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Upcoming Events

Have Fun at the CSI Family Picnics

Parent volunteers have arranged for three dates when Campbell School of Innovation families may get acquainted in a relaxing outdoor setting.

Parent-Sponsored Summer Picnics 
for CSI Families at John D Morgan Park, in Campbell.  
(For All Grades)

July 11

July 27

Aug 12

Bring your own food/drinks/outdoor activity and blanket

Grade TK-K meet on Rincon Ave. side
Grades 1-4th meet on Budd Ave. side

New Look for CSI Newsfeed

There is a new look for the News page on the Campbell School of Innovation website, and some new communication features too.

CSI Inside is the Principal's blog where she and selected staff will share stories, images and reflections about "doing school differently" at Campbell School of Innovation.

CSI Connect is where readers will find featured news and photos about what is happening at school, in classrooms and in the CSI community.

CSI Notices (lower on the web page) is where readers will see briefs and reminders that support school operations and parent communication.

Other standard and convenient information is also located on the News page: bell schedule, lunch menus, upcoming events, contact information, and a link to subscribe to our weekly e-news.

We hope you'll add the CSI News page to your list of favorite web links.

CSI Update - June 20, 2018

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!  The staff and I are very excited to be leading Year One of CSI!

Teachers have just completed four days of training in the areas of Design Thinking and Responsive Classroom.  Later this summer, several teachers will be attending CAFE literacy training as well as a Summer Studio Design Thinking Institute, which is grounded in the Arts.  As you can see, we have a very enthusiastic group of teacher learners and leaders.

Following the May 8 Meet and Greet, we hosted a follow-up parent meeting on June 11 to get some initial committees up and running and to plan a few summer events.  A flyer with dates and times will be sent via email next week.  

Construction updates include:

  • All 4 of the TK-2 buildings have been delivered, and the finishing work has begun
  • Exterior landscaping and concrete is underway, including renovation to the front of the school
  • Library update has begun

The school office will be closed from June 25-July 31and will reopen on August 1.  Our district office staff is available throughout the summer if you have urgent questions.  

Important Back-to-School Dates:

August 14 @ 8:30am        Kindergarten Informational Session for all kinder parents

August 14 & 15                  Kindergarten Round-Up (parents will be notified in August of

                                                      specific day and appointment times)

August 17 @ 3:30pm         Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at CSI

August 22 @ 8am               First Day of School

August 22 @ 8:30am         First Day Coffee

August 31 @ 8:15am          Principal’s Chat

September 12 @ 6:30        Back to School Night

September 28                      Picture Day

See the attached flyer about Parent-Sponsored Summer Events 

Parent Leadership Meeting

Save the Date for our first Parent Leadership Meeting!  It will be held on Monday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the current Campbell Middle School/ future CSI cafeteria.  If you are interested in helping with the planning of a Welcome Event, establishing the PTA/Home and School Club, deciding upon a process for the school mascot, or planning for initial fund-raising, please RSVP to Norma Jeanne Ready at:  njready [at]  Those of you who have already replied to the evite need not RSVP.  

High Energy at CSI Meet & Greet

a young CSI student gets a high five from one of the parents

Nearly 400 parents, students and staff gathered on May 8th for a Campbell School of Innovation event where they could get acquainted, learn more about the new school, and sign up for committees and volunteer activities that interest them.

Principal Norma Jeanne Ready and the CSI staff greeted families and provided an update on the school's schedule, construction, and planning for enriching learning experiences using the design thinking process.

“We’re excited about the opportunities that CSI and design thinking can bring to all students in our district,” said District Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “CSI offers an opportunity to be innovative in our instructional delivery to better meet the needs of today’s students and prepare them for the skills and habits required for their success in this yet to be defined  future.”

More information will be provided to parents in the months leading to the school's opening on August 22nd.