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child sitting in a chair by a table with a laptop and listening to a video from her teacher

 Student's reaction to watching Mrs. Blaylock's Good Morning Song Video she sent to welcome her students to online school.

Students  walking down the stairs beside the bleacher at Levi Stadium to the playing field.

A beautiful day at Levi’s Stadium ... an outstanding field trip for Second Grade!  Thank you

Several students sitting at tables in a classroom making valentines out of paper, markers, etc.

Mrs. Aoto’s  First Graders and Mrs. Gabriel’s 5th Graders pair up to make Valentines together. 

Several children sitting at their desks working on chromebooks.

Second Grade Teacher, Miss LaBarbera is using Google Classroom for our first research project in reading groups! 

A teacher standing with children sitting on chairs for a spelling bee contest while other students are sitting and watching.

Inaugural Geography Bee at Carlton. Thank you to rock star,  Mrs. Gabriel for taking this on and bringing this to life. Great job to all the contestants! 

Students sitting on the carpet and playing board games inside their classrooms.


In Mrs. Olvera Classroom it's Global School Play Day. Good Old Fashioned Play. Sharing, taking turns, cleaning up... All very valuable lessons!

Children seating at whiteboard tables with many books and writing down information on paper from the books.

In Mrs. Chia's Second Grade Class we are studying non-fiction author Gail Gibbons! Students go on an informative text features hunt in Writers Workshop. Students are excited to apply these features in their own informative writing pieces! 

Lady instructing students about California while the students are wearing hats of different types in a room with California Flags.

4th graders are all dressed to “Walk Through California” and participate in an interactive social studies assembly. 

Several photos showing students in their classroom construction things out of cardboard.

Best part of Caines Arcade Cardboard Challenge ... inviting others to come and play!

A lady reaching for a cardboard box from a pile of cardboard boxes.

Mrs. Cline preparing for our Smart ReStart after our  Winter Break!  A great way to start the New Year.

An adult and child making mosaics out of natural gifts of nature at a table outside by the school's garden.

In the Gardening Club making seed mosaics at lunch! What a wonderful way to enjoy the gifts of nature! 

Our Amazing Staff!

Many Children standing with their teacher on a grass lawn throwing leaves up in the air!

Kindergartners Gather Fall Leaves With Mrs. Borello!

Inspiring Author, Samantha Vamos visits our 1st - 3rd Grades.  It took her nine years to write,  THE PINATA THAT THE FARM MAIDEN HUNG and revised it twenty times.

Two boys standing next to a whiteboard writing  math equations.

Oh YEAH! Mr. Ahn's 4th Grade Students Love 360 Math !

Three students sitting at desks looking at the TV learning about Fossils.

Miss Baker third grade class sets the culture for science class. Students learn about fossils in a Mystery Doug science lesson.

Students sitting with their teacher on a alphabet carpet unlocking padlocks.

Transitional Kindergarten Start The Day With Creativity. 

5th Graders In Mrs. Gabriel’s Class Write Personal Narrative Stories That Help The Reader Feel What The Writer Is Feeling.

Two students sitting each in a chair with paper hats of leaves holding each other.

In Miss Yadegar's Classroom...Chicka Boom hats and friendship!  What a great way to end week 4 of school!

Kindness rocks at Carlton!

Mrs. Blaylock’s Transitional Kindergarten students engaged in learning centers. 

Four students drawing with chalk on the black top under the solar panels during recess.

Lunch Time At Carlton!

A teacher sitting at her desk taking roll of her students.

Our Second Grade Teacher, Mrs. Powell taking attendance and wishing her students a Good Morning!

Parents, Students and Staff gathering in front of the Media Center Building on the lawn for a ice cream social.

Got ice cream? We do! Thanks to the Carlton HSC! What a fun way to begin a new school year! 
Back to School Ice Cream Social

A display of Welcome Back Signs with stars and balloons sitting on the front lawn of the school.
Several ladies grouped together holding up Math Papers.

So much great information on Eureka Math!  

Lady is standing in front of a group of people teaching and using a TV for her presentation.

Mary Katayama shares the commitment of the educators in their continued support of a strong school community. 

Two Ladies Sitting In Chairs Next To A Desk Eating Food

We are so lucky to have these two mentors, Susan Lavelle and Linda Cline sharing about Writer’s Workshop!

April 1, 2020 | Community Update

Dear Union School District Community, These past few weeks I have been uplifted by the emails and social media postings of teachers, parents and principals. It is uplifting to see our community galvanized around supporting one another and ensuring that our children are being nurtured in a positive environment. Click the Headline above to continue reading.

Free Breakfast and Lunch for anyone 18 years or younger

During school closures, free breakfast and lunch will be provided as a curbside pickup service at Dartmouth Middle School (5575 Dartmouth Drive) for anyone 18 years or younger. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday | 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Carlton Avenue Times

March 30, 2020 Our newsletter from our Principal, Mary Katayama. Please click on the above Headline to read.

@Home Learning

Visit the @Home Learning page for resources and learning links. Here you will find: Getting Started Learning at Home, Food Services, COVID-19 Info, Tech Support, and other Resources. Click the above headline to visit.

Free Grocery Market

Free healthy grocery market for the community, students and staff! All are Welcomed. Come and get the food and nutrition you need for you and your family. Branham High School 1570 Branham Lane 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Message from Mary Katayama, Principal

Hello Carlton Families, I hope you and your children are doing well. Thank you for all that you are doing to help your children, during this time of change and uncertainty. Please know that we will continue to do what we can to support your children, especially with at home learning. I have created a short video for your children in hopes that it will help to see a familiar face. Click on the Headline Above or copy the URL into your browser:

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School Office

CURRENTLY CLOSED 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

2020-2021 School Registration

Year opens on Monday, February 3rd. Our TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT is on Thursday, January 30th at 6:00pm in the Multi Purpose Building/Cafeteria on campus. Click on the above Headline 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. Click on the above Headline to read.

Carlton Safe Routes to School Overview

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) was created to provide resources to cities, school, and communities to help them encourage more walking and biking to school everyday. SRTS is primarily funded through the Home and School Club and is promoted through various activities during the year to build a safer, healthier community for our students and families. Click on the above Headline to read.

2019-2020 School Calendar

School is CLOSED for Students and Staff on Monday, April 6th to Friday, April 10th for Spring Break.

Superintendent's Monthly Message

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

Carlton School's Basket Bingo Night

Upon recommendation from the Union School District and our Principal the CHSC is cancelling our March 20th Basket Bingo Night Event until further notice.

Carlton Cafe School Menu

CURRENTLY CLOSED Sodexo delivers healthy and delicious school meals based on the USDA’s nutrition guidelines so that students are engaged and ready to learn in school. All meals include a variety of fresh fruit and vegetable choices, and a variety of chilled non-fat or low-fat milk. Breakfast is not available. Click on the Headline to read.

Lost and Found

CURRENTLY CLOSED Has your child lost a lunch box? Their jacket or water bottle? In an attempt to make it easier for children to find their lost items, the Lost and Found area is located between the School Office and Multi Purpose Building.

2019-2020 Grade Level Supply List

List includes Transitional Kindergarten thru Fifth Grade. Remember, we use a lot of these materials to keep our classroom clean and healthy. This is beneficial to all of us! Click on the above Headline to read.

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. Click on the above Headline to read.

Annual LCAP Update for 2019-20

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. Click on the Headline above to read.

Carlton Spirit Wear

Show your pride in your school and your community. School Spirit Days are on Wednesdays. Wearing school apparel on Field Trips makes it easy to quickly identify who is in your group and not lose track of anyone! To order click on the Headline above to order.
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