George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
October 24, 2016 News
"The tints of autumn... a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost."
                                                                    ~John Greenleaf Whittier

Important Dates
Oct. 24 ~ Deadline to register to vote in the 2016 election.
Oct. 27 ~ Guest Passes for dance due.
Oct. 28 ~ School Dance 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Oct. 31 ~ Halloween Rally & Costume Contest
Nov. 2 ~ Parent Guild Meeting 6:30 p.m. at Perko's*
Nov. 4 ~ Minimum Day 12:55 p.m.
Nov. 8 ~ Carver Visit Day
Nov. 11 ~ No School in observance of Veteran's Day
Nov. 16 ~ Finances for College 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Room 204
Nov. 21-25 ~ Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 7 ~ Parent Guild Meeting 6:30 p.m. at Perko's*
Dec. 9 ~ Carver Chili Cookoff 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dec. 13 ~ Carver Visit Day

*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.)
Halloween Dance
Costumes are recommended for the dance set for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. Tickets and guest passes available in Ms. Poladi's room. Turn in guest passes by Oct. 27 during lunch only. Ticket's cost $7/ person; $10 at the door.
Senior Sunrise 2016

Carver parents, teachers and staff had a great time celebrating Class of 2017 during Senior Sunrise on Friday, Oct. 21. Have more photos to share? Please email to

Intramural Parent Coach Sought 
Carver is looking for a COACH for the small high school intramural league. The small schools will meet to play each other in co-ed volleyball and co-ed flag football starting the end of January. Winter Sports run from end of January to March. Co-ed basketball is played from March to  May. Games are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on rotation at participating school sites. Are you a parent who will take on arranging practices and games? Please contact Dr. Alessandri 916-395-5266 x60601.
Rugby Players Sought
CKM Rugby seeks Carver students interested in playing rugby. The team is made up of youth from area high schools. If you are interested, contact Randy Grubbs at or review the club's website at
2016 Election: Two Measures that will Impact Schools
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 midnight TODAY, Oct. 24. (Check your registration status online.)
College Finance Workshop Set
Carver's new college advisor Mrs. Astrid Kinn will be offering an evening on Finances for College featuring a Fill out the FAFSA workshop 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 in room 204. In addition to the FAFSA, there are a number of ways to find money to pay for college.

Carver seniors and their parents are also invited to contact Mrs. Kinn to set up an appointment to discuss college applications and admissions. You may email her at
6th annual California Solar Regatta
The California Solar Regatta is one way students can experience hands-on learning about renewable energy while having fun outside and helping reduce environmental impacts. It's also a great opportunity for high school students to work together as a team, develop a solar powered boat, and compete against other high schools in a series of events. SMUD, the sponsoring organization, will provide the solar modules. Check out the event flyer here.

Carver seeks a parent team leader to coordinate a team of students after-school meetings two times a week. For more information, contact Molly Mix at
Land of the Rising Sun: 11 Day Tour of Japan
Carver teacher Phil Roberto is planning to take a group of students on an educational tour of Japan during the summer of 2018. Stops include Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Hiroshima. More about the itinerary can be found here. Space for the trip is limited. Please contact Mr. Roberto with any questions.
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 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 EVERY DAY AT LUNCH! 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. Student Library Book Wish List
Dr. Allegra Alessandri, Principal | Email Me |  916-395-5266
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