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                                                           5140 Country Lane 
                                                           San Jose, CA 95129

Important Dates

January 20 - Teacher Work Day  NO SCHOOL

January 24 - Board of Trustees Meeting at District Office

January 27 - SPIRIT DAY:  Crazy Hair/Crazy Sock Day

01/30-02/03 – Pennies for Patients Week

   Mon – Pennies for PJs

   Tues – Nickels for neon colors

   Wed – Dimes for Dazzling

   Thurs – Quarters for Crazy Hat/Socks

   Fri – Dollars for School Colors


February 7 - 2nd Grade Performance 6:00-7:00pm, MU Room

February 14 - Board of Trustees Meeting at District Office

February 17 -  KONA ICE at CL 3:00pm 

February 20-24 - Presidents' Week  NO SCHOOL

March 2 - District String Festival (Elementary Honor, MMS, EDMS Orchestras) Community Center

March 9 - Disrict Band Festival (Elementary Honor, MMS, EDMS Bands) Community Center

March 10  -  Teacher Work Day  NO SCHOOL

March 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24  Early Dismissal TK/K 12:15, 1st-3rd 1:50,  4th-5th 3:00 (except 1:50 on 3/23 & 3/24)

March 17 - SPIRIT DAY: Disney Day

March 21 - Band Assemblies "Travelling Day" assemblies at all elementary schools

March 23 - EDS Elementary Band Concert 9:00am in EDS MU room (EDS ONLY)

March 27 - Orchestra Assemblies "Travelling Day" assemblies at all elementary schools

March 31  - Early Dismissal TK/K 12:15  Grades 1-5 1:50

April 3 - 7   Spring Break   NO SCHOOL

April 14-15  Starting Arts and Country Lane Present "Seussical"

April 14 -  KONA ICE at CL 3:00pm

April 21 - SPIRIT DAY:  Hawaiian Day

May 5  -   International Fair

May 18 - Honor Groups Concert at Community Center (Elementary Honor Orchestras and Honor Band)

May 19 - SPIRIT DAY: Culture Day

May 19  -  Art Festival & Auction

May 24  -  Open House

May 29  -  Memorial Day  NO SCHOOL

June 9   - KONA ICE at CL 3:00pm

June 12/13 - Early Dismissal TK/K 12:15, Grades 1-5   1:50

June 15 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - Early Dismissal TK/K 12:15  Grades 1-5 12:25

Help Us Clean Up the Lost & Found


At the end of the day, every Friday, all clothes that have not been claimed and do not have a name on the tag will be donated that afternoon.  We encourage you to make sure your child's name is on their jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters and to have them check for missing items on a daily basis.

Digital Citizenship

Technology is an integral part of our students’ lives.  We want to ensure that students know how use technology wisely and as an essential tool in a rapidly changing digital world.  The District’s Technology Committee has selected three topics under digital citizenship that are important for our students to understand: cyberbullying, internet safety, and protecting their digital footprint.  The District’s Technology Committee is in the process of selecting age appropriate lessons, by Common Sense Media, for each grade level that will be delivered by their classroom teacher.  Students already learned about cyberbullying in 
October and the other topics are scheduled for January and Spring.  You can learn more about Common Sense Media and ways to discuss this topic with your family at https://www.commonsensemedia.org/.

CASSY Presentation by Jessica Peters - Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids

Did you miss the presentation by Jessica Peters at our Home & School Club Meeting: Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids?  


CLICK HERE to see her slide presentation and some helpful articles.

TK/Kindergarten Tours - Sign up Now!

Kindergarten Tours will be held on the following dates:

Tours are by reservation ONLY and are limited in size.  Please click on the appropriate link above to sign-up to attend a tour. Tours are for adults only.  We ask that tours be limited to one or two adults per child only.

After School Enrichment Classes Beginning Week of January 9th


  • Silk Painting (Mondays)
  • Young Rembrandts (Tuesdays)
  • Mad Science (Tuesdays)
  • Bay Area Chess (Wednesdays)
  • Bricks 4 Kidz (Wednesdays)
  • Public Speaking (Thursdays)
  • Sound Formation (Thursdays)
  • Clap Arts - Dance (Thursdays)
  • Drama (Fridays)

CLICK HERE for flyers and registration information.  

Registration is done directly through the vendors.



Country Lane Fourth-Grader is One of Nation’s Top Young Chess Players and in the News!


Pranav Sairam was featured in the December 30 edition of the San Jose Mercury News!  See article below:


Pranav Sairam, a 9-year-old student at Country Lane Elementary School in the Moreland School District, is one of the top 50 chess players his age in the nation.  Pranav was crowned champion in his grade level at the CalChess Grade Level Championship on Dec. 3. He competed against 40 other regional finalists at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

He will soon compete in the North American Open held in Las Vegas. If he wins there, Pranav could secure himself a spot in the World Youth Chess Championship next year in Brazil, a feat that would test his two years of competitive training.

Pranav needs to increase his rating from 1,632 to 1,900 in order to qualify for that tournament. If he does not increase his player rating in Las Vegas, he still has until Jan. 31 to move up and gain a seat to the international tournament.

Pranav began playing chess through an after-school program at a school he attended before Country Lane.  “It just kept challenging me,” Pranav says of the game.  His mother, Sangeetha Sampath, says a Christmas gift ignited his love for the hobby. “Three years ago, he wrote to Santa that he wanted a chessboard. I think that’s where it all started,” Sampath says. Sampath said his first coach noticed Pranav had excellent chess skills and suggested the family train him and enroll him in competitive classes.

Pranav now owns five chessboards. He uses them to practice when he’s not playing chess on the Internet or on a tablet computer. He said he practices at least 11 hours a week. Even when he is traveling with his family, he always takes a chessboard and a clock along for the trip to get in an occasional game.

Pranav has played against chess players of all ages; the youngest competitor he faced was a kindergartner. While Pranav does play against children, he also sits across the board from adults with a rating equal to or greater than his. “A lot of people are scared to play me,” Pranav says, adding he’s begun to memorize how some frequent competitors play to gain an advantage in future matches. But the road to becoming a competitive chess player has not been easy, even in just a few short years of immense success. His first competitive tournament was in April 2014, and he remembers inadvertently helping out an opponent.

“I actually made a lot of mistakes,” Pranav says, “not in the playing part but in the rules. I accidentally told somebody a great move they could do.”

When he’s not playing chess competitively, Pranav socializes with his friends and his 7-year-old sister,who is learning to play chess competitively.  He also enjoys playing basketball and checkers in his free time and, like many fourth-graders, says he loves building with Legos.

Yearbook Photos Wanted


Do you have photos of field trips, class parties, orchestra/band, Art Vistas, etc?  The yearbook volunteers would love to have them for our yearbook!  Simply download the free app ReplayIt.com on your phone or computer, set up an account, and upload (and tag) your photos.   It is VERY important that you tag photos with the grade and event or program in order for photos to be used. If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Ippoliti at cicippoliti@gmail.com

Rhythm & Moves Newsletter

Please click here for the Rhythm and Moves Physical Education program quarterly newsletter.

Eureka Math Presentation

Did you miss the parent education nights on Eureka Math?  Go to the Homepage Locker on the lower right side of this page and click on Eureka Math Presentation.

California Law - Emergency Epinephrine Administration

California Law SB 1266 amends California Education Code (CEC) 49414 and requires school districts to provide an emergency medication, epinephrine, for students suffering, or reasonably believed to be suffering from anaphylaxis.  Anaphylaxis is a rapid, severe allergic response that requires immediate treatment. It can be triggered by foods, insect stings, medications, latex materials, exercise or unknown causes.  Administering epinephrine during a medical emergency may help to ensure the student’s health and safety at school.

Moreland School District has a policy for standing orders to provide emergency treatment for anaphylaxis per CEC 49414.  This emergency treatment is considered to be first aid and part of the requirement to give diligent care to the health of students (CEC 48400 and 49407).  All students suffering, or reasonably believed to be suffering, from a severe life-threatening allergic reaction will be administered emergency epinephrine in the form of an epinephrine auto-injector by a licensed school nurse or trained unlicensed school staff.  If epinephrine is administered under the guidelines of CEC 49414, staff members are required to activate Emergency Medical Services 911.  In the event that a school nurse or trained staff member is not immediately available, staff will call 911.


Please notify your child’s school office in writing if your child should not receive epinephrine due to a health condition.  

See Unsafe Driving?? Report it!!

According to the SJPD - traffic complaints are addressed through the School and Neighborhood Enforcement program (SNE). Enforcement operations are based on the number of complaints the Traffic Enforcement Unit receives, and the danger the conditions create for the residents and the schools.  A Traffic Enforcement Request Form may be submitted when a resident, school official or business owner feels there is a chronic traffic problem. This form may be completed and submitted online.  Please be specific in regard to the day(s) of the week, times and locations the violations are occurring in order to fully address the issue.


Enforcement is rotated on a quarterly basis, and members of the community are encouraged to continue to lodge requests, so please spread the word!  The link to the Traffic Enforcement Request Form  is https://www.sjpd.org/_forms/TEU_Request_Form.asp


Please help us keep our students safe!!  There have been too many close calls due to excessive speed and unsafe or distracted driving practices.  Drive safely, and if you see a chronic issue, please request traffic enforcement.

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Check out our NEW ONLINE SCRIP Program and our STAFF SCRIP WISH LIST

Click here to learn more about the NEW ONLINE SCRIP program and EASY ways to earn extra money for Country Lane!


Click here to see our Scrip Order Form (updated 11/17/2016)


Click here to see our Staff Scrip Wish List.

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eSCRIP Shopping Earns dollars for Country Lane

Do you like to shop online? Families that shop through the eScrip Online Mall can easily earn hundreds of dollars for our school.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

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Come Work With Kids!


Would you like to be more involved in your school?  Do you have a few hours or a few days a week or month to work?  We’re looking for people who are interested in working as substitutes in a variety of capacities:

  • Teachers
  • Instructional aides
  • Clerical, office workers
  • Food service
  • Noon supervisors
  • After school activity leaders
  • Custodians

If you’re passionate about helping students develop a love of learning and want to work in a supportive community of educators, we’d love to talk to you.  Please stop by the district office or apply on EdJoin.org. For substitute teacher questions, please contact Alisa Johnson at 408-874-2910.  For questions on other positions, contact Judy Ross at 408-874-2944.

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