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Welcome to Caryn Elementary - A California Gold Ribbon School

***UPCOMING EVENTS***
Wednesday, January 25 - Family Fun Night at Rubios and Yogurtland on Foothill in
Rancho Cucamonga. Rubios 5-8 PM and Yogurtland 11 AM to 11 PM.
Bring your flyer for Caryn to receive credit.

Friday, February 10 - Ontario Reign Hockey Game Family Fun Night! The whole
school is invited to this event. Game time 7:00 PM.


~~~~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!

Latest News:

Amazon Smile-Donation Link
Amazon Smile Link
Please consider joining AmazonSmile. It is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Caryn Elementary School PTA.
Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.

1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
2. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
3. Select a new charitable organization to support. (Caryn Elementary School PTA)
 

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 www.Ralphs.com 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).
 

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
1:15-2:15 PM
 

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

Choir - 2nd-5th Grade Students from 1:15 to 2:00.
February 10 - Choir singing Star Spangled Banner at Ontario Reign Hockey Game. 7:00 PM Game time. Choir arrive at 6:20 PM. Pre-purchase tickets at the Caryn office for $15. Parent must attend game with choir member. Choir members must purchase ticket. The whole school is invited to this event.
 

Minimum Day Mondays

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

BAND - 5th Grade

5th Grade Band
Tuesdays: Flutes/Clarinet/Saxophone
Wednesdays: Percussion
Thursdays: Trumpet/Trombone
Fridays: Full Band
 

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
http://www.etiwanda.k12.ca.us/district/childcare.htm
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

1/19/17

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

1/19/2017

GATE STEAM Session. 2:45-4:00 PM

1/20/2017

Cougars with Character Assemblies
1st - 10:15 AM
2nd - 8:20 AM
3rd - 9:15 AM
4th - 1:15 PM
5th - 2:00 PM

1/21/2017

Monopoly Tournament at Grapeland Elementary
9:00 - 4:00 PM

1/21/2017

E-Waste Recycling at Caryn Elementary - Bring your unused Electronics to Caryn Elementary for recycling.

1/23/2017

Cougar Council - 1:15-2:15 PM

1/23-2/272017

Intramural PE - Mondays 1:15-3:00
Kickball/Basketball

1/25/2017

Watch DOGS - Donuts with Dad. Dads - join the Watch DOGS in the MPR at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, January 25 for "Donuts with Dad."

1/25/2017

Wacky Wednesday - Rainbow Day - Wear colorful colored clothing

1/25/2017

Family Fundraiser Night at Rubios and Yogurtland! Join us for dinner and dessert, and earn money for Caryn Elementary! Visit Yogurtland anytime between 11:00 AM- 11:00 PM! Visit Rubios Mexican Grill from 5:00-8:00 PM. Bring the Caryn flyer, so our school gets credit!

1/30/2017

No School - Non student attendance day.

2/10/2017

Ontario Reign Hockey Game Family Fun Night - Friday, February 10. 7:00 PM game time. This is a whole school family fun event! Tickets on sale for $15 in the the Caryn office now. Choir will be singing the Star Spangled Banner.

2/17 and 20/2017

No School - Friday, February 17 and Monday, February 20 - Presidents Day.

3/29/2017

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Online Registration. Beginning at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, March 29 the Caryn office will starting accepting enrollment confirmation, 2 proofs of residency, birth certificate, and immunization records. On or after March 8, please click on the Online Enrollment tab on the left of the Caryn website and complete your online enrollment.

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

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Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017