Aug 20, 2016

Changing School Culture through Literature and Literacy


"Everything we do fosters language and literacy development"

Carlton's Literacy Coach, Shawna Erps, has written an article for the International Literacy Association.

http://www.literacyworldwide.org/blog/literacy-daily/2016/08/17/changing-school-culture-through-literacy-and-literature

 

Jun 22, 2016

School Picture, June 2016

Photo credit: Susannah Bothe

 P1 parent, Susannah Bothe, was asked by the PTO to take this photo as part of a gift to our departing Principal, Dr. Jean-Marie Kahn.  Thank you Susannah for helping to create such a wonderful memory and thank you to Dr. Kahn for all her years of dedication to the students and staff of the Carlton School.

Jun 21, 2016

Family Picnic 2016

Enjoy some of the photos from Saturday's Family Picnic. Thank you again Carlton PTO for an amazing day. Thank you to all the volunteers that make the picnic so much fun. Special thanks Carla Reid for organizing and Jeff Fox and Rob Pelletier for grilling up some delicious burgers and dogs.   Click below for more photos

http://carltonschool.org/famil

Jun 20, 2016

Summer Literacy

One of the most important things you can do for your student is READ, READ, READ over the summer. A reading calendar came home with your student. They can keep track of their reading and return it to their teacher at the start of school. Click on the links below for some ways to keep your reader engaged.

Barnes and Noble are hosting a reading triathlon. Your reader can earn a free book by reading 8 books and completing 3 reading activities.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/summer-reading/_/N-rs9

Here are the 2017 MCBA book award nominees...kids who read five or more will be able to vote through SSU. Carlton will have all these books available in the fall but feel free to get a jump on this list.

https://www.salemstate.edu/assets/documents/MCBA_2017_Master_List_and_Grade_Level_Guide.pdf

The Salem Public Library has some really fun programming this summer and will be a Summer Meals site, where kids 18 and under can eat a healthy meal. Some of the library programming requires preregistration.

http://www.noblenet.org/salem/children/

Happy Reading!

Field Day

Carlton students and staff enjoyed Field Day last Friday. The weather was perfect and everyone had a great time. Click here to enjoy some photos

http://carltonschool.org/field-day-2016

Jun 16, 2016

Farewell, we will miss you

Words cannot express how heavily the departures of so many of our beloved teachers will be felt. Everyone in the Carlton community is happy for the wonderful opportunities afforded our talented and dedicated staff despite the loss to the school.

At this morning's E1/E2 Celebration of Learning show, Mrs. Cagney (who is never really going to retire) presented some of our departing staff with a lovely gift from the PTO, a small frame with one of the Carlton values stickers. We hope that each and everyday these wonderful educators get the opportunity to ask someone how they helped their community that day.

Best wishes to all of you. 

Jun 15, 2016

End of Year Principal's Letter

June 17, 2016

Dear Carlton Families,

I want to thank everyone for another AWESOME year at the Carlton. As we wrap up our fourth year as an innovation school, we continued to deepen our instruction and refine our innovation plan. Our Carlton community is stronger than ever and thriving with your support!

As you may know there are quite a few staff changes for next year. We are very excited that Mrs. Jellison will be taking over as principal. Mr. Michael Drouin will be replacing Mrs. vonBurn as the assistant principal. Mr. Drouin comes from a school in Lowell that has also made the transition from a Level 3 to a Level 1 designation. He is very excited about our innovation plan and he can’t wait to get started.

We are sad to say goodbye to Mrs. Mercier, who is retiring after over 20 years of service to the children of Salem. We thank her for her amazing contribution to the Carlton, and wish her the very best in her retirement. We will miss her greatly.

We are also sad to say goodbye to Ms. MacKay in the E2 Learning Skills class, Ms. O’Neil in P2, Ms. White in P1 and Ms. Wrobel our adjustment counselor. They are moving on to some exciting new opportunities and we wish them the very best. In addition, Mrs. Ciarmataro will be on maternity leave this fall and return to Carlton in January.

We are very excited that this year we were able to conduct interviews and hire for our open positions, early this spring. We had an amazing candidate pool and can’t wait to welcome our new teachers this fall. We welcome Mrs. Perlack and Ms. Carter to the P1 team, replacing Mrs. Mercier and Ms. White. Ms. Germain will be taking over for Ms. O’Neil in P2. Mrs. Eveleth will be moving into the Grade 3-5 math position that Mrs. Jellison previously held, and Ms. Bythrow will be replacing Mrs. Eveleth. We have made an offer to a wonderful teacher for the E2 Learning Skills position, and are waiting to hear if the hire has been finalized.

We will certainly let you know as soon as possible. We are also currently interviewing for the counselor and a long term sub for Mrs. Ciarmataro.

In addition to the staffing changes listed above, there will be a change to the P2 teams. Beginning next year, Ms. Hill will be teaming with Mrs. Townsend and Mr. Giso will be teaming with our new teacher, Ms. Germain. Most students will remain with their current homeroom teacher. If there are any changes to your child’s homeroom placement, you will receive a call from your child’s teacher.

You will find your child’s teacher and room number for next year with his/her report card. Be sure to sign up for Assessment Camp at the Celebration of Learning this week. Assessment Camp is an important part of our Innovation Plan and allows us to gather the information that we need to meet each individual student’s needs without taking away precious teaching time at the beginning of the year. Assessment appointments will last 60-90 minutes, and will consist of a reading, writing and math assessment. Appointment reminders with dates and times, will be sent in the beginning of August. We certainly understand that some families will be away this week and those students will take their assessments within the first few weeks of school.

Please don’t forget that the Carlton school has its own calendar again this year. This allows us to manage the

trimester transitions. At Carlton, students in grades 1-5 will begin school on August 29th , and kindergarteners will begin on September 6 th .

As you gear up for summer, I want to strongly encourage you to make reading a part of your child’s daily routine. Just 15 minutes a day can keep the summer slide at bay, and your child’s skills and learning sharp. I want to thank all of you for supporting this amazing school. I have loved every minute of my time here at Carlton and I am very sad to be saying goodbye. I know that the school will continue to thrive with your support and the dedication of the staff and the new leadership. Mrs. Jellison has been working hard to transition into the principal role and she is ready to continue this journey we started.

We would like to wish you a happy and safe summer. Please remember to read, read, read!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Kahn, Principal & The Carlton Staff

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17 de junio de 2016

Apreciadas Familias de Carlton,

Quiero agradecer a todos por otro ESTUPENDO año en Carlton. Al concluir nuestro cuarto año como escuela de innovación, hemos continuado profundizando nuestra enseñanza y redefinido nuestro plan. ¡Nuestra comunidad de Carlton está más fuerte que nunca y prospera con su apoyo! 

Como es de su conocimiento, habrá cambios en el personal para el próximo año. Estamos muy contentos de que la Sra. Jellison será la nueva directora. El Sr. Michael Drouin reemplazará a la Sra. vonBurn como asistente de la dirección. El Sr. Drouin viene de una escuela de Lowell que también ha hecho la transición de ser designada Nivel 3 a Nivel 1. Él está muy contento sobre nuestro plan de innovación y no puede esperar para comenzar.

Con tristeza damos un adiós a la Sra. Mercier, quien se va a retirar después de más de 20 años de servicio a los niños de Salem. Le agradecemos por su grandiosa contribución a Carlton y le deseamos lo mejor en su retiro. La extrañaremos muchísimo.

También estamos tristes al decir adiós a la Sra. MacKay de la clase de Habilidades de Aprendizaje en E2, Sra. O’neil de P2, Sra. White de P1 y Sra. Wrobel nuestra consejera de ajuste escolar. Ellas se están moviendo a nuevas oportunidades emocionantes y les deseamos lo mejor. Además, la Sra. Ciarmataro estará de licencia de maternidad en el otoño y regresará a Carlton en Enero.

Estamos muy contentos que durante este año pudimos tener entrevistas para contratar personas para las posiciones disponibles temprano en la primavera. Tuvimos una reserva de candidatos maravillosa y estamos ansiosos por darles la bienvenida a los nuevos maestros este otoño. Damos la bienvenida a la Sra. Perlack y Sra. Carter al equipo de P1, a remplazar a la Sra. Mercier y Sra. White. La Sra. Germain asumirá la posición de la Sra. O’Neil en P2. La Sra. Eveleth se moverá a la posición de matemáticas de los grados 3-5 que la Sra. Jellison tenían anteriormente, y la Sra. Bythrow reemplazará a la Sra. Eveleth. Hemos hecho una oferta a una maestra maravillosa para la posición de Habilidades de Aprendizaje, y esperamos tener información sobre si el proceso ha sido finalizado. Les haremos saber a la brevedad. También actualmente estamos entrevistando para las posiciones de consejero y sustituto a largo plazo para la Sra. Ciarmataro.

Además de los cambios mencionados arriba, habrá cambios en los equipos de P2. A partir del próximo año, la Sra. Hill trabajará en equipo con la Sra. Townsend y el Sr. Giso estará en equipo con la nueva profesora, Sra. Germain. La mayoría de los estudiantes permanecerán con su maestro de aula inicial. Si hay algún cambio de aula inicial para su hijo, usted recibirá una llamada del maestro de su hijo.

Usted encontrará el nombre del maestro y número de aula de su hijo para el próximo año escolar en su reporte de calificaciones. Asegúrese de registrarse para el Campamento de Evaluación durante la ceremonia de Celebración del Aprendizaje esta semana. El Campamento de Evaluación es una parte importante de nuestro Plan de Innovación y nos permite reunir la información que necesitamos para satisfacer las necesidades individuales de los estudiantes sin necesidad de tomar el tiempo precioso de la docencia al inicio del próximo año. Las citas de evaluación durarán de 60-90 minutos, y consistirán en evaluaciones de lectura, escritura y matemáticas. A principios de agosto mandaremos recordatorios de las citas con fecha y hora. Comprendemos que algunas familias estarán fuera esa semana y aquellos estudiantes tomarán las evaluaciones durante las primeras semanas de escuela.

Por favor, no olvide que la Escuela Carlton nuevamente tiene su propio calendario este año escolar. Esto nos permite manejar las transiciones trimestrales. En Carlton, los estudiantes de los grados 1-5 comenzarán la escuela el 29 de agosto y los de kindergarten iniciarán el 6 de septiembre. 

Mientras hace preparativos para el verano, quisiera enfatizar la recomendación de que mantengan la lectura como parte de la rutina diaria de su hijo. Tan sólo 15 minutos al día pueden mantener las habilidades de aprendizaje de su hijo afiladas a través del verano.

Quiero agradecer a todos por su apoyo a esta maravillosa escuela. He adorado cada minuto de mi tiempo aquí en Carlton y estoy muy triste de decir adiós. Sé que la escuela continuará prosperando con su apoyo, dedicación del personal y nuevo liderazgo. La Sra. Jellison ha estado trabajando duro para hacer la transición al rol de directora y está lista para continuar este viaje que empezamos.

Queremos desearle un feliz y seguro verano. ¡Por favor recuerde leer, leer, leer cada día!

Atentamente,

Sra. Kahn, Directora y Personal de Carlton

Jun 7, 2016

Fifth Grade Finale!

Our fifth graders are barreling towards graduation! Check out the Fifth Grade Finale Gallery, which we'll keep updating as they approach June 21.

Jun 5, 2016

Fourth Grade Visits Harvard

Our fourth graders visited Harvard's Museum of Natural History in Cambridge last week.

Carlton Music Students Perform

Carlton's E2 (4th and 5th grade) music students performed a concert for the school last week. Congratulations on this year's progress!

Apr 8, 2016

Service Dog Assembly

Today our students were lucky enough to learn about service animals.  A special thanks to Theresa Dickson and Megan Kokaras of The Service Dog Project (http://www.servicedogproject.org/) and Carlton's own Mrs. Karen Nagle for participating in the presentation. Please enjoy the pictures of Merle and Elmira. After the assembly, the students broke up into their Community Circles and made informational posters on what they learned.

Merle

Elmira

Merle leading her handler, Meg

Merle demonstrating how she braces to help her partner up out of a chair.

Mrs. Nagle works in one of our P2 classrooms. She is sharing with the students how to behave around a guide dog.

Mar 15, 2016

Farm School Field Trip

Farm School Field Trip

Wondering what our 5th graders did during their recent trip to Fram School? Check out our latest photo gallery to find out. http://carltonschool.org/farm-school-gallery

Feb 16, 2016

2016 Vocabulary Parade

photo credit: Susannah Bothe

Thanks again to P1 parent Susannah Bothe for taking such lovely photos.

Click on the link to see all the pictures

http://carltonschool.org/vocabulary-parade-2016

Feb 4, 2016

New Principal Hire Process Flow Chart

For those parents and caregivers that were unable to make last night's meeting with Superintendent Ruiz, here is a simple flow chart to explain the new principal hiring process.

Jan 31, 2016

Figie Dance Video Instructions for P1/P2 Students

In preparation of the Winter Concert, here are 2 instructional videos provided by Figie Cruz.

Front View

https://youtu.be/Uiddac2KDBQ

Back View

https://youtu.be/xDn1ICQksT0

Jan 26, 2016

Hip Hop Dancing with the Stars photo gallery

photo credit: Susannah Bothe

http://carltonschool.org/hip-hop-dancing-with-figie-cruz

Mrs. Altman's Hip Hop Dancing with the Stars grant project has begun. Here are some photos of our P1 and E1 students enjoying a lesson from Figie Cruz of Phunk Phenomenon.

Special thanks to P1 parent Susannah Bothe for taking these photos

Jan 7, 2016

Snowball Slam Reading Logs

Printable Snowball Slam reading logs. Two versions currently available so be sure and check your student's reading log before printing. Happy reading!

Jan 5, 2016

Farm School Information Meeting

We can't wait to hear more about the 5th grade Farm School Field Trip planned for February 2016! Parents and caregivers should plan on attending this meeting even if their child is unable to participate.

Dec 28, 2015

Hip Hop Dancing with the Stars coming to Carlton in 2016!

We hope our families have had a wonderful and restful holiday. School starts up again in a week and the fun will start with the grant our Mrs. Altman won through the Salem Education Foundation... Hip Hop Dancing with the Stars!

Our hip-hop dance instructor is Figie Cruz from Phunk Phenomenon. Figie stopped by a few days before Winter Break to finalize the 5 weeks of instruction he will be providing.

Figie Cruz and Mrs. Altman

Figie Cruz and Mrs. Melin

Figie also teaches hip-hop dance at Collins Middle School.

Check out Figie front flipping over 11 people

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsThQjqb25M

Don't worry, he won't teach this to the kids at Carlton.

Dec 18, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Cast Party

All E participants in the Alice in Wonderland production, are invited to an end of production party on Monday, December 21, 2015 from 2:30-4:00 PM. We will be showing the performance of the play and have some treats to eat.

THIS PARTY IS FOR ALL E1/E2 PERFORMERS AND BACKSTAGE CREW.

CAST MEMBERS ARE NOT TO BRING THEIR SIBLINGS OR CARPOOL BUDDIES.

If your child is able to attend, arrange for safe transportation home at 4:00 Monday and your child MUST RETURN the permission slip (which went home today) MONDAY MORNING to attend.