Andrew Carnegie Elementary School​:​ A Premier School in the Woodlawn Community!


Thanksgiving is near and so are Market Day pies! These pies make holiday baking a breeze. Students who sell 10 or more pies will receive a party pizza along with other prizes. You should have received an order form to share with friends and family. Orders are due by Friday, October 14th. Pick up date is Monday, November 21st at 3:45. Please support our efforts to sell 500 pies this season! All funds raised will be used to for student incentives.

Order forms were distributed at Open House. For additional information and/or order forms, you may contact Ms. Hegwood, Room 121 or 535-0661.

Dear Carnegie Families,

The health and safety of your children is always our top priority, which is why CPS has been testing the water levels in our schools for lead.

Earlier this summer, I let you know that one or more water samples from our school had a lead level above EPA’s action level of 15ppb. Today I’m pleased to let you know that our initial test results have been addressed and remediated – and the retest results show all fixtures are below the action level, meaning that they are safe for use by students and staff.

The full results of our school’s water samples, including information on the successful remediation plan, can be found online at If you have questions or concerns, please contact TBD.

I thank you for your patience and support, and look forward to seeing you this fall.

Docilla Pollard, Principal

"Coding at Carnegie"

Dear Carnegie Parents,

For the 2016-17 school year, we will implement "Coding at Carnegie".  Students will learn how to code and program a number of robotic devices and drones. Computer coding teaches students problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, math and collaboration. Kindergarten through 2nd grades will implement Osmo and 3rd through 8th grades will implement the TickleApp ( along with compatible devices.  All students will engage in programming and coding activities on Fridays.

Each class will need approximately, 5 to 6 devices (for small groups). The coding gaming sets and devices range from $50.00 to $200.00. Therefore, I am asking parents to help make "Coding at Carnegie" on Fridays possible for all students.  Parents can donate to their child's classroom via Type "Coding at Carnegie" or input the school's zipcode 60637.  Find and select your child's teacher.  Input the amount of your donation, click proceed to checkout and follow the remaining directions. Once your child's class has been fully funded all items will be shipped to the school directly and "Coding at Carnegie" will begin!  Your friends, family and employer can also make a donation.  You may access to find out if your employer match gifts/funds.

Your generosity and support is needed to bring "Coding at Carnegie" curriculum to our school.   

Please Note: Your donation to "Coding at Carnegie" projects will be matched thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  So, please donate to your child's class.

Principal Pollard  

Carnegie Teachers/Staff

"Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow"

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Please be advised that our school hours are from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Students are not to arrive before 8:30 a.m. There is no supervision before 8:30 a.m. and students will not be permitted in the building.

Please, consider the safety and well being of your child and DO NOT drop-off your child prior to 8:30 a.m. These are very busy times and safety is our utmost priority.

Located in the Woodlawn community, Carnegie strives for academic success for all students. Academic programs include:

  • Regional Gifted Center (grades K-5)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme
    (grades 6-8).
  • Traditional Neighborhood program Pre- Kindergarten to 8th grade.

Reminder to parents who are dropping off and picking up students before and after school; Please be mindful of others and help to keep traffic moving by being courteous and not blocking traffic as you let your child/ren out of the car, or stopping to allow them to get in after school. Also, be aware that the school busses need to park so that drivers can let children off and after school they need to come into the building to pick them up after school. With all of us working together, we can keep traffic flowing smoothly.

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