Carlton Avenue Times

March 13 2023

Important Dates

3/13 March Madness / Games Club 1st-2nd grade @ lunch recess (may cancel if it rains)

3/13 USD Board meeting @ 6:00 pm

3/14 March Madness / Gardening Club@ lunch recess (may cancel if it rains)

3/15 March Madness /Carlton Spirit Day & Running Club (may cancel if it rains)

3/16 March Madness /After School Math Club

3/16 & 3/17 Starting Arts 2nd - 5th Grade Informances

3/17 March Madness / Running Club (may cancel if it rains)

3/17 Lucky to be at Carlton: Picnic and Celebration 4:00 - 6:00 pm

3/20 March Madness / Games Club 3-5th grade @ lunch recess (may cancel if it rains)

3/21 March Madness / Gardening Club@ lunch recess

3/22 March Madness /Carlton Spirit Day & Running Club

3/23 March Madness /After School Math Club

3/24 March Madness / Running Club (may cancel if it rains)

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

3/28 March Madness / Gardening Club@ lunch recess

3/28 Fourth Grade Bike Rodeo

3/29 March Madness /Carlton Spirit Day & Running Club

3/30 After School Math Club

3/31 Running Club (may cancel if it rains)

Message from the Principal

Dear Carlton Families,

I hope the rainy weather has not impacted your family too much. I try to remember to be grateful for all the much-needed water we now have in California. At Carlton, we had a storm drain that was clogged which created quite a pool of water in our lunch area. But our Maintenance and Operations department sent us a team right away to resolve the problem.

This Friday is St. Patrick's Day. So, we encourage everyone to put on something green and join us at the Lucky to Be at Carlton Family Picnic on March 17th from 4:00 to 6:00. There will be activities and treats for all. We will also have a special ceremony at 4:30 to celebrate becoming a 2023 California Distinguished School.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Mary Katayama


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2nd - 5th Grade Music Informances on March 16th & 17th

Parents/Guardians of 2nd - 5th grade students are invited to attend their child’s last music class and informal performance. This is an opportunity for parents/guardians to see their children sing. Fourth and fifth grade parents/guardians will also get an opportunity to see their children play the ukelele. Please be sure to bring your ID so you can get your name badge in the office. Also, if you are not feeling well, please stay home and rest. Performances will be in the multipurpose room (cafeteria).

March 16, 2023

Mrs. Rose‘s class: 9:00 - 9:30 am

Mrs. Almario’s class: 9:30 -10:00 am

Mrs. Chia’s class: 10:25 - 10:55 am

Mrs. St. Clair ‘s class: 10:55 - 11:25 am

Mrs. Gembala’s class: 11:25 - 11:55 am

Ms. Pando's class: 12:55 pm - 1:25pm

Mrs. Hadley/Mrs. Wooster’s class: 1:25 - 1:55 pm

Mrs. Price's class: 1:55 - 2:25 pm

March 17, 2023

Mr. Ahn's class: 8:30am - 9:00am

Mr. Park's class: 9:00am - 9:30am

Ms. Friedman's class: 9:30am - 10:00am

Ms. Patino's class: 10:25am - 10:55am

Mrs. Gee ‘s class : 10:55 - 11:25 am

Ms. Sharma’s class: 11:25 - 11:55 am

Ms. LaBarbera's class: 12:55pm - 1:25pm

Mr. Phillips’ class: 1:25 - 1:55 pm

Mrs. Lamour’s class: 1:55 - 2:25 pm

Crossing Guard needed

We are looking for volunteers to serve as temporary crossing guards until we can hire a new crossing guard. We need a crossing guard near the parking lot entrance on Carlton Avenue at 8:00-8:15 and 1:10 - 1:25 (2:40-2:55 on other weeks.) Please sign up for as many shifts as possible. Please come by the office to pick up the written directions, vest, and stop sign. Here is the sign up sheet. If you are interested in applying for the position, please call (408)356-1141. Thank you for supporting our school!
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Yard Duty Supervisors Needed

Lunchtime yard duty supervisors are still needed! If you can work 1 day or 5 days, please consider applying for this position. 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. Thank you!

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Meet Jen Soper - New Resource Specialist Aide

Jen Soper received her Masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Washington. After working as a school psychologist and a clinical research coordinator, she has had the privilege of being a stay-at-home parent to her two children, ages 10 and 8. During her time at home, Jen became involved with several non-profit organizations, including Reading Partners, City Team, and Cultivating Literacy. When she's not driving her children to activities, Jen enjoys hiking, reading, tennis, and live music.

USD Creativity Showcase Deadline Extended to Friday, March 17, 2023!

USD is excited to announce the 2023 USD Creativity Showcase deadline has been extended to Friday, March 17, 2023. All of our TK through 8th grade students are invited to submit their creative work in the categories of Community, Health, and Wellness. Masterpieces will be displayed and shared at USD’s Health & Wellness Community Event on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Union Middle School. All entrants will be awarded a digital keepsake booklet highlighting their masterpiece as a USD featured work. For full details about this event, including how to submit an entry, please visit

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
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Yearbook Announcement

Hello Carlton Community!

Yearbooks Available to Pre-order Now!

We are now taking pre-orders for this year's yearbook. ORDER your yearbook today. The deadline to order is Friday, April 21, 2023.

Features Available this Year:

  • Your choice of hard or soft cover.
  • Free digital e-yearbook, with or without purchase. Click on the "ORDER" link above to reserve yours.

Please note: NO extra yearbooks will be ordered, so you must order online to secure your copy!

Submit Your Pictures!

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

- Running Club,

- Games Club,

- Gardening Club,

- Project Cornerstone, and

- March Madness.

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

Project Cornerstone: March Book

In March, our Project Cornerstone volunteers will be focusing on the book entitled Long Shot by Chris Paul. The's month's lesson will focus on using a growth mindset to explore, discover, and pursue students' sparks (interests, dreams, passions). Students will identify people who can support them. They will also discuss how to be a spark champion for others and use teamwork. Students will learn how to set short-term goals and work towards their goals with persistence, perseverance, and determination. Here is the link to the slides and story.

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.