Tuesday Times – August 8, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Upcoming Events

August 17

Parent Night/Coupon Book & Magazine Fundraiser Kickoff

October 12

Cookie Dough/Pecan Fundraiser Kickoff

August 24

Picture Day

October 13

Parent-Teacher Conferences | No School

October 6

1st Period Ends

October 16

Fall Break | No School

New Volunteer and Child Protection Screening Course/Procedures

At Carman Adventist School, we make the safety and protection of all of our students our number one priority. In partnership with the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists and Verified Volunteers, we are proud to launch a new web-based platform with increased training and screening for all of our employees and volunteers.

The completion of this new online training course (an approximate 1 hr duration) and background check are required in order for parents to volunteer as a classroom assistant or field trip driver/attendee.

Due to the in-depth screening process, volunteers and field trip attendees are required to complete the online training course 3-4 weeks prior to the date/trip they wish to volunteer. To complete the online training course and background check:

  1. Visit the Verified Volunteers website
  2. Select ‘First-Time Registrant’
  3. Under the ‘Select Your Union’ option, choose ‘Southern’
  4. Under the ‘Select Your Conference’ option, choose ‘Georgia-Cumberland Conference’
  5. Create a User ID and Password and provide all necessary contact information. Carman recommends that your User ID be the primary email address used for school correspondences
  6. Under the ‘Select Primary Location’ option, choose ‘Carman Adventist School’. Individuals that volunteer at multiple conference organizations will be prompted to enter all that apply
  7. Select all roles that you are interested in volunteering as (ex. Classroom Aide, Driver (Volunteer)
  8. Complete the online training module, ‘Child Protection Online Awareness Session’ (approximately 1 hour in duration)
  9. Print a certificate of completion. If this option is not immediately available, navigate to ‘Training Report’.
  10. Complete and submit the background check.

We look forward to continuing to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all of our students!

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Procedures

A reminder that when dropping off and picking up students during the mornings and afternoons, Carman parents should utilize the carpool line. While visiting during the school day, please utilize this carpool path to park in any of the available spaces. Morning Care begins at 7 A.M. everyday and is held in the music room which is located on the side of the building. We suggest walking your student to the morning care door so that they are familiar with where to go.

During rainy days especially, we are all tempted to use the awning near the church entrance for drop-off. The awning however is solely for the daycare and church’s use, and is not available for Carman transportation during the week. Please keep in mind that caution and slower speeds should be used when traveling through the parking lot to avoid accident.

Thank you for ensuring that our children remain safe!

7th & 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Tryouts – August 9 & 10

In anticipation of the upcoming volleyball season for the Carman Royals, Coach K will host volleyball tryouts for interested girls in the 7th and 8th grades. Tryouts will take place this week on August 9 and 10 and will be held from 3:15 – 4:45 P.M. Parents are advised to pick up their student(s) promptly after tryouts to avoid an $8 fee for aftercare.

Students are asked to bring athletic shoes, workout clothes, kneepads (optional, but encouraged), a water bottle, a signed permission, and a positive attitude.

Carman Band Updates

Beginning next Tuesday, August 15, band classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school day. Returning band students, are to bring their band book to class. New band students will be provided with a book. Please ensure that your student has a working band instrument. Ken stanton is still providing instrument rental specials throughout this month. Contact Mrs. Tirado for any further questions or concerns.

Accelerated Reader and Learning.com

Accelerated Reader

The Accelerated Reader is a program that helps increase and assess comprehension of independent reading. Each student will read independently and then take quizzes that ensure comprehension of their book. For each quiz passed at an 80 percent or above, the student receives points. Each teacher has set a point goal as part of the student’s reading grade. Additionally, students who achieve an exceptional number of points will be awarded for their hard work. For students in grades 4-8 that is 100 points per semester, grade 3 – 80 points, grades 1-2 – 40 points, and grades PreK/K – 25 points. Each book varies in point value. You can find books and their point values by utilizing the website, www.arbookfind.com.


Accelerated Reader 360 is a tool that teachers in grades 4-8 may utilize to supplement their reading program. Books and articles are located within the program, and the teacher can create assignments utilizing this resource. Once assigned, students can highlight, comment, discuss, and then complete quiz assessments to demonstrate their learning. We are thankful that we are able to offer this type of curriculum to our students!

Please browse this copy of the Parent PDF for answers to any questions or concerns.

If you would like to set up a parent account in this program that allows you to view your child’s progress from home, please email Mrs. Helbley at rhelbley [at] caschool [dot] org. The top readers will be posted each week in a school-wide effort to improve comprehension.


We are integrating a new online technology curriculum this year for all of our students. Through this resource, student’s will receive instruction and practice on a variety of subjects, including online safety, keyboarding, word processing, and more.

MAC Summer of Service – Compassion Sabbath | August 19

It’s time to serve! This summer has been dubbed the “Summer of Service” at the Marietta Adventist Church. Everyone is invited to make an impact in our community for Christ and be the Church!

On August 19 right after church, teams will leave campus and minister to the people of Marietta. There will be a variety of ways to show Jesus’ love in practical ways.

For more information, visit www.mariettaadventist.org/sos

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