• January 14, 2015

    Dear CT Parents,


    Carino’s Corner

    A. First up - Friday is an all District Pajama Day. Should be a mighty fun day and a good photo-opp day. Please encourage pjs we want all to participate. 


    B. Play Yard Supervisors needed. This week I have been walking around both schools at lunch keeping an eye on all the fun happening in the yard. Thinking again on how wonderful it would be for both our students and our parents if we had more parents supervising the play yards.


    So, I am launching a recruiting effort for fun visors for both campuses. Fun visors are parents and/or college students who are interested in just hanging out having fun with students during lunch (11:50 – 12:25, Loma, 12:08 – 12:45 CTE). Very simple activities engage and provide focus for many different student interests.   Sean Niemen plays football in the gym with the middle school students.   Coach Patino has organized a football league with a very active group of fourth and fifth grade students. Stacy Blasi will bring out games at lunch when she can. A couple of students come into my office at lunch to play chess. Other students have shown an interest in starting an ecology / science club and are seeking an adult supervisor.   There are many different fun interests with students, crafting, hula hoop fun, game clubs, reading/book clubs, gardening clubs so much to do and so beneficial.


    We are also seeking regular yard duty moms and/or dads to just walk the campus let students know that there is a trusted adult they can go to when they experience trouble or a conflict.   I actually find spending time on both play yards to be quite enjoyable and entertaining. Time spent in the out of doors surrounded by our beautiful setting and among happy students at play is very uplifting. Hope there are some of you who will really consider offering your time during the lunch hour.

    We do provide small compensation for our regular yard duty. 


    Don’t hesitate to seek more info:

    I would like to invite all of you reading this message to call me or attend a Lunchtime Supervisor Meeting on Wednesday, January 28 at 6:30 PM.


    This week’s Top Ten – Sights From the Play Yard:


    1.     Creative jump rope games;

    2.     Students playing flag football;

    3.      Two girls sitting beneath the bleachers in close conversation while other small groups of students choose to walk and talk doing laps around the track;

    4.     The fourth graders engaged in a complex game of tag and managing not to get into any disgruntled disagreements for the entire length of recess. Wow; 

    5.     Both play structures filled with kids, climbing, sliding, ducking and swinging;

    6.     Sand glorious sand being molded and shaped into cakes, islands, forts and pits.   Sometimes its tossed, but that is a no-no.

    7.     Middle school kids tossing the football

    8.     Boys and girls engaged in a game of four Square

    9.      The latest version of tag at middle school – “Cup Tag’’ if you are hit by the cup flung in your direction, you’re it. Hitting the next guy will require strategy, but it can be done; 

    10. Students on the run with smiles on their faces. Just watching lightens my step because their energy is infectious.


    LGHS Parent Visitation Day is scheduled for 1-30-15


    Parents of eighth graders who will attend Los Gatos High School this fall can tour the school on Jan 30, with tours scheduled for 8:15, 8:45 and 10:15 am and 12:30 pm 


    Guides will be in the school's main hall 15 minutes before each tour.  Access to the main hall is through the doors on the left side of the high school's main building at 20 High School Court


    In addition to seeing the school's facilities, parents will be able to observe some classes in session. 


    Please note:  Parking has been impacted by the construction on the front lawn.  Parents are encouraged to ride share or walk to campus. 


    Please call 408-395-5548 with any questions.


    Lost & Found last day to claim stuff is this Friday 1-16-15!!

    Parent’s the CT lost & found is HUGE and overflowing! Please come claim your student’s water bottles, lunch bags, coats, sweatshirts, etc. before we donate them on Jan. 19 to the Happy Dragon in Los Gatos, for those of you who don’t know the Happy Dragon they support EMQ students in Santa Clara Valley.



    Need a 2015 Calendar?? We still have plenty of Mr. English 2015 calendars get yours now! Calendar sales support our 8th grade Washington DC scholarship fund. So help a student go to Washington plus get a fun calendar with important dates on it. Purchase your calendar from the CT office for only $15.


    CT Play

    Are You Ready to Step Thru the Wardrobe?

    For the past few months, zombies and unicorns have been singing, dancing and now do epic battle in Narnia, the Musical-Flyers attached!

    Get tickets now to this amazing show featuring CT Students. February 6-8th at Loma Prieta Community Center for tickets go to www.theatreinthemountains.org/box-office


    Wild Times @ CTE

    Early Release EVERY Wednesday @ 1:30 pm


    Upcoming Events

    1/16/15 End of Quarter 2

    NO SCHOOL Monday & Tuesday Jan 19 & 20, 2015 for

    Martin Luther King Day & Teacher in service day

    1/30/15 Q2 Recognition Assembly & report cards hand carried home by students.

    2/6/15 Narnia Opening Night 7pm

    2/7/15 Narnia matinee 1pm & evening performance 7pm

    2/8/15 Narnia matinee 1pm

    2/13/15 Inflatable Fun Night in the Gym 7-9 pm

    2/16/15 through 2/20/15 NO SCHOOL-Feb Break