Logo Design Contest
Force of the Falcons Fun Run 2019 - Logo Design Contest “Be the Hero” Please turn in to the office or email your entry to  carsonfunrun@gmail.com   by Tuesday May 28th ... read full article
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Nominate Teachers for Ivar’s and Kidd Valley Teacher of the Year
Ivar’s and Kidd Valley are calling on all K - 8th grade students to nominate their favorite teacher for a chance to take home the 2019 Teacher of the Year honors. Two well-deserving educators will be selected as grand prize recipients plus the nominating students of the grand prize winners will receive a special treat. All entries must be submitted to an Ivar's or Kidd Valley (see the flyer below) by May 20, 2019.   Form to vote for your teacher Flyer to see all the information ... read full article
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LWSD - Vote YES!Minette Williams3/27/20194/23/2019
LWSD - Vote YES!
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Art Walk - March 7thMinette Williams2/27/20193/8/2019
Art Walk - March 7th
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General Membership MeetingMinette Williams11/1/201811/8/2018
General Membership Meeting
There will be a General Membership Meeting held this Thursday, November 8 at 9:30 in the Library. Please make every effort to attend. Every voice and every vote counts! ... read full article
Happy HalloweenMinette Williams10/25/201810/31/2018
Happy Halloween
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Falcon Fun ResultsMinette Williams9/29/201810/6/2018
Falcon Fun Results
You did it!!! The Falcons brought the FORCE and to date the Force of the Falcons Fun Run has raised $53,590 !! Your kiddos did an amazing job all month long and we look forward to a week of celebration. The Falcons have worked hard to earn these spirit day! Way to Go Falcons! • 10/1 Monday: Crazy Sock Day • 10/2 Tuesday: Mr. Power Serves Lunch (Are you buying?!) • 10/3 Wednesday: Color Pod Wars (Teachers compete to earn popcorn for their pod) • 10/4 Thursday: Crazy Hair Day • 10/5 Friday: Guest DJ at Lunch!   There will ... read full article
Force of Falcons Fun RunMinette Williams8/16/20189/28/2018
Force of Falcons Fun Run
Force of the Falcons Fun Run  28 September   Falcons Ready Set Go!  Thank you for registering your student(s) for the 2018 FORCE OF THE FALCON FUN RUN . Thanks also to those of you who have already shared their webpage(s) as a way of getting donations. Sharing your page(s) is quick and easy. It literally takes seconds and is highly effective in getting donations from near and far.  If you need assistance just reach out ( eileen@thegetmovincrew.com ). We are getting SO close to meeting our 2018 fun run goal!  As of today, together we’ve raised $36,000 for Rachel ... read full article
Logo Design ContestMinette Williams5/10/20195/29/2019
Logo Design Contest
Force of the Falcons Fun Run 2019 - Logo Design Contest “Be the Hero” Please turn in to the office or email your entry to  carsonfunrun@gmail.com   by Tuesday May 28th ... read full article
General Membership Meeting - 9 MayMinette Williams5/1/20195/9/2019
General Membership Meeting - 9 May
  Thursday May 9th 9:45 a.m. Library   If you are a current member and would like to help vote in some of our new board members for the 2019/2020 school year, then please come and participate!   We still have board openings for the following positions: Executive VP VP of After school Programs (2 positions) VP of Fundraising Membership   If you would like more information please contact Lisa Pisheyar at  president@carsonptsa.org .  ... read full article
After School Program - Parent VolunteersMinette Williams4/19/20195/3/2019
After School Program - Parent Volunteers
Dear Parents,   We are gearing up to begin our spring session of our After School Enrichment Programs! While the kids love the classes and experiences, we as a PTSA, need your help. Please remember that when you enroll your student into one of our programs, we kindly request that you sign up to be the parent volunteer for at least one session. If you are able to do more, by all means please do! If you have any questions please email our V.P.’s at asp@carsonptsa.org or would like to go  directly to the sign up to be the parent volunteer at ... read full article
Blue for Kindness DayMinette Williams3/10/20193/14/2019
Blue for Kindness Day
"Wear Blue for Kindness" Day Details: Who: Parents, Students, Teachers, Staff, and Community Members What: Wear BLUE (color of peace), perform random acts of kindness, look out for those who are lonely, reach out to make new friends, and discuss as a family how kindness makes a difference When: March 14th, 2019 Where: Anywhere you are that day Why: Support the power of kindness, and make a statement that we are a community that is committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment in our schools. ... read full article
Principal Coffee ChatMinette Williams1/31/20192/7/2019
Principal Coffee Chat
Join Mr Powers at the next Coffee Chat morning on 7 February at 9am ! ... read full article
Happy New YearMinette Williams12/27/20181/6/2019
Happy New Year
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Happy HolidaysMinette Williams12/12/201812/26/2018
Happy Holidays
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Winter BazaarMinette Williams11/29/201812/6/2018
Winter Bazaar
Join us at Rachel Carson Elementary on December 6 th from 5-7:30 for a night of shopping, family fun, and entertainment. We will have craft vendors, pizza, music, a bake sale, kid’s crafts, and more.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to support your Rachel Carson PTSA!  ... read full article
See's CandiesMinette Williams11/15/201811/28/2018
See's Candies
  Make your holiday shopping a little easier this year  and order your See’s Candy through Carson PTSA! No parking hassles! No long lines at the mall! Free delivery! Now that’s easy! Co-workers, relatives, friends, your mail person, cleaning people, pet sitter,  baby sitter, teachers, neighbors and more! Who doesn’t love a box of See’s! Order forms went home this week! Up to 50% goes back to Carson PTSA!  ... read full article
Box TopsMinette Williams10/11/201810/24/2018
Box Tops
I will be submitting our packet at the end of this month so if you have any Box Tops or Bonus Coupons sitting in your drawers at home, please send them in to school and turn them in to the container in the front office by Friday, October 26 th .  A lot of Box Tops expire on the 1 st of November, so get those in quick! Thank you for your continued support!  Happy Clipping!! Makiko Ikeda ... read full article
Nominate Teachers for Ivar’s and Kidd Valley Teacher of the YearMinette Williams5/1/20195/20/2019
Nominate Teachers for Ivar’s and Kidd Valley Teacher of the Year
Ivar’s and Kidd Valley are calling on all K - 8th grade students to nominate their favorite teacher for a chance to take home the 2019 Teacher of the Year honors. Two well-deserving educators will be selected as grand prize recipients plus the nominating students of the grand prize winners will receive a special treat. All entries must be submitted to an Ivar's or Kidd Valley (see the flyer below) by May 20, 2019.   Form to vote for your teacher Flyer to see all the information ... read full article
Kindergarten Registration to start September 2019Minette Williams3/14/20194/18/2019
Kindergarten Registration to start September 2019
This is a reminder to register all children that will start Kindergarten September 2019. Please encourage anyone you know that may fall into this category to register their kindergartener at school. Parents need to bring two proofs of residency, birth certificate or passport and immunization dates. To start kindergarten in September 2019, your child must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2019. ... read full article
Nominating Committee for PTSA Board 2019-2020Minette Williams3/7/20194/20/2019
Nominating Committee for PTSA Board 2019-2020
  The  Nominating   Committee  is looking to fill the 2019-2020 Carson PTSA Board.     The following positions are open: Secretary Executive Vice President VP Communications VP Expenditures Co-VP Fundraising Co-VP's of After School Programs  Membership   If you or someone you know might be interested in serving on the Carson board next year, please contact the Nominating Committee at nomcom@carsonptsa.org .  In addition, if you have further questions or would like to review the job descriptions of each of these roles, please don't hesitate to contact us at nomcom@carsonptsa.org .  What better time than the present to become more involved ... read full article
Camp Seymour 5th grade camp FUNDRAISINGMinette Williams1/25/20192/21/2019
Camp Seymour 5th grade camp FUNDRAISING
The annual 5th grade Camp Seymour will take place during the week of April. In order to subsidize some of the costs, the 5th graders will have two fundraising events.   Buy a burrito at Chipotle on February 5th from 5-9pm and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Carson 5th graders if you mention that you are supporting the fundraising. (22704 SE 4th St Suite 210, Sammamish, WA 98074)   Order any pizza at MOD pizza ALL day on February 21st and mention that you support the Carson 5th graders fundraising and 20% of the proceeds will be ... read full article
Yearbook ContestMinette Williams1/23/20192/5/2019
Yearbook Contest
Calling All Rachel Carson Elementary Fifth Graders! The 2018-2019 Yearbook Cover Contest is on! For the Cover Contest Rules, please Click here . ... read full article
Scholastic Book FairMinette Williams1/16/20191/31/2019
Scholastic Book Fair
Five things you should know about the Book Fair starting on January 29 - 31. All Teachers will have bags located in the library filled with books they would like for their classroom library.  Books are available for your child to purchase and donate to their classrooms. This is a great way to give thanks to your teachers for the awesome job that they do! Teachers bags will have their photo on the bag full of books. Make a 25$ book purchase at the Scholastic Book Fair and you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of ... read full article
PTSA General MeetingMinette Williams12/14/20181/17/2019
PTSA General Meeting
Please join us for the first PTSA General Membership Meeting of 2019! It will be taking place on  January 17, at 9:45am in the Library. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what the PTSA does at Carson as well as learn about the exciting things that are happening at our school.  ... read full article
International NightMinette Williams12/14/20181/17/2019
International Night
Did you know that the Student body at Rachel Carson represents over 27 different countries from around the world? Join us, and be part of an amazing celebration of our diversity!  Here at Rachel Carson Elementary, the PTSA organizes International Night to showcase and celebrate different cultures and traditions around the world. Children are encouraged to dress up in ethnic wear and families are invited to share cultures and traditions from different countries. This year, International Night will be held at Carson Commons on T hursday, January 17th, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm . Please join us for an evening filled with ... read full article
International NightMinette Williams11/29/201812/13/2018
International Night
International Night 2019 - want to know more????..... click here! Did you know that the Student body at Rachel Carson represents over 27 different countries from around the world? Join us, and be part of an amazing celebration of our diversity!  Here at Rachel Carson Elementary, the PTSA organizes International Night to showcase and celebrate different cultures and traditions around the world. Children are encouraged to dress up in ethnic wear and families are invited to share cultures and traditions from different countries. This year, International Night will be held at Carson Commons on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. ... read full article
Carson PTSA Winter After School Programs!Minette Williams11/15/201811/29/2018
Carson PTSA Winter After School Programs!
Check out the After School Programs menu for the most up to date classes and descriptions! Registration begins December 14 at 8:00am.  Winter classes begin the week of January 28. ... read full article
Rachel Carson Ski BusMinette Williams11/1/201811/30/2018
Rachel Carson Ski Bus
 The Rachel Carson ski bus will once again be operating for the first 6 weeks of school once the kids return from Winter break.  If your 1st-5th grader is interested in taking small group lessons on Wednesday's after school please let me know or register directly with the ski school, SSCS.  The form can be found by clicking on snow form  or I can email it to you.  Lessons will begin on January 9th and end on February 13th, weather permitting.  There will not be snowboarding offered this year.  The bus will leave at about 2:15 and return at about ... read full article
Halloween candy donations - Operation GratitudeMinette Williams10/17/201811/6/2018
Halloween candy donations - Operation Gratitude
We will be collecting Halloween candy donations November 1st-6th.  There will be marked bins set up inside the office.  This year, we will give our donations to Operation Gratitude, the organization that assembles care packages for troops overseas.  We are hoping to coordinate with a Rachel Carson classroom to make cards expressing our gratitude for their service, coinciding with upcoming Veterans Day.   Here is the link to Operation Gratitude, for anyone interested:  https://www.operationgratitude.com/ questions: heidimsutter@gmail.com ... read full article
Order your yearbookMinette Williams9/21/201810/31/2018
Order your yearbook
Yearbook orders are open! Just click on order my yearbook ! Your child should have brought home a Lifetouch flyer on Friday with instructions for ordering your yearbooks.  If you have not yet placed an order and would like to, please go to: ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter Rachel Carson's Yearbook ID code: 9937119.    If you already placed your order and didn't get a chance but would like to add any of the available upgrades, please email rcyearbook1819@gmail.com with your request. We are still in need of photographers and helpers for our yearbook committee--no experience is necessary!! Please email rcyearbook1819@gmail.com   ... read full article
2018-2019 School Supply ListJen Fowler7/11/20189/8/2018
2018-2019 School Supply List
For a list of school supplies click here . ... read full article
After School ProgramsMinette Williams1/4/20191/18/2019
After School Programs
Happy New Year! As school gets back into gear, don't forget to sign up for an After School Program or two! We are excited to offer classes from Glass House Dance, Frye Museum of Art, Pacfic Science Center, MoveFree Parkour, Jets Gymnastics and more! Detailed class descriptions can be found at carsonptsa.org  under After School Programs. ... read full article