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List of 20 news stories.

  • MLK Day of Service

    On Monday, January 20, 2020, 170 CS parents, students, faculty and staff from 60 Carlthorp families participated in the first ever Carlthorp School Day of Service in honor of the national initiative to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This day off school was an optional day “on” for the CS community. 
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  • Author Visits Inspire Students

    Throughout the school year the Carlthorp School librarians invite children’s authors and illustrators to speak to students about their craft and answer questions about what inspires them to write.  Recently, Stuart Gibbs, author of the "FunJungle" series, the "Spy School" series, the "Moon Base Alpha" series, the "Last Musketeer" series, and the "Charlie Thorne" series joined us to speak to our 3rd - 6th Grade students. 
     
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  • Mr. Sowah Mensah's Music Residency

    The week of January 6, Carlthorp students were introduced to the music of Africa, in particular Ghana, by Mr. Sowah Mensah who joined us for a week-long musical residency focused on drumming and singing. Students learned about Ghanaian geography, people, and language as well as the role and function of music in traditional Ghanaian culture.
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  • Experiential Learning and Service Learning

    The classroom experience at Carlthorp School is student-led, experiential, and inquiry-based with activities designed to build confidence, facilitate problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and provide a strong foundation of gratitude, passion, empathy and a commitment to service.
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  • Gratitude for Firefighters and First Responders

    Many families in the Carlthorp School community were impacted by the recent Getty Fires. During these October fires when families were evacuated and our community came together to support  each other, one theme resonated with students, teachers, and parents alike... appreciation for the sacrifice and dedication of the first responders and firefighters.
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  • A Class of Craziness

    What happens when a new teacher tries to teach a class full of crazy students?
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  • Halloween Teaches Students the Fun of Giving

    Halloween celebrations at Carlthorp School are a time-honored tradition that include the morning Costume Parade and afternoon Halloween Carnival.
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  • STEM Day Allows Parents to Share & Shine

    On Friday, October 18, 2019, Carlthorp School celebrated STEM Day, a special day dedicated to blending science, technology, engineering, and math to highlight for our students that these four subjects can be taught through "experiential learning."
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  • Students Bond at Mix It Up Lunch

    Carlthorp School students joined millions of other students around the world and participated in Mix It Up at Lunch Day on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. 
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  • 6th Graders Enjoy Annual Camping Trip

    Our 6th Grade students recently went on their first overnight adventure of the year to Camp Ocean Pines in the Central Coast of California. 
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  • Students Get Active During OctoberFit

    As we head into the end of October and start thinking about Halloween, a time undoubtedly filled with candy, treats, and less sleep, it is important to highlight the opportunity Carlthorp students have had throughout the month of October to learn new exercises and experience ways to care for themselves mentally and physically.
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  • Adventures in Costa Rica

    “Our adventure in Costa Rica continues, and we have continued to experience the culture and wildlife of a lush environment. Our morning started off with some great things like seeing a sloth on the side of the road. In a place like Costa Rica, wildlife is everywhere. We learned about the differences between two-toed sloths and three-toed sloths, and also learned that sloths can swim! On our Hanging Bridges tour, we learned about the rainforest. Our guide taught us about plants, history, and about the ecosystem. We saw frogs, snakes, lizards, and more.”
     
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  • Art Grows Here

    The yearly art show is an opportunity for our Carlthorp School community to honor and appreciate our students’ artistic expression. This year’s exhibit, Art Grows Here, opened on Monday, May 6, in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) with a morning reception and remained up until the end of the day on Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day, Thursday, May 9.
     
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  • El Mundo, Carlthorp's Spanish Magazine is here!

    We hope you enjoy El Mundo, Carlthorp School's Spanish Magazine.  The magazine is a compilation of of K-6th Grade student works published by the Spanish Writing Club. Special thanks to our three Spanish teachers Señorita Stephanie, Señora Mayra and Profesora Claudia who worked hard throughout the year to bring the publication to life on La Fiesta Latina.
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  • Mr. Springer’s Story Corner

    Carlthorp School has a longstanding tradition of loved ones dedicating library books to students, teachers, or in this case administrators.  Books are dedicated for many reasons, most often to honor a birthday or special occasion, or for Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Morning.


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  • The Lion King, Jr. Is a Roaring Success!

    The words “Hakuna Matata!” were heard throughout the Carlthorp School campus for weeks as 54 student thespians, all members of the after school Carlthorp Theater Ensemble program prepared for the big performance of The Lion King, Jr.  The weeks of voice, acting and dancing preparation paid off as hundreds of guests clapped along to the sounds of students in grades 1-6 gleefully delivering a spectacular rendition of The Lion King, Jr.
     
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  • CS students in front of the Washington Monument

    6th Grade Service Learning Trip to Washington, D.C.

    Our 6th Grade students traveled to Washington, D.C., in early March for a service learning trip with KidUnity. We are so proud of our students and the work they did preparing for the trip. It was incredible to see them in action, ably and proudly representing Carlthorp School as journalists, meeting with congressional representatives and other influential policy makers. This program is one of the many opportunities our 6th Graders have to demonstrate the skills they have developed over the past seven years: teamwork, research & analysis, critical thinking, and presentation & communication skills.
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  • Kindness is Cool! The Kindness Club is Spreading Joy at Carlthorp School.

    The Kindness & Community Club has been spreading joy and it is contagious!  One of the many after school clubs offered as an extension to the school day, the Kindness and Community Club provides students in K-3 with the opportunity to participate in acts of kindness and community building both on campus and throughout the immediate Santa Monica community.  Each session has a theme such as kindness to yourself, kindness to our families, and kindness to Carlthorp to name a few.
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  • Students Shine in Carlthorp's Got Talent!

    Carlthorp’s Got Talent!, the school talent show took place on Friday, January 25, to rave reviews. This all-school production was run by the Student Council with help from music teachers, Mr. McHugh and Ms. Lin.  The nearly two-hour long show included 44 acts with over 66 students showcasing their talents in dancing, singing, piano, gymnastics, magic, joke-telling, poetry, sword dancing and so much more.  
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  • 6th Grade Service Learning - Learn About Phase 1

    Late January/early February is an emotional and thrilling time for our 6th Grade students as they prepare for the next step in their educational journeys. Secondary school applications are now complete, and students have been interviewing, taking tours, and participating in “shadow days,” when they are welcomed to campus by an upper grade student, often also a Carlthorp School Alum.
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