San José Unified Board of Education Selects Finalist for Superintendent

After several months of extensive community engagement and deliberation, the San José Unified Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of a finalist for the position of Superintendent. Nancy Albarrán was selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates from our local region and across the country. Ms. Albarrán is currently serving as Interim Superintendent following the departure of Dr. Vincent Matthews in October 2015. Her formal approval as the next Superintendent of San José Unified is pending final action at an upcoming, regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting. For further information, please click here

Después de muchos meses de extensiva participación comunitaria y deliberación, la Mesa Directiva tiene el placer de anunciar su elección de la finalista al puesto de Superintendente. La señorita Nancy Albarrán fue electa dentro de un grupo de candidatos altamente calificados locales y de todo el país. La señorita Albarrán funge como Superintendente Interino desde de la partida del Dr. Vincent Matthews en octubre de 2015. Su aprobación formal como la siguiente Superintendente del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José está en espera de la medida final en una próxima junta ordinaria de la Mesa Directiva.

1st Grade
1st Grade

2nd Grade
2nd Grade

New Staff at Booksin!


4th Grade
4th Grade

5th grade
5th Grade


Office Staff
Office Staff

TK Kinder

Special Education
Special Education

Cafeteria Lead and Health Aide Interim

3rd grade
3rd Grade

Welcome to Booksin Elementary School

Breaking News

Open House on May 24, 2016

*CURRENT students and families only

Future Chef Finalist!



Recess 101 has started at Booksin!

We are excited to welcome Recess 101.  Coach Brian has been getting himself acquainted to our school and has been very active out at recess with the students.  Here is an introduction from Coach Brian himself:

I am 27 years old, married to my wife Cherelle.  I have two children, our son Landon (2), and daughter Bailey (6months). I currently coach club and high school men’s and women’s volleyball at my former high school, St. Joseph Notre Dame in Alameda. My favorite food is Sushi! I am currently going to school at San Jose State, where I am studying Child and Adolescent Development. I also work for an after school program called Kid Sportz USA in Campbell .  Here we teach multi sports and how to work together as a team.  I love working with our youth and being able to share my passion for sports with them. I hope to bring great energy, fun and leadership to Booksin Elementary. I’ve had an amazing first week and I hope to meet everyone soon!

The Dream Machine

Willow Glen Dream Team: Abbey (4th), Emma (4th Non Booksin), Nell (4th), Juli, Bella (3rd), Maddey (1st), Megan (3rd )

The Willow Glen Dream Machines is made up of 4 Booksin girls and one non-Booksin girl. This past weekend they closed out an incredible season at the 2016 VEX IQ State Championships where they complemented their in-season STEM Award and Design Award with the State Championship Award for Sportsmanship. Incredible work and fun throughout the season by everyone!

Dismissal Times

Dismissal time for grades TK-3rd is 2:00pm every day, and 4th and 5th grade students are dismissed at 2:20pm.  Unless he or she rides the bus, that is the time when you should be picking up your child to go home.  Students should not be encouraged to stay and play at the playground until you can pick them up. There is no supervision for students in the afternoon. However, we have staff members supervising students in the main parking lot and by the front office for the students taking the bus.

Unless you are out at the playground watching and supervising their afterschool play, all children must be picked up on time. When supervising your child, please stand or sit near your child. Thank you for your cooperation.

Lastly, we have a break coming up and there will be no school from 2/15-2/19. Please see the District calendar online for more information.  Thank you!

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program - CAASPP

Last spring, schools and districts across California participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP. This set of assessments provides information on student progress under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), supporting more rigorous instruction in San Jose Unified School District and increased expectations for students.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 852, each year school districts are required to notify parents or guardians of their pupil’s participation in the CAASPP tests. In addition, districts are required to inform families of their right to exempt their student from taking the CAASPP tests. For families wishing to exempt their student from a CAASPP assessment, a written request specifying the test(s) to be exempted must be submitted annually to the school site.

To learn more about the CAASPP assessments your student may take, or the exemption process, please click here.

Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil - CAASPP

La primavera pasada, las escuelas y distritos escolares de todo California participaron en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP. Este conjunto de evaluaciones proporciona información del progreso de los estudiantes con respecto a los Estándares Académicos, Comunes y Fundamentales del Estado (CCSS). Los resultados de la evaluación brindan apoyo para impartir enseñanza más rigurosa en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José con el fin de aumentar las expectativas académicas de todos los estudiantes.

De conformidad con las reglamentaciones del Código de California, Título 5, Artículo 852, cada año a los distritos escolares se les requiere que notifiquen a los padres y tutores acerca de la participación de sus hijos en los exámenes CAASPP. Además, a los distritos escolares se les exige que informen a las familias que tienen el derecho a pedir que se les exente a sus hijos de tomar los exámenes CAASPP. Las familias que no deseen que sus hijos tomen una evaluación CAASPP, deberán pedirlo por escrito, especificando cuál examen o exámenes no desean que tomen sus hijos y entregar dicha solicitud escrita a su escuela, cada año.

Para obtener más información de las evaluaciones CAASPP que podrían tomar sus hijos o sobre el proceso para pedir que a sus hijos se les exente de tomarlas, por favor haga clic aquí

BIG Week @ Booksin

Playing games during Big Week

Kids having fun during Big Week


Mrs. Petrea and Louie the Bulldog


Vision and Mission


Our students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.


Our mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education.
The Booksin community :

will work in partnership to create an environment where children are challenged intellectually and supported socially in ways appropriate to their strengths, needs, and experiences

will provide explicit standards based instruction using 21st century skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking/ problem solving, creative thinking, and global citizenship)

will align resources to support programs in the school plan that motivate and encourage lifelong learning.

Quick Links

Booksin Beat

Student Resources

School Site Council


School Accountability Report Card

Infinite Campus Portal


Principal - Lauren Petrea

Assistant Principal - Felicia Tan

Secretary - Cindy Urenda

Attendance Hotline
408 535-6213

Reference Material

Hardship Grant Application English

Hardship Grant Application Spanish

Booksin Afterschool Programs