Capri Elementary School

School News

Updated Wed, May 6th

Go where no one has ever gone before! Learn the science of art conservation. What lies behind the surface of a 400-year-old sculpture? Is what you see on a painting real, or did the artist mean to draw something totally different? And, what about Infrared Reflectography—what does that exactly do? Detroit Public Television teamed up with the Detroit Institute of Arts for a Virtual Field Trip to take students and teachers behind the scenes into the restricted area at the DIA to help them explore new ideas and dig deep under the surface of art and science. It’s chemistry, physics, biology, and geology sprinkled with “Ferocious curiosity.”

                        Image from DIA

Updated Wed, May 6th

Yearbooks are being printed and will be distributed to students. Given the uncertainty of when social distancing guidelines will be lifted, we cannot guarantee that we can sell yearbooks at the end of the year as we have in the past. To guarantee that you get a yearbook you MUST order online Not sure if you've already ordered? Just email capripta [at] yahoo.com and we will let you know!  

Hand drawn picture of cougar

Updated Wed, May 6th

Living Classroom has launched a For Parents page on their website. 

They will be posting two short videos per week with ideas from their lessons and other activities to do with kids outdoors and in the kitchen. This week videos: 

  • Episode 1: The Best Nest Are you curious about how and why birds build their nests? Find out and build one yourself! 
  • Episode 2: From Seed to Pretzel Learn to be both a producer and a consumer as this video shows the process of turning wheat from seed to pretzel!
  • Episode 4: Colonial Uses of Plants
    In this episode, we discover how make our own natural dyes from plants. Use this information to create a picture using the dye you have created.
  • Episode 5: Symmetry in Fruit
    In this episode, we learn about bilateral and rotational symmetry while cutting fruit for fruit salad. Enjoy this delicious lesson with us!
  • Episode 6: How to Make Vinaigrette
    Learn about all of the nutrients our body needs to thrive and learn to make your own vinaigrette in the process. This lesson is an excerpt from Living Classroom's Energy Salad lesson.
  • Green Time Episode 7: Three Sisters Garden
    In this episode of Green Time we will teach you to plant a traditional Native American 3 sisters garden. You will learn about how the three sisters are an example of companion planting.
  • Green Time Episode 8: How to Make Salsa
    Learn all about tomatoes and their life cycle then learn how to make a delicious salsa.
  • Green Time Episode 9: Soil Creations
    Get your hands dirty in this Soil Creations episode. Feel for sand, silt, clay, and organic matter as you play with soil from your yard then use this soil to create your own masterpiece!​
  • Green Time Episode 10: Garden of Senses
    Use your five senses to explore your garden! What do you see, hear, touch, and smell in your garden?
Updated Mon, May 11th

We are halfway through our fourth week of distance learning. Our office staff have passed out Chromebooks and helped students get connected. Our teachers have established routines and schedules for students to engage in learning while at home. It has been a journey filled with trial and error but our teachers and families have exemplified our Profile of a Graduate competencies. We have seen acts of empathy for each other and the community. We have seen innovation and collaboration in our rollout of distance learning. We have seen students becoming self-directed from TK through 5th with the help and support of parents and families at home. It is so exciting to see the learning happening during our school closure thanks to each and every member of the Capri community. 

Examples of student work

                               Examples of student work

Examples of student work

Updated Wed, May 6th

Mrs. Wellendorf and Mrs. Eshoff with your weekly announcements!

Updated Mon, May 11th

As the last days of school approach, it becomes necessary to plan for class placements for the next school year.  To help us provide the best educational program for your child(ren) please let us know if you are and are not planning to return to Capri next year.

5th grade parents, please indicate if your student is planning to transition to a CUSD middle school or a middle school outside of CUSD.

If you are not able to complete this form online, please call the front office at 408-364-4260 to let us know if you are or are not planning to return to Capri next year.  

Please complete this form to indicate if your student will or will not return to Capri Elementary School next school year by May 8th. https://tinyurl.com/CapriIntentToReturnForm

Updated Wed, Apr 29th

Our teachers and staff engage in daily and weekly professional development to support distance learning. Our teachers are learning from webinars, podcasts, and self-directed professional development on Google Sites, Pear Deck, SeeSaw, and much more! We have also continued and deepened our professional development on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with resources from our district office, CAST, and more. UDL is a powerful framework to support the learning of all students.

Updated Tue, May 5th

With Access Mars, you can see the actual surface of Mars, recorded by NASA’s Curiosity rover. Trust us—don’t skip the intro.

Updated Wed, May 20th

 Thank you to all those that entered. You each should feel proud of yourselves! Our winners are: 

    • First Place -- David A (4th grade)
    • Second Place -- Ryan S (3rd grade)
    • Third Place -- Minnie N (5th grade)

Here’s a link to the winners’ work in a PDF.

Updated Wed, Apr 29th

Mrs. Wellendorf and Mrs. Eshoff with your weekly announcements!