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March 11, 2018
Looking Ahead

Thursday, March 15 - 8:00am -8:45am - Cougar Chorus
Friday, March 16 - 8:00am - 8:45am - Chess Club
Friday, March 16 -  Kindergarten Presents: 3 Piggy Opera
                                 1:00pm - Moellering
                                 1:45pm - Chambliss
                                 2:30pm - Baker
                                 3:15pm - Mayo

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!
Update:
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

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:http://pkwy.info/boardBios

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.


 
Thank You!!!
Carman Trails is a very kind and caring community and it takes many hands to make the community run smoothly. Thank you to the following groups for all their time and dedication over the last couple of weeks:

Thank you to all the wonderful parents who contributed to the Conference Night dinner for the staff! We appreciate the delicious meal and all your kindness.

Thank you so much to the many parents and staff who volunteered for the Carman Carnival. We could not have done it without your time and efforts!
 
Book Fair Success!
 Book Fair was a huge success. So many families were able to add great books to their home library. Thank you for supporting Carman Trails. Plus, a huge shout out to all the volunteers that helped set up, work the cash registers, and take down the Book Fair. We couldn't have done it without you.
If you weren't able to attend the Book Fair or would like to purchase additional books, you may visit the following website to purchase books:
All online orders will ship for free to Carman Trails and will be sent home with your student. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Queen of Books, Leah Plumley.
 
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!

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  
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