Tet Lunar New Year Showcase REPLAY LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWTQplXN7f4

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Welcome to Painter Elementary School, home of the ARUSD Vietnamese Immersion Program (VIP). Our Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program focuses on oral language practice through Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) to emphasize age appropriate language production and age appropriate mechanics and grammar. Through this practice, students approach biliteracy in reading, writing, and oral language production in both English and Vietnamese. Students can enroll in Painter VIP from any district through an interdistrict transfer. However, we refer all Franklin-McKinley students back to FMSD.

The Vietnamese Immersion Program is expanding for fall 2022!

With over 80 enrolled students, we offer the Painter VDLI under Alum Rock Union School District to grades T4, TK, K, 1, and 2, with expansion to grade 3 in FALL 2023. Older siblings can enroll in our standard English program to grade 5 or neighboring Sheppard Middle School, grades 6-8.

Express interest to enroll your child in T4, TK, Kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, or grade 3 in the link ABOVE so we can contact you for our spring registration and informational events!

Fall expansion grades:

  • Kindergarten / Lop Mau Giao - 20+ spaces, register now! Ghi Danh Cho! Registrarse HOY!
  • Grade 1 / Lop 1 - 20+ spaces, register now! Ghi Danh Cho! Registrarse HOY!

We are the third DLI school in the district after the Spanish Immersion programs of Adelante I and Adelante II, which are both T4K to 8th grade campuses.

Students will learn the content in both English and Vietnamese under the DLI 50/50 model. Half of the day will emphasize learning in English and the other half in Vietnamese. At least half of the students should be Vietnamese heritage/home language speakers and the other half can be of any language background.

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We collaborate with partners in the community, across the state, and at the University level, with CSU Fullerton as the primary hub for Asian Language DLI certification in the State of California. 

The California Association of Bilingual Education (CABE) Asian Languages Round Table, National Resource Center of Asian Languages, Assocation of Two-Way Immersion and Dual Language Immersion (ATDLE), and doctoral research at Santa Clara University have informed our program development.

Painter traditionally offers a Standard English Program for student home addresses within our school site boundary. It is increasingly our STEAM Embedded Program, as teachers engage in continual learning in FOSS science training from our Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) science coordinator and contract with Science from Scientists. We are continually developing the program offerings and in the last two years have added partnerships with: Little Heroes Sports, Science From Scientists, Community School of Music and Art from Mountain View, and the Get Down Dance Studio of Japantown, San Jose.


Spring 2022 Spirit at Painter Elementary!

Upcoming Events

December 22, 2022

Dear S.O.A.R.I.N.G. Eagles Community,

We want to send you off this holiday in bright spirits with a wonderful first part of the school year and a solid conclusion to 2022 as we anticipate the new year in 2023!

We are gracious for the outstanding efforts of all of our staff, community partners, and students for the effort for the first half of the school year and look forward to continuing the work when we return on Monday, January 9th, 2022.

Thank you sincerely to all of the wonderful presents that you have showered our staff with to show your appreciation for the work we do here at Painter Elementary.

Here are our two raw video links from the recording from our IT specialist, Mr. Jimmy. We are continually grateful for his collaboration with Painter, as he supports many schools and districtwide initiatives. I have also attached our slide document with links to all of the songs your students performed, in case you would like a personal replay at home this holiday!

Youtube livestream replay: https://youtu.be/2KajpguWVR4
iPad Recording (clearer audio): https://drive.google.com/file/d/13JOmvMLENbZNrSnFb41Z87R51Tqn13Rq/view?usp=sharing
- The Vietnamese Immersion Program song "“Ca Khuc Nhac Mung” and Mrs. Tran and Mr. Le's class have an encore at the end of each video before the 4th-5th grade "12 Days of Holiday" due to technical audio glitches in their first performance. The encores start at about 1:03.

We are continuing to improve our offering for digital replays of our events and thank all parents, who continue to provide us with guidance and support. We also want to thank all of their parents expressing feedback for the demand to have in person parent audiences and will consider that for the other showcases we have planned this year and in moving forward.

Have a happy holidays, from the Painter Family!

Joseph Manluco
Ben Painter Elementary Principal

TK-5 Offering Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion TK-2 & Growing!



Celebrating Our School Community

Showcasing Our Learning & Programs

Vietnamese Immersion Program, Tet Lion Dancing

School Activities & Spirit: March for Chavez, March 2022