Dear Parents and Friends of the Carden Country School,
Happy New Year!
It is great to be back at school adjusting to our post-vacation routine! The Christmas Assembly was an evening of rejoicing and blessing. The hours of preparation by students and staff was appreciated by all in attendance. Thank you for inviting your friends and neighbors. I know it means so much to the students to be well-supported by family, friends and Carden alumni.
On behalf of the entire staff I wish to express our deep appreciation for the generous Christmas gifts and cards we received from our Carden Families. It is truly humbling to receive such an outpouring of support and love from our community. Thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness.
Winter is here
During the chilly days of winter please remember to send your child with appropriate outerwear as students are expected to play outside during recess. The proper coat, hat, gloves, scarf and winter boots are suggested.
During stormy weather, please refer to the BI School District for school closure. KOMO AM 1000 and KIRO AM 710 are radio stations that broadcast updates about BISD. King5 has a text alert system as well. If Carden’s campus loses power before or after school starts, and we decide to cancel school for that day while the public school remains open, we will utilize a phone tree to alert you. Your child’s safety is our first priority, and we will have a staff member available until the last student is picked up.
With winter weather comes cold and flu season. For the benefit of the student body, any child who is ill or shows signs of illness must be kept at home. These signs include but are not limited to:
- Fever within the last 24 hours
- Green or yellow mucous discharge
- Continual coughing and/or sneezing
- Vomiting within the last 24 hours
Pizza Day is this Friday. If your student did not order pizza before the Christmas break, she may still do so. Orders received by Wednesday afternoon will be available Friday. Please let Mrs. Rohl know if you need an order form.
You are invited to explore with the Battle Point Astronomical Society this Saturday, January 9th. Create a human sundial to learn how our ancient ancestors told time and make and take your own working CD sundial. This event is free to BPAA members, suggested $5 donation for non-members.
BPAA offers BPAstrokids the second Saturday of the month at Battle Point Observatory. Please visit them at bpastro.org for more information.
Shape Up for Spring Sports
Students in grades 5 through 8 can run with Mrs. Rohl and Coach Jim Whiting on easy-paced runs at Battle Point Park, the Grand Forest, Fort Ward and many other venues while preparing for the St. Patrick’;s Day Dash in Seattle. Sign up online through BI Metro Parks and Recreation Dept.: activity 511387-01 TTH 3:45-4:45 Jan. 26 – Mar. 31.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. school will be closed on Monday, January 18th .
Open Door Policy
As we finish the second quarter of the year, please remember that all parents are welcomed and encouraged to observe classes and ask questions. Please call or email Mrs. Rohl to schedule your visit.
This time of year marks the beginning of the admissions search for families who are looking for an academic change for their children, or for families in search of the brave new start for their kindergarten student. YOU and our students are the best marketing and advertising resource for our school! Please direct anyone with an inquiry to the office and remember to recommend Carden Country School to your neighbors, church communities and friends.
There are a limited number of Carden spirit wear sweatshirts for purchase. These cozy, classroom approved hooded sweatshirts are available for $25. Please see Mrs. Rohl for size availability.
“We thank the Lord for His constant renewal of strength, encouragement and provision. We are deeply grateful and pray the Carden Country School may bring Him honor.”
With Joy and blessings,