George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
January 30, 2017 News
"I would define, in brief, the poetry of words
as the rhythmical creation of Beauty." ~Edgar Allan Poe
Important Dates
Thru Feb. 3 ~ Intersession/Main Lesson
Feb. 1 ~ Senior Quote DUE email Ms. Mitchell at
Feb. 1 ~ Dr. Alessandri talk 6:30 p.m. @ Garden Valley River School (see flyer for details)
Feb. 2 ~ Murder by Poe @ 7 p.m.
Feb. 2 ~ Parent Guild Meeting 6:30 p.m. (new date, email for location)
Feb. 3 ~ Main Lesson Showcase
Feb. 3 ~ Murder by Poe @ 7 p.m.
Feb. 4 ~ Steps to College 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ Mexican Consulate (see flyer for details)
Feb. 4 ~ Murder by Poe @ 7 p.m.
Feb. 6 ~ Volleyball Home Game @ 4:15 p.m. (full schedule below)
Feb. 7 ~ Visit Day @ 8:30 a.m.
Feb. 13 ~ No School in observance of Lincoln's Birthday
Feb. 16 ~ Carver Charter Renewal @ SCUSD board meeting
Feb. 20 ~ No School in observance of President's Day
On Stage: Murder By Poe
The first senior play is almost complete and tickets are now available for purchase in the office! The play, Murder By Poe, is an array of some of Poe's greatest works come together as one, characters from different stories interact with one another and the audience will see some iconic scenes play out by our very talented students. Eviscerated hearts, decayed bodies and guillotines all play a part in Virginia's fevered dreams.  Due to the macabre material of Edgar Allen Poe, we highly advise that only children of middle school age and up attend. To enjoy these gruesome delights, please call our office manager, Claudia Agnos, and she'll reserve your desired number of tickets. We look forward to seeing you opening night. For Reservations call (916) 395- 5266.   Reservations should be paid for by 15 minutes prior to curtain. Unclaimed reservations will be released to waiting patrons at 6:45pm
Performance Dates are February 2, 3 & 4 at 7pm.
General $10   Students $5
Gung Hay Fat Choy 
Tuesday the Gardening Class was joined by Minefeng Wang, a parent and our school librarian, to make dumplings for Chinese New Year. Ms. Wang explained the history of this 2000 year old tradition and demonstrated the art of stuffing and sealing the dumplings. After preparing the stuffing, the students practiced both rolling out and stuffing the delicious morsels and finished off with the steaming goodness coming out of the pot just in time for lunch!

Carver Co-Ed Volleyball Game Schedule 
Come out to support our team! Games start at 4:15 p.m.
Monday 2/6 Carver plays The Met at home
Wednesday 2/15 Carver plays American Legion at Health Professions
Wednesday 2/22 Carver plays Health Professions at Home
Monday 2/27 Carver plays Engineering and Science at Home
Wednesday 3/1 Carver plays The Met at Health Professions
Wednesday 3/8 Carver plays American Legion at Home
Monday 3/13 Carver plays Health Professions at Home
Wednesday 3/15 Carver plays Engineering and Science at SES
Playoff start 3/20
Championship is 3/22
Carver Charter Renewal 
As a dependent charter high school in the Sacramento City Unified School District, Carver is responsible for submitting a Charter Renewal Petition every five years. Last week, Dr. Alessandri submitted the charter on behalf of the school. In the next month, the district charter review team will review the charter, visit the school (1/31), and request clarifications, more data or other items to complete the review.
The charter will be presented to the SCUSD Board of Education on Thursday, February 16 in the evening. Our faculty, students and Parent Guild members will give a brief presentation. We hope you can join us at the Serna Center to support Carver's charter renewal. The presentation will be sometime after 6:30pm. We will now more specifics as we approach the meeting date.
Folsom Lake College Orientations 
The Folsom Lake College Orientation Program now has a new webpage. Students can now register for an On-the-Ground Orientation through the new FLC Orientation Webpage: at any of our three sites:
  • FLC Main Campus (in Folsom)
  • El Dorado Center (in Placerville)
  • Rancho Cordova Center (in Rancho Cordova)
Please note: Students must first complete the Los Rios application to obtain a Student ID Number, in order to be able to register for an orientation (Los Rios Application for Summer and Fall 2017 becomes available February 1st).
Students who attend an On-the-Ground Orientation will: 
  • Connect with fellow incoming students and peer mentors
  • Meet college faculty and staff
  • Learn about academic programs and majors which Folsom Lake College offers
  • Get to know the many services and resources available to them
  • Gain a feel for campus life and culture  
Special orientations are available to meet the unique needs of:
  • Students with learning, physical or psychological disabilities, offered through FLC's Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS)
  • Veteran students (offered through FLC's Veterans Success Center)
  • Special orientations for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students coming soon!
Camp Tamarack High Sierra Summer Camp 
Camp Tamarack is accepting application for campers and counselors for the summer session June 25-July 9. Camp Tamarack has been offering the Waldorf Community a quality wilderness experience for children 9-15 years old since 1971. Camp Tamarack is surrounded by granite peaks and tall pine trees. Children experience the outdoors by swimming in nearby lakes and streams, and hiking to stunning sites while forming life-long friendships.
Young Women's Political Leadership Program 
The Young Women's Political Leadership Program introduces 60 high school girls to the importance of political leadership. This week-long retreat in July includes workshops led by experts in the field on public speaking, messaging, networking, on-camera media training, and platform development. The goal of the program is to encourage the girls to channel their leadership into politics. Find out more at

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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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Dr. Allegra Alessandri, Principal | Email Me |  916-395-5266
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