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Week of May 15, 2023

Hello Carver Families!

I hope you all enjoyed your Mother’s Day weekend and that our Carver Cubs showed you just how much they love and care for you! We are just two weeks away from ending another fabulous school year! Attendance is crucial. Please make every effort to send your student to school each day. The curriculum is still being taught and assessments are being given to determine what our students have learned this year. This information is very helpful with planning for next school year and guides our school improvement efforts. We are looking forward to welcoming our Carver Cubs back to school tomorrow.




Please take a moment to read these important school/district updates:

 This Week:

  • This week our 3-5 students will take their State End of Grade assessments (EOG and NC Extend I). EOG Schedule: Tues. May 16 - Reading, Wed. May 17- Math, Thur. May 18 - 5th grade Science, The Read To Achieve 3rd grade assessment will be given to some 3rd grade students on Fri. May 19.

  • Friday, 5/19 - Prek Family Partnership Day


   EOG Retest Camp

Students in third through fifth grades will take the EOG State Test at the end of this school year.  Should your child meet the criteria for our EOG Remediation and Readministration program you will receive an invitation for your child to attend the program after the EOG testing window closes for our school on May 19, 2023.  For your planning purposes, the program dates for the end of the school year are: May 26, 2023 and May 31, 2023. Transportation will be provided, and breakfast and lunch will be available for students.



  • Grade level awards ceremonies and end of year celebrations are planned for the week of May 22nd. Details will be sent home by your student’s teacher. 

  • Tuesday, May 23 - 3rd grade plant sale and Alex’s Lemonade Stand (all proceeds from lemonade sales will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Foundation for Childhood Cancer) 10:00 - 11:15 (open to parents and the community). Both of these events will take place outside in the front of the school. Students will be able to buy lemonade during their recess time as well. 

  • The last day of school for students is Thursday, May 25th. Report Cards will be sent home with students on the last day of school. 

  • The 5th Grade Moving Up ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 25th, 9:45am in the gym. 



  • Recently, we have noticed an increase in students being checked out of school early. Students and teachers are continuing to work through the curriculum and are beginning to prepare for end of grade tests. At Carver, instruction does not stop until dismissal starts at 3:45pm. Although we understand that early check outs are unavoidable at times, please do your best to leave your child in school for the entirety of the instructional day when possible. 



Social Emotional Learning at Carver Daily/Second Step:

Second Step® Elementary is a research-based social-emotional learning program designed to improve children’s social-emotional skills. For the remainder of the school year, students will review the four Second Step topics presented throughout the school year. During SEL time this week, students will review social emotional learning concepts through stories and activities. 


Let’s continue to make it a “Breakthrough” year! If you have questions or need support, please do not hesitate to contact me or Ms. Crouse, Assistant Principal by calling the school or sending an email:,


Thank you, 

Wenitra Merritt, Proud CES Principal