited to announce that we have a new oral health program coming to Carman Trails on March 19th-23rd.  Parkway School District is partnering with Comtrea in order to provide oral health services during school.  This will take the place of other previously used school dental programs. Students will have access to screenings, sealants, and fluoride treatment at NO COST due to government funding and grants. In addition, students can receive cleanings, x-rays, and follow-up exams as needed with parent permission.

Please fill out the consent form sent home with your child and return it to the nurse by March 5th. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the nurse at 314-415-6110.

Nurse Connie Connelly

Book Fair is Coming

Come to the Carman Trails library Monday, March 5th – Friday, March 9th for our “Paws for Books” Scholastic Book Fair.   Along with providing the opportunity to purchase books, we will be raising money to purchase books for our classrooms with: a pencil pull – for 25 cents, students can pull a pencil to win a prize & a “Teachers’ Pets” matching contest.  For 50 cents, students try to match the teacher with their pet(s). The student with the most correct answers, wins a prize. There will be lots of fun for everyone!


If you would like to volunteer to help at the book fair, please go to:

Use of Premises Application now online!
If you are wishing to request a use of premise there are now two ways to do it! You can still come in and get a paper form or you can fill the form out on the Parkway website. Please note that either way, before filling out the application, you will still need to check dates with the office, as dates will not be guaranteed even if you go online. 
Paws For Books
Help us get ready for our upcoming "Paws for Books" Scholastic Book Fair. Send us a picture of your pawsitively perfect pet(s) to display at the book fair March 5th-9th. You may email your picture to Ms. Plumley at or send your picture to school with your child. Please label the back of your picture your child's name. Please only send in pictures that you do not mind if they are not returned.   
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!

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 additional assistance is needed!
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.

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  
Carnival Information

2018 Carnival Ticket Pre-Sales Order Form

The Carman Trails Carnival will be held on March 10th, from 11-2. Carnival tickets will be available for pre-sale before school March 5th-March 9th and during Parent-Teacher Conferences on March 8th. Please email any questions to Krista Rhoades at

To pre-order tickets, meal passes and wristbands at a reduced cost please fill out the order form below. This order form may be turned into the office or to the Ticket Table. Pre-order forms are due by Friday, March 9th. Some notes regarding tickets and pricing:


·         Tickets purchased before the carnival are 4/$1.00;

o   Tickets purchased on the day of the carnival are 3/$1.00

·         Meal Passes purchased before the carnival are $3.00 each;

o   Meal passes purchased on the day of the carnival are $4.00 each

o   Meal passes include an entrée (slice of pizza or nachos), a side (popcorn or sno cone), and a drink (bottle of water or cup of lemonade)

·         Wrist bands for unlimited runs through the inflatable obstacle course purchased in advance are $2;

o   Wrist bands purchased on the day of the carnival are $3.

·         All games and activities cost 1-2 tickets each

·         Superhero gear and novelties will be sold for 2-6 tickets each

·         Photo Booth will cost 2 tickets per polaroid picture

·         Superhero training course will cost 2 tickets per run

·         A limited number of costumes will also be for sale during Parent-Teacher Conferences for $4.00-$6.00


-------------------------------------- Detach and Return---------------------------------------------

Please fill in the information below and return to school or bring to the Ticket Sales Table before school Mar. 5th-9th or during Parent-Teach Conferences on Thursday evening, Mar. 8th. Make all checks payable to “Carman Trails PTO.” Thanks!

Child’s Name__________________________________________ Grade/Teacher_________________________________


__________Number of Meal Passes     x$3.00  =  $ __________


__________Number of Wristbands       x$2.00  =  $ __________

               Amount of $ in tickets              4/$1.00 = $ __________

                                                      Total Enclosed = $__________

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PTO Website
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