A premier learning community that empowers each student to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Upcoming Events! 
3rd- 5th Grade Testing
May 2 - May 13 
 Cleo Gordon End of the Year Festival
May 13
4-6:30 PM 
Games, prizes, & food! 
No School
 April 29
May 27 & 30
Memorial Day Weekend 
Last Day of School
 June 3rd
Minimum Day 
Daily Bell Schedule
Monday: 8:15-2:45 
Tuesday: 8:15- 2:45 
Wednesday: 8:15-11:45 
Thursday: 8:15- 2:45 
Friday: 8:15- 2:45 
Grades 1- 5
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:25 - 2:45
Wednesday 8:25 - 1:30
For the safety of our children the school
parking lot will be closed from:
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thank you for your consideration
in this matter.

Cleo News

 Great News @ Cleo!
The Cleo Gordon Elementary teachers have voted to continue with the collaborative schedule for the 2016-2017. school year. This means we will continue to have a modified schedule on Wednesdays.
Smarter Balanced Assessment
Consortium (SBAC)
We will be administering the Smarter Balanced Assessments, computer-based tests aligned with the state's rigorous new standards for English language arts/literacy and math. Smarter Balanced is part of a comprehensive new testing program called California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Smarter Balanced tests provide one measure of student knowledge of the subject matter, critical thinking, analytical writing, and problem solving skills they need to prepare for and succeed in today's world. 
Tips: How to Help Your Child
Prepare for Testing 
1. Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast

Many teachers report that students who don't do well on tests haven't gotten enough sleep, and haven't eaten breakfast on the morning of the test. Doing both of these things will ensure that your child is working at full capacity (Narang, 2008).

2. Make sure your child is prepared

Ensure that your child has good attendance at school during the weeks of testing. Make sure they are wearing comfortable clothes and mentally ready to go! 

3. Remain positive

Staying calm will help your child stay calm. If she gets nervous about the test or is likely to experience anxiety during the test, help her practice some relaxation techniques that she can try once she's taking the test (Narang, 2008).

More Helpful Tips!
 New! New! New!
Please open the following link if you are interested in ordering our
NEW Cleo Gordon T-Shirts, Hoodies, & Car Decals.  

If you are interested in staying at your home-school, please fill out an open enrollment form. Open enrollment closes on February 29. Please contact your school office for any questions.

The district has sent out letters regarding the upcoming boundary changes. Please see the following website if you have any questions regarding where your child will be attending school in the Fall of 2016. Even if you don't receive a letter in the mail, you will still be asked to change schools.  

Newest Info: 2016-2017 K-8 BOUNDARY CHANGE


Leader In Me!

Cleo Gordon Elementary 
is a
Leader In Me School!
"The Leader in Me is FranklinCovey’s whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader." 

Content from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a key component of The Leader in Me. The 7 Habits is a combination of universal, timeless principles of personal and interpersonal effectiveness, such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration and renewal, which are secular in nature and common to all people and cultures. Here’s how the 7 Habits are taught to students in an age-appropriate format within The Leader in Me process:

Be Proactive classroom poster

Habit 1 — Be Proactive

You're in Charge: I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Begin with the end in mind classroom poster

Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind

Have a Plan: I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Put first things first classroom poster

Habit 3 — Put First Things First

Work First, Then Play: I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

Think win-win classroom poster

Habit 4 — Think Win-Win

Everyone Can Win: I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood classroom poster

Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Listen Before You Talk: I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

Synergize classroom poster

Habit 6 — Synergize

Together Is Better: I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.

Sharpen the Saw classroom poster

Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw

Balance Feels Best: I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.


“We only get one chance to prepare children for a world none of us can possibly predict, what are we going to do with that one chance?”

—Principal Muriel Summers,  A.B. Combs Elementary  


Leader Positions!

 1. Lighthouse Team
2. News & Media
3. Greeters
4. Breakfast Monitors
5.  Lunch Monitors
6. Green Team
7. Cleo PR
8. Morning Announcements
 Leaders Wanted!

End of Year Festival



Please join us on Friday, May 13
from 4 - 6:30 pm at our annual End of Year Festival.
Events Include: A Talent Show, 
The Fairfield Police,
The Fairfield Fire Dept.,
Fun Games & Activities,
and Food!
Each child will receive a free activity card and additional ones can be purchased.
Food cards will also be sold.
Congratulations to Cleo Gordon's 
Teacher of the Year!
Lacey Bowen 
Congratulations to Cleo Gordon's 
Student of the Year!
 Karisma Mendez