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Central Park Elementary

Santa Clara Unified School District 

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    Important: If your child is absent, call or email the attendance clerk with the "reason" for the absent. Failure to inform the attendance clerk within 72 hours will result in the absence considered "unexcused."

    Email Attendance Clerk at: cpattendance@scusd.net or call 408-423-4411.

    See Board Policy for details regarding excused and unexcused absences.

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    Info & Update Notices

    Dear Parents and Guardians,
    Thank you to our PTA for the wonderful Family Dance Friday night. Huge appreciation to Minde Christensen for coordinating the event! Thank you to both Minde and Dasha Estes for holding a lunchtime craft/making session so students could make decorations. Gratitude to Beno Hwang, DJ, for once again, bringing the dance to life with the music!
    Please mark your calendar with some upcoming events:
    2/12: Dining for Dollars, Chipotle
    2/12: ELAC Meeting at 6:00 pm, Room F-7. Childcare available in Room D-5
    2/12: PTA Meeting at 7:00 pm, Room F-7
    2/13: Free Parent Education Class (See flyer attached), location changed to room: F-5
    2/15: No 3rd-5th grade Music (Mr. Moore at a Conference)
    2/15: Minimum Day, Dismissal at 1:37 pm
    2/15-2/19: February Break, NO SCHOOL
    2/28: Principal/PTA Coffee, 8:15 am-9:00 am, MP Room
    3/1: Minimum Day, Dismissal at 1:37 pm (please let your childcare providers know).
    3/5: School Site Council Mtg., 6:00pm, PTA Mtg., 7:00pm (Library, F-7)
    3/8: Report Cards go home
    3/8: PTA Sponsored Game Night, 6:00-7:30 pm
    3/12: ELAC Meeting, 6:00pm, (Library, F-7)
    3/14: Minimum Day, Students Dismissed at 1:37pm (Let your childcare providers know).
    3/15: NO School, Teacher Professional Development Day
    3/22: Spring Pictures
    3/26: PTA/Principal Coffee, 8:15 am-9:00 am, MP Room  
    Ms. Miakje Kamstra
    Posted 2/10/19
    Peachjar Eflyers for Central Park

    4th and 5th grade Chameleons named team "Cats Love Mars" traveled to Fremont High School in Sunnyvale on Sunday, February 17th for the Silicon Valley FIRST LEGO League Robotics Championship.


    Going head-to-head with 35 other teams (mostly middle school-age teams), Central Park emerged victorious with the FLL Mechnical Design Award, Kids Choice Best Costume Award and Kids Choice Best Giveaway Award.


    Cats Love Mars


    The FIRST LEGO League Mechanical Design Award recognizes a team that designs and develops a mechanically sound robot that is durable, efficient and highly capable of performing challenge missions. Team Cats Love Mars spent the past year incorporating the Pythagorean Theorem into their robot design to make strong triangular support for attachment frames. This season our Chameleons explored pneumatic systems integrating trigger/release mechanisms and timed clock triggers. The team developed fast attachment switching using dog gear and knob wheel meshing systems that leveraged gravity. They also developed strong frames with rectangular components.


    In FIRST LEGO League young innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. FLL focuses on solving real-world problems such as food safety, recycling, energy, and more using STEM concepts, plus a big dose of fun. With the guidance of two or more coaches, teams (2-10 members, grades 4-8*) apply science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts to solve a real-world problem. Teams design, build, and program a LEGO MINDSTORMS robot, then compete on a themed table-top playing field. Along their journey, students develop critical-thinking and team-building skills, build STEM self-confidence, and gain valuable perspective on the importance of failure in the learning process.


    "Cats Love Mars" is one of the many teams in the Central Park STEAM Robotics Team, a 501.3c non-profit booster club at Central Park Elementary founded and run by volunteer parents.

    Posted 2/20/19


    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!!!