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By Lynne Marie S., Parent

Students Explore The World of 3-D Printing 

“3D Printing? Is that even a thing?,” you might ask yourself, if you are not an engineer, not a technophile, or maybe not an informed adult (speaking only for myself of course).

Well, as it turns out our upper grade students are finding out it is “a thing,” and one with perhaps endless possibilities. Through relatively inexpensive plastic filament, our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are generating designs and physical objects and concepts to tickle the brain and tease the imagination.…

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Board News - June 1 2017: Members of the winning Monroe Middle School Scholars Cup team were featured at the meeting. The Board also heard a District recommendation on the TK-8 school transformation.

The June 1 meeting agenda included presentations about:

  • Plans for transforming Campbell Middle School into a new TK-8 grade school.
  • Local Control & Accountability Plans (LCAPs) for teh District and several of its schools.
  • The 2017-18 District Budget.

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What’s for Lunch in Summer?

 

Free summer meals for eligible children

For some children and teens, summer can mean an unwanted vacation from the regular meals they received at school. Fortunately, children in Santa Clara County, ages 18 and younger, can receive free meals during the summer at multiple locations.

Various programs are in place throughout the county to help children, who rely on free or reduced-price school meals, to receive meals when school is out.

Two Campbell Union School District schools will serve meals beginning June 26 and ending July 14.

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More STEAM for All Families

 

Free community STEAM event on May 31st!

All families are invited to a FREE family STEAM event on Wednesday May 31, 2017, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at Campbell Middle School, 295 Cherry Lane, Campbell.

Sponsored by School Linked Services and the Measure A grant, the event will feature food, and fun activities like Derby Car Engineering, projects in Art and Science, and more.

There also will be a special workshop with award-winning author Carmela Dutra, and each family can take home a STEAM Kit to use this summer.

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Ideas and questions about a new TK–8th-grade school filled the walls at the District's first Community Input Forum. A second forum is planned for June 12.

The community is invited to the District's second Community Input Forum to provide feedback on short- and long-term decisions relating to creating our new school on the Campbell Middle School site. The meeting will be held Monday, June 12, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Campbell Middle School.

The District is seeking ideas and suggestions about elements of the Transformation Team's recommendation,…

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Give your child an educational edge when you attend this free parent education event.

Parent University: Parenting Student Success Today is a one-morning event that offers parents practical tips, networking opportunities, and the chance to show your child that you value dedicating time to future goals.

Saturday, May 20, 2017   •  9AM – 12PM
Castlemont School, 3040 Payne Ave., Campbell

Registration is free and includes lunch for registered participants.  Check-in starts at 8:30AM. 

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STEAM into Summer!

 

All District families are invited to a FREE family STEAM event on Wednesday May 31, 2017, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at Campbell Middle School, 295 Cherry Lane, Campbell.

Sponsored by School Linked Services and the Measure A grant, the event will feature food, and fun activities like Derby Car Engineering, projects in Art and Science, and more.

There also will be a special workshop with award-winning author Carmela Dutra, and each family can take home a STEAM Kit to use this summer.

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What Goes Up...

 

By Tracey K., Parent
 

Egg Drop 2017

On top of a 25 foot scissor lift on March 31st, balloons and parachutes attached to fragile packages will await their turn. Some will be wrapped in layers of bubble wrap. Others might be shoved into jars, or in boxes of all shapes and sizes. Cotton balls and marshmallows will come in handy on this day. And, sitting anxiously on the blacktop below, hopeful students will be delighted to discover if their theories prove correct. Science meets art every year in the Village Egg Drop.

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By Tracey K., Parent
 

Reflections on Walden West 

After weeks of record-breaking rain and storms, the sun emerged just in time to welcome the 5th grade class of 2017 to Walden West. It’s an understatement to say that Mother Nature was kind to them the week of February 13–17, providing a narrow pocket of mostly sunny weather between flood-inducing storms.

Months of fundraising and years of anticipation brought them to this point. In the days before the trip, when I asked students what they were looking forward to, most couldn’t narrow it down. “…

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A New Village Family

 

Meet Dancing Bird Graham’s Family

Hi! We are Ashlee and Tejas. Our son Graham joined Ms. Gretchen’s Kindergarten class this year. They call themselves the Dancing Birds! Graham also has an 18 month old brother Cedric, who already enjoys hanging out in Graham’s class for Book Browse every morning. Our family is completed by 14 year old Boo Radley (meow!) and 4 year old black lab Eleanor (woof!).

Ashlee grew up in Ohio and Florida and teaches chemistry at Kehillah Jewish High School, while Tejas grew up in India, speaks 5 languages and works in tech. We met during grad school…

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