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February 25,  2018
Looking Ahead

Monday, February 26 - Read Across America Week - See Below for details
Tuesday, February 27 - KDG Field trip to Food Bank (Moellering/Baker)
Wednesday, February 28 - KDG Field trip to Food Bank (Chambliss/Mayo)
Wednesday, February 28 - Pink T-shirt day
Wednesday, February 28
- 9:15am - 10:15am - Dental Presentation 3-5
Thursday, March 1 - 8:00am -8:45am - Cougar Chorus
Friday, March 2 - 8:00am - 8:45am - Chess Club
We need help with dismissal!
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!
Read Across America Week
Jump Rope for Heart
We are participating in Jump Rope for Heart again this year. All students will jump rope during their regular PE classes from February 26- March 2.  Donating money to the American Heart Association is optional but always appreciated. All donation envelopes should be returned to Mr. Castellano or Mrs. Rakers by March 9th. Initial prizes will be awarded to students when the envelopes are returned, larger prizes will be distributed later.  
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

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. 
Reading For Success Log
If your student has not yet turned in their Six Flags Reading Log and would still like to,  the date has been extended to Wednesday, February 28.
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.   
South Area Art Show
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

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PTO Website
Peachjar Flyers
Carman Trails Website
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