George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
October 3, 2016 News
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." 
~Anne of Green Gables  
Important Dates
Oct. 5 ~ GWC Guild regular board meeting 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 8 ~ Waldorf Conference 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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
Oct. 24 ~ Deadline to register to vote in the 2016 election.
Oct. 28 ~ School Dance
Nov. 4 ~ Minimum Day 12:55 p.m.
Seen at Michaelmas 2016
Michaelmas, as it is observed in Waldorf schools, is the "festival of courage" celebrated as the earth traverses the tail end of the late summer meteor showers and the northern hemisphere begins to tilt away from the sun. Michael, the archangel who inspires courage, is associated with this festival time. Carver celebrated Michaelmas on Sept. 29 with 3rd graders from Alice Birney and AM Winn. There were games of courage, music, chalk drawings and a festive dragon pageant.
 
One-Day Waldorf Conference in Sacramento 
The first in a series of one-day conferences across the country organized by The Pedagogical Section Council of North America "At the Heart of Education: An Active Exploration of the Core Principles of Waldorf Education" will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2016. The conference will be held at the Carver campus and is open to any teacher interested in working together and discussing these themes. Cost: $30. Register Here 
Carver Community Service
Nearly 200 Carver students participated in the annual Great American River Cleanup last month, earning community service hours in the process. Carver students are required to log community service with their advisory teach each year -- 9th graders (16 hours), 10th graders (24 hours), 11th graders (32 hours) and 12th graders (40 hours).

Read more about Carver Community Service Requirements

PSAT for All 10th Graders 
All sophomores in Sacramento City Unified School District schools take the PAST exam on Wednesday, October 19. This test is paid for by the school district.

On test day, Carver students report to school as usual and go to the gym to take the practice college entry exam. Juniors who wish to take the test -- which is a qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship -- may register in the front office and pay the $15 test fee.
 
Preparation booklets from the College Board will be sent home with students. In the meantime, review and practice at collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice.
2016 Election
Sacramento voters in November will be asked to weigh in on two measures - Proposition 55 and Measure G - that affect funding to Sacramento City Unified School District.

Proposition 55 extends income taxes on California's wealthiest earners but doesn't raise taxes for anyone. Money from Proposition 55 goes directly to school districts. Measure G is a parcel tax that will help fund programs for struggling students and help bring the arts to all schools.

More information about Measure G and Proposition 55.
The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 24. (Check your registration status online.)
APIASF General Scholarship Application Now Available 
Based in Washington, D.C., The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation`s largest non-profit provider of college scholarships for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander college students. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 11, 2017. APIASF General Scholarship Application
 
Support Carver
Parent involvement is the key to our success at Carver! Consider sharing your talents and time, download and fill out a volunteer form at and drop it off at the front office or email it to gwcguild@gmail.com. Volunteer Forms

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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.Sign up to be a Food Fairy!

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The Carver High School library is operated solely by volunteers. It is currently open to students on Fridays. Library coordinator Debbie Kira is available to provide training on Fridays. She can be reached by email at regans3@live.com or call/text at (916) 813-2718.
Dr. Allegra Alessandri, Principal | Email Me |  916-395-5266
 
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