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Thank You Dubuque Racing Association!

We are very excited to learn that Carver Elementary has been awarded a grant by the Dubuque Racing Association (DRA) for the
2013-14 school year. Carver received full funding ($2,622.00) for a set of Tubanos for the music room. Many of the Carver students having been, or will be participating in drumming circles in their music classes.Carver also received partial funding ($5,000) for a Community Multimedia Center in the gym. This multimedia center will include a large motorized screen and projector. The Carver Parent Teacher Group will be matching the grant with monies from the fundraiser.

2013- 14 GRANT
Musical Instruments/Community Multimedia Center

2012- 13 GRANT
Intervention/Character Counts Materials

2011- 12 GRANT
SixTraits Writing Materials

Kids Are Authors is an annual competition, designed to encourage students to use their reading, writing, and artistic skills to write and illustrate a children's fiction or nonfiction book. Five 5th grade Carver students were selected as 2013 Honorable Mention winners for their book titled, "Pet-lympics." The students won 500 Scholastic dollars to purchase books for our school. Carver is very proud of our five author/illustrators and are grateful for their contribution to our library.

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CLICK HERE to read the special 5 YEAR Commemorative Edition Newsletter written by Carver Students.
All Smiles On the Last Day

The last day of school was also the last day Carver Community Groups met. Students gathered in small groups to talk one last time about what it means to be a student of character. As a culminating activity, everyone in the school decorated a flower-cup and encircled their art work around the flag pole. Click here to view photos.
#1 and #2 in the STATE in FirstInMath!
Two Carver brothers were awarded special math prizes by FirstInMath development consultant Tony Morrow on the last day of school. Third grader Kyle was recognized as the #1 student in the state in his grade and his brother Jacob placed second in the state in 5th grade. The brothers also received honors for ranking among the top performing FirstInMath students in their class and in the school. Two years in a row Jacob earned the title of Carver's Grand Champion. In addition, 59 other students were recognized by Mr. Morrow for their efforts in attaining more than 2,999 stickers and for helping Carver Elementary to finish as the 3rd place team in the state!
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Twenty Minutes = New Bikes

Mason (kindergarten) and Emma (preschool) proudly pose in front of the brand new bikes they had won as part of the end of the year reading program. Students had twenty chances to win the bike if they read for 20 minutes a night and were able to make a connection to their reading.

Entertaining Our Volunteers

Pictured above are Carver preschool students entertaining the AMAZING volunteers that joined us for a special celebration breakfast, in honor of all those who donate their time helping at our school. Kindergarten, first, second and third grade students sang to our volunteers, while students in 4th grade cleverly explained the many ways volunteers are like household products (EX: Carver Volunteers are like Frosted Flakes™...They're Great!) 5th grade students put together a wonderful Powerpoint presentation and then students from the entire school gathered in the commons area to sing one last special song to our friends as they left. We would again like to thank all our Carver volunteers!
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Battle of the Books Update
Eleven fifth grade teams competed against one another for the chance to travel to Table Mound School for the District Battle of the Books. Students had to be familiar with the characters, settings, themes, titles and authors of "25" Iowa Children's Choice books. The team pictured above was crowned the 2014 Carver Champs and went on to place 2nd at the district meet. Congratulations Carver Readers! Click here to view photos.
"C" is for Citizenship

All Carver students were given a rainbow stove-top hat to celebrate Community Day. Guidance Counselor Mrs. Weber reminded students that each color in the hat represents one of the six important pillars of character. The color blue is for trustworthiness, yellow is for respect, green is for responsibility, orange is for fairness, red is for caring, and purple is for citizenship. Carver students and staff are working hard to make the Six Pillars of Character traits a natural part of our school's culture. Click here to view photos.
Congratulations Jackson!
We are very proud of Jackson, 5th grade student at Carver, who correctly spelled 49 words on Saturday at the 27th annual TH Media Regional Spelling Bee at Clarke University. Jackson ended the day as the runner up, and will be the substitute at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in DC, if the 7th grade winner from Roosevelt Middle School is unable to attend the event. Jackson prepared for the spelling bee by taking the spelling list the contestants get and writing out all the words. He has been competing in the sectional competition since third grade. Jackson says that to improve each year, "You really have to know the words and work hard." Congratulations Jackson!!!
Read Across America
The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 17th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. To celebrate the event at Carver, students and staff dressed as their favorite storybook characters and several reading volunteers spent time in the classrooms, reading their favorite stories to the children.Click here to view photos.
FLL Water Detectives Compete at STATE

The Carver Elementary First Lego League (FLL) team, called the Water Detectives, competed at STATE on January 18th in Ames, Iowa after winning a qualifying trophy at the Dubuque regional event in December. This year's theme for FLL, an international program, was Nature's Fury. All teams learned about natural disasters and worked together to invent a solution to reduce their impacts.Carver students invented the Water Detective System, which was designed to alert people of water in their basement. They also built and programmed a LEGO Mindstorm robot to accomplish missions, and they learned all about FLL's signature set of Core Values. Team members include: Hughie Doyle, Jackson Viertel, Luke Kotz, Corinne Meier, Julia Howes, Alura D'Souza, Haebin Han, Emma Bastian, Sophie Sutter, Cali Rampton and Coach, Mrs. Berning. The Water Detectives recognize and are grateful for the gracious support of our John Deere mentors, Lance Sherlock, Noel D'Souza and Lynn Macrowski.

Carver has been selected to receive $10,000 in computer equipment from as part of the school's participation in the national "Hour of Code" program during Computer Science Education Week from December 9-15. Funds from the grant will be used to purchase additional computers and software for the school.Designed to expose students to computer programming, every Carver student will spend one hour during the week learning computer science and doing online tutorials featuring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Angry Birds, all in age-appropriate lessons. The activities the students will do in coding will help teach them problem solving, logic and critical thinking skills that are needed in all areas of their lives.
CELEBRATING the 50th Day of School

Many of the Carver kindergarten students dressed up in their coolest 50s clothes on the fiftieth day of school. Some of the girls wore poodle skirts, pony tails, Pink Lady jackets, scarves, bows and cardigans. The boys wore white shirts, rolled up jeans, letterman's jacket, and some even slicked back their hair. The math focus for the day was helping students count and write up to the number 50, counting by 2s, 5s and 10s. Fun activities included playing with toys invented back in the 50s, a bubble gum blowing contest, and a hula hoop and limbo contest and a sock hop. It was a great way to celebrate 50 days of learning fun! CLICK ON THIS LINK for more photos.



Students in 4H take time to model in their brand new classroom.

Can you tell where the new addition was added?

OH WHAT FUN.....Art Class!

Several first grade students got to roll up their sleeves and dip their fingers in paint during art class last week. Mrs. Deppe taught students how to use every day objects like bottle caps and legos to stamp a background for a Laurel Burch cat collage that they will be assembling next class.


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