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Tiger Tales Carmel elementary school newsletter

FLOWER Sale in full swing!

Our 40+ year tradition, the Flower Sale is our biggest fundraiser -- and 2019 has started with a bang! Keep selling over the weekend! Next week will have Top Sellers and Runners-Up vying for prizes.

Family fitness night

SUCH a fun time at last week's Family Fitness Night! Thanks to all who attended and our PTO and volunteers for making it possible.

REgional Science FAIR

The Central Indiana Regional Science & Engineering Fair (CIRSEF) was held on Saturday, March 2 at Marian University. Carmel Elementary had 6 participants: 5th grade: Benjamin Alcantara, Arhita Mehta and Rachel Comer; 4th grade:Hanna Yesh, Alexandra Palmer and JohnPaul Morgan.

Two of our Carmel Elementary Students were grand prize winners! 5th Grade, 1st Place: Benjamin Alcantara and 5th grade, 2nd Place: Arhita Mehta

Benjamin and Arhita will go on to represent all of Central Indiana at the state level Hoosier Science & Engineering Fair on March 30 in Indianapolis. This is a great honor because only two 5th graders are selected by CIRSEF to represent our region at the state level competition, and Carmel Elementary School produced them both!

Congratulations to all of our Science Fair students. The Carmel Elementary Science Fair has developed an excellent program with a consistent award-winning track record over the last 5 years! Hard work pays off! We are so proud of all of you!

CE Student serves as Junior Reporter at the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament

Carmel Elementary's own Lexie Palmer was was chosen by Codelicious and Indiana Sports Corp to be a Junior Reporter at the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament! Way to go Lexie!

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

Order a Yearbook Before March 22!

Yearbooks are available to order now through March 22 - ONLINE ONLY! Yearbooks are $12.00. Follow the link to order today!

4th/5th Grade Pup Running Registration

Pup Running is a Carmel school-based youth running program that is committed to encouraging fitness among elementary age children through the sport of running. Through fall cross country and spring track seasons, Pup Running strives to develop positive character qualities in students as they train and compete in cross country and track races—qualities like: Good Health, Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Discipline, Perseverance, and Best Effort.

Registration is online only and it must be done by March 26 - there is no late registration!

Our Carmel Elementary Pup Running Club is being coached by parent volunteers Matthew Baller, Rebecca McGuckin, Kevin Hetrick and Diane McAndrews. The cost is $17.00 with Carmel Elementary Team Pup Running t-shirt; $10.00 without a t-shirt.

Practices will be immediately after school, until 4:00 pm:

  • Tuesday April 9 and Thursday April 11
  • Tuesday April 16 and Thursday April 18
  • Tuesday April 23, Tuesday April 30 and Tuesday May 7

Pup Meet #1 April 25 5:30 p.m. at Carmel Middle School

Pup Meet #2 May 2 5:30 p.m. at Carmel Middle School

Pup Meet #3 May 9 5:30 p.m. at Carmel High School

HotBox Pizza Madness

March 19-April 8 is HotBox Pizza Madness and our school is competing against other elementary schools in our area for the most sales. We will still get the usual 20% of our sales back....but the school that has the highest sales will get bumped up to 25%!

Everything counts - dine in, delivery, and pick up. Families just need to mention "Carmel Elementary" when ordering!

Kids Serving Carmel Summer Camp

Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Carmel, the 2019 Kids Serving Carmel Camp is a week-long, fun-filled summer day camp that offers campers an opportunity to learn about community needs and participate in service activities to benefit the Carmel community. Each day is filled with community service projects, games, activities, and both individual and group reflection time.

Dates: June 17-21

Camper Ages: 10-15

Where: Camp will be hosted at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church (1402 W. Main Street) with daily service activities occurring at various locations within the Carmel community.

Cost: $195 until April 15th, $225 thereafter

Hours: Camp will run from 9:00–3:30 daily. Dropoff is from 8:45-9:00 and pickup is between 3:30-4:00.

Registration: Limited to the first 60 registrants

Service Themes:

  • Kindness / Happiness (Mental Health)
  • Poverty and Basic Needs
  • Food Insecurity & Nutrition
  • Animals & Nature
  • Elder Care

Contact: For additional information, please email carmelkiwanisclub@gmail.com or call Jason at (317) 522-7883.

Last PTO Meeting of the Year

Join us for the last PTO meeting of the school year on Friday, April 19 at 8:15 in the cafeteria. We will be voting on the 2019-20 budget and slate of officers. Plus, we will welcome guidance counselors from Carmel Middle who will be sharing some tips for transitioning to middle school!

Kindergarten Registration and Building Tours

We are registering kindergartners for the 2019-20 school year! We will also be hosting brief building tours for incoming kindergartners on the following Fridays at 9:00 am: March 22, April 12 and April 26.

Volunteering at School

As a reminder, any parent or guardian who wants to volunteer at class parties, field trips, after school events, etc. MUST have a current background check on file with CCS. These are good for 5 years and are valid at all Carmel Clay Schools.

Using PowerSchool on Your Smartphone

The Powerschool Portal App that is available on the app store is the "lite" version of the website and doesn't show all the features the site has to offer. Follow the instructions below to add the PowerSchool Parent Portal website to your Apple or Android phone's home screen and have access to everything the parent portal has to offer!

IMPORTANT DATES

March 8-25 - Flower Sale

March 22 - Yearbook Ordering Deadline

March 29-April 7 - Spring Break

April 19 - Final PTO Meeting

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