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Staff Appreciation Volunteer Request

Grab your cape, because we’re calling all super parents!


The week of May 7th is a Superhero themed Staff Appreciation Week. An hour of your time is powerful!! Please email Linda Poggetti at poggetti@yahoo.com to volunteer for one of the following:


Friday, May 4th   

2:30pm-4:00pm.       Decorating Staff Lounge


Monday May 7th

7:00am-7:30am            Set up food

8:30 am-9:00 am          Clean up


Tuesday, May 8th

8:00am-9:00am Arrange flowers for staff


Wednesday, May 9th

10:30am-11:30am          Set up food

12:45 pm-2:00 pm          Clean Up


Friday, May 11th

2:30 pm-4:00pm            Clean Up


Thank you for joining this fun opportunity to connect with other parents while celebrating the superhero staff who as a team educate our children!!

Central Park Online Book Fair is Open!

Dear All,

Our online book fair is open for business 4/22- 5/5.

You can shop a wider selection of books at all age levels.

Create a wish list for your student and share it with loved ones all around the world.

All orders will be shipped to your child's classroom for free and help tp support our school.

Follow the link below to learn more and keep an eye out on a $5 off your order coupon being sent home in Wednesday envelopes. 

We are still looking for more volunteers to help out with the book fair next week. 

Contact Kathryn Curtis at curtis.kathryn.g@gmail.com


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DonorsChoose: Computer Science Helps Touch the Future

Ms. Berger's DonorChoose project is fully funded!


Thank you to Shilpa Petrim, Juan DeLeon, Bob Grewal, Maryluz Gonzalez, Brickman Family, Michele Westlaken, Mike Ditto, Infosys Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Sharks Foundation, and SAP! 

Computer Science Helps Touch the Future

My Project

No great discovery or innovation happened solely on paper. A hands-on experience with KCI Computer Science Bootcamp experience is the very best way to help me experience, absorb, and understand deeper level Computer Science concepts. Research supports the idea that teachers learn best when they work with an engaged cohort and get both their hands and minds involved. Through this generous Pathfinders opportunity, I will not only receive stellar background knowledge, but also experience hands-on activities to help me create a Computer Science curriculum and support my practice and understanding of complicated concepts in ways that will go beyond this event.

Central Park PTA Important Dates

Welcome back!

We have a busy week this week with classes resuming and the Book Fair getting ready to kick off. We hope our Central Park Community can join us as we welcome warm weather and complete our PTA Board Elections. 

Tuesday, April 24

PTA General Association Meeting: Executive Board Elections @7pm in the Library
*Please come out to vote for the 2018-2019 PTA Executive Board

Thursday, April 26
PTA Principal and Parent Coffee @ 8:15am in the Multipurpose Room
Grab some coffee and get to know our newly elected PTA Executive Board!

Thursday, April 26
ALL DAY Dining for Dollars at MOD Pizza
2000 El Camino Real, Suite 15, Santa Clara
*20% goes to the CPE PTA - look for a flyer in your Wednesday envelope or show a digital copy 

Kimberley Williams

PTA President


Thank You to Santa Clara High Student student, Tristan Ranch, for designing and painting our mural. We love it!



Flashback: Musical Journey Through China

Our students enjoyed a wonderful assembly, a musical journey through China.


Flashback: Ukulele at Multicultural Night


Info. and Updates Central Park Elementary April 13, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,


It is hard to believe the school year is in the final stretch. Staff is working hard and students are doing amazing things in classrooms. We are gearing up for our STEAM Expo/Open House, state testing in grades 3-4 and many end-of-year activities.  Please look carefully at the dates below and mark your calendars. 


I want to thank our PTA for a wonderful Multicultural Festival last week, and to the coordinator, Jill Peterson. Thank you to all of the parents that created rich and inviting booths representing the beautiful cultures that represent our school.  Thank you to our parents that spent countless hours working with students on performances! It was a wonderful experience.  


Huge appreciation to Coach, Chris for coaching our Volleyball team and to Jennifer Brickman for the rockin' Chameleon Team Shirts! 


This past week we honored two students and one parent volunteer at the district Public School Week Awards. Congrats to: Dasha Estes (parent) and students: Alisa and Kaleb in 4th grade. 


Thank you to Katie Curtis, our Book Fair Coordinator, for running the coin drive and coordinating another Book Fair! 


Important Dates:

April 16-20, Spring Break, No School


April 24 School Site Council meeting CANCELLED and rescheduled for May 1


April 24. PTA General Mtg. Board Elections

7:00 pm, Library


April 25, Administrative Professional's Day 

We celebrate our wonderful office staff: Cindy and Leanne! 


April 26: PTA/Principal Coffee

8:30 am-9:15 am, Multipurpose Rm.


April 26: Parent Education Night, Balancing the Scales

Time: 6:30 pm, Central Park Elem, Childcare provided

RSVP: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4aacae2eaafd0-balancing 


April 30-May 4: Book Fair 

Multipurpose Room 


May 1: State Testing begins

grades 3rd, 4th 


May 1: School Site Council

6:00pm. Library


May 6: ELAC Mtg. (English Langauge Advisory Council)

6:00pm. Library


May 7-11: Staff Appreciation Week

We honor our incredible teachers and staff! 


May 9: Talent Show Auditions

More information to come


May 11: Music Performance, grades 3, 4 and Ukulele students

7:00 pm, Multipurpose Room


May 13th: Happy Mother's Day!


May 15: STEAM Expo/Open House

6:00-7:00 pm Classrooms open

7:00-8:00 pm other STEAM activities


May 22: School Site Council Mtg.

6:00pm. Library


May 22: PTA  Executive Board Meeting, 

7:00 pm,  Library, Old and New Board for transition

May 25: Volunteer Breakfast (We Celebrate our Volunteers)!

8:15am-9:15 am, Multipurpose Room


May 28: Memorial Day, No School 


June 6: Talent Show

10:15 am, Multipurpose Room


June 7: Minimum Day, Dismissal: 1:37 pm


June 8: Last Day of School, Dismissal: 12:30 pm



Ms. Miakje Kamstra


All For Books Coin Drive

Thank you Central Park families for being so generous. You donated $479.66 today. 


Our teachers will get to spend $1,038.66 during the book fair which opens April 30th.


Please con


ider volunteering for the fair so we can make it our most successful book fair yet. Even just 15 minutes can help so much. Email me at curtis.kathryn.g@gmail.com or follow the link below to sign up. 




Central Park earns a portion of the sales which is then spent on many educational projects. From adding new books to the school library, equipment for the makers space, and so much more. 


Thank you again for making our second annual Coin Drive such a success. 


Kathryn Curtis 

3rd Grade Science Fiction PBL

Vollyball: Sutter vs Central Park

A clip from the vollyball game vs Sutter.


Vollyball: Sutter vs Central Park

Parent Ed: Balancing the Scales

Balancing The Scales: Letting Boys Be Emotional, Too

Why is that when we think about the genders, girls are seen as the “emotional” ones, while boys are categorized as the “active, strong” ones? How do we break the silence and allow boys to have their emotions heard and validated? The emotional illiteracy of boys has become a topic of discussion in the past couple of decades thanks to the work done by Dan Kindlon, PhD and Michael Thompson, PhD. In their book, Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, they “unmasked” what life is really like for boys and how we as parents, caregivers, coaches and mentors of boys can help them to identify and express their emotions. Please join me for an evening of discussion on the importance of how to “Let” boys have emotional expression so that they can become men who are healthy, connected, courageous and happy.

Please join us on April 26th from 6:30-7:30pm

Central Park Elementary

Childcare provided

See flyer below


Please rsvp: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4aacae2eaafd0-balancing



Ms. Miakje Kamstra


Parent Education  Balancing the Scales

Multicultural Night 2018

Central Park Community

Tweets of the Week


Home of the CHAMELEONS!

     Ever Growing, Ever Changing...

 Meet Newton, Central Park's Mascot.

Curious, Creative, Inspired!!!

Newton Image

CP Student Launch Page


Wed. April 25, 2018

 Drop Off:   8:30AM   All Grades 
 Pick Up:   1:37PM   All Grades 

Student Absences

Email Attendance Clerk, Leanne Konicek at: lkonicek@scusd.net or call 408-423-4411. State the reason for the absence. See Board Policy for details regarding excused and unexcused absences.

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2nd Grade Blog


April 16th-20th -Spring Break

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

May 15th- STEAM Expo Night


We had a wonderful week at school this week. Students finished their opinion pieces and published them. In math, we started learning about multiplication. Students are very excited to be learning about multiplication. Ms. Vicki took the 2nd graders out to the big kids' playground since 2nd grade had the school to themselves on Friday. We had so much fun playing with the upper playground equipment. 



We are so humbled and appreciative of all that you have done and continue to do to support your children and their learning. This has been an amazing year. We are very excited to share students' PBLs on our STEAM Expo night. We just finished our Monterey Bay teacher training on Saturday! It was a great year of learning at the aquarium. Have a wonderful and restful break.


Being silly at the aquarium!



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