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Amazon Smile

Shopping on Amazon has become commonplace for many families. Simply linking your account to your chosen charity (Ahem, Carnation PTSA 🥰) through Amazon Smile is a great way to generate donations. Here are the 3 EASY, ONE-TIME steps to be sure that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to your child's school. We have great goals for this year and hope with your support we can meet them!  

October and November Art Docent Projects

Fall art at Carnation Elementary was a celebration of the harvest, autumn color, and all that is spooky! Check out what our talented tigers have been creating! Many thanks to the wonderful CEPTSA art docent volunteers who led lessons in October and November! Way to go Tigers!      
Ms. Eaton’s 1st graders made fall leaves in watercolor and glue with Stephanie Piorunski.
Ms. Eaton’s 1st graders also made pattern pumpkins with Stephanie Piorunski.
Ms. McAlpine’s 1st graders made salt spiderwebs with Kelly Clifford.
Ms. Parkin’s 3rd graders made stunning spiders with Asher Goods
Ms. Minaglia’s 5th graders made colorful corn with Michelle Turner.
Ms. Panesko’s 5th graders made spooky houses in oil pastel and watercolor with Holly Jensen.

Minted’s Fundraising Program

**Website: **Code: FUNDRAISECARNATION     Holiday cards and photo gifts are always on people's minds this time of year! We have partnered with Minted to offer everyone who uses our code FUNDRAISECARNATION a 20% discount, and every purchase made with this code generates a 15% discount back to your CEPTSA.     Not only are they offering this code to us permanently (think all your purchases all year long!) but they are committed to inclusion by opening their marketplace to all artists and to sustainability with nearly all recyclable packaging.       They go above and beyond in quality! We love Minted and their mission, and hope that you will too!  

The Scholastic Book Fair is here!

**The Scholastic Book Fair has arrived!!**
Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. And —as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school.
Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from November 17-23 at the Carnation Elementary Library:
The fair will be open:
11/17 (Thursday): 9:10-9:25 AM, 4:00-6:00 PM
11/18 (Friday): 9:10-9:25 AM, 1:00-4:30 PM
11/21 (Monday): 9:10-9:25 AM, 1:00-7:30 PM
11/22 (Tuesday: 9:10-9:25 AM, 1:00-4:30 PM
11/23 (Wednesday): 9:10-9:25 AM
**If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair! All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more:
See you at the Fair!

Reflections Gala!

Congratulations to all of our Tigers who showed their voice and entered artwork into this year's competition! It was an incredible night celebrating our young artists. Thank you to the students for sharing your art with us and their parents and teachers for supporting them!
Please share photos of the night in your comments if you have them!
**Special acknowledgment to the following students whose work will advance to the Riverview PTSA Council competition:**
Primary Division (Grades PreK-2)
Chloe Batishchev (Visual Arts)
Savannah Bryant (Visual Arts)
Rowan Clifford (Visual Arts)
Dhamayanthi Dineshkumar (Visual Arts)
Evelyn Dix (Visual Arts)
Alden Egan (Visual Arts)
Beau Ingersoll (Visual Arts)
Walker Julius (Visual Arts)
Avyay Koonaparaju (Visuak Arts)
Kamden Kuhlman (Visual Arts)
Zoey Misbin (Visual Arts)
Valentina Page (Literature)
Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5)
Michael Batishchev (Film)
Cora Clifford (Literature)
Xander Colburn (Photography)
Penelope Edmonds (Music)
Ava Ingersoll (Visual Arts)
Ian Jensen (Film)
Lincoln Julius (Visual Arts)
Nico Krieger (Visual Arts)
Jillian Metcalf (Visual Arts, Photography)
Evelyn Parkin (Visual Arts)
Agnes Wadsworth (Literature)

November Teacher Appreciation

Special thank you to our staff appreciation team for putting this together for the month of November! What a creative and clever way to treat our staff with a variety of beverages, perfect for this fall weather we are having! Thank you!


The mission of Carnation Elementary PTSA is to positively impact the lives of all students by partnering with staff, families, and community to foster a culture that values learning, builds community and advocates for all students to excel personally, academically and socially.

2022-2023 Elected Board

Erin Nussbaum
Co-Vice Presidents:
Shannon Draughon & Kristina Batishchev
Bailey Denman
Lauren Hubler

Click here for the full Board roster


Mailing Address: 4950 Tolt Ave. - Carnation, WA 98014
Social Media: On Facebook

Carnation Elementary School