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    The Buzzword of the Day for 09/21/2014 is:

    carafe (noun)

    \kuh-RAF\

    What does it mean?

    : a bottle that has a lip and is used to hold water or beverages

    How do you use it?

    During lunch at the hotel restaurant, Alan carefully poured the ice water from the carafe.

    Are you a word wiz?

    The word "carafe" is Arabic in origin. One of the following words for something that can contain a liquid also derives from an Arabic root. Which one do you think it is?

    A. "tankard," a tall one-handled silver or pewter mug with a lid
    B. "demitasse," the small cup used to serve black coffee
    C. "decanter," an ornamental glass bottle used for serving wine
    D. "jug," a large deep usually earthenware or glass container with a narrow mouth and a handle
    Check your answer on Word Central.



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    "We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams."
      
    The mission of Carver-Lyon Elementary School is to provide a foundation for each student to develop his/her maximum potential for lifelong learning in a safe, nurturing environment with active community involvement.
     
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    "Personalizing Learning and Creating Endless Possibilities for Every Child, Every Day!"


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    I will not waste time because it is too valuable, and I am too precious and bright. 
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    Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year...Marquita Woodard!!!!!
                                     

    Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Classified Employee of the Year, Ms.Tasha Williams,Data Base Specialist!!!!

    Mr. Keith Kennedy was chosen as our 2014-2105 Volunteer of the Year!  Thank you, Mr. Kennedy, for all those hours you spent helping our Carver-Lyon students!

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    From the Principal

    Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!  It is my pleasure to serve this school and community as we continue to focus on achieving excellence in teaching and learning here at Carver-Lyon Elementary School.  This year we are Creating a Pathway to Excellence!  Our goal is to move our school to greater academic success. We will work to accomplish this goal through Customizing Learning for Every Student.  We will utilize student data to inform classroom instruction, set and maintain high expectations, provide high quality instruction, incorporate technology and other valuable resources, build positive relationships and increase parental and community involvement.
     
    Strengthening communication between home and school is another key component. We encourage regular communication between teacher and parent. This has proven to be very valuable in helping your child experience a pleasant and productive school year. It is my hope that you will take advantage of opportunities to communicate with your child’s teacher by calling the school, emailing or writing notes, and/or signing their agenda daily.  We also garner your support in our expectation of all students displaying our school-wide behaviors of being respectful, responsible and ready to learn each day.
    I want all students to be successful at Carver-Lyon Elementary School.  Therefore, it is essential that school staff, parents and community members work together in every way possible.  Let’s make this year a most memorable and rewarding one for all!
    Sincerely,

    Michelle B. Kennedy

    Mrs. Michelle B. Kennedy
    Principal