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2014 - 2015 Calendar

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Evergreen School District 2014 - 2015 School Calendar

Clark Odyssey of the Mind World Team

The Carolyn Clark Community would like to congratulate the OOTM World Team from our school. They did the community proud!. The team consisting of Surya, Shruti, Pranshu, Arjun, Gwendolyn, and Jash received the RANATRA FUSCA award for spontaneous problem solving at the Odyssey of the Mind World Tournament in Iowa. This is an outstanding achievement and kudos to the team and their coaches!
 
The team has been recognized by the Cailfornia OOTM. 

Clark PTA Newsletter

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California's Summer Nutrition Program

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 that posts locations on the CDE Summer Meal Service Sites Web page at: http:/www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sh/sn/summersites.asp.

Or the Hunger Hotline Web page at http://www.whyhunger.org/findfood or by calling the Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3Hungry (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8Hambre (1-877-848-6273)

(Evergreen SD is not a Summer Program site)

Parent Survey

Dear Parents,
It's been my pleasure to serve as your child's principal for the past two years.  Parents give us invaluable feedback on how we can make things better here at Clark.  There is always room for improvement and we value and appreciate your input.  With that said, please take a moment to reflect on your child's school year and take this parent survey.  This data will be looked at as a staff to better improve our practice here at Carolyn Clark School.
Thank you very much in advance for taking the time to complete and return this survey.
Please return the survey to your child's teacher or in to the Front Office by 6/13/14.

Regards,
Mrs. Juarez 

Please click here to download a copy: Parent Survey.

Please Support Clark's Odyssey of the Mind Team by Eating Pizza!

Please click below to download the flier.

 

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Local Control and Accountability Plan

What is the Local Control and Accountability Plan?

California has developed a new system for funding public schools.  The Local Control Funding Formula or LCFF represents a significant change in the way California schools are funded (For more information on the LCFF, please click here) and the Evergreen School District Local Education Agency Plan or LEAP (For more information on the LEAP Plan, please click here).  As part of this change in school funding, Districts are now required to develop a visionary plan that describes an overall vision for students and sets annual goals and specific actions that a district will take to achieve this goal and vision. This plan is called the Local Control and Accountability Plan or LCAP.  As part of the LCAP, Evergreen School District will involve and engage parents, students, educators, employees and the community in a variety of ways.

Evergreen School District’s LCAP will focus on eight areas identified as state priorities as well as our identified Strategic Plan Goals (For more information on Evergreen School District's Strategic Plan, please click here). Our plan will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.

What are the eight state priority areas that must be addressed in the plans?

There are eight areas for which school districts, with parent and community input, must establish goals and actions. This must be done both district-wide and for each school. The areas are:

  1. Providing all students access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities.
  2. Implementation of California’s academic standards, including the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math, Next Generation Science Standards, English language development, history social science, visual and performing arts, health education and physical education standards.
  3. Parent involvement and participation, so the local community is engaged in the decision-making process and the educational programs of students.
  4. Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency and college and career preparedness.
  5. Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent.
  6. Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors, such as suspension and expulsion rates and other locally identified means.
  7. Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live.
  8. Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including physical education and the arts.
Your Feedback Is Welcome!

We value community feedback, suggestions, and thoughts regarding the Local Control and Accountability Plan process.  Please click here to share additional thoughts and information.

Let your voices be heard!

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 eesd.org 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. 

Sincerely,

Gina Juarez

Principal

Green Heroes Environmental Club

We are happy to announce that signups are now open for the green heroes environmental club at our school! The purpose of the club is to give children the opportunity to work with the environment and to make a difference in the world.

When?
Wednesdays from 8:00AM to 8:30AM
(Planned start date April 30, 2014)

What are we going to do?
We will help your child work on some fun environmental projects!

SIGN UP YOUR CHILD AT:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45ADAC29A6FE3-environmental

For More Info, visit:
http://greenheroesenvironmental.wordpress.com/
or email us at:
mailto:greenheroesenvironmental@gmail.com

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:

http://www.ymcasv.org/eastvalley/html/programs_childcare.html

Contact:
Michelle Nguyen
(408) 223-4596 (11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
mnguyen@ymcasv.org

 

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Contact Us

Principal: Ms. Gina Juarez 

(gjuarez@eesd.org)


Secretary: Ms. Kerry Principi

(kprincipi@eesd.org)


Attendance / Health: Ms. Debbie Boyer

(dboyer@eesd.org)


Instructional Coach: Ms. Erica Ruggiero

(eruggiero@eesd.org)

Student Absence Line

Please call the absence report line if your child is absent:

223-4590


 

After School

Student Programs:

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.  

Best,

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 kristalharp@gmail.com

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

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