Dec 5, 2014

Carlton Teachers Awarded SEF Grants Last Night

Congratulations again to Mrs. Lopez and Mrs. Altman (front and center in the photo) for being awarded grants from the Salem Education Foundation at the ceremony last night at Salem High School.

Mrs. Lopez's grant will allow Carlton to host informational bilingual coffees for the bilingual cargivers in our school community.

Mrs. Altman's grant is titled "Dancing Around the World" and will allow Carlton students to continue learning cultural awareness through dance and music. A professional dance instructor will provide weekly dance lessons beginning in February.  This grant ties in wonderfully with Carlton's theme this year of "Around the World in 180 Days".  

Nov 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our P2 students made paper pumpkin sculptures in art and wrote eight things they are thankful for on them. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving, everyone!

Nov 25, 2014

Carlton Wins 2 SEF Grants!

Carlton has received two grants from the Salem Education Foundation! 

The first grant will allow Carlton to host informational bilingual coffees for our bilingual caregiversMany thanks to ELL teacher Adriana Lopez for doing all the hard work that earned us this grant!

The second grant is called "Dancing Around the World." The purpose of the "Dancing Around the World" project is to help our students build cultural awareness through dance and music. This grant will allow students to receive weekly dance instruction with a professional dance teacher, who will essentially be serving as an artist-in-residence. By learning dances from diverse cultures and researching their derivation, students will develop appreciation and compassion for others while building teamwork, coordination, confidence, and self-esteem. The instruction will run for 10 Wednesdays during World Block time, starting in February and running through early June.

This will tie in beautifully with Carlton's "Around the World in 180 Days" theme for this year and will culminate in end-of-the-year performances at our Celebration of Learning shows.

Nelson Mandela said, “It is music and dancing that make me at peace with the world.”

Hopefully this grant will bring great joy and learning to our Carlton community.

A big thank you to music teacher Ilene Altman for writing the grant proposal. 

Many thanks to the Salem Education Foundation for awarding us the opportunity to pursue these projects.

Please join Mrs. Lopez and Mrs. Altman at the SEF Awards Ceremony on Thursday, December 4 at 5 p.m. in the IMC at Salem High School.

Nov 19, 2014

Veteran's Day Concert

Veteran's Day Concert

Carlton students put on a fantastic show for Veteran's Day, and enjoyed performing for and meeting some of the community's veterans. Check out the photos here: