Carolyn Clark Elementary School
|3701 Rue MirassouSan Jose, CA 95148-4382(408) 223 - 4560 (phone)(408) 223 - 4567 (fax)||Principal: Gina JuarezSchool WebsiteSARC ReportWelcome Back Letter (English)|
Welcome to Carolyn A. Clark Elementary School where “Our Mission is Learning!” To learn more about our wonderful school please read onWelcome to Carolyn A. Clark Elementary School where “Our Mission is Learning!” To learn more about our wonderful school please read on!
Our learning community at school is filled with excellent students and professional teachers who work hard each day in a warm and challenging academic environment. The primary focus of our school is student achievement and student learning—particularly in the core academic areas of reading literacy, mathematics, science and social studies. In addition to our standards-based academic program, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of enrichment programs, assemblies, field trips, dramatizations, and hands-on activities. Students will experience deeper learning through problem and project based learning. These opportunities are made possible by our dedicated and passionate staff, and our generous and hardworking PTA.
Technology is a focus at Carolyn Clark. We integrate technology into the core curriculum. Computers are readily available in classrooms and the library. Mobile devices, such as ipad, laptop and chromebook carts are accessible to students and staff. Student learning is enhanced by our ability to reach out to the world through our Internet access—available throughout the school. This extends our learning beyond the traditional classroom. Students and teachers alike utilize technology for research, presentations, I-Movies, Power Point presentations, etc., as well as for traditional word processing needs.
Finally, we welcome all of you to be involved in our school community whether it is through volunteering in your child’s classroom or working on a PTA committee, being an ABC parent, an Arts Attack Docent—or just by helping here or there when you can. We are part of one big school community and we are proud of our students, parents, and staff!
Our school will provide children with a safe and nurturing environment. Students will be challenged by rigorous academic standards, yet be given individual accommodations to help them work at a proper pace. To become successful members of society, students need to learn how to process and evaluate information in order to make critical decisions academically, and for their own futures. Self-esteem will be developed through participating in activities that give students opportunities to help each other and the broader community. We must instill an attitude in which respect for the individual is stressed, and one in which students have a sense of being a valuable part of the school and the community. Our students will feel challenged by the academic standards we set for them. They should develop a sense of self worth, confidence, and independence from the opportunities we provide for them. We will use the results of formal and informal assessments and surveys to evaluate our progress towards our goals. This assessment will drive our use of district and school level resources for staff development when we discover areas of need in our mission. With this as our mission, our students will become successful, productive members of society, ready to face the challenges of the future, and respect the lessons of the past.