Jun 22, 2015

P1 Visits Smolak Farm

Our P1 students made a second trip to a farm this year to learn more about how farms work. They learned about bees, did seed plantings and "rode" on a really colorful tractor.  Check out more photos under galleries.

Jun 15, 2015

Carlton Kids Compete in Kickball Tournament

All of Carlton's children, grades P1-E2, participated in a kickball tournament last week. See the photo gallery for more photos!

Carlton Kids Compete in Kickball Tournament

All of Carlton's children, grades P1-E2, participated in a kickball tournament last week. See the photo gallery for more photos - click here!

Jun 8, 2015

Fourth Grade Certified in Pedestrian Safety

Fourth Grade Certified in Pedestrian Safety

Melissa Wilson, Carlton parent and Safe Routes to School coordinator for the City of Salem, came to Carlton Thursday to certify our fourth graders in pedestrian safety. Topics covered included safe ways to cross streets when walking with younger children and in groups as well as sidewalk, parking lot and intersection safety. 

May 4, 2015

Earth Day Festival 2015

Thanks to everyone who participated in last week's Earth Day Festival and to all those who made it possible. It was a blast! Check out our Earth Day Festival 2015 gallery

Apr 27, 2015

Our Students are SO Carlton

Our Students are SO Carlton

Did your child come home talking about trivia last Friday? If not, ask them about it - each team made up their own alliterative name, based on their leader's last name. 
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Our students did a great job and showed that they know a lot about the Carlton School and the culture we have built together. Here are the questions: 
  • What day of the week does the cafeteria serve pizza? [Friday]
  • What two shapes does the pizza come in? [Triangle and circle]
  • How many times does Mrs. Kahn say "good morning" on the morning announcements? [3]
  • What do we call Wednesdays at the Carlton School? [Wacky Wednesdays or World Block Wednesdays]
  • When typing on the iPad, how do you "undo" something? [Shake it]
  • Complete this song lyric...
  • "Carlton School is awesome,
  • Carlton School is ..."  {cool, Because we are part of the team."
  • What is Mrs. Cagney's favorite song? [Grand Ole Flag]
  • Where do you go if you need to borrow shoes for gym? [Mrs. Erps or Mrs. Schiff]
  • Name a book Mrs. Kahn has read to us during an assembly this year. [The Big Orange Splot, Blackout, Fox, The Mitten Tree, What do you do with an Idea?]
  • What are the names of the four Carlton grade level teams in order? [P1, P2, E1, E2]
  • What class won the snowball slam for reading the most? [Mrs. Eveleth's]
  • What does Mrs. Kahn say is our job everyday? [Try hard and learn a lot]
  • What are the names of the Carlton School Chickens? [Steve and Sir Carlton Cluck]
  • Who was the Cheshire Cat for the Haunted Happenings Parade? [Mrs. Altman]
For the big points:
  • What artist style did we use for inspiration for our Carlton chair for the Art Can Make a Difference Show? [Henri Matisse]
  • Which teacher has a name that is also an adjective? [Ms. White and Mrs. Lowd]

Congratulations to Kat's Kit Kats (Mr. Sheridan's Community Circle) who won with a whopping 25 points!

Apr 17, 2015

DVD ORDER FORMS (ENGLISH AND SPANISH)

You can now order DVDs of your children's concerts and musicals! Thanks to the Carlton School PTO, we are purchasing a DVD duplicator and Mrs. Altman will be happily burning DVDs of past events like "The Little Mermaid" and "Wizard of Oz" musicals, the P1/P2 Winter Concert, and the E2 Veterans Day show and the E1 Recorder Concert plus all upcoming events including the Celebration of Learning shows and the Moving On Ceremony. DVDs will be affordably priced at $5 each.  Thank you to the PTO and Mrs. Altman for this opportunity to wax nostalgic for years to come!

Apr 8, 2015

Carlton to Sponsor Polar Bear

As part of Carlton's month-long celebration of Earth Day, classrooms will be collecting change in order to sponsor a polar bear through the World Wildlife Fund. The Planet Protectors Club will meet weekly in April to paper mâché our to-be-named polar bear (above) and coordinate change collection. Stay tuned for details on submitting your idea for the polar bear's name!

Mar 4, 2015

Massachusetts Safe Routes to School survey

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

Our school is enrolled in the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School program, which promotes safe walking and bicycling to and from school. Safe Routes to School is a federally funded program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Safe Routes to School encourages students to increase physical activity by walking and biking safely, reduce traffic congestion during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up, and teach environmentally sustainable behaviors. This is done through activities such as: Walk/Bike to School Days, walking school buses, Walk Across America programs, walking clubs, and pedestrian and bicycle safety education.

As a partner school, we have the opportunity to administer a parent survey to gain information about how your student(s) travel to school. This survey allows us to determine how far students live from school and how they get to and from school. We will use the results of this survey to work collaboratively with you, the school community, and Safe Routes to School, to address any concerns and barriers in an effort to create ways to promote safe walking and bicycling.

We ask you to please complete this anonymous survey. If you have any questions please contact us or contact our Safe Routes to School Outreach Coordinator Melissa Wilson. Thank you for your time and cooperation.

The for the online survey  : http://masaferoutessurvey.org/en/salem/carlton/
The survey will go live on Wednesday March 4, 2015 and will end March 18, 2015


Teegan von Burn
Assistant Principal
Carlton School
10 Skerry Street
Salem, MA 01970

Mar 1, 2015

Vocabulary Parade

We celebrated words in our vocabulary parade last week. Above, Mrs. Von Burn and Mrs. Kahn portray Community. Check out more photos at the Vocabulary Parade Gallery!