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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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    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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    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


    Posted 8/29/19

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    In order to allow for a safe pick up, plese note the following procedures:

    Kinder: Wait at designated spot as determined by your child's respective teacher.

    1st and 2nd grade: Wait on the blacktop (do not enter hallways) for your child to be dismissed by teacher. You can sit under the shade structure if you arrive early. Please stay behind the cones.

    3rd-5th: Meet students under the lunch shade structure. We want to keep the area clear in front of the 2-Story in order to assure a clear/safe walking path. 

    Thank you for your support with this! 

    Ms. Kamstra 

    Posted 8/16/19
    Peachjar Eflyers for Central Park

    At our third event of the year, our FIRST LEGO League team Red Rangers got a treat with a visit from four Santa Clara High School 49ers STEM Leadership mentors. These students are part of the Endgame FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team.




    Our four mentors were matched up to nine kids where they covered the basics of FIRST LEGO League's robot game challenge and the missions.


    While our Chameleons were excited, the parents were pretty excited too!


    We also had FIRST LEGO League team Supernovas meet Monday 3-5PM.


    In Wonder League we have three teams meeting Mondays 3-5PM with names to be decided.


    In VexIQ we had about 4 kids meeting Monday 3-5PM with actual teams and names to be decided.


    In FIRST LEGO League Junior we had about 7-8 kids meet Monday 5-7PM with actual teams and names to be sorted out.


    Please turn in membership forms at the CP office on the left wall and per SCUSD policy complete SCUSD Volunteer Applications.


    Remember, the best way to build a team community is to be pro-active in communication with other parents so share a smile, join our WhatsApp groups and chat with each other in real life! The kids will follow.


    Posted 9/10/19


    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!!!