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Central Park Elementary

Santa Clara Unified School District 

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    Email Attendance Clerk at: cpattendance@scusd.net or call 408-423-4411. State the reason for the absence. 

    See Board Policy for details regarding excused and unexcused absences.

    New Web Site

    The new Central Park Elementary web site is responsive to mobile devices and accessible to individuals with disabilities. Send feedback: https://goo.gl/forms/LOWVKgQtAu57iKmj1

    1st Grade Headline Test Posted 7/26/18

    1st Grade News Test

    2nd Grade     
    RSS feed for 2nd Grade
    2nd Grade News - April 26th Posted 4/30/18


    May 1st - Field Trip to the Youth Science Institute @ Alum Rock Park

    May 15th - STEAM Expo 6:00-8:00pm.

    June 1st- Early Dismissal 1:37pm.

    June 7th- Early Dismissal 1:37pm.

    June 8th- Last day of school- Early Dismissal 12:30pm.


    Reader’s Workshop: In Reader’s Workshop, students have been learning about Poetry. They have learned where poets get inspiration for the poems they write. They are learning the habits of being a reader of poetry.  By reading poems many times, students have learned to visualize, or create a picture in their mind, about the imagery the poet is trying to create.


    Writer’s Workshop: In Writer’s Workshop, students have brainstormed ideas about things they like, care about, and notice to find inspiration for their poems. Students went outside to notice, observe, and jot what they heard and saw. They started writing poems about people or animals they care about. Students are learning to craft their poems and use other poets as inspiration.


    Students writing

    Math Workshop: In Math Workshop, students have been working on foundational multiplication skills. They have used equal groupings of objects and arrays to understand that multiplication is repeated addition. Later in the week, students began to look at polyhedrons and identify them by their faces and vertices.


    Habitat Preservation PBL: Our conservationists watched a launch video this week that introduced them to our PBL driving question. Check out our launch video on our website. Students chose a habitat that they would like to research and create a way to inform the community about how we can preserve it.


    Students Writing

    Garden: Students went to the garden this week with Ms. Jennifer to learn more about composting.  Students explored soil, did a scavenger hunt, played a matching/sort game and used an iPad app to learn about plant growth.



    Important Reminders


    Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

    All families must complete Residency Verification again (even if you did it in June). Our office is open for Residency Verification on the following dates and times:

    • Everyone must complete residency verification in August in order for students to be placed in a class. All verifications must be done in person.

    • Grades 1-5 Class lists posted: Sunday, August 12th, 10:00am

    • Kindergarten Class lists posted: Wednesday, August 15th, 5:00pm (note this adjustment)
    • School starts August 16th, 8:30am

    • If a student is on Open Enrollment and is not in school the first day of school, they forfeit their seat.

    • Kindergarten Schedule the first 14 days of school are:

    August 16th: 8:30am-10:10am

    August 17th-September 5th: 8:30 am-12:11pm

    September 6th: Kindergarten begins full day: 8:30 am-2:26 pm

    Back-to School Night, Grade 5: August 21 


    Back-to-School Night, Grades K-4, August 28th

    6:00-6:30pm K-2nd

    6:30-7:00pm, Principal's Message

    7:00-7:30pm, 3rd-4th



    First Meeting 2018-19 Year Posted 8/14/18

    Our first general meeting for new and returning families interested in the Central Park STEAM Robotics Team for 2018-19 will be Tuesday, August 21st at 6:30PM in the Multipurpose Room.

    Agenda will cover:

    1) General information on our parent booster club.

    2) Overview of various competition tracks and introduction of leads.

    3) Event planning for 2018-19

    4) Social time breakout for families to form teams and trade contact info.


    Team Chameleon

    Team Chameleon

    We nurture the development of the whole child who is then inspired to continually expand all aspects of his/her being (mind, body, heart) and is empowered to improve the world for others. We build habits of mind and ways of being that are caring, curious, reflective and visionary.

    School Mascot - Chameleon



    and Inspired!!!