Guadalupe Gazette

October 2017

Thank you Measure J supporters for our new Makerspace

Check out the time-lapse video from last Friday's Makerspace installation! Video credit to Ray Watson from our amazing technology services department.

Principal's Coffee and Guadalupe Home and School Club Joint Meeting

Please join us this Friday at 8:30 AM for a joint Principal's Coffee and Home and School Club meeting. We know many of our families may find it hard to make it out to a Home and School Club meeting on Wednesday evenings, so this year we are trying to offer meetings at different times. Please join us this Friday to get updates from the principal and our Home and School Club Board.

Eureka Math Support at Home

Just a reminder that our district has a website set up to help you and your students at home with our Eureka Math Program. There are a number of resources available to you like module guides, videos for every lesson, and copies of the homework. Make sure you bookmark this page. Click on this link to visit the site.

Gold Cards for following your ROARS!

Your student may have come home sometime in the past month or so and said, "I got a Gold Card today!" Gold Cards are part of our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System). When students are caught doing something that shows Responsibility, Ownership, Acceptance, Respect, or Safety (ROARS) they can be rewarded with a Gold Card. Gold Cards are deposited in a box in the office and once a month we draw two names at each grade level. Those students are invited to a pizza lunch with the principal where we eat and play games. We love to see how happy our students get when they are caught doing something good.

Halloween Parade

Our annual Halloween Parade is scheduled for 1:00 PM on October 31st. Students can bring their costumes to school and change into them during lunch recess. Since we are an elementary school, we ask that costumes be school appropriate. Please remind your students to adhere to the following guidelines.

  1. No gory or violent costumes
  2. No fake weapons
  3. They must follow school rules for modesty
  4. Masks can only be worn during the parade and if they are deemed excessively scary, students may be asked to remove them
  5. Any student may be asked to alter or remove their costume if any part is deemed inappropriate.

Rock The Walk Fall 2017

Are you ready to ROCK???

This year, School of Rock is coming back to help us Rock the Walk at Guadalupe's Annual Walkathon. There will be live music, games, and an instrument petting zoo again.

All money raised from the Walkathon goes to pay for our Recess 101 and Starting Arts classes for every student.

Who: All students and teachers

When: November 3rd

Where: Guadalupe's Track

Get EXCITED for our Pep Rally on October 20th to kick off our BIGGEST fundraiser of the school year. Stay tuned for more information to come!

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please email

Thank you to San Jose's School of Rock for sponsoring this year's Rock-the-Walk!

New Logo and Spirit Wear coming soon

We are lucky to have so many talented parents at our school. This summer, one of our parents produced a number of designs to be considered for our new school logo and spirit wear. Students will be voting on which one they would like and an announcement will come out later this week. Check out the options.
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District English Learners Advisory Committee Meeting

DELAC is an important advisory committee of parents of English Language Learner (ELL) students from Union School District elementary and middle schools. The District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) meets 5 times per year with Union School District representatives, to discuss issues related to English Learners, such as:

  • EL student achievement
  • CELDT testing and reclassification criteria
  • District programs and services
  • The importance of school attendance
  • Parent education classes and involvement
  • The annual EL parent survey and needs assessment

Parents are also, given the opportunity to provide valuable input on the District's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) as it pertains to ELL programs and services.

The first meeting will be on November 29, 2017 from 5:00-6:30 PM at the

Union School District office at 5175 Union Ave. San Jose CA 95124

Future meetings will be held at one of the school sites and flyers will be posted at the schools with the date, location, and time. To learn more about DELAC, visit the district English Learner webpage:

Upcoming Events: Put these on your calendar

10/9: USD Board Meeting

10/13: Principal’s Coffee, Home and School Club Meeting, Principal’s Gold Card Lunch

10/13: Student Council Elections

10/16: School Site Council

10/27: Picture Make-Ups

10/31: Halloween Parade 1:00 PM

11/9: No School: Staff Development

11/10: No School: Veteran's Day

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Ice Cream Social Thank You

A big thank you to D.W.R. Construction for sponsoring our Ice Cream Social this year. We would also like to thank our event chair and all the volunteers who made our first event this year a huge success.

Yearbook Ordering now available

Pre-Order your Yearbook today. Personalization is free until October 31st!

To order:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Order Yearbook at the top
  3. Choose your city and school from the dropdown list and follow the directions
  4. Our password is "grizzly"
  5. Use the free personalization coupon code "1031"
  6. Submit your order

Chef's Night Out: Chipotle

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the Guadalupe Home and School Club. Come to the Chipotle at 1110 Blossom Hill Road in San Jose on Thursday, October 26th between the hours of 4:00-8:00 PM. Bring in the attached flyer or show it on your smartphone and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Guadalupe Home and School Club. Click here for the flyer.


We are collecting Boxtops now through October 27th. The class that collects the most boxtops wins a Donut Party. Click here to see the flyer.

After School Movie

After School Movie

(1st – 5th grades only)

Thursday, November 16th (parent/teacher conference week)

1:15pm - 3:15pm in the school cafeteria

$15 fee includes a snack & drink & 2 hours of childcare!

Secure your child’s spot today!

Login to My School Anywhere and select “Fall After School Movie” from Our Store.

Parent Volunteers! We need your help for the event…as it cannot happen without you.

As an added incentive, every parent who volunteers may have 1 child attend the After School Movie FREE of charge! Click below to sign up for a 2 hour commitment:


Treasurer's Update

"Thank you so much for the generous donations during our Classroom Giving Drive. We are still busy tallying up the totals and hope we are able to fund all the field trips and classroom enrichment activities at each grade level. This is all due to your contributions.

Don't forget to continue to take advantage of your company's matching donation program! Free money is the best kind and we accept donations all year long.

Now we get to shift to the fun stuff...the Walkathon! What better way to share your child's school with family and friends across the globe? Stay tuned for more details on how you can help raise money for so many great programs at our school. Things like Recess 101, the Music, Dance, & Theater Program and Accelerated Reader are 100% funded through the Walkathon.

Feel free to email me with ANY money related question. I am happy to help

Mindy Carpenter"

Guadalupe Elementary School

Union School District

Principal: Chris Izor

Superintendent: Denise Clay

Board Members: Vickie Brown, Jennifer Petroff, Janice Hector, Sheila Billings, Thomas E. Rossmeissl, Doug Evans