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Dear Carlmont Families,

Welcome to the beginning of the Carlmont school year. I hope your summer was nice and relaxing and you are ready for the new school year to begin.

Earlier this week, Principal Crame sent out an email with information on the Carlmont CART – a “one-stop shopping” solution for many groups at Carlmont. Since this information is very important, we wanted to send it out again to make sure that you received it. Here’s to the new school year!

Regards,

April Carlson
CAF President

The CART – Your One-Stop Shopping Experience!

Important Dates
Carlmont Academic Foundation (CAF)
Mark your Calendars for the 2nd Annual CAF Bagpiper Bash on Sunday, September 20th
Join the PTSA
Carlmont HS PE Clothes
Freshman BBQ Parent Volunteers Needed
Early Picture Day & lst Week of School Lunch Recess PE Clothes Sales Volunteers Needed
Student Store Parent Volunteers Needed

Important Dates

Monday, August 17, 8 am – 12 noon: Freshman Orientation and BBQ (meet at the football bleachers)
Monday, August 17, 9 am – 4 pm: Early Bird and Freshman Picture Day
Tuesday, August 18, 8am: 1st Day of School and Picture Day

Carlmont Academic Foundation (CAF)

Support the Carlmont Academic Foundation by making a donation through the Carlmont CART. Last school year, CAF raised almost $430,000. With these funds, CAF funded 13 additional class periods for this school year, enabling ALL teachers to have smaller class sizes. Additionally, CAF supports the afterschool tutoring center, curriculum supplies for teachers, and support for extracurricular activities like instrumental and vocal music, journalism, and visual arts. This year, CAF is also funding a college counseling administrative assistant to strengthen Carlmont’s college counseling program. CAF’s suggested tax-deductible donation is $1,000 per student, but all gifts are valued at any level.

Mark your Calendars for the 2nd Annual CAF Bagpiper Bash on Sunday, September 20th

Please join the Carlmont community at the 2nd Annual CAF Bagpiper Bash on Sunday, September 20th from 6 – 10 pm. This fundraising dinner party at Mistral Restaurant promises to be an evening to remember. There will be great food including Mistral’s famous paella, craft cocktails, wine and beer. Dance to the music of Sinister Dexter, a 10-piece horn-driven funk and party band. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased on the Carlmont CART.

Carlmont PTSA welcomes you to Carlmont High School! Join Carlmont PTSA

Our mission:  To advocate for our students, teachers, and families and to bring a closer relationship between the home and school so that parents teachers, and students may work collaboratively in the education and wellness of children and youth.

Why should join the Carlmont PTSA?

Membership dues support many great PTSA programs that benefit our entire school throughout school year, such as Teacher/Staff/Club Mini-Grants, Parent Education Speakers, Senior Student Scholarships, Safe & Sober Grad Night Event, Carlmont Pantry & Student Aid, SAT/ACT Practice Tests, Teacher/Staff Appreciation, PTA Reflections Art Recognition Program, Student Store, PE Clothes, Hospitality, and committees that serve the needs of our school community in areas of outreach and advocacy efforts. Join PTSA online here.

Carlmont H.S. PE Clothes

Purchasing Carlmont PE Clothes with the Carlmont Logo is OPTIONAL. Students need to wear plain light gray shorts without pockets and plain white or light gray t-shirts during PE that can be purchased elsewhere. However, Carlmont PTSA offers PE clothes at reasonable prices and for the convenience of students to purchase on campus. Order PE clothes online until Saturday, 8/15th.  Online order pick up and cash/check sales are available at Early Picture Day, 8/17th, 9AM-4PM, Carlmont Scot’s Gym and during the first week lunch recess at the campus quad area. PE clothes cash/check sales are available at on-campus Student Store throughout the school year. Order online and find the PE clothes guidelines here.

Freshman BBQ Parent Volunteers Needed (for this event, Freshman Class parent volunteers only please)

Freshman BBQ is a wonderful event that welcomes our Freshman students to Carlmont High School.  At the end of the Freshman Students Only orientation, students, teachers, and staff gather at the Quad to enjoy lunch and socialize. Parent volunteers are needed to help with shopping, setup, grilling, and wrapping burgers, serving, and cleanup.  Your help is much needed and appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Azi Dennler, Freshman BBQ 2015 Co-Coordinator. Sign up to volunteer online here.

Early Picture Day & lst Week of School Lunch Recess PE Clothes Sales Volunteers Needed

If you can signup to help 1.5 – 2 hours to help us with distribution/sale of PE clothes that will be much appreciated. This is a great way to be on campus to see and help our students. Sign up online here.

Student Store Parent Volunteers Needed

Congratulations! And to all new families coming to Carlmont High School! Your student is suddenly all grown up and starting a new phase of life. If you’re both elated and worried about this new transition and would like to still be a part of your student’s campus life, please volunteer at the Carlmont Student Store! The Student Store sells healthy snacks, drinks, PE & spirit clothes to help fund PTSA programs. Our little Store is open every day for 2 shifts to serve the students (and staff too). The Store is managed by a dedicated team of PTSA parents and staffed by parent volunteers. And it is your dedication and participation that makes running our little Store possible.  If you don’t have younger kids, please consider taking on the PM shifts. Do also consider taking on more than 1 slot, if you are able and willing. If you have questions/comments, please email Susy LeeSign up for a shift and/or get more information here.