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Color Run set for May 16

Mark your calendars - PTO is sponsoring a FREE family fun event on Thursday, May 16 - the Color Fun Run!

WE NEED YOU - We are looking for volunteers to help plan and prepare for this fan-favorite event along with helpers for the day of the event!  Click here to volunteer.

4-5 p.m. Playground play, freeze pops & DJ dance party

5 p.m. Color Explosion Fun Run start

5:30-6 p.m. Playground play and DJ dance party

Spring Safety Event and Bike Rodeo on May 18

The Spring Safety Event and Bike Rodeo, a free family event, is from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18 at the Carver Fire Station (801 Jonathan Carver Parkway). Bring your bike and helmet if you have one plus a parent/guardian.

  • Bike Obstacle Safety Course
  • Helmet Fitting and Demonstration
  • Bike safety checks by mechanics
  • Refreshments and donuts
  • Meet local First Responders
  • Online safety info for kids/parents
  • Summer activity ideas!
Kindergarten Kickoff on April 24

Carver Elementary is holding its annual Kindergarten Kickoff for all incoming kinders for the 2024-25 school year. This event is taking place on Wednesday, April 24. Families can choose from either a 3-4 p.m. time block or 5-6 p.m. If you have a new Coyote starting at Carver next fall, or know anyone who does, please be sure to register your kiddo as soon as possible at our district welcome center and RSVP for our kickoff event by CLICKING HERE!

Sam Blank named new principal at Carver Elementary for 2024-25 school year

Eastern Carver County School District is excited to name Sam Blank as the next principal of Carver Elementary School. Blank will succeed Ryan Finke, who is leaving the role for a principalship at an international school abroad. He will start his new role on July 1, 2024.

Blank has over 13 years of diverse experience in education. He currently serves as the administrative dean at Chaska Middle School West, a position he’s held since 2022. Before his time in Eastern Carver County Schools, Blank served as dean, summer school coordinator, classroom teacher, and reading interventionist at the elementary level in the Wayzata School District. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and his master’s and specialist in education degrees from Concordia University-Saint Paul.

Blank earned the position following a rigorous and thorough interview process that included multiple rounds of interviews with various stakeholders. His wealth of experience in education both in and out of the classroom and his commitment to the success of every student make him an excellent fit for his new role in our district. We are proud of Sam’s work in the district and excited to welcome him to Carver Elementary’s community of learners, teachers, and all who work to benefit young people.