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P2PTip: First 5 Family Resource Centers for age 0-5



Did you know that First 5 of Santa Clara County has Family Resource Centers with free programs for early childhood ages 0-5? Santa Clara residents are covered by the West San Jose Family Resource Center which is near Alameda and Race Street.  Get your kids ready for Kindergarten by learning through play and playing while learning.


They also offer free parenting programs like Positive Parenting, Baby Care, Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors for Latino immigrant families), and SEEDS (Sensitivity, Encouragement, Education, Development through Doing, and Self-Image), a relationship-based professional development strategy for family child care providers to develop language-rich environments for the young children in their care. 


They also have Zumba, Yoga, Tumbling and Folklorico classes for families.


West San Jose Family Resource Center web site is updated on Facebook regularly by the staff. 


Check out the summer schedule:



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SCUSD: Summer Nutrition Program

Announcing 2017Summer 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: 


June open dates

July open dates

Aug. open dates

Breakfast hours

Lunch hours


June 19-30

July 10-21


  7:50 to 8:20

10:00 to 10:40


June 19-30

July 10-31

     Aug 1-11

  9:00 to 9:30

11:30 to 12:30


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


SCUSD Volunteer Packet 2017-18

Volunteer forms are required of all adults who volunteer on campus along with a TB test.


SCUSD Volunteer Packet 2017-18 (English PDF)


SCUSD Volunteer Packet 2017-18 (Spanish PDF)

Kinder PTA Flyer

SCUSD Student/Parent Handbook 2017-18

Free and Reduced Lunch Meal Application 2017-18

Kindergarten Orientation 6/9/17 Slides

Talent Show Compilation

We pieced together some recordings of the Talent Show from parents. We are still missing 2 entire performances and 6 clips of cutoff portions. This compilation has one performance removed for a "no media release" form. All names of students have been edited out for privacy. 


If you would like to submit videos to add to the compilation, send an email to centralparksteam "at" gmail.com




Home of the CHAMELEONS!

     Ever Growing, Ever Changing...

 Meet Newton, Central Park's Mascot.

Curious, Creative, Inspired!!!


School Launch Page: bit.ly/cpinspire 




August 7 - 9AM-12PM

August 8 - 4PM-7PM

August 9 - 9AM-12PM

August 10, 11, 14, 15 - 9AM-12PM

August 16 - 8AM-3:30PM

Class lists to be posted August 12, 2017

Please address any questions regarding registration to: Cindy Howell chowell@scusd.net

Open Wed. August 16, 2017

Drop Off: 8:30AM All Grades
Pick Up: 10:10AM K
1:37PM Grade 1-4

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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Kindergarten Update September 19th, 2016
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Garden Blog

Makerspace Blog


Getting the makerspace off the ground in the first year was quite a task! 


Our Makerspace parent volunteer crew kept the makerspace going to support teachers with supplies they needed for projects.


We built some groundwork testing what we could or could not do with students during the Makerspace Support Group (or Makerspace Creativity Club) test sessions.


And to top it all off, we came back from Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 with the "Best in Class" award!


Thank you big time to Eris Man, Hena Yi, Kanti Vani, and Shilpa Petrim for testing and troubleshooting many makerspace projects. 


An especially gigantic thank you to Eris Man for volunteering and showing up every single week to sort through donations, clean up supplies and organize all the materials. Without her help, our teachers would not have had time to find materials they needed for projects. Our students would have had a hard time finding supplies as well.




Robotics Team Blog


Central Park STEAM Robotics Team is entirely parent run. The success of the program directly correlates to parent engagement. 


For 2017-18, we are seeking different parents to be the lead coach for each type of robotics competition. This will spread the load, allow people to focus on just one type of robotics equipment and help support kids in developing more depth.


The proposed robotics team slots for 2017-18 are:

  • Wonder League - (LEAD COACH NEEDED)
  • FIRST LEGO League Junior - Mint, Molly, Vijaya and Lilly
  • VexIQ Challenge - (LEAD COACH NEEDED)
  • FIRST LEGO League - Maryluz and Monika


Please send an email to centralparksteam "at" gmail.com if you would like to volunteer to lead one of these programs or any other program that might interest you.


No technical knowledge is needed. We have volunteer robotics mentors coming from Wilcox High School, Santa Clara High School and Cabrillo Middle School to help coach.


Wonder League requires no outside weekend time from lead coaches to meet with teams. Students who manage their time well and focus can complete an entire season just at school or at school with some practice at home. One child last year finished the entire season in only 2 hours. There are no in-person tournaments as everything is uploaded online.


View our Wonder League video to see what an entire season challenge looks like.



VexIQ has local tournaments. The schedule is very flexible allowing teams to compete anywhere between September of 2017 to February of 2018. The tournament challenges are very flexible too allowing teams to focus only on the mechanical aspects without programming or to compete in all areas such as programming and STEM research.


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