Carver Elementary School

SchoolDistrict 622


Gives Kids a SMILE  
Free dental care for children available February 6th and 7th
Click on the Give Kids a SMILE logo for more information 

Click on the headline to see information for School District 622 families about influenza from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health.

Veterans Day 2014

  Volunteers Needed
To find out about volunteer opportunities:
Call our Parent Volunteer Coordinator, Therese Rasch at 651-702-8217 
 Thank you for supporting Carver!
First Day of School

School Supply Lists

Volunteers Clean Up Carver
At Carver, Steve Carlson, our new head custodian, recruited volunteers from the Summer Stretch program at Lutheran Church of Peace. The Summer Stretch kids broke into groups and weeded the garden fence, raked the playground gravel, raked leaves from the front fence, trimmed and shaped the front hedges and raked the leaves from the area, weeded and pruned the parking lot bushes, weeded the interior courtyard walking path, hauled and spread and swept a truckload of mulch, and picked up garbage over the entire grounds. They even hauled dozens of bags of the yard waste a pretty good distance. The student volunteers worked for 3 hours and did a good job. Steve and the other school staff were very impressed with your children and were very appreciative of all the work the kids got done.  We also had a Carver parent volunteer, Becky Kullman, who helped with weeding in front of the school.  Carver is very thankful for the time these volunteers took to help beautify our grounds.
Carver E-news
We are excited to announce that Carver is now able to send the weekly Panda Print right to your email! Click the Carver E-news link to find out how to sign up!



"Every Child, Every Day, Every Opportunity"

Contact Us

Carver Elementary School

2680 Upper Afton Road

Maplewood, MN 55119


School Hours: 9:15am - 3:45pm

Office Hours: 7:45am – 4:15pm

Phone: 651-702-8200

Attendance Line: 651-702-8212

Fax: 651-702-8291



Principal Isis Buchanan, 651-702-8210

Administrative Support

Principal's Secretary Laura Anderson , 651-702-8200

Receptionist Mary Hildreth, 651-702-8200


Health Office

School Nurse Kari Vanscoyk, 651-702-8215


Student Services

Social Worker Alison Scofield, 651-702-8206

Psychologist Sarah Berman-Young, 651-702-8205

Behavior Intervention Specialist Cathy Budzyn, 651-702-8225 
Cafeteria-Nutrition Services
Food Service, Julia McDonald, 651-702-8204
Adventure Connection Site Supervisor

Supervisor Tessa Stener, 651-702-8298


Parent Involvement Coordinator

Therese Rasch, 651-702-8217

Staff Directory

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"Every Child, Every Day, Every Opportunity"

Welcome to Carver Elementary School where we are proud of the successes we achieve every day with every child through every opportunity. Carver Elementary has been designated as a “Reward School” through Minnesota’s Multiple Measures Rating (MMR).  Carver is recognized as being among the top performing Title I schools in the state of Minnesota.


Carver Elementary School’s purpose is to meet the needs of ALL learners through a respectful, challenging, safe, and caring learning community. In doing so, our students will become life-long learners and responsible citizens prepared to excel in our ever changing world.

Carver's vision is that every student will meet or exceed literacy, mathematics and science benchmarks prior to entering middle school.

Carver will achieve this vision through the following means:

  • All students will receive high quality academic instruction.
  • All students will be supported in a culturally responsive school environment that teaches Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self-Control.
  • All students will receive appropriate academic intervention to support progress towards academic benchmarks.

Communication and collaboration with our families is fundamental to the learning process.  You can expect to receive a bi-weekly school newsletter-the Panda Print, as well as classroom newsletters and information about homework assignments.  Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you have a question or concern as everybody works together for our students.

Thank you for entrusting us with your children and partnering with us to ensure the best educational opportunities for each and every one!

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