Carlton Avenue Times

January 9, 2023

Important Dates

1/9 Games Club 3-5 @ lunch recess

1/9 School SIte Council meeting @3:00 pm

1/9 USD Board meeting @ 6:00pm

1/10 Gardening Club@ lunch recess

1/11 Carlton Spirit Day & Running Club

1/12 After School Math Club & Odyssey of the Mind K-2

1/12 & 1/13 Starting Arts Informances

1/13 Running Club

1/16 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No school

1/17 Gardening Club@ lunch recess

1/17 Substitute Teaching Informational meeting

1/18 Carlton Spirit Day & Running Club

1/18 Chef's Night Out @Pizza My Heart 4:00-9:00pm

1/19 After School Math Club & Odyssey of the Mind K-2

1/20 Running Club

1/23 - 1/27 Great Kindness Challenge

1/23 Games Club 1-2 @ lunch recess

1/24 Gardening Club@ lunch recess

1/25 Carlton Spirit Day & Running Club

1/26 After School Math Club & Odyssey of the Mind K-2

1/27 Spirit Day - Twin/Triplet Dress Alike Day

1/27 Running Club

1/30 Professional Development Day - No School

1/31 Gardening Club@ lunch recess

Message from the Principal

Dear Carlton Families,

With more rainy days ahead, there will probably be lots of traffic at drop-off and pick-up times. If you must drive, leave your house 5-10 minutes earlier. Please be sure to pull up as far as possible in the drop-off/pick-up lane. In addition, students should be ready to hop out of the car with their belongings. Please do not put backpacks in the trunk. Kinder and TK students should not be dropped off in the drop-off lane because they must be walked to their classroom. Let's all work together to make drop-off as quick as possible so everyone can get to class on time.

Also, students can enter campus through gate F on Carlton Avenue near the track or through gate E, on the corner of Elester and Adonis Way. Due to safety concerns, the emergency exit gates along the back of the school should not be used to enter campus.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Mary Katayama


No School on Monday, January 16th. It's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day.

School Site Council Meeting

Monday, Jan. 9th, 3pm

Carlton Staff Room or via Zoom

Everyone is welcome to attend the Carlton School Site Council meeting which will be held today, January 9th, at 3:00 pm. You can attend in-person in the Carlton staff room or online via Zoom.

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 820 9445 1348

Passcode: SSC

Here is the agenda. (This information can also be found on our school website.)

Orientation and Tours for 2023-24 Incoming Families

  • On Wednesday, January 18th ( 6:00 -7:00 pm) we will be hosting a TK/Kinder Orientation via Zoom. Pre-register for this orientation by using the Registration Link. Please help us spread the word to your friends and neighbors about our upcoming orientation/campus tours.
  • Carlton Avenue School Birthday Book Club

    Leave a piece of history by donating a book to the Carlton Avenue School Library

    The Birthday Book Club is a year round fundraiser for the Carlton Avenue School Library. Your donations allow us to provide a more expansive and vibrant collection of books for our students.

    Enrollment Periods

    January-June Birthday sign up deadline is 02/03

    *Jan birthdays will be received in February

    *June birthdays will receive books in May

    Unbirthday option: missed registration for the July-December birthdays? No problem, sign up now thru 02/03

    *Belated birthday books will be received in the late winter/spring.

    Please click on the links below:

    For more info Birthday Book Club Form

    To sign up

    Please join us on January 17th at 8:15 am in the Carlton staff room for an informative meeting about how you can support our school community by substitute teaching. The process for signing up is easy and the rewards are huge.

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    Chef's Night Out at Pizza My Heart on January 18th

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    Promoting Good Attendance All Winter Long

    Click above to read tips about maintaining good attendance all winter long.

    Yard Duty Subs and Volunteers Needed

    If you are interested in working at Carlton as a yard duty supervisor, even once or twice a week, please contact our office as soon as possible. (408)356-1141 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!

    Yearbook Announcement

    Hello Carlton Community,

    We would like to get started on the yearbook early this year and would love some of your favorite images from Basket Bingo:

    We would also like to start collecting images 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

    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.