George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
August 29, 2016 News
"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself." ~Chinese Proverb
Sept. 1 ~ FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 8:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Sept. 5 ~ No School in observance of Labor Day
Sept. 15 ~ Back to School Night 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Oct. 12 ~ All-school Field Trip "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Nov. 4 ~ Minimum Day 12:55 p.m. dismissal
Important: Drop-Off/Pick-Up Guidelines
Drop Off and Pick
Up are challenging traffic times at Carver. Please study the map and
follow our traffic patterns. It makes all the difference for student
Some courtesy tips:
- Drive slowly and watch for kids on bikes, skateboards, walking and talking.
you see caution cones DO NOT DRIVE AROUND THEM. Use the entrances at
the far end of the parking lot, in front of the soccer field.
NOT idle your car. Park in a parking spot and turn off the engine.
"Environmental Justice" is a central theme at Carver and we take our
energy saving seriously. We ask that you continue in this way.
in the parking spots or in the line-up along the front of the school
and fields. DO NOT park or idle in the drive ways. It impedes the
small parking in front of the school is for STAFF and handicapped
parking only. During pick up and drop off DO NOT drive into that area.
It exacerbates the flow of traffic.
Thank you for observing these rules.
Message from the Principal: What to Expect the First Day
Summer Break is coming rapidly to a close. The halls and
classrooms, the windows and floors are starting to sparkle from a deep
summer cleaning. Our whole staff met for three days August 23, 24 and 25
for our annual Summer Institute, our time to plan and prepare for the
is bigger than ever, welcoming 345 students for the 2016-2017 school
year. Nearly 100 of these students will be incoming freshmen and
transfer students in 10th, 11th and 12th grades.
students arrive on Thursday morning before 8:30 a.m., they will be
greeted by student council members with a warm welcome, healthy snacks,
and a walk to their advisory classroom. Advisors will welcome the
classes and have fresh class schedules for everyone.
the year we reverently observe important moments in our students lives
and school experience. The Opening Day Assembly is our first
celebration. At 8:45 a.m. we ring in the school year-an exciting moment
for the new freshman who are welcomed by the entire school community.
Teachers introduce themselves. Our student body president addresses the
school. The culmination of the assembly is the Senior Rose Ceremony, a
long standing Waldorf tradition around the globe. Each senior is
introduced and offered a rose, symbolizing the culmination of their 12
year school journey and the coming commencement of their adult lives at
the June Graduation.
We are excited for a year filled with the joy of learning and being together as the Carver Community.
School starts Thursday, September 1 at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast is free for
every student and is offered from 8 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.
Allegra Alessandri, Principal
All-School Field Trip: 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
Carver will take a whole-school field trip to Sacramento Theatre Company on October 12 to see "To Kill a Mockingbird."
are $15 and train fare is $3.50. Please make checks out to GW Carver
in the amount of $18.50, unless your child has a bus pass, and drop them
off at the office.
More details and permission slips will follow in September. If you
would like to sponsor a child, please let Mme. Fain know her e-mail is
Elizabeth, Laura, Phoebe, Deanna, Ashlynn, Joshua, Zackery, Jennifer,
Oscar, Devin, Emily, Max and Jessica for helping with drop-in
registration - we couldn't have done it without you!
Carver Parent Guild Seeks Treasurer
The George Washington Carver Paren
t Guild has an urgent need for a treasurer for the 2016-17 fiscal year - training and support provided!
Sports at Carver
If you are interested in playing sports, our school
district has arranged for Carver athletes to play at West Campus high
school. Carver has a close relationship with West Campus and encourages
all interested athletes to try out for their teams.
For more information, contact West Campus Athletic Director at Mary Lucca at email@example.com or (916) 277-6400. Visit http://westcampus.scusd.edu/athletics
to download the 2016-17 Athletics Packet.