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Welcome to Caryn Elementary - A California Distinguished School

**NO toys from home are allowed to be brought to school. That includes No Pokémon Cards are allowed**

~~~~NEWS FLASH~~~~
Have you entered your email address on our Caryn Website NEWSFLASH link? Do it today so you can receive up-to-date information on what is happening at Caryn Elementary! NEWSFLASH will be our first source to get information to you in a school emergency, school event, or anything that is going on at Caryn Elementary. Click on the tab on the left and sign up today!

*Easy ways to fund raise for Caryn Elementary**

RALPHS -- Link or re-link your Ralphs/Food 4 Less card today! Please scroll down and read the LATEST NEWS section about linking or relinking your RALPHS REWARDS CARD to Caryn Elementary.**

TARGET -- Scroll down to the LATEST NEWS section for more information. Sign up for the Target RED Debit Card or Target Credit Card and link it to Caryn Elementary. Our Target number is 31006.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION -- Have you been cutting the Box Top for Education labels off your cereal boxes and other items you buy at the grocery? This is a great way to earn money for Caryn Elementary. Collect and hold onto them and turn them into your 2015-2016 teacher!

Is your student going to be absent??
Attendance Line: 803-3006. Please call if your child will not attend school for the day. Contact the office to arrange independent study if you know that your child will be out for more than 5 days.

Principal's Message

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Greetings Cougar Families,

I am truly honored to introduce myself as the new Principal of Caryn Elementary. Caryn has a reputation of excellence and I feel fortunate to join a culture focused on student learning, a commitment to high expectations, and great community support. It is my intent to continue to carry out these important traditions.

I readily welcome feedback from the community. My leadership philosophy is centered on understanding and responding to the needs of our students in a positive, caring format. I count on students and their families to share needs and concerns as they arise. I will treat everyone with fairness and respect and will strive for excellence every day. You deserve nothing less!

This is going to be a fantastic year!
Mr. Dino Tavolazzi

Latest News:

RALPHS - Link or Relink your card for 14-15 School Year
Click here for: Ralphs Community Contributions -- Log in or Create an account link
SHOP at Ralphs to earn money for Caryn! ONLY 35 FAMILIES ARE LINKED TO CARYN ELEMENTARY AS OF OCTOBER 10, 2014. The Ralphs Community Contributions program earmarks $625,000 quarterly to qualifying organizations (that’s us!) So please register your Ralphs Rewards cards at and help Caryn continue to earn money for our school! Caryn Elementary earned $4,063.38 just for our school in just one school year! Link your card today! If you had your card linked for the 13-14 school year, you must RELINK your card every year.
■Go to Ralphs Community Contributions Page
■Login or create an account. Reference CARYN ELEMENTARY, NPO #91137
■Ensure your Ralphs Card Number is correctly entered
IMPORTANT: This program resets annually so all participants must re-register or enroll their cards for purchases between 9/1/14 – 8/31/15 to count toward this school year. Call Ralphs Customer Service at 800.660.9003 if you do not know your Ralphs card number (for those who punch in their phone number at checkout).

Target - Debit or Credit Red Card
Click here to go to - Caryn's #31006
Link your Target credit card or Target RED debit card to Caryn Elementary! Caryn's school registration number for Target is #31006. Go online and link your card to Caryn today. This is a easy and profitable way to earn money for Caryn Elementary! Caryn earned $1,720.83 last school year!

Box Tops for Education
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Collect your Box Tops for Education! Collect and hold onto them for the 2015-2016 school year. You can also visit the Boxtops4education website for more ways to earn points for Caryn Elementary. This is a great way to earn extra money for Caryn Elementary!
Please note: Expiration date must be visiblel or the coupon will not count. Please cut box top out of package.


Mondays from 1:15 - 2:00. Choir is for students in grades 2 - 5. Permission slips were sent home during the first weeks of school. Students must turn in a signed permission slip to participate.

Minimum Day Mondays

Every Monday is a Minimum Day for grades 1-5 (1:15 dismissal)

Walking Program

Put on your walking shoes on when and join us every morning at 7:55 to earn some miles!

Caryn Onsite Childcare-CURRENTLY FULL
----CARYN CHILDCARE IS FULL TO CAPACITY AT THIS TIME---- Information Regarding Childcare: Their hours of operation are 6:30 AM -6:00 PM. Their phone number is (909) 919-7726. Their is a waiting list to get enroll. Currently there is a waiting list to enroll your student.

Birthday Celebrations

Birthday Celebrations - We realize that birthdays are a special time for many students. Outside treats will no longer be part of student birthday celebrations here on campus. Student birthdays will be celebrated in class with the teacher acknowledging birthdays in a special way.

Performance Assessments in ELA

Common Core State Standards (CCSS). ESD is implementing elements of the standards including the assessments. These assessments will not be used for student grades and will not be reported to parents since many of the skills are not required in our current standards. The purpose of the testing is to evaluate what the school must continue to work on and to give direction to the district.

Health Care Coverage
More children and teens qualify for free or low-cost medical, dental, and vision care coverage programs through Healthy Families or Medi-Cal. Call the school for more information or visit the Healthy Families website.

Upcoming Events

April 15

5th Grade Band Concert at Los Osos High School.

April 17

Talent Show Auditions - 3:00 PM in the MPR. Students in grades Kindergarten - 5th Grade come on out and show your talent!

April 18

E-Waste recycling - Bring your old, unused electronics to the Caryn parking lot on Saturday, April 18 for recycling. Some items to bring are TVs, computers, VCRs, cassette players, stereos, electrical wires, FAX machines, etc.

April 27

Kindergarten PE day

April 29

3rd Grade Field Trip to Mary Vagle Nature Center

April 29

Talent Show for Grades Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd. 5:00 PM in the Caryn MPR.

April 30

1st Grade Field Trip - Cal Poly Bio Trek Habitat.

April 30

Talent Show for Grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th. 5:00 PM in the Caryn MPR.

May 2

Battle of the Books

May 6

Wacky Wednesday - 80's Day - Last Wacky Wednesday for the school year! Show us your 80's spirit!!

May 7

Cougar of the Month Assemblies

May 7

Choir Spring Concert - 6:00 PM at Day Creek Intermediate. Come and watch our incredible choir, lead by Mrs. Gilfry, put on a wonderful Patriotic Concert.

May 8

Hoola Hoop assemblies

May 8

Breakfast for Caryn Volunteers - 7:30 AM in the Caryn MPR. This breakfast is for anyone who has volunteered at Caryn Elementary during the 2014-2015 school year.

May 11-15

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 12, 13, and 14

Sports Days - 8:15 - 10:30 - We will need lots of volunteers to help make Sports Days run smoothly. We will be sending home forms to sign up to volunteer.
Kindergarten and 1st grade - Tuesday, May 12
2nd and 3rd grade - Wednesday, May 13
4th and 5th grade - Thursday, May 14

May 12, 13, 14, and 15

Trimester Award Assemblies - 1:45 PM
1st grade - Tuesday, May 12
2nd grade - Wednesday, May 13
4th grade - Thursday, May 14
3rd grade - Friday, May 15

May 15

5th grade Scandia Field Trip

May 19

Kindergarten Promotion - 8:30 AM. All kindergartners attend the AM session.

May 20

5th Grade Promotion - 8:30 AM.

May 21

Last Day of School - Grades 1 - 5 dismissed at 1:15 PM. All kindergarteners attend AM session. Have a wonderful summer!!

August 6

First day of school for the 2015-2016 school year is Thursday, August 6.


GATE meets Tuesdays from 2:45 - 4:00 PM.


CHOIR Mondays - 1:15 - 2:00 PM in the Caryn MPR. All 2nd to 5th grade students are welcome to join the Caryn Choir. All students must have a signed permission slip to attend.

Kindergarten & TK Registration

KINDERGARTEN AND TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION BEGINS- Wednesday, February 11 @ 9:00 AM. Registration for the 2015-2016 school year.

Caryn Elementary School 6290 Sierra Crest View Loop Alta Loma, CA 91737 (909) 941-9551

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Last Modified: Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2015