Memorial Day Closure

All SJUSD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day.

Todas las escuelas y oficinas del SJUSD estarán cerradas el lunes, 30 de mayo de 2016, a fin de conmemorar el Día de los Caídos en Guerra.

Office Staff
Office Staff

4th Grade
4th Grade


3rd grade
3rd Grade

1st Grade
1st Grade

5th grade
5th Grade

New Staff at Booksin!


TK Kinder

Special Education
Special Education

Cafeteria Lead and Health Aide Interim

2nd Grade
2nd Grade

Welcome to Booksin Elementary School

Breaking News

Math Olympiad Team 2015-2016

Math Olympiad Team 2015-2016
Booksin has just completed the 2015-2016 Math Olympiad program, and it was a huge success.  4th and 5th grade students were able to use critical and problem solving skills as they developed an enthusiasm for mathematics.  Students were proud and thrilled to meet challenges.  If your child is interested in joining the team next year, more details on the process will be announced in late August.  Stay tuned.

Congratulations to Christy Wright, Doug Ikemoto and Dave Walters for receiving the Trailblazer Award for their work with Project Cornerstone. Booksin was 1 of 5 schools that received this award in Santa Clara County. Thank you for you hard work and dedication to our school community!

Teacher of the year - Yen Tran
Congratulations Mrs. Tran - Booksin’s Teacher of the Year!

Finished Ball Wall Mural!

If you have not had a chance to see the 5th graders gift to the school please come take a look. (Family Fun Night would be a great time!) Our fifth grade class worked so hard and had fabulous energy to transform the dismal ball wall to a stunning mural.

Open House is on May 24, 2016
Art Show from 5:30 - 7:30pm
*CURRENT students and families only

Congratulations to our teachers for going through another successful year of the induction program!

Thank you Booksin volunteers!

Booksin Volunteers are sweet!

Thank you for coming to the volunteer appreciation ice cream social.

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.

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

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