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

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR MAY 18, 2018, 8:00-3:00

ONE DAY ONLY! Stop in the gym on May 18th to shop the BOGO Book Fair. ALL inventory will be buy one, get one! This includes books, erasers, posters, trinkets, etc. This is a GREAT time to stock up on summer reading materials or get a gift for your favorite teacher. We will have gift certificates available to purchase for any staff member! Research shows that summer reading is a powerful way to increase reading achievement. Students who do not read over the summer can lose two to three months of reading development while those who do read tend to gain a month of reading... Continue reading SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR MAY 18, 2018, 8:00-3:00

Chanhassen Elementary Track and Field Day – Grades K-4

On Friday, May 18th, the Chanhassen Elementary P.E. Department will be holding the annual Track and Field Day.  There will be a morning and afternoon session.  The morning session will be for grades 3 and 4, and will run from 8:30 am until 11:00.  The afternoon session will be for Kindergarten and grades 1 and 2, and will start at 12:00 until about 2:00.  The rain date will be May 21st.  Feel free to bring family and friends to cheer on our students on this exciting day!  We all hope to see you... Continue reading Chanhassen Elementary Track and Field Day – Grades K-4

5th Grade District Track & Field Day

The fifth grade physical education classes will be participating in the annual district-wide Track and Field Day at Chaska High School field on Tuesday May 15. The alternative rain date will be May 22nd.  The Track and Field Day will start at 10 am and finish by approximately 2:00 pm.  Unfortunately, there will be no parking at Chaska High School for parents, but parking will be available at the Target parking lot, which is located west of the school on Pioneer Trail. Students will be riding the buses to and from the high school under classroom teacher supervision.  Each school has been assigned a color for their students to wear, which will aid in the organizing of events.  Chanhassen Elementary students will be wearing a blue t-shirt with a silkscreen school logo on the front.  These shirts will be provided to each student as a gift from our school PTO.  Family and friends are encouraged to come out and cheer on our 5th graders for this exciting and memorable day – we hope to... Continue reading 5th Grade District Track & Field Day

Fun Run April 27th

The Fun Run is just a few days away!! We are so excited!! But we need your help – we still need a few hands the day of the event. Please click this link to sign up for a shift that works best for you. Thanks in advance. Join us for our 3rd Annual Chanhassen Elementary Fun Run! Bubble Theme Friday, April 27th 4:30-6:30, Race starts at 5:15 Visit our Facebook event page: Chanhassen Elementary 3rd Annual Fun Run ** You may still register, but will be unable to get a... Continue reading Fun Run April 27th