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5140 Country Lane
San Jose, CA 95129
Help Us Clean Up the Lost & Found
NEW LOST & FOUND POLICY
At the end of the day, every Friday, all clothes that have not been claimed and do not have a name on the tag will be donated that afternoon. We encourage you to make sure your child's name is on their jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters and to have them check for missing items on a daily basis.
Technology is an integral part of our students’ lives. We want to ensure that students know how use technology wisely and as an essential tool in a rapidly changing digital world. The District’s Technology Committee has selected three topics under digital citizenship that are important for our students to understand: cyberbullying, internet safety, and protecting their digital footprint. The District’s Technology Committee is in the process of selecting age appropriate lessons, by Common Sense Media, for each grade level that will be delivered by their classroom teacher. Students already learned about cyberbullying in
October and the other topics are scheduled for January and Spring. You can learn more about Common Sense Media and ways to discuss this topic with your family at https://www.commonsensemedia.org/.
CASSY Presentation by Jessica Peters - Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids
Did you miss the presentation by Jessica Peters at our Home & School Club Meeting: Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids?
Ebooks are Coming to Moreland!
EBooks are digital versions of print books from a broad range of subject areas and topics. Ebook databases will allow an unlimited number of users to access nonfiction and fiction materials on their computer to supplement our library collection. Moreland is excited to announce that beginning February 1st through March 31st, Moreland School District students, staff, and families will have an opportunity to pilot ebook databases. You can access the databases on any device with internet access. In order to ensure a successful trial, we are encouraging all students, staff and families to participate in exploring these materials during February and March. You will find access to these databases on the Moreland library homepage at library.moreland.org. After you use any of these databases, please provide your feedback by completing the survey that is located next to the database links. We are looking forward to offering this new service and appreciate your support and input.
International Fair 2016
May 6 4:30-6:30pm
Come showcase your country of descent at the International Fair. This event gives the school community a chance to celebrate its cultural diversity. You may participate by bringing your favorite dish from your home country (may be store bought), display artifacts on a country table, or perform a fashion show or cultural program. It is also a fun way to meet other parents from your home country. Everyone is encouraged to wear traditional costumes and enjoy an evening of fun, food, music and culture.
There will be 4 informational meetings held in the Staff Room:
If you'd like to participate, please attend one or more of these meetings and/or click here to see the flyer and form to fill out and submit to the office.
Scholastic Book Fair May 5-11
Spring Scholastic Book Fair
May 5 - May 11
The book fair is a great time to stock up for summer reading and get gifts for moms, dads, grads, and teachers while benefiting our Home & School Club and library. Shop weekdays Thurs – Tues during lunch and after school, and Wed during lunch. Special hours during our International Fair on Friday May 11: open until 6:00 pm.
We need volunteers to set up, cashier, and break down the book fair! Sign up at http://countrylane.ivolunteer.com/bookfair_003
Can’t make it? Shop online: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/countrylaneelementaryschool2 Purchases are shipped free to Country Lane!
Moreland on the Run - May 21st
Location: Easterbrook Discovery School , 4835 Doyle Road San Jose CA-95129
Races: 9:00 am Mr. Hansen Tribute Run (approx. 1.5 miles)
Awards: Given to top three male and female age group winners
Register Online at: http://mefhome.corecommerce.com/Moreland-on-the-Run
MEASURE G INFORMATION - JUNE 7 VOTE
Measure G Information
Measure G is a local parcel tax measure (Moreland School District only) on theJune 7, 2016 ballot seeking voter authorization of a parcel tax of $142 dollars per year/per parcel for 8 yrs. to fund maintaining outstanding core academic programs in reading, writing, math, and science, retaining highly qualified and experienced teachers, maintaining small class sizes, and preparing students for success in high school and beyond.
All voters living within the jurisdiction of the Moreland School District registered to vote by May 23rd will be eligible to vote on Measure G.
Measure G highlights:
Continue funding for core programs in math, science, technology, arts and reading
Help attract and retain high quality teachers
Provide funds for innovative science education programs
Keep school libraries open
Maintain smaller class sizes in kindergarten through 8th grade
Maintain funding for integrated classroom technology
Measure G Facts:
· By law, ALL Measure G funds STAY LOCAL dedicated to Moreland schools ONLY.
· The State CANNOT take Measure G funding away.
· NO funds are allowed for administrators' salaries.
· Independent Citizens' Oversight and mandatory audits will ensure funds are spent properly.
SBAC Testing Schedule
Monday, April 18 begins our Country Lane SBAC testing schedule for 3rd through 5th grade students. In order to ensure the most optimal testing conditions for all, students who are tardy to school during this time will remain in the office until their classes testing is complete. Please refer to the specific dates for your child's grade level on the Country Lane website. Testing blocks are between 8:15 and 12:00 each day. Thank you in advance for getting your child to school on time, with a healthy breakfast in their system and a good night's sleep to keep them going.
Monday, April 18 - Monday, April 25 8:15 - noon
Wednesday, April 27 - Wednesday, May 4 8:15 - noon
Friday, May 6 - Friday, May 13 8:15 - noon
Planning Ahead for 2016-17 With Letters of Request
If you feel that your child needs a certain type of teacher, you may submit a letter of request. You may NOT indicate a specific teacher, but you may detail the type of support your child needs to be successful. These letters can be submitted between April 24, and May 24 ONLY. Letters will not be accepted after May 24. Please note that submitting a letter does not guarantee your request, but will allow us to better place your child.
Leadership Opportunities for Middle School Students
The City of Campbell has recently developed the Campbell Youth Commission. The Campbell Youth Commission is a joint effort project which includes partnership with the City of Campbell, Santa Clara County Library District, Campbell Union School District, Moreland School District and, Campbell Union High School District. Youth Commissioners should be Campbell residents during the 2016-2017 school year and enrolled in grades 7 through 12. Those appointed to the commission will serve a one year term; September through May. The commissioners will be individuals who can contribute different elements to the group and together make a cohesive youth commission. Applications are available now and due by4:30 pm on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 to the Campbell Community Center at 1 West Campbell Avenue, #C-31. Questions about the commission and application process should be directed to Jenny Bybee, Recreation Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-866-2104.
What are Your Enrollment Plans for 2016-2017?
LET US KNOW!
If you have a child currently enrolled at Country Lane, we need to know:
Please take the time to take our very short survey online to help us plan for next year (while saving paper). Please complete one survey per family. If you need to amend what you've submitted, please contact the Office at email@example.com or 408-874-3401. The link to take the survey is http://goo.gl/forms/Qx5Z073Fsr
Spring After School Enrichment Classes Starting April 18
The next session of Enrichment Classes after school will be running 04/18 – 05/27. Here are a list of classes that will be available. Click here to see the flyers. You may also click on each class to go directly to the vendor website and register. They are also available in the Office.
Clap Arts - CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT
ENROLLMENT INFORMATION FOR 2016-2017
It is time to enroll for the 2016-17 school year!
Registration packets are now available online at www.moreland.org. Click here to download forms in English or click here for Spanish. Paper copies are also available at the Enrollment Center. Enrollment began on March 1st.
If you would like your child to attend Country Lane and you live in the Moreland School District, but do not live in the Country Lane attendance area, the Transfer Request period will be March 1-31. This applies for any families wanting to attend a school within the district other than their home school. Pick up transfer request forms at the District Enrollment Center.
See Unsafe Driving?? Report it!!
According to the SJPD - traffic complaints are addressed through the School and Neighborhood Enforcement program (SNE). Enforcement operations are based on the number of complaints the Traffic Enforcement Unit receives, and the danger the conditions create for the residents and the schools. A Traffic Enforcement Request Form may be submitted when a resident, school official or business owner feels there is a chronic traffic problem. This form may be completed and submitted online. Please be specific in regard to the day(s) of the week, times and locations the violations are occurring in order to fully address the issue.
Enforcement is rotated on a quarterly basis, and members of the community are encouraged to continue to lodge requests, so please spread the word! The link to the Traffic Enforcement Request Form is https://www.sjpd.org/_forms/TEU_Request_Form.asp
Please help us keep our students safe!! There have been too many close calls due to excessive speed and unsafe or distracted driving practices. Drive safely, and if you see a chronic issue, please request traffic enforcement.
Moreland Calendars for 2015-16 and 2016-17 School Years
Check out our NEW ONLINE SCRIP Program and our STAFF SCRIP WISH LIST
Click here to learn more about the NEW ONLINE SCRIP program and EASY ways to earn extra money for Country Lane!
Click here to see our Scrip Order Form (updated 03/25/2016)
Click here to see our Staff Scrip Wish List.
Win Free Scrip cards! April 13 - May 20
Wednesday Envelope Information
eSCRIP Shopping Earns dollars for Country Lane
Do you like to shop online? Families that shop through the eScrip Online Mall can easily earn hundreds of dollars for our school.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Enroll with www.escrip.com
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Come Work With Kids!
If you’re passionate about helping students develop a love of learning and want to work in a supportive community of educators, we’d love to talk to you. Please stop by the district office or apply on EdJoin.org. For substitute teacher questions, please contact Alisa Johnson at 408-874-2910. For questions on other positions, contact Judy Ross at 408-874-2944.
Like us on Facebook!
Country Lane families: Are you on Facebook? Be sure to "like" our fanpage for updates and information throughout the school year: Country Lane Home & School Club on Facebook
ELAC IS FOR EVERYONE
ELAC is for Everyone!
Country Lane’s ELAC, the English Learner Advisory Committee, is not just for parents or guardians of English learners…it is for everyone!
Although we provide information about English learners (how they are tested by the state, what services we provide them at school, and strategies for parents, etc.), we also have different guest speakers that are fun and informative. At our March meeting, a representative from Project Cornerstone spoke to parents and gave recommendations on how parents can help their children cope with bullying.
*Please complete the survey found at http://goo.gl/forms/PLqAMJFP3I to let us know what topics you’d like to see covered at ELAC meetings this year. Meetings will be held at 8:20 AM on the following Tuesdays in the Country Lane Staff Room:
If you would like to attend an ELAC meeting and need a translator, please advise Mrs. Chelsea Armann, the Assistant Principal, as soon as possible. You may contact her through your child’s teacher, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Mrs. Armann directly at (408) 874-3406.