Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Field Trip on Monday April 28

Hello Parents, We will be going on a Field trip on Monday, April 28 to the WCC Pond on WCC's main campus. For this trip, students will be observing a natural habitat and the life within the pond. Students will be allowed to use buckets and nets to dip into the pond to find living organisms. Please note that students should come dressed appropriately as students could get dirty or even a little wet. E-mail me if you are interested in chaperoning.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

January News

Classroom Dates:
Planetarium Field trip - January 10
Leslie Science Center Field Trip - January 15

School Dates:
Tuesday, January 14th
PTO Meeting   7:00pm
Friday, January 17th
Monday, January 20th
Dr. Martin Luther King Day (No School)
Wednesday, January 22nd
Tuesday, January 28th
Teacher Professional Day (No School)
Friday, February 7th
Monday, February 10th
National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID)
Ongoing until FebruaryCarpenter Student Artwork on Display
Curriculum Information:
Math - Geometry
Science - Light
Language Arts - Feature ARticles
Social Studies - European Explorers 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

December News

Important Dates

Friday, Dec 13

Monday, Dec. 16 through Wednesday, Dec. 18

Thursday, Dec 19

Talent Show Auditions

Vocal Music Share Days

Talent Show in the Multipurpose room from 1:30 - 3:30
Tuesday, Dec. 17                           
Dec. 23 – Jan. 3                                      
Winter Break (No School)
Monday, Jan. 6                                           
School Resumes
Share days are designated days during music class that a child may sing, dance or play an instrument. This is strictly a voluntary activity that promotes musical talents outside of general music. If a student would like to bring an instrument from home, they must have permission from a parent. Special items may be kept in Mrs. Borders's closet for safe keeping. Feel free to drop off on the morning of your child's share day.  Our share day will be Tuesday, December 17th from 11:20 - 11:50 in the music room.

There is also information on Mrs. Borders website at 
Umoja! All are welcome to attend the Kwanzaa Celebration sponsored by the Huron High School's Black Parent Student Support Group. The event will be held on Tuesday, December 17th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Huron High School.  
Please feel free to confirm your attendance by using this link:
Popcorn and juice sales are happening EVERY Friday!!  
Volunteers are GREATLY needed to assist in boxing freshly popped popcorn, filling orders, and delivering popcorn to classrooms. Join in and meet up on the stage in the MPR on Fridays from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. Cara Quann can address any questions at  
Accidents happen! The office is in need of clothing in all sizes - especially elastic waist sweat pants. Please think of donating gently used, outgrown items to the school office. Thank You!
Parents, have your students put their clipped Box Tops and Labels in the collection box in their classroom and be sure they include their first and last name, as well as their teacher's name, to be included in the monthly drawing for a $5 gift card to Barnes and Noble. Current promotions for earning bonus Box Tops and Labels slips at the grocery store register are posted to the Carpenter PTO Facebook page:
Questions?  Contact Carol Ullmann at
THANK YOU for supporting your child's elementary school!
Circle K Homework Help
Wednesday, December 11, 2013: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner
Need help with homework? Students in grades K-12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary - just drop by!
This event is intended for grades K-12
Sunday, December 15, 2013 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Traverwood Branch: Program Room
Join us for one of the world's most popular games with players of all ages and abilities! Chess sets are provided. Challenge old friends and meet new ones.
This event is intended for grade K-adult.
Winter Solstice Crafts
Saturday, December 21, 2013 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Malletts Creek Branch:  Program Room AB
Celebrate this winter solstice and make a beautiful snow-covered evergreen tree!
This event is intended for preschool - grade 5.
Cozy Collage Craft
Friday, December 27, 2013 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Downtown Library:  Multi-Purpose Room
Bring your friends and family for a cozy craft time making your own collage creation out of colorful paper scraps and other surprises.
This event is intended for grades K-5.
Battery Lab
Saturday, December 28, 2013 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Pittsfield Branch:  Program Room
Batteries are great as a source of energy - they're also fun!
This event is intended for grades K-5.

Monday, October 7, 2013

MEAP Testing Begins

MEAP testing starts this week.  We will be taking our reading portion Tuesday and Wednesday morning and our Math section on Tuesday of next week.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Word Study Has Started!

YAY!  We have finally finished our 500 high frequency word spelling tests.  This guessed it...SPELLING TESTS START.  Please look for spelling lists to come home on Monday's in the front of their blue homework folder.  There are 10 words on the list.  Five are from our weekly rule list and five are from their own spelling list.  We will have word work every day in class and will take our spelling tests on Fridays.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013