Thank you to our PTA, our ELAC Committee, our ABC Cornerstone and Los Dichos readers, and our fabulous parent community for the wonderful events, outstanding programs, and successful fundraisers this year. We’d also like to thank our parent volunteers for helping in the classrooms, chaperoning field trips, running copies, preparing Thursday envelopes and performing a variety of other helpful tasks to support our students throughout the year.
Capri’s annual LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) will be going to the Board of Trustees for approval in June. Thank you to our staff, students, and parents for sharing your input and offering suggestions for our 2015-16 school goals. Our four goals are:
- All students will receive high quality instruction in Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards from high quality teachers in 21st century classrooms.
- Measurement of academic indicators will show an increase of students meeting grade level standards by 3-5% each year.
- Students will receive sufficient and appropriate tiered supports that promote and sustain their positive social/emotional development that enables them to learn and thrive in their classrooms.
- Parents will feel encouraged and invited to participate in their child’s learning experiences both at school and at home.
On Tuesday, April 28, Sharkie visited Capri to congratulate two classrooms for their outstanding performance in the Reading is Cool program. Top classrooms of the month were Ms. Scilingo’s 2nd grade students and Mrs. Pastewski’s third graders. Sharkie brought books for the classroom libraries, bookmarks for the students, and then joined them for a photo session.
Buy One—Get One Free! We are hosting our final Scholastic Book Faire of the year from May 22-29. The Faire will be open until 2:30, so that parents and students can browse selections. It’s a great time to add books to your summer library.
Students are finishing up the district I-Ready benchmark assessments as well as the State CAASPP testing. We appreciate all of the support from our district office tech department as they have provided extra devices and on-site assistance. Results of the tests will be available for parents in September.
Classroom renovations are underway. Each classroom on campus is getting a new projector mounted on the ceiling, along with a brand new document cameras and an AppleTV. The project should be completed by the end of Summer 2015. Thank you for everyone's patience as we modernize our learning spaces.
It is with great pride that we nominate Jennifer Brackett as our “Teacher of the Year.” Ms. Brackett’s classroom is built upon a strong sense of community as students work cooperatively in a safe and caring environment with solid routines and high expectations for academics and citizenship. Jen has embraced the transition to Common Core State Standards. She has increased student exposure to non-fiction selections, implemented a strong writing program, and increased rigor across curricular areas. Not only is Jen an excellent educator, but her dedication and expertise stretch beyond the classroom walls as she serves in a variety of leadership capacities at both the site and district levels. As a representative on our site Leadership Team, Jen plays an important role in determining school priorities, charting our academic course, promoting positive student behavior, and strengthening communication between grade levels. Additionally, she is the 5th grade math lead representing Capri. Jen possesses a strong sense of teamwork, and her collegiality with both new and veteran teachers is excellent. She is organized, intelligent, a thoughtful decision-maker, and a true advocate for our students.
The community is invited to Campbell Union School District's inaugural STEAM Showcase, featuring student projects created with partners from Montalvo Arts, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, San Jose Museum of Art, MakersFactory, Future City, and MESA. Also, student works in coding, exhibition projects, engineering design challenges, technology projects, CUSD Extensions and multi-media artwork will be on display.
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Monroe Middle School, 1055 South Monroe Street, San Jose, CA 95128, United States
All CUSD families and community members are invited to Campbell Union School District's inaugural STEAM Showcase, featuring innovative student STEAM activities throughout the district. The projects will highlight projects involving partners from Montalvo Arts, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, San Jose Museum of Art, MakersFactory, Future City, and MESA. Also student works in coding, exhibition projects, engineering design challenges, technology projects, CUSD Extensions and multi-media artwork.
Over the next few weeks, students in grades 3-5 will be taking the new State CAASPP assessments in Language Arts and Math. Also, students in grades K-5 will complete end-of-the-year district tests. It is very important for students to attend school each day and to arrive on time.
Mark your calendars for our second annual Capri Showcase on Wednesday, May 27 from 12:30-1:00. All classrooms will be open, and parents will have the opportunity to see the outstanding work that their children have produced throughout the year. In addition, there will be an Art Exhibit in the cafeteria highlighting the Montalvo Arts program for 2nd graders and the ArtsEd program for our 1st , 3 rd and 4th graders. Please enter campus through the gates located near the 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. For safety reasons, all students will remain in their classrooms until dismissal time, with no early-checkouts, please.
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015