Congratulations Pablo ~ Wildlife Art Winner

Congratulations to Pablo Vasquez for winning an award  in the 2017 Wildlife of Arkansas Student Art Exhibit.  Mrs. Shield’s art students all worked hard on their wildlife art.  Pablo will attend an awards ceremony at the AR Game and Fish Center.  His artwork  entitled “Raccoons at Home” be displayed in a traveling exhibit.   The schedule of the exhibit is as follows:

May 5 – June 6        Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, Little Rock    

June 6 – July 1         Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, Jonesboro

July 2 – Aug 1         Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, Fort Smith

Aug 2 – Aug 30       Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center, Pine Bluff

 * Exhibit will be on display at the AWF Annual Governor’s Conservation Awards Banquet.         (Date forth coming)

 Congratulations to all of our 21st Century  After School art students that submitted entries!



Dear 21st Century After School Parents,

Spring has sprung and we need your help!   Attendance has been low.    Please make sure your child attends 21st Century.  Students with good attendance will receive priority when enrolling next year in the after school program.

Our Jungle Book musical will be held Saturday, April 15th at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library.   This is a date change from our original calendar.  Please save this date!   Fourth and Fifth graders will perform at 11:00 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m.   If your child is in the play, please bring your child to the library by 10:00 a.m.  Share the date with family and friends… They will not want to miss it!   If your child is in fourth or fifth grades it is extremely important that your child attends 21st Century After School every day to practice!

Thank you so much for making 21st Century After School a success. The application for our 21st Century After School Summer Program will be sent home after Spring Break. Be looking for it in your child’s backpack… Don’t miss the summer fun!   Please contact Charlotte Cook at 447-4046 with any questions or concerns.


Charlotte Cook

Arkansas 4-H Center Outdoor School Field Trip

We had the best time visiting the Arkansas 4-H Center today and participating in their Arkansas Outdoor School Youth Program. Our students participated in archery, fishing, and rock climbing. This is one of the best field trips we’ve taken. Thank you Arkansas 4-H Center for being a wonderful host. Our students had a blast. Here are some videos and photos to show some of the fun that we had today!

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Field Trip Information

Dear 21st Century Parents,

Yesterday your child brought home two important documents in their backpack.   The first one is information about an exciting field trip scheduled for Saturday, March 4 at AR 4H Center.   Students will experience fishing, archery, and indoor rock climbing.  There are two permission slips needed.  The permission slips are due back tomorrow (Friday) by 8:00 a.m.  The 4H Center has to know in advance who all will be attending.   We will not be able to accept any permission slips past 8:00 a.m. Friday.   Please see attached for more information and a copy of the permission slips.   Don’t miss this exciting field trip!

Click on this link for the Field Trip Forms: FIELD TRIP FORMS

The second important document is a survey that is inside an envelope marked confidential.   Please complete and return the survey.   The survey let us know what we are doing right and areas where we need to improve to better serve the students.

If you have not had a chance to subscribe to   please do so now.   Here you will get updates and view photos of your children enjoying 21st Century After School.

Thank you so much for your continued support and your dedication to your children!

Charlotte Cook

Family Night

Don’t miss our 21st Century Family Night this Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5 till 7!   All Carver families are invited.  Enjoy hot dogs and s’mores while supplies last from 5 to 5:30.  Next rotate through a special design challenge, Arkansas Astronomical Society telescope fun, and the book fair!  All 21st students must have a parent with them in order to participate.

There will be no 21st Century After School on Monday (students are out) or Tuesday for parent conferences.   21st Century will resume Wednesday, Feb. 22.