Sep 17, 2014

E1 Students in the Garden

The E1 students combined writing with their life science unit in the Carlton garden.

Sep 8, 2014

Carlton Karaoke/El Karaoke de Carlton

Mrs. Altman and the PTO would like to introduce a new Family Event this year... Carlton Karaoke!

Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
In the Carlton School cafeteria

We are asking that students get together with two or more friends to sing so that more students can participate in this fun evening. Sign-up sheets will be in the music room. Students must choose school-appropriate songs.

This is not a drop off event. Parents or guardians must accompany their child the whole time.

This event is sponsored by the Carlton PTO and is free of charge. 

La Sra. Altman y la PTO quieren presentarles un nuevo

Evento Familiar este año... el Karaoke de Carlton!


Jueves, 18 de Septiembre, 2014

6:30 PM-7:30 PM

en la cafeteria de la Escuela Carlton


Les pedimos a los estudiantes que se unan a dos o más amigos para cantar de manera que un mayor número de estudiantes participen en esta noche de diversión.

Las hojas de inscripción estarán en el salón de música.

Los estudiantes deben elegir canciones apropiadas para

la escuela.


Este no es un evento para dejar los niños. Los padres o tutores deben acompañarlos todo el tiempo.


Este es un evento patrocinado por la PTO de Carlton y

es gratuito. 

Sep 5, 2014

Back to School Photo Contest Winner

We put the names of all our Back-to-School pictures in a hat, and picked at random. P2's Scotia is our winner! Scotia spent last year with Miss White and is now in P2 with Ms. Dillon. Congratulations!

E2 Takes First Field Trip of the Year

From E2 teacher Jessica Eveleth:

All E2 students went to Collins Cove to visit an ocean ecosystem as ecosystems is our first science unit. E2 scientists asked questions and recorded their observations as they explored the ocean ecosystem. One of our goals this year is to make sure we are using the resources around us and get our scientists into the field more often. More to come.

(No pictures because we don't have all the forms in yet.)

Aug 27, 2014

Welcome Back!

Dear Carlton Families,page1image4576

Welcome Back! I hope you had a fun and relaxing summer. At Carlton we have been working to get ready for a great start to our third year as an Innovation School. We are very proud of our accomplishments last year and can’t wait to build on them. It was so exciting to go into classrooms and see students talking to each other about their learning in new and deep ways. This year we want to give students even more opportunity to develop thinking through expanded hands on lessons and field experiences. Should be another AWESOME year at Carlton!

We want to send a warm welcome to all of our new students and families. We are so happy you will be joining the Carlton community. I’d like to introduce several new staff members. Mrs. Copp will be our E2 (Grades 4/5) teacher working in room 225. Ms. Springett will be our new E1 (Grade 3) teacher working in Room 127. And Ms. Videria will be our new school nurse. We are very excited they have joined the Carlton family! Sadly Mrs. Dullea will not be joining us this year as she has moved on to the Bowditch school. We also want to congratulate Ms. Rodgers on her wedding this summer. She will now be using the name Mrs. Ciarmataro.

I want to thank all of you who were able to come to Assessment Camp this year. If you do not have an appointment, but can come in next Monday, August 25th or Tuesday, August 26th please just stop in at the Carlton library between 8:30am- 1:00pm.

We look forward to seeing you on the first day of school, Wednesday, September 3rd for grades 1-5 and Thursday, September 4th for Kindergarten. Our school hours are 8:15-2:25. Our doors open at 7:30 for parents who need to drop their children off early. Please note students may not arrive at school before 7:30 am, as there is no adult supervision until that time. Students will be supervised in the gym, and brought to classrooms at 8:05. Buses will be arriving at 8:05. All students must arrive before 8:15. As a district we are making an effort to reduce tardiness and absences. Please make sure your child has a strong start of the day by getting to school on time. Enclosed with this letter you will find a pink Dismissal Plan. It is VERY important that your child brings this completed form on the first day of school. It helps us to make sure each child gets home safely. If you filled one out at Assessment Camp, you do not need to fill out another one. As always, we do not ask parents to purchase school supplies. We will provide all the supplies your child will use in class. Backpacks will not be provided for all students this year. This year we will be continuing our Breakfast In the Classroom program with some new healthy choices. All students will be offered a free healthy breakfast as he/she enters the classroom each morning. has also been a change in the price of school lunch for those students who do not receive free or reduced lunch. Lunches are now $2.75 and milks are $.65.

We do ask that you help your child prepare for the transition back to school by establishing a consistent schedule and routine with an early bedtime. Students need a good night’s sleep to focus and learn in school, this also reduces tardiness. We also ask that you build reading into that schedule and try to read a few books before school begins. A child who reads just 4 books over the summer is much less likely to have any regression in reading and thinking skills. Don’t forget that Dreambox accounts are still open! Help your child brush up on those important math skills by having him/her login in a few times before the start of school.

It’s going to be another AWESOME year! Can’t wait to see you soon! Sincerely,

Jean-Marie Kahn, Principal