Carver Elementary School

SchoolDistrict 622

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Reminder about the flu

School District 622 is beginning to see an increase in the number of students with influenza. Flu seasons are unpredictable when it comes to determining when the season will start, the severity, and the actual type of influenza virus. The following is a guide for families based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health.

4 main ways you and your family may keep from getting sick with the flu at school and at home:

• Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing.

• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow; not into your hands.

• Stay home if you or your child is sick for at least 24 hours after there is no longer a fever or signs of a fever (without the use of fever-reducing medicine).

• Get your family vaccinated for influenza. Flu shots are still available.

What are the symptoms of the flu?

Symptoms of flu may include: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. Some people with the flu will not have a fever. People with the flu may infect others from 1 day before getting sick to 5-7 days or while they still have symptoms.

What should you do if your child gets sick with flu-like symptoms?

• Let your child’s school know if he/she is home sick due to flu-like symptoms.

• Students with flu-like symptoms should stay home for at least 24 hours after there are no longer a fever or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine. Children may continue to be sick for 5 or more days.

• Monitor the health of other school-aged children for fever and other symptoms of the flu.

• Consult your healthcare provider if you have additional questions or concerns. Antiviral medications can treat flu illness. These medications are prescribed by a doctor and work best when started during the first 2 days of illness.

• If your child seems very sick call your healthcare provider right away. Warning or emergency signs include: fast breathing or trouble breathing, bluish or gray skin color, not drinking enough fluids, severe or persistent vomiting, not waking up or not interacting, being so irritable that the child does not want to be held, flu-like symptoms improve but then return with a fever and/or cough, has other health conditions (like heart or lung disease, diabetes, or asthma).

Additional information is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/ or  The Minnesota Department of Health at:http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/flu/basics/index.html


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!
 

 

 

 
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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

 

Administration

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
 
 

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Welcome

"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!