New Parent Information
Welcome to Cadwallader Elementary School… We are so excited to have you join our community. Cadwallader is an exceptional school that is highly academic and challenging. It is a place where our staff, teachers, and parents have our kid’s best interests at heart. It is a community that cares. It takes a village these days to raise our children and our community at Cadwallader is a place where academics and our community come together to help our kids achieve their highest potential.
There are a variety of ways parents can participate in the school’s improvement through the collaborative efforts of the School Site Council (SSC), the English Language Advisory Council (ELAC), and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The PTA is an organization that seeks to unite the school staff and community through positive activities. The SSC meets regularly to monitor the instructional program and give input regarding the School Site Plan.
In addition to daily classroom volunteer opportunities, and attending field trips, Title I Family Nights are held during the year that include such themes as Family Art Night, Family Literacy Night, and Family Science Night. This year, our district-wide Family Authorship nights are held at Cadwallader throughout the year.
Parents have also gotten involved in the Walk and Roll program that the City of San Jose is sponsoring through a multi-year grant. Wednesdays are Walk and Roll days where parents are encouraged to walk to school with their students to be involved in a schoolwide event, to get some healthy exercise, and to help with the traffic congestion around the school. Parents also volunteer to help with the direction of traffic in the front of the school.
Our PTA hosts community events during the year.
Cadwallader also receives support from numerous local businesses and community organizations. Continual program support and donations from Evergreen Valley Church, Walmart, Panda Express, Wells Fargo Bank, and the City of San Jose have added to the quality of instruction and have enhanced our school environment.
Parents or community members who wish to participate in leadership teams, school committees, school activities, or become a volunteer may contact the school at (408) 270-4950.