George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
October 9, 2017 News
"Listen! The wind is rising, And the air is wild with leaves, We have had our summer evenings, Now for October eves!" -Humbert Wolfe
Important Dates
*** Sacramento City Unified School District is celebrating DISABILITY HISTORY WEEK! *** (flyer) 
October 9 - Order and purchase cap and gowns!
October 9 - Carver soccer vs. The Met @ HPHS
October 10 - Carver Visit Day 8:30 a.m. Check in at Main Office   
October 11 - Carver soccer vs. Legion @ home 
October 11 - New Parent Orientation Workshop 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 203
October 13 - Yearbook Cover art deadline. See Ms. Mitchell for details. 
October 16 - New Tech vs. Carver @ SES
October 18 - Carver soccer vs. SES @ home
October 23 - Carver soccer vs. SES @ SES
October 25 - Carver soccer vs. The Met @ home
October 30 - Soccer Playoffs 
October 30 - Picture make up day 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stay tuned for seniors pictures info.   
October 30- SPIRIT WEEK! (Monday: PJ Day, Tuesday: Costume Day, Wednesday: Wild 
November 3 West Day, Thursday: Hippie/Waldorf Day, Friday: Mismatch Day) 
November 1 - Soccer Championships
November 16 & 17 - Senior portraits. See Ms. Mitchell for an appointment. 
Please RSVP for Parent Orientation Workshop
Is this your student's first year at Carver? Then this workshop set for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11 is meant for YOU! Please RSVP at and include any specific questions you would like answered during the workshop, so we can plan accordingly. 
Principal's Message

Waldorf Education is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2019. At Carver we have received daily postcards from Waldorf schools around the world. Carver students are sending postcards to many Waldorf schools worldwide.
Please enjoy these videos about Waldorf education and the sweet post cards we are receiving.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Waldorf education and to highlight Carver's 10th Anniversary, Carver is hosting the annual Alliance of Public Waldorf Education Conference over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, January 12-15. Parents are welcome to attend the conference and we will need many student volunteers to work with Mme Fain. More details will follow.
Support Waldorf Curriculum at Carver
WE NEED YOUR HELP! State funds, which have covered the cost of Main Lesson and other Waldorf curriculum and supplies at Carver in the past, are no longer available. The GWC Guild hopes to raise the $24,000 needed to support Carver for the 2017-18 school year. Our goal is to raise $125 per student, but the Guild realizes each family's ability to give is different and all levels of support are appreciated.
Student Opportunities & More
Superintendent Aguilar has been able to negotiate with our UC Merced partners to provide the ability for Sacramento City Unified Students to attend their Homecoming Open House taking place on Saturday, 10/21/2017.  Students will be offered the opportunity to attend free of cost and will be provided breakfast on campus followed by a tailgate BBQ in the afternoon. 
Where: UC Merced Campus
When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Target Group: 12th grade students who are on-track, 3.0 and above
How many students: We have room on two buses for a total of 80 students from all sites -Seats are available on a first come/first serve basis (we will book seats using the completed field trip packets we receive)
Pick up: Buses will pick up from Rosemont, H. Johnson, C.K. McClatchy, J.F. Kennedy and L. Burbank (For non-comprehensive schools, in order not to over book the buses, we will need to know which school your students will depart from)
Time: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm (depending on pick-up location)
Chaperones: We need a total of 8 chaperones in order to make this trip happen.  Please submit your name immediately if you're interested in volunteering (this is also first come/first serve). Parents are welcome to attend, but they must have cleared fingerprints on file)
If you want to participate, contact Dr. Alessandri as soon as possible. Student names must be received by the district no later than Wednesday, October 11th, and completed field trip packets turned in no later than Monday, October 16th.
The Hagan Community Center seeks volunteers for its annual Halloween event which is scheduled for Saturday, October 28th from 4:30-7:30 and is open to all in the community. Volunteers will be assisting with set-up, running carnival games, face painting, and clean-up. If interested, please contact Recreation Supervisor Brandi Dionne at (916) 369-9844.
The deadline to apply for the Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas scholarships is fast approaching! Applications will remain open until November 6th. High school seniors who are part of the graduating class of 2018 and have an identified learning disability and/or ADHD are encouraged to apply. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by November 6th.  Information about eligibility requirements and how to apply can be found at 
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is excited to announce the third year of the Autistic Scholars Fellowship, a scholarship which provides 4 to 6 autistic students with a $5,000 tuition scholarship to promote autistic leadership and create systemic change on their college campuses. Fellows will be required to establish or participate in a leadership role within a disability rights student organization, work to promote Autistic culture and community, and take steps to improve disability accessibility and inclusion on their college campuses. Scholarship applications can be found here. Completed applications for the January 2018 scholarship period are due on Sunday, November 19th. Questions about the fellowship program and the application process should be directed to Reid Caplan, Leadership Programs Coordinator for ASAN, at
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Dr. Allegra Alessandri, Principal | Email Me |  916-395-5266
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