Fammatre News - Cambrian School District



Fammatre News - Cambrian School District
Fammatre News
June 1, 2016
2800 New Jersey Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
Lisa MacFarland – Principal
[email protected]
May 31-June 3- Scholastic Book Faire in library #14
June 6th & 7th – Talent Show: 8:30am – 10:00/ 1:15-2:15
June 10th 5th grade Promotion Ceremony 9:00am
June 10th Last Day of School: Early Dismissal
TK: 11:30 Kinder: 11:45 Grades 1-5: 12:00
First day of school 2016
(408) 377-5480
June 10th
Last Day of School
Early Dismissal
TK 11:30
Kindergarten 11:45
Grades 1-5 12:00
First day of school 2016
Thursday, August 18th
Thursday, August 18th
(*2016-2017 Calendar below)
delivered to students next Tuesday,
June 7th. A limited supply of extra
books will be sold after school on
Tuesday, June 7th (& Wednesday,
June 8th, if extra are still available).
Going, going gone!... please stop by our lost and
found coat rack by the front of our school and
check to see if any of these items belong to your
child. We have many coats, sweatshirts, lunch pails
and sweaters looking for their owners. We only
have a few more days of school left and all items
left at school after June 10th, will be donated to a
local charity.
2016-2017 ENROLLMENT
If your child will not be returning to one of our
schools in the Cambrian District next year please
contact the office or your child’s teacher as soon
as possible. We are planning next year’s staff
assignments and current enrollment counts are
critical. Thank you.
Softball Game
Teachers vs 5th graders
Tomorrow, June 2nd, our teachers will challenge our
5th graders to Fammatre’s annual softball game. All
are welcome to come out and watch on our back field.
We will start the first half of the game from 9:00am10:00 and continue after recess 11:00 to 12:00.
Important dates for the 2016-2017 school year
First day of school:
Thursday, August 18th
Labor Day – No school: Monday, September 5th
Back to School Night: September (Date - TBD) Parents only
Science Camp (5th grd): September 12th – 16th
Picture Day:
Tuesday, September 27th
Teacher Inservice
Friday, October 21st– No School
Veteran’s Day:
Friday, November 11th – No School
Thanksgiving Break
November 21st – 25th
Winter Break
December 19th – January 2nd
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 16th – No School
President’s Break
February 20th – 24th
Teacher Inservice
Friday, March 24h – No School
Spring Break
April 3rd – 7th
Memorial Day
Monday, May 29th – No School
Last Day of School
Friday, June 9th (Early Dismissal)
Family Lunch &/or Dinner
Thursday, June 2nd, All Day!!
Join us for lunch &/or dinner at The Garrett on
Thursday, June 2nd any time after 10:00 a.m. No
flyer is needed, just mention Fammatre when you
order and the school will get 10% of the proceeds!
Please join us in the library for our Scholastic
Book Fair! The Book Fair is still going on through
Friday June 3rd. The hours are: T-F 12:30-1:05pm
and after school from 2:15-3:00 pm. We will be
open on Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Yearbooks will be distributed by teachers on
Tuesday, June 7th, to those that pre-purchased
them. For those that did not get a chance to
purchase one, we have a small quantity being sold
after school near the office. Once they are gone,
they are gone. The cost is $20 each.
Our last HSC meeting for the year will be held on
Monday, June 6th, at 7:00. Agenda items will
include approving our Fammatre Bylaws and
2016-2017 budget, and nominations and election
of the 2016-2017 HSC Board. We will also be
voting on the second part of a donation to the
Steindorf HSC that was approved last year, but
was conditional on meeting our fundraising goal
for the 2015-2016 school year. Finally we will be
celebrating the end of the year with some special
thank yous and our end of year raffle! We hope
to see you there! Free childcare is provided!
Openings 2016-2017 School Year
All HSC Board Positions Open—Election June 6th
At our last HSC Meeting on Monday, May 2nd, we held nominations for the 2016-2017 HSC Board.
Those nominations will continue through Monday, June 6th, at our final meeting and end with a formal
election at the beginning of our meeting. Please contact Courtney Hammett with any questions or
Our current nominations are as follows:
President: Mike Roberts (has requested to be moved to Vice President as a “co"), Aletta Godden is
willing to be nominated as President (is willing to “co”), Erika Foss is willing to be nominated as a
President (is willing to “co”)
Vice President: Jessica Baker (is willing to “co”), Janet Borrison (has asked to withdraw from this
Secretary: Alison Wortman
Treasurer: Aletta Godden (has asked to withdraw from this position) Cindy Roberts (is willing to “co”),
Melissa Taylor is willing to be nominated as a “co” treasurer
Parliamentarian: Courtney Hammett (has asked to withdraw from this position)
CEF: Merissa Knuth
Auditor: Debbie Clima
OPEN Coordinator Positions 2016-2017
Father-Daughter Dance*
Monster Boogie Bash
Scholastic Book Fair
Tinker Lab Coordinator
*co-coordinator is needed!
Monster Boogie Bash Coordinator or Team is needed ASAP! This wonderful community event is at risk
of being canceled! We need a group of people to help coordinate or lead this event! The planning
should already be happening right now! Please contact Courtney Hammett at
[email protected] for more information!
A little more information about our 2016-2017 HSC Board Nominees and Hopeful Nominees!
Aletta Godden
I am born and raised in South Africa, but have called the US my home for the last 20 years. Over
time, I've worked in biotech, and motorcycle manufacturing while putting myself through
school, earning a business degree. The last few years, I've been dedicating to building,
molding, and morphing my dream company; it is crazy and exciting with loads of ups and
downs, but I enjoy the challenge. I'm currently a co-VP on the HSC board (Aug 2015-present)
and active in other volunteer areas, being passive fundraiser coordinator since Aug 2014,
Farmigo community organizer since Feb 2015, garden committee member, was head room
parent when my little was in TK, and now for her Kinder class. I was also one of the cocoordinators for this year's Walkathon. In closing, I look forward to continue and support
Fammatre, building on its success as a wonderful, and progressive school within the community
and, help promote our amazing positive school spirit. Thank you for the opportunity.
Erika Foss I am a Santa Clara University Alum. Professionally, I worked in the Silicon Valley for
over 10 years, spending most of that time at Cisco Systems in Operations, and eBay in
Corporate Communications, PR and Investor Relations. I stopped working out of the house
when my third child, Hayley was born in 2010. I am now a full time stay-at home mom for my
son Ethan who will be going into the fourth grade next year and my daughter who will be
starting Kindergarten at Fammatre. I also have a graduating senior at Branham who will be
going off to college in the Fall.
I am interested in joining the board to get to know the Fammatre Community better. Given the
changes that are happening within our school and the Cambrian School District I would like to
be involved in maintaining the high-level of fun events, fundraisers, after school programs that
makes this place so special for our kids and families.
I have been head room parent and I have volunteered weekly during class rotations during my
years here. This year I was a Project Cornerstone Reader for Ethan’s 3rd grade class.
Vice President
Mike Roberts I graduated from the University of San Francisco in 1997. I am an investment
advisor with a local private firm and a San Jose Rotary club member. My wife and I have a
soon to be fifth grader and second grader and I am so proud of them. The last few years I
have been an asset building champion (ABC reader) under Project Cornerstone. This volunteer
role made me smile every time I entered the classroom. I have evaluated/scored science
projects, worked with the tinker lab, walkathon, and the Fammatre garden. I am interested in
investigating what it takes to be a green certified school. I look forward to supporting Mrs.
MacFarland’s vision for our school.
Jessica Baker I will have a second grader and Kindergartner at Fammatre next year. I have
been a teacher with Cambrian for several years and most recently have worked part time as
the ELD Teacher at Fammatre. I have my masters degree in Education as well as a BS in
Business Administration. This year I enjoyed being the Room Parent for Mrs. Ruiz as well as the
coordinator for Wacky Wednesday. I've also served on the board of my children's co-op
preschool. I'm looking forward to continuing to support Fammatre as we're so happy our
children get to learn and grow here.
Cindy Roberts I look forward to getting to know other parents and teachers as we work
together to make Fammatre the best it can be for our kids. I have degrees in Mathematics and
Computer Science from BU, and I work as a software engineer. I have previously volunteered
to plan Family Dinner nights, and I was a parent helper/backstage crew for Peter Pan.
Melissa Taylor I am very excited to be considered to play a part in the Fammatre HSC Board. I
have lived in the Los Gatos/ Cambrian area my entire life, growing up through the Campbell
Union School District myself. I have two children at Fammatre; my daughter Chloe is currently
in Kindergarten and my son, Cole, is currently in third grade. My husband, Keith, and I enjoy
every aspect of our time with the school and have made wonderful parent and teacher
connections. I have had the opportunity to participate in great programs within the school;
Project Cornerstone, the annual Walkathon, and multiple in-classroom responsibilities through
our tenure at Fammatre. We are very involved in Community sports and Community programs
for both our children and love every minute of it!
I believe highly in education and possess Bachelor degrees in Sociology and Political Science,
as well as Graduate studies in Statistics and Analytics. I have over 20 years of experience within
the IT Services industry, and have worked with the same company for the past 14 years. In my
current role, I run a $150M organization within the company and have full responsibility for P&L,
Revenue and Profitability Management and overall day to day productivity of my teams. In my
early career, I held Management positions overseeing finances and bookkeeping with local
businesses in the San Jose /Los Gatos area.
I am hopeful with taking on the responsibilities of the Treasurer role I can impact the budget of
the school, improve the funding available to our children and provide overall support in
ensuring the appropriate assistance is focused where it needs to be – on our children at
Debbie Clima I am running for the position of auditor. Currently I am a first grade teacher at
John Muir Elementary School in the Cupertino Union School District. Previously I have served as
Co-President of the Fammatre HSC, Accelerated Reader Coordinator, Mileage Club
Coordinator, Room Parent Coordinator, Room Parent, Art Vista Docent and Project
Cornerstone Reader. I am interested in serving as auditor because I feel that my past
experience with the HSC provides me with foundational knowledge to help ensure that
Fammatre continues to serve the best interest of the students. My goal is to support the HSC in
providing high quality programs that support educational opportunities and build our
Cambrian District Calendar
Attention 1st to 9th graders!!
This is not a Cambrian District sponsored activity

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