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Enrollment is open for the standard English program with space at all grades T4, TK, K and up to 5th grade.
The Painter Vietnamese Immersion Program (VIP) has enrollment to meet the high demand! Enroll now above! Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion grades include:
- T4/TK VIP --- K/Mẫu giáo VIP --- 1st VIP --- 2 VIP --- 3 VIP
Tet, Winter Showcase, Chavez Unity, Spring Spirit & More!
Painter Tet Festival 2023 Video
2022 Tet Showcase Lion Dancing
Spring 2022 Spirit Week
Unity March for Cesar Chavez, March 2022
Information & Announcements
Vietnamese Immersion Program
We are actively taking registrations grades K to 3 (Mẫu giáo - lớp ba). Enroll now above!
Click to join our waitlist! Nhấn vào đây để tham gia danh sách chờ của chúng tôi!
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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.
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!
Ben Painter Elementary Principal
TK-5 Offering Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion TK-2 & Growing!
Celebrating Our School Community
Archive: News & Announcements 2021-22
News Archive, 2022 and Prior
News & Announcements
- Enroll or APPLY Fall 2022!
- Painter ILS Orientation
- Painter Tet Presentation
- School Site Council Agenda
- Back to School 9.23.21 Painter Orientation 8.12.2021
- Moon Festival September 18, 2021
- Return to School Surveys ENG-SPA-VIE
- Reopening Letters from Superintendent Dr. Bauer
Enroll or APPLY Fall 2022!
Painter ILS Orientation
Painter Tet Presentation
Dear Painter Eagles,
We wanted to inform you of a special treat that our teachers and students have been preparing for next week.
In celebration of the Lunar New Year Tet, students from Painter Elementary VIP will be performing for our community under a lantern and banner display facing Rough & Ready Road.
Design developed in collaboration with the VIP team by our community liaison Mr. Phan!
What: Painter Tet Presentation - Year of the Tiger
When: Starts 12:35 pm until the end of day (short day)
Who: All interested or participating teachers, students, and families can Zoom in!
Events (sequence subject to change):
- Lion Dancing & Drumming
- Tet Song
- Vietnamese Alphabet
- Poems / Mrs. Tran’s students proverb
- After School VDL students included; Vui La Vui Song & More
Zoom link to be published next week!
School Site Council Agenda
Program Offerings! Ưu đãi của Chương trình! Ofertas del programa!
- Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion
- Think Together, after school
- Ages 3 & 4 Preschool
- Science from Scientists
- Early Learning Videos w/ ARUSD
- Community School of Music & Art (TBD)
- After School Athletics w/ Vietnamese & Spanish Support (TBD)
- After School Dance (TBD)
Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion
Think Together, after school
Ages 3 & 4 Preschool
Science from Scientists
Science from Scientists (SFS) is a new STEM oriented program that Mr. Manluco hopes to bring to the Painter campus for the 2021-2022 school year under a grant-funded partnership from Genentech!
We are deeply grateful to the partners at Genentech and Science from Scientists for supporting our STEAM programming here at Painter Elementary!
Find out more about SFS here: https://www.sciencefromscientists.org/the-stem-crisis/
Early Learning Videos w/ ARUSD
Community School of Music & Art (TBD)
After School Athletics w/ Vietnamese & Spanish Support (TBD)
After School Dance (TBD)
Parent / Student Handbooks: https://www.arusd.org/district/departments/instructional-services/student-services/parent-student-handbooks
Back to School 9.23.21 Painter Orientation 8.12.2021
Sorry everyone. We had to change the Zoom access link. Please use the link below:
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Time: Aug 12, 2021 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Moon Festival September 18, 2021
Click resource to see in ENG, VIET, and SPA!
Return to School Surveys ENG-SPA-VIE
I am excited to kick off this year as your new principal for the 2021-2022 school year with our first student day on August 17th with details to follow. The office is now officially open and if you have any needs, please do stop by. Just be aware that at times I may be in meetings.
Estoy emocionado de comenzar este año como su nuevo director para el año escolar 2021-2022 con nuestro primer día estudiantil el 17 de agosto con detalles a continuación. La oficina ya está abierta oficialmente y si tiene alguna necesidad, por favor visítenos. Solo tenga en cuenta que a veces puedo estar en reuniones.
Tôi rất vui mừng được bắt đầu vào năm nay với tư cách hiệu trưởng mới của bạn cho năm học 2021-2022 với ngày học sinh đầu tiên của chúng ta vào ngày 17 tháng 8 với các thông tin chi tiết để theo dõi. Văn phòng hiện đã chính thức mở cửa và nếu bạn nào có nhu cầu thì ghé qua nhé. Chỉ cần lưu ý rằng đôi khi tôi có thể tham gia các cuộc họp.
Here are the direct links for the return to school surveys posted on Parent Square July 29, 2021.
ARUSD encuesta para reapertura 2021-2022- ESPANOL https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdd20mREMmofVqFZT-V6GyCX7pY3eU8LzxxHy8nSdgAEsEd4A/viewform
ARUSD 2021-2022 Reopening Survey ENGLISH https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqkS2P2CgFPJ-EfHfaOc_J2QrhikjNESWqgGOqKsuO5fhTTg/viewform
ARUSD 2021-2022 Reopening Survey Vietnamese https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScslnTuso2n2U5y_2NOI3DsmkecamiEhncTBI842DIp9_W-KQ/viewform
Reopening Letters from Superintendent Dr. Bauer
Trilingual Letters: English, Spanish (haz clic abajo), & Vietnamese (bấm vào bên dưới)
Introduction Letter: Principal Manluco
Painter Elementary school is continually enrolling for the fall 2022 school year!
Our Standard English Program has vacancies in T4/TK, Kindergarten, and first grade. Spots fill up fast at Painter's Standard English Program, so register now!
In the third year since our founding, our Vietnamese Immersion Program (VIP) has a few spots left in T4/TK, Kindergarten, and 2nd grade. First grade is booked fully with a waiting list! We have nearly 80 students enrolled at Painter VIP for next year! Our Vietnamese Dual Language teaching staff provides 50% of learning in English, and 50% in Vietnamese reading, writing, listening, and speaking during the standard day. After school, we provide Vietnamese immersion as an intervention class for all grades TK-5 to support with transitioning to English, by strengthening primary Vietnamese language literacy.
Call our office at 408-928-8406 and email email@example.com to enroll now or to express interest in teaching! We are continually recruiting teachers for our Standard English and Vietnamese Immersion Programs as one of the fastest growing schools in San Jose!
To apply to become a teacher at Painter Elementary, please apply to this vacancy link and let Principal Manluco know you are applying!
APPLY TO TEACH AT PAINTER in fall 2022: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1547382
We have openings at different grade levels. Alum Rock recognizes 12 years of service (max step) with placement up to $107,408 annually + $1,950 for MA and $2,000 for doctorates. We also provides a healthy benefits and retirement package.
Call or email to find out more!