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


Back View


Jan 26, 2016

Hip Hop Dancing with the Stars photo gallery

photo credit: Susannah Bothe


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


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.



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.

Dec 17, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Photo Gallery

photo credit: Susannah Bothe

Enjoy the photos from this year's production of Alice in Wonderland. Photos were provided by Susannah Bothe (P1 parent) and CJ Karch (P1/E1 parent). Thanks to both of them for their amazing work and another congratulations to all involved with the production. 


Dec 16, 2015

Carlton Cares

This Fall, Carlton students collected food and other items for those in need.

Dec 2, 2015

New Report Cards Explainer Video (English)

Please note that the video does  take some time to load. If you are unable to view the video after a few moments,  please visit the Carlton School Facebook page and view the video there. We apologize for any inconvenience.  https://www.facebook.com/CarltonSchool/videos/553942251421700/

New Report Cards Explainer Video (Spanish)

Nov 25, 2015

Carlton is Thankful!

Oct 31, 2015

Everybody Loves a Parade!

From superheroes to supervillians and every costume in between, Carlton kids and staff brought their A game to our annual Halloween parade and dance party. Take a look at the full gallery HERE.

Oct 25, 2015

It's the Great Pumpkin Fest, Charlie Brown!

Good times had by all families at our annual Pumpkin Fest! This year's event featured a variety of crafts, a view of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," and trick-or-treating. Thanks to this year's organizer, parent Leah Penley; our DJ, art teacher Mrs. Altman; our post-event cleanup staff, Mr. Newman (who your kids know as Mr. Jim); and all our parent and teacher volunteers for making the event a success. If you have Pumpkin Fest photos, we'd love to add them to our gallery. Email to community@carltonschool.org.

Click here to see the full Pumpkin Fest gallery.

Oct 24, 2015

E2 Students Choose Grammy Favorites

Working with music teacher Ilene Altman, our E2 students voted on their favorites among this year's Grammy entries. The students' majority votes will become Mrs. Altman's official votes for her first-round Grammy ballot. Then in December, the Grammys will announce the final nominees in each category and all the students at Carlton will vote for their winners!

Click here for the full photo gallery.

Oct 23, 2015

Carlton Builds at Collins Cove

Our P1, P2 and E1 students walked to Collins Cove on Wednesday. Working in teams, they built sandcastles with moats, then measured and compared to find out which team's sandcastle had the deepest moat, highest tower, longest wall, etc.

Click here for the full gallery.

Oct 21, 2015

E2 Visits Winter Island's Waikiki Beach

Our E2 students took a short bus ride to Salem's Waikiki Beach on Winter Island Monday. The group explored the rocky and sandy shores looking for evidence of animal life, to determine animal adaptations as well as inherited vs. acquired traits.

Students also learned about food webs that exist within the ocean and how energy is passed from one organism to another, starting with energy from the sun. They learned about species that are diminishing, as well as invasive species such as the Asian Shore Crab, and how people are trying to balance out the population. Some chefs are even putting Asian Shore Crab on their menus!

This field trip connects to Carlton's year-long Ocean theme as well as E2's science unit on life cycles and adaptations. Other recent in-school work on life cycles and adaptations seen in the photos at the end of the gallery.