Feb 21, 2017
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.
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Nov 8, 2016
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
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
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.
Oct 8, 2016
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
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!
Check out some of our youngest students during last month's Walkathon. Thank you to P1 parent Susannah Bothe for the photos. This year's walkathon has raised nearly $2574 so far! These funds will go to pay for the many wonderful things our PTO does, including busses for field trips and our upcoming family event, Pumpkin Fest. Thank you to all our wonderful walkers and their sponsors. And thank you to the volunteers that spent the morning stamping cards.
Sep 22, 2016
9:00-9:45 - Grades 3, 4-5 (E-1 and E-2)
10:00-10:45 – Grades K, 1, 2, (P-1, P-2)
The Fitness for Fitness walkathon will take tomorrow, Friday Sept. 23rd. This PTO sponsored event will help raise money for fitness equipment for our very own fitness program at Carlton School. Students will walk for 45 mintues and receive a stamp for every lap they walk. An energetic student can walk an average of 15-20 laps. Pledges sheets came home last week and pledges can be made per lap or if you would rather not pledge, a donation can be made in any amount. Please contact your student’s teacher if you did not receive a pledge sheet.
We have volunteers signed up, but if you didn't sign up and would like to help, meet up in the lobby after dropoff and we'll see if we can put you to work.
As always, thank you for your continued support.
Aug 20, 2016
"Everything we do fosters language and literacy development"
Carlton's Literacy Coach, Shawna Erps, has written an article for the International Literacy Association.
Jun 22, 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
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
Jun 20, 2016
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.
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.
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.