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Teacher Work Day

February 1, 2024

Just a reminder…No School on Friday 2/2 for a Teacher Work Day!


Thank you to our EXTRAordinary staff!

January 26, 2024

Our staff appreciation team just delivered a little extra treat for our extraordinary staff!

We are so so appreciative to everyone who works so hard to make Carnation Elementary a positive place for our kids!

Go Green Team!

January 26, 2024

Carnation Elementary Honored by King County Green Schools for Commitment to Environmental Sustainability!

This article provided courtesy of Carnation Elementary teacher Dani Geitzke and King County Green Schools.

In 2022-23, Carnation Elementary in Riverview School District showcased their commitment to environmental sustainability.
Here we highlight some current Green Schools efforts:
The installation of a vibrant “science garden” in 2023 is living classroom for hands-on learning and cultivating a deep appreciation for nature among students.
The implementation of reusable towels in classrooms is an ambitious systems change that minimizes paper waste and promotes eco-friendly habits in daily activities.
Educators have incorporated classroom sustainability features, including individual student reusable hand towels that are used to dry hands after washing. Hand towels are washed weekly by the custodian and teachers.
The introduction of worm bins in multiple classrooms underscores Carnation Elementary’s proactive stance on composting and waste reduction. For example, a worm bin on a rolling cart in Kelsey Bohl’s classroom is used to collect compost scraps from snack time.
In addition to the efforts highlighted here, the school has an active and recognized student Green Team, with over 70 students involved! During lunchtime students support waste sorting and education for fellow students and staff.
Carnation Elementary is at the forefront of sustainability, engaging in discussions with the school district to pioneer compost collection in the cafeteria, with an aim to set an example for neighboring schools. The Green Team’s collaboration with the district aligns with their vision of expanding Green Schools initiatives and fostering a culture of environmental consciousness.

Thank you to the Carnation Elementary Green Team for all they are doing to promote sustainability, teach important environmental practices and educate our students on how they can improve the world around them.



Art from the Heart

January 23, 2024

Art from the Heart:
Get your craft on with friends and family at this friendship and love-inspired art event!
Drop by anytime between 4-6pm in the MPR on Friday, February 9th and have fun making art!

Krispy Kreme orders!

January 23, 2024

Get sweets for your sweets! Krispy Kreme order forms are going home in backpack mail. Be sure to turn them in by February 9th and PTSA will have them available for pickup after school (at the school) on February 13th, right in time for Valentine’s Day!

Want to support the PTSA and our community but don’t want donuts for your family? Purchase a gift card and PTSA will evenly distribute the donuts to our amazing staff at Carnation and Riverview, to the senior center and the fire department.



Popcorn Friday!

January 23, 2024

Last Friday was National Popcorn Day! In celebration, our committed popcorn Tiger moms were passing out the popcorn to happy little tigers!! YUM and thank you PTSA popcorn team!

Holiday Bazaar

January 19, 2024

Thank you to everyone who attended the Holiday Bazaar in December! We had a great turnout with wonderful vendors and fabulous art made by the kids. It was a really fun event and we were able to raise some money for the school as well as procure some items for our upcoming silent auction.


Riverview Reflection’s Gala

January 19, 2024

We want to congratúlate all of our Tigers who showed work at Friday night’s Riverview Reflection’s Gala! It was a beautiful night celebrating our district students as they shared their creative expressions of the theme “I Am Hopeful Because…” 

A special shout out to those who received Finalist Awards and will move on the state level this spring! Way to go Tigers!

Finalist Awards (moving on to the WA State competition level):

Dallin Wheeler (Film Production) Jane Malina (Dance Choreography)Colette Rogahn (Photography) Jillian Metcalf (Photography) Ava Lee Ingersoll (Visual Arts)

Honorable Mention Awards: 

Hazel Brandenberger (Music Composition) Thomas Hooper (Film Production) Rowan Clifford (Photography) Brooklyn Skeem (Literature) Lucy Vilsmeyer (Literature) Enzo Carosino (Visual Arts) Beau Ingersoll (Visual Arts)

Participant Awards: 

Dhamayanthi Dineshkumar (Literature) Ali Soptich (Visual Arts) Chloe Batishchev (Visual Arts) Ava Santos (Visual Arts) Charlotte Jensen (Visual Arts) Emmy Colburn (Visual Arts) Madeleine Anderson (Visual Arts) Metelina Halfdane (Visual Arts) Tali Spiegelman (Visual Arts) Ana Morales (Visual Arts) Cassius Richenburg (Visual Arts) Isaac Piorunski (Visual Arts)


MLK Peace Walk

January 15, 2024

MLK Peace Walk- Thursday, January 18th

Families are welcome to line the streets to support our CE students on their Peace walk

2:45 students will begin in the Gym with a whole school song.

2:55 the students will start their peace walk carrying their signs of Peace, Equality and Kindness.

The entire school will Leave the gym, and head towards the Carnation Library. Walk past the Library and turn left on Tolt Ave.

They will then continue and turn left on East Rutherford Street, walk to Spilman Avenue and take a left on Spilman to then return back to Carnation Elementary by 3:30 to pack up in their classrooms for dismissal. We hope you can join us!

Donations for Art from the Heart

January 15, 2024

PTSA is organizing Art from the Heart, a fun afternoon of friendship and love-inspired crafts on February 9th. We are asking for donations for friendship bracelets! Specifically pony beads or other beads that children can easily thread on pipe cleaners.

Please drop off donations to the office during school hours. Thank you so much!

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