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Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! – Feb. 2

Join us for a morning of free family fun to celebrate reading and the arts! Saturday, February 2 9 am to Noon Chanhassen High School This year’s event features Susan Verde, author of several award-winning children’s books including I Am Yoga, You and Me, and The Water Princess. In addition to writing books for kids, she also teaches yoga and mindfulness to children of all ages. Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! is a community-wide celebration in support of literacy and the arts. The event integrates literacy and the arts in an imaginative and innovative way through activities, performances, and books by local authors.  The annual event is a partnership between Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education and the Carver County Library. This is the 14th annual Hooked on Books event. Thank you to this year’s event sponsors:  Chaska Rotary, Chanhassen Rotary, Ridgeview Medical Center, Wings Financial Credit Union, Culver’s of Chaska, Qdoba, Chanhassen Villager, Chaska Herald,... Continue reading Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! – Feb. 2

Board approves school calendars for next two years

At its regular meeting on Dec. 10, the School Board approved the school calendars for the next two years. All students, Kindergarten through 12th grade, will start school the day after Labor Day. New next year: the district has added two assessment days for grades K-5 during the week before Labor Day. Completing these “Assess & Connect” sessions for students in kindergarten through grade 5 will allow teachers to plan and deliver personalized instruction sooner. Targeted reading instruction and interventions can also begin earlier in the year. Students in grades K-5 will be released two days earlier than middle and high school students in the spring of 2020 and 2021. 2019-2020 calendar highlights include: Aug. 27-28 — Assess & Connect grades K-5 Sept.2 — Labor Day Sept. 3 — 1st day of school grades K-12 Oct. 17-18 — No School/Education MN Nov. 1 — No School/Conference-Workshop Nov. 27-29 — Thanksgiving Break Dec. 2  — No... Continue reading Board approves school calendars for next two years

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