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February 25, 2024

Carpenter Families,

Please read below for the latest updates and information. 


Track Change Request Form

Our Track Change Request period for current Carpenter families for the 2024-2025 school year is open from February 25 -March 22, 2024.   Please know that we cannot guarantee any track changes as they are dependent on space availability on each track and grade level.  We also are working with WCPSS Student Assignment to better serve our feeder middle schools. Families will receive a decision notification by May 10th.  Please click here to access the Track Change Request Form.


Upcoming Field Trips

This Tuesday, the 27th, 1st graders on Tracks 1 and 4 will go to the NC State University Theater.


Single Subject Acceleration

Students meeting qualifying criteria in grades K-7 can take advanced academic content in mathematics or English Language Arts through Single Subject Acceleration (SSA). This ensures opportunities for appropriate levels of academic challenge. Only students who are currently enrolled and attending a WCPSS school during the open nomination and testing window are eligible to be considered for SSA.

There will be a meeting at Carpenter on Wednesday, February 28th at 5:00 for more information.  See Carpenter’s website for more details on SSA. 


Black History Month Spirit Week

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.  


Congratulations to these two Chameleons!

Uma Bhawe and Shea Simper, both from 3rd grade have placed at the County level and will receive awards on March 2nd.  Uma Bhawe has also placed 2nd at the STATE level for her photography!!




5th Grade Families

Is your 5th grader attending Alston Ridge Middle School next year? If so, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to tour the school and learn more about the Warriors.






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

Last week to claim items! 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

Cultural Arts:

The next cultural arts assembly will take place on Friday, March 8th. 

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Grades K-2)

2:15 - 3:15 pm (Grades 3-5)

We will be welcoming Sean Driscoll and his Story Ship to Carpenter!  He will be hosting The Great Pirate Race, an interactive math and ELA board game show where teams of students compete to solve onstage challenges. Parents are welcome to attend, and Track 2 parents are encouraged to bring their students to the assembly. 


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