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Cadwallader Contact Information

3799 Cadwallader Avenue

San Jose, CA 95121

School Phone Number: (408) 270-4950

Attendance Line: (408) 270-4951

Cad"wonderful" Office

Principal: Mrs. Tina Tong Choy

Secretary: Mrs. Dilly Bhoot

Health Office: Ms. Sherry Gilmore

PTA President: Mrs. Crystal De La Cerda

Instructional Coach: Miss Erica Ruggiero

Student Resource

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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

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Sign up for Boxtops4Education!


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.

Soul Shoppe

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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.


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.


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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.  


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:


Click below for more information about the school:


Young Author's Showcase and Open House - Thursday, May 21st

Young Author's Showcase @ 9:00am

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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

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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

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Important Notice Regarding End of the Year Charging Procedure and Negative Lunch Account Balance

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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.


Thank you,

Lida E. Gaines. Supervisor-Child Nutrition



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



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

Summer Reading Programs

Please click below for more information on both programs.



Cadwallader Bike Rodeo - Friday, April 24 at 3:00pm

Click below to download the flier:

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Children's Book Author, Tim Myers, Visits Cadwallader!

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Children's Book Author Tim Myers Visits Cadwallader - Thursday, April 16!

Click below to download the order form:


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Multicultural Fashion Show and Dinner - This Thursday, April 2!

Click below to download the order form for the Cadwallader Annual Multicultural Fashion Show and Dinner:

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The Cadwallader Talent Show is Coming!

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The Cadwallader Talent Show is coming!  Please click here to download the form and permission slip:

Talent Show 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)

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AND Read the EESD Newsroom Article: Keeping it in the family at Cadwallader

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Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser

Hi Cadwallader Elementary School Parents, Friends & Family!

It's fundraising time again! Mixed Bag Designs is helping Cadwallader Elementary School reach our fundraising goals this year! Seller packets are going home - make sure to check those backpacks if you haven't seen it yet!

We're offering eco-friendly totes, accessories, kitchenware and tons of fantastic products - there's something for everyone in these catalogs.

To support our fundraiser, click the website link or image below to shop:
http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com/Retail-Home?fundraiserid=248171 with our unique fundraiser ID (248171) already entered for you! We get 40% of your purchase, PLUS get free shipping on orders $75 and up! Make sure to add the seller name you're supporting at the top of the page too to give them credit for your purchase. Thank you for your support. Forward this email on to your friends and family too, we need all the help we can get and the more the merrier!


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!

Happy Fundraising,
Cadwallader Elementary School


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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.

Contest Rules:

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!

Please click below to download the flyer for Family Reading Night:

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Kindness Week - February 23 - 27

This week, Cadwallader brought more awareness to students about the importance of being kind to all.  There were daily activities for students at lunch as they made banners, bookmarks, thank you notes, and handprints/hearts.  The Cougar Patrol delivered kindness posters to each classroom to record acts of kindness on post-its.  These will be hung in the Cafe.  Thank you to Mrs. Galeon and other parent volunteers for their contributions!  The Evergreen Times newspaper will be visiting to write a story about this successful week!

Jump Rope for Heart - Friday, February 13

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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

The “Magic To Do!” Performing Arts Company will be holding auditions for our Spring Production. All interested Title 1 School 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are invited to audition. This 4-week program begins with an introduction to Drama Basics, followed by an extensive audition process that will include acting, singing, and dancing. No previous experience is necessary to participate. All students, including “Magic To Do!” Fall Showcase and Shakespeare participants, are required to go through the audition process even though they are guaranteed a role in the production. Retired high school Language and Dramatic Arts teacher, Miss Sharlene Mello, along with Evergreen School District 5th grade teacher, Mr. Michael Cobillas, lead the program. They have collaborated together, producing 15 shows over the last 8 years, at Dove Hill, Smith, Montgomery, and Cadwallader Elementary Schools. Miss Mello and Mr. Cobillas are volunteers and are not paid for leading this program. Joining them in this volunteer effort this season is Professor Scott Sublett of San Jose State University. Sign ups are still available at the Office.  Come and be a part of this fabulous opportunity!


P.T.A. Family Valentine Dance - This Friday, February 13 at 5:30pm

Click below to download the informational flier about the P.T.A. Family Valentine Dance this Friday, February 13 at 5:30pm!

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Family Science Night - This Friday, February 6 at 6:30pm

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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!

Measles Situation

Dear Parents,

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.

For more information about measles please visit www.sccphd.org and click on “Measles Information”, and see the CDC’s measles information page at www.cdc.gov/measles

The Tech Museum Family Math and Engineering - Free!

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Free bilingual classes in English and Spanish for families. Through engaging math and engineering activities, parents learn to reinforce mathematical skills students need to succeed in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning. Families get their hands on math and engineering, while having fun and developing logical thinking, spatial reasoning, creative problem solving, and number sense together. 

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. 

Learning Programs

Redesigned for 2014-2015! 
Family Math & Engineering now consists of one-day classes focusing on math and engineering. Families may sign up for any class at any time and do not need to take classes in sequential order.


Classes are offered each Saturday of the month from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm or 2:00-4:00 pm.
There are no classes Saturday November 29, December 20 and 27, or January 3, 2015

There are four two-hour classes to choose from:


Getting in Shape: Shapes, Symmetry, and Structures - Explore the importance of shapes and symmetry from everyday objects to family-built model skyscrapers.
Dates: 2014 October 4 and 18, December 6 2015 January 10 and 24, March 7 and 21, and May 2.


Go the Distance: Measurement - Methods of measurement are put to the test as families engineer a device to fling a ball the farthest distance.
Dates: 2014 October 11 and 25, December 13 2015 January 17 and 31, March 14 and 28, and May 9.


A Grand Time: Telling Time - Discover how time flies as families design and build roller coasters and time their wild rides.
Dates: 2014 November 1 and 15 2015 February 7 and 21, April 4 and 18, and May 16 and 30.


Pattern Play: Logic, Classification, and Patterns - Families play with patterns and logic as they create the most energy efficient wind turbines.
Dates: 2014 November 8 and 22 2015 February 14 and 28, April 11 and 25, and May 23.



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

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- 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.


EMAIL rcowdery@eesd.org

Family Math Night - This Thursday, January 8th at 6:30pm

Please save the date, Thursday, January 8th, at 6:30 PM, for our Family Math Night. This year’s theme is “Math is Cool!” There are a variety of cool math games for all ages. We will be having yummy refreshments and raffle prizes for all. Please keep an eye out for the registration flyer that will be going home after the Winter Break.  See you there!



We had a winter, wonderful time at Math is Cool! Family Math Night.  Thank you to all of our volunteers who made the night Cad “wonderful”: Santha Pinedo, Elizabeth Alcaraz, Richard Haje Jr., Erin Apalla, Alohi Apalla, Monique Santillana, Antonio Garcia, Charlette Perez, Mr. Callahan, Megan Gilmore, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Katz, Kelly Deason, Iwona Kowalski, Irene Moreno, Mrs. Gilmore, Mrs. Parmar, and Mrs. Bhoot.


Holiday Food Drive Update




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


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.

Special Sales

Make sure to purchase your Cadwallader Spirit Wear before the Winter Break. We have t-shirts, aprons, and shopping bags. Don’t forget these make great Christmas stocking fillers too. EVERYTHING IS ONLY $5.00!


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

Please click below to download the flier about Holiday Family Art Night coming this

Thursday, December 4th from 6:30 - 8:00pm!


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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:


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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.

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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:

  • Not include weapons (real or make believe) of any kind
  • Be safe for children to walk and move around in (ie. Masks make it difficult for students to walk or move around safely.)
  • Not be excessively gory, gruesome, violent, or frightening


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!



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Click below to download the flier about volunteering for the Harvest Festival:


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If you are able to help, donations are needed for the following baskets:

Kindergarten - Baby Gift Basket

First Grade - Dessert Gift Basket
Second Grade - Disney Gift Basket
Third Grade - Game Gift Basket
Fourth Grade - Art Kit Gift Basket
Fifth Grade - Movie Night Gift Basket
Sixth Grade - Coffee/Tea Break Gift Basket


Thank you for your support!  We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

College Day - Friday, October 10

Destination:  College

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 8thLet’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:

  • Increasing physical activity for parents and children
  • Improving your local community by making it safer to walk and ride a bike
  • Reduction of traffic congestion, harmful pollutants and speeding near schools
  • Sharing time with other parents and children while creating a sense of community with neighbors

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!

Fun'd Run

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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:

Click here to go to the ALS website.



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Principal's Welcome


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.   

Now, we are ready to take on the new learning goals that the Common Core Standards have defined for us.  With new standards, there are also new assessments locally and nationally.  We are committed to seeing that our students continue to achieve at the highest levels possible.  First and foremost, we are committed to ensuring that our students have the 21st Century learning skills necessary to be collaborative, communicative, creative, critical thinking citizens in the years to come.

As we collaborate and partner together, we are so proud of being a school where extraordinary learning happens!        

Have a Cad”wonderful” Day,
Tina Tong Choy, Principal

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Peachjar eFlyers

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.
This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, paperless delivery of school flyers removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.
No action is required on your part. You will receive a welcome email from the service provider (Peachjar) that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view e-flyers.
To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add “school@peachjar.com” to your email contacts. Note: add “school@peachjar.com” to your contact list just as written; do not change it to the name of your school @peachjar.com. When you receive your first e-flyer, be sure to click “always display images.”
This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. Thank you for helping us save time, money, and lots of trees!