George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
November 7, 2016 News
"Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be. " ~Sydney J. Harris
Important Dates
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. (UPDATED 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 12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3 and 6/7 (dates, times, locations subject to change.)
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.)
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
The Carver Hub

Check out the daily video announcements produced by Dana Jenks' Digital Arts class in Carver's Access Sacramento Tricaster broadcast studio.Carver Hub on YouTube
Bring the Heat: Enter the Carver Chili Cook-Off
The GWC Parent Guild is hosting a family-friendly Chili Cook-Off FUNraiser 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9!

Bowls will cost $5/person or $20/family. Drinks and dessert will also be available to purchase, as well as student art and handcrafts by local artisans. Don't miss the class basket raffle!

UC Santa Cruz Admission Events
UC Santa Cruz is hosting two online events in November. This will be an excellent chance to view presentations and engage with Admissions officers to get questions answered, to get a feel for Banana Slug life, and to see if UC Santa Cruz is the right university for you.
Registration and More Information
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.
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
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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