George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
October 10, 2016 News
"The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let dead things go."~Maya Elious
Important Dates
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. 21 ~ Senior Sunrise 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Oct. 24 ~ Deadline to register to vote in the 2016 election.
Oct. 28 ~ School Dance 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Oct. 31 ~ Halloween Costume Contest!
Nov. 4 ~ Minimum Day 12:55 p.m.
Dec. 9 ~ Carver Chili Cookoff 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. <-- SAVE THE DATE!

*The GWC Parent Guild meets 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at Perko's on Micron. Please join us 11/2, 12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3 and 6/7 (dates, times, locations subject to change.)
Student Voices: A Poem of Courage
By Jackson Mossman
I will be tranquil as I walk the path of life. I will live as an individual 
I will be welcoming, kind and authentic. 
I will be free from sloth, greed, and wrath.  
I will be a hard worker, generous and kind.  
I will have the courage to slay my dragon of sloth.  
I will  be like the mountain, stubborn and strong  
From finding my own sun to happy little trees  
I will take hold of "that with hard work and intellect I can do anything"  
I will be from nature with all the trees and animals. 
I will become strong and due to my courage.  I will be fearless and at peace.
Basketball at West Campus  
West Campus High School boys' basketball had a record-breaking season last year. Coach Fred Wilson invites Carver students who are interested to try out for boys' basketball at West Campus. Students and/or parents with questions may call or email Coach Wilson at (916) 519-1551 or Fred-Wilson@scusd.edu.
"Our Promise" Donations 
Supporting our school just got easier! Did you know you can donate to George Washington School of Arts & Sciences using the California State Employees Giving at Work "OUR PROMISE" program?
 
Turn in your completed form to the Our Promise Coordinator at your State of California Agency
by Oct. 18, 2016! Please select George Washington Carver Guild as the lucky nonprofit organization to receive your generous contribution this year. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. This money would be used to fund all of the activities that enrich your child(ren)'s education at GWC. Select GWC Guild by filling in "Write-In" portion for Section 9 of the Our Promise Pledge Form with the information below:  
 
Our Promise Campaign website links:
Our Promise Home Page: http://www.ourpromiseca.org/ 
Host a Foreign Exchange Student 
This year at Carver we inaugurate our Student Exchange Program. This fall we welcome two students from Germany, Cleo and Leti. These students are spending one month at Carver this fall. In February, the Carver host, Czesa Labedski Belson will got to Germany to stay one month with Leti.
 
We have another opportunity for a current 10th grader to exchange with a boy from the Waldorf school in Tuebingen, Germany.  Laurenz Reichle  will be an 11th grader next year (2017-18). Laurenz is looking for a current 10th grader to exchange next year with another rising 11th grader at George Washington Carver. 
 
Please email Allegra Alessandri (395-5266 x606011) if you would like to discuss participating in this exchange.  
They're Here!

THEY'RE HERE! Meet the brand-new baby Carver chicks ������.
Car Break In at Carver
Carver drivers please be advised that a person driving a white Lexus cased our parking lot on Monday, Oct. 3 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. -- driving around the parking lot for about 40 minutes and looking into each window. The thief smashed one car window and stole an empty purse. Please be vigilant and do not leave valuables in your car-even for a few minutes.

PSAT for All 10th Graders 
All sophomores in Sacramento City Unified School District schools take the PST 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 have been 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.)
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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