Farnham Flash

December 16, 2021

Farnham Elementary School

15711 Woodard Road

San Jose, CA 95124

Amy O'Hehir, Principal

Main Office: 408-377-3321 Fax: 408-377-7237

24 HOUR ATTENDANCE LINE: 408-377-3321 EXT. 4102

School Website

Message from the Principal

Dear Farnham Families,


As 2021 is winding down, I want to wish you and your families a safe and happy winter break. This year has certainly tested and solidified our use of our Farnham Life Skills as we navigated so many twists and turns. I know that we will continue to be able to provide a space for our Falcons to learn and grow in 2022 with the collaboration and support of our Farnham community.


Here is to an amazing 2022 at Farnham School where we will focus on our three personal standards - solving problems, making good decisions, and showing respect.


Be well,

Amy O’Hehir

Farnham Principal

Upcoming Events

Thurs., Dec. 16th: Board Meeting, 7 pm at the District Office

Fri., Dec. 17th: Spirit Day - Pajama Day

Fri., Dec. 17th: Early Release for Winter Break

Mon., Dec. 20th- 31st: NO SCHOOL Winter Break

Mon., Jan. 3rd: WELCOME BACK AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Minimum Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow students will be released early for the start of the winter break. The students' release schedule will be:


TK & Kinder - 1:00 pm

1st - 3rd - 1:15 pm

4th & 5th: 1:25 pm

Reporting An Absence

This is a friendly reminder on reporting your child's absence in a timely manner. As soon as you know your child will be absent, please call the 24 hour attendance/sick line at 408-377-3321 EXT. 4102.


Due to COVID, we require more information regarding the symptoms your child is having, so we ask that you leave a detailed message when calling. Thank you for your ongoing patience and support in helping to keep all students healthy and safe.

Lost and found

Please remember to check lost and found today and tomorrow for any lost jackets, water bottles and mittens.


If you label your child's items with a first name and last name initial we will get any lost item back to the student.

Online Content Project Information

  • K-12 Online Content Project from California State Library: The K-12 Online Content Project provides students and teachers with an expansive amount of age-appropriate, accurate, and safe fiction and non-fiction literature and media. This project provides teachers and students with access to:

    • Encyclopedia Britannica: A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources.

    • TeachingBooks: One stop provides resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.

    • ProQuest: Age-appropriate articles, magazines, newspapers, and other media that can be used for research, report writing, etc.


Check it out soon!


2nd Annual Readathon for Mental Health

The Cambrian Educational Foundation (CEF) is excited to announce the dates for the 2nd Annual Readathon for Mental Health! Last year, the monies raised went directly to the district to fund the following programs: Kelvin (Mental Health Digital Checks with students), Care Solace (Mental Health agency connecting all community members with outside mental health providers), and Zones of Regulation Curriculum for all 4 Elementary Schools and Steindorf. THANK YOU to the community for making this possible!


This year, the Readathon will run from January 14th - February 4th! We will kick off the Readathon on January 14th with a districtwide Spirit Day: Dress as your Favorite Book Character!


We will be logging minutes via pledgestar again this year. If you would like to signup now: https://pledgestar.com/cambrian/


We are excited to host this event again this year and will be again offering prizes for top readers! Please be on the lookout for more information after break!

COVID-19 Community Testing

The outdoor mobile testing facility at Dartmouth and Union Middle School are open 7 days a week.


Mondays through Fridays: 7:30 am–7:00 pm

Saturdays: 8:00 am–5:00 pm

Sundays: 8:00 am–3:00 pm


In December, the community PODs will be closed:

  • After 5pm on December 24, 2021

  • December 25th, 2021 for the Christmas Holiday and will reopen December 26, 2021

  • After 5pm on December 31, 2021

In January, the community PODs will be closed:

  • January 1, 2022 for New Year's Day and will reopen January 2, 2022

COVID-19 screening at Farnham School

If your child is deemed a “close contact” to a positive individual on campus, we are now able to offer on-site testing at Farnham for asymptomatic students. If you would like to have this opportunity, please sign up at the following link: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=43693856046452students


Every Wednesday afternoon, from 1-3:00 pm, COVID-19 testing will be offered at the Cambrian District Office for those students who are Asymptomatic.


Get additional information and registration directions in the flyer here.

Farnham Spirit Wear


It's time to deck out the entire family! Click HERE to shop Farnham's online store!
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