Carver Elementary School

SchoolDistrict 622


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Carver School Open House

Come meet your teacher!
Come see your classroom!
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015
4:30 - 6:00 P.M.

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15-16 Carver Supply Lists 


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Carver Elementary is looking for 2015-2016 Reading and Math Corps Tutors!

 Would you love to help children grow their reading skills, succeed in school and get extra support? If your answer is yes, you can be trained to serve as a tutor with Minnesota Reading and Math Corps at Carver Elementary.   

In addition to extensive training, tutors will receive on-site support from specially trained school mentors. Tutors come from many backgrounds and include recent high school and college grads, career changers, stay-at-home parents, and retirees. Tutors earn a living allowance (biweekly before taxes: $544 for full-time member/ $272 for part-time member), educational award ($5,730 for full-time member / $2,865 for part-time member), federal student loan forbearance, and other benefits, and have the chance to make a real difference in the life of a child.  Apply here! Questions? Contact or 866-859-2825

 Carver Girls on the Run  
Carver Girls on the Run

Carver Elementary is proud to be an official Girls on the Run Twin Cites site. Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. 

Over the course of the ten week program, girls will not only run, they will be provided with tools to develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. This program goes hand in hand the Carvers’ C.A.R.E.S., Welcoming Schools and Olweus curriculum. 

At the end of the season, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5k running event which is held at the University of Minnesota.  Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Carver Elementary’ Girls on the Run is breaking new barriers. Our program consisted of 11 dedicated coaches and served 47 excited girls in our first season.  Watch for information regarding our next session to be held spring of 2016!



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 

  Volunteers Needed
To find out about volunteer opportunities:
Call our Parent Volunteer Coordinator, Colleen Monahan at 651-702-8217 
 Thank you for supporting Carver!


"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 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, Julia McDonald, 651-702-8204
Adventure Connection Site Supervisor
Supervisor Hillary Pechacek, 651-702-8298
Parent Involvement Coordinator
Colleen Monahan, 651-702-8217

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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!