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May 24, 2021


To All Carpenter Families,


I hope this weekend you were able to spend some time outdoors and enjoy this beautiful weather. Since we have a few short weeks left of this school year, we wanted to share some school updates.


*Asynchronous Day: Wednesday, May 26th, is the last scheduled asynchronous day of the year. Students will be working independently on posted assignments in their Google Classrooms. Staff will be participating in staff development on Equity, End of Grade Testing, and working on interim reports for the 4th quarter.


*PTA Meeting: Tuesday, May 25th is a virtual general membership meeting at 5:30 pm in which a new slate of officers for our PTA Board will be presented and voted on. Please join us to hear about all the exciting ways our PTA supports our chameleons. A link for the meeting will be sent out on Tuesday.


*Talent Show: Immediately following the PTA meeting, there will be a Talent Show. Mrs. Hinson, our Music Teacher, will be facilitating the event. The first twenty students that signed up will be featured in the Talent Show. There is a variety of talent being showcased from piano playing, gymnastics, dance etc. The Talent Show will be shown virtually on the same link as the PTA meeting so do join us. Students that were not the first twenty to sign up can submit a video for viewing through FlipGrid here. 


*End of Grade Testing: End of Grade Tests are fast approaching and are a wonderful way to see how your child/children mastered the grade level standards. The dates are listed below:



3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade


June 8th

June 9th

June 9th


June 10th

June 11th

June 11th




June 15th


June 16th, June 17th, and June 18th will be utilized as makeup testing days. Virtual Academy students need to register by May 28th on this form so that we can make adequate plans. All students must wear masks indoors. Students will be seated three feet apart during testing. Virtual Academy students can be picked up by parents at 1:00 pm on testing days.


*Interim Reports: Fourth Quarter Interim Reports will be issued by Friday, May 28th, to all parents. Use the academic information in the interim reports to challenge your child/children to finish the year strong as we started.


*Moving: As you know, teacher positions are allotted based on student enrollment numbers. Help us ensure that we do not over or under hire for our chameleons by letting us know if you are moving or plan to move. Please fill out this Google Document here


*Spirit Night: The PTA is sponsoring a Spirit Night at Panera, at the Parkside location, on Thursday, June 3rd. 20% of all Carpenter orders will be donated to our PTA if we meet the $100 minimum in sales. Order take out and support our PTA as all funds raised are simply redistributed to enhance your child’s educational experience. Click here to read about more details.


Let's make this a wonderful week.


Respectfully Submitted,


Dr. Fay Jones

Dates to Remember


May 25th = PTA Meeting (5:30 pm) & Talent Show (6:00 pm)


May 26th = Asynchronous Day


May 31st = Memorial Day - No School