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Scholastic Book Fair - Volunteers Needed

We're using VolunteerSpot to organize volunteers for our upcoming Book fair on October 20th-24th.

Please sign up for Scholastic Book Fair! 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/FoQpbk 
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.


Cassie Besso: cdbesso@gmail.com


School Contact Info

Calavera Hills Elementary
4100 Tamarack Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92010

760.331.6370 (Attendance)
760.729.3040 (Fax)

Principal: Dr. Amy Bryant

Coyote Calendar


Speak Up 2014
National Online Survey
Open Oct. 2nd-Dec. 20th

Principal's Corner

Principal's Report

As principal, my goal is to provide an educational experience for your child that is challenging, engaging, supportive, & enjoyable. Keeping an eye on the future where our students needs to be college and career ready, we embrace the concept that our children will be best prepared in an environment where character counts alongside academic achievement. On our campus, you will see our vision in action - We are a learning community. We are also S.U.R.E.  Safety, Understanding, Respect, and Effort is how we conduct ourselves in all that we do. 


Our focus for the 2014-2015 school year will be on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards into our instructional programs, as well as preparing our students in grades 3-5 for the SBAC (standardized State of CA testing in English language arts and math). Specifically, you will see a focus on the following areas when you visit our campus:


Pupil Outcomes/Academic Achievement for Students:  Focus on daily attendance - you have to be here to learn!, student academic progress from one evaluation/assessment to another - we are looking for growth!, increase focus on writing and problem solving, implementation of the 8 mathematical practice, & increase in teaching learning strategies for our students (such as Close Reading). 


Engagement: Increase in technology usage in classrooms (such as use of the Chromebooks), create partnerships with parents, & encourage parent volunteerism & involvement, increase in student focused lessons and interactive learning, & create a school community where everyone (students, teachers, parents, staff) belongs, is respected, & is welcomed. Engagement at CHE looks like smiles, happiness, & going above and beyond!


Conditions of Learning:  Practice sound safety practices on campus - be prepared!, ensure that all students are supported at their instructional levels with a sound intervention system that includes additional intervention specialists and specialized curriculum/materials, & a focus on decreasing the ratio of technology to student in the classroom. Teachers will be instructing with technology such as SmartBoards and Chromebooks in the classroom. 


At Calavera Hills, we are a pack of learners! Come & see for yourself & listen for the HOWL!


School Report Card



Person of Contact of Safety Concerns on Campus:

Dr. Amy Bryant

Calavera Elementary School


Carlsbad Unified School District invites you to participate in a logo design contest. This new logo should reflect the recently adopted mission statement:

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant
Published: 10/13/14

Current Events

Oct 16 - 24: Early Release Days - Parent/Teacher Conferences


Oct 20 - 24: Book Fair; daily

  • Lunch; 11:20 - 12:50
  • After school; 1:25 - 2:25
  • Spirit Wear for sale too!

Oct 17: Reflections Entries Due

Oct 21: Red Ribbon Proclamation @ City Hall; 6pm

Oct 24: Student Recognition

Oct 27 - 31: Red Ribbon Week - for full details

  • Monday: Rally in Red!
  • Tuesday: Say BOO to Bullying!
  • Wednesday: Walk or Bike to School!
  • Thursday: Too BRIGHT for Drugs!
  • Friday: No Bones About It! Drugs are Scary!

Down the Road......

Nov 3: Reflections Showcase

Nov 7: Veterans' Day Assembly: 8:30

Nov 10: No School

Nov 11: No School: Veterans' Day

Nov 20 - Dec 11: Giving Tree Donations

Nov 21: Student Recognition

Nov 24 - 28: Thanksgiving Break

Dec 11: Last Day of Giving Tree

Dec 18: Holiday Sing!

Dec 19: Student Recognition

Dec 22 - Jan 2: Winter Break


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School Hours

Kindergarten Early Birds:
8:00 am - 11:20 am

Kindergarten Late Owls:
9:30 am - 12:55 pm

Grades 1 - 5: 8:00am - 2:20pm

Thursday Early Release:
Grades 1 - 5: 1:25 pm 

MTM Sept - Gauguin

Character Trait

October - Responsibility; begins by determining what task or duty is mine, gaining knowledge of what is involved in its completion, and then acts to complete that task or duty to the best of my ability.

Common Core Smarter Balance Test