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February 18, 2024

Carpenter Families,

Please read below for the latest updates and information. 


Carpenter Scientists

I was so impressed with all the chameleons who presented at the science expo on Thursday night.  I was blown away by their presentation skills and their level of inquiry involved in their science projects.  Way to go!!


Track Change Request Form

The Track Change Request Form for the 2024-2025 school year will be available in next Sunday’s principal email and on the Carpenter website.  The window for requesting a change will be from

February 25th to March 22nd


Upcoming Field Trips

This Wednesday, the 21st, 4th graders on tracks 1 and 3 will go to the NC Symphony; Tracks 2 and 4 will go on March 20th.  On February 27th, first graders in tracks 1 and 4 will go to the NC State University Theater for their field trip; tracks 2 and 3 went in October. 


Black History Month Spirit Week

Monday, February 19- Color Day- wear red, black, or green

Tuesday, February 20- Black Excellence Day- wear your business attire

Wednesday, February 21- Rep a Black Historical University- wear colors or shirt

Thursday, February 22- Throwback Thursday- wear an outfit inspired by the 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s

Friday, February 23- Wear ALL Black Today

Monday, February 26- Shade of Brown Day- wear different shades of brown

Tuesday, February 27- Greek Day- wear your Greek wear or your school spirit wear

Wednesday, February 28- Wear clothes that represent your heritage

Thursday, February 29- Sneaker Day- wear your favorite sneaker/shoe that represents you  


5th Grade Moving Up Ceremonies

Mark your calendars, 5th Grade Families! Our 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremonies will be Monday, June 3rd at 9:30 for Track 1 and Wednesday, June 26th at 9:30 for Tracks 2 and 3 and at 11:00 for Track 4. 


Lost and Found

With the cooler temperatures, our Lost and Found has grown! There are many jackets, sweatshirts, hats, and water bottles without an owner.  If your child is missing anything, please have them check the lost and found.  We have organized all items and have them hanging and/or displayed in the front hallway.  All items still left at the end of February will be donated. 

PTA News

We are so proud of our Carpenter Scientists!  We had over 60 students displaying their science experiments at our expo last week.  Thank you to everyone that participated and attended!

Spirit Wear:

Our first sale of Carpenter spirit wear t-shirts at the Science Expo was a huge success.  Thank you, Chameleon families, for your support.  Keep an eye out for our next major sale at our next spirit event!


We are collecting photos for the yearbook!  Have some good ones from class events, Book Fair, field trips or Science Expo?  Send them to anytime!  



Upcoming Events/Important Dates

  • February 1-29- Black History Month
  • March 5- Teacher Workday- Tracks 1, 3, and 4
  • March 8- Track 1 Tracks Out
  • March 11- Welcome back, Track 2!
  • March 29- No School- All Tracks! (Holiday)


Important Links to Access:

2023-2024 Year-Round Calendar

2024-2025 Year Round Calendar

Carpenter's Breakfast and Lunch Menu




Kim Collins

Carpenter Principal