Capri Elementary School

School News

Updated Thu, Nov 14th

Living Classroom provides engaging hands-on, outdoor, nature-based lessons for Capri students. The experiential lessons build from one year to the next on important core topics like photosynthesis, life cycles, ecology, and the scientific method. The lessons reinforce how what they are learning and doing is relevant to their lives.  Students work in small group rotations, led by trained instructors and parent volunteers, to assure every student is an active participant in learning and doing. 

This week, students are starting to learn all about squash and autumn. First, they made predictions about whether butternut or acorn squash had more seeds.  Then, they got a little messy counting all those seeds.  While they were busy counting, our parent volunteers were baking the squash into a delicious snack for the kids to sample.  Once the counting was done, the students made seed saving packets, so they could take the seeds they counted home and save them until planting time in the Spring! After trying the squash with the butter we made together in class, the students enjoyed a story called I'm a Seed by Jean Marzollo, which described the life cycle of a pumpkin plant.

Students around a planter bos  Students around a planter box

Updated Wed, Nov 13th

Capri recently welcomed a new librarian, Kasey Ross . Kasey is a familiar face at Capri since both her children were Capri students.  When Kasey is not working or spending time with her family she enjoys snowboarding, crafts and card making.  She also, enjoys photography and runs her own small business taking family portraits.  

Updated Wed, Nov 13th

Our leadership students have been busy!  On November 8th, they facilitated games and projects during TK/Kindergarten recess.  They played sharks and minnows, bean bag toss and helped with chalk art.

Updated Wed, Nov 13th

If you will be going on vacation, try to plan them on school holidays. If you not able to, and will be gone 5 days or longer, please come into the office and inquire about an Independent Study Agreement.

Please notify the office every day that your child is absent from school.  To report an absence, call (408) 341-7118 for the 24 hr. attendance line.

If you have seen a medical professional, please bring us a doctor's note to have your child's absence medically verified.

Your student is allowed 10 days of parent verified absence due to an illness for the school year. After the 10 days, you will need to bring in a doctor's note to clear the absences. 

Vacations are not excused absences. Vacation and absences other than illness are considered unexcused and will generate truancy letters.

Updated Wed, Nov 13th

Please allow yourself plenty of time to find parking and walk. You may park in the Capri parking lot—legal space permitting, along the street, or in the neighboring off-street parking where allowed. Please be thoughtful of our neighbors and do not double park, park on grass, or block driveways or mailboxes, be courteous to pedestrian and automobile traffic and please obey all speed limits.  The speed limit on streets around the school is 25 MPH. Our children’s safety is our top priority and your help is much appreciated.

You may drop-off or pick-up your child using the “drop off/pick up” lane in the drive-thru at the front of the school. When using this lane, please make sure your child enters and exits to the right next to the curb, not into passing traffic. This will keep your child safe. If your child is not out front when you arrive for pick-up, please circle the parking lot/drive-thru/neighborhood until you see your child. Then you may enter the “loading” lane to pick them up at the curb. Please do NOT block the drop-off lane, park in red zones, or unauthorized areas, or leave your car unattended.

Thank you for helping us keep our students safe!

Updated Wed, Nov 6th

We had a wonderful turnout for our second Books Inc. fundraiser!  Families enjoyed snacks and drinks provided by our amazing PTA, as well as books read by our own Mrs. Wellendrof and Mrs. Eshoff.  Our generous community also bought stacks of books to donate to our teacher's classrooms! Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a succes

Mrs. Eshoff reading

Updated Wed, Nov 6th

Two 5th grade classes used four of our five Profile of a Graduate competencies in a Shark Tank type project.  They worked in teams (collaborative) to brainstorm an idea (innovative, critical thinker) for a new product.  Then they created the prototype (self-directed) and presented it to Ms. Desai, Ms. Brackett and Ms. Wellendorf.  Some of their creative designs included a donut holder, a Pento Pad, a dishwasher that not only washes the dishes but also puts them away, and a comfort fabric cover for student chromebooks.  Congratulations to all our budding entrepreneurs!

Group of student presenting        Pento Pad prototype

Updated Wed, Nov 13th

The Capri annual food drive is in full swing.  Donate non-perishable food items to your child's classroom now through November 20th. Food will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.

The Second Harvest Food Bank assists 1 in 10 people in the Silicon Valley.

Updated Wed, Nov 6th

Los Dichos Meeting: Nov. 7th 8:00am A1

Kona Ice: Thursday, Nov. 7th after school

Veteran's Day: Monday, Nov. 11th No School

Mod Pizza Fundraiser:  Tuesday, Nov. 12th All Day, Bascom Ave location

PTA Meeting: Wednesday, November 13th at 6:30 A1

Picture Make up Day: Thursday, November 14th

Thanksgiving Week: November 25-29th , no school


Updated Mon, Nov 4th

Empathetic: I contribute by being kind and caring to others while considering multiple perspectives.

Capri Cougars show empathy by joining other students on the "Buddy Bench".  Students who are looking for someone to play, talk or hang out with during recess can go to the Buddy Bench.