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!
Super Hero for Animals T-Shirt
Please click below to download a copy of the order form:
Box Tops for Education
Thanks for clipping & sending Box Tops for fall submission! We've earned $338.70 for the school! Yay! Let's keep the ball rolling as Spring submission is getting closer!
Box Tops is such an easy way for parents to get involved in their child’s education. Just by purchasing Box Tops products, clipping the coupons and sending them into school, we earn cash that can be used to buy anything we need. You can find Box Tops on thousands of your favorite products, from Big G® cereals to Avery® office supplies to Hanes® T-shirts to Boise® printer paper. Each Box Tops clip you collect is worth 10¢ for your school. Once we send in all the Box Tops, our school will receive a check from General Mills. We can use this cash to buy the things we need.
Just fill in the Box Tops collection sheet (available for download below) and drop it to school. You can send your clipped box-tops in a Ziploc bag too. Please make sure the expiration date is visible.
Please submit your Box Tops to school by February 12th for Spring submission.
If you have any questions, or you would like to Volunteer clipping & bundling the Box tops please feel free to contact me.
Box Tops for Education Coordinator
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.
PTA Nomination Committee
Dear Clark Community Members,
The 2016– 2017 PTA Nominating Committee is forming and volunteers are needed to participate. The Nominating Committee can include PTA board members and general PTA members. We need a minimum of five members to form the committee.
The role of the committee is to run the upcoming PTA board election in March / April. The committee will meet twice and maximum for an hour. We really need your help.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or have any questions.
Growth and Development Program Overview for 5th and 6th Grade Students
Parents of fifth and sixth grade students are invited to a preview of the Growth and Development videos at Carolyn Clark Elementary School in the multi-purpose room, located at 3701 Rue Mirassou, San Jose, 95148. Children are not allowed at the parent previews.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Carolyn Clark Elementary School
3701 Rue Mirassou, San Jose, 95148
5:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – 5th grade program overview
7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – 6th grade program overview
The Growth and Development unit is a 4-lesson program. The curriculum includes information on the endocrine system, changes that occur during puberty, and reproduction. If for any reason you do not wish to have your fifth/sixth grade child participate in this program, please write a note to your child’s teacher and he/she will be excused.
Pizza My Heart Family Night Out
Click below to download the flyer:
English Language Arts and English Language Development Materials Preview
Principal's Coffee - Wednesday, February 24
Please join us for the next Principal's Coffee on Wednesday, February 24th at 9:00am in Room C104.
We will be reviewing the Comprehensive School Safety Plan.
The Clark Super Kids Super Sharing Drive Was a Success!
At Carolyn Clark Elementary, Community Service is part of our school culture. The importance of giving back to the community and making a difference is ingrained in our students. So when the opportunity to participate in the SUPER KIDS SUPER SHARING Drive was presented, as the Student Council Advisor, I immediately said yes !
The SUPER KIDS SUPER SHARING DRIVE is where local schools are encouraged to join in the Super Bowl community initiative. to gather gently used or new books, sports equipment and school supplies and place items in collection boxes at school.This initiative takes place within city hosting the Super Bowl .
From November 20 to December 18, our Student Council began collecting lightly used (or new) books, sports equipment and school supplies, cell phones. During our drive we collected over 2,041 items ! One fifth grader alone, Janaya Llaneza donated over 230 books !
Today, a group of 32 students from Clark, ranging from 2nd grade to 6th grade, attended the SuperKids/ Super sharing event at Santa Clara University to help sort out all the items donated.
Close to 20,000 items were sorted. Items sorted, were then shared with pre-selected local schools in need and other organizations that work with underserved children.
After sorting, students participated in football activities hosted by the San Francisco 49ers. Gold Rush Cheerleaders, Sough Dough Sam, and 49er players Andrew Tiller and Ian Williams also mingled with all the SUPER SHARING KIDS!
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 full sized calendar of classes 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
Clark Primary Talent Show - Auditions on March 3, 2016
Mrs. Marcias Named ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’
Symetra, Wells Fargo and the San Francisco 49ers honored Carolyn Clark Elementary School teacher Bernadette Marcias as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” on Oct. 27, 2015 during a surprise school assembly. Marcias teaches sixth grade at the K–6 school, located in San Jose, California.
“Bernadette Marcias is an amazing teacher who has the ability to connect with children at all levels. She has brought a number of programs to Carolyn Clark Elementary and helped students understand the importance of arts, culture and giving back to the community,” said Arthi Aiyappan, the parent of a former student. “Mrs. Marcias made a big difference in my daughter’s sixth-grade experience — her confidence blossomed as she got more comfortable trying new things.” Aiyappan nominated Marcias for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® award.
Mrs. Marcias has a gift for connecting with her students’ varying academic levels and integrating it with hands-on learning,” said Aiyappan. “She gives every child in her class a chance to speak-up and participate. I believe school is not just about academics — and in her remarkable classroom my daughter grew in more ways than I can articulate.”
Marcias is one of 16 K–12 teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area who will be honored for educational excellence in the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom program during the 2015 NFL season. Teachers are recognized in front of their students and peers at surprise in-school presentations, and they receive a $1,000 donation for classroom books and supplies. In addition, they receive tickets to a 49ers home game and a special pre-game experience at Levi’s Stadium. Marcias will be recognized at the Nov. 8 game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Teachers may be nominated by their principal, district staff, student or student’s parent. The winners are selected based on their ability to make a real difference in students' lives; to go above and beyond in their day-to-day responsibilities; and to help students build life skills.
More information about Symetra Heroes in the Classroom is available at www.SymetraHeroes.com/49ers.
Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE: SYA) is a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Wash. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent agents and advisors. For more information, visit www.symetra.com.
Family Authorship Program
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.
Click below to enroll for YMCA Fall Childcare for 2016:
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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