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24 Hour Absence Line: (408) 874-3410

                                                           Office: (408) 874-3400

                                                           Fax#:  (408) 252-4576

                                                           Address:
                                                           5140 Country Lane 
                                                           San Jose, CA 95129

Country Lane Walk-a-Thon (WAT)

For those families new to Country Lane, the Walk-a-thon (WAT) is the Home and School Club's (H&SC) largest fundraising event, providing funding for more than 40% of H&SC's annual budget, H&SC is Country Lane's equivalent to the PTA. The 2016 Walk-a-thon is scheduled for Saturday, October 1.  Please "like" us on Facebook for more information.  You may also click here to see our Walk a Thon page on our website.

Important Dates

August 31 6:30pm - Back to School Night Grades 1-5 (Adults only please)  

Grades 1-3 Presentations 6:30-6:55 (1st grade meet in MU Room)

Staff Introductions/H&SC Mtg 7:00-7:15

Grades 4-5 Presentations 7:25-7:50 (5th grade meet in MU Room)

 

August 31 - Country Lane Home & School Club Membership Drive BEGINS

September 5 - Labor Day  NO SCHOOL

September 9 - Welcome Back BBQ and KONA ICE  5-7pm

September 12 - Country Lane Home & School Club Membership Drive ENDS

September 16 - School Picture Day (individual photos)

September 20 - Board of Trustees Meeting at District Office

September 30 to October 1 - Fall Book Fair

October 1 - Country Lane Walk-a-Thon

October 3 - TK/Kinder Dismissal Time Changes to 1:00pm

October 11 - Board of Trustees Meeting at District Office

October 21 - Staff Development Day  NO SCHOOL

October 25 - Board of Trustees Meeting at District Office

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

November 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 18  -  Early Dismissal  TK/K 12:15  Grades 1-5 1:50

November 11 - Veterans' Day   NO SCHOOL

November 15 - Board of Trustees Meeting at District Office

November 18 - KONA ICE at CL 1:50pm (early dismissal) 

November 21-25  Thanksgiving Break   NO SCHOOL

December 13 - Board of Trustees Meeting at District Office

December 16  Minimum Day Early Dismissal  TK/K 12:15  Grades 1-5 12:25

December 19 - January 2  Winter Break  NO SCHOOL

January 10 - Board of Trustees Meeting at District Office

January 16 - Martin Luther King Day  NO SCHOOL

January 20 - Teacher Work Day  NO SCHOOL

January 24 - Board of Trustees Meeting at District Office

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 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 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

May 5  -   International Fair

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

NEW LOST & FOUND POLICY

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.

Get Informed!

The best way to find out what is going on at Country Lane is to read the Wednesday Envelope information every week.  The Colt newsletter has answers to many questions you may have.  Please check out the Wednesday Envelope section on the right side of our homepage to check what is sent out on a weekly basis.

 

For the first few weeks, ALL students will get paper flyers.  As soon as we can, we will begin sending out emails only with a link to the Wednesday Envelope information on our website.

 

**ALERT!!!**

NEW 2016-2017 School Start/End Times

 

 

Grades 1-5   8:25am - 3:00pm

 

 

To see a full bell schedule for Country Lane, click on "**NEW SCHOOL HOURS** 2016-2017 Bell Schedule" in  the Homepage Locker in the right column. This will include start/end times for Wednesdays, minimum days, and conference days.

Attendance Awareness Month

September is Attendance Awareness Month! Our goal this year is to ensure that every student attends school regularly.

 

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.

 

This is why Moreland Schools are placing a high priority on attendance this year. Be on the lookout for exciting events going on in your school!

 

Home & School Club Membership Drive Starts August 31

 

Giddy-up Colts! It’s Time for the annual Home & School Club Membership Drive! The Drive, Which will run from August 31 through September 12, is one of the two biggest fundraisers for the H&SC, and is critical in supporting many School Programs. Look for more Information in your Wednesday envelope on August 31. Return your membership envelopes for the chance to earn a School-wide Western Hoedown Lunch time Dance Party! Help make us the Best in the West by supporting Country Lane H&SC- Yee haw!! 

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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Letter from Moreland Schoold District Superintendent Regarding Moreland Education Foundation

 

The Moreland School District is eternally grateful for the many years of support provided by the Moreland Education Foundation.  This organization has experienced exceptional leadership throughout the years and has provided countless hours of hard work to raise much needed funds for music, art and sports programs for our district.  As leadership changes, it is essential that we continue this legacy for Moreland.  If you are interested in becoming involved in the Moreland Education Foundation and helping to keep this valued group thriving, please contact Johann Garcia at johannsg@gmail.com or any member of the MEF community.  

 

Sincerely, Mary Kay Going

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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 05/25/2016)

 

Click here to see our Staff Scrip Wish List.

Donate today!

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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!

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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.

Like us on Facebook!

Country Lane families: Are you on Facebook? Be sure to "like" our fanpage for updates and information throughout the school year:  Country Lane Home & School Club on Facebook