Sunday, October 15, 2017

Happy Week 8! (October 16-20)

PTA's No-Fuss Fundraiser - $12,000 Goal
We're up to $2,681! Thank you, Carroll! We still have lots of work ahead of us, but we have another generous family who will match up to $1,500 in new donations this week! Let's do this!!!

Parent Academy - Adolescent Development
Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Carroll Commons 
Looking for support in best influencing healthy adolescent growth in your child? Please join us for our first parent academy of the 2017-18 school year. This is a parent only session. Please RSVP.  

Early Release Day - Friday, October 20
Students will dismiss at 11:45 a.m. 

Positivity Project Board Meeting Event - How did it go?
Wow! What an incredible day!!! I am so proud of our entire school community - especially our student leaders, who led powerful discussions throughout the event. 

News Coverage: The Power of Positivity is on Display at this Raleigh Middle School, News and Observer
National Organization Focusing on Character Education Visits Raleigh School, WNCN

More In the News! - Thank you, Shara Wolkomir!
Raleigh Middle School Helps New Foreign Students Adjust to America, WNCN

Sami 5K - How did it go?
Thank you for supporting this awesome Carroll event. #CommunityMatters! Congratulations to Mr. Aldridge for taking first place. 

Thank you! - Principal of the Year Celebration

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the cards, messages, and treats! Carroll is becoming one of the best schools in the country because of the tireless, collaborative efforts of all members of our #TeamKidsFirst. We have the best students, teachers, parents, and community members around! 

Future Leader Tours 
Know any potential Carroll magnet families? Send them our way

iPad Update
Unfortunately, rollout remains on hold until our devices are returned to us from the district warehouse. As soon as the iPads arrive, students who have submitted their paperwork and usage fee will receive their devices. I will send a message to update families when this happens. I am crossing my fingers for this week or next. 

Athletics - Away (Go, Cougars!)
Volleyball and Girls' Soccer vs. Durant, 10/18 at 4:00 p.m. 
Football vs. Durant, 10/19 at 4:00 p.m. 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Happy Week 7! (October 9-13)

PTA's No-Fuss Fundraiser - $12,000 Goal
All student leaders have received an envelope to return the funds they raise for our PTA's No-Fuss Fundraiser. The homeroom in each grade level with the most returned envelopes will earn a pizza celebration, courtesy of our PTA. One generous family will match donations up to $1,000!!! Please remind your child to return his/her envelope to his/her homeroom teacher by October 12. 

Positivity Project Board Meeting Event - October 11
As a friendly reminder, Carroll will host the P2's annual board meeting on Wednesday. At 10:30 a.m. the board will arrive, along with 17 WCPSS partner principals. (Please note that we will likely have media on campus covering this exciting event). From 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., our guests will tour our beautiful school, allowing our student leaders to showcase some of the awesome things that are happening at Carroll this school year. At 11:00 a.m., the board will meet with WCPSS partner principals for lunch, followed by their closed session meeting. Please remind your child to wear green on Wednesday. 

Athletics - Home (V&S)/Away (F)
Volleyball and Girls' Soccer vs. East Wake, 10/11 at 4:00 p.m. 
Football vs. East Wake (Away), 10/12 at 4:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Happy Week 6! (October 2-6)

Please join #TeamKidsFirst for dinner tonight between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at McDonald's (7301 Six Forks). Our faculty and staff cannot wait to serve our students and their families! The team who has the most participation in tonight's event will enjoy a special frozen treat next week at school. I'm crossing my fingers that I get to work the drive-thru! :)

Positivity Project Annual Board Meeting
#WeAreCarroll is thrilled to welcome Kerri Walsh Jennings, Mike Erwin, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and others to our beautiful school on Wednesday, October 11. As a friendly reminder, all students, faculty, and staff will wear green to celebrate the awesome P2 movement. 

Athletics (Home)
Volleyball and Girls' Soccer vs. Leesville, 10/4 at 4:00 p.m. 
Football vs. Leesville, 10/5 at 4:00 p.m.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Register for the Sami 5K

Today is your last chance to receive a Sami 5K shirt when you register for this special community event that will be held on Saturday, October 14. For more information, please visit the Sami 5K Facebook page

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Happy Week 5! (September 25-29)

Positivity Project
This week at #WeAreCarroll, students will be in engaging in meaningful activities and discourse around Teamwork

Dinner on the Lawn & Open House
It's here! Please join us this Wednesday, September 27. 
  • 4:45 p.m. Dinner on the Lawn
    • Food Trucks in the bus loop. Please bring chairs and blankets.
  • 5:30 p.m. PTA Meeting
  • 5:45 p.m. Open House
    • Meet all of your child's teachers. (Schedule)
Interims will go home with students on Friday, September 29. (Carroll's Grading Plan)

Early Release Day
This Friday, September 29 is an Early Release Day for traditional calendar students in Wake County. Carroll students will dismiss at 11:45 a.m. 

Athletics (Away)
Volleyball and Girls' Soccer vs. Pine Hollow, 9/27 at 4:00 p.m. 
Football vs. Pine Hollow, 9/28 at 4:00 p.m.

In case you missed it...

2017 iPad Rollout
If your child has not yet submitted his/her iPad paperwork with the $40 fee (or partial payment), please bring it with you to Open House on Wednesday.

Curriculum Resources at Carroll

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Happy (Belated) Week 4! (September 18-22)

Teacher Workday
There will be no school for students on Thursday, September 21.

Positivity Project

You heard it right, Carroll Families! Kerri Walsh Jennings, U.S. Olympian, among other amazing Positivity Project leaders will be visiting Carroll on October 11. Let's share our excitement by representing the #OtherPeopleMatter movement with Positivity Project t-shirts. Order here for $7 by Friday, September 22. This week our Positivity Project character strength focus is Perspective.

2017 iPad Rollout

Parent Presentation
iPad Paperwork will be collected each day this week between 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. in the gym. 


Volleyball and Girls' Soccer vs. Ligon, 9/19 at 4:00 p.m. (Home)
Football vs. Ligon, 9/20 at 4:00 p.m. (Home)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Menchie's Spirit Sunday

YUM YUM! Support Carroll at Menchie's today on SPIRIT SUNDAY: September 17, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 6325 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615. A portion of the proceeds will come back to us. See you there!