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Central Park Elementary

Santa Clara Unified School District 

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    Email Attendance Clerk at: cpattendance@scusd.net or call 408-423-4411. State the reason for the absence. 

    See Board Policy for details regarding excused and unexcused absences.

    New Web Site

    The new Central Park Elementary web site is responsive to mobile devices and accessible to individuals with disabilities. Send feedback: https://goo.gl/forms/LOWVKgQtAu57iKmj1

    First Grade News- October 14th Posted 10/14/18


    Monday, October 15th- No School for Students

    Wednesday, October 24th- Field Trip to Natural Bridges

    Wednesday, October 31st- Halloween Parade at 8:50 am.

    Monday, November 12th- No School- Veteran's Day

    Reader's Workshop: In Reader's Workshop, our students are becoming increasingly strategic when coming to tricky words. They are looking at a word and finding parts they know, especially blends and digraphs. As they become more aware of these parts, they can work through solving longer and more complex words. In first grade, being efficient at solving tricky words is key!

    readers solve tricky words by saying words slowly

    Writer's Workshop: In Writer's Workshop, our published pieces are finished. Students worked hard as authors and went through the writing process.  We will begin “how tos” this coming week. We will be teaching students “how to” do and make things through shared experiences and writing about it through shared writing.

    picture of girl writing

    Math Workshop: In Math Workshop, students continue to work on addition concepts and on combinations of numbers. They are understanding that addition facts are related like 9+2 and 2+9. They are keeping track of their thinking in math journals and are sharing their knowledge with their peers. Mathematicians become stronger as they talk more and more about their mathematical processes and thinking.



    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    I was informed that closing the playgrounds is tough on parents that are waiting for older siblings to get out of school.

    Thus, we will keep the Kindergarten area open. We just ask you to please supervise students, as we often observe students playing in unsafe manners and not abiding by the rules we enforce during the school day.

    The 1st-2nd grade play structure and 3-5 structure will remain closed until 6pm. These are used by our Extended Day program and it is too difficult for them to supervise their own students in addition to others.

    Thank you,
    Ms. Kamstra 
    Posted 10/3/18
    Peachjar Eflyers for Central Park

    Santa Clara High STEM Leadership Mentors Rev Up Robotics Team Posted 9/18/18

    Team Supernovas with their mentor
    FIRST LEGO League Team Supernovas got off to a great start with their second week of robotics mentoring support from 49ers STEM Leadership Institute mentors from Santa Clara High School. While last week was an introduction to the basics, this past Monday, there was clapping and cheering as the team with their mentor successfully programmed the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot to complete driving tasks.


    Red Rangers FLL team

    FIRST LEGO League Team Red Rangers last week had the pleasure of meeting three mentors from the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute program at Santa Clara High School. This past Monday they also got to work with a fourth mentor. The impact these older high school boys have on the younger elementary boys is immense. Central Park boys feel excitement and a stronger bond working with older boys as mentors.


    Team Name TBD

    This year for the first time, Santa Clara High School 49ers STEM mentors also includes two female mentors. The excitement from girls on the Central Park STEAM Robotics Team to have older girls mentoring them is huge! Our FLL Jr/FLL girls team got to sit with one of the mentors as they worked on the LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 robotics kit. Parents agreed that having the support of the mentors was of great assistance to relieve parents of having to learn details of the robotics kit and focus more on just managing the team.


    Cats Love Mars

    Thank you Santa Clara High School 49ers STEM Leadership Institute mentors!


    Our Wonder League, FLL Jr., VexIQ, Destination Imagination and Tech Challenge teams are all still forming. If you are a parent of a child still looking for a team be sure to chat with other parents on the Central Park STEAM Robotics Team WhatsApp groups.

    Our FIRST LEGO League Team Cats Love Mars also had the opportunity to work with female mentors from Santa Clara High School's 49ers STEM Leadership Institute. They practiced their project and core values presentations with the mentors.


    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!!!