Cardinal Weekly News - April 23, 2021

Congratulations to our College Wood Cardinals on their winning entries to the Carmel Green Initiative's 9th annual Earth Hour—Earth Day Art Contest!

Benjamin Shultz - 1st Grade Winner

Ben S artwork

Aadhya Khosa - 2nd Grade Semifinalist

Aadhya K artwork

Isabelle Filardo - 5th Grade Semifinalist

Isabelle F artwork

chromebook reminder

All CCS Chromebooks will be sent home with students grades K-8 over the summer. Students may continue to use Chromebooks for educational review over summer break, if appropriate for your family. Please choose a safe place for the device and charger to be stored until we return to school in the fall.

Only those students not returning to Carmel Clay Schools next year will return their device before summer break. All others, regardless of a change in schools or grade level within the district, will keep your assigned Chromebook.


Careful consideration is made in the placement of every student when making class lists for the upcoming school year.  If you would like to provide input regarding  placement of your child for the 2021-22 school year please follow the link below. 




Join the Carmel Education Foundation (CEF) in watching the College Wood Cardinal Choir perform as part of the 35th Annual CEF Musical Showcase!  The Showcase will be streamed four times during the weekend of April 23rd-25th and features performances from 11 Carmel Clay schools.  For schedule and performance links scan the QR code above or go to

summer math workbooks

Summer Math Workbook Sale

Order an optional summer math practice workbook for your child in your Membership Toolkit account by April 30th.

Please order the book for your child's current math grade level. There are no workbooks available for Kindergarten math.

spirit wear sale

Spring Spirit Wear Sale ENDS TOMORROW!

 Check out our new College Wood tees & tanks at our Spring Spirit Wear Sale at starting TODAY!! These styles are perfect to sport for our monthly Spirit Days or at Field Day in May! The sale will be open until April 21st.

virtual trivia night

Virtual Trivia Night - Friday, April 30th

Please join us in the evening on Friday, April 30th for our very first Virtual Trivia Night! There will be two separate Kahoot/Zoom Webinar sessions to accommodate all grade levels: Grades K-2 can sign in from 6:30-7:00pm and Grades 3-5 can sign in from 7:00-7:30pm. The top three winners in each session will receive a prize!


painting with me

Virtual Painting with Me - register for supplies by April 30th

Miss Kate, former College Wood mom & owner of "Paint It Kids!", has created a special collaborative virtual art project with step by step instructions for your CWE children and an adult! This will be a virtual Paint With Me event available to view at your convenience starting Friday, May 7th. If your children want to participate, the PTO is excited to be able to offer supplies for your family! Register for supplies in your Membership Toolkit account ( - you must register by April 30th to receive supplies


Attention Parents of 5th Graders: Please mark your calendars with the important dates listed above as we prepare to celebrate the incredible students in the Class of 2028! Please note that some events are marked as “students only” due to current Covid restrictions and protocol. More information to come! 

Please contact Emily Kahn at for questions regarding 5th grade     t-shirts/party.

Parents and kids, fasten your helmets and hop on your bikes for BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY on Wednesday, May 5th.  The City of Carmel’s Alternative Transportation Department encourages everyone to bike together with a purpose - to promote health, safety, physical activity and concern for the environment.  Parents, please accompany your child on the ride to school and choose to either transport bikes back home after the ride OR complete a dismissal change to “carpool” and meet your student on the front sidewalk at dismissal for the bike ride back home together. We do not have bike racks on our campus but suggest bikes left at school during the day be locked up along the parking lot side of the kindergarten playground fence.     


Online Registration opens on Monday, March 1st at noon for Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation summer camps. Spots fill quickly, so register early to reserve your child’s spot! Please note, the Summer Experience camp will be hosted at College Wood this summer! 

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