Carey Elementary School
    2016 Blue Devil Drive  Carey, Ohio  43316
    Telephone: 419.396.7922   Fax: 419.396.3158 

  • Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday August 3rd

    Posted by Tammy Wagner on 8/1/2018

    Ohio will observe its fourth annual back-to-school sales tax holiday soon, with exemptions for qualifying clothing and school supplies in effect for all of Friday, Aug., 3 through Sunday, Aug. 5. Lawmakers enacted another one-time tax holiday in the state budget, HB49 (R. Smith), and later followed up with enactment of SB226 (Bacon), which will give the tax holiday a permanent place on the calendar for 2019 and beyond. The tax holiday exempts clothing items up to $75 each and school supply items and instructional materials up to $20 each. There is no limit on the total of exempt purchases, so long as individual items qualify.

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  • Open House is August 16th

    Posted by Tammy Wagner on 7/24/2018

    Our Back to School Open House is August 16th between the hours of 4pm and 7pm. Feel free to stop by and

    • visit with teachers in their classrooms.
    • drop off school supplies.
    • pay school fees.
    • tour the school.
    • get a cookie from our Parent Teacher Team (PTT).
    • fill out free and reduced lunch forms.
    • register your child for school.

    If you are unable to stop by during this time, feel free to stop by in the office anytime the week of August 13th during office hours 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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  • Read to Them

    Posted by Tammy Wagner on 7/23/2018
    There's magic lurking in every one of our suggested titles.  
    Here are some favorites moments highlighted by our staff.

    Check 'em out - then share your own!
    Playing with a dozen penguins!
    "My first grade teacher read 
    Mr. Popper's Penguins aloud to my class. I remember being completely enthralled with the book, especially the idea that a person could simply acquire twelve penguins and play with them all day long. That sounded like the life for little six-year-old me! 
    Mr. Popper's antics quickly taught me, though, that a small house like my own was no place for a penguin. 
    So, I started learning about their real habitat instead -  the Antarctic - and became obsessed with everything tundra. My teacher helped me check out books on penguins, seals, icebergs, and more at the library and even showed a documentary about the Antarctic to my class on my birthday. I'll never forget it!"   
    - Emily, Intern
    Baseball = America
    "In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord, a young girl comes to America with her family from China. Shirley, the American name the girl chooses before arriving in the U.S., had lived a lavish lifestyle in China.  Here in America, she does not have all the comforts of  her Chinese home like a real bed, a language she understands, or plenty of family and friends. 
    The book takes you on a journey of highs and lows as Shirley acclimates to her new country.  One of my favorite parts is when Shirley's teacher makes a connection between the game of baseball and America."
    - Anne, OSOB Program Coordinator
    He inspires us when we're alone.
    "I remember reading 
    Stuart Little with my school in fourth grade. I was impressed by how such a small creature could navigate a big world. The story taught me to have a greater appreciation for my friends and role they play in my life.
    As a kid, I related to Stuart Little because I was also quiet, but loved adventure. This story was particularly memorable to me during my first year of college, where I experienced life away from home on my own." 
    - Mathilda, Intern
    Hope: 'a chance that is there'
    "'But there was one other thing that the grown-ups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.'

    It's from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and I just like it because it gives hope to what seems like a hopeless situation for Charlie. Hope has an excitement to it and it's what makes anything seem possible if only for a fleeting moment."  
    - Deanna, OSOB Program Coordinator
    Two meanings of 'dumb'
    "As a child, I was captivated by The Trumpet of the Swan. I loved reading about Louis's Dad's great quest to find his son, who cannot trumpet, a trumpet of his own. I always remembered the moment where his Dad says Louis is "dumb", and explains (at great length) the two meanings of the word.
    There is a kind message within the book and in Louis's relationship with his family; of supporting and loving each other. Re-reading the book as an adult, I was surprised at how funny the writing is - especially the parents' banter!"
    - Carly, Intern
    "So your uncle's a scuba diver?"
    "This passage is one of my favorites. It's from the bookFudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume. The main character is Farley Drexel Hatcher, a 5 year-old boy with the nickname "Fudge". He has a pet bird named Uncle Feather. Uncle Feather gets out of the house one day when the windows are left open and Fudge and his older brother Pete (the narrator of the story) visit a neighbor, Mrs. A., to see if she's seen the bird. The only problem is that she doesn't know that Uncle Feather is a pet bird and mistakenly thinks the boys are looking for their senile uncle who apparently suffers from dementia and has wandered off!"
    - John, Executive Director
    "You disappoint me."

    "One of my favorite moments is an unexpected moment - that's what I love so much about it. At the beginning of Edward Tulane, the rabbit and the girl and the grandmother are on an ocean liner. The scene appears to be a good night kiss with the grandmother tucking in the girl and her bunny. Instead, just when you think it's time to turn the light off,  a sweet and familiar moment, the grandmother stares at the bunny - the main character - and says coldly (and mysteriously), "You disappoint me."
    What? Did she just say that? In a kid's book?! It's a telling moment because it's Kate DiCamillo and, come on, we trust the author. What is she going to make of this? What's the lesson? It's only the first of other unexpected moments in a book that keeps changing up on you. But it's one I'll never forget and it helps make Edward Tulane one of those children's fables that have unexpected lessons to teach us in our real life lives."
    - Bruce, Director of Programs


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Last Modified on August 1, 2018