School Site Council / English Language Advisory Committee
Please note: All meeting agendas and minutes can be located under the "Parent Resources" tab on our school website. You can click here to be directed to that page:
School Site Council / ELAC
The paper flyers we have been sending home will now be sent electronically to your email inbox. These e-flyers can also be viewed by clicking on the Peachjar button on our school’s website homepage. You may find it on the left column of our page under school newsletters. Once the Peachjar button is ready, you will be notified.
This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, paperless delivery of school flyers removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.
No action is required on your part. You will receive a welcome email from the service provider (Peachjar) that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view e-flyers.
To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add “firstname.lastname@example.org” to your email contacts. Note: add “email@example.com” to your contact list just as written; do not change it to the name of your school @peachjar.com. When you receive your first e-flyer, be sure to click “always display images.”
This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. Thank you for helping us save time, money, and lots of trees!
Dress Code Reminder
Young ladies: Please note that leggings / tights are not pants and must worn with a long shirt or under a skirt.
Child Nutrition Services
Click below to go to the Evergreen School District Child Nutrition Department. You can pay for student accounts and view the menu.
Child Nutrition Services Website
Health Care Coverage
Please click below to download the flyer about Health Care Coverage for students.
Notes From The Nurse
As we begin the school year it is important to remember a few things:
Please be sure your child gets a good night sleep and eats breakfast.
Do not send medication in your child’s backpack. All medication whether over the counter or prescription must have a written authorization from your physician. If your child requires the use of an EPI-PEN for severe allergic reactions, please be sure to have a current medication authorization for this school year and bring in the medication to the Health Office.
If your child wears glasses, make sure they bring them everyday to school and the prescription is as current as it can be. Let your child’s teacher know if they need special placement in the classroom.
Do not send your child to school if they have a fever of 100 or greater. Children recovering from an illness should be fever free for at least 24 hours without medication before returning to school. Students taking antibiotics should be on the medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine when it becomes available.
If your child has a specific health concern please be sure to contact the School Nurse assigned to your school so that the proper accommodations can be made to insure your child’s safety.
If your child has any changes in their health during the school year please be sure to update this information with the school office as this feature is not yet available in parent portal.
Remember – Healthy Children Learn Better. We look forward to a great year!
Lobo School of Innovation
Click here to learn about the Quimby Lobo School of Innovation Mixer:
Click here to access the application online: http://bit.ly/LSI_Application
Click below to download the application:
*Please note: the essay does not determine acceptance at all! It's just informational for the team to learn more about the students who are applying!
Healthy Kids Days
Please click below to download a full-sized flier:
Our Book Fair is coming up on Apr 29 to May 5th and volunteers are needed! Let's promote more reading! If you are interested and available, please select a convenient date/time for you. Students LOVE the Book Fair and hours open is dependent of our volunteers! Thanks in advance for your help!
Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b45aba82ca57-carolyn
Clark Annual Baseball Night
Please click below to download the order form:
Please click below to download and print the flier and permission slip:
Hello Clark Family,
Carolyn Clark PTA would like to take this opportunity to gain your feedback on the programs and events we offer you and your child. Please take a few moments to complete the below survey (19 questions). All information is anonymous and confidential. Survey closes Friday, May 20, 2016
We would like to hear from you to help ensure that the work the PTA is doing is meeting your needs and expectations.
Carolyn Clark PTA Survey 2016
Clark PTA Board
The Crayon Initiative
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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
Spring District and State Assessments 2015–16
District Assessment Window April 5, 2016 – June 9, 2016
Each spring, most students in California participate in the statewide testing program, which is the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. The tests in the CAASPP System provide information to teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ progress and readiness for college and career. In grades three through eight, most students take the Smarter Balanced online tests for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. However, students who have a significant cognitive disability (as designated in their individualized education program) are eligible to take the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs). In grades five and eight, students are also tested in science. For more information, please visit www.eesd.org/page.cfm?p=2653.
Đánh Giá của Học Khu và Tiểu Bang Học Kỳ Mùa Xuân 2015–16
Mỗi mùa xuân, hầu hết các học sinh của California đều tham gia vào chương trình kiểm tra trên toàn tiểu bang, đây là Hệ Thống Đánh Giá Thành Tích và Sự Tiến Bộ của Học Sinh của California (CAASPP). Các bài kiểm tra trong Hệ Thống CAASPP cung cấp thông tin cho giáo viên, phụ huynh/người giám hộ, và học sinh về sự tiến bộ và mức độ sẵn sàng cho các tùy chọn vào đại học cao đẳng và nghề nghiệp của học sinh. Đối với các lớp từ lớp ba đến hết lớp tám, hầu hết học sinh sẽ làm bài kiểm tra trực tuyến trên hệ thống Đánh Giá Cân Bằng Thông Minh Hơn về đọc viết/các môn luyện tiếng Anh (ELA) và toán học. Tuy nhiên, những học sinh bị khuyết tật nặng về nhận thức (như được chỉ định trong chương trình giáo dục cá nhân hóa của họ) sẽ đủ điều kiện để tham gia vào chương trình Đánh Giá Thay Thế của California (CAA). Đối với các lớp năm và lớp tám, học sinh cũng được làm bài kiểm tra về môn khoa học. Để biết thêm thông tin, vui lòng truy cập www.eesd.org/page.cfm?p=2653.
Click below to download a full-sized copy of the Clark testing schedule:
Congratulations to Mrs. Sanders' First Graders!
Mrs. Sanders' first graders wrote comic books on the iPads to enter into a global comic contest sponsored by the Book Creator app. The contest was open to all children ages 5-13. Two of her students were deemed great enough to be in the top ten of all the comics submitted! Read about it here: http://www.redjumper.net/blog/2016/04/comic-book-here-are-finalists/ Congratulations!
All students in C105 wrote comics and they are available in the iBooks store to download for free
Volume 1: Class Winners http://tinyurl.com/C105Vol1
Aiden Indoms Rex Adventure
Carmen The Adventure Girl Who Lost her Leopard
Irene Manit's Castle
Volume 2: Adventure Tales http://tinyurl.com/C105Vol2
Braydon Adventure Jayden and the Lost Ark of Covenant
Huy Jackee's Adventure
Jup Jacob's Adventure
Volume 3: Dinos and Dragons http://tinyurl.com/C105Vol3
Anhad Spinorapter's Adventure
Michael Dinozilla's Adventure
Tarun Jerome the Dinosaur
Volume 4: Friends http://tinyurl.com/C105Vol4
Joshua Jimmy the Lion
Khanh Flo Go No and her Friends
Tyrus The Story of Piggy Jena and Puppy Wea
Volume 5: Lost and Found http://tinyurl.com/C105Vol5
AT Aishin Lost His Pants
Jaleena The Girl Who Lost Her Ring
SG Rethy and Her Lost Wand
Volume 6: Magical Adventures http://tinyurl.com/C105Vol6
Jodi A Mermaid That Got Lost in the Maze
Katelyn The Fairy Who Lost Her Shoe
Noor Stoom's Cloud
Volume 7: Action Comics http://tinyurl.com/C105Vol7
Harman Gogogogaga's Adventure
Hayden Nate and the Robber
Volume 8: Solve it! http://tinyurl.com/C105Vol8
Samah The Pony Who Had the Magic Clover
Julianne Wolow the Dirty Car
Myra Story of M-m-m-m-m-m-m-m
You can learn about the process the class followed by reading Mrs. Sanders' newsletter:
Parent Volunteers Needed for Field Day
This year, Upper Grade Field day will be Friday, June 3.
Primary Field Day will be Monday, June 6.
Volunteers will be needed from 8:30am to 11am.
Thank you for your time and consideration ! Please use this link to sign up:
Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration
Evergreen School District Transfer Process
Transitional Kindergarten is Here to Stay
The 2010 Kindergarten Readiness Act established transitional kindergarten, a developmentally appropriate grade to serve younger schoolchildren with birthdays between September and December. TK offers children a developmentally appropriate curriculum taught by credentialed teachers. It blends social and emotional experience with academic learning, so that students not only learn essential pre-literacy, pre-math, and other cognitive skills, but also develop social and self-regulation skills needed to succeed in school and life.
“Transitional Kindergarten.” TKCalifornia. n.d. Web. Feb. 21, 2016
The Evergreen School District TK teachers have carefully crafted a curriculum that combines the California Preschool Foundations and Common Core State Standards. Students are given opportunities to explore topics such as plants, animals, insects and dinosaurs. They work with blocks, paints, puzzles and books. Students learn songs, act out stories, count, and build, all while developing social skills and healthy relationships with their friends and teachers.
Evergreen School District currently offers Transitional Kindergarten at 10 school sites throughout the district. Children born between September 2, 2011 and December 1, 2011 are eligible for TK in the 2016-17 school year. Registration packets for TK are available at every school site and enrollment begins March 1.
Please click here: http://cc.schoolloop.com/studentsafety or look under the Safety tab on our school website to read our Student Safety Guidelines for Parents. This document contains important information that parents need to know in order to be prepared for emergencies and contains directions to follow in the event of a school emergency. Please take time to read it to familiarize yourself with school procedures.
Important Safety Update: Security cameras have successfully been installed around the perimeter of the building with monitors in the front office.
YMCA 2016 - 2017 Pre-Registration
Click below to enroll for YMCA for 2016-2017:
Top Dads Essay Contest
Click below to download the flyer about the Top Dads Essay Contest:
New Parent Resources
We are happy to announce that we have created a new website with resources to help you support your child in math this year. Please visit: www.cc.schoolloop.com/mathhelp to find valuable links for the different grade level curriculums. You can access that site and find other helpful information under the Parent Resources dropdown tab at the top of the Clark website.
Immunization Waiver Laws
A Note from the Nurse:
Under a new law known as SB277, beginning January 1, 2016 exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccination. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at Kindergarten (including Transitional Kindergarten) or 7th grade.
For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s website at www.shotsforschool.org, or contact your local health department Immunization Education and Planning Program 408-937-2271.
San Jose Public Library Homework Help
Click below to download a list of events at the Evergreen Library:
Please note that Homework Club runs from 4:00 - 5:30pm on Tuesday's.
Click here to go to the library website:
Evergreen Branch Library Events
Sign-Up for Parent University
A Note from your School Nurse
For Everyday needs and in times of crisis, Dial 2-1-1
Dial 2-1-1 for a free, non-emergency, telephone service that connects you with hundreds of community services. A trained, caring professional will help you -24 hours a day- find information and referrals for the following types of services:
- Basic Human Needs Resources: food banks, clothing, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance
- Health and Mental Health Resources: health insurance programs, maternal health, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation
- Employment Support: financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs
- Support for Older Americans and Persons with Disabilities: adult day care, congregate meals, Meals on Wheels, respite care, home health care, transportation, homemaker services
- Support for Children, Youth and Families: child care, after-school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services
- Volunteer Opportunities and Donations: community involvement, volunteer centers, disaster relief
- Military and Family Support: programs that serve veterans and their families, community resources, mental health resources, counseling
- Hobby groups and civic/service clubs: for people who have similar interests (gardening clubs, square dance groups, astronomy clubs, etc) or are united by a common cause (political groups, Lions, Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis, etc.)
Celebrating Carolyn Clark 2015
Student Absence Line
Please call the absence report line if your child is absent:
Parent Portal Emergency Contacts
Most of our parents have signed up for Parent Portal but many have not entered the emergency contact information. Please take the time to do this. Make sure you you list ALL (5) adults who may be picking up your child from school. We will NOT release your child to a person who is NOT on your list. Parents if you have not yet registered, please do so now. You will need an Access code and Access ID that was mailed home 8/4/2014. If you do not have the letter please come to the Office to get a copy. Register at http://powerschool.eesd.org/public/
Please Donate to Clark School
If you are interested in making a donation, click below to be redirected to the Evergreen School District website. Please select Carolyn Clark under the dropdown menu to make a contribution. We are very grateful for your support!
Please know that the Clark Staff greatly values all of our classroom volunteers. However, this is just a reminder that you may not bring any siblings (even infants and kindergartners) when you are on campus assisting in a classroom or prepping for activities due to liability. Thank you!
Reminder: Clark Elementary Birthday Policies
Although we recognize that birthdays are a very special time for children and they deserve recognition, school district guidelines and board policy (BP5030) prohibit bringing food or drinks to school for birthday celebrations. These guidelines and policies are in place to support the consistent educational message of student wellness and healthy lifestyle whether in the classroom, cafeteria or at home. Additional impacts include:
- Loss of instructional time.
- Logistical constraints placed on teachers.
- Concern for our many students with food allergies.
- Added strain on the office and custodial staff.
If parents choose to provide items to classmates in celebration of birthdays, some alternative items may include pencils, bookmarks, stickers, or perhaps donating a book to the school or classroom library.
Teachers may elect to honor students as they see fit by giving special recognition, singing of songs, special classroom duties, etc.
Also, balloon bouquets can be distractive and/or disruptive to instruction and therefore parents are reminded of the school policy that balloon bouquets will not be delivered to classrooms during the school day. We want to thank you for your support of the school and district policies. Working together we can maintain our focus on providing a safe and productive environment at Clark School.
Green Heroes Environmental Club
Join the Green Heroes Environmental Club!
Learn about the environment, participate in school recycling, litter pickups, community e-waste recycling, and much more.
Exciting field trips and educational assemblies are also on the agenda this year!
THE EARTH NEEDS YOU. BE A HERO!
Fridays, 7:45am - 8:30am - C107
Strings Music Program
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Please click below to download a copy of the contest information and the cover page: