Carlton Avenue Times

February 6, 2023

Important Dates

2/6 Games Club 3-5th grade @ lunch recess

2/7 Gardening Club@ lunch recess

2/8 Carlton Spirit Day & Running Club

2/9After School Math Club & Odyssey of the Mind K-2

2/10 Running Club

2/13 - 2/19 CHSC Silent Auction

2/13 USD Board meeting @ 6:00pm

2/13 Games Club 1-2nd grade @ lunch recess

2/14 Valentine's Day

2/14 Gardening Club@ lunch recess

2/15 Carlton Spirit Day & Running Club

2/16 After School Math Club & Odyssey of the Mind K-2

2/17 Running Club

2/17 Spirit Day - Book Character Day

2/20-2/24 February Break

2/27 Games Club 3-5th grade @ lunch recess

2/28 Gardening Club@ lunch recess

3/1 Carlton Spirit Day & Running Club

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

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

3/3 Running Club

Message from the Principal

Dear Carlton Families,

Campus safety is very important to all of us. One way to keep our campus secure is to use the designated gates that are labeled with the letters A-F to enter the campus. If there is no letter next to the gate, it is not an entrance gate and it should not be propped open.

We also ask that parents and caregivers wait until 2:40 to enter the campus. Parents that pick up their TK or Kindergartener should exit the campus at 1:30 (1:05 on Wednesdays) and return to campus to pick up older children at 2:40.

Thank you for your continued cooperation!

Mary Katayama


Project Cornerstone February Book of the Month

In February, our Project Cornerstone volunteers will be focusing on the book entitled, Today I Feel Silly by Jamie Lee Curtis. Students will learn how to name, notice, and understand their feelings and discuss how they have the power to choose how they respond to their emotions. Here is the information about this month's lesson and a link to the story read aloud by the author.

John Watson Memorial Basketball Tournament

Every year Carlton hosts a basketball tournament in memory of a former parent volunteer who loved to coach basketball. All children in 1st-5th grade are invited to sign up. Students can sign up by telling his/her teacher that he/she wants to play in the basketball tournament. There are no tryouts and no experience is required. Since students will have varying levels of experience, the referees will not blow their whistles every time students travel or double dribble, especially during the 1st-2nd grade games. The purpose of the tournament is to have fun and encourage students to play basketball. Games are about 15 minutes long. If a team wins then the team will get to play another game.

March Madness T-shirts - Limited Time Only

Coming this March, Carlton will have its annual John Watson Memorial Basketball tournament for interested 1st-5th graders. More details will be coming, but this knock-out-style tournament allows students to play basketball games during recess and lunchtime. March Madness T-shirts are available to purchase for this event for $9 each in the online store:

The deadline for purchase is Friday, February 10th. No extra shirts will be ordered, so the only way to secure yours is to order it today in the online store!

Yard Duty Supervisors and Crossing Guard Needed

If you are interested in working at Carlton as a lunchtime yard duty supervisor and crossing guard, please contact our office. (408)356-1141. You can work 5 days a week or several days a week. No experience is necessary. Training will be provided. This is a great opportunity to support our students as they eat and play during lunch recess. 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!

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One More Coach Needed for Girls on the Run

Have you ever dreamed of being a coach? Well, you are in luck. Girls on the Run is looking for one more coach in order to maximize the number of girls that can participate in Girls on the Run at Carlton. No experience is necessary. If you are interested please contact Sarah @

Yearbook Announcement


You should have received an email from "My Yearbook Photo" asking you to upload your 5th grader's baby photo. Submissions are due no later than Friday, February 10, 2023. Thank you for your support and help.

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

District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) Meeting on February 15th

Parents of English Learners-please save the date! Our next District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) meeting will be held on February 15 from 3:00-4:00pm on Zoom. We will be presenting information about the Local Control Accountability Plan, the ELPAC test and our teacher leaders from our district EL Committee will share updates from each of their school sites.

Our community liaison will be simultaneously translating the meeting for our Spanish speaking parents.

We hope to see you there!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 889 0166 3790

Passcode: 491315

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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.

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.