Cadwallader Contact Information
3799 Cadwallader Avenue
San Jose, CA 95121
School Phone Number: (408) 270-4950
Attendance Line: (408) 270-4951
IXL Math is a school wide math program for students to use at school and at home to increase their math fluency and their understanding of math concepts for grades K-6th. Math problems are computer generated and adapt to match each student’s pace. Students who are doing well on a skill will receive tougher questions to challenge them, while students who are struggling will be given simpler questions until they are ready to move on. Please ask your student if they have received their username and password. Students can log-on from anywhere to practice their math skills. The program is compatible on desktops, laptops, tablets and smart phones. Daily practice of math skills is important.
Helping Our School
Thank you to our parents, teachers and other supporters who are using their REDcard, Target charge card, from Target. Every time you shop with a REDcard, Target donates 1% of purchases at Target and Target.com to Cadwallader. However, you need to sign your card up at Target.com/TCOE to designate Cadwallader as your school of choice. Every year we get a couple hundred dollars donated to our school through the REDcard program. Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015. To learn more about the program and how to engage additional support in our community, visit Target.com/TCOE.
Fourth and Fifth Grade Fundraiser
4th and 5th graders have started a fundraiser to help our students go on educational field trips to Sacramento and Science Camp. The students are selling first aid kits and will be earning 50% profit from each kit they sell. If you do not have a 4th or 5th grade student, but would like to help a student earn funds to attend the field trip, please stop by the Office and see Mrs. Dilly or Mrs. Sherry and they will be happy to assist you. We have brochures and a sample of the first aid kit. They can be useful Christmas stocking stuffers. Orders are being taken now until November 17th and orders will be delivered before the Christmas break. Thank you in advance.
MAGIC TO DO PERFORMANCE 5/28 & 5/29
Everyone is welcome to come and watch Cadwallader’s Magic to Do performance this coming Thursday and Friday at 7PM in the Café. Students have worked really hard with Ms. Mello and Mr.Cobillas for the past couple of months to make this an unforgettable show.
TITLE 1 PARENT SURVEYS
In an ongoing commitment to school improvement, a Title 1 Survey has been sent home with students. It is our way to monitor our program and get funding from the State. Please make sure that you return the parent survey back to school by Tuesday, May 26th. Your input is valuable to us and we will use it to help us make decisions and develop school-wide goals. If you return your survey, your name will be entered into a drawing for a giftcard to Target, Movies or some food restaurant. We thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! Our New Electronic Marquee Is Here!
As many of you have noticed, our new, wireless electronic marquee is hanging on the wall of the Café facing Cadwallader Avenue. We were able to purchase this marquee because of your support from this Spring’s fundraiser, a personal donor, and our student council’s support. This technology upgrade will help us post the most up to date happenings of our school. The maintenance department is still working on getting it hooked up and it should be up and running in the next week or two.
THANK YOU CADWALLADER COUGAR FAMILIES!!
Bulldog Tech Application - Due June 5
The application deadline for Bulldog Tech for the 2015-2016 school year is June 5, 2015. Completed applications and all supporting documents must be turned in to the LeyVa Middle School Office by the deadline for a student to be included in the lottery. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. If all seats are not filled by June 5, 2015, registration will continue until full, and a waiting list will be maintained.
Please click here to download the application if you are interested in attending Bulldog Tech:
Young Author's Showcase and Open House - Thursday, May 21st
Young Author's Showcase @ 9:00am
All parents and family members are invited to join us at our third annual Young Author’s Showcase on Thursday, May 21st. Students will be sharing their self-published books that they wrote, illustrated, and published into a hardcover book. Each student will be reading their book to students from different grade levels in small groups on the upper grade black top. Student groups will be choosing one book from each group that will receive a Young Author’s Showcase ribbon. This is a great opportunity for you to show your student how proud you are of their writing accomplishments. See you on Thursday morning!
Open House @ 5 PM
You are invited to attend our Open House Night on Thursday, May 21st. The evening will begin at 5:00 PM. This is an opportunity for you to see your child’s accomplishments and growth for this school year. Our PTA will also be hosting our Spring Scholastic Book Fair. Our goal is that all of our classes would have 100% attendance. The primary and upper grade classes with the highest percentage of attendees will receive a treat. We are looking forward to seeing all our Cad “wonderful” families next Thursday!
5:00 - 7:00 - Book Fair in Room 18
5:00 - 6:30 - Food Trucks (Shark Bait)
5:30 - 6:30 - Classroom Visits
Important Notice Regarding End of the Year Charging Procedure and Negative Lunch Account Balance
The Evergreen Child Nutrition Services Department takes pride in serving nutritious meals daily to our students. We are firm believers that hungry students can’t learn. Under no circumstances do we want a child to go without lunch.
We understand that parents are busy and may occasionally forget to pack a lunch or send in money, however the number of students with a negative balance has grown significantly over the past couple of years. As you know, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide students with lunch or a means to pay for meals.
Beginning June 1st there will be no extending of credit for Breakfast or Lunch through the last day of school. Your child will need to bring cash, check or use the credit balance on their lunch account. This will hopefully cut down on the amount of money owed at the end of the school year.
Also, if your student has an outstanding balance please send in your payment before Friday, May 29th to ensure that proper credit is applied to your students account.
When you receive your parent handbook at the beginning of the year, be sure to sign up with Parent Portal with your email address. You can then receive notifications of your child’s balance twice a week. Also available is the online payment system Myschoolbucks.com for tracking the lunch balances and/or for adding funds to the lunch account.
If you have any questions please contact the Child Nutrition Services Department at: 408-223-4500.
Lida E. Gaines. Supervisor-Child Nutrition
CAASPP TESTING SCHEDULE
CAASPP TESTING SCHEDULE
Please keep in mind the testing dates when scheduling any appointments. Students
perform better when they take the test with their own teacher and classmates. Thank you!
Third Grade Testing Days: 5/5, 5/6, 5/7, 5/11, 5/12, 5/13, 5/14
Fourth Grade Testing Days: 4/27, 4/28, 4/29, 4/30
Fifth Grade Testing Days: 4/27, 4/28, 4/29, 4/30
Sixth Grade Testing Days: 5/5, 5/6, 5/7, 5/11, 5/12, 5/14
SIXTH GRADE MATH READINESS ASSESSMENTS
As we begin to prepare for the start of a new school year, all Evergreen 6th grade students will
participate in two mathematics readiness assessments this spring during the May 11 – May 22 testing
window. Both diagnostic assessments assess a broad range of skills and help us gauge potential
mathematical success in middle school. The results of these assessments will be utilized in conjunction
with results received from state assessments for placement in 7th grade mathematics. More
importantly, besides a tool for mathematics placement, these diagnostic tests will also assist teachers to
determine students’ mathematical strengths and challenges and allow them to adjust instruction to
increase student success.
Recent Cadwallader Events - Author Tim Myers' Visit, Fundraiser Limo Lunch, and Talent Show
Children's Book Author, Tim Myers, Visits Cadwallader!
Children's Book Author Tim Myers Visits Cadwallader - Thursday, April 16!
Multicultural Fashion Show and Dinner - This Thursday, April 2!
The Cadwallader Talent Show is Coming!
The Cadwallader Talent Show is coming! Please click here to download the form and permission slip:
Please note: All permission slips are due no later than Monday, March 23 at 3:00pm. NO exceptions will be made.
Cadwallader Is In The News!
Read the Evergreen Times Article: Cadwallader creates more kindness with Great Kindness Challenge (on the second page)
AND Read the EESD Newsroom Article: Keeping it in the family at Cadwallader
Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser
Hi Cadwallader Elementary School Parents, Friends & Family!
Let's get orders in, collect payment and hand in our checks this week! All orders are due by March 17. We appreciate all of your support!
Help Save the Earth Contest
“HELP SAVE THE EARTH” CONTEST
Senator Barbara Boxer invites students to be a part of her Earth Day "Help Save the Earth" poster contest. Contest details are outlined below, and we hope you will encourage your student to enter.
The "Help Save the Earth" contest is aimed to get young people to think about and share their ideas on how we can protect and improve our environment.
1. Each entry should include a hand-made illustration (on 8 ½ x 11 paper) AND a description (in 50 words or less) of one way to "Help Save the Earth." It should be clearly written (or typed) on the back of the poster.
2. All contestants should clearly write their name, teacher's name, school name, grade level, and school address on the back of each poster too.
3. White cardstock is available in the Office, if you would like to use cardstock for your entry.
Entries must be turned into the Office by Monday, March 23rd.
Entries will be judged by grade level, with prizes to the winners. Senator Boxer will also post the winning illustrations and ideas on her Senate website, pending parental consent. Because of the high volume of submissions, they are unable to return entries.
Picture Day - Wednesday, March 11
Family Reading Night - This Friday, March 6 at 6:00pm!
Kindness Week - February 23 - 27
Jump Rope for Heart - Friday, February 13
On Friday, February 13, we hosted a Jump Rope For Heart event in support of Mrs. Cordobes’ husband, Dean Cordobes. All money raised will support the American Heart Accociation. Jump Rope for Heart encourages kids to get active by skipping rope while they collect pledges for heart disease and stroke research. Please help support your child’s fundraising efforts by registering online at Jump Rope For Heart. Students can earn ducks with a minimum donation of $5.00. Each student has brought home a pledge envelope to collect cash and check donations in person. Our school goal is to raise $2000 just as we did last year. Please return your pledge envelope by Monday, February 23th.
Magic To Do Spring Audition - Monday, February 23rd
P.T.A. Family Valentine Dance - This Friday, February 13 at 5:30pm
Family Science Night - This Friday, February 6 at 6:30pm
Come join us for an evening of family fun with Science as families solve a Mystery Science Challenge together. At the end of the evening, we will see which family has solved the science challenge most effectively. Families will test their solutions with one another and compare their results with one another. Prizes will be awarded. This is a great preview of what our schoolwide Science Challenge will entail from February 9th to March 9th for all grades. All students will be participating in the schoolwide Science Challenge. Our Science Challenge Event is a Common Core approach to the traditional Science Fair.
Please RSVP to to the front office. We hope to see you there!
We are writing to update you on the measles situation in California and in Santa Clara County, and to recommend that everyone in the community review their vaccination records and get the measles vaccine if needed.
As of January 22, 59 people in California have been confirmed with measles since the beginning of the year. Of those, 42 (71%) have been linked to Disneyland theme parks in Anaheim, California. In Santa Clara County, we now have two confirmed cases of measles, both in adults, but no indication of any links to Disneyland. This means that measles may be circulating undetected in our community, although we don’t know how widely.
We want to reassure parents that there is no need to be alarmed. If your children have been vaccinated, they are protected from catching measles. However, a measles outbreak serves as an important reminder that everyone does need to make sure that they are either immune or have been vaccinated against measles.
Measles is highly contagious yet highly preventable through vaccinations. Measles can be prevented by the combination MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children get two doses: the first dose at 12–15 months of age, and the second dose at 4–6 years of age. Measles vaccination protects not just the person being vaccinated, but the community around them, including babies less than 12 months old who are too young to be vaccinated.
Adolescents and adults also need to be up to date on vaccinations. People born before 1957 are considered immune as they likely had measles as children and developed natural immunity. If you have any questions about your vaccination status, consult your doctor, who may elect to give you another MMR shot or perform a blood test to check for immunity to measles.
The Tech Museum Family Math and Engineering - Free!
Participants leverage the engineering design process, as they brainstorm, collaborate, design, and build their way to creative solutions. Design challenges allow students to get an intuitive sense of mathematics, practice creative strategies for solving problems, and develop the innovative thinking skills they'll need to solve math problems and prepare for career success in the 21st century. Meets California Common Core Mathematics Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
Redesigned for 2014-2015!
Classes are offered each Saturday of the month from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm or 2:00-4:00 pm.
Getting in Shape: Shapes, Symmetry, and Structures - Explore the importance of shapes and symmetry from everyday objects to family-built model skyscrapers.
Go the Distance: Measurement - Methods of measurement are put to the test as families engineer a device to fling a ball the farthest distance.
A Grand Time: Telling Time - Discover how time flies as families design and build roller coasters and time their wild rides.
Pattern Play: Logic, Classification, and Patterns - Families play with patterns and logic as they create the most energy efficient wind turbines.
Free; light snacks served
For more information or to register please call Group Reservations at (408) 795-6330. To qualify for this program, your child must attend a school that is classified as Title I or attends an after-school program that is ASEs/21st Century funded. If you are unsure of your child's school status, please call our Group Reservations team to clarify.
Fresh New Start For The New Year
Please take this time to update any contact information that may have changed over the Winter Break in your Parent Portal account. If you still have not signed up for Parent Portal, please stop by the front office and ask Mrs. Bhoot or Mrs. Gilmore for help. It is extremely important to keep all phone numbers and addresses up to date in case of any emergencies. Thank you in advance for those who have updated their profile.
Parent University Mini Conference - Wednesday, January 21st
- Hear about the new and exciting classes and be the first to register.
- Engaging general session for parents on Common Core Math
- Visit booths to receive valuable info from community agencies.
- Receive resource filled tote bags.
- Opportunities to win huge book baskets and prizes.
- Chances to win a NOOK and/or Barnes & Noble Gift Cards.
- Hear about the Spring Tech Expo.
IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY REGISTERED, PLEASE
Family Math Night - This Thursday, January 8th at 6:30pm
Holiday Food Drive Update
CONGRATULATIONS CADWALLADER COURGARS,
FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS TO THE SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK
WE COLLECTED OVER 600 CANNED FOOD ITEMS!
Holiday Song Festival - December 18th at 9:00am
The annual Holiday Song Festival for parents, families, and friends is on Thursday, December 18th, at 9:00 a.m. in the Cougar Café. There will be no evening performance this year. Students are looking forward to performing for their parents, family, and friends. Come and celebrate the holiday season with our Cadwallader School Family!
Photos With Santa - December 17
PHOTOS WITH SANTA!
Date: Wednesday, December 17th
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Cougar Café
Cost: $5:00 per photo
Come and take a picture with Santa and your family and/or friends after school next Wednesday, 12/17. Photos will be delivered to your student’s room on
Thursday, 12/18. Proceeds will help fund new technology for our school.
Buy One Get One Free Book Fair - Week of December 8 - 12
We invite you to visit our Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission– Encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives. Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. In addition, it is one of the skills children learn that you can influence the most. Book Fair Dates: Monday, December 8th – Friday, December 12th
We need volunteers in order for our Book Fair to be a success. If you can help out as a cashier or book monitor, please call the Office at (408) 270 4950. Thank for your help in advance.
Holiday Food Drive - December 3 - 9
As in the past, our school will again be participating in a Holiday Food Drive. Students are asked to bring in non-perishable food to be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank for distribution to families in need. The canned food drive will begin the week of December 3rd and continue through December 9th. You can help your children experience the joy of giving by helping them select food to donate. Please avoid donating items packaged in glass. We request that you do not purchase bulk quantities of rice, flour or sugar for donation. We will be having a friendly, school wide classroom competition staring Wednesday.
Whatever Wednesday (12/3)
You choose what to bring in, ex: peanut butter, canned vegetables, etc.
Tasty Thursday (12/4)
Bring in soup, chili, stew, etc.
Fruity Friday (12/5)
Bring in canned fruit.
Macaroni Monday (12/8)
Bring in boxed pasta and macaroni & cheese.
Tuna Tuesday (12/9)
Bring in canned tuna or other canned meats.
The Office will be selling Holiday Grams beginning Monday, December 8th for fifty cents each until Monday, December 15th. Holiday Grams will be delivered to your child’s classroom on Wednesday, December 17th. Make sure you wish all your friends a Happy Holiday!
Hurry in to the Office to buy your holiday smencils for $1.00 each! There is only a limited amount. Hurry in before they sell out!
Holiday Family Art Night - This Thursday, December 4 - 6:30 - 8:00pm
Second Harvest Food Bank Poster Contest
This year, the theme of the Second Harvest Food Bank Drive is “Hunger Is Not A Game!” We are holding a poster contest again this year. The winning student’s art work will be showcased at the District Office and put on the District’s website as well as used for promotional advertising at each of the school sites. Students 4th grade – 8th grade are encouraged to participate. Drawings should be on 8.5 X 11 size paper so it can be easily scanned. Your entries must be submitted to Pupil Services by Thursday, November 20th. A District Office committee will select the final winner. The winner will be announced Friday, November 21st. Last year we had 81 students participating representing 8 school sites. Our goal is to have every school represented in the poster contest. Thank you in advance for your participation again in this worthy cause. We have such a giving district and our efforts are helping the community in ways that make a big difference in the lives of children and their families.
Barnes and Noble Read-A-Thon Kickoff
Please click below to download the flier about the Barnes and Noble Read-a-Thon:
Please click here to view the Spanish version: Spanish Version
Please Support Our PTA Fundraiser
Thank you to all of our Families and Friends that have donated to the PTA Fundraiser. Up to date we have collected almost $1300.00. Our goal is to raise $8000 for an outdoor shade structure. We are still accepting donations and you can send them in either to the front Office or to your child’s teacher. We appreciate your continuous support.
Click below to download the informational letter and form to support Cadwallader's PTA.
Halloween Costume Parade - Friday, October 31
All students and parents are invited to join our annual Halloween Costume Parade that will begin at 1:45 p.m. on Friday, October 31st. When helping your child select an age appropriate costume, please keep in mind some of our guidelines. Costumes should:
Students should come to school in costume. The school dress code will still be enforced. No makeup or hair spray products are to be brought to school. A costume contest will take place at lunch for those students who are interested and prizes will be awarded at the costume parade.
Red Ribbon Week - October 20 - 24
This year, Red Ribbon week takes place from October 20-24. The purpose of the Red Ribbon celebration is to present a unified and visible commitment toward a Drug- Free America. The Red Ribbon celebration is designed to create awareness concerning the problems related to the use of tobacco coalitions, and a healthy, productive, drug free life-style. Each day of the week we will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week with a spirit day.
MONDAY: “Team Up Against Drugs!” Students wear their favorite sport or team jersey.
TUESDAY: “Sock It to Drugs!” Students wear crazy and silly socks.
WEDNESDAY: “Hugs Not Drugs!” Students bring their favorite stuffed animal.
THURSDAY: “Turn your back on Drugs!” Students wear their shirts backwards.
FRIDAY: “Cougars are Drug Free!” Students wear Cadwallader Spirit Wear.
Harvest Festival - This Friday, October 17!
Click below to download the flier about Harvest Festival ticket sales!
Click below to download the flier about volunteering for the Harvest Festival:
If you are able to help, donations are needed for the following baskets:
Kindergarten - Baby Gift Basket
First Grade - Dessert Gift Basket
Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the festival!
College Day - Friday, October 10
Reach Higher. Own Your Future!
This year, Santa Clara County will be celebrating College Day next Friday. Each class has adopted a college and will be presenting their college banner, college cheer and college facts at our assembly on Friday, October 10th, at 8:45 and 9:45 AM in the Cafe. Our guest speaker at the assembly this year is Brian Tong. He is an internet correspondent/ personality with CNET, and tech reporter who appears frequently on the channel 5 news, CNN, and other social media outlets. He grew up locally and is alumni to San Jose State. He will be sharing with our students his educational journey from elementary school through college and how he turned his passion for technology and TV into a fun and rewarding career. All parents are also invited to come and hear how higher education and hard work is the key to opening up endless possibilities for children.
Hope to see you next Friday on College Day!
International Walk-to-School Day - Wednesday, October 8
International Walk to School Day is this coming Wednesday, October 8th. Let’s all walk to school even if it means just parking at least a block away, dropping your child off a block away from school, or dropping your child off at a walking school bus stop. Walking school busses will be operating that day. Our goal is that 100% of our students will walk to school that day.
International Walk to School Day is an annual event that promotes:
Join in the fun with other Cadwallader families, the City of San Jose, and families around the world as we walk to school on October 8th!
Click here to download the informational letter: Letter
Click here to download the pledge sheet: Pledge Sheet
Thank you to all of our parent volunteers that made this Fun’d Run another huge success. Without the support of our Cad“wonderful” parents, friends, and family members, this event would not have run as smoothly as it did.
Thank you to our Fun’d Run Sponsors:
• Dave Joines donated the water bottles for each student.
• Derick Phan D.D.S, C.A.G.S, Orthodontics graciously donated lime green water bottles personalized with our school logo for each student and made a monetary donation.
• Mrs. Batten-Chow donated water bottles for our teachers.
Staff and students at Cadwallader appreciate you all! THANK YOU!!
Join the PTA
The Cadwallader PTA Board would like to invite you to become a member of this schoolwide organization. This is an easy way to show your support for Cadwallader for just $7.00. Membership forms were sent home and are in the Office. Our goal is to reach 100% staff and parent participation. Right now, 100% of our staff has joined the PTA. We are approaching the 30% mark for our families. Keep on turning in your membership forms. The class with the most memberships turned in will receive an ice cream party. “Go Cougars!”
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
The ALS ice bucket challenge is sweeping ESD. We were called out by our sister school Silver Oak Elementary School and did our challenge on Monday, August 25th. Our staff felt it would be a fun schoolwide event for a good cause. You can go to the ALS website to donate:
On behalf of Cadwalladers’ teachers and staff, we welcome you to this academic school year. Cadwallader Elementary School is located in the center of the Evergreen School District in Southeast San Jose. We are one of the smallest schools in Evergreen School District with a population of approximately 420 students who come from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We value our small school status because it gives us an opportunity to foster close bonds and lasting relationships with students and families. Our school is a cohesive partnership of students, parents, support staff, educators, and community members. Our school community takes pride in providing a quality education in a caring supportive, and challenging environment. We have rigorous academic expectations combined with a climate that promotes student creativity and respect for cultural diversity. Students are challenged to enthusiastically and willingly develop to their full potential.
With the ever present themes of life long learning and school pride, Cadwallader Elementary School provides all students with a motivating environment in which to learn. This is reflected in the prevalent atmosphere that says extraordinary learning happens here! Teachers are on the forefront of research-based practices that best respond to students’ learning needs. We strive to make learning relevant, interesting and motivating. It takes discipline and goals to succeed, and our staff is committed to helping all students meet or exceed their goals within our standards based educational program. All teachers communicate on a regular basis with parents and the support staff. They are open, caring, and dedicated individuals. Our group of highly qualified, effective educators demonstrate a positive attitude toward their profession, the Evergreen School District, and the Evergreen community they serve.
Our API score for the 2012-13 school year was 895 points. We are extremely proud of our 17 point gain from the previous year. Most recently, for the 2013-14 school year, we were awarded the distinct honor of being a Title 1 Academic Achieving School for the third time by State Superintendent Torlakson. In the past, we have been deemed a National Blue Ribbon School in 1993, a California Distinguished School and a Title 1 Academic Achieving School in 2009-10, and a Title 1 Academic Achieving School in 2010-11. As a school community, we celebrate these accomplishments since it validates our efforts of ensuring that all students are getting their academic, social, and emotional needs addressed.
The paper flyers we have been sending home will now be sent electronically to your email inbox. These e-flyers can also be viewed by clicking on the Peachjar button on our school’s website homepage. You may find it on the left column of our page under the "Important Links" section. Once the Peachjar button is ready, you will be notified.