George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
November 28, 2016 News
"The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us." ~Terri Marshall
Important Dates
Nov. 29 ~ Giving Tuesday!

Nov. 29 ~ Chili Cook-Off Tickets available 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Nov. 29 ~ Chili Cook-Off Planning Mtg 6:30 p.m. at Perko's
Dec. 2 ~ Chili Cook-Off Tickets available 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Dec. 3 ~ Alice Birney Winter Faire & Festival of Lights (FLYER) 
Dec. 6  ~ Chili Cook-Off Tickets available 2:30-3:30 p.m. 
Dec. 7 ~ Parent Guild Meeting 6:30 p.m. at Perko's*
Dec. 9 ~ Chili Cook-Off Tickets available 2:30-3:30 p.m.
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.)
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.
Tickets are on sale now! Save money and buy your tickets 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday in front of the school, or online using the links below. Prices will be higher at the door.

Drinks and dessert will also be available to purchase at the event, as well as student art and handcrafts by local artisans - just in time for your holiday shopping. You won't miss the class basket raffle!

There's still time to enter your winning chili recipe HERE.
GIVING TUESDAY: What Can You Give?
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, 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 or you may give online by using the link below.

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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