George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
September 12, 2016 News
"Good teachers bring out the best
in students." ~Charles Kuralt 
Important Dates
Sept. 15 ~ Back to School Night 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sept. 17 ~ Great American River Cleanup 8 a.m. @ Discovery Park
Sept. 17 ~ UCAN College Fair 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. @ John F. Kennedy HS (flyer)
Sept. 17 ~ SCUSD College Fair 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. @ Luther Burbank HS (flyer)
Sept. 29 ~ Day of Courage Celebration
Oct. 11 ~ Carver Visit Day 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Oct. 12 ~ All-school Field Trip "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Oct. 19 ~ PSAT for 10th graders & 11th graders
Nov. 4 ~ Minimum Day 12:55 p.m.
Message from the Principal: Back To School Night

Back-to-School Night is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. THIS Thursday, September 15.
We begin promptly at 6 p.m. in the school gym for an all-school welcome.

Parents will then go to their student's advisory class to pick up their daily class schedule. You will walk through the day, meeting each teacher and learning about each class your student has this year.
Back-to-School night is a welcome and introduction for new families. It is also time to reconnect with the teachers. You will also learn about opportunities to support the school by volunteering and contributing.
We look forward to seeing you Thursday night at 6 p.m.!

Allegra Alessandri, Principal
Mather Air Show Surprise

Four members of the U.S. Air Force joined Rancho Cordova Council member Robert McGarvey to surprise Carver with 150 free tickets for our students to the California Air Show. The team was escorted by Rancho Cordova motorcycle police and they delivered a giant Top Secret vault. The city hopes to grow the program #InspireTheFuture.

Air Show Letter to Parents of Students Who Receive Free Tickets (click here)
Reporting an Absence/Early Dismissal

REMINDER: Please call the school attendance line at (916) 395-5266 ext. 603030 to report your student's absence(s), otherwise the absence will remain unverified.

Leave your student's name, reason for absence, date of absence(s) and your relationship.

If your student needs an early dismissal, call the front office at (916) 395-5266 ext. 0. Please provide us with a minimum of 30 minutes advance notice prior to pickup to ensure that your student is out on time.

Mrs. Claudia Agnos in the office also accepts absence reports via email at
Seen in the Carver Classroom

Denis Herlehy's class recently did a lesson in class talking about stress and how it effects oneself. Rubber bands were placed around the watermelon one by one until the watermelon exploded. Check out Carver on YouTube here.

Watermelon Stress - Carver High School
Watermelon Stress - Carver High School
Parent Volunteer Opportunities


Are you curious about a way to help the school, but have limited time? The "Food Fairy" Program is for YOU!

The staff at Carver work so hard to bring a wonderful educational experience. The GWC Parent Guild would like to have families volunteer to bring a healthful snack for the staff to enjoy at their weekly staff meetings.

Please sign up and be sure to bring enough for approximately 20 people. Please also bring recyclable plates.

Food can be dropped off in the Staff Lounge (either on the table or in the fridge if it needs to stay cold). Please label it as "Food Fairies" and delivered to the office by 2 p.m.

Sign up at!

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The Carver High School library is operated solely by volunteers. It is currently open to students on Fridays.

If anyone else wishes to help, the library needs:
  • Signage ("No food or beverage allowed in library" and "New Books"),
  • Setting up a section showcasing books that were on the students wish list,
  • Help covering books,
  • Cleaning, and
  • Book Fair.
Library coordinator Debbie Kira is available to provide training on Fridays. She can be reached by email at or call/text at (916) 813-2718.

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The George Washington Carver Parent Guild still has an urgent need for a treasurer for the 2016-17 fiscal year - training and support provided! Want more information about the treasurer position? Please contact
Principal Alessandri (click to email) or GWC Parent Guild (click to email) ASAP!
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."

Tickets 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
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 or (916) 277-6400. Visit to download the 2016-17 Athletics Packet.
Dr. Allegra Alessandri, Principal | Email Me |  916-395-5266
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