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Mr. Jim Radkey,  Room E-6


Home phone: 510 527 5282 Please do not call after 8 p.m.

Cell Phone: 510 207 7197 Please call after 3:00 on school days

  • Field trips are current and up to date
  • Shadow Cliff RP Wednesday, October 17th.  (Return to school approx 2 p.m. after dismissal at 1:40)
  • Oakland Zoo Monday, December 17th, 2018)
  • The Old School House, Monday, January 28th, 2019
  • Rancho Macedo Thursday, March 7th, 2019
  • Forest Home Farm Thursday April 25th, 2019


Mr. Radkey

Happy December

Wow you guys are amazing.  We have shattered our Pledge O Meter.  We are currently tired in 5th place for THE and Ist for 3rd grade.  Keep the pledges coming.


Look at the rewards and think of the ways you can help out with them.  I will create a Sign up Genius for this as well.  I have already paid off the extra recess.


My understanding it is to rain on the actual day so it has been turned to the Hero Fit Fitness Challenge (see previous email from Mrs. Dodson)  What ever they do thank you for supporting the school so generously and graciously.  The kids will have a blast no matter the event.


The Event is Wednesday, December 5th


3rd grades color for the event is BLUE  Everything blue is OK to wear.


Field trip to the Oakland Zoo on Monday December 17th.  Currently the forecast shows a few blue dots under the cloud in front of the sun. 


Candy Cane Trains - We will be making Candy Cane Trains with our K/1 buddies on Tuesday, December 18th at 9:15 to 10:15.  I will have a Sign up Genius created and get it to you in the next few days.  There are a lot of things to buy.  Yes most of them sugary.  Ho Ho Ho!!!


Thursday December 20th is a Minimum Day  12:10 dismissal for All HO! HO! HO!


Holiday Party on Thursday, December 20th.  Monica our fantastic room parent will be sending more information soon.

8/13 First Day of School!!  8:30 to 11:10  Welcome Back


8/15 2nd & 3rd Back to School Night 6:30-MPR, 7-8pm Classrooms

9/17 to 9/21 is Ability Awareness Week

9/17 Picture Make Up Day

10/4 Minimum Day 12:10 Dismissal

10/5 Teacher Work Day (No Students)

10/8 to 10/12 is parent conference week  (12:10 dismissal)

10/20 School Carnival/Book Fair

10/31 Halloween Parade Minimum day (12:1 Dismissal)

11/2 Staff Development (No Students)

11/7 Veterans Day Assembly

11/12 Veterans Day School Recess (School Closed)

11/19 to 11/23 School Recess for Thanksgiving

12/5 Healthy Hawk Hustle

12/21/17 to 1/6/18 Winter Break

1/7 Teacher Work Day (No Students)

1/18 Report Cards Come Home

1/21 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, School Recess (School Closed)

2/15 Staff Development Day (no Students)

2/18 Presidents Day, School Recess (School Closed)

2/21 Science Night

3/14,15,16 Conference/Teacher Work Day  (12:10 dismissal)

3/23 THE Auction

3/20 Wednesday, 3rd grade Musical(Changed from 3/27)

3/29 Minimum Day 12:10 Dismissal

4/1 to 4/5 Spring Break (school Recess)

4/22 to 4/26 Book Fair

4/25 Multicultural Night

5/23 Thursday Open House 

5/27 Memorial Day Holiday,  School Recess (School Closed)

5/31 Last day of School, Boo Hoo!!!  (12:10 dismissal for students) 

Pictures for 2018-2019 school year

Load your class photos to shutterfly so we can all enjoy them. 



Amazon Smile Supports THE

DAILY Take Their Thing A Ma Jig (pendoflex) home with MATH JOURNAL and RED FOLDER inside.

Do nightly homework that is written on the daily assignment sheet

Read each night for at least 20 minutes or more and log it.

Bring a good snack to school each day with your name on it.

Return all of the above to class the next day.


Here is a bit of background information on me, Mr. James Radkey. 

I was born in a southwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, named Park Forest.  It was a great place to grow up.  I will use many of the adventures of my childhood in the classroom to entertain your students.  There were many adventures with my siblings, 3 brothers and one sister as they took care of the baby of the family. 


Upon graduation from High school I embarked on a 10 year adventure with the United States Marine Corps.  I started out in the infantry, moved to artillery and then became an aerial navigator on a C-130 transport.  My main reason for joining was to go see the world.  The first 4 years I spent in the beautiful colorful (if you like brown) Mojave Desert.  Once I became an aviator my wish to see the world was fulfilled.  I have traveled to 4 continents, waved at Santa, and have flown enough hours to have gone around the world about 4 times. 

The adventurous life came to an end when I decided it was time to get out and use the educational benefits to get a college education.  (the real reason I joined the Marines)  I attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (Saluki’s) and graduated with a BA degree in Communications.  

My Fantastic brother convinced me to give up the 4 seasons and move to California.  All through my military career I became an instructor in the specialty I was assigned. In college I helped new military veteran students learn about their benefits and how to adjust to their new life.  With this in mind I started looking for a job in education because I really enjoyed helping people reach for their futures.

I went back to school at the Cal State Hayward for my teaching credential.  Upon completion of the program I subbed all over the bay area at all different grade levels.  I was hired by SRVUSD 1n 1995.    Well here it is 2015 and it has been 20 years.  I have taught K, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.  Yes 3rd is my favorite grade.

During this time I met my wife of 21 years, Pamela, who is also a teacher, and brought two fantastic kids into this world.  There is my oldest Alison who will be a Freshman in college this year and Ryan who will also be a freshman in high school.  They are both very active in volleyball, baseball, track, soccer, and choir, way to many activities for their parents to keep up with.

My hobbies also include scuba diving, biking, model railroading, and carpentry.  There are many more but never enough time!!!

If you have any questions please feel free to ask!!!

Back To School Night 18-19 Presentation

Click on the link to view the information that was shared at Back To School Night Web BTSN Power Point 18-19.pptx (PPTX)