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Capri Elementary School

School News

Updated Wed, Jan 25th

Our district is dedicated to creating a positive experience for all we serve and to continuously improve your student's learning experience. Our partners at Studer Education are providing an opportunity for you to provide feedback anonymously, at the link below. The survey is short and should only take about 10 minutes to complete.

 It is important that we get feedback from every school's community. The input will be used to celebrate our successes and to create action plans for improvement at the school and district levels.

If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes to complete the Parent/Caregiver Experience Survey.  The link was sent through ParentSquare on January 19th and January 24th. You can also use the QR code that is posted on the gates on campus.

 (Please note that on some mobile phones, the survey appears best if you switch to “desktop site” in your mobile browser.)

 The survey closes at 5:00 pm February 11th

 

Updated Wed, Jan 25th
Hi! My name is Lisa Wiseman.   I am the mother of two beautiful children, Annabelle and Adam, and the wife of my loving husband, Adam.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and playing volleyball.   
 
I earned my Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with a minor in Urban Education and emphasis in Mathematics, as well as my teaching credential from Santa Clara University. I also earned a Master of Science in Applied School Leadership and hold a preliminary administrative credential through National University.  
 
I began teaching in Campbell Union School District in the Fall of 2008. I taught 4th grade for 6 years, and then became a Teacher-on-Special-Assignment (ToSA) in the Fall of 2014 for Capri.  I am currently Capri's Equity ToSA and a district English Language Development (ELD) ToSA.   My role at Capri is to ensure that every child receives equitable instruction. I do this by:
  • Fostering collaboration

  • Improving together

  • Removing barriers

  • Encouraging reflection

  • Being student-centered

I want to foster a culture where we all are working interdependently towards a common goal. I love being a ToSA because I get to facilitate both teacher and student learning, meanwhile I get the privilege to learn from them too! Many of my favorite moments in my job are the ones where I get to see the smile and confidence in others after they learn something new. I love our Capri community and I'm incredibly lucky to be a part of it.

Updated Wed, Jan 18th
Open positions:
Vice-President
Treasurer
Auditor
Historian
Secretary 
With any of these positions, you will be directly involved in all decisions regarding the use of PTA funds. None of these positions come with a huge time commitment so all parents are welcome to join. 
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Updated Wed, Jan 18th

After working in special education for several years I have recently made the shift to the front office at Capri. I began volunteering here in 2011 and fell in love with this school and the community it serves. In my personal time, I love to cook, spend time outdoors, play with my two dogs, Herbie and Lily, and spend quality time with my family. 

Updated Tue, Jan 10th

To learn more about his impact you can visit The King Center.

Updated Wed, Jan 18th

Welcome back Cougars!  We are excited to start the second half of the school year.  Here are a few reminders:

  • Please call our 24 hour attendance line if your child is absent at 408-341-7118.
  • If your child is late for school please make sure they go to the office to get a tardy pass.  If they do not get a tardy pass they may be marked absent.
  • Help your student succeed by consistently being on time for school. On time students are successful. 
  • Campbell Union School District publishes its school calendar in the Spring so families can plan vacations around school holidays. Vacations are not excused absences. Vacations are considered unexcused and will generate truancy letters. 

Updated Wed, Jan 4th

Pick-up and drop-off can be a very busy time and we ask that you please support our efforts by adhering to our safety guidelines. Your child’s safety is of utmost importance to us.  

Please follow all posted speed limits and be aware of students and families who may be walking or riding bikes in the area.

The circular driveway in the front of the school is for drop-off and pick-up only.  Enter from the west end, and exit from the east end of the driveway---always pulling to the forward-most position. While in the right lane, please DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR. Additionally, please do not let your child enter or exit your car from the left lane or have your child go through the parking lot to meet you out in front of the school.  

Lastly, if you are parking, please make plans to come early to get a parking place in the surrounding neighborhood.  Please help us to be a good neighbor, and don’t block or park in anyone’s driveway.

Updated Wed, Dec 28th
My name is Melissa LaValle, This is my 10th year in Campbell as an Education Specialist. 
I live in Santa Cruz with my Husband Mike, 6-month-old baby boy named Desmond, and our hound Maude. 
I love hiking, sewing, gardening, and reading. 
I originally studied philosophy in my undergrad and Modern European History for my masters degree and switched things up entirely when I was introduced to the world of Special Education.
My real push to get into Special Education was when I tutored a boy who had Autism. I would go with him to his therapy appointments for speech and OT and ABA and found it all very interesting. I worked really closely with his family every day and discovered how amazing progress can be made when everyone in a child's life is on the same page working together to help support them. I think it was that daily collaboration that really opened the door to Special Education for me. I love my job because I absolutely love finding the thing that motivates a child to want to learn. Opening that door is pure magic.  
Updated Wed, Dec 28th

Ms. Brown's class designed and constructed contraptions built to protect a raw egg.  There were many imaginative designs.  On a windy cold afternoon, the class braved the chilly temperature and headed to the playground to test their designs.  

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Updated Thu, Dec 29th

The entire Capri staff wishes you a wonderful holiday season.  Thank you for all the support and for allowing us the privilege of educating your children.  Enjoy the break, we will see everyone back on Tuesday, January 3th!