George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
November 14, 2016 News
"LEARN from yesterday, LIVE for today, HOPE for tomorrow."  ~Albert Einstein
Important Dates

Nov. 14 ~ Permission slips due for ARC field trip
Nov. 16 ~ All-school field trip
Nov. 16 ~ Finances for College 6:30 p.m. Room 204
Nov. 16 ~ Chili Cook-Off Committee meeting tentative
Nov. 18 ~ Final day for canned food drive!
Nov. 21-25 ~ Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 29 ~ Giving Tuesday!
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 12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3 and 6/7 (dates, times, locations subject to change.)
Permission Slips Needed for All-School Field Trip Wednesday 
Carver has a very spontaneous field trip planned for THIS Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the American River College, Clean Diesel Program. Students and staff have all been invited to the program's annual Thanksgiving turkey lunch as well as a campus tour. 
The plan is to walk the 15-minute distance to the Mather campus and arrive at about 11 a.m., take a tour of the facility and learn about the certification programs. We will then enjoy a Thanksgiving turkey lunch and walk back to campus for 6th period at about 2:15 p.m.  This field trip is an important step for students to learn about college programs and opportunities.

Please download and complete the permission form below and return to school on Monday, Nov. 14. The school will arrange transportation for those students who need a ride. Students who do not participate in the field trip will remain on campus for a study period.

Field Trip Permission Slip  
Don't Miss: 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.
GIVING TUESDAY: What Can You Give?
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

If you haven't already participated in Carver's annual giving drive, please consider doing so on Giving Tuesday. 
Every school year the GWC Guild asks families to make a tax-deductible donation to help support specialty programs such as main lesson, drama, gardening, art and music. This funding also provides classroom and site improvements.

Our goal is to have 100% of our families participate, but we realize that families in our community have different financial situations. If the suggested donation amount of $125 per student, per year does not work for you, give what you can.

Annual Giving Drive donation checks need to be made out to GWC Guild and can be dropped off in the school's main office.
Bring the Heat: Enter the 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!

From the Carver Garden  
Clockwise: Processing dried verbena for tea; making apple pear sauce; the flock continues to grow; Tristan caps the line to finish off the new irrigation in the orchard; and gardening students celebrate the end of harvest grilling bacon-wrapped pepper poppers.
Carver Hub

Check out the video announcements produced by Dana Jenks' Digital Arts class in Carver's Access Sacramento Tricaster broadcast studio. Carver Hub on YouTube
URGENT NEED: Intramural Parent Coach 
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.
How You Can 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 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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