George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
October 31, 2016 News
"Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, voices whisper in the trees, Tonight is Halloween!"
                                                                    ~Dexter Kozen

Important Dates
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. (flyer)
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.)
An Important Message from the Office
Photo order forms returned to the office went missing prior to being forwarded to Excel Photographers for processing. Please stop payment on any checks, and if you paid by cash, please email Nadine Mitchell at Please send your student(s) to the office to pick up new order forms with new passwords so you can order online.
You're Invited! Parent Guild Meets this Wednesday   
All parents/guardians of Carver students are members of the GWC Guild, a non-profit organization which strives to support Waldorf-inspired public education. This year, we are planning more activities to connect families with the school. Our next meeting is 6:30 p.m. THIS WEDNESDAY, at Perko's on Micron. Our agenda will including planning for our Chili Cookoff FUN-raiser in December (click link for flyer). Questions about the GWC Guild? Email us at
The Carver Hub

Check out the daily video announcements produced by Dana Jenks' Digital Arts class in Carver's Access Sacramento Tricaster broadcast studio.The videos are part of the 2D and 3D arts class. Carver received $40K-worth of broadcast equipment from Access Sacramento. As part of the grant, the school must produce content. After production quality improves, Carver programs will be aired on Access Sacramento-Channel 18. Once students are fully trained, the studio will be open to the public to broadcast their own programs. Students will be responsible for training community members and helping with broadcasts. All broadcasts from the Carver studio will be on YouTube until they are ready for cable TV. Check out Carver Hub on YouTube
/*codeforhood*/ Hackathon 2016  
Code For Hood is back! Code For Hood is hacking education and entrepreneurship with workshop driven hackathons. Sign up for 2.5 days of action packed educational fun Nov. 4-6 at the West Sacramento Community Center. Learn coding, video game design, 3D design, engineering, art, website design, entrepreneurship and more. Only 150 spots available. Register a Youth 
Earn Community Service Hours!
The City of Rancho Cordova seeks volunteers for a tree-planting community project in Lincoln Village on Saturday, Nov. 5. If you are able to volunteer and would like to learn more about the day please contact Lorianne Ulm at (916) 851-8755 or to sign up!
Scholarship Opportunity for Carver Students 
PG&E Employee Resource Groups help bring our employees together, and provide an essential bridge of communication to our customers, regardless of culture, age or gender. In support of the communities we serve, Employee Resource Groups offer scholarship opportunities for individuals who are pursuing higher education. A key Employee Resource Group role is to award scholarships to college-bound students for academic achievements and community service. Find out more HERE. 
Finances for College: How to Fill Out the FAFSA
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
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, Anyone?
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 
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
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.)
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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