Carpenter Elementary School Blog

I wanted to take the time to say thank you to all of our young authors who have submitted stories to the Young Authors District Competition. The following student's storie...

On Friday, February 19th (pmK on February 18th), all Carpenter students learned about our Read-a-Thon Fundraiser from February 29th -March 4th. Our students learned about how lu...

Carpenter Battle of the Books

February 19, 2016

Congratulations to Carpenter's Battle of the Books team which took 1st place this year out of seven teams.  Carpenter finished with a score of 521 points.  I&#39...

On behalf of Uncle Pete's Ministry and Carpenter's student council, I would like to thank our Carpenter families for participating in Uncle Pete's Lunches today. ...

Valentine Parties at Carpenter

February 12, 2016

Thank you to all of the parents who helped to support our Valentine parties today at Carpenter.  The students enjoyed the time with their classmates and the activities. A...

Carpenter Daddy/Daughter Dance

February 12, 2016

We danced the night away at Carpenter's Daddy/Daughter dance! The fun included: cotton candy, a photo booth, a candy bar, arts and crafts, and tons of dancing! The evening e...

Carpenter 5th grade students got the first opportunity to try Carpenter's new 3D printer, which was purchased through a generous ELF grant at the end of last year. Mrs. Bi...

Carpenter Skating Party Fun

January 18, 2016

Carpenter's PTO sponsored another fun-filled family evening at Oakton Ice Arena on Sunday, January 17th at 5:45 pm.  It was great to see so many of our families and o...

Over the past week, over 50 Carpenter students competed in the Carpenter Spelling Bee (3rd-5th Grade).  Mrs. Douglass conducted the spelling bee over 3 different grade le...

Last night at the standing-room only PTO meeting, we showed this thank-you video that we put together to thank the PTO for funding and bringing the One School, One Book idea t...

Holiday Sing 2015

December 28, 2015

We had another terrific Holiday Sing under the direction of our talented music department. Shared in this post is a link to our dress rehearsal if you are interested.  We...

It was another fun Carpenter day, albeit in a different city a little east of Park Ridge. It was the annual bookfair at Barnes & Noble.  According to initial reports,...

Google Expeditions @ Carpenter

November 13, 2015

On Friday, November 13th, Google Expeditions visited Carpenter.  Our teachers were trained in the morning about utilizing the technology with their classrooms. It was new t...

Veterans Day @ Carpenter

November 13, 2015

For Veterans Day, Carpenter's Student Council spent a week collecting and sorting extra Halloween candy to support Operation Gratitude.  Students were also encouraged...

Barnes and Noble Book Fair - This Saturday! The Barnes and Noble Book Fair is taking place this Saturday, November 14 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm. Families c...

Google Expeditions is coming to Carpenter School for grades 2-5 on Friday, November 13! The Google Expeditions Pioneer Program is a virtual field trip offered to schools around ...

Another October has come and gone, but not without its share of fun and excitement at Carpenter.  On Friday, October 24th, the PTO sponsored another terrific halloween p...

Another October has come and gone, but not without its share of fun and excitement at Carpenter.  On Friday, October 24th, the PTO sponsored another terrific halloween pa...

PAWS Model

September 24, 2015

Hello Families!   It’s hard to believe we are well underway and it’s not yet October! Our students are off to a great start. One big part of what we do at...

Check us out on Twitter!

September 24, 2015

Hi Carpenter! We hope to connect with you through twitter more this year! You can follow Carpenter School for fun updates & educational topics here:  @CarpenterD6...

Emily's Test

September 21, 2015

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Track-a-Thon Fun

September 19, 2015

We were able to squeeze Track-a-Thon 2015 between two night-time thunderstorms.  I wanted to thank Doreen Currey and Tania Forte, our PTO Track-a-Thon Chairs and all of o...

You've read in a previous post that the Elementary Learning Foundation (ELF) helped us by providing us with a grant to get our Move and Learn Project underway at Carpenter...

Carpenter Summer Reading

September 14, 2015

I was delighted when I received an email from Staci Greenwald, the School Services Coordinator at the Park Ridge Library over the weekend.  Staci thanked us for having he...

Last year, we wrote and received about a $4500 grant from the Elementary Learning Foundation (ELF).  The grant was titled the "Move and Learn" Project. Our goal...