If you want to visit to observe a class, or talk to the principal, come sign in at the office and get a visitors pass. If you want to talk to a teacher, even for a short time, please make an appointment. Teachers are busy teaching students, so often it is hard for them to talk. To meet with anyone else, feel free to drop in without an appointment. However, if you don't have an appointment, please be patient if you have to wait for any reason.
Thank you for your help and support in keeping our campus safe and secure. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please call the office at 510-723-3810 or send us an email to TeamCherryland@husd.us.
On Friday, May 31st, Alameda County Food Pantry Truck will be at Cherryland in the intermediate yard from 3:00-4:00pm.
They will also be here on Friday, June 7th, from 1:00-2:00.
Free Food. Bring your grocery bags and shopping carts.
Safe Routes to School:
WALKING SCHOOL BUS - In partnership w/ Safe Routes to Schools, we have a "wak=lking school bus". Parents with yellow walking school bus vests will pick up and drop off your child/children from your front door on their way to or from school . Please call the office if you are interested.
Due to the large number of students who reclassified as fluent English speakers, we will begin new ELD/ALD classes on Monday, March 25, 2013.
Friends of Cherryland
The Cherryland Community Association came out and helped us clean up the front of the school on February 2, 2013.
Thank you for all of your help pulling weeds, pruning the rose bushes, and trimming the plants.
On Wednesday, February 20th, African American leaders and parents from our community came to Cherryland School to share their personal success stories. They went into classrooms to read stories written by African American authors and books about Black History, It was nice to have so many excellent role models attend and participate in this event. Thank you to all that came.
ARRIVAL & DISMASSAL
Please drive slowly in our neighborhood. The yellow loading zone in front of the school is for DROP OFF ONLY. DO NOT PARK THERE. Alameda County Sherriff's Department has begun traffic enforcement. Please don't risk getting a ticket. Pull forward when dropping your student(s) off in the DROP OFF ZONE, and only turn right at the exit. If the Alameda County Sherriff or California Highway Patrol write a ticket, THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO. Be Respectful, Responsible and Safe.
Mrs. Aranda's class, Room 22, drew wonderful pictures of The Lorax.
OPEN HOUSE - MAY 22ND
Cherryland's OPEN HOUSE is Wednesday, May 22nd, from 5:00 - 7:00pm. Please come and visit you child's classroom to check out all of the good things they have been learning. You may also tour the classrooms of the teachers in the grade level your child will be entering next year. We look forward to seeing you all there. Come celebrate the great work we have done this year.
BOOK FAIR AT OPEN HOUSE
We will be having a BOOK FAIR in the library, Room 11, at OPEN HOUSE, Wednesday, May 22nd. The Book Fair will be open from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. The students will have a chance to "preview" the book fair the day before Open House with their classrooms. They will also be bringing home a "flyer" showing some of the books for sale at the book fair. Please take a minute and check it out with your children. On Thursday, children will be able to come purchase books from the book fair during the day, provided they have their money with them. If you have any questions, please call Ms. Salazar, Cherryland Librarian, at 510-293-8569 ex12211.
OUR FEARLESS LEADERS
MR. ITOCO GARCIA, PRINCIPAL - MR. MAT CLARK, YOUTH INTERVENTION SPECIALIST
Cherryland Work Day
PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS please come support our Cherryland Clean-up Day on SATURDAY, MAY 18TH, From 9-1pm.Our 6th grade students will be providing a DAY OF SERVICE to our school. We will be weeding, trimming, and cleaning up around the school. Bring your skills and tools so that we can beautify our school, inside and out, and make it a safer place for our students. We will pay special attention to the front of the school. We could also use your help removing the old staples from the wall and the doors. If you would like to help clean your child's classroom, please let your teacher know that you would like to come in and help.
Parents Thank the Teachers
On Wednesday, May 15th, the parents surprised the teachers with beautiful, delicious luncheon. Parent Liaison, Maria Reyes, helped the parents pull off the surprise in the Parent's Room. The teachers all thought they were going to an "emergency staff meeting", and were excited when they realized it was a surprise party instead.
We will have our 2nd African American Student Achievement Initiative Night on Tuesday, May 21st, at 5:30 - 7:00pm, in the Cherryland MPR. We will more closely examine the recommendations of parents from our last meeting on February 25th, and begin to form a plan to increase and improve African American student achievement and engagement. We will be selectingtwo parents to represent Cherryland at the African American District Leadership Team.
BOOK DRIVE BY EKC DUPONT
Last month the employees of EKC DuPont held a book drive for the students at Cherryland School. Emi and Gary collected 451 books from their co workers to donate to the library. The students were so excited, they could hardly wait to dig into the boxes and see the wonderful variety of books we received. Thank you so much for such a great gift.
6th Grade Walk A Thon
DROP OFF ZONE IN THE MORNING
In order to increase safety and responsibility, and reduce traffic congestion in the mornings, we are going to pilot a DROP OFF ZONE in front of the school. An area of the sidewalk will be coned off on Willow Avenue so that parents can drive can drive up and drop off students, without having to get out of their cars or enter the parking lots. We hope this will create a safer condition for students and reduce frustration for parents during morning drop off. Many thanks to the PTA parents who volunteered to make this happen. the DRPlease respect the volunteers and cones in the DROP OFF ZONE.
CHERRYLAND SPIRIT DAYS
APRIL19TH - MISMATCH DAY
MAY 17TH - PAJAMA DAY
UPCOMING ASSEMBLIES AND EVENTS
June 5th - Little Hills - 6th grade picnic
June 5th Awards Assembly - K-2nd grades
June 6th Awards Assembly - 3rd-6th grades
June 13th - 6th Grade Breakfast and Promotion
June 13th - Last Day of School
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Thank you to everyone who attended and performed at our Peace and Justice Awards Assembly. Even though it was in January, it was a great way to kick off Black History Month. In every classroom, students are studying the historical contributions of African Americans and there are some great examples of student work on our bulletin boards.
PORTRAITS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING
Done by the students in Ms. Barbosa's class, Room 23.
OUR FRIEND MARTIN
Portraits and essays done by Ms. Leary's class, Room 46.
I HAVE A DREAM
Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" done by the students in Ms. Dos Ramos, Room 19.
Chinese New Year
Mrs. Santos' students in room 9 celebrated Chinese New Year by making beautiful pictures showing "The Year Of The Snake".
Cherryland Welcomes Karen Korematsu
Cherryland School welcomed Karen Korematsu, the daughter of Fred Korematsu, who spoke to our 6th graders about her father's legacy for civil rights. The 6th graders have been studying about Fred Korematsu's contributions for peace and justice for Japanese Americans during the Japanese internment during WWII.
We will have a special recognition in JANUARY for all students with 3 months of perfect attendance, and a special celebration for the students with perfect attendance for the year in JUNE.
Look for your child's PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARD in the foyer. Keep up the excellent attendance because when students are in class, they are learning.
Equal Access For All School Policy
Cherryland Elementary School is committed to providing equal access to parents of disabled and English Learner (EL) students to all information, services, meetings, and curriculum the school has to offer, in any home language other than English, and for any accomadation or modification necessary.
Cherryland School Hours
School hours are:
Mon 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Tues 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 12:55 pm
Thurs 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Min Days - 8:00 am - 12:55 pm
Good attendance is very important.
Please be sure to call (510) 723-3810 ext 9 to clear your childs absence ASAP
Please make sure children get to school on time and are picked up on time.
Fall applications available. Online registration for Cherryland begins April 16th. Any questions call 510-723-3810, ex 12239.
TDAP VACCINATION is REQUIRED for any student enrolling in 7th grade. FREE TDAP Vaccinations will be given at SIAC on Wednesday, June 19th, from 1-3:30 pm. SIAC is licated at 27211 Tyrell Avenue, Hayward. Please call 510-267-3230 for more information.
5-17 Min Day
5-18 WORK DAY 9-1PM
5-21 AASAI Night 5:30-7:00
5-22 BOOK FAIR 4-8PM
5-22 OPEN HOUSE 5-7PM
5-27 No School
5-29 Latino Recognition Night
5-30 KINDERGARTEN INFO NIGHT
5-31 Food Pantry 3-4pm
KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT
Thursday, May 30th, at 5:30pm, Cherryland will be hosting a Kindergarten Information Night. Do you have children turning 5? Do your friends, neighbors, or relatives have any children turning 5? Come and find out about what kids need, to be eligible and ready for Transitional Kindergarten and regular Kindergarten. Learn about expectations for their behavior, what the schedules are like, and get information on Bilingual or English Kindergarten. If you need to register your child for Kindergarten, we will have registration materials and instructions available.
PTA OFFICERS FOR 2012-2013
PRESIDENT - IVVET GUZMAN
VICE PRESIDENT - ADRIANA GONZALEZ
SECRETARY - HEATHER BURNS
TREASURER - CECILIA SUAREZ
December 20 3:00 pm
January 31 5:00 pm
February 28 3:00 pm
March 28 4:00 pm
April 25 3:00 pm
May 30 5:00 pm
June 6 3:00 pm
SAFE DROP OFF & PICK UP
The cold weather has many more people driving to school. The amount of traffic on Willow and Western is a safety issue. Parents please use the Drop Off Zone when bringing your kids in the morning. The parking lot at Cherryland is for STAFF ONLY, and should not be used for dropping off or picking up your children. Often staff can't find parking because unauthorized vehicles are parked in the parking lot. Only parents with disabled placecards should park in the designated disable parking spaces.
Please stop at the crosswalks to allow students and parents who walk to school to arrive safely, drive slowly, and be patient.
If you wish to avoid traffic, the cafeteria is open as early as 7:30am and your children can come eat breakfast. Traffic is only a problem from 7:45-8:00am, come early and beat the rush.
Many people continue to make left turns out of the drop off zone, which is illegal and creates worse traffic. PLEASE TURN RIGHT WHEN LEAVING THE DROP OFF PARKING LOT. Alameda County Sherriff's Department will begin enforcing the traffic laws if people continue to ignore the law.
Alameda County Bookmobile
Cherryland School is lucky enough to have the Alameda County Bookmobile come to its campus every other Thursday, from 2:25-3:15, beginning September 20, 2012. Applications for an Alameda County Library Card can be found on the bulletin board outside the Cherryland Library (room 11). Go check out books, DVDs. and CDs. For more information you can go to their website www.aclibrary.org, or reach them by telephone at (510) 745-1477
Cherryland V I P s
Every 2 weeks 3 or 4 Cherryland employees are picked at random to be our VIPs (Very Important People). Their names and pictures are put up on a bulletin board in the Main Hallway. Stop and check it out, if you get a chance. It is a nice way to show appreciation for all they do at our school.
STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Every month 2 students are named student of the month for each classroom. Their Student of the Month Certificate and their pictures are displayed in the Main hallway for all to see. It's fun to see the children showing their parents how proud they are of their certificates.