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Audience: Homepage, Archive - FEB 2018 and Homepage

Parents and Guardians,

If you are a parent of an English Learner, please join us for our next ELAC (English Language Advisory Council) meeting.

Date: Tuesday, February 27th

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Location: School Library, F-7

See agenda attached.

 


 

Ms. Miakje Kamstra

Principal

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 2/16/18




Audience: Homepage, Archive - FEB 2018 and Homepage
Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 2/15/18




Audience: Homepage, Archive - FEB 2018 and Homepage

CAC Resource Fair  Fun Activities for Families with Special Needs PDF

CAC Resource Fair  Santa Clara Youth Social Recreation PDF

CAC Speaker Series
 

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 2/14/18




Audience: Homepage, Archive - FEB 2018 and Homepage

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please mark your calendars:
 

Change of Dates:

STEAM Expo/Open House

New Date: Tuesday, May 15th

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Central Park Elementary

Please cancel the former date of May 8th.
 

Music Performance (3rd/4th grade students participating Music w/Mr. Rawson & all students participating in Ukulele class w/Mr. Bobias)

New Date: Friday, May 11
Time:  7:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Multipurpose Room

Please cancel the former date of June 1 
Newton Mascot

Ms. Miakje Kamstra

Principal

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 2/14/18




Audience: Homepage, Archive - FEB 2018 and Homepage

Dear Parents and Guardians,
The yearbook committee has extended extend the early bird to Feb 16th! Please find attached the new order form that allows parents to order with Cash/ Check. (Best option is online) Printed copies are available on the wall by the office.

 

The committee will also have a  table set up in the morning (next to D-4). 

 

We are looking for volunteers, if interested, please email centralparkyb@gmail.com 

 

Thanks,

David Woon

Yearbook Coordinator

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 2/14/18




Audience: Homepage, Archive - FEB 2018 and Homepage

Dear Central Park Families,

 

Last call to purchase tickets!! We still have a few tickets left.  Please join us on February 16, 2018 for our 1st annual PTA Family Sweetheart Dance from 6:30-8:00 pm

 

·      PRE-ORDER TICKETS ONLYThere are two ways to order tickets, 

1. Complete the attach order form and return it with money to the office by tomorrow, Tuesday, February 13th. 

2. Complete the online order form here: https://goo.gl/forms/4arSLgISplZI74SG3.

 

NO tickets sold at the door.  Only 200 tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis!

 

·      RECEIVE TICKETSPre-ordered tickets will be given to your child’s teach on Wednesday, February 14th

 

·      TICKET PRICE: $1.00 per person, siblings are welcome

 

·      NOTE: ALL Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. NO child is to attend alone!

 

 We look forward to seeing you all the dance floor.

 

Minde Christensen

PTA Family Dance Chair

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 2/12/18




Audience: Homepage, Archive - FEB 2018 and Homepage


3rd graders holding trophy.Central Park STEAM Robotics Team 3rd Graders traveled to Quarry Lane School in Dublin, CA where they captured the VexIQ Ringmaster Judges Award.

 

Our students competed against 19 other teams from Sacred Heart School (Saratoga), Sandpiper Elementary School (Redwood City), Quarry Lane School (Dublin), Dublin Robotics Club (Dublin), Davis Youth Robotics (Davis), and EA Robot Club (Pleasanton).

 

This was a fantastic comeback after our Chameleons finished in last place at COIL Charter School in January of 2018. After that setback plus another finish in second-to-last place, the team was asked what they had learned at Central Park about handling failures. One of our 3rd graders replied, "Mrs. Oyola says that mistakes are gifts."

 

And with that, our resilient robotics team members put on their growth mindset and made another attempt finishing in 6th out of 31 teams in Skills Challenges this past Saturday (February 10th) at Sacred Heart School in Saratoga. Then they brought home the Judges Award at Quarry Lane School in Dublin on Sunday (February 11th).

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 2/12/18




Audience: Homepage, Archive - FEB 2018 and Homepage

Dear Parents and Guardians,
 

Please take note of the upcoming dates:
 

Tuesday, February 13th

School Site Council

6:00pm-7:00pm, Library

See agenda attached

Tuesday, February 13th 

PTA Executive Board Mtg.

7:00-8:00pm, Library
 

Thursday, February 15th

PTA Coffee 

8:15am-9:00am

Multipurpose Rm.

Friday, February 16th
Minimum Day
All students dismissed at 1:37pm
 

Friday, February 16th 

PTA Sweetheart Dance

6:30pm-8:00pm
Multipurpose Rm.

 

February Break

No School: February 19-23
 

Tuesday, February 27

ELAC Mtg. (English Language Advisory Council)

6:00-7:00pm

Library

Agenda topic: new ELPAC assessment for English Learners

 

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Ms. Miakje Kamstra

Principal

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 2/10/18




Audience: Archive - DEC 2017, Homepage, Archive - DEC 2017 and Homepage

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The year is racing by! It is time for the Yearbook Cover Contest!

If your child is interested in participating, please see the attachment for guidelines.

 

Your PTA and Yearbook Coordinator

 

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 12/1/17




Audience: Homepage, Archive - NOV 2017, Homepage and Archive - NOV 2017


 

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 10/31/17




Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Archive - AUG 2017 and Archive - AUG 2017

City of Santa Clara Community Meetings to discuss new community facilities. (PDF of Flyer)
 

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 8/30/17




Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Archive - AUG 2017 and Archive - AUG 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please see the attached flyers for a fun and artistic opportunity! 


 

Ms. Miakje Kamstra

Principal

 

Waiver Form PDF

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 8/26/17




Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Archive - AUG 2017 and Archive - AUG 2017

Dear All,

Please see the attachment for the after-school program, "Bricks 4 Kidz."

 

If you would like to know the difference between the various Lego/Robotics programs, please note the write-up on the "Robotics Blog."

Go to the website and scroll down. 

 

https://centralpark-scusd-ca.schoolloop.com/

 

You will find it on the right sidebar. Keep scrolling down so that you see the entire write-up. Many parents have been asking about the competitive, parent led team. The parents leading this effort will send out more information soon. It does require a time and equipment commitment since it is a parent run program. 

 

Best,

Ms. Kamstra 

 

Ms. Miakje Kamstra

Principal

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 8/20/17




Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Archive - AUG 2017 and Archive - AUG 2017


 

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 8/18/17




Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Archive - AUG 2017 and Archive - AUG 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

We have had a wonderful start to the school year. It is exciting welcoming back familiar faces and meeting new folks! 

 

Please note some important events coming up:

 

Solar Eclipse Viewing:

Date: Monday, August 21:

We have purchased an "approved" pair of glasses for all students. We will hold an assembly in the morning to teach students about the eclipse and to teach them safe practices for using the glasses.  We will then go outside for the viewing.  If you DO NOT feel comfortable having your child view the eclipse, please send your child's teacher an email or note. We will find an alternative activity for them. See below, the guidelines we will be following,

We would love volunteers to assist students! If you come on site, please sign in at the office and get a visitor's badge. Our assembly will be from 9-10am and then we will go outside. 

 

Parent Education Event, Dr. Kenneth Wesson, Neuroscience of how the Brain Works and STEAM

Date; Tuesday, August 22:

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Location: Multipurpose Room

Adults Only

Please RSVP to Ms. Kamstra if you can attend as seating is limited. 

 

Back to School Night/PTA Member Mtg.

Tuesday, August 29

6:00pm: Kinder-2nd Grade parents attend classroom presentations (no students).

 

6:30pm: Principal speaks to K-4 parents (no students). PTA General Association Mtg. (Budget Approval. open position) .

 

7:00pm 3rd-4th grade parents attend classroom presentations (no students).

Note: Back-to-School Night is a time for parents/guardians to learn about the instructional program for the year. Please arrange for child care. Thank you!

 

Important Dates:

You can access our year-long "Important Dates" at:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_Lc8HBH9kcpYgMcbVGkxq9ySCxY8QOpYq0XYnAck5sQ/edit?usp=sharing

 

SCUSD: Safety Guidelines and Resources for Upcoming Eclipse
Eclipse 101  

It’s easy to get carried away with all of the excitement surrounding the upcoming total solar eclipse scheduled for August 21, 2017, but it’s also important to remember to be safe while enjoying this natural phenomenon. The eclipse begins at 9:01 a.m., the max eclipse is at 10:15 a.m., and the eclipse ends at 11:37 a.m. Below are some guidelines and resources to help you make this a safe experience for yourself and your children.
 

Santa Clara Unified

  • Teachers will be educating students about what an eclipse is and how to view it safely, following the eclipse safety guidelines provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the American Astronomical Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, and the National Science Foundation.

  • Whether or not a class participates in an outdoor experience is up to each site. Those that do participate will be following the NASA eclipse safety guidelines. Some classes may also view the eclipse indoors by watching the eclipse live at the Exploratorium website.
     

Be Safe

  • Looking at the sun is unsafe except during the brief phase of an eclipse where the moon entirely blocks the sun (totality), which is only visible along a 70-mile-wide path arching from Oregon to South Carolina.

  • Use special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses, to look directly at the eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun — homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun.

  • Inspect your solar filter before use; if scratched or damaged, discard it. Read and follow any instructions printed on or packaged with the filter.

  • Review safe viewing practices with children so that they are aware of the dangers associated with looking at the sun without protective eye wear.

  • Always supervise children using solar filters.

  • Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the bright sun. After looking at the sun, turn away and remove your filter — do not remove it while looking at the sun.

  • Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device.

  • Seek expert advice from an astronomer before using a solar filter with a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device. Note that solar filters must be attached to the front of any telescope, binoculars, camera lens, or other optics.

  • If you normally wear eyeglasses put your eclipse glasses on over them, or hold your handheld viewer in front of them.

  • More safety tips can be found on NASA’s Eclipse Safety webpage.
     

Resources

 


 

Ms. Miakje Kamstra

Principal

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 8/18/17




Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Archive - AUG 2017 and Archive - AUG 2017

Please see the following Cub Scout Flyer (PDF) and Cub Scout Information (PDF) if you are interested in Cub Scouts. 


 

Ms. Miakje Kamstra

Principal

 



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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 8/18/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Nutrition Services has a new provider for applications and payments for the 2017-2018 school year

The new place for parents to make payments, monitor their students accounts and apply for free meals is https://www.schoolcafe.com/

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Posted by: Jackie Kawashima, District Admin, Santa Clara Unified School District
Published: 8/8/17




Audience: Homepage, Archive - JUNE 2017, Homepage and Archive - JUNE 2017

Mrs. Goulette has a DonorsChoose project up because "It's All About The Base-10!"  Let's get math in the hands of our kids so they can have a stronger understanding of mathematical concepts!

 

"My students need hands-on tools to understand place value concepts to 100 and beyond. For many students, they need to hold and manipulate concrete tools to frame and solidify their thinking. These hands-on blocks for students and magnets for modeling will be available for kids to use on a daily basis."

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 6/29/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Announcing 2017 Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program, available to all students and children in the Santa Clara Community (This program is free to all children between the ages of 1 and 18). The program begins June 19, 2017 and runs through August 11, 2017.  

Locations where the free meal programs are taking place: 

School

June open dates

July open dates

Aug. open dates

Breakfast hours

Lunch hours

Callejon

June 19-30

July 10-21

 

  7:50 to 8:20

10:00 to 10:40

Cabrillo

June 19-30

July 10-31

     Aug 1-11

  

11:30 to 12:30

Wilcox

June 19-30

July 5-26

 

  7:35 to 8:05

10:35 to 11:15

Santa Clara

June 19-30

July 5-26

   

  7:15 to 7:50

10:40 to 11:00

Boys and Girls

June 12-30

July 3-28

 

   9:00 AM

12:00 PM

Club at Mayne

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Posted by: Kathie Kanavel, District Admin, Santa Clara Unified School District
Published: 6/23/17




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Teachers, All Grades and Parents

Meeting will be in the CPE library on Tuesday, May 30 @ 7:00pm

 

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Financial Report

4. Financial Training (Pay Pal, Fundraising and Money Handling)

5. Presentation of Bills

6. Report of Executive Board (Summer and Fall Plans)

7. Report of Committees (Budget Committee Needed)

8. New Business

9. Announcements

10. Adjournment 

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Posted by: Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Published: 5/23/17




Audience: Homepage, Archive - MAY 2017, Archive - MAY 2017 and Homepage
Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 5/20/17




Audience: Homepage, Archive - MAY 2017, Archive - MAY 2017 and Homepage

A draft of the 2017-2020 LCAP is now posted for public comment.  Information about the LCAP draft and other supporting documents can be found on our district website.  The comment period will close on June 14, 2017.


 

Ms. Miakje Kamstra

Principal

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 5/20/17




Audience: Archive MAR 2017, Homepage, Archive MAR 2017 and Homepage

 


Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

We have been extremely busy at Central Park Elementary! Please note the upcoming Important Events/Dates:

 

Important Dates

March 6: Vision Screening, grades Kindergarten/Second

 

 

CORRECTION

March 6: Yearbook Committee Mtg., 7:30pm, Location: Library

 

 

March 7: School Site Council (Agenda includes: Bylaws  and Safety Plan    

               Review/Approval).  Time: 6:00pm, Location: Library

March 8: Parent Info. Meeting re: Robotics Competition Team, 6:00pm, Library

March 10: Report Cards go home

March 13: Minimum Day, dismissal at 1:37pm. (AAP Conferences). Note, these conferences are not held for all students. Your child's teacher will call you if a conference is required). 

March 14: PTA/Principal Coffee, 815am-9:00am, Location: Staff Room

March 16: No School (Staff Professional Development)

March 17: No School (Staff Professional Development)

March 21: ELAC Meeting, 6:00pm. Location: Library

April 4: Spring Pictures

April 10-14: No School (Spring Break) 

 

Dining for Dollars

Huge appreciation to all of the families who were able to dine at Islands Restaurant and support PTA fundraising efforts. Thank you to PTA President, Terry Flora, for organizing this event. Terry reports: Sales were $2161.83, which means PTA will receive $432.36.  

 

Read Across America Week

Thank you to all of the parents, guardians and community members that read in classrooms in honor of "Read Across America"  week. A special thank you to our Board Member, Jodi Muirhead, for reading in classrooms.

 

Robotics Competition Teams:

Thank you to Tesin Dosch-- for her leadership taking our Robotics Competition Teams to compete in Dublin and Lego Land. Thank you to the parents who supported their children in these events. Please see the Robotics blog on our website for details! We are holding an information meeting for parents of students who applied for the second Robotics Team Competition. If your child expressed interest, you should have received an information letter. We have limited spots as this is organized and run by parent volunteers. Parent Meeting: Wednesday, March 8th, 6:00pm, Library 

 

Young Author's Expo

This past Saturday we honored some of our Central Park students at the "Young Author's Expo." Students read pieces from their books and then listened to the author, illustrator,  Elisa Klevin. Congrats to our Young Writers! 

 

Field Day Wednesdays

On Wednesday we started our first "Field Day." Thank you to the volunteers that supported this effort. We will hold regular Field Days every Wednesday from 11-12pm. Field Days are coordinated by our PE teacher, Vicki Martin. Every grade level is involved and the student energy/excitement is amazing!  If you would like to volunteer please let your child's teacher know. See the video Tesin posted on the website.

 

PTA Events/Committees

Thank you to our amazing PTA. They have organized multiple committees that are working hard to bring enriching programs and events to our school. If you are interested in joining PTA and joining one of these committees, please send an email to: pta@centralparksteam.org

 

Project Cornerstone

Huge appreciation to Therese Inkmann-Sulur, for leading our Project Cornerstone program. Please check out the Project Cornerstone Blog: 

https://centralpark-scusd-ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1480500030924

 

Do you want Daily Updates from our Website? 

Please make sure you have Registered on our website to receive regular updates from Schoolloop Go to: 

centralpark-scusd-ca.schoolloop.com

Look at the Sidebar to the Right and click on Register. Once you have registered I will confirm you are a parent/guardian and approve you. 

 

Blogs

Visit the Blogs link on a regular basis to find out what is happening in classrooms: https://centralpark-scusd-ca.schoolloop.com/blogs

 

Thank you to all of our students, parents, guardians, extended family members, and staff for making Central Park Elementary an amazing place to come to every day. 

 

Very best,

Ms. Kamstra 

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Posted by: Tesin Dosch
Published: 3/6/17