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Upcoming Events 4/22/16 - 5/13/16

Wed Apr 27

5:00 p.m. Numeracy in the Early Grades in the Hall of Feathers

Fri Apr 29

Faculty In Service Day- NO SCHOOL

Wes May 4

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Coffee with Caring at Carey 

Thu May 5

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Celebration of Learning on the Carey Campus

Fri May 13

5:00 p.m. Virginia Taylor Spaghetti Dinner

Save the Date

Sat May 21

10:30 a.m. Biped Club Family Bike Ride at Coyote Park

Announcements as of 4/22/2016

Please Note: Calendar Change

Please make note that the faculty inservice day that was scheduled for Monday, April 25th has been moved to Friday, April 29th. There will be school as usual on Monday, April 25th, but there will be no school and no extended care offered on Friday, April 29th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may create, but we will be having an important professional development event for teachers. 

Numeracy in the Early Grades - April 27

We are very excited to announce that we will be having a math focused parent meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the Hall of Feathers. Our PK, K and 1st grade teachers will be presenting, in conjunction with math literacy expert Peg McLean, on numeracy in the early grades. This presentation will share information about recent research on math learning, how we build math knowledge at Carey and what you can do at home to support your learner. Free childcare will be available through our extended care.

CSPA Auction/ Bounce Into Spring Pay-to-Play, Sky High Sports - April 29

Thank you Carey families!  Saturday night’s Auction was a blast.  But the good times don’t have to end there.  There are still a bunch of Pay-to-Plays with tickets available. 

Your children have the unique opportunity to join their teachers, specialists and administration from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on April 29 at Sky High Sports! Teachers and children will have the run of the entire facility including the trampolines, dodgeball area, video arcade and cafe. Jumpers will fuel up with a slice of pizza and a bottle of water. Plenty of spots are still available for this event and other Pay-to-Plays. Purchase tickets on the Auction website

Please note that Friday, April 29th, 2016 is a Carey inservice day.  Now you have the afternoon planned! Sky High Sports, (1524 Rollins Rd, Burlingame) $60 per child (Carey students only). Contact Michelle Ficcaglia (650) 492-0300, with questions.

CSPA Funding Proposals

Each year, $15,000 of CSPA net proceeds is earmarked to fund specific, eligible proposals generated from members of The Carey School community including students, parents and faculty. Proposals are voted on by the parent community and implemented within the current calendar year. Past projects supported by this initiative include: Diversity and Inclusion Workshops, Green and Verdant Campus Improvements, Author and Illustrator Visits. Proposals are due Friday, April 29th! For more information on funding proposals, click here. For a Funding Proposal application, click here. Please submit your proposals to Julie Lee at

Art Week Volunteers Needed!

We are currently seeking Art Room Volunteers (absolutely no art skills required) to help Mr. D get ready for Art Week! We need your help mounting your child's and other kids art for display during Art Week. Morning time slots are available between 8:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Thursday, 4/14 - Monday, 5/2. Come solo or with friends. You will have fun, get a sneak peak at the children's artwork AND receive volunteer credit (non-revenue hours)!    

Please go to the Art Room for all slots, unless informed otherwise. Sign up here.

New: Coffee with Caring at Carey - May 4

Caring at Carey would like to thank the entire school community for its help with all our outreach efforts this year. Please join us during drop-off for coffee/tea and breakfast treats outside the Hall of Feathers. Coffee will start at 7:30 p.m. and our final meeting of the school year will take place at 8:30 a.m. at the picnic tables. Please join us! 

Caring at Carey exists to raise awareness about service learning and the role it plays in the mission of the school, and to connect Carey families in a meaningful way. 

Celebration of Learning and Art Showcase - May 5

Join us for an evening celebrating a great year of learning, exploring and creating from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Come with your families to visit the Carey classrooms to see what your children have been working on this year, as well as visit the classrooms they may be in next year. Also, make sure to visit the Hall of Feathers to view the Art Showcase. We look forward to seeing you!

New: Book Swap – Book Drop off on May 9-10 & Swap on May 11

Get ready for the Book Swap where students can trade their gently used books for books that other students bring to the swap!

What? Students can bring up to 10 books in good condition – no ripped or colored pages, no baby or board books, appropriate up to Grade 5.

When? Books can be dropped off on Monday, May 9 & Tuesday, May 10 in the Hall of Feathers before school or during morning recess. Students will visit the Book Swap to select books (up to 10 based on how many dropped off) with their class during the day of Wednesday, May 11th.

Want to help? Sign up on the Volunteer Portal.

Questions? Email Amy Schwartz or Christina O’Neill

Virginia Taylor Spaghetti Dinner - May 13

The annual Spaghetti Dinner is May 13th at 5:00 p.m. and we need help! Please check out the Volunteer Portal for lots of opportunities to help with this fun, annual tradition.

Become a Mentor Family

The Mentoring Committee is looking for families who are interested in being a Mentor family to new incoming families for the following school year. The mission of the Carey School Mentoring Committee is to assist in providing all new Carey families with a welcoming and supportive onboarding and first year experience. If you would like to get involved please reach out to Heather Melvin at

Girls Leadership- Parent-Daughter Workshops at Carey

Hosted by the CSPA Health and Wellness committee, Girls Leadership will offer a series of courses for 4th/5th grade girls and their parents to build emotional intelligence. In this workshop, parent-daughter pairs learn about identifying healthy relationships, finding their voices, and communicating more effectively. Girls also develop resilient responses to conflict, drama, challenges, and mistakes. The program is interactive, fun, and enlightening, and it’s also a great opportunity to gain insight and spend time with your daughter in a new and different way. 

Link to the Workshop for Grades 4/5
Class Dates: April 19, April 26, May 3, and May 10 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Password: Carey2345

Questions: Contact CSPA Health and Wellness chair Sarah Suleman at or Girls Leadership CA Outreach Manager Brielle Plump at

Extended Care(y)

Did you know you can email the entire Extended Care staff with just one email?  If you need to relay a message to the Extended Care team, just email extended  If you need to contact Extended Care between 4:00-6:00, call us on our direct line at 650 667-9023 and of course, check out the latest pictures and information on our Extended Care website.

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