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    CP 2020-21 Registration

    Central Park Registration Hours: 10AM-12PM Monday-Thursday. We will stop promptly at 12:00 and pick up where we left off on the list the next day.

    Central Park 2020-21 Registration Packet

    Central Park Tour 1/14 9-10AM ADULTS ONLY


    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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    Teacher Chameleon Cast



    Monday, September 23rd- Friday, September 27th- Parent Teacher Conferences

    Monday, October 7th- No School for Students

    Wednesday, October 16th- Rylan and Ms. Barlow take their classes to Natural Bridges

    Friday, October 25th- Miss Emily and Ms. Schultz take their classes to Natural Bridges

    Reader's Workshop: In Reader's Workshop, our students have finished up our first bend in Reading. We completed our study of forming good habits with students thinking about the habits they used to have as readers and reflecting on the habits they have learned. This week, we start our next study of good habits, but now with solving tricky words. Students will learn strategies to solve tricky words so that when they are independently reading they have strategies to try!

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    check words

    Writer's Workshop: In Writer's Workshop, students are re-reading their writing and adding more details. We will be conferring with them about their writing and having them look over it for punctuation and capitalization. As students are writing, we are also spending time teaching letter formation. First grade is a time to work on how we form letters properly.

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    Math Workshop: In Math Workshop, students continue to count forwards and backwards. Students are thinking about numbers and how they can form them. We have been discussing numbers through dot talks, number talks, calendar, and math journals. Students are increasing their math awareness and number sense through these discussions. 

    Social Studies: Our first PBL is underway! We will be exploring maps, continents, and cultures. During this unit, students will be making and using maps and thinking about where their families came from. Also, we will send home some home-school- connections. These are little assignments that we encourage families to do with their children! It’s going to be so much fun!

    Posted 9/15/19


    Info & Update Notices


    Date: Thursday, February 28, 2020

    Time: 8:30am-9:15am

    Location: Central Park Elementary, 2720 Sonoma Place, Santa Clara CA 95051, Multipurpose Room

    Presented By: Miakje Kamstra, Principal 



    Each year, our school staff and families work together with law enforcement and fire departments to develop site-specific safety plans. The ultimate goal of creating a safety plan is to protect students, staff, and visitors, as well as support the local community in times of crisis. You are an important member of our community, and therefore invited to take a look at our Comprehensive School Safety Plan for the 2019-2020 school year. We will present a general overview of our school’s safety assessment data, safety goals, and review school rules for student behavior. We will also present a general overview of our disaster procedures in case of a major earthquake, fire, or immediate threat such as an active shooter.  At the end, we will allow time for general discussion and/or other safety concerns. We value your opinion, and hope you can join us!



    Ms. Miakje Kamstra


    Posted 2/20/20
    Peachjar Eflyers for Central Park

    Central Park's Dynamite Brothers FIRST LEGO League Junior robotics team traveled to LEGOLAND to showcase their Boomtown Builder solution.

    They were tasked this season with researching cities and talking about how cities could be improved in the future.  They were given a building challenge to solve using the LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 robotics kit.

    The Dynamite Brothers presented their project to judges in a question and answer session then walked across the LEGOLAND stage for the award ceremony!

    Dynamite Brothers

    In the VexIQ Squared Away competition, our Chameleons managed to take 4th place out of 30 teams at Sacred Heart School in Saratoga on February 8th.

    Two of our Central Park VexIQ teams combined into one team of 1st graders, 4th graders and 5th graders.  They were tasked with building a robot solution that could lift cubes onto small platforms and scoring corners as well as place balls in scoring positions.

    Our 5 Chameleons started the morning at 6th place after the first round then fell to 16th after the second match. In the 3rd match our Chameleons made it to 15th place. Then in the final round, our Chameleons made a huge jump taking 4th place overall in the robot game!

    Race Kitties

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    Posted 2/8/20


    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!!!