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A display of Welcome Back Signs with stars and balloons sitting on the front lawn of the school.
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

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!

Learn More: 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.

Learn More: Running Club

Starts on Wednesday September 18th One of the many great programs we have here at Carlton is Running Club. Running Club takes place on the school track every Wednesday and Friday during lunch from 12:10-12:50pm, from mid-September until mid-May. It is a great and fun way to keep active and healthy! This program is open to morning Kindergarten and morning Transitional Kindergarten students, 1st – 5th graders, and Carlton staff. All students are automatically signed up and the program is free. Family members are welcome to join us as well!

For Tips: Picture Day

Friday, September 20th, All day Check your child's Thursday Envelopes for more information. It's likely to inspire a mix of emotions in parents everywhere. From excitement and nostalgia to overthinking outfits and worrying about forced smiles, you're probably feeling a bit all over the board as the day grows nearer. For Tips on Picture Day:

Learn More: Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday, September 24th thru Saturday, September 28th Tuesday, 2:45pm to 4:15pm; Wednesday, 1:30pm to 3:OOpm; Thursday, 11:00am to 1:00pm During LUNCH WITH A LOVED ONE; Friday, 2:30pm to 3:30pm; Saturday, 10:00a, to 3:00pm during the WALK-A-THON You can also support our school by purchasing books online. Shop more dates, 24 hours a day! Order books for all ages and grades. Enjoy a larger, expanded selection. Shop school, classroom, and student wish lists!

Learn More: Carlton Walk-a-Thon

Saturday, September 28th Don’t miss Carlton’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Bring the whole family and join us for a SUPER fun day with your Carlton friends to raise money for the school. Games, Prizes, Food, Music, & much more! Look for the orange flyers that are coming home in the Thursday envelopes for more information.

View Here: 2019-2020 School Calendar

School is closed for Students and Staff on Monday, November 11th for Veteran's Day. Veterans Day, a U.S. federal holiday, is a time to honor and thank those who are serving or have served in the military and are still with us.

Learn More: Day On The Bay

Sunday, October 13th 10:00am to 3:00pm Alviso Marina County Park Featuring Bike to the Bay FREE Health Resource Fair-Kayak Rides-Hamburgers and Veggieburgers-Pumpkins for Kids-Entertainment-Bike to the Bay *This is not a Union School Sponsored Event

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.

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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:

View Here: 2019-2020 Grade Level Supply List

List includes Transitional Kindergarten thru Fifth Grade. Please send your supplies to school as soon as possible. Remember, we use a lot of these materials to keep our classroom clean and healthy. This is beneficial to all of us!

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

Learn More: Carlton Cafe School Menu

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.

Lost and Found

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. Items left at the end of the school year will be donated. Last day to collect is June 12th, 2019.

Learn More: 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.

Login: My School Anywhere

Login Into Your CHSC Directory and Store Account Here:

Enrollment: Birthday Book Club

The Birthday Book Club is a year round Carlton Home & School Club fundraiser supporting the School Library and enrichment programs.

Read More: 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.
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Book Fair

Date: 9/24/2019
Time: 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Book Fair

Date: 9/25/2019
Time: 1:30 PM – 3 PM
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