Cadwallader Contact Information
3799 Cadwallader Avenue
San Jose, CA 95121
School Phone Number: (408) 270-4950
Attendance Line: (408) 270-4951
Child Nutrition Services
School lunch applications were mailed out August 6th. This is a reminder that the 2014-2015 School Lunch Application will expire on October 1, 2015. Submit your application EARLY to avoid a lapse in benefits and incur charges. You will receive a letter when your application has been processed.
Families are encouraged to complete their application online. The process is fast and your data is transmitted safely and securely to the CNS office for quicker processing. Apply online anytime at: http://evergreen.heartlandapps.com
Parents are allowed to send small treat bags that do not contain food as a way to celebrate their child’s birthday with classmates.
Due to allergies and good nutrition, no food is allowed for birthday celebrations.
Save balloons and decorations for celebrating at home.
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.
Notes From The Nurse
As we begin the school year it is important to remember a few things:
Please be sure your child gets a good night sleep and eats breakfast.
Do not send medication in your child’s backpack. All medication whether over the counter or prescription must have a written authorization from your physician. If your child requires the use of an EPI-PEN for severe allergic reactions, please be sure to have a current medication authorization for this school year and bring in the medication to the Health Office.
If your child wears glasses, make sure they bring them everyday to school and the prescription is as current as it can be. Let your child’s teacher know if they need special placement in the classroom.
Do not send your child to school if they have a fever of 100 or greater. Children recovering from an illness should be fever free for at least 24 hours without medication before returning to school. Students taking antibiotics should be on the medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine when it becomes available.
If your child has a specific health concern please be sure to contact the School Nurse assigned to your school so that the proper accommodations can be made to insure your child’s safety.
If your child has any changes in their health during the school year please be sure to update this information with the school office as this feature is not yet available in parent portal.
Remember – Healthy Children Learn Better. We look forward to a great year!
ATTENTION 6TH GRADE PARENTS
TDAP Immunization is Mandatory. A new school immunization law requires all students entering 7 grade in California to be immunized with a pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine booster called Tdap. Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory disease that can be severed and last for months. The immunity received from either early childhood immunization or pertussis disease wears off over time, leaving older students and adults susceptible again to pertussis. Immunization with Tdap can protect students, school and communities against pertussis. All students entering into 7th grade will need proof of a Tdap shot given on or after their 7th birthday before starting school. Parents need to present documentation of their child’s vaccination record to the Office to Mrs. Gilmore right away.
Mrs. McClintock's Message - June 9, 2016
Thank you so much for a successful year at Cadwallader. We are proud of all of our students, and especially our 6th graders moving on to middle school. Remember to come back and visit if you ever need anything as Cadwallader is still your home.
One change for next year includes full day kindergarten that will be from 8:20am-2:15pm. We are still considering on site after school care here at Cadwallader if there is a need for our students. Parents, please contact our front office by June 23rd to let us know. We currently have one program on site that can accommodate a limited number of students, but if the need is greater we will seek more options.
Check out our local library and Barnes and Noble for summer reading programs. Our library also offers tutoring over the summer.
We look forward to seeing you at the start of our next school year on Wednesday, August 17th.
I’ll call you on a Sunday at 3:00 prior to the start of school to remind you to check our district and school websites for updated information. Have a wonderful summer!
Summer Office Hours
The front office will be open until Thursday, June 16th, 2016. Office hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Closed for lunch from 12:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m.) *Office will be closed for summer 6/17/16 – 8/5/2016. Office will reopen on Monday, August 8th - 15th. Office hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Closed for lunch from 12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Evergreen School District Calendar
2016-2017 CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS
The upcoming 2016-2017 school year classrooms assignments will only be posted to Parent Portal accounts. If you have not logged into your account recently, this is a good time of the year to login and update your emergency contacts. If you are having trouble logging into your account select the “having trouble logging in” link to reset your password or username or come into the school front office.
A BIG THANK YOU to our current PTA Board who has volunteered numerous hours of their time towards assisting our staff and students. The staff and students at Cadwallader really appreciate all you have done for us over the past couple of years. Thank you to Crystal, Iwona, Erin, Diva, Kelly and Sima.
PTA is excited to announce our 2016/2017 PTA slate. Congratulations to our new parents who have stepped forward and we are looking forward to another great year. If you are still interested in joining the PTA Board, please come by the front office. Thank you.
2016 / 2017 PTA BOARD:
President: ROSANNE A.
Treasurer: KELLY D.
Secretary: CRYSTAL P.
Auditor: KARIN B.
Parliamentarian: DAWN C.
VP of Fundraising: COMFORT H.
Communications / Outreach Coordinator: MARIA G.
Membership: OPEN / Interested??
Box Tops Coordinator: DENA M.
Historian: OPEN / Interested??
Important Note from the Health Office
Thank you and have a safe and healthy summer.
Moving This Summer
Please let the Office staff know if you will be moving this summer as soon as possible. We will assist you in making the transition to the new school a smooth experience by preparing a transfer packet just for you. Please contact the Office.
California’s Summer Nutrition Programs
California’s Summer Nutrition Programs can help feed your children by serving healthy lunches during the summer months.
The summer nutrition programs serve all children through age 18 at no charge. The programs also operate activities for children that are safe and fun. Children receive complete, wholesome meals and parents receive help in stretching their food dollars.
You can look for a site near you by visiting the Summer Meal Service Map at: http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
Or the Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3Hungry (1-866-348-6479). For Spanish, call 1-877-8Hambre (1-877-848-6273)
(Evergreen SD is not a Summer Program site)
Spring Source After-School Program
Summer Career Tech
Summer Career Tech will run from July 6 - July 28 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (Monday through Thursday). Bus Schedule for Cadwallader Students is as follows:
Route #5 Cadwallader pick up @ 7:40 am
Route #5 Cadwallader drop off @ 1:45 pm
Summer Learning with IXL
We’ve used IXL to reinforce our curriculum this year, and your child will continue to have free access to the online program over the summer. With thousands of interactive practice problems for math and language arts, IXL is a fun way for your child to maintain the skills he or she has worked hard to learn! Students can use IXL all summer, practicing new skills and activities and parents can encourage them to do so. Have your child sign in throughout the summer at www.ixl.com. Make sure you know your child’s username and password. If you do not know it, please ask your child’s teacher.
San Jose Public Library Summer Reading Challenge
Summer Reading Challenge: June 1 – July 31
Summertime is just around the corner and with it comes the Summer Reading Challenge at San José Public Library. It’s time to kick back and enjoy a book (or several) of your own choosing.
This year our challenge is to “Read for the Win”. The whole family can participate! Kids and teens can sign up at their local library or online at sjpl.org/summer. This year, in addition to reading, the program features a list of fun activities that encourage STEAM, and healthy living activities that you can do to win more prizes.
Adults don’t have to feel left out and also have an opportunity to win prizes by participating with their families.
Free activities are available at all San José libraries throughout the summer months providing ample opportunities for fun and learning. For more information visit sjpl.org/summer, sign up for our online newsletter www.sjpl.org/updates or contact your neighborhood library at (408) 808-3060.
Click below to download a full-sized copy of the flier to read more about special events at the library:
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
Please click below to download a copy of the contest information and the cover page:
Immunization Waiver Law
A Note from the Nurse:
Under a new law known as SB277, beginning January 1, 2016 exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccination. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at Kindergarten (including Transitional Kindergarten) or 7th grade.
For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s website at www.shotsforschool.org, or contact your local health department Immunization Education and Planning Program 408-937-2271.
Reminders From the Office
Parking Lot Safety
The safety of all our students is of utmost importance to us. Parking Lot Speed is 5 miles per hour or slower for student safety. Students need to be escorted through the crosswalks in the parking lot. Buses receive priority in the drive through lane. As so, the gates into the parking lot are CLOSED during the mornings and afternoons, so the buses have a place to drop off students safely. Please drop off your students in the loading zone in front of the school.
When there are no buses and the gate is open, the drive-through lane is ONLY for drop-off and pick-up of students in the designated YELLOW curb area. Parking is NOT permitted.
RED CURB: It is unlawful to stand, or park a vehicle whether the vehicle is attended or unattended. EMERGENCY vehicles need access.
DISABLED PARKING: It is unlawful for any person to park or leave standing any vehicle in a stall designated for disabled persons without proper authorization.
Family Vacation Requests
Some parents have been calling or stopping by the front office to let us know that their children will be missing school due to travel to different countries and vacations. Some children are missing one to ten days of school. Please avoid this practice completely. Missing so much school has a detrimental impact on your child’s education. They are missing valuable classroom instruction and time that they cannot make up in any way. Instruction has a scope and sequence to it and new skills build upon previously introduced ones. Such a lengthy absence can have a negative impact on your child now and in the future. If your child is already working below grade level, the effects can be even more devastating. Also, state education code does not consider these trips as excused absences and your child could be classified as truant. Be aware that students missing ten days or more will be dropped from our school enrollment and run the risk of losing their spot at our school when they return. If you value your child’s education, we are confident you will avoid this practice. Thank you for your support in this matter.
Before and After School Supervision:
The parking lot will only be open for staff parking, buses, and vehicles with handicapped placards in the morning from 8:00-8:20 AM for arrivals and in the afternoon from 2:20-2:45 PM for dismissals. We would like to remind you that there is NO early morning supervision for children who are dropped off before the opening of school. All grades start school at 8:20 AM. Please do NOT drop off your child any earlier than 8:00 AM for your child’s safety. Primary grades are dismissed at 2:30 PM and upper grade students are dismissed at 2:45 PM. Please adjust your pick up schedule accordingly. We would appreciate your cooperation for your student's safety.
If you are arriving to school with your child being rushed to get to class after the bell or join their class lines as they are walking in the door, please get to school 5 minutes earlier each day. A calm relaxing morning leads to a more successful school day.
If your child is late, please have him/her stop by the office first for a tardy slip.
To avoid classroom interruptions, please help your child remember his/her lunches, homework, and after school transportation.
All visitors must check in through our front office. Visitors on campus must wear a visitor badge.
It is very important that your child comes to school every day. Good attendance directly correlates to academic achievement for your child. Every day of instruction is crucial to your child’s success in school. If your child is absent, please remember to call the Office every day your son or daughter is absent at (408) 270 4951.
All medication given at school must have both a doctor’s prescription and parent’s written permission in order for school personnel to dispense the medication. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS GUIDELINE. You will need to pick up a medication release form from Sherry Gilmore, the health clerk.
Students should NOT carry medications with them at school. Also if your child has any medication condition that we need to be aware of please drop by the front office and notify the staff. We thank you for your understanding.
Rainy Day Schedule:
If it is raining before school starts, students will be allowed to go into the cafe. Adult supervision starts at 8:10 am. NO ADULTS ARE ALLOWED IN THE CAFE ONLY STUDENTS. Students will be escorted by their teachers to the classrooms once the 8:20 am bell rings. Thank you for your cooperation.
Most of our parents have signed up for Parent Portal but a few have not entered the emergency contact information. Please take the time to do this. Make sure you you list ALL (5) adults who may be picking up your child from school. We will NOT release your child to a person who is NOT on your list. Parents if you have not yet registered, please do so now. You will need an Access code and Access ID. If you do not remember your username or password, please come to the Office to get a copy. Register at http://powerschool.eesd.org/public/
Click here to be directed to the website:
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.
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.
Do you shop at Lucky’s, Savemart, Smart Foods or Food Max? If you do, don’t forget to use your SHARES card that you can pick up from the front office. This is a simple way to raise money for Cadwallader. All you have to do is do your normal grocery shopping and then show the checker the SHARES card when you pay. It’s that simple. Thank you in advance
BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION
PTA are still collecting Box Tops. Please turn them into your teacher by October 15th. Thank you!
Dental Hygiene Clinic