Tiger Tales Carmel elementary school newsletter

Thank you!!

Thank you to everyone that donated and help get donations for our Fall Fundraiser! The totals are in and together we raised $8,881 to support the students and staff at Carmel Elementary. We are stronger together.

Thank you to the M.O.R.E. PTO Group for hosting such a fun filled evening last Friday at the Homecoming Hot Dog Roast! This group has also been chosen as the PTO Volunteer of the month! See pictures below from the evening event.


Box Top for Education News

Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still clip and send them to school. Every valid Box Tops clip is worth 10¢ for our school. Make sure each one has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration date. Please, send in all box tops as soon as possible.

Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label. If you see this label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for your school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your school’s earnings online.

No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.

Don't Forget: Textbook & Supply Fees Posted

Textbook rental fees for the 2019-2020 school year are now posted in your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Please log in to view and pay this year’s fees. Follow these steps after you login:

  1. Navigate to "Resources" on the far left pane
  2. Scroll down to "Textbook Payment" and click on "RYCOR"
  3. View fees for all students and click on the cart in the upper right corner. Choose to pay in full or partial payments

Hospitality Committee: Friday Bakers - bring in treats and snacks for staff on October 18.

Maker Space Needs Your Help - Can you help Mrs. Williams organize Maker Space for 30 minutes after meeting your kids for lunch? Our students love this area, can you help us keep it awesome?

CCS Parent Safety Academy

The next round of the Parent Safety Academy is scheduled for October 23-24 at ESC. During this interactive program, parents will learn about national and state safety practices, current trends in school safety and how these practices and trends impact safety planning at Carmel Clay Schools. Parent input will be integral during the program. Registration is currently available online.

Math Pentathlon Registration

Math Pentathlon is a national organization that promotes mathematics through board games. Learn More and Sign Up for the Carmel Elementary Team.

Health and Wellness Club Sign Up

The Health and Wellness Club Sign Up is open for the 2019-2020 school year. Complete the online form to sign up. Club meetings are once a month after school 2:35 - 3:34 in Mrs. Leffers Room.

Weekly Updates

Homecoming Parade, Hot Dog Roast & Walk to School Day

Donate Clean Coats, Gloves, Boots That Don't Fit Your Kids!


  • 10/10-10/11: Fall Break (No School)
  • 10/14-10/31: Book Drive (donate gently used books to the school)
  • 10/21-10/25: Bus Driver Appreciation Week
  • 10/23-10/25: Book Fair
  • 10/24-10/25: Superhero Breakfast
  • 10/26: Ghost & Goblin 2k/5k Walk/Run
  • 10/29: Dine to Donate at Papa Fattoush

PTO 2019-20 Calendar