• An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
News and Reminders
  • Please drop off your student after 8:10 -- there is supervision starting at 8:10. The first bell rings at 8:25 - School starts at 8:30.
  • Important safety reminders:                                                                                                                 - Please remember to sign in at the office whenever you are on campus.                                                 - Let's teach our kids pedestrian safety - thank you for using the crosswalk when crossing the street. 
  • 2014-15 District Calendar available here.  Every Wednesday is a SLCT dismissal day: Gr. 1-5 at 12:30, Kindergarten at 12:00pm
  • Follow Principal Julie Page Ales on Twitter for lots of ideas about education today.
Saratoga Scoop by Mrs. Ales

June 2014

Dear Saratoga Families --

Happy Summer to all our Saratoga School Families! We had a GREAT year and it was truly bittersweet to say good-bye to all our 5th graders moving on to middle school. We will miss them!! 

What do to this summer? Well, I am a big fan of playing outside in the sunshine and getting lots of exercise AND a big fan of kids reading. Check out the list of most popular books checked out from our library - listed below on our website. Thank you, fab librarian, Sue Nakaji for compiling this list!   

Another sweet thing to check out -- right in our neighborhood is the "Little Free Library" -- created by the Baniani Family. Here is a photo of Mrs. Obermeier and Mrs. Erickson for the ribbon cutting!

The Little Free Library is a great idea where you are free to take a book -- and then leave a book to share. This program is gaining momentum across the country. What a super idea!! You can check out the website: http://littlefreelibrary.org. The Baniani's library is located on Aloha Avenue, near Forest Hills Drive...feel free to pick up a book and leave a book. The Baniani's would appreciate any donations of elementary school age books for their library as well. Thank you Baniani Family!!

Have a great summer everyone -- see you back at school on August 18th!!   -- Julie 

READ MORE...for what's new at Saratoga Elementary!

Propeller Questions

A list of conversation starters to enjoy with your family.

Click here for a list of 2013-2014 Propeller Questions.

Questions/Comments: Please email the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Get Caught Reading

Looking for a good book to read?

  • Click here for a list of Most Popular Books checked out of school library during 2013-14 school year.
  • Click here to learn more about this year's Visiting Author Dave Keane & his books
  • For additional book recommendations, click here


Welcome New Parents!

There are two events for you to get acquainted with Saratoga Elementary School -- 

1.Kindergartner Welcome—Friday, August 15th, 2:00–3:00pm, Kindergarten area. Bring your student to get to know all about kindergarten fun. Classrooms will be open, meet teachers, and get to know new friends. School spirit wear will be on sale.

2. New Parent Orientation—Friday, August 15th, 3:00-4:00pm, Multi-Purpose Room. Get to know your new school, the principal, parent leaders, and other new parents.

  • First Day of School - Monday August 18th, 8:30 AM, School Begins!! Parent Welcome and Volunteer Sign-ups! We want YOU!
Project Cornerstone Book of the Month

What is Project Cornerstone's ABC Reader Book this month?:

 This Month:  Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

This book explores themes such as how students can identify caring adults they can turn to for support, recognize how they are supported by caring adults and how adults help them BLOOM. The lessons offer opportunities for students to practice using their "lids to keep them from wilting" -- as well as teaching the importance in both face-to-face and online communications. We follow up from last month's lesson -- highlighting courage, honesty, responsibility, integrity and perseverance.



Last Month:  The Empty Pot

This book explores the concepts of courage, honesty, responsibility, integrity and perseverance. These tools will empower students to value being true to themselves even when it is not easy. This book illustrates the importance of attitude and behavior in building character. Students will understand that the end result isn’t as important as trying your best and to trust in yourself and listen to your own judgment to make a good decision. Honesty makes trust bloom.

What is Project Cornerstone? To read more follow this link!



PTA Reimbursement/ Check Request Form

*UPDATED FOR 2013-2014*

Click here for the revised PTA Expense Reimbursement and Check Request form. NOTE: Please read the updated instructions at the top of the form. Questions? Please contact PTA Treasurer  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Got Saratoga eNews?
Stay up to date on important school news and reminders.  If you are not receiving the Saratoga School eNews, please check the following:
  • Check your spam box.
  • Check your email security settings/preferences to ensure "School Messenger" email is not being blocked.
  • Contact your school office to verify that your email address is correct in PowerSchool.  If your email address has changed, let your school office know so it can be updated.

In event of a school-wide emergency, notifications will be sent via automated voice, text and email messages to parent/guardian phone numbers/email addresses listed when you updated your student's information online or at time of registration. READ MORE...

Welcome Back to School!

The first day of school is Monday, August 18th!! School starts at 8:30 for all grades.   

First day of school hours -- 8:30am - 2:25pm (Grades 1-2) & 8:30am - 3:00pm (Grades 3-5)

Kindergarten hours -- 8:30am - 10:30am (First day only) Dismissal for the first 6 weeks of school will be at 12:00 for Kindergartners

New Student Registration

New Student Registration for 2014-2015:

Registration for incoming new students for the 2014-2015 school year begins on March 3.  This year SUSD has transitioned to an online registration system.  Starting February 1, registration packets may be downloaded online or picked up at the District Office or our school office.  Current residents who can provide all required identification, immunization record, and required proofs of residency may begin to register on March 3.  All details are posted ONLINE.

Just Do It: Join PTA Today!

Join the Saratoga Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and support our children in the school and in the community. Get involved and help enhance special programs, our campus, classroom materials and parent education. Caring and involved parents in partnership with dedicated teachers make a world of difference in every child's educational experience. When you join PTA, make your tax-deductible Just Do It! donation of $135 per student and help PTA provide class supplies, teacher grants, K-5 leveled reading library resources, computer lab and much more! To Join PTA and enroll in our directory, click here.

Questions?  Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Upcoming Events

Fri, Sep 19th, @5:00pm - 8:00pm
Family Picnic Outside
Fri, Oct 24th, @8:00pm - 5:00pm
PTA Pumpkin Walk outdoors
Saratoga Elementary School
14592 Oak Street, Saratoga, CA 95070 ~ 408-867-3476