Carver Elementary School

SchoolDistrict 622




Special thank you to all volunteers and donations-it was a great event!! 
Please let us know if you have any feedback - ideas for next year- room for improvement?
We appreciate all input!

     Volunteers Needed
  To find out about volunteer opportunities:
Contact our Parent Volunteer Coordinator, Colleen Monahan 
Upcoming opportunities:
-Carnival (May 6) 
 Thank you for supporting Carver!


Free Nutrition Services App available 

A free school menu app is now available for ISD 622. Go to access the app or download it free to your mobile device from the App Store or Google Play.  Choose your school and then either the breakfast or lunch menu. See the daily menu as well as nutrition information, pictures and descriptions of each item offered. Connect to PayPams or apply for Free & Reduced Meal benefits. The app offers a Spanish language translator too.  Learn more on the Nutrition Services web site at  

"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, 651-702-8201
Receptionist Nikki Bennis, 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, Rita Halverson, 651-702-8204
Adventure Connection Site Supervisor
Supervisor Hillary Pechacek, 651-702-8298
Parent Involvement Coordinator
Colleen Monahan, 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, responsive, safe, and caring learning community.  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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