Carlton Avenue Times

February 27, 2023

Important Dates

2/27 Games Club 3-5th grade @ lunch recess (may cancel if it rains)

2/28 March Madness / Gardening Club@ lunch recess (may cancel if it rains)

3/1 March Madness /Carlton Spirit Day & Running Club

3/2 March Madness /After School Math Club & Odyssey of the Mind K-2

3/2 - 3/10 Parent Teacher Conferences / Minimum Days

3/3 March Madness / Running Club

Message from the Principal

Dear Carlton Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful week-long break! I want to start by thanking third grade and second grade parents for the wonderful Treat Days for the Carlton staff. We truly appreciate the delicious food and all the time and energy it takes to provide food for such a large staff.

Thursday, March 2nd to Friday, March 10th, 1st-5th grade classes will be dismissed at 1:15 and K/TK classes will be dismissed at 1:05 due to Parent Teacher Conferences. Conferences are optional. Please contact your child's teacher if you would like to attend a conference. This is a great opportunity to talk with your child's teacher if you have concerns about your child's progress. Also, please let your child's teacher know if you want a translator.

Mary Katayama


Early Dismissal March 2nd -10th for Parent Teacher Conferences (1st-5th grade 1:15 and TK/K 1:05)

John Watson Memorial Basketball Tournament Begins This Week

March Madness starts this week at Carlton. Students who signed up have been placed on teams. Since students have varying experience levels, the referees will not blow their whistles every time they travel or double dribble, especially during the 1st-2nd grade games. The purpose is to have fun, encourage students to play basketball, and practice good sportsmanship. The games are 15 minutes long. If a team wins then the team will get to play another game. All spectators are expected to be respectful, 100% positive, and encouraging because some students are playing basketball for the first time in their life. Here's the schedule: (Games may be postponed if it rains. Keep checking the website.)

Yard Duty Supervisors and Crossing Guard Needed ASAP

Lunchtime yard duty supervisor and crossing guard needed ASAP! Please contact our office. (408)356-1141. You can share the position so you only work 1-2 days a week. No experience is necessary. Training will be provided. This is a great opportunity to help keep our students safe and be a part of the school staff. We also need subs who work only when one of our regular yard duty supervisors is absent.

Lunch Hours

11:10 -12:00 Kindergarten (rooms 1-3)

11:30 - 1:20 TK/Kinder (room 4 and 9)

11:55 to 12:45 Third grade

12:00-12:50 First and Second Grade

12:15 - 12:55 Fourth and Fifth grade

Please fill out this Yard Duty Volunteer form if interested in volunteering or subbing. We are also in need of substitute Crossing Guards before and after school. Thank you!

Health Reminder: COVID Antigen Test

COVID-19 Antigen Tests
Before the February Break, our district distributed antigen test kits to students and staff. While it is not required, taking a test today, February 26th, the day before school resumes is recommended.

If you receive a positive test result, please contact your health provider, stay home and contact our school office. Our District Nurse will contact you with information on when you may return to school.

Remember to Monitor Symptoms and Rest if You or Your Child are Ill
If you are experiencing any symptoms, and/or are sick, please stay home. We want our students and staff members to stay healthy and recover if they are ill prior to returning to school. If you have any questions about your symptoms as it relates to attending work or school, get in touch with our office for assistance once school resumes.

2023-2024 USD LCAP Education Partner Survey

Union School District is dedicated to student success. Ongoing feedback among our educational partners is key to ensuring that our students thrive. USD is in the process of updating the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), and your participation and perspective is critical in this decision-making process. The LCAP is a three-year plan 2021-2024 that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address required state and local priorities. The LCAP provides an opportunity for a District to share their stories of how, what, and why programs and services are selected to meet their local needs. Click to submit an LCAP Survey Response

Chef's Night Out: Wednesday, March 1st @ Panda Express

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Yearbook Announcement

Hello Carlton Community,

Please upload your images to from On Campus School Activities, such as:

- Running Club,

- Spirit Days

- Clay,

- Art Vistas,

- Project Cornerstone,

- Gardening Club,

- Game Club, etc.

Please read these instructions on how to upload your images before uploading:

Thank you for understanding that, although we make every effort to include as many submitted images as possible, we are only able to include a limited number due to space restrictions. We appreciate your help in filling our pages with beautiful images!

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Sincerely, the Yearbook Committee

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Before and After School Programs at Carlton

There are several classes offered before and after school at Carlton. Students can learn to play an instrument in a band on Monday mornings, play chess on Tuesday afternoons, and create works of art on Wednesdays after school. These are fee-based programs and they are not sponsored by the district. For more information, please go to the Carlton website. On our website, you can also learn about other after-school classes offered in our community.
USD Parent Education Information

Click above to access information about upcoming parent education opportunities.

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Carlton 2022-23 Bell Schedule

Use this link, if you would like to print out the bell schedule.

USD Extended Care

On-site before and after-school care information for Carlton families.

About Us

At Carlton Elementary School, students in grades TK - 5 are excited to learn. Through hands-on, collaborative STEAM and social studies projects, school wide programs, and differentiated instruction in language arts and math, students develop an innovator's mindset, social-emotional awareness, and a love for learning. Every student. Every day.