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 “email@example.com” to your email contacts. Note: add “firstname.lastname@example.org” 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!
PTA Board Elections
Dear Clark Community Members,
Last Wednesday at the PTA General Body Meeting, the new PTA board was elected. The members are listed below. Thank you parents!
We still have some open positions and would love parents/teachers to be a part of the PTA team. Any questions please email Arthi at email@example.com
Clark PTA Board (2016 - 2017)
Deepa S. / Natasha T.
Code For Fun Lead
Kamini P. / Sanobar M.
Salma / Priya
Walk N Roll
Committee will send Rep
Kamini P. / Ayesha A.
Book Fair Chair
Angela S. / Crystal F.
NOTICE FROM CHILD NUTRITION SERVICES
Important Notice Regarding End of the Year Charging Procedure
and Negative Lunch Account Balances
The Evergreen Child Nutrition Services Department takes pride in serving nutritious meals daily to our students. We are firm believers that hungry students can’t learn. Under no circumstances do we want a child to go without lunch.
We understand that parents are busy and may occasionally forget to pack a lunch or send in money, however the number of students with a negative balance has grown significantly over the past couple of years. As you know, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide students with lunch or a means to pay for meals.
Beginning May 30th there will be no extending of credit for Breakfast or Lunch through the last day of school. Your child will need to bring cash, check or use the credit balance on their lunch account. This will hopefully cut down on the amount of money owed at the end of the school year.
Also, if your student has an outstanding balance please send in your payment before Friday, May 27th to ensure that proper credit is applied to your student's account.
When you receive your parent handbook at the beginning of the year, be sure to sign up with Parent Portal with your email address. You can then receive notifications of your child’s balance twice a week. Also available is the online payment system Myschoolbucks.com for tracking the lunch balances and/or for adding funds to the lunch account.
If you have any questions please contact the Child Nutrition Services Department at: 408-223-4500.
District's Facilities Advisory Committee
The Evergreen School District Board of Trustees ("Board") is seeking volunteers to serve on the District's Facilities Advisory Committee ("Committee"). The District is currently evaluating current and potential uses, space availability, and enrollment for all of its school and district facilities. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Board regarding potential and possible alternative uses, including disposition, of District school buildings, space, and property.The Committee will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating all relevant data, documents, reports, and studies in order to provide the Board with a viable recommendation(s), based on the committee's best judgment regarding reasonably foreseeable scenarios involving District school buildings, space, and property.
The Committee shall consider:
(1) How best to maximize use of District property for District needs, including methods to maximize income from District property and educational or after-school program options for specific school sites;
(2) Alternative uses for specific school sites, including but not limited to magnet schools, commercial/Non-profit leases and child care programs;
(3) And if necessary, disposition of District property.
Appointment, membership, and duties of the Committee will follow the parameters of Education Code section 17387 et seq., although the duties, roles, and responsibilities of Committee members may exceed those set forth in the Education Code.
Committee members will be appointed to represent a cross-section of the community in regards to socio-economic composition, ethnic group, profession, and expertise in land use planning, among others. Committee members will be required to attend Committee meetings, typically in the evenings, and will be composed of not less than seven and no more than eleven members. The Board may, in its discretion, also identify alternate members to appoint to the Committee in the event of a vacancy.
To be considered for membership, applicants must live within the District's boundaries.
If you are interested in being considered for appointment to this Committee, please complete the application and return the form to:
Evergreen School District
Office of the Superintendent
3188 Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95148-3099
Re: FACILITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE
All applications are due by 4:00 p.m., on Friday, May 27, 2016 (or postmarked by this date, if mailed). It is the goal of the District for appointments to the Committee be made at the June 9, 2016 Board meeting.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!
The Crayon Initiative
Click below to download the flyer:
Water Cubs - Charity Water Campaign
Hi! Can you support A107s PBL and donate money to our Charity Water Campaign? Some people in the world have to walk 4 hours each day just for horrible dirty water. They get sick very easily. We are starting our campaign with a goal of $1,000. $1,000 helps 33 people get clean water! Please use the Water Cubs link below to donate to charity water and click our campaign's donate button. Thanks for time and support!
Water Cubs - Charity Water Campaign
California’s Summer Nutrition Programs
California’s Summer Nutrition Programs can help feed your children by serving healthy lunches during the summer months.
The summer nutrition programs serve all children through age 18 at no charge. The programs also operate activities for children that are safe and fun. Children receive complete, wholesome meals and parents receive help in stretching their food dollars.
You can look for a site near you by visiting the Summer Meal Service Map at: http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
Or the Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3Hungry (1-866-348-6479). For Spanish, call 1-877-8Hambre (1-877-848-6273)
(Evergreen SD is not a Summer Program site)
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:
Our Office will close on 6/09/15 and will reopen 8/10/16 from 9 am - 3 pm. It will be closed for lunch from 12 - 1:30 pm.
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:
San Jose Public Library Summer Reading Challenge
Summer Reading Challenge: June 1 – July 31
Summertime is just around the corner and with it comes the Summer Reading Challenge at San José Public Library. It’s time to kick back and enjoy a book (or several) of your own choosing.
This year our challenge is to “Read for the Win”. The whole family can participate! Kids and teens can sign up at their local library or online at sjpl.org/summer. This year, in addition to reading, the program features a list of fun activities that encourage STEAM, and healthy living activities that you can do to win more prizes.
Adults don’t have to feel left out and also have an opportunity to win prizes by participating with their families.
Free activities are available at all San José libraries throughout the summer months providing ample opportunities for fun and learning. For more information visit sjpl.org/summer, sign up for our online newsletter www.sjpl.org/updates or contact your neighborhood library at (408) 808-3060.
Click below to download a full-sized copy of the flier to read more about special events at the library:
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
Click below to be directed to the Barnes and Noble website to learn about their summer reading program:
Top Dads Essay Contest
Click below to download the flyer about the Top Dads Essay Contest:
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.
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
Click below to download the flier:
Please click below to download a copy of the contest information and the cover page: