Cadwallader Contact Information
3799 Cadwallader Avenue
San Jose, CA 95121
School Phone Number: (408) 270-4950
Attendance Line: (408) 270-4951
The 2014 - 2015 Cadwallader Story
Click here to be directed to a website highlighting Cadwallader events during the 2014 - 2015 school year:
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 - November 20, 2015
During this season of gratitude and a focus on a feast for Thanksgiving, let’s remember how fortunate we all are. Since Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, consider the many hands that worked long and hard hours to bring all that food to your table. Be grateful, not just to those who cooked the food, but to everyone who made it possible, from the farmer to the produce man to the truck driver to the grocer.
Thank you for all you do to support both your children and our Cadwallader community. Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving break.
MIXED BAG FUNDRAISER UPDATE
Yearbook Cover Contest
The deadline for yearbook cover has been extended till Friday, December 4th! Thank you to the students that have already turned their masterpieces.
6th Grade Yearbook Ads
Family Art Night - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2015
2015 Second Harvest Food Drive
2015 Second Harvest Food Drive
Jar Wars – Battling Hunger
It is important for our children to learn that we are all connected with responsibilities toward one another and to society. The qualities of generosity, caring, compassion and service to others becomes a strong and integral part of a child’s character when he/she is given opportunities and is encouraged to perform both small and large acts of kindness. By teaching children to give generously of their time, talents and treasures, we are helping them build the pillars of character of caring and community service within themselves,
As in the past, our school will 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 November 30th and continue through December 11th. You can help your children experience the joy of giving and learn the importance of stewardship by talking to them about service to others, by helping them select food to donate, and by encouraging your children to give generously.
To donate online - You can make a secure, tax - deductible financial donation in a matter of minutes: www.shfb.org/donateonline - Go to Donate to Your Group's Drive
MOST NEEDED FOODS
The Food Bank needs nutritious, non-perishable foods:
Please avoid donating items packaged in glass.
We request that you do not purchase bulk quantities of rice, flour or sugar for donation.
Family Authorship Program
Reminders From the Office
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/
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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.
4th/5th Grade Fundraiser
4th/5th grade students have started a fundraiser to help students to go on education field trips to Sacramento and Walden West Science Camp. The students with be selling candy bars. If you do not have a 4th/5th grade student you can still help by stopping by the front office. Thank you in advance.
There is a limited supply of Smencils for sale in the Office for only $1.00 each!
If you missed out on ordering a Cadwallader shirt from the PTA, we are having a clearance sale. So please hurry in and purchase a green Cougar shirt for only $5.00 each. Thank you!
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!