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Updated: Sep 21 2016 - 5:20am

For Oct. 31 – Nov. 4: Schools will dismiss students earlier to provide parents more opportunities for school progress discussions with teachers.

A recent change in the Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 schedule will afford parents more opportunities for parent-teacher discussions about their child’s report card and school progress.

Please note the special release schedule shown below and plan accordingly.

For the week of Oct. 31–Nov. 4

  • School Starts: Gr. 4–5 at 8:05 a.m. & Gr. K–3 at 8:25 a.m.
  • Lunch Time: 11:40a-12:20p
  • Dismissal Time (all students): 12:30 p.m.
Updated: Sep 16 2016 - 7:26pm

Academic Chess is devoted to promoting the merits of chess among children by using stories, dances, and catchy songs to make the game of chess exciting and easy to understand. This wonderful learning experience not only teaches children to play chess, but also prepares them for life by enhancing their thought process.

 

  • When: Tuesdays

  • Time: 2:35pm to 3:35pm

  • Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29

  • Skipped Dates: 11/22

  • Meeting Place: TBD


SIGN UP TODAY! The fee of $100.00 for After-School chess instruction includes: 10 weeks of chess instruction; Tournament for all participants; Exclusive Academic Chess Booklets. To sign up: Pay by credit card online: http://www.academicchess.com/ or make check payable to Academic Chess and deliver to school office before the first day of class. Click on attached form for more information and to download registration if paying by check.

Updated: Sep 14 2016 - 3:38pm
Rising Young Authors: Bursting with Brilliance!

Nationally acclaimed local author Dr. Francisco Jimenez will join the community in celebrating 12 talented student authors at Campbell Union School  District’s Rising Young Authors awards, October 5, 2016, at 7 p.m., at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Stevens Creek Blvd., in San Jose.

Updated: Sep 14 2016 - 2:53pm

Campbell Union School District is accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on its Citizens Bond and Parcel Tax Oversight Committee. 

The school district Governing Board appoints an independent citizens committee to oversee the expenditures and uses of bond and parcel tax revenues, and report findings to the public. The Citizens Oversight Committee reviews school district spending and ensures that bond and parcel tax revenues are spent only for the purpose set before the voters.

Information and applications are available on District’s Oversight Committee web page and by contacting Christina Tran, Campbell Union School District, ctran [at] campbellusd.org or 408-364-4200 ext. 6215.

Updated: Sep 14 2016 - 3:04pm

"The recent California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) scores reflect a ‘snapshot' in time of our progress towards mastering the Common Core State Standards, but they don’t tell the whole story,” said CUSD Superintendent Eric Andrew.  “We are disaggregating these results and reviewing our other assessment data to pinpoint where we need to bolster our instructional practice and ensure that all of our students succeed.” 

He added that schools start this year with the newly adopted curriculum in our classrooms, 1-to-1 technology in nearly all grades, and students who are energized by the project-based learning we are able to provide through community partnerships. "We are going to leap ahead this year,” he said.

As of September 14th, the testing company is shipping the individual student reports to the district office. As soon as we receive them we will mail them to parents. More information about the State assessments and a link to the data is available on our assessment web page.

On September 8, the State Board of Education approved key elements of a new accountability system that evaluates schools and districts in 10 areas critical to student performance. Read the news release.

Updated: Sep 6 2016 - 10:34pm

Next Friday is Village School’s Third Annual Family Fun Bike Night! Come out and ride the skills course and challenge yourself at the snail and stationary bike races! PLUS The Bay Area Mobile Bike Mechanic will be on site to tune-up your wheels and keep you rolling! Don’t forget to pack a picnic dinner along with your bike (or scooter) & helmet. We will be setting up on the basketball blacktop of Capri, with the Bike Mechanic at the north end of the Village parking lot. Click here to view flyer.

Updated: Sep 6 2016 - 10:33pm

Engineering: Thursdays, 9/12-10/14, Registration open NOW. See flyer for details.

  • Grades K-2: Taking to the Skies: The Junior Aerospace Engineering classes introduce our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of aircraft and spaceship design. Through open and focused exploration, students explore and construct airplanes, rockets, hot air balloons, and more.

  • Grades 3-5: Up, Up & Away: During the Aerospace Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of flying machines. They construct a shock absorbing system designed to protect two marshmallow astronauts in a lunar vehicle, create their own air-powered rockets, and assemble a hot air balloon model that actually takes flight!

Coding 101: Wednesdays, 11/14-1/27, Registration opens 10/10. See flyer for details.

  • Grades 4-5: Learn concepts & skills needed in the computer coding by understanding Python & Java coding language

Coding 101: Wednesdays, 2/8-4/14, Registration opens 1/6. See flyer for details.

  • Grades 1-3: Learn concepts & skills needed in the computer coding by understanding Python & Java coding language

Updated: Sep 6 2016 - 10:27pm

Last February, Teacher Michele’s Courageous Cubs participated in Pink Shirt Day, an annual event celebrated in many countries around the world.

Pink Shirt Day encourages people to talk about bullying and to take action against it. The event began in Nova Scotia, Canada in 2007. A group of students decided to defend another student who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In a show of solidarity, many of his peers turned up to school the next day wearing pink shirts. By wearing a pink shirt, people identify themselves as an ally. The pink shirt is a way of showing those being bullied that there are many people around who care.

In solidarity, Courageous Cubs wore pink, red or their class shirts to school. They also participated in a powerful group exercise designed to create awareness around and empathy for the various participants in a bullying scenario – the bystander, the upstander, the target and the bully. Students discussed the perspectives of these participants and then wrote poetry reflecting those points of view.

Rebecca, mom to Courageous Cub Jaxson, had the privilege of working in the classroom for this special event and shares how impactful this experience was, both to her, and to our students:

“I had the privilege of working in class today during the Pink Shirt activity. First, I’d like to give a shout out to Teacher Michele. She was amazing in the way she handled the sensitive topic of bullying, and helping the students empathize with all parties in a bullying situation (the bully, the victim, the bystander, the upstander). The way she presented the lesson and activities was beautiful, but the best part, was how our Courageous Cubs responded. In addition to wearing pink, red or their class shirts, the students were engaged, and well informed, offering well-thought-out perspectives and solutions.  I learned a lot from listening to them – and realized once again that we learn as much from our kids as they do from us (maybe more, with their fresh brains!). Just wait until you read their poems and see the “pink shirts” they artistically designed. More than once, Teacher Michele, Debbie P. (mom to Courageous Cubs Sam and Michael) and I caught each other with tears in our eyes and chills on our arms, amazed at the beautiful, smart and introspective children in our classroom and the words they chose to use.  Good job parents!  Good job Village!”

To read some of the beautifully insightful words, written by the students, select a point of view button:

I am the bully,
I wonder if I will hurt someone
I hear kids feet disappearing in fright
I see kids shivering in fear and hiding if it was like I had a weapon
I want nothing to do with this
I am the bully.
I pretend I have a friend when really I have non
I feel like I have nothing to do on this earth
I touch a ball and throw it and it touches the hard ground
I worry that my future will be disappointing and lonely
I cry at night
I am the bully.
I understand that I’m doing wrong but I can’t stop
I say I’m sorry but no one believes me
I dream of being the villain in a movie and getting teased
I try my hardest to stop but I can’t
I hope my future is happy
I am the bully.

I am the target,
I wonder why he or she bully’s me
I hear mean words directed at me
I see the bully hurting me
I want to leave
I am the target.
I pretend I am somewhere else
I feel sad and hurt
I touch my hurt sad body
I worry I won’t get help
I cry for help and my mom
I am the target.
I understand why I am sad
I say stop
I dream I was better
I try get help
I hope that I can leave this world
I am the target.

I am the bystander,
I wonder if the target is O.K
I hear bullying
I see bullying
I want no bullying
I am the bystander.
I pretend their is nothing
I feel bad
I touch my deep side
I worry the target will get hurt
I cry because i don’t know what to do
I am the bystander.
I understand the target
I say in my head i don’t know what to do
I dream i will be the target too
I try to not get involved
I hope he doesn’t get hurt
I am the bystander.

I am the upstander,
I wonder what the bully is afraid of,
I hear angry targets,
I see the bullies run of,
I want this to stop,
I am the upstander.
I pretend that when I finish this mission I will save the school,
I feel lucky to fight of bullies,
I touch the targets shoulder to make them feel better,
I worry that this will never stop,
I cry the targets are getting bullied,
I am the upstander.
I understand that I will save the school,
I say this will stop,
I dream of a land with no bullies,
I try to stop this,
I hope that this will finally stop,
I am the upstander.

Updated: Aug 24 2016 - 4:47pm

The latest issue of Campbell Union School District's Board Meeting News is now online via the e-flyer link on your news page.

The issue includes updates on our Strategic Plan goals, the reorganization proposed for Campbell Middle School. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the reorganization are also available on the District’s website at campbellusd.org/news/reorg2016faq.

Updated: Aug 10 2016 - 10:28am

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! We’re ready to begin a new year of learning and growing. Our staff has prepared several innovative programs to enrich students' educational experience and keep them engaged in learning. We’ve also provided some links to help you and your student start the school year right. 

Bell Schedule

  • In Session 8:25–10:40
  • Snack Recess 10:40–11:00
  • In Session 11:00–12:40
  • Lunch & Recess 12:40–1:20
  • In Session 1:20–2:30*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:30
  • In Session 8:05–10:40
  • Snack Recess 10:40–11:00
  • In Session 11:00–12:40
  • Lunch & Recess 12:40–1:20
  • In Session 1:20–2:30*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:30
 

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