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The DISCO Fun Fair is almost here!

This Friday, November 16, 5:30-7:30, food court opens at 5:00.  We look forward to seeing you there!  You should have received a packet explaining everything, along with attached order forms.  Please return forms to school for raffle tickets, pre-order food and wristbands to save time in line the night of the event.  **All preordered items (raffle tickets, wristbands, and food tickets) will be at WILL CALL at the check-in table the night of the... Continue reading The DISCO Fun Fair is almost here!

Big Fish Workshop – Chanhassen HS Drama Dept.

All kids K-8 are all welcome for a fun experience learning about what makes a musical theater production at Chanhassen HS on October 14 from 1 to 4pm! Take workshops in dancing, singing, makeup/costume, tech building, and lights/sound! Cost is $20 and includes a snack. All proceeds will be a donation to Thespian Troupe 7789. Please sign up using the QR code on the flyer linked below. Questions? Contact Shelby at sjjjacfam@gmail.com See flyer for more... Continue reading Big Fish Workshop – Chanhassen HS Drama Dept.

Media Center News

During the past couple of weeks many students have had their first chance to check out books from our school collection. This is an exciting event for all! Our younger students feel very “grown up” as they independently choose their book and have the personal responsibility of caring for that book. Students in Grades K, 1 and 2 are spending time discussing how to take care of library books. We especially stress the importance of keeping books clean and dry. Snacks or beverages often are both placed in a backpack together. Please consider separating one or the other in a zip-lock bag for protection. Here is a list of ideas for family conversation around the topic of how to take good care of books we borrow from the school media center: I can use clean hands when I read a book. I can carry my books to and from school in a book bag or backpack. I can keep my books safe at home from water, pets and little sisters and brothers. I can turn the pages using my... Continue reading Media Center News

MyStop gives parents and students access to live bus GPS info

MyStop is a web-based application available to all Eastern Carver County Schools parents and students that lets them access live bus GPS information. Using a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, parents and students can view the current location of buses on routes and the estimated time of arrival at their neighborhood bus stops. This simple and informative tool gives parents, guardians and students the ability to know approximately where the school bus is on its route. MyStop displays the school bus’s approximate location on a map, as well as the estimated time of arrival (ETA) to a specific student’s bus stop. The school bus’s location is automatically updated every few minutes, and the ETA is recalculated to accommodate any delays due to traffic while the bus is en route. Please note: does not work for after-school activity routes since there are no students assigned to them and no set stops. Learn more about MyStop and how to download the app on the district’s Transportation... Continue reading MyStop gives parents and students access to live bus GPS info

Planting Seeds for Life-Long Learning: Our School Garden

Every year, students, parents, teachers, (and even family members!), pick up a shovel and put on their gardening gloves to help prepare our school garden for growing season. Our school garden is a source of learning for students throughout the summer and into the school year. Teachers from a variety of studies often incorporate our school garden into Standards-Based lesson plans. Not only do students enjoy the school garden and have fun taking care of it, but it also benefits our curriculum, the environment, the physical, social, and emotional health of students, as well as the community. Thanks to those who help make our school garden... Continue reading Planting Seeds for Life-Long Learning: Our School Garden

Bus Information on Campus Portal this summer for 2018-19 school year

Bus schedules for the upcoming school year will be posted online on your child’s Campus Portal account in late July. With the exception of Special Education students, no letters will be mailed to student homes. Transportation forms and important information for the next school year will be posted on the Transportation webpage. The first day of school for grades 2-12 is Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Kindergarten and 1st grades start on Thursday, Sept. 6,... Continue reading Bus Information on Campus Portal this summer for 2018-19 school year

2018-19 School Year Calendar change for K-1st grade

K-1 assessment days Sept. 4 & 5 – their first day is Sept. 6 Beginning fall of 2018, families of K-1 students will schedule a 30- to 40-minute assessment conference on Sept. 4 or 5. The first day of school for kindergarten and grade 1 will be Sept. 6. Eastern Carver County Schools elementary schools are building off of a current practice where kindergarten students have an assessment time with the teacher before the start of the school year. Parents/guardians should plan for an hour in order to prepare information or complete forms prior to the conference. A large portion of time will be devoted to the student to complete assessments with the teacher or a paraprofessional. This conference has three goals: Students will be on track with their learning earlier in the year. Teachers get to know their students individually right from the start and can plan more personalized instruction earlier in the school year. Parents/guardians can have one-to-one time with the teacher before... Continue reading 2018-19 School Year Calendar change for K-1st grade

Celebrate Summer! with free family fun and learning!

Join us in a neighborhood near you this summer for free fun and learning! All children and families are welcome to join Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education staff as we play games, enjoy a healthy snacks, complete an art project and many other educational activities.  The weekly events are free and offered one afternoon each week in the following neighborhoods: June 18 – August 2 (no program during the week of July 4) Mondays – 2:45 – 4:15 pm Brandondale / Heritage Park Tuesdays – 2:45-4:15 pm Carver Crossings / 1593 Hartwell Dr, Carver Wednesdays – 2:45-4:15 pm Riverview Terrace / main park area Thursdays – 2:45-4:15 pm Chaska Community Park / east of Clover Ridge Elementary Need more information? Talk with an Intercultural Specialist or call Community Education at... Continue reading Celebrate Summer! with free family fun and learning!

Summer 2018 Chromebook Information

Will students be able to use the district-issued Chromebook during the summer? Students in grades three through eleven who were issued a Chromebook this year will be allowed to take their Chromebook home for the summer. During that time they will be responsible for taking care of their district-issued device.  If a family does not want their child to have the Chromebook over the summer, the student must return the Chromebook and charger to their school’s media center before leaving for the summer. When school resumes in the fall, the same Chromebook and charger will be returned to the student during the first week of school. Consider a Protection Plan to reduce or eliminate potential fees (chargers are not covered by the protection plan) from accidental loss or damage. During the first or second week of school (each school will provide detailed directions), incoming sixth and ninth grade students will exchange their current Chromebook for a new one. Returning your Chromebook Think... Continue reading Summer 2018 Chromebook Information