Carrisa Plains Elementary

Polecat Logo -says Carrisa Plains Polecats with a picture of a walking polecat and two polecat paws


The Mission of Carrisa Plains Elementary, in partnership with families and community, is to create a learning environment that promotes collaborative and innovative thinking. By supporting students in a socially and emotionally safe atmosphere, we foster academic excellence and support students as they discover their strengths and achieve their maximum potential.


Phone Number

805-475-2244

Address

9640 Carrisa Highway

Santa Margarita, California 93453

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Teamwork

We recognize the talent of our students, staff, and community and understand that we can provide a world class education through teamwork


International Walk to School Day

Students from Carrisa Plains Elementary School participated in International Walk to School Day. All of our kiddos were excited to get out and exercise while enjoying the crisp early morning air. By participating in this global event, our Carrisa Plains students are joining walkers from around the world!


Teamwork

We recognize the talent of our students, staff, and community and understand that we can provide a world class education through teamwork

Measuring Magic! Our second grade students at Carrisa Plains Elementary School, were tasked with completing a measurement challenge. Using teamwork and their critical thinking skills they were successful in finding the missing magic ruler! It was evident they sure measure up! Great Job, Polecats!!

Teamwork

We recognize thetalent of our students, staff, andcommunity and understand thatwe can provide a world classeducation through teamwork.

Retro Bill is a motivational speaker who puts fun into safety, self-esteem, and character counts education, and he was able to visit our Carrisa Polecats, what a treat!! He is truly engaging and sends a wonderful message! For more information you can visit his website at: http://www.retrobill.com/about.htm


Excellence

We aim for the highest levels of performance and achievement for our students, staff, and community.

Walk and Roll Wednesday was a huge hit at Creston! The kiddos loved riding their bikes at school and increasing their strength, balance, and overall fitness! Nice Job!

Excellence

We aim for the highest levels of performance and achievement for our students, staff, and community.

Congratulations to the Parents and Students of Carrisa Plains Elementary for reaching their goal of completing 100% of their data confirmation. In doing so, students were rewarded with a HEALTHY CLASS PARTY!! Our students LOVED their frisbee, donated by Sylvester's Burger, and they had a BLAST throwing, catching, and chasing their frisbee around! Way to ROCK our WELLNESS POLICY!!


Teamwork

We recognize the talent of our students, staff, and community and understand that we can provide a world class education through teamwork

Back to School Night at Carrisa Plains Elementary School was the perfect way to welcome back our amazing families!

Mrs. Maynor and Mrs. Davis always welcome the opportunity to foster relationships while they communicate their expectations and excitement.

Excellence

We aim for the highest levels of performance and achievement for our students, staff, and community.

What a wonderful first full week of school! Our teachers and support staff utilized small group instruction, creating and cultivating a learning environment that supports and promotes differentiated instruction for all students.

Polecat Logo -says Carrisa Plains Polecats with a picture of a walking polecat and two polecat paws

Welcome Back!!

August 15, 2018

Polecat Logo -says Carrisa Plains Polecats with a picture of a walking polecat and two polecat paws

Welcome Back to school! Student's at Carrisa Plains were eager to meet their teachers and and check out the new Bike Garden that was painted onto the blacktop over the summer!! Such and exciting day!

Mrs. Davis's Class

NEW BIKE GARDEN!

Mrs. Maynor's Class

AUSD Lighthouse After School

Atascadero Unified School District and the Lighthouse Foundation have partnered to be able to offer after school enrichment classes for 3rd-6th grade students. The goal of this program is to engage young people in positive and fulfilling activities so that they can develop and nurture an intrinsic desire to be and to do good for themselves and others in our community. Atascadero USD and Lighthouse have selected program leaders who have a commitment to mentoring the students they are teaching, and who are committed to the goals of the program.

Elementary Robotics: Each school has a Robotics club which meets weekly to build, learn about code, and compete in friendly competitions. The Robotics club is a year-long participation commitment. Please see your school's site secretary to connect you with your school's Robotics Club Leader.

2017-2018 School Year

Raising chickens is a great way to teach our students about where food comes from, as well as encouraging responsibility and nurturing skills.

Our new chickens!

Our first egg



School

Dr. Seuss Week picture


Spirit

Students working
students posing by rain barrel



As we wait for the results of our Green Ribbon Application, our students continue to learn about sustainability and the world around them!

Students in greenhouse
Students sitting on stumps
Winter Performance picture

Winter Performance


Our students had a wonderful time performing their original play! Great job to all of our kiddos. And a big thank you to the PTF for supporting their efforts!

As we prepare for our Holiday Season, students learned how to make Christmas Trees using forks!

Students painting christmas trees with forks

Students worked with friends from the Sheriff Department to learning about safe practices during an emergency!

Students with guests from the Sheriff's Department

Connecting art and reading with GO Away, Big Green Monster!

Making art based on the book GO Away, Big Green Monster
students during earthquake drill

Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Carrisa Plains Elementary Students and millions of people worldwide practiced how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:19 a.m. on October 19* during our Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill.

Participating was a great way for our kiddos to be prepared and know what to do in case of an earthquake.

Student's during an earthquake drill 2
kids drawing haunted houses 2


This haunted house writing activity inspires kids to be creative. Even our most reluctant writers enjoy describing and creating a haunted houses!

Kids drawing haunted houses

Thinking Maps in TK-2nd Grades!!


Ever wonder what Early Release Friday and Professional Development Days were for? Well one of the best things about having a student in the Atascadero Unified School District is the level to which they go to ensure ALL of our teachers have access to the best researched based practices possible. Recently, teachers were trained in a process called Thinking Maps. A process that teaches our children how to visually organize their thinking and explain their thinking! WOW!! Gone are the days where one word answers are the norm!!

Students sitting at a table , drawing thinking maps.

Mrs. Maynor's TK- 2nd grade class using Thinking Maps

Retro Bill is a motivational speaker who puts fun into safety, self-esteem, and character counts education! He was able to visit our Polecats on September 27th, what a treat!! He is truly engaging and sends a wonderful message! For more information you can visit his website at: http://www.retrobill.com/about.htm

Retro Bill taking selfie with Carrisa Plains students
Reto Bill holding up large remote control

Stay on a positive respectful channel!

HAPPY FALL- When kids are encouraged to express themselves and take risks in creating art, they develop a sense of innovation that will be important in their adult lives. Our Carrisa Plains Polecats, embrace art to enhance their educational experience. Here we see Mrs.Maynor's and Mrs.Davis's Class are participating collaboratively in Autumn Cubism Art.

kids at table drawing trees
kids at table, drawing trees 2
kids at table drawing trees 3
kids at table drawing trees 4