School Photo

Welcome to Caryn Elementary - A California Gold Ribbon School

Caryn Elementary, with the assistance of our Cougar Council, is collecting items to donate to "Operation Community Cares." We are collecting items to send care packages for our deployed service people. We are kicking off our donation drive at the Fall Fest on Friday, October 21. Bring your donations and put them in the Operation Community Cares buckets. We will be taking donations from October 21 to November 14. Caryn Elementary Supports Our Troops!
**Items to donate:
Sunscreen, dried fruit, bandanas, toothpaste, toothbrushes, gum, peanut butter, breath mints, Band-Aides, Qtips, spices, sunflower seeds, baby wipes, beef jerky, lotion, Chex Mix, soap, chapstick, tube socks, foot powder, granola bars, gel deodorant, microwave popcorn, travel pillows, contact lens cleaner, eye drops, razors, instant soup, bug repellent, crackers/Easy Cheese, hard candy, sugared drink mixes, hand sanitizer, tuna, and letters of support.**

Thank you everyone who made a donation to support the fight against cancer! We raised $130 to donate to the American Cancer Society.

*******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

Principal Photo
Dear Caryn Families,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! We are delighted to welcome back our returning Caryn Families along with many new families. We hope the following information will assist you in navigating through the 2016-2017 school year.

Students may pay for lunch on a daily basis which includes entrée, vegetables, fruit, and beverage. Lunch menus are available on the Caryn and district websites. Parents may pre-purchase lunches online through Students may use their pre-paid lunches any time during the year. Students who want to purchase only a drink have a choice of milk or water.

Visit the Caryn website to stay informed about everything that is happening at Caryn Elementary. While you are there, click on the NEWSFLASH tab. This is our first source to get information to you. Enter your name and email address to sign up as soon as possible. Our goal is to have the entire school using NEWSFLASH.

In close, one of the key ingredients to student success is parental involvement at school. Each year there are many opportunities to be involved. A great place to start is by volunteering in your child’s class, by preparing materials at home, by assisting in our library, or through the PTA. The staff and I are looking forward to working together with you and your child to make this year a success!
Dino Tavolazzi

Latest News:

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 September 19 in room 18 from 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


Themes for Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday-Team Up Against Drugs-Wear your favorite sports team shirt
Wednesday-Don't Fall for Drugs-Wear Fall colors
Thursday-Real Hero's Don't Do Drugs-Wear Super Hero shirts
Friday-Follow Your Dreams, Don't Do Drugs-Wear Pajamas


Operation Community Cares - Caryn will be collecting items for care packages for deployed service people. Bring an item to donate with you to Fall Fest. We will be taking donations to support or troops until November 14.*Items for donation are listed in the center section of the Caryn Elementary Webpage.* A flyer was also sent home with the donation items listed. Caryn Elementary supports our troops!


Cougar Council Meeting 1:15-2:15. October 24.


Inter mural PE - Basketball - 1:15-2:45 PM. October 24, and November 7.


Box Tops for Education Due. This is a great fundraiser for Caryn. All you have to do is turn in all your Box Tops to your teacher.


Wheels of Freestyle assemblies!


Chick-fil-A - Family Fundraiser night. Head on out and have dinner at Chick-fil-A on Foothill in Rancho Cucamonga between 5:00-8:00 PM, and earn money for Caryn.


Kindergarten Scarecrow Day


BOB Goal Party - Canceled. We will notify you when date is rescheduled.


No School

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

Terms of Use & Disclaimers
Last Modified: Monday, Oct. 24, 2016