Springhill Elementary School

Behavior Expectations

Each child in my class is treated with respect and acceptance no matter who they are and what they need to be a successful learner. In the classroom, children earn bonus chips (tokens) for making good choices for themselves ex.  They fully participate in a lesson, they make positive responses to peers/staff, they show active listening, they treat others as they would want to be treated etc.  We count our earned tokens each day and end the week using calculators to find the large total.  At the end of the month all the children have an opportunity to shop and send their bonus point savings at "Caldwell Collectibles".  Each child can choose to save their chips and have the reward of saving a lot of points or spend for immediate reward.  


Weekly special activities for Downtown


4th-5th grade chorus

Buddy Readers from Wong or Churchill


LPIE art

Buddy Readers from Hungerford


Science Lab


Buddy Readers from Newcomb or Adler


Computer Lab

Vocal ...more

Erin Caldwell

Welcome to Downtown Room 5


Welcome to Downtown at Springhill School. I am Erin Caldwell.  I have been teaching special education for 30 years and still love it. In my quest to keep up with technology, I have created this site to help you and your child navigate through our class. This site will be updated to share upcoming events, policies and procedures, class photos, and any documents you may need. You are also welcome to review your child's mainstream teacher's website. Within my site, you will find links to get you to their respective classroom sites. Please contact me with any concerns or questions. 

Erin Caldwell    925-927-3580 ext. 8005                    ecaldwel@lafsk.k12.ca.us

Policies and Procedures


Below is an introduction to Mrs. Caldwell's Class. Policies and procedures are listed in detail under specific bullets.

Contacting Mrs. Caldwell - It is easiest to reach me through the school email. ...more

Calendar of Events for Downtown


2016-17 mainstream field trips

5th grade

11/15 Courthouse

1/3 Hornet 

3/2 Colonial Day

4/10-4/14 5th grade camp in Pesacadero

4/25 Special Olympics

June AP chemistry lab at Acalanes

6/6 Springbrook pool trip


4th grade

10/26 Mt. Diablo State Park

2/7 Apple Store

4/12 Bedford Gallery

4/14 Columbia Gold Rush trip

4/25 Special Olympics

* TBA Steelhead Release, Nimbus Dam

*TBA Field work @ Shell Ridge

* Mrs. Spain's class does monthly hikes in Briones

Mainstream Teacher Links or email contact


Mainstream teacher- click on name for direct contact info:

4th Grade

Debbie Deitch     Laura Spain

Nancy Newcomb     Jenna Adler

5th Grade

Martin Wong

Christina Churchill



Homework packets are sent home Monday in your child's folder.  They are not due back to class until Friday.  Part of the weeks homework includes, a weekly reading log, and signed and returned Daily Diaries each day.  Your child will participate in Friday Pay Day and will be rewarded for their week's work.