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Odyssey of the Mind

Dear Clark Parents, Teachers and Students,

As many of you have heard Carolyn Clark had an amazing showing this year at the "Odyssey of the Mind" state tournament held on April 5th this year. The swarm of yellow hit Brentwood and they made a mark!  The PTA and specifically I (Arthi Aiyappan: Clark OOTM coordinator) would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the teams that participated and Mrs.Marcias for bringing such a great program to our school and thereby the Evergreen School district. 

A big shout out to the fifth grade team heading to the world stage in Iowa! Coach Midha / Coach Parekh’s team have done the school proud once again and am sure will do an outstanding job on the World Stage. The entire Clark community is behind them and wishes them all the luck!

The PTA would also like to call out the other teams. Our third grade team (Coach Agrawal and Pawar) did outstandingly well. This is their first time at the State level and they were in a heavily contested problem. They worked hard to come first in the regionals and placed seventh in the state. Our sixth grade/fifth grade combo team (Coach Chahal and Coach Srinivasan) also came seventh against junior high students in a technical problem. A number of judges commended them specifically on their performance. Finally another fifth grade team (Coach Parameswaran and Coach Kamasetty) came fourth in their problem and received an OMER for going over and beyond the requirements of the OOTM competition. Thank you coaches, students and parents for all  the time and effort.

Coach Midha / Coach Parekh’s fifth grade team members are Jash, Surya, Shruti, Gwendolyn, Arjun and Pranshu. The team came first in their problem and also won first place for the highest style score in their problem as well.

Coach Agrawal/ Coach Pawar’s third grade team members are Aditya, Sanya, Navdeep, Lalithsai, Akash, Parth and Akshay

Coach Parameswaran / Coach Kamasetty’s fifth grade team members are Rohan, Aneek, Nikhil, Arul, Anthony, Anvika and Sahiti

Coach Chahal / Coach Srinivasan’s fifth-sixth combo team members are Nikhita, Jasmine, Stella, Kelly, Nazhah, Anika, Rachel

Thank you!

Arthi Aiyappan

Clark PTA OOTM Coordinator

Parent Presentation

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Update: Drop Off / Pick Up Procedures

Beginning Friday, March 7, 2014 parents will no longer be able to drive through the parking lot to the first row of parking spaces closest to the school to wait for students to pick up.  You must stay in the drive through lane to receive your students.  You may choose to stay in your car and drive through the pick up lane or you may find a place to park other than the first row, and walk to the front of the school to receive your students.  Students will not be allowed to walk across the drive through lane into the parking lot unless accompanied by an adult.  This will help relieve the parking lot congestion and is a safer way for all students to be picked up.  If we all just allow for a few extra minutes the parking lot will clear up within 10 minutes of school dismissal.  Parents also are reminded not to turn LEFT into the parking lot.  Please go around Rue Mirassou to turn RIGHT into the parking lot.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. 

Bullying Reporting

April 1, 2014

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Bullying is a serious issue that every school in the nation faces. The Evergreen School District Board of Trustees and employees, recognize the harmful effects of bullying on learning and attendance in school. As a result, we strive to provide safe school environments, protecting students from both the physical and emotional harm of bullying.

In order to assist in the effort to prevent bullying, the Board of Trustees approved a resolution in recognition of cyber-bullying awareness week at a regular board meeting in September of 2013.  The District 3-year strategic plan goals, established in August of 2013, acknowledge the need for accessible communication and support systems in regards to bullying.

It is important to note this problem does not only occur at school. Bullying is a larger, community-wide issue and therefore, students, parents, and educators all have a role in addressing these situations and in changing school culture. Bullying is also affected by what happens in the home, neighborhood, and when students use online technology.  Clearly we need to work together in order to take action whenever it occurs. This includes when a child is the victim, is bullying others or is a witness of bullying.

Forms are now available for students and parents to file a written or electronic report of these occurrences. Your child’s site administrator will investigate these reports. You can file these reports electronically at or you may also download the form, if more convenient. Finally, bullying reporting forms are available in your child’s school office and at the Evergreen School District Office.

Please assist us in this effort to ensure a safe and nurturing school environment.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or if you need assistance. 


Gina Juarez


Walk n' Roll

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The Walk 'N Roll Safety Committee will be piloting a flag system for students to use in efforts to keep them safe while using the cross walk at Rue Mirassou and Mosher.  The desire is to have them ready by our next Walking Wednesday.  We also have Walk N Roll t-shirts for purchase to promote Walking Wednesdays.  We will have a table of shirts and order forms at tomorrow's 10-Year Anniversary Carnival.  Forms will also go home with the students and will be due back by April 9th.  It would be nice to see the students who walk to school wear their shirts every Wednesday to show school spirit.  The goal of the committee is to promote a healthy life-style, by adding walking to your weekly routine; a cleaner environment, by reducing gas emissions; and safety by reducing the amount of traffic around the school.  We all want our students to be safe, so please keep that in mind and obey all traffic laws and school rules while dropping off and picking up your student.  Please be respectful towards the staff as they do parking-lot duty.  Their main goal is to keep your children safe during drop-off and pick-up.  Traffic control will be coming out to ticket violators as there is a growing concern that many drivers around the school are breaking the law.  The tickets are expensive, but more importantly the safety of our children is compromised.  Please be mindful of ALL traffic laws, like keeping on the right side of the road, making a complete stop at the stop sign, and driving the speed limit.  If we all do out part, we can help ensure the safety of our children at Carolyn Clark Elementary School.   Click on the image of the shirt below to download a t-shirt order form.



Walking Wednesdays:

Please join our students in your neighborhood for parent lead "walking school buses" at designated locations every Wednesday from now till the end of the school year.  Students who walk EVERY Wednesday will receive a special treat from the City of San Jose.  This is an extension of the Walk n' Roll program sponsored by the city of San Jose and PTA.  The goal of the program is to promote a healthier lifestyle, safety, community and a better environment.


Clark's Walking School Bus:

Click here for a full-sized information flier:

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PTA Board Elections

Click on the page below to download a copy of all of the responsibilities of PTA officers:

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Click on the page below for more information and to download the candidate entry form:

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YMCA After School Program

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Do you know about YMCA's after school program at Carolyn Clark School? They provide:

  •      On - campus
  •      Homework Completion
  •      Volunteer tutors
  •      Structured indoor/outdoor physical activity
  •      Themed monthly enrichment
  •      Nutritional snack provided daily
  •      Accessible computers for AR Testing and homework assignments
  •      Monthly clubs (i.e. Gardening Club, Science Club, Moving Making Club)
  •     Special vendors (i.e. Lego Robotics, Sports UJAM)

TK - 6th grade
Open from 11:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

For more information, please go to our website:

Michelle Nguyen
(408) 223-4596 (11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.)


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Math Enrichment

Dear Parents,

We are excited to be partnering with Math Enrichment this fall to provide you and your family with a superior afterschool program that will concentrate on homework and project completion as well as test preparation.  Math Enrichment has established itself as a high quality summer program in the Evergreen area for the past 7 years and is now providing its services all year round.  Math Enrichment as an afterschool program aims to create a fun, safe, and nurturing educational atmosphere, in order for your children to reach their full potential.  Furthermore Math Enrichment has around the clock customer service through phone and email.  There is currently a promotion for discounted tuition rates.  For more information please click here.  


Mrs. Juarez

Homework Wiz

Click here to learn more about the Homework Wiz program:

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Strings Orchestra Class

For students who would like to play in a beginner orchestra for all Violin, Cello, Guitar, Harp
Beginner through intermediate.
Thursdays : 1:15-2:15, October-June.  Total Tuition $488.
Location: Clark Elementary School
Interested Contact us at

Please click here for a full-sized flier with registration information:

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