FRIDAY FLASH -  MARCH 25, 2016
IMPORTANT DATES
MARCH 
25
All Day
Principal for the Day - Natalie Chuang
31
6:30 - 7:45 PM
Open House
   
MINIMUM DAY GRADES TK-5
 
APRIL
1

MINIMUM DAY GRADES TK-5
 
 
Hawaiian Day (Dress Hawaiian)
4-11

NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK
12
8:30 AM
School Resumes

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE

MARCH 31, 2016 (Minimum Day - 12:30 pm dismissal)
FROM 6:30 - 7:30 pm
ICE CREAM SOCIAL from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
See wonderful displays of spectacular student art in the
Scrim Auditorium and Art Room (#29)
Listen to the sounds of the Carver Choir, and hear the Band and the Intermediate Strings players!
6:45 Carver Choir in Scrim Auditorium
7:15 Carver 5th Grade Band, Carver Intermediate Strings in
Scrim Auditorium



HAWAIIAN DAY

APRIL 1 st
HAWAIIAN DAY!!!
Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt or skirt or hat...
2016-2017 REGISTRATION
      
     
2016-17 REGISTRATION
2016-17 School Year
Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade New Student Registration NOW OPEN!
Home School Attendance Guaranteed for Residents
Who Complete Registration by May 31st
   
Visit www.smusd.us

Online registration is encouraged.
Walk-in registration available.



LOST & FOUND

LOST & FOUND
The LOST AND FOUND in overflowing with sweaters, sweatshirts, lunch bags, and other assorted items. These items will be displayed to students during their P.E. classes on March 30th and 31st.  Items not claimed by Friday, April 1 will be donated to a local charity.

ENROLLMENT SURVEY

REMINDER... 
TURN IN YOUR SURVEY!!!

The Annual Enrollment Survey for the 2016-2017 school year is DUE TODAY!!!

FIXED BID PARTIES
Fixed Bid Parties - Sign-up NOW!!! (in the Office)
 
#
Party
Date
Time
Amount
Notes
1.
Kids Zumba Dance Party
Thursday, 3/17
3-4:00pm
$30 per child
 
2.
Soccer Clinic
Friday, 3/25
3-4:00pm
$15 per child
 
3.
"Annie" the Musical
Thursday, 4/7
11:00am
$25 Pre ticket
 
4.
Ladies Night Out
Friday, 4/15
6:30pm
$50 pre person
Almost FULL
5.
Wine Tasting
Saturday, 4/30
7-9:00pm
$50 per guest
 
6.
Carver Beach Body Challenge
5/2 - 5/30
 
$50 per person
4 weeks facebook
7.
Ladies Tea party
Thursday, 5/5
11-2:00pm
$40 per person
Almost FULL
8.
Carver/ Valentine Golf
Friday, 5/6
2-7:00pm
$100 per person
 
9.
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Friday, 5/6
4-6:00pm
$40 per girl
 
10.
Girl's Game Night
Saturday, 5/7
 
$40 per person
FULL
11.
Dumpling Making Party
Thursday, 5/12
11-2:00pm
$40 per person
FULL
12.
Tennis Party at Lacy Park
Friday, 5/13
3:30-5:00pm
$30 per child
 
13.
Family Movie Night
Friday, 5/13
7-9:00pm
$40 per family
Almost FULL
14.
Gran Fiesta Party
Saturday, 5/14
6:30pm
$150 per couple
 
15.
Kickball Extravaganza
Tuesday, 5/17
3-4:30pm
$25 per child
 
16.
Dad's Poker Night
Saturday, 6/4
7:00pm
$100 per person
 

The Parent Party Fixed Bid Parties notebook is available in the office for you to sign up!

CARVER CARNIVAL


Carver Carnival is coming and it is AWESOME!
Saturday, April 30, 2016
10am to 3pm
 
Games Jail Obstacle Course Water World Bowling Ball Dip
Variety Show Asian Foods Bakery Snacks Wolfgang Puck
Raffle Prizes Wildstyle Hair Lego® Grand Prix Book Nook
So much more!!!

 
GET YOUR TICKET AND SPONSORSHIP ORDER FORMS HERE!

Don't forget the Sponsorship Party, led by PlayWell TEKnologies.
The party is on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 5:30-8:00 pm at Carver School. Dinner will be provided, at no extra cost, at 5:30 pm. Play-Well TEKnologies activities will begin at 6:00 pm.
This year's Sponsorship Party is a LEGO-inspired brick building party, led by instructors from Play-Well TEKnologies. Play-Well TEKnologies leads AWESOME parties with over 20,000 LEGO and fantastic staff. Children will be divided into grade-specific groups and work with instructors on a theme, for example Minecraft, Star Wars, Construction Vehicles or Girl Power! For more information, check out this video All About Play-Well parties and browse their website.
Sponsors at the following levels will be invited to participate:
  • Hero Factory ($750): every Carver student in your immediate family
  • Friends ($500): up to 2 Carver students in your immediate family
  • Mindstorms ($350): 1 Carver student in your immediate family
  • Ninjago ($300): 1 Carver student, with additional entry available for $100 each child in your immediate family
Space is limited to 100 students. After the maximum capacity is reached, no additional sponsorships will be accepted at these levels.
Current Carver students will be able to participate in the Play-Well TEKnologies group instruction. Non-Carver students 6th-grade and up may volunteer at the party; pre-school and toddler age children will be invited to play in a separate LEGO® play area. A parent lounge area will be available for the family's entertainment.
**Most Sponsorships over $100 also include game booth wristbands.


Dress and play in style
Matching T-Shirts
and personalized minifigures
may also be pre-ordered by
March 30
.
After March 30, supplies will be limited!





FOOD! FOOD! FOOD!
Available for purchase will be foods from Wolfgang Puck Catering, the Asian Foods booth, bakery, and snacks. New this year will be Coffee and Cold Treats, including Ice Cream Floats and Block Pops popsicles by Blockheads Shavery!




$1-ticket raffle baskets are back!
Thanks to your generous donations, $1-raffle ticket baskets are back. The Grand Prize is a Legoland Family Vacation, including 4 admission tickets to Legoland and an overnight stay at The Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel (located across the street for easy access).
Please note this has been amended from earlier notices. There will not be $10-premium baskets offered.




Everything is Awesome,
Everything is cool when you're part of the Carnival team
Everything is Awesome when you're living out Carver School dreams
PARENTS, we need your help!
This annual carnival for the kids and community can only happen with help from parents like you. Plan to bring the whole family and bring your friends. Please sign up to volunteer and help make this fundraiser a grand party for our amazing kids. Parents are asked to work for 1 hour at each child's classroom booth at the carnival.
Parents are also asked to donate home-baked goods for the Bakery. Savory items are especially popular. Or, please consider making a $10 (per child) buy-out donation.
Your gently used books, DVDs, and LEGO© toys are also wanted. Please keep Carver School in mind as you do spring cleaning and donate these items to our Carnival.
We also are asking for each family to donate items for the Raffle baskets. Popular items to donate include: LEGO© sets, toys, craft sets, sports equipment, home goods, tools, gourmet foods, gift cards, tickets for movies, amusement parks, board games, etc. Also consider making a buy-out cash donation of any amount.
More details and sign-ups will be coming soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help plan the Carnival, please contact Co-Chairs Jane Chon (janechon@gmail.com) or Becki Watlington (becki_ballard@hotmail.com).
Thank you for helping to make this year's Carver Carnival AWESOME!



 
 
CARNIVAL VARIETY SHOW 
CARVER KIDS ARE AWESOME!
 
Share your unique talents at our Carver Carnival VARIETY SHOW! 
 
Auditions to be held, Wednesday, April 13th and Thursday April 14th immediately after school in the auditorium. Come prepared to share a one-minute version of your performance.

Please contact Marci Wendling mwendling@sbcglobal.net with any questions. 
 
CURRICULUM LAB
      
Curriculum Lab Welcomes
Helping Hands!
 
   
Many thanks to the following parents who volunteered at the Curriculum Lab for last week and this week:
Blanche Bragado, Kathleen Brown, Yvonne Cheng, Fransisca Dang, April Guerrero, Terri Jue, Weili Lao, Miya Lee, Sara Lee, Vilma Okamoto, David Rios, Rosie Rodriguez, Tina Shen, Karen Shiggins, Nina Tam, Julie Whang, Kate Wu, Kathy Wu, Alisa Yang and Vivian Yang
 
The Curriculum Lab is a fun place where parents can connect while helping the teachers. The Carver crew meets every Wednesday from 9 AM to 12 Noon at the Curriculum Lab:
San Marino Unified School District Office
1665 West Drive, San Marino, CA 91108
Portable Building Room 1B
(located behind tennis courts at Huntington Middle School
)     
 
Below, each grade level has been assigned a Wednesday to help out in the Curriculum Lab:  
     
Date assigned
Grade Assigned
Wednesday, 3/30/16
2nd Grade
Wednesday, 4/13/16
3rd Grade
Wednesday, 4/20/16
4th Grade
Wednesday, 4/27/16
5th Grade
Wednesday, 5/4/16
Kindergarten
Wednesday, 5/11/16
1st Grade

To sign-up on-line, click Sign-up Here Password: Carver            
No experience necessary. Drop-ins are always welcome. Come for a little or as much time as you can spare.
Parents who volunteer at the Curriculum Lab will receive 
Carver Cools for all their kids!
 
Questions?
Please contact Darbin Chan at darbinchan@yahoo.com   
(Cell: 626-390-9557)
or  Weili Lao at weililao@yahoo.com
ENRICHMENT/SCRIP

 
Time to replenish your Scrip inventory !?!
Now is the best time to do it !
And remember, all funds earned will go directly
to support the Carver Computer Lab.
 
 
 
 


 The Great SCRIP Pizza Party Race!
Get ready for The Great SCRIP Pizza Party Race running through Carver from March 7 to April 22.
CLICK HERE for FLYERS

One class from each grade level with the highest dollar amount in Scrip sales will win a Pizza Party. Furthermore, any class with at least $5,000 in total Scrip sales will also get a cool Popsicle Party.

That's right! This year, your class can win both a Pizza Party AND a Popsicle Party.



Keep up with the latest tally posted every Friday in the Lunch court, the Kindergarten bulletin board, and on our Facebook page at   http://www.facebook.com/groups/CarverEnrichment .
 
Sweeten The Deal:   If you buy at least $500 worth of Scrip gift cards, or if you use the yellow   Big & Bulk Scrip gift card order form , your kid(s) will get a Carver Cool.








Plus
, shop at Boutique Hailey between March 12 to April 12 and 20% of your total purchases will be donated to Carver.  (Double Dip Tip: Buy the Boutique Hailey Scrip gift card and Carver can get an additional 6% in donations.)
 

 
Normal Scrip sales hours are   Tuesdays in front of the Office from 8:15am - 9:00am. For this promotion, we will also have a special Scrip sales hour on Friday, April 22 from 2:15pm - 3:00pm, in front of the Auditorium.

Take advantage of the Scrip reserved parking spaces conveniently located just outside the Office. Or, if the above sales hours don't work for you, opt to send your Scrip order form(s) with payment to school with your child any day of the week. His/her teacher will help turn it in. Contact 
Lili Ma   or  Yvonne Cheng   should you have any questions about Scrip gift cards.

 
Go to  
http://bit.ly/CarverEnrichment   for  Carver Enrichment Fund   resources.

8TH ANNUAL PAR 3 GOLF CHALLENGE


Please Join Us for the 8th Annual 
Carver vs. Valentine Par 3 Challenge 
Friday, May 6th, 3:00p.m. at Arroyo Seco Golf Course
 
Once again it is time for the Carver vs. Valentine Par 3 Challenge! The top scoring foursomes from each school, using a scramble format, will determine the winner and city-wide bragging rights. Regardless of the competition, golfers of all skill levels are welcome; this event maintains a casual spirit of springtime fun. Create your own pairing or allow us to make one for youAll proceeds will benefit your PTA so everyone wins regardless of the final score!
 
Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. 
Tee Off at 3:00p.m. -- Dinner at 6:00p.m.
Cost: $100 
(includes dinner and on-course beverages)
 
Questions?  Please feel free to contact 
Dan Giddings (   DGiddings@westernasset.com ) or Jon Wilson (jwilson@coastlinesteel.com)
 

DISCLAIMER
This information is provided as a courtesy to Carver students and parents; this organization is not sponsored or endorsed by the San Marino Unified School District.

SUMMER SCHOOL


SUMMER SCHOOL OPENS...

See new Dates below...


              K-12
Summer School
Online Registration Opens March 21st  
Tuition fees go directly back to San Marino Schools!


High School STAGGERED Online Registration

12th
Grade March 21 @ 6pm
11th Grade March 22 @ 6pm
10th Grade March 23 @ 6pm
9th Grade March 24 @ 6pm

Non SMUSD Student March 25th @ 6pm


Registration Closes May 16th
 
  

SUPPORT THE TROOPS


Support and Salute our Troops, Veterans & Families
DONATE from March 28th - April 22nd
Click HERE for the complete flyer
A box is located in front of the Carver Office

SAN MARINO RECREATION DEPARTMENT




Spring 2016 Resident Priority Registration for Spring Classes, Camp Lacy, Fall Preschool
Saturday, March 19 from 8-10 a.m.  at the
Recreation Department
located at 1560 Pasqualito Dr.


Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lacy Park on
Saturday, March 26th 
For flyer information click here.
For more information on classes in art, sports, languages, and science
For flyer information click here.
Preschool Spring Break Care April 4 - April 8
For flyer information click here
.
Daycare/KinderCare Spring Break Care April 4 - April 11
For flyer information click here .

Summer 2016 Camp Lacy Preview - For more information click here.

CARVER has Spring Catalogs in the office for your use.