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Diwali Celebration at Central Park

Our staff had an amazing time as we were treated to a wonderful luncheon by our parent community in celebration of Diwali. Thank you for the beautiful art work around the campus as well as the delicious food.


 





























PTA Community News

SCUSD Board Meeting Agenda 10/26

Info and Updates Central Park Elementary 10/18/17

Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
I hope everyone is doing well. I want to thank our staff and students for their flexibility last week as we were stuck indoors due to the air quality. It was a juggle finding indoor spots for various programs but we made it. Thank you to our newest yard supervisors whom have joined our team. We will take a picture and post on the website soon. Huge appreciation to our PTA. They are working hard behind the scenes so that we are able to have a second annual Fall Festival. 
 
Please know that next week teachers are attending professional development. Therefore, we do NOT have school on Monday or Tuesday. Please note important dates coming up:
 
Tonight: Central Park Rec Center Master Plan meeting (see message below)
Monday, October 23: No School
Tuesday, October 24: No School
Friday, October 27: Fall Festival, 5:00-7:00pm
Monday, October 30: Run, Hide, Defend Drill at 1:00-1:30pm with law enforcement (please do not visit/call school at this time if possible). 
Tuesday, October 31: PTA Membership Drive/coffee 8:15am, Halloween Parade, 8:45am (families invited to attend)
November 5: Daylight Savings: Turn clocks back one hour
Friday, November 10: Veteran's Day Observance, No School (updated from past email)
 
Thank you to our PTA for all of the preparing/planning for the Fall Festival. We hope to see everyone there!
 
The following message is from Kim Castro, Recreation Manager for the City of Santa Clara:

In September 2013, Council adopted a goal to “Enhance Community Sports and Recreation Assets.” Since then, the City of Santa Clara has prioritized and allocated available funding for the replacement of playgrounds and renovation of related facilities to meet accessibility, consumer product safety guidelines, and to improve the recreational play value. Opportunities for community input on this year’s projects are available through the Parks and Recreation Commission, “open City Hall” surveys, and planned neighborhood meetings. 

 

Central Park Master Plan Update (969 Kiely Blvd) – October 18, 2017, from 7:00-9:00pm at the Community Center

Montague Park Rehabilitation Project (3595 MacGregor Lane) – October 21, 2017 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Montague Park Building

Homeridge Park Playground and Rehabilitation Project (2985 Stevenson Street) – October 21, 2017 from 1:30-3:30pm at the Park – if it rains meet at the CRC

Bowers Park Playground and Rehabilitation Project (2446 Cabrillo Avenue) – October 26, 2017, from 7-9pm at the Teen Center

Machado Park Playground and Rehabilitation Project (3360 Cabrillo Avenue) – November 2, from 7-9pm at the Machado Park Building

Agnew Park Playground and Rehabilitation Project (2150 Agnew Rd) – November 4, 2017, from 9:30-11:30 at the Agnew Park Building

Fuller Street Sports Court Project (61 Fuller Street) – November 4, 2017, from 1-3pm at the Park

 

Regards,

Kim

 

Kimberly Castro   |   Recreation Manager   |   Recreation Division
City of Santa Clara, California  |   All-America City
969 Kiely Blvd.  |  Santa Clara, CA 95050
(O) 408.615.3147  |  (F) 408.261.9146

kcastro@SantaClaraCA.gov  |  www.SantaClaraCA.gov

 
 
Ms. Miakje Kamstra
Principal
 

Santa Clara City: Community Input

In September 2013, Council adopted a goal to “Enhance Community Sports and Recreation Assets.” Since then, the City of Santa Clara has prioritized and allocated available funding for the replacement of playgrounds and renovation of related facilities to meet accessibility, consumer product safety guidelines, and to improve the recreational play value. Opportunities for community input on this year’s projects are available through the Parks and Recreation Commission, “open City Hall” surveys, and planned neighborhood meetings. 

 

Central Park Master Plan Update (969 Kiely Blvd) – October 18, 2017, from 7:00-9:00pm at the Community Center

Montague Park Rehabilitation Project (3595 MacGregor Lane) – October 21, 2017 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Montague Park Building

Homeridge Park Playground and Rehabilitation Project (2985 Stevenson Street) – October 21, 2017 from 1:30-3:30pm at the Park – if it rains meet at the CRC

Bowers Park Playground and Rehabilitation Project (2446 Cabrillo Avenue) – October 26, 2017, from 7-9pm at the Teen Center

Machado Park Playground and Rehabilitation Project (3360 Cabrillo Avenue) – November 2, from 7-9pm at the Machado Park Building

Agnew Park Playground and Rehabilitation Project (2150 Agnew Rd) – November 4, 2017, from 9:30-11:30 at the Agnew Park Building

Fuller Street Sports Court Project (61 Fuller Street) – November 4, 2017, from 1-3pm at the Park

Tweets of the Week

Stock the Staff Lounge

Hello Central Park Families!!!

Next week (10/16 - 10/20), we would like to support teachers during this busy time of the year, and “Stock the Staff Lounge”.
Basically have a nice stash so that they can easily pop in the staff lounge and grab a quick snack while they are on the go!

If you would like to help, you can bring any of the items below (known teacher favorites), or anything you think the teachers would like, and would be easy to grab and go, eat and walk! These teachers are BUSY educating of our kiddos! Lets show them how much we love them! <3

You can drop items off starting Monday morning at 8am in the Makers Space (temporary teacher’s lounge)!

Thanks so much!!!

Jennifer Brickman (4th grade parent)
Email with questions - dreamwife@me.com

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Bottle Water
Soda (Dr Pepper, Diet Coke)
LaCroix - any flavor
Izzy’s soda water drinks - any flavor

Red Licorice
Gourmet Chocolates
Assorted Candy Bars

Apples
Little Oranges (Cuties)
Bananas

Almond Butter packets
Individual cheese (BabyBel, String Cheese, etc...)
Individual Popcorn
Individual Crackers
Granola Bars
Kind Bars
 

4th Grade Flag Football Schedule

October 19

Central Park@ Laurelwood

 

October 26

Millikin @Central Park

 

November 2

Central Park @ Washington Open

 

November 9

Don Callejon @ Central Park

Collecting Box Tops

This years first batch of Box Tops are due November 1st.

Please send them to school with your child and turn them into their teacher or office by the end of the October.

In the future be on the lookout for fun collection sheets to make collecting Box Tops for Education​ more fun!

 

 

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Wed. Oct 25, 2017

NO SCHOOL 10/23-24
Drop Off: 8:30AM All Grades
Pick Up: 2:26PM K, G1 & G2
  2:51PM G3 & G4

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

10/20/17

Reminders

October 23rd and 24th - No School

October 27th- Fall Festival @5pm-7pm

October 31 - Parade @ 8:45am

November 2nd -49er Field Trip

November 7th - Natural Bridges

November 10th- No School

 

Reader’s Workshop: In Reader’s Workshop, students have been working on using more than one strategy while reading, whether that be solving tricky words or retelling the story. We have focused on remembering the story and not forgetting as you read. Readers keep track of their reading!

 

Math Workshop: In Math Workshop, students have taken their first district assessment and the end of module 3 assessment. Students were tested on number lines, making tens, reading and writing three digit numbers. As we move into our next module, students will focus on subtraction strategies.

 

PBL (Project Based Learning): Students are refining and revising their attractions. This week, they collaborated as a grade level (76 students) in Miss Winslow’s room.  They decided where they wanted their attractions to be located on the playground. We were so proud that all 21 groups were able to compromise and present to the group why their attractions had to located in a specific space.  Also, students started working on their posters and learning how advertising could increase how many people come to their carnival booth.

 

Grammar: We have been having fun with grammar. This week students learned about homophones. Students are so excited to learn about homophones. They are coming up with so many different word pairs. Through matching games, students are able to identify different homophone pairs and their meanings. The focus was the difference between: two, too, and to.

 

Diwali: Some wonderful parents came in this week to teach our students about Diwali. Students learned about the holiday and its importance. They also made a craft. It was a wonderful experience.

 




 

 

 

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Physical Education Blog

9/12/17

Our Third Graders taught Hula Hoop activities for the First and Second graders at lunch time recess.  The kids had a great time!

 

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Garden Blog

Makerspace Blog

9/7/17

Want to help integrate making with your child's classroom? Join some of the free Professional Development events around the South Bay for Maker Educators.

 

While we can't do much until the Office building is finished, parent volunteers can learn a lot about making in education to better support classroom teachers in the future.

 

The Penninsula South Bay Maker Educator Meetup is doing a hands-on session about woodworking.

 

"PSBMEM will be holding a meetup Sept 21st at RAFT San Jose, 355 Ridder Park Dr, San Jose, CA 95131. This month we will be covering how to engage your school community with wood working projects. Learn woodworking skills & tools, safety procedures, and simple projects that students of all ages can help create."
 

Register on Eventbrite to attend. You do not need to be a fulltime teacher to attend these events. 

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Robotics Team Blog

10/10/17

Three Red Rockets team was completing their first mission.

 




 

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