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November 26, 2023

Carpenter Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! Only 4 weeks until winter break. It will be here before we know it.  We have a few fun things to do before that happens though- including our book fair and another Spirit Week!  Also- don’t forget about our Urban Air Spirit Night this Friday night- see more details below. 

On November 21st, the Wake County School Board approved the 24-25 enrollment plan.  These changes will affect some of the families at our school; families can request a stability transfer starting on the 29th to stay at Carpenter.  However, if you request to stay at Carpenter based on a stability transfer you will have to provide your own transportation.  Check if your address is affected.

PTA News:

Square 1 Art Fundraiser:

Keepsakes and gifts are on sale now -- just in time for the holidays! Search for your child's art using Art Search ( and enter state, school name, and your student's last name.  Your student's art and code will appear!  Order deadline has been extended to December 1st. 

Next Spirit Event!

Come to Urban Air@Morrisville on Friday, December 1st, 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM, and get the Platinum Attraction package($38.99) + socks ($3.50) for $25. This is more than a 40% savings and includes *all* the attractions except for indoor skydiving.  Urban Air will donate 20% of the ticket sales to the PTA. 


This is an excellent opportunity to save and help our school. All you have to do is say you are coming with Carpenter Elementary (no flyer needed!).  Click here to view the flyer. 


Book Fair is Coming This Week!

The Book Fair is coming to Carpenter and will be here from November 27th - December 8th.  The Art Reflections Wall featuring our Chameleons' inspiring and creative work this year under the theme "I am Hopeful because....'' will also be on display in the main hallway near the art room. 

Family Night will be on 11/28 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Donuts with Grownups (tracks 1 & 3) will be on 11/30 at 8:00am

Donuts with Grownups (tracks 2 & 4) will be on 12/6 at 8:00am

Upcoming Events/Important Dates

  • November 22-24- Thanksgiving Break- All Tracks
  • November 27-Dec. 8- Book Fair
  • December 1- Happy Track Out, Track 1!
  • December 4- Welcome Back, Track 2!
  • December 21- Happy Track Out, Track 4!
  • December 22-January 2- Winter Break- All Tracks

Important Links to Access:

2023-2024 Year Round Calendar

2024-2025 Year Round Calendar

Carpenter's Breakfast and Lunch Menu




Kim Collins

Carpenter Principal