Mar 27, 2017

Carlton School, Carlton School, how does your garden grow?

With lots of love and devotion from volunteers. 

Check out the first sprouts of zinnias, cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach and lettuce. A welcome sight at the end of winter.

Danceathon 2017

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Carlton held it's second Danceathon last Friday and the kids (and staff) had a blast. Enjoy some of the photos from the morning.

African Dance Performances

Through the Salem Education Foundation's Salsa for the Schools enrichment program, our E1 and E2 students have been receiving instruction in the art of African Dance. Please find below flyers with information on the upcoming performances on April 5 as well as a permission slip for your E1/E2 student to attend The SEF’s Salsa For the Schools fundraising event on Friday, April 7, from 6:30-9:30pm in Ames Hall at the Salem YMCA.


Walking Wednesdays are Back!

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Walking Wednesdays are back and will continue to be weather dependent.

This Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Join Salem's Safe Routes to School coordinator and Carlton Parent, Melissa Wilson, on Wednesdays to walk from Salem Common to the Carlton School. The group meets by the Salem Common playground at 7:35 AM.  

If the walk is cancelled for any reason, there will be a Facebook post as soon as the decision is made. Not on Facebook? No problem, our page is public and you can find us by searching for Carlton School and looking for the school logo.  

Learn more about Safe Routes to Schools here:

Mar 24, 2017

Coffee and Conversation

Please join Principal Jellison on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 7:30 AM-8:30 AM for coffee. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and talk with Mrs. Jellison  regarding any questions or concerns.  We hope to see many of you there.

Mar 21, 2017


School Dance Clipart Dance A Thon Thursday

Come and cheer on your Carlton students at Carlton's annual Dance-a-thon this Friday.  Students will have a dance party for up to 45 minutes (about 15 songs). Students not wanting to dance can particicipate by walking around the track that will be set up around the perimeter of the gym.

E1/E2 students will dance from 9-9:45

P1/P2 students will dance from 10-10:45

Need a pledge sheet? Feel free to print one of the ones below.  

This is one of the PTO's most successful fundraisers. The money goes to pay for field trips and upcoming family events such as Earth Fest and the end of the year picnic.

Mar 2, 2017

February Students of the Month

Congratulations to our February Students of the Month! Great job! Check out the clip from Thursday's assembly.

Feb 21, 2017

Vocabulary Parade: National Parks

On our last day before February break, we got our word on marching in our annual Vocabulary Parade. This year's theme was National Parks. We saw flora and fauna from all over the country, plus Ranges and Expeditions and Campers and Birdwatchers and more. Afterwards, we celebrated reading 57,606 chapters during our Snowball Slam with slushies.

Click here to see all the parade photos.

Jan 25, 2017

January Students of the Month

Congratulations to January's Students of the Month, Finley Rodgers, Jesly Paulino and Ashley Diaz. Great job in exhibiting our Carlton Values!  Check out the video link below.

Nov 24, 2016

Wednesday Assembly

Yesterday our students enjoyed an extra special assembly.  Enjoy the videos below. And a Happy Thanksgiving to all.

E1 students play "Linus and Lucy" (aka theme from Charlie Brown) on recorders:

November 2016 Carlton Students of the Month:

Nov 11, 2016

Veterans Day Show

Our students performed another wonderful Veterans Day concert. Click the link below to see the entire concert.

Nov 8, 2016

Carlton Votes

Yesterday, a day before Election Day, Carlton's E2 students ran a school-wide election. Students learned about the Electoral College and cast ballots. Hillary Clinton won the election.

Nov 1, 2016

Halloween Parade and Dance Party Photos

Our students had a wonderful time yesterday marching around the block from and to the school.  Our youngest students wore their Halloween costumes and our older students really embraced their tradition of wearing crazy hats.  

Click on the link below to see some photos taken by P1 parent and photographer, Susannah Bothe.

Oct 30, 2016


Mrs. Bouffard's P2 art classes have been learning about the tradition of Mexican calaveras in the weeks leading up to Halloween and the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos. Originally the skulls were clay casts, decorated to adorn the graves of relatives. In modern times, it can mean a clay cast or any artistic representation, including the popular edible sugar skulls.

Oct 12, 2016

Welcome to the Jungle!

Goodbye Wonderland, welcome to the Jungle. Some of our E2 students spent the morning working backstage on scenery for this year's production of The Jungle Book. Here they are repurposing scene panels to fit in with the jungle.

Carlton Student Jaydon D Recognized for Heroic Efforts

Oct 8, 2016

Camp Carlton

Thank you to all our families and staff that turned out for last Thursday's Haunted Happenings parade. A special thank you to Mrs. Bouffard for putting together another marvelous float. We are all looking forward to continuing with Camp Carlton for the 2016/2017 school year.

Click here to check out some photos from the parade.

Oct 5, 2016

Walking Wednesday with Mayor Driscoll

October 5 is International Walk to School Day. The Carlton crew was led by Safe Routes to School coordinator (and Carlton parent), Melissa Wilson and Mayor Driscoll.  What a great way to start the school day!