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Capri Elementary School

School News

Updated Wed, Jun 9th

We had perfect weather for our promotion ceremony held outside in front of our lovely Capri Mural.  Mr. Brown and Mrs. Eshoff handed out promotion certificates to all of our 5th grade students. 

After the conclusion of the ceremony, Mrs. Vander Kooi let the students around campus for a parade.  Our 5th graders were cheered on by the younger students, many holding signs of congratulations and encouragement.

After the younger students were dismissed the 5th graders had a pizza and Ice cream lunch (thank you PTA for providing the funds for lunch).

The afternoon ended with music, dancing, yearbook signing, and reminiscing about their days at Capri.

Thank you, Mrs. McGriff, Mrs. Vander Kooi, and Mrs. Welsh for re-imagining our 5th grade promotion during this pandemic year.

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Updated Fri, Jun 4th

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for your understanding, flexibility, and hard work as this school year has been like no other.  From zoom classes to hybrid instruction, to full re-opening, you have been fantastic.  Our teachers and staff have been called “superheroes” well, that can also be said for our parent community.   Thank you for making sure your student(s) arrived on time ready to learn at whatever stage we were in.  We also thank you for your kind words of support along the way.  

As restrictions continue to loosen, I hope you will find time to enjoy the summer with family and friends.  Until next year, be well and stay safe.  Enjoy!


Updated Wed, Jun 9th

Please make sure to check the school calendar before making vacation plans or appointments.  The firsts day of school is August 19, 2021, and the last day of school is June 10, 2022.

Updated Tue, Jun 8th

The Capri School office will be closed from June 18th - July 28th.  During that time please contact the District Office with questions: 408-364-4200 or

Summer Camp Information - cusdexpandedlearning [at] or

408-364-4200  X 3678

Pre-School Information - 408-341-7127 

Free COVID-19 Vaccinations at

Seamless Summer Meals at

Updated Wed, Jun 2nd

As this school year comes to a close, the Capri PTA Executive Board wanted to extend our thanks and appreciation for your participation in our PTA community this year. Your fundraising dollars from last year supported our staff and students throughout the school year and it was our privilege to make sure that money was used in the best way possible. From classroom supplies to campus improvements, assemblies and celebrations, we strive to make each dollar count. Be on the lookout in August for PTA information for the 2021/2022 school year and we look forward to continuing our mission of service into next year.  

Have a wonderful and safe summer,
Laurie DeVito, President
Sarah Philip, Vice President
Lisa Rich, Treasurer
Cindy Hamilton, Secretary

Updated Wed, Jun 2nd

In order to support our students this year, Chromebooks were distributed to all. At this time, if your child/ren has not yet returned their Chromebook, charging cord, and hot spot (if they have one), please do so. Over the summer, our Tech Department will clean and repair all of the Chromebooks to prepare them for the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you!

Updated Wed, Jun 2nd
Santa Clara Public Library - 2021 Summer Reading Challenge
Read 20 hours between June 1 - July 31 and win a Summer Reading Tote and enter into a drawing to win
Gift certificates to Children's Discovery Museum, Cal Academy of Sciences, and AMC Movie Theaters
San Jose Public Library - Summer Learning
Read to learn and also earn prizes!
San Francisco Public Library - Summer Stride 2021
This website has great summer reading recommendations per grade level.  They are also planning several events live on YouTube or Facebook including author visits, STEM activities, and story time!
Barnes and Noble
1st-6th graders can earn a free book at Barnes and Noble by reading a designated number of books (from any source) and bringing in their completed Reading Journal.
Updated Tue, Jun 8th

Monday, June 7th - Regular schedule

Tuesday, June 8th Minimum day

TK-1 Dismissal 12:00  pm

 2-5 Dismissal 12:10 pm

5th Graders stay for promotion celebration.


Wednesday, June 9th Minimum day

TK-1 Dismissal 12:00 PM                             

2-5 Dismissal 12:10 pm

Thursday, June 10th Minimum day - Last day of school

TK-1 Dismissal 12:00  pm

 2-5 Dismissal 12:10 pm

Updated 12 min 47 sec ago

Mr's T's class made marble mazes, it was great to see the innovative designs our First Graders created. 

Mrs. McGriff's class played food chain ( a biological science based game) and students showed off their acting and comprehension skills with Reader's Theater.

Mrs. Berliner's class played "Stinky Feet" a fun and engaging way to check work. The winning team won invisible ink pens!

Updated 12 min 47 sec ago

It was beautiful weather for our first outdoor Cougar Assembly. We awarded our kind, brilliant, hardworking, self-directed, innovative cougars today!  Congratulations to all the honorees!