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Mrs. Lee Davis's Fourth Grade Students Enjoying Our Annual Bike Rodeo!!!  

Learning Safety Rules About Riding Bikes To School.

Parents standing in front of a school bus to send off their students to Science Camp in front of our school

5th Grades Off To Walden West Science Camp

Student sitting at a desk and drawing a tree with a crayon.

 Last Week, In Miss Yadegar's Classroom,  We learned about Autumn. This week, we’re continuing our learning and taking notes along the way! A little bit every day can go along way. 

Several adults sitting in a chair at the District Office Board Room talking about the Constitution.

Recognizing Mrs. Fox for her heart & dedication to our school and students ... And for all the work behind-the-scenes on Constitution Day!

A giant green balloon with a monkey in the middle of our school running field

Walk on the Wild Side   September 29th  Our Biggest Fund Raiser of the Year!

Classroom projects building Native American Homes out of cardboard, dried grass, colored paper, rocks, tape,dirt and etc.

STEAM Project in Mr. Phillips' 5th Grade Class on Native American Shelters.  Turned Out Amazing!

a teacher and two students sitting at a table reading together while the teacher is guiding

Students Reading While Ms. LaBarbera's 2nd Grade Students Lean in During Guided Reading Time. 

Several pictures grouped together to show our picnic on the front lawn of the school with a loved one.

Lunch With A Loved One!

Several Students inside the Maker Space Building standing at tables and planting with dirt and seeds.

Busy 2nd Graders Inside and Outside of the Makerspace with Mrs. Chia, STEAM ToSA, this Afternoon.  Planting and Designing Unique Grass Heads with Mrs. Beam, Mrs. Powell and  Ms. LaBarbera.

5th grade students sitting on the floor and listening to a man speak about Walden West Camp in the Media Center

Walden West visits 5th Grades to get us ready for camp in October 15th to 18th!

Students sitting on a rainbow carpet listening to a story from the librarian

Miss Baker's Third Grade Students Having Their First Library Session with Mrs. Montazeri! 

Celebrating International Dot Day on the September 15ish.  Lots of dots with designs made by our students on black paper

International Dot Day!  September 15ish.  All Of The Students Made Their Own Dot to... 

Celebrate Creativity, Courage and Collaboration!

Carlton Students standing on our campust in front of the American Flag and saluting and reciting the pledge of allegiance.

Constitution Day...Monday September 17th...The Entire School Recited The Pledge of Allegiance and Listed to The National Anthem. 

Student sitting at a round table in TK learning to count to 10 with a chart and  plastic bats.

Mrs. Blaylock's Transitional Kindergarten Students... Hands On Learning!  

We Teachers Have The Best Job Ever! 

Children sitting in a classroom on a carpet looking at a TV and listening to the message our Principal is sharing with the school

In Summer Aupperle's First Grade Class... 
Morning Message From Mrs. Katayama, Principal, About Rules And Being Kind. 

A Wall Graphing Chart of Apples done on the wall with sticky notes, Red or Green Apples, Sour or Sweet Apples?

In Miss Baker's Third Grade, We tasted and graphed our favorite apples! We learned about sour and sweet, and why some apples are red and some are green. 

White Paper with instructions on how to make chipboard hoppers

Mystery Science Lesson On Force, Went 
Well In Mrs. Almario's Third Grade Class!  

We made Chipboard Hoppers!

So Sad That I Couldn't Catch

 The Video Of It Hopping.

 But It Was Very Cool. 

Students sitting on floor in a classroom talking about music with their teacher.

In Miss LaBarbera's Second Grade Class... 

We Are Super Excited About Our First Music Class! 

Peer editing in Mrs. Rose's and Mrs. Hendrick's Third Grade Class!

child with brown and blonde hair wearing headphones sitting at a desk using a chromebook

Mrs. Almario's Third Grades Using EduProtocols Quizizz To Review What We're Learning In Math! 

Several children and parent volunteer dressed in safari clothes and wearing masks of wild animals standing on a stage

Getting So Excited About The Walk On The Wild Side Walkathon On... 

Saturday, September 29th!

Mrs. Aupperle's First Grade Writers Doing An Excellent Job Concentrating During Writer’s Workshop! 

Great design thinking going on in Mrs. Davis's Fourth Grade Classroom!  Ss designing robots to battle each other! Design, test and redesign!

5 rows of paper made chains in bright colors lined up next to each other

Miss Baker's Student's in 3rd Grade...STEAM challenge! 

How can you make the longest chain out of one piece of paper? 

So much fun with math!! 

1st Grade students subitizing with Mrs. Aoto!

Children playing with blocks and plastic frogs on a carpet in the classroom

When we play... we learn! Exploring and building with shapes, sorting and counting objects, building friendships, practicing writing and sharpening our fine motor skills in Mrs. Hernandez's Kindergarten Classroom!

A drone photo of children playing on a blacktop playground with the word CARLTON wrote in Chalk with colorful pawprints

A perfect start to the 2018-19 school year!

Beautiful afternoon to take Dash outside for Block Coding Mrs. Rose's 3rd Graders ! 

Teacher seating in a chair instructing several children sitting on the floor an listening

Third grade loves Mrs. Cline!  Thanks for showing us FlipGrid . 

Two posters done in crayon and one says love and the other says hugs

Ms. Powell’s class learned about inference through the story, Lion vs. Rabbit by Alex Latimer. Students then made a positive word creation. Thanks for the recommendation, Mrs. Lavelle! 

Register for Parent Workshops

Parent Project Jr. with CCSS Literacy/Mathematics Support a Parent Workshop Series for Parents of Children TK to 5th Grade. Location: Carlton Avenue Staff Room. When: October 24, 31, November 7, 14, December 5, 12, 19. Time: 8:30am to 9:50am

Principal's Coffee

Stay tuned for the next one. All parents/guardians are invited to have coffee with Mrs. Katayama, the principal, to ask questions and share ideas about our school. Please join her in the staff meeting room.

Carlton Avenue Times

October 16, 2018 Our Principal, Mary Katayama, writes about new news that is happening here at Carlton Avenue School.

Chef's Night Out

Stay tuned in for the next one. Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Carlton Avenue School’s Home and School Club.

Family Night

Tuesday, October 23 No Homework will be assigned on this day! The goal is to encourage family gatherings, family dinners or going out together — anything geared around family.

Halloween Parade

Wednesday, October 31st 1st to 5th graders will have a parade at 8:30 am on the intermediate blacktop. Transitional-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students will will have a parade at 10:50 am on the primary blacktop. Students may wear their costumes to school and keep them on all day.

SOCKTOBER is here!

We have joined SOCKTOBER this year! Drop off new socks or toiletries in the bins at the front of the school to help those in need. Thanks to our Respect-Respect Team for organizing this kind event for the homeless.

Superintendent's Monthly Message

Each month our Superintendent, Denise Coleman sends out messages to our community, updating you about happenings from around the district

Enrollment: Birthday Book Club

We are excited to announce the re-introduction of the Carlton Avenue School Birthday Book Club! The Birthday Book Club is a year round Carlton Home & School Club fundraiser supporting the School Library and enrichment programs.

Have you signed up on

To receive important reminders, updates or announcements from our school through, please sign up. Using your cell phone, text the message @carltonave to 81010 .Or you can open your web browser on your smartphone and go to the following link:

2018-2019 Grade Level Supply List

Supplies should be brought to your child's classroom during the first week of school. Thank you for helping with your classroom’s needs! Receiving any of these donated supplies is greatly appreciated. Please donate whatever you feel financially comfortable with providing! We are thankful for anything and all.

To Read: Carlton Avenue School Handbook

Welcome to the Carlton Avenue School Handbook, the official handbook providing parents/guardians, students, and community with campus resources, an overview of student life and Elementary School procedures.

To Order: Carlton Spirit Wear

Pick up an item or two to show your Carlton spirit! Red shirts for your child to wear on Spirit Wednesdays! A sweatshirt to keep you warm! A hat is perfect for those morning drop offs when you don’t want to do your hair! A coffee mug to drink that cup of joe in the morning! A tote bag for your kindergartner or to take to the library!

2018-2019 School Calendar

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, our Board of Trustees approved our 2018-2019 Union School District School Calendar and Student Calendar. A reminder that School Registration starts Thursday, February 1, 2018.

School Office

We open at 7:30AM and close at 4:00PM. 2421 Carlton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124 Phone: 408-356-1141 Fax: 408-356-5993

Community Meeting for Proposed Development in USD

Dear USD Staff and Families, I hope that you are having a wonderful summer break with time for fun with family and friends. As many of you may be aware, we are pursuing leasing the land next to the district office, the old corporation yard, in an effort to increase revenues for our district. Belmont Village Senior Living has submitted a proposal to develop the land into an assisted living facility for seniors.

Annual Update to the 2017-2020 LCAP Plan

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and its local accountability counterpart, the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) were implemented with the idea that California must do a better job for its underperforming students, who in fact make up a sizable portion of the state’s school-age population.

Board Highlights

Board of Trustees business is conducted at public meetings in the Board Room of the Union School District Administrative Office, 5175 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124.

Amazon Associates Program

If you shop a lot with Amazon, you can make sure that Carlton earns cash back for your purchases.
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