ArtSpace Open House: Aug. 7th, 7:00pm – Event Center in Firemen’s Park

Artspace is a non-profit group that focuses on creating affordable living space for artists in communities.  They are a national group based in Minneapolis, but have projects all over the country including New Orleans, Seattle, New York, etc…  They work in a lot of communities that are sort of known for their arts/culture but are very expensive to live in.  What they found was that a lot of affordable neighborhoods were attracting artists to live.  Once the artists were there, they started creating vibrant neighborhoods where people wanted to hang out.  As soon as they created this vibrant neighborhoods, then people wanted to live there, which created more demand for housing, and thus increased the price for rents in the neighborhoods, making it difficult for the artists who made the neighborhoods vibrant to afford to stay and live there.  Northeast Minneapolis is a good example of this.  What ArtSpace does is to come in and create the permanent artist living space/studios creating... Continue reading ArtSpace Open House: Aug. 7th, 7:00pm – Event Center in Firemen’s Park

Bus Information on Campus Portal this summer for 2018-19 school year

Bus schedules for the upcoming school year will be posted online on your child’s Campus Portal account in late July. With the exception of Special Education students, no letters will be mailed to student homes. Transportation forms and important information for the next school year will be posted on the Transportation webpage. The first day of school for grades 2-12 is Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Kindergarten and 1st grades start on Thursday, Sept. 6,... Continue reading Bus Information on Campus Portal this summer for 2018-19 school year

2018-19 School Year Calendar change for K-1st grade

K-1 assessment days Sept. 4 & 5 – their first day is Sept. 6 Beginning fall of 2018, families of K-1 students will schedule a 30- to 40-minute assessment conference on Sept. 4 or 5. The first day of school for kindergarten and grade 1 will be Sept. 6. Eastern Carver County Schools elementary schools are building off of a current practice where kindergarten students have an assessment time with the teacher before the start of the school year. Parents/guardians should plan for an hour in order to prepare information or complete forms prior to the conference. A large portion of time will be devoted to the student to complete assessments with the teacher or a paraprofessional. This conference has three goals: Students will be on track with their learning earlier in the year. Teachers get to know their students individually right from the start and can plan more personalized instruction earlier in the school year. Parents/guardians can have one-to-one time with the teacher before... Continue reading 2018-19 School Year Calendar change for K-1st grade

Celebrate Summer! with free family fun and learning!

Join us in a neighborhood near you this summer for free fun and learning! All children and families are welcome to join Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education staff as we play games, enjoy a healthy snacks, complete an art project and many other educational activities.  The weekly events are free and offered one afternoon each week in the following neighborhoods: June 18 – August 2 (no program during the week of July 4) Mondays – 2:45 – 4:15 pm Brandondale / Heritage Park Tuesdays – 2:45-4:15 pm Carver Crossings / 1593 Hartwell Dr, Carver Wednesdays – 2:45-4:15 pm Riverview Terrace / main park area Thursdays – 2:45-4:15 pm Chaska Community Park / east of Clover Ridge Elementary Need more information? Talk with an Intercultural Specialist or call Community Education at... Continue reading Celebrate Summer! with free family fun and learning!

Summer 2018 Chromebook Information

Will students be able to use the district-issued Chromebook during the summer? Students in grades three through eleven who were issued a Chromebook this year will be allowed to take their Chromebook home for the summer. During that time they will be responsible for taking care of their district-issued device.  If a family does not want their child to have the Chromebook over the summer, the student must return the Chromebook and charger to their school’s media center before leaving for the summer. When school resumes in the fall, the same Chromebook and charger will be returned to the student during the first week of school. Consider a Protection Plan to reduce or eliminate potential fees (chargers are not covered by the protection plan) from accidental loss or damage. During the first or second week of school (each school will provide detailed directions), incoming sixth and ninth grade students will exchange their current Chromebook for a new one. Returning your Chromebook Think... Continue reading Summer 2018 Chromebook Information

Staff Appreciation Week – April 7th-11th

We are so fortunate to have an amazing staff at Clover Ridge Elementary.  The PTO is coordinating a full week of celebration of our exceptional staff next week during national Teacher Appreciation Week, April 7-11th.  We would really appreciate your help in making it a great gesture of gratitude to our staff for a wonderful year of learning and community building.  We will celebrate them with the following daily “treats”: Monday – Donuts and bagels Tuesday – Soup, salad and sandwich lunch Wednesday – Coffee and tea k-cups Thursday – Qdoba chips and queso Friday – Mobile vending cart: volunteers will bring treats to each cluster during their prep hour. All week, we will be drawing staff names for gift cards for coffee, baked goods, ice cream, etc. Thank you for being a part of this great week by donating an item or your time on the sign up below. Teacher Appreciation week... Continue reading Staff Appreciation Week – April 7th-11th