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    Dear Scholars and Parents:

    It is with great excitement and pleasure that I welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year!  It has been such an honor serving this community for the past seven years.  I am pleased with the academic growth scholars have made and I look forward to pushing them to move beyond their own expectations.  This is going to be a great year of partnership and exploration.  We are excited to announce that we were approved for our School Based Option proposal.  Students will now have a half day one Friday a month for teacher professional development.  We will also partner with the YMCA and host an afterschool Science Engineering Arts Mathematic and Technology program for scholars in grades four through eight. 


    On Friday, September 01, 2017, at 4:30 p.m., we will have a brief school meeting to discuss updates to the 2017-2018 school year.  We will host our annual “Sneak a Peek at Your Seat” from 5:00-6:30 directly following the meeting.  Parents and scholars will be able to meet their new teacher and take a peek at their new classrooms. A representative from the YMCA will be here to register scholars for the afterschool program.  


    We have new school uniform colors for the 2017-2018 school year.  We hope that the new darker colors will increase the longevity of your scholars’ uniform wear.  We look forward to seeing all of our scholars dressed neatly every day.


    Pre-kindergarten through 2rd Grade             Red Polo Shirts/Khaki Bottom

    3rd through 5th Grade                                       Black Polo Shirt/ Khaki Brown

    Middle School                                                   Hunter Green Polo Shirts/Khaki Bottoms


    This year Baltimore City Public Schools will open on Tuesday, September 05, 2017.  School will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. for all scholars.  We will not serve breakfast on the first day of schoolPlease follow instructions below for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten scholars:



    • Last name beginning with A-L arrive on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. and will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.
    • Last name beginning with M-Z arrive on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. and will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.
    • All pre-kindergarten and kindergarten scholars should arrive by 9:00 a.m. on
    • Thursday, September 7, 2017 prepared for a full day of instruction.


    Our staff is committed to developing a stronger partnership with you as we work to ensure our school’s vision of establishing a well-rounded community school comes to fruition.  If you have any concerns regarding safety, academic rigor and/or any other needs of your child, please don’t hesitate to contact the school at 410-396-6271or 6272. 



    S. McKinily, Principal

    “Wonderful” Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School #134

    “Nurturing Leadership and Excellence in Every Scholar”