Vargas Elementary School

Student Success through Science

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  • Welcome to Vargas Elementary School

     

    Home of the dolphins and Student Success through Science! 

     

    Our Mission Statement & Vision 
    At Vargas Elementary School, we strive to create an engaging learning
    environment in which students develop their sense of social responsibility, scientific curiosity, and desire for lifelong learning. 
     

     We encourage everyone at Vargas to: 

    Be Respectful         Be Responsible          Be Safe

     


    Address:

    1054 Carson Drive
    Sunnyvale, CA 94086 
     
    Phone: (408) 522-8267
     

    Office Hours Due to COVID-19:

    Monday- Friday   8:00-11:00 am- 1:00-3:00 pm 

    Office closed- office staff available for phone calls, virtual meeting, and appointments

     

    Monday-Friday

    11:00-1:00 pm

    Office open for walk-in visits (only one family in the office at a time)

      

    Uniform Dress Code*:

    More information can be found on our Uniform Page.

    *Uniforms are not needed during remote learning
     
     
    School Principal: Mrs. Kathryn Armstrong
    Assistant Principal: Mr. John Austin
    Admin II (Office Manager): Ms. Randi Salas
    Admin I (Student Services): Mrs. Erika Lopez
     
                                                                                                                             
     
     

    Vargas is a Sunnyvale School District Program of Choice and home to Student Success through Science! We believe that science provides a foundation for critical thinking that benefits themselves and society.  In turn, students learn to question, interpret data, base decisions on evidence, respect logic, learn that actions have consequences, and develop intellectual independence. 

     

    Our role is to foster and encourage students natural curiosity.  We do this by guiding and providing opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom through fieldtrips, and visits to our on-site science lab and outdoor garden/lab.  Several of our teachers have been trained in NGSS, Next Generation Science Standards through the Lawrence Hall of Science.  This collaboration allows us to deeply create and implement projects and curriculum designed to meet the specific needs of our diverse student population. 

     

    All students maintain what we call a "Science Notebook" throughout the school year.  This allows students an opportunity to document, question, and wonder about each investigation, collect data, interpret data, and document findings. Watch our video below for more information!

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