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English Language Advisory Council

Parents and Guardians,

If you are a parent of an English Learner, please join us for our next ELAC (English Language Advisory Council) meeting.

Date: Tuesday, February 27th

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Location: School Library, F-7

See agenda attached.

 


 

Ms. Miakje Kamstra

Principal

 

Family Game Night - March 2nd

Tweets of the Week

CAC Resource Fair

CAC Resource Fair  Fun Activities for Families with Special Needs PDF
CAC Resource Fair  Santa Clara Youth Social Recreation PDF
CAC Speaker Series
 

Info. and Updates Central Park Elementary 2/13/18

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please mark your calendars:
 

Change of Dates:

STEAM Expo/Open House

New Date: Tuesday, May 15th

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Central Park Elementary

Please cancel the former date of May 8th.
 

Music Performance (3rd/4th grade students participating Music w/Mr. Rawson & all students participating in Ukulele class w/Mr. Bobias)

New Date: Friday, May 11
Time:  7:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Multipurpose Room

Please cancel the former date of June 1 
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Ms. Miakje Kamstra

Principal

Get your Central Park Elementary Yearbook!

Dear Parents and Guardians,
The yearbook committee has extended extend the early bird to Feb 16th! Please find attached the new order form that allows parents to order with Cash/ Check. (Best option is online) Printed copies are available on the wall by the office.

 

The committee will also have a  table set up in the morning (next to D-4). 

 

We are looking for volunteers, if interested, please email centralparkyb@gmail.com 

 

Thanks,

David Woon

Yearbook Coordinator

Last Call! PTA Family Sweetheart Dance this Friday!

Dear Central Park Families,

 

Last call to purchase tickets!! We still have a few tickets left.  Please join us on February 16, 2018 for our 1st annual PTA Family Sweetheart Dance from 6:30-8:00 pm

 

·      PRE-ORDER TICKETS ONLYThere are two ways to order tickets, 

1. Complete the attach order form and return it with money to the office by tomorrow, Tuesday, February 13th. 

2. Complete the online order form here: https://goo.gl/forms/4arSLgISplZI74SG3.

 

NO tickets sold at the door.  Only 200 tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis!

 

·      RECEIVE TICKETSPre-ordered tickets will be given to your child’s teach on Wednesday, February 14th

 

·      TICKET PRICE: $1.00 per person, siblings are welcome

 

·      NOTE: ALL Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. NO child is to attend alone!

 

 We look forward to seeing you all the dance floor.

 

Minde Christensen

PTA Family Dance Chair

Central Park Captures VexIQ Robotics Judges Award!

3rd graders holding trophyCentral Park STEAM Robotics Team 3rd Graders traveled to Quarry Lane School in Dublin, CA where they captured the VexIQ Ringmaster Judges Award.

 

Our students competed against 19 other teams from Sacred Heart School (Saratoga), Sandpiper Elementary School (Redwood City), Quarry Lane School (Dublin), Dublin Robotics Club (Dublin), Davis Youth Robotics (Davis), and EA Robot Club (Pleasanton).

 

This was a fantastic comeback after our Chameleons finished in last place at COIL Charter School in January of 2018. After that setback plus another finish in second-to-last place, the team was asked what they had learned at Central Park about handling failures. One of our 3rd graders replied, "Mrs. Oyola says that mistakes are gifts."

 

And with that, our resilient robotics team members put on their growth mindset and made another attempt finishing in 6th out of 31 teams in Skills Challenges this past Saturday (February 10th) at Sacred Heart School in Saratoga. Then they brought home the Judges Award at Quarry Lane School in Dublin on Sunday (February 11th).

 

Info. and Updates Central Park Elementary 2/9/18

Dear Parents and Guardians,
 

Please take note of the upcoming dates:
 

Tuesday, February 13th

School Site Council

6:00pm-7:00pm, Library

See agenda attached

Tuesday, February 13th 

PTA Executive Board Mtg.

7:00-8:00pm, Library
 

Thursday, February 15th

PTA Coffee 

8:15am-9:00am

Multipurpose Rm.

Friday, February 16th
Minimum Day
All students dismissed at 1:37pm
 

Friday, February 16th 

PTA Sweetheart Dance

6:30pm-8:00pm
Multipurpose Rm.

 

February Break

No School: February 19-23
 

Tuesday, February 27

ELAC Mtg. (English Language Advisory Council)

6:00-7:00pm

Library

Agenda topic: new ELPAC assessment for English Learners

 

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Ms. Miakje Kamstra

Principal

Yay for LEGO Wall!

HOORAY! THIS PROJECT IS FULLY FUNDED

  1.  

    Ms. Lutke posted an update

    We did it! I can't believe it! I am so happy and proud to be a part of this new venture into STEAM education in the library and it is truly the support of each and every one of you that has made this possible. I truly thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for supporting education that will change students lives. Kids can become whatever they want to be, but only because of the positive influences in their lives that show them that anything is possible. All of you are these positive influences.

    With gratitude,
    Ms. Lutke

  2. 2 HOURS AGO 

    Good news: Project fully funded!

  3. 2 HOURS AGO 

    Brickman Family from Cupertino, CA gave

    I love you Miss Helen. You’re the best librarian ever! - Love Kaleb :)

     

    Ms. Lutke responded

    Our school owes the Brickman family a tremendous amount of gratitude. Thank you so very, very much :)

  4. 11 HOURS AGO 

    Kathryn Russie gave

    Golden State Fund matched this donation

    We are proud to support California's educators. Cheering on you and your students this year!

     

    Ms. Lutke responded

    Thank you so much for your generous gift! It means so much to me that you have taken the time to support California educators!

  5. 2 DAYS AGO 

    A donor from California gave with help from Alisa Yi

     

    Ms. Lutke responded

    Thank you so much for your support of my project! I know that all of the students are appreciative of your gift.

  6. 2 DAYS AGO 

    Arthur Kao from Santa Clara, CA gave

    The DonorsChoose.org Community matched this donation

    Like you, we are thrilled to help kickstart this project. Let’s keep the momentum going!

    The DonorsChoose.org Community

     

    Ms. Lutke responded

    Mr. Kao, Thank you so much for giving to my project! I appreciate your dedication to STEAM education in schools!

  7. 2 DAYS AGO 

    Tai from California gave

    The DonorsChoose.org Community matched this donation

    Like you, we are thrilled to help kickstart this project. Let’s keep the momentum going!

    The DonorsChoose.org Community

  8. 2 DAYS AGO 

    Robyn Walsh from Washington gave

    The DonorsChoose.org Community matched this donation

    Like you, we are thrilled to help kickstart this project. Let’s keep the momentum going!

    The DonorsChoose.org Community

  9. 2 DAYS AGO 

    Lamia Hajani from California gave

    The DonorsChoose.org Community matched this donation

    Like you, we are thrilled to help kickstart this project. Let’s keep the momentum going

Ms. Helen has a DonorsChoose project "Getting STEAMy in the Library with a LEGO Wall!" with free donation matches (up to $50 each) using promo code LIFTOFF!

 


 

My Students

The students at Central Park elementary are scientists, artists, engineers and mathematicians. Each day in their classrooms, they are having their minds expanded with concepts of STEAM learning. I believe that STEAM education should continue into the library and allow for students to receive a comprehensive learning experience.

Our library is more than just books- It's a center for the learning, socializing, inventing and being creative.

My students already love to come to the library for engineering challenges during recess, picking up books before school and for library time that includes STEAM activities. They are ready to step up to the exciting challenge of Lego creations within their library!

My Project

Here at Central Park, we are always striving to provide a comprehensive STEAM education experience to our students and the library is no different! I would like to create a STEAM based experience that touches the library and allows for students to create, learn and socialize with other learners within the library space.

A Lego Wall will help to allow these students to create and learn more about STEAM within our library.

The materials that are in this project are to allow for me to create a Lego Wall. Each of these pieces will be put together to allow for a learning experience that is unique and school wide. The possibilities are endless for our young engineers when they are able to apply their knowledge in a creative way!

The great kindness challenge, kindness wall!

The Great Kindness Challenge

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Ms. Helen read "If You Plant A Seed," and discussed how being kind helps us grow and prosper. Students wrote down ways they can be kind and made this flower from their "seeds."

 

 

Grade 2 wrote a "kindness chant" and will perform it for the whole school.

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     Ever Growing, Ever Changing...

 Meet Newton, Central Park's Mascot.

Curious, Creative, Inspired!!!

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School Launch Page: bit.ly/cpinspire 

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Fri. Feb. 16, 2018

MINIMUM DAY FEB 16
NO SCHOOL FEB 19-23
 Drop Off:   8:30AM   All Grades 
 Pick Up:   1:37PM   All Grades 
Wednesday

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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IMPORTANT DATES

2nd Grade Blog

2/15/18

 

Reminders

February 19th - 23rd- Winter Break - No School

March 2nd- Minimum Day- Dismissal at 1:37pm.

March 9th- Report Cards Go Home

March 13th and 14th- Minimum Days- Parent Teacher Conferences

March 15th and 16th- No School

March 20th- Field Trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium

 

Reader’s Workshop: In Reader’s Workshop, students worked with partners to see how texts on the same non-fiction topic were similar and different. They jotted their noticings on post-its and shared them with the class. Our 2nd graders are loving nonfiction books and love growing their knowledge.

Writer’s Workshop: In Writer’s Workshop, students are focusing on building their stamina as nonfiction writers. They are establishing goals for themselves and working with writing partners to check in on their goals. Through this collaboration, students are improving not only their writing, but also their collaboration skills.

Math Workshop: In Math Workshop, students worked on subtracting two digit numbers from three digit numbers. They represented their thinking through hundreds, tens, and ones cubes. They are learning that they can exchange a hundred for 10 tens and tens for 10 ones. Students are growing in their knowledge of regrouping.

Valentines Day: We had rotations throughout the day.  The 2nd graders had a blast!  We made Chameleon bags, Antonym Love books and a graphing activity of  Conversation Hearts.  All the students said that passing out valentines was their favorite activity of the day.


2nd Grade Leads School Morning Meeting:  Every Monday, different grade levels have been leading school wide Morning Meetings in the cafeteria to help build community and practice the 4 elements of M.M. of Responsive Classroom.  The four components consists of a Greeting, a Share, an Activity and a Message.  Aryaman, Indra and Mishti represented the 2nd grade classes by planning and leading the Morning Message.  Our theme was about Kindness.  They did great!

Gratitude: As we end this week, right before our February Break, our 2nd grade team has reflected on our year up until now. Each and every day we are excited, surprised, and grateful for the students we have in 2nd grade. They teach us as much as we teach them. A big part of our learning as teachers is the knowledge that each student brings. We cannot thank you enough for your continued support. We hope you enjoy your week off!


 

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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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Robotics Team Blog

2/12/18


Central Park STEAM Robotics Team 3rd Graders traveled to Quarry Lane School in Dublin, CA where they captured the VexIQ Ringmaster Judges Award.

 

Our students competed against 19 other teams from Sacred Heart School (Saratoga), Sandpiper Elementary School (Redwood City), Quarry Lane School (Dublin), Dublin Robotics Club (Dublin), Davis Youth Robotics (Davis), and EA Robot Club (Pleasanton).

 

This was a fantastic comeback after our Chameleons finished in last place at COIL Charter School in January of 2018. After that setback plus another finish in second-to-last place, the team was asked what they had learned at Central Park about handling failures. One of our 3rd graders replied, "Mrs. Oyola says that mistakes are gifts."

 

And with that, our resilient robotics team members put on their growth mindset and made another attempt finishing in 6th out of 31 teams in Skills Challenges this past Saturday (February 10th) at Sacred Heart School in Saratoga. Then they brought home the Judges Award at Quarry Lane School in Dublin on Sunday (February 11th).

 

 

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Makerspace Training with PSBMEM
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