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!
Evergreen School District Spelling Bee
Spelling Bees promote the love of language and vocabulary. The Spelling Bee helps students increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage beyond the level of the everyday.
Who: 4th through 6th Grade Students
Date: January 17, 2017
Time: 5 PM to 8 PM
Location: Millbrook Elementary School
3200 Millbrook Dr., San Jose, CA 95148
1. Complete Google Form for registration: https://goo.gl/BWZrko
2. Signup by January 10th
3. Evergreen Spelling Bee is January 17th
4. Two winners will represent Evergreen School District at the County 5 Spelling Bee on February 2, 2017
Contact: Ruth Stephens Radle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Talent Show
Save the dates for….
Clark School Primary Talent Show
Grades K – 3
DO YOU DANCE? CAN YOU FORM A GROUP?
DO YOU SING? CAN YOU SING WITH A FRIEND?
DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT? CAN YOU FORM A BAND?
Auditions will be held after school on Thursday, March 2, 2017. The Talent show will be on Wednesday, March 29 at 6 PM. If you want to participate, here are the guidelines and other information:
1. All performances will have a maximum 2-minute time limit and can only be one song!
2. Auditions will be one minute long.
3. If you are singing or using music with vocals, lyrics must be provided in English at the time of your audition to ensure they are appropriate.
4. You may sing along with a song in the background, but lip-syncing is not permitted.
5. Students are responsible for getting themselves dressed, and for providing their own music or props.
6. Auditions are closed to all parents, no exceptions.
7. A panel of teachers will be the judges.
Practices will be held after school on Mondays, March 6, March 13 (Dress Rehearsal), March 20, and March 27. They will be from 3:00 – 4:30. YOU MUST ATTEND ALL FOUR PRACTICES.
In school assemblies will be on Tuesday, March 28 at 9:00 and 10:00.
A permission slip will be handed out the first week of February!
Have fun and we can’t wait to see YOUR talents!!!
Paint Night at Carolyn Clark
PTA Apex Fun Run - Update
Thank you so much for making this year’s Apex Fun Run such a huge success! The students had a wonderful time with the Apex team and the Fun Run was a blast. Now it’s time to collect all pledges that were due on Friday 10/28/16.
Each student was given a Collections Envelope and Letter to take home after the Fun Run to collect checks from sponsors. Sponsors were also sent an email with a link to pay online. Our goal is to collect 100% of the funds pledged! Please help by contacting all sponsors to collect their checks or confirm that they have paid online. As a reminder, each class that collects all of their pledges will be receiving a special class prize!
You can also pay online by logging in with your student’s code to the My Pledges tab at www.apexfunrun.com. If you need your student’s access code or didn’t receive an Apex email, please email email@example.com and they will respond quickly.
Thanks so much for helping us reach our goal of 100% collected!
A few reminders when dropping off your child up by the bus loop...
* Use the crosswalk up at the top of the street.
* Do not cross in front of the bus loop. Not only is jay walking against the law, it's unsafe.
* Do not park in the middle of the street to drop off your child. This is also unsafe.
* Please do not make a U-turn in the middle of the street. This is against the law.
Traffic control will be making periodic visits throughout the year and will be looking out for these violations.
In front of the school we have pedestrian flags for the students to use when crossing the street.
Green Heroes Environmental Club
The Green Heroes Environmental Club is excited to bring another year of the Crayon Initiative to Clark School! Please donate any extra or used crayons you have to our collection boxes located in the Office and in the hall next to the Forum, throughout the school year. For more information about the Crayon Initiative and about Green Heroes, please visit our website at www.greenheroesenvironmental.com.
Join the Clark Green Heroes Environmental Club!
THE EARTH NEEDS YOU. BE A HERO!
When? Fridays 7:45-8:30am
Grade Levels: Grade 1 - 6
What We Will Discuss: Dangers to Habitats, Energy and the Environment, the Causes and Effects of Pollution, Animal Adaptations and Threats to Animals, the Importance of Plants, the Role of Recycling, and much more!
· Crayon Initiative Collections - Now, district-wide
· Student Presentations at assemblies
· Litter Pickups
· Plastic recycling at school
· Games, Guest speakers & more!
CLARK SCHOOL 2016-2017 YEARBOOK - LAST DAY TO PURCHASE IS 1/6/2017
Carolyn Clark Garden Bar - OPENS September 1st!
A Message from PTA
Hello fellow Parents/Guardians/Teachers of Carolyn Clark Elementary School,
As this year’s PTA President, I want to personally welcome you to the 2016-17 school year. I am looking forward to a spectacular and exciting school year which will be full of remarkable memories for not only our children but for us, as members of the Carolyn Clark Elementary School family. My goal this year is to embrace our sense of Clark Family and to boost the wonderful, enriching programs that our school and PTA provide for our kids by increasing parent engagement/involvement and better supporting outstanding Clark teachers.
We all want our children to be inspired by all the different opportunities the school and the community has to offer. Elementary school should be a time of enlightenment and discovery therefore it is important that we help provide an academic environment that is both enriching and in line with the state common core standards. The PTA is a voice for the students at Carolyn Clark and at the national level.
I encourage all of you to become a PTA member. “Why join the PTA?” you may ask. My question to you is “Why not?” Being a PTA member doesn’t mean you HAVE to attend meetings or be on the board or attend every event, we are working parents too – it means you support the kids, your kids, of Carolyn Clark and believe in the opportunities that the PTA works hard to provide.
I am a proud parent of three children at Clark (6th, 4th and 3rd grade) and have been a PTA member since our 1st day at Clark, 4 years ago. Both my husband and I are working parents and understand the juggle of work, school, homework, sports, housework, or whatever it may be- which is why we are firm believers and supporters of the PTA for without the programs the PTA provides we would have one more thing to add to our plate.
As this year’s PTA President, I encourage you to support our cause in whichever way that works for you. We need YOU - we need you to help make a difference by supporting the programs the children love. I firmly believe that by working together, for and with our children, we can make a positive and lasting impact in their lives. Please feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop me when you see me and let me tell you how many different ways you can support the PTA.
Hope to see you all at the Back To School Kick Off Aug. 16th! Stop by our table and become a member, meet your new board or just say hi. I look forward to meeting you.
PTA President 2016-1
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.
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.)
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 8/12/2016. 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