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3799 Cadwallader Avenue

San Jose, CA 95121

School Phone Number: (408) 270-4950

Attendance Line: (408) 270-4951

Weekly Newsletters


April 15, 2016


School Site Council Agenda:

February 2, 2016

January 12, 2016

December 1, 2015


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2015 - 2016 Newsletters

School Calendar

Now Available!

Click on the link to download a copy of the 2015 - 2016 calendar:

Evergreen School District 2015 - 2016 School Calendar

Click on the link to download a copy of the 2016 - 2017 calendar:

Evergreen School District 2016 - 2017 School Calendar


Child Nutrition Services

CNS Website

School Lunch Menu

School Celebration Ideas


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 

Celebrating Birthdays

 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.

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.

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!


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 - April 15, 2016

Testing affects our students in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Please keep in mind the window of testing dates for the month of May.  Students need a good night of sleep, a calm morning and a healthy breakfast.   Students perform better when they are well rested, have food in their tummies, and arrive at school on time.   Thank you!


Beginning this May, Cadwallader students in grades 3-6 will join students throughout the state to take the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, the state’s new academic testing program.

Practice Tests: to learn about the types of English Language Arts and Math questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view grade specific practice tests online at the California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Practice Test Webpage - http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/.


Bike Rodeo

Click below to download a full-sized copy of the flier:

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Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week (Suggestions Provided By the Cad PTA)

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Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting

Superintendent’s Coffee


The Evergreen Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is comprised of parents and administrators who meet monthly to learn about and discuss topics pertinent to their children's education in Evergreen.  All Evergreen School District parents are welcome and are invited to attend! Our next meeting, for the 2015-2016 school year will be Wednesday, May 4th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the District Board Room at 3188 Quimby Road. We will host a Superintendent’s Coffee and discuss key happenings in the District. All Evergreen School District parents are welcome and are invited to attend! Coffee and treats will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Cadwallader's Annual Baseball Night

Please click below to download the order form:

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Parent Night


Order Your Yearbook Today!

Yearbooks can be purchased in the office for $25.  

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Bulldog Tech Applications


Attention 6th Grade Parents!


Dear Parents,

Bulldog Tech, the first New Tech Network school in Silicon Valley, is now accepting applications for 7th grade students for the 2016-17 school year. We are part of the Evergreen School District and are a school within a school model housed on the far east side of LeyVa Middle School campus. As featured on NBC's Today Show, Bulldog Tech uses a proven instructional model that combines a rigorous curriculum solving real-world problems, providing every student an iPad during classes, and creating a culture of trust, respect, and responsibility.  


With the connections and partnerships the staff have made in the last four years there are so many opportunities for the students:


◦ Parent/Student Group - PTSA

◦ Coding Club

◦ Role Play and Dance Clubs

◦ Field Trips in every class

◦ Big Community Events

◦ Ambassador Program for Tours and Events

◦ Job Shadowing in Silicon Valley (Cisco, Intel)

◦ School-wide Exhibitions

◦ Internships with The Children’s Discovery Museum

◦ Homework Club

◦ Wide range of workshops and electives not offered at traditional middle schools, everything from sewing and chess to Advanced photography using your phone.

◦ Student Appreciation awards

◦ Do Something Projects that the kids design and run

◦ Cultural Celebrations

◦ Grad Night

◦ Community Service

◦ iPads for every student. Laptops always available

◦ Student-Led Conferences

◦ And of course PBL


We bring the 21st century into education by partnering with the community and high-tech companies for resources, exhibitions, and field trips. Deadline for Bulldog Tech applications is June 7th, 2016.



It is now time to register for Kindergarten if your child will be five years old on or before September 1, 2016.

It is now time to register for Transitional Kindergarten if your child will turn five years old between September 2, 2016 and December 2, 2016.

Registration packets for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten will be available on Monday, February 2nd in the school Office.  Completed registration packets will be accepted in the school Office beginning February 23rd, 2016. Please note that in addition to the registration packet, parents must have the following items:

  • Proof of residence: Three pieces of original documentation are required. (Acceptable forms may be viewed at www.eesd.org under “Registration” in the “Parents” section.)

  • An original birth certificate or other legal document showing date of birth (i.e. Passport)

  • Immunization record (California schools enforce a “no shots, no school” policy.)


Registration forms for the 2016-2017 school year will be available to download from our district website at eesd.org after the 2nd week of February.

Evergreen School District Transfer Process

Evergreen School District Transfer Process

As we begin planning for 2016-2017 enrollments, the following dates are important to keep in mind:

New/Renewal of Interdistrict Transfer Requests Accepted Through Friday, May 27, 2016

If your child is currently attending an Evergreen School District school on an Interdistrict Transfer (i.e. you reside in another school district), you will need to begin

the renewal process at your resident district office. Interdistrict Transfers must be

reviewed annually; your child will not automatically be placed in a class for the 2016-

2017 school year. Interdistrict Transfer Requests received before May 27th will have first consideration for placement for the 2016-2017 school year.


School Choice Transfer Requests Accepted Monday, May 2, 2016 – Friday, May 20, 2016.

If you are a resident of the Evergreen School District but wish for your child to attend an Evergreen school other than your home school, you must complete a School Choice Transfer Request form. “School Choice” placements are dependent on space availability and are offered on a lottery system. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent and will not be provided by the district. Forms will be available at your neighborhood school and at the Evergreen School District Office at 3188 Quimby Road after Monday, April 4, 2016. Completed requests will be accepted at the District Office during the request window: Monday, May 2, 2016 through Friday, May 20, 2016. Requests received after Friday, May 20, 2016 will not be included in the lottery. These requests will be put on a waiting list.


Open Enrollment Transfer Requests Accepted Monday, May 2, 2016 – Friday, May 20, 2016.

As an Open Enrollment School, parents have the option of requesting a school transfer for the 2016-2017 school year for their children to any public school that has a higher API score. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent and will not be provided by the district. Additional information regarding requirements, the process, and Open Enrollment Request forms are available at the Evergreen School District Office (3188 Quimby Road, San Jose, CA 95148)

Spring District and State Assessments 2015–2016

Spring District and State Assessments 2015–16

District Assessment Window May 2, 2016 – May 27, 2016

Each spring, most students in California participate in the statewide testing program, which is the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. The tests in the CAASPP System provide information to teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ progress and readiness for college and career. In grades three through eight, most students take the Smarter Balanced online tests for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. However, students who have a significant cognitive disability (as designated in their individualized education program) are eligible to take the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs). In grades five and eight, students are also tested in science. For more information, please visit www.eesd.org/page.cfm?p=2653.

Evaluaciones de Primavera del Distrito y del Estado 2015-16

Período ventana de evaluación del distrito 2 de May de 2016 - 27 de May de 2016 Cada primavera, la mayoría de los estudiantes de California participan en el programa de evaluación estatal denominado Sistema de Evaluación de California del Rendimiento y Progreso Estudiantil (CAASPP). Las pruebas en el Sistema CAASPP proporcionan información a los maestros, padres/tutores y a los estudiantes acerca de su progreso y preparación para la universidad y la vida laboral. De tercero a octavo grado, la mayoría de los estudiantes realizan las pruebas en línea Smarter Balanced para lengua y literatura en inglés/lectoescritura (ELA) y para matemática. Sin embargo, los estudiantes que tienen discapacidades cognitivas importantes (como lo indica en su programa de educación individualizado) son candidatos para realizar las Evaluaciones Alternativas de California (CAA). En quinto y octavo grado, los estudiantes son evaluados también en ciencias. Para obtener más información, visite www.eesd.org/page.cfm?p=2653.

Đánh Giá của Học Khu và Tiểu Bang Học Kỳ Mùa Xuân 2015–16

Thời Gian Đánh Giá của Học Khu (Tháng 3) ngày 4 tháng 4 năm 2016 – 9 tháng 6 năm Mỗi mùa xuân, hầu hết các học sinh của California đều tham gia vào chương trình kiểm tra trên toàn tiểu bang, đây là Hệ Thống Đánh Giá Thành Tích và Sự Tiến Bộ của Học Sinh của California (CAASPP). Các bài kiểm tra trong Hệ Thống CAASPP cung cấp thông tin cho giáo viên, phụ huynh/người giám hộ, và học sinh về sự tiến bộ và mức độ sẵn sàng cho các tùy chọn vào đại học cao đẳng và nghề nghiệp của học sinh. Đối với các lớp từ lớp ba đến hết lớp tám, hầu hết học sinh sẽ làm bài kiểm tra trực tuyến trên hệ thống Đánh Giá Cân Bằng Thông Minh Hơn về đọc viết/các môn luyện tiếng Anh (ELA) và toán học. Tuy nhiên, những học sinh bị khuyết tật nặng về nhận thức (như được chỉ định trong chương trình giáo dục cá nhân hóa của họ) sẽ đủ điều kiện để tham gia vào chương trình Đánh Giá Thay Thế của California (CAA). Đối với các lớp năm và lớp tám, học sinh cũng được làm bài kiểm tra về môn khoa học. Để biết thêm thông tin, vui lòng truy cập www.eesd.org/page.cfm?p=2653.2016

San Jose Public Library Homework Help

Click below to download a list of events at the Evergreen Library:

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Please note that Homework Club runs from 4:00 - 5:30pm on Tuesday's.


Click here to go to the library website:

Evergreen Branch Library Events

Sign-Up for Parent University!

Click below to download a list of classes:

Parent University Classes



Click here to sign-up:

Evergreen School District Parent University

Writing Contest

Please click below to download a copy of the contest information and the cover page:


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Website: http://pacificwide.com/writingcontest

Top Dad's Essay Contest

Please click below to download information about this writing contest:


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. 


  • Stay home if you or your child is sick until at least 24 hour after there is no longer a fever or signs of a fever (without the use of a fever-reducing medicine).
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Clean hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub often especially after coughing or sneezing.

  • Keep sick household members in a separate room in the house as much as possible to limit contact with household members who are not sick. Consider designating a single person as the main caregiver for the sick person.

  • Monitor the health of the sick child by checking for fever and other symptoms of flu. A fever is a temperature taken with a thermometer that is equal to or greater than 100 degrees.

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. 


Class Interruptions:

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. 

Cad"wonderful" Office

Principal: Mrs. Maureen McClintock

Secretary: Mrs. Dilly Bhoot

Health Office: Ms. Sherry Gilmore

PTA President: Mrs. Crystal De La Cerda

Instructional Coach: Miss Erica Ruggiero

Important Links

Power School

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:

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Peachjar eFlyers

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!

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.


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


PTA are still collecting Box Tops. Please turn them into your teacher by October 15th. Thank you! 

Health Care Coverage

Please click below to download the flyer about Health Care Coverage for students.


Dental Hygiene Clinic

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