What’s New with the PTO? – January 2019

  BIG IMPORTANT DATES for January: Restaurant Night | Wednesday, January 16 @ Pasta Zola School Store | Friday, January 18 – Volunteers Needed! Sign Up HERE NO SCHOOL | Monday, January 21 Food Labels Contest | January 28-February 8 Did you know?? Culver’s Night in December brought in $441! Great job to our students and their excellent serving skills. Our previous Food Labels drive has so far brought in almost $950! Get ready for the next contest at the end of January to blow this number out of the water! The 2018-2019 School Yearbook creation is well under way and YOU can help! Parents, if you have some great pictures of students at Bluff Creek Elementary (and you have permission from the parents of any additional child in your photo), you can send them over to RainaBCEPTO@gmail.com where they may make an appearance in the yearbook! 2019 SNEAK PEAK… SPRING FLING | Friday, March 8 Did you hear the news? Spring Fling will be a FREE Admission event this year! You can still... Continue reading What’s New with the PTO? – January 2019

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

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.

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

Our school garden has blossomed into a fruitful outdoor classroom, thanks to the dedication of students, parents, staff, local businesses, and Carver County Master Gardeners! Four years ago, the first seeds were planted with the goal of establishing an outdoor focal point for learning. At the start of every garden year, students start seeds inside the school and keep them watered while making observations during STEAM classes. In May, we have a planting day where Carver County Master Gardeners and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture guide students through planting and agricultural education sessions. Families volunteer to water the garden throughout the summer and often bring the fresh produce to local food shelves. When students come back to school, they spend time in STEAM classes exploring the garden and the changes they’ve observed since spring. Teachers from a variety of studies, including science, social studies, math/engineering, etc., often creatively incorporate the... Continue reading Planting Seeds for Life-Long Learning: Our School Garden