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Welcome to Caryn Elementary - A California Gold Ribbon School

*******NEW - PARENT PORTAL******
Click the parent portal tab on the left of this page to access and get more information about Parent Portal.

~~~~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.**

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. Start collecting Box Tops for the 2016-2017 school year!

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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Dear Caryn Families,
Our school year is in full force, and I am proud of our staff and community as all are working diligently in support of student success!
As we continue our strides through the first trimester we have much to celebrate! Our PTA has raised several thousand dollars through our fall fundraiser, which will be used to further support students in the classroom. Thank you PTA for supporting Caryn’s third annual Fall Festival, managing the Walking Program, as well as the many other countless things you do for our school. We are so fortunate to have a PTA that goes above and beyond in support of student success!
On another note, I am pleased to announce the implementation of several great after school programs at Caryn. They include Machine Makers, Lego Robotics, Comic Creators, and Art Appreciation. Additionally, we are offering a school intramural PE program on Mondays throughout the year. We are just wrapping up the first session of intramural basketball. Please look for further information coming home regarding each of our exciting opportunities for students.
Also exciting, is our new Watch D.O.G.S. program. Students love seeing their dad/guardian on campus serving their school as a volunteer. What a proud moment for all our supportive fathers doing what they can to support their child’s academic success! Thank you dads who have volunteered thus far, and we know there are many more Watch D.O.G.S. waiting for their day at school!
Finally, our staff once again brought to the 2016-2017 school year an intervention plan known as Universal Access time. Students are leveled into flexible groups where teachers design instruction based on a child’s academic needs, and the site has additional adult support push-in to lower the student to adult ratio. Leveled groups meet a few times per week, 90 minutes, focusing on intense instruction or offering enrichment opportunities for children. This coupled with the support of our newly adopted English language Arts program, Wonders, will allow teachers and students to work with curriculum that will not only challenge and enrich, but will provide instruction to support areas of student need. We are thrilled to be able to offer such a systematic and explicit support structure during a child’s academic day!
In close, I thank you for your continued support of our school! It is my goal to work with students, staff and families, striving for academic excellence in all we do!
Best Wishes,
Dino Tavolazzi

Latest News:

Comic Creators After School Program
Click here to register for Comic Creators
3-5 grade students are invited to participate in a technology based comic creation program.
Cost for the program is $80.00.
Maximum of 25 students can enroll.
Registration is online only.
Students will venture into use of technology to create step by step storyboards. Students will use various characters, layouts, photos, images, settings, and software to work with and create their very own comic book. There is no experience required. Registration closes on November 29, 2016.

Parent Volunteers . . . .
Parent Volunteer Handbook Link
Caryn Elementary greatly appreciates volunteers! Volunteers must read the Parent Volunteer Handbook, fill out the last page, print it, and bring it to the Caryn office before volunteering. (This form must be filled out each school year.)
Anyone volunteering in the classroom, office, field trip chaperone, etc. must fill out the Criminal History Declaration For Volunteering At School page of the Parent Volunteer Handbook before they are able to volunteer.
Volunteering is a great way to get involved in Caryn Elementary and your child’s class! Thank you!

Cougar Council
Cougar Council Website
Cougar Council 1:15-2:15 PM.

RALPHS - Link or Relink your card for 16-17 School Year
Click here for: Ralphs Community Contributions -- Log in or Create an account link
SHOP at Ralphs to earn money for Caryn! This is our biggest fundraiser! Check to see if you are signed up. 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 15-16 school year, you must RELINK your card every year -- BEGINNING ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2016.
■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 9/1/16– 8/31/17 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).

Box Tops for Education
Box Top website
Collect your Box Tops for Education! Hold onto them for the 2016-2017 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. We will collect box tops for the 2016-2017 school year!


Choir - 2nd-5th Grade Students from 1:15 to 2:00.

Minimum Day Mondays

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

BAND - 5th Grade

5th Grade Band
Tuesdays: Flutes
Wednesdays: Clarinets
Fridays: Trombones and Trumpets

Odyssey of the MInd

Odyssey of the Mind Practice:
Mondays - 1:15-3:00 PM
Thursdays - 2:45-4:00 PM

Walking Program

Walking Program 7:50 - 8:05 AM. Students and parents are invited to join us on the hardcourt and walk with us!! Walking program is every Monday - Friday from 7:50 - 8:05 AM. (Weather permitting.)

PE - Tuesdays and Thursdays

PE will be held every Tuesday and Thursday. Please have your student wear comfortable clothes

Caryn Child Care
Information Regarding Childcare: Their hours of operation are 6:30 AM -6:00 PM. Their phone number is (909) 919-7726.

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.

Upcoming Events


COMIC CREATORS after school program. Program for 3-5 grade students. Thursdays from December 1-February 2 from 3:00-4:00 PM.


Choir singing at the Victoria Gardens Christmas Tree. Choir meet at 6:00 PM.


Choir - Spark of Love at the Archibald Library.


School Site Council Meeting 3:30-4:30 PM


Wacky Wednesday - Ugly Sweater Day


5th Grade Field Trip - Decker Class - Cucamonga Water District


GATE STEAM After School Session - 2:45-3:45 PM


Cougar Council Meeting - 1:15-2:15 PM


Choir Winter Concert @ Day Creek Intermediate - 7:00 PM


Wacky Wednesday - Pajama Day.


Kindergarten Field Trip - Greenspot Farm. All kindergarten attend school 8:00 - 11:20 AM


Minimum Day - Grades 1 - 5 Dismissed at 1:15 PM. All kindergarten attend AM session.


Winter Recess - No school Thursday, December 22 to Friday, January 6.


Happy New Year - School Resumes on Monday, January 9, 2017.

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

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Last Modified: Thursday, Dec. 08, 2016