Join us in a fun night of math games and challenges on: April 26th at 6:00p.m.    ... read full article
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Scholastic Book Fair is Back!
Scholastic will be hosting a book fair at our library on 25 & 26 April. The book fair will also run during Math night on 26 April.  As always, we need some volunteers to make the book fair a success.  Please assist us and use the link below to signup for some of the volunteering opportunities.   ... read full article
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Nominating CommitteeJen Fowler2/10/20183/10/2018
Nominating Committee
The Nominating  Committee is looking to fill the 2018-2019 PTSA Board.     The following positions are open: President (s) Secretary Treasurer (s) Executive Vice President VP Communications VP Expenditures VP Fundraising Co-VP’s of After School Programs VP Social Events   If you are interested in any of the following positions or have a recommendation of someone that the Nominating Committee could reach out to, please email . For more information and detailed job descriptions, please  email What better time than the present to become more involved with your child's school!!   ... read full article
Art WalkJen Fowler1/19/20182/22/2018
Art Walk
SOAR! February 22nd 6-7:30pm     Featured Artist – Dale Chihuly Artwork Displayed Spaghetti Dinner ($5 per plate) Art Activities Chihuly Scavenger Hunt Choir Performance FUN!       ... read full article
2018 LWSD Bond and LeviesJen Fowler1/14/20182/13/2018
2018 LWSD Bond and Levies
Carson PTSA Supports and Endorses 2018 LWSD Bond and Levies On Tuesday, Jan. 9, Carson PTSA members proudly voted to both support and endorse the upcoming bond and levies. Top 3 Reasons to Vote YES 1) Addresses overcrowding and provides needed resources while reducing the tax rate. The bond provides more classroom space to relieve overcrowding in our district, which is now the third largest in the state. The levies ensure teachers have the resources they need to help students succeed. And, due to good fiscal planning, the LWSD tax rate will be reduced. 2) Maintains and prioritizes most urgent needs for ... read full article
Winter Bazaar Bake SaleJen Fowler12/4/201712/10/2017
Winter Bazaar Bake Sale
As part of the Winter Bazaar we are having a Bake Sale. Please sign up to bring a baked item in order to help support programs at Rachel Carson Elementary. The baked items need to be individually portioned and wrapped for sale during the Winter Bazaar. Also, please label any items that are nut free, gluten free, or made to accommodate other dietary needs. Drop off anytime Friday 8:30-4 at the Front Office. Please  click here for the signupgenius.     ... read full article
Don't Forget....Jen Fowler12/3/201712/8/2017
Don't Forget....
Winter Bazaar   Friday, December 8 th 5:00-7:30 Join us for a family friendly night of music, shopping from over 30 vendors, pizza, crafts, hot chocolate, a bake sale, and a whole lot of creative fun.   Reminder: the parking lot gets very overcrowded, but there is plenty of parking at Inglewood Middle School ... read full article
HAVEN'T ORDERED A YEARBOOK YET?Jen Fowler3/14/20184/15/2018
  It’s not too late!! The order deadline has been extended to April 15.  Click here  to order one for your child today!    We want your pictures! Did you get an amazing shot of your child at one of our school or classroom events? We would love to include your pictures in our yearbook.  Please submit any photos to or drop a flash drive in the office (please label with your name so it can be returned to you) by March 31!    Also, please put Friday, March 30 on your calendar—it will be spring and class picture ... read full article
WELCOME!!Jen Fowler10/9/201710/28/2017
New and International Families Welcome Event   Have you just moved to the United States? Are you new to the Northwest area or to Lake Washington School District? LWPTSA Council, in partnership with the LWSD, welcomes you to the community!     Monday, Oct 23rd, 6:30-9pm and  Saturday, Oct 28th, 9:30am-12:00pm at LWRC  (Identical information presented at 2 different times)   Pre-registration is requested and available at this   link .   **Watch for a flyer and event agenda information in a dedicated email this week!  Make sure to share it through your communication channels!**     ... read full article
MATH NIGHTJen Fowler4/22/20184/26/2018
           Join us in a fun night of math games and challenges on: April 26th at 6:00p.m.    ... read full article
Scholastic Book Fair is Back!Jen Fowler3/26/20184/26/2018
Scholastic Book Fair is Back!
Scholastic will be hosting a book fair at our library on 25 & 26 April. The book fair will also run during Math night on 26 April.  As always, we need some volunteers to make the book fair a success.  Please assist us and use the link below to signup for some of the volunteering opportunities.   ... read full article
Wear Blue for Kindness DayJen Fowler3/1/20183/14/2018
Wear 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, 2018  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
AMAZON SMILEJen Fowler11/22/20171/14/2018
Wrap-up your holiday shopping at and Amazon donates to Rachel Carson Elementary PTSA.     ... read full article
Yearbook Cover Contest!Jen Fowler11/12/201712/4/2017
Yearbook Cover Contest!
Calling All Rachel Carson Elementary Fifth Graders! The 2017-2018 Yearbook Cover Contest is on! For the Cover Contest Rules, please click here . Save Save ... read full article
Winter BazaarJen Fowler11/10/201712/3/2017
Winter Bazaar
It is time once again for the Winter Bazaar. Join us at Rachel Carson Elementary on Dec. 8th, 5-7:30pm  for a night of shopping, family fun, and entertainment. We will have craft vendors, food, music, a bake sale, kid’s crafts, and more. If you are interested in being a vendor, please fill out a vendor contract by picking a contract up in the front office or clicking here .  If you have questions for yourself or your student, please contact  Nora Arendt . Space is limited, and the deadline for turning in vendor contracts is December 1st . Don’t miss ... read full article
"Inspire" Carson Auction ProcurementJen Fowler11/7/201712/15/2017
"Inspire" Carson Auction Procurement
Please visit the Inspire Auction page on the PTSA website for information and updates Please consider donating an item, sponsoring the auction, or volunteering to help with this event.   Here are some ideas to get you thinking, “What do I have to offer?”. Do you have a vacation home or own a timeshare? Trips are a HUGE HIT! Donate cash or become a sponsor to help write off certain auction expenses such as the decorations, wine corkage, or catering and bar expenses Get together with some of your friends and host a spectacular dinner party. Put together a fabulous ‘theme’ ... read full article
A Note from Mrs. Daniels & Mr. Sparkuhl: Jen Fowler10/24/201711/7/2017
A Note from Mrs. Daniels & Mr. Sparkuhl: 
Dear Parents of Rachel Carson, Rachel Carson recently received a generous donation  of several XBOX ONE gaming systems. We intend to use the systems in the Gym, Library, Music Room and many classroom pods. To utilize this newly acquired technology  we are looking for gently USED Xbox One Kinect Sensors and Kinect games that are suitable for ALL students in the building i.e. E= everyone(no controller games please). The list below is just a guide to some suitable titles that we would love to have here at Rachel Carson. Students will have the opportunity to use them during rainy day ... read full article
Donate your gently used spirit wearJen Fowler9/25/201711/12/2017
Donate your gently used spirit wear
Do you have any Rachel Carson spirit wear that you are no longer using?  Please consider donating your clean, gently worn items. There will be a collection bin in the school lobby you can use to drop off your donations. Pre-owned spirit wear will be for sale during evening social functions throughout the year.  Questions?  Please contact  Erika Seven & Erica Ellis ... read full article
Order Your Spirit WearJen Fowler8/30/20179/30/2017
Order Your Spirit Wear
 Click here  to order your spirit wear.  Deadline is Sept. 28th!   Questions about ordering, please contact Cathy Johnson  and Makiko Ikeda    Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save ... read full article
Falcon FlyerJen Fowler8/6/20179/17/2017
Falcon Flyer
Don't forget to sign up for the Falcon Flyer Newsletter .  This is a weekly newsletter, with PTSA news, event announcements, and other important information. ... read full article