Community Involvement

Cadwallader is fortunate to have the support of a caring and involved community of parents, students and staff. Here are some of the charitable activities organized by community members throughout the year. Check the homepage for details of each activity as it takes place and take advantage of these opportunities to "give back".

American Heart Association ­Jump Rope for Heart

Students at Cadwallader jump at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. Each spring, we host our annual Jump Rope For Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association, which funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for our youth.

Jump Rope For Heart teaches students how physical fitness benefits the heart and shows them that volunteering can be a fun and positive experience for the whole community.

4th and 5th Grade Fundraiser

4th/5th grade students hold a fundraiser to help students to go on education field trips to Sacramento and Walden West Science Camp. The students sell candy bars to raise money. If you do not have a 4th/5th grade student you can still help by stopping by the front office.

Second Harvest Food Drive

It is important for our children to learn that we are all connected with responsibilities toward one another and to society. The qualities of generosity, caring, compassion and service to others becomes a strong and integral part of a child’s character when he/she is given opportunities and is encouraged to perform both small and large acts of kindness. By teaching children to give generously of their time, talents and treasures, we are helping them build the pillars of character of caring and community service within themselves,

Cadwallader participates in this holiday food drive. Students are asked to bring in non­perishable food to be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank for distribution to families in need. The canned food drive typically begins in November and ends mid-December.

The Crayon Initiative

Our Student Council organizes a collection drive for unwanted crayons each year to benefit The Crayon Initiative who take unwanted crayons, remanufactures them, and provides them to hospitals that are caring for our kids. Hospital arts’ programs provide in-hospital entertainment and learning programs. During a hospital stay, it’s important for children to continue normal childhood development and skills building and to keep life as close to “normal” as possible for them. Art helps hospitalized children by alleviating anxiety, providing psychological support, and offering creative outlets for self-expression. Childrens’ arts programs also enhance problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and promote creativity and imagination. Children can escape into a world of fantasy penned by their own imagination just by using crayons.

The wax from crayons is not biodegradable and will never break down, leaving a waxy sludge in our landfills for centuries to come. The Crayon Initiative supports environmental efforts by diverting crayons from the landfills. Annually, over 500,000 pounds of broken crayons are discarded in landfills throughout the country. By collecting unwanted crayons from restaurants, schools, as well as other locations, and recycling them into new ones, The Crayon Initiative along with Cadwallader are doing our part to prevent crayons from depositing in the landfill.

Cadwallader Elementary School

  • 3799 Cadwallader Avenue
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  • San Jose, CA 95121
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  • Phone: (408) 270-4950
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  • Fax: (408) 223-4839
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