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Welcome to Caryn Elementary - A California Distinguished School

~~~~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. Last date to turn in Box Tops for the 2015-2016 school year is Friday, February 19.

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,
First, I want to thank staff, students, and parents for a phenomenal start to a new year. It’s hard to believe that we are through the 1st trimester. The staff is working extremely hard for our students as they introduce new concepts and curriculum. As I walk classrooms, I’m so impressed with our student’s eagerness and willingness to take on new challenges. I am so impressed and fortunate to work with such dedicated teachers, support personnel and parents who put the best interest of children as their forefront. Again, thank you for getting Caryn off to a great start!
In other news, our school was recognized by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence as a 2014 Honor Roll recipient. Way to go Cougars! Our site stood out among thousands because of our success to get students to higher levels of achievement and beyond. We did not apply for this award, they found us!
Finally, we have many wonderful things happening in and around our campus. This past summer, several classrooms received new windows on campus which has really improved the overall look of our buildings. Additionally, thanks to our hard working PTA and community we received all charging carts for Chromebooks and I-Pads. At this time every Caryn student has a place to put their electronic devices to charge each evening. Also, this year we worked with PTA to get a new mural painted in our MPR. The mural has been completed, and our students and staff are very excited. Finally, this year we plan to have 8 after school programs to include, Science Buddies, Spanish Academy, Comic Creations, Lego Robotics, Art Apprentice, and Sports Camp. We feel that these programs will get students excited about learning and take them on new adventures.
In close, I again welcome you back. I look forward to seeing you in and around campus. I know I will have the chance to speak to many families and students at our many planned school events.
Best Wishes, Mr. Tavolazzi

Latest News:

RALPHS - Link or Relink your card for 15-16 School Year
Click here for: Ralphs Community Contributions -- Log in or Create an account link
SHOP at Ralphs to earn money for Caryn! Only 34 people are currently signed up for Ralphs Rewards. Caryn earned $468.14 from September 1 to November 30, 2015. Check to see if you are signed up. 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 14-15 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 9/1/15– 8/31/16 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! Turn them into your teacher 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. Next due date February 192016


Choir Mondays --Choir is held Mondays from 1:15 - 2:00. Choir is for students in grades 2 - 5.

Minimum Day Mondays

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

BAND - 5th Grade

5th Grade Band Begins
Tuesdays - Flute
Wednesdays - Clarinet
Thursdays - Saxophones
Fridays - Trombones and Trumpets

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 and shoes they can exercise in.

Caryn Child Care
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.

Upcoming Events


Cougar Council 2:45-4:00 PM. Tuesday, February 2 & 16.


Odyssey of the Mind practice - Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 PM


Science Buddies E3 After School Program - 3:00-4:00 PM.
February 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 2


Comic Creators E3 After School Program 3:-00-4:00 PM.
January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, and March 3

2/5 - 2/10/16

Valentine Grams Tags for sale. PTA will be selling Valentine Grams necklace tags. Students and parents can send them to their friends, teachers, and family. Valentine Grams will be delivered to students on Thursday, February 11.


Choir - 1:15-2:00 PM


NO PE today.


All Stars After School Academic Program - 3rd and 5th grade. 2:45-4:00 PM. February 9, 16, 23, and March 1, 8, 29, and April 5. (NO All Stars of March 15.)


Wacky Wednesday - Hero Day.


Field Trip - 3rd Grade - Knott's Berry Farm Gold Rush. 8:30 - 2:30. This field trip was rescheduled from December. Field Trip permission forms will be sent home. Please initial new date, and return the form to the teacher.


All Stars After School Academic Program - 4th grade. 2:45-4:00 PM. February 10, 17, 24, and March 2, 9, 30, and April 6. (NO All Stars on March 16.)


5th Grade Promotion Picture - 5th grade students will take a special picture with a promotion gown on Thursday, February 11. Please wear a solid color shirt under the gown. Order forms will come home soon.


GATE Art Apprentice - Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. February 11, 18, 25 and March 3, 10, and 17.


No School Friday, February 12- Lincoln's Birthday.


No School Monday, February 15- Presidents Day


Walk-a-thon - NEW DATE: Wednesday February 17 -- Don't forget to get pledges. *All donations received prior to 1/13/16 have been credited to students and will credit toward the 2/17/16 date.


Family Fun Night at Shakey's Pizza - Come have dinner with us at Shakey's on Foothill Blvd. just south of Victoria Gardens from 3:00-9:00 PM.


Box Tops for Education DUE -- Turn in all you Box Tops to your teacher for the final turn in date for the 2015-2016.


Cougar of the Month Assemblies - Friday, February 19
1st grade: 10:15 AM
2nd grade: 8:20 AM
3rd grade: 9:15 AM
4th grade: 1:15 PM
5th grade: 2:00 PM


End of 2nd Trimester


Report cards come home.


Family Night-Science Night at Caryn Elementary. Thursday, February 25 from 5:00-7:00 PM the Caryn PTA will be hosting a Family Science Night. Join us for an evening of science experiment fun!


Walk-a-thon prize winners with Pancakes with Mr. "T." Students who met the Walk-a-thon goals get to eat breakfast with the principal on Friday, February 26.


PTA will be selling popcorn after school.


Literature Week.


Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration -- Registration for the 2016-2017 school year begins on Wednesday, March 30 at 9:00 AM. Check the Caryn and Etiwanda School District websites for information about registration. Registration will be possibly going online.

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

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Last Modified: Tuesday, Feb. 02, 2016