Spread Carver Kindness

This month’s district theme is KINDNESS. One way that Carver Elementary plans to show kindness during this busy holiday season is by sponsoring our SPREAD KINDNESS Holiday gift card program. Beginning November 20th, we will be collecting gift cards to support our own Carver families during the holiday season. In line with November’s theme of KINDNESS, our gift card collection will run from November 20th to December 1. Distribution will take place on Friday December 15th. Gift card ideas include restaurants, gasoline, grocery or clothing (Target, Walmart, Super America, Cub Foods, etc.). Children can help by including a Kindness Card wishing someone happy holidays or any other well wishes with the idea that “KINDNESS IS FREE SPRINKLE THAT STUFF EVERYWHERE”. Hopefully, by providing some assistance to families for the basic essentials, our families will have a little something extra for the holiday season. Families needing assistance and not receiving assistance from elsewhere may... Continue reading Spread Carver Kindness

Culvers Night – Tuesday, October 17th

Carver Elementary Culvers Night – Tuesday, October 17th It’s Carver Elementary Culvers Night this Tuesday, October 17th from 5:00-8:00 pm. Just let the server know you are from Carver Elementary when you place your order. Part of the proceeds from each order will be donated to our PTO. We are still in need of student and parent volunteers for the evening. Students in grades 3rd – 5th can volunteer to be servers and parents to assist with supervision. The sign-up link below will take you to the site. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080844a9a82daaf49-culvers... Continue reading Culvers Night – Tuesday, October 17th

Fall Book Fair

Carver’s Scholastic Book Fair will be held Thursday October 26th and Thursday November 2nd. Times will be 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  Please note there will be NO Book Fair on November 3rd. If you are interested in Volunteering at this fun event please contact Gwen Valiant at Valiantg@district112.org       Continue reading Fall Book Fair

Our new-look elementary gradebooks/Parent Portal

If something looks different when you check grades in Parent Portal (aka Infinite Campus), it’s by design. As part of our focus on personalized learning, we modified Parent Portal to match a grading system that measures learning — the concepts a student knows and can apply. Too often in the past, traditional grades were goals to reach in order to stop learning. That’s not productive or a reflection of how people actually learn. Learning is a process — sometimes it comes quickly, sometimes it requires extra review and practice. And a final grade, especially at elementary, should reflect a year’s worth of learning. Here’s what’s different in Parent Portal: Subjects (math, reading, etc.) are organized by Power Standard and learning targets. Each subject has Power Standards and under each Power Standard are learning targets. Students show their teacher they have learned each target and once all targets are learned, we are confident the student can apply that Power Standard.... Continue reading Our new-look elementary gradebooks/Parent Portal