Contact Bunker

Colleen Gainey, Principal



Main Office Line:



To call in an absence:



Fax Number:



PTC Website

Bunker PTC now has it's own website. Please click below to keep up with the PTC events!



All visitors to the Bunker School Campus must stop by the office and sign in during the school day!  This is for your child’s safety as well as yours.  In case of an emergency situation all need to be accounted for.  The sign-in binder is in the office on the counter along with our 'Apple' visitor stickers.  If you need to get something to your child, let the office staff help you.  We will contact your child’s teacher to get the item to them.  Please do not disturb the classroom while they are in session.


If your child misses school, it is very important to either call or send a note indicating why your child was out.  Parents/Guardians will have three (3) school days to clear an absence. If proper verification is not provided within three (3) school days, the absence will be recorded as unexcused (NUSD AR 5113) and can not be changed.

7th Grade Shots

Requirements for entrance to 7th grade:

1.  The 3rd shot for Hep B

2.  Tdap Immunization – (Whooping cough shot)

3.  Proof of Immunization for both of these shots.

Rules from the junior high:


If you have any questions,

please call the Jr. High

at 510-818-3005.

“To prevent delayed enrollment/class placement at the Jr. High, families should begin contacting their physicians prior to the end of the 2014-2015 school year for vaccine and/or verification of injection.  Bunker 6th graders can turn in the updated immunization records to Sandra in the Bunker office.”

Safety First

Students, if you ride your bike to school, please walk your bike on the sidewalk if there are many cars driving on the street. We want you to be safe as you come to school each day.


In the interest of preserving instructional time, we do not interrupt classes for deliveries or messages during class.  However, we realize that there are times that parents need to get a missing class assignment or lunch to their children.


We have a plan for lunches already; our campus monitors take the lunch to the cafeteria and deliver them to the students at lunch time.


For those other items (homework, backpacks, etc.) that you would appreciate being delivered to your child, we will place the item in your child’s teacher’s mailbox for them to pick up at recess or lunch.


Thank you for your understanding and helping us to make sure that instruction can go on uninterrupted during the day here at Bunker.


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James L. Bunker is a California Distinguished School for 2014

James L. Bunker is a California Distinguished School for 2014
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Minimum Day’s for Parent/Teacher Conferences are November 13, 17, 18, 19 & 20. Please be sure your student pick up plans are in order for dismissal at 1:05 for all K to 6th grade students!



November 2         Daylight Savings Time Ends – Set your Clock Back One Hour!


November 3-7    Book Fair is here!


November 3       SSC Meeting, 2:50-3:50


November 4       Make-up pictures today


November 6       Book Fair Family Night, 5:30 – 7:00 pm in Library


November 11      No School in observance of Veterans Day


November 12    PTC Meeting in Library, 6:30


November 13      Minimum Day, Parent/Teacher conferences


November 17      Minimum Day, Parent/Teacher conferences


November 18      Minimum Day, Parent/Teacher conferences


November 19      Minimum Day, Parent/Teacher conferences


November 20     Minimum Day, Parent/Teacher conferences

                        Turkey Trot


November 24 to 28         Thanksgiving Break, no school


December 1       SSC Meeting, 2:50-3:50


December 9       PTC Meeting in Library, 6:30


December 9-12   6th Grade Science Camp


December 22 to January 2          Winter Break, no school


Walk-a-Thon Thank You


Our Walk-a-thon was a great success. Thank you to all of you who came and participated in this family-oriented fundraiser.  A very special thank you to the parents and teachers who volunteered their time to make this event so special by dedicating their endless time so our Bunker community could get together and enjoy our 23rd  Walk-a-thon.


Viola Blythe Holiday Canned Food Drive has begun!


Bunker school will be collecting canned food again this year to support Viola Blythe. The Viola Blythe Community Service Center of Newark is a nonprofit, nonsectarian corporation organized to promote, support and advocate social and human services to any person who is in immediate need. This mission is accomplished by a variety of programs, including emergency food and clothing distribution, referrals to other agencies, special programs that address current community needs and holiday programs at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

From now until December 15, 2014, Bunker school will be collecting canned food (please be sure your canned food donations are not outdated) along with new, unwrapped toys for the holidays. Please send your donation to your child’s classroom. Our support helps this essential organization provide for our needy neighbors here in Newark all year around. Thank you in advance for your support.




Please remember to check the lost and found clothing hanging on the fence or rack by the cafeteria; it is full of your children’s LOST OR LEFT BEHIND CLOTHING! These lost items will be donated to Viola Blythe over the Winter Break so check early! THANKS SO MUCH.


Cold and flu season information for NUSD Nurse


October 3, 2014


Dear Parents,


As we enter the cold and flu season, we want to make sure that you have the information and support you need around children who may become ill.  The single most important prevention strategy is to encourage hand washing.  Seasonal flu vaccine is already available from your doctor or local pharmacy.


Students should continue to come to school, as long as they are not sick and do not have flu symptoms.  Flu-like symptoms include: 


•   Coughs                                •   headaches                           •   diarrhea

•   fevers above 100°                 •   nausea                                 •   body aches

•   sore throat                           •   vomiting


All individuals with an influenza-like illness or symptoms should remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications (like acetaminophen or ibuprofen).


We also wanted to provide a quick update about Enterovirus-D68, which you’ve probably heard about on the news:


  • Enterovirus-D68 is a virus that causes respiratory illness and is circulating in Northern California.  The Public Health Department is working with local hospitals to identify and conduct testing on children hospitalized with serious respiratory infections.
  • Enterovirus-D68 causes symptoms that are similar to the symptoms of a cold or flu, such as cough, sneezing, runny nose, body aches, or fever, but in this outbreak, many children do NOT have a fever.
  • Enterovirus-D68 is thought to spread from person to person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or contaminates a surface with their respiratory secretions.  Enteroviruses in general can slo be spread in the stool.
  • Hand hygiene with soap and water is preferred as alcohol-based hand sanitizers have limited effectiveness against enteroviruses.


It is important to teach your children how to reduce the risk of getting the flu and how to protect others from becoming infected.  If we all practice good hygiene, health officials believe we can limit the spread of flu in our schools and child care centers.


Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our pupils and our schools healthy.  If you have questions, please contact the District Nurse, Agnes Lopez at 818-4146 or your healthcare provider.  You can also check the website (http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/EV-D68.html or http://www.acphd.org/enterovirus.aspx ) for updates.



Agnes Lopez, R.N.                                                       

District Nurse                           

Newark Unified School District                                      


How Do I Use The Phone?

In the office we have many children who ask or need to call their parents for various reasons.  It is shocking to us how many students are confused at how to use the phone, and many do not even know their phone number. Due to our cell phone dependent society, we admit ourselves that we have very few numbers stored in our memory banks as they are just a click away in our “contact list.”

In taking a step back from this situation, we really feel that this is a safety issue for our students when away from school and don’t have their handy emergency card to pull from. 

Please help your child with the following things so we can make sure we keep them safe at all times:

  • Let your students know where they can reach you at different times of the day
  • Have them memorize a minimum of 3 key phone numbers where they can reach their parents, trusted family member of caregiver. *Make sure the numbers the kids know are also listed on the blue emergency cards
  • Practice dialing numbers on a phone vs. just finding the name in a contact list (land line vs. cell phone is best)

Thank you for your help and support with this very important matter. 

Bunker office


Attention Parents!

An electronic version of our School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is available on Newark Unified School District's website hereIn addition, a paper copy is available in our school office for your review.

Today: 10/31/14

2014-2015 School Year Calendar

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Information For Families

Cold and flu season update-Spanish
Bunker Student/Parent Handbook
All Notes

Newark Junior High School 'Conversation with the Principal'


Mark E. Neal, Principal

‘Conversation with the Principal’

Friday November 21st at


NJHS Library


Please come and join Mr. Mark Neal, Principal of Newark Junior High School, for ‘Conversation with the Principal’. He would like to take this time to meet Elementary School Parents and answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding the Junior High.  We look forward to seeing you on the 21st.  


6201 Lafayette Avenue, Newark, CA 94560 ~ phone 510-818-3050 ~ fax 510-794-2079


The Newark Police Department has launched a new Community Notification Service called “Nixle” to help improve communication with people who live, work, and visit our community. The system provides a quick, efficient, and secure way to get neighborhood-level information out to community members who subscribe to the system. Through www.nixle.com, the department will be able to send text message (SMS) and e-mail alerts to subscribers. Notifications might be considered in the following instances:

  • A young child or adult with Alzheimer’s disease walks away from their home. The alert can include a picture of the child or vulnerable adult with a map identifying the area at which they were last seen.
  • A public safety emergency requires people to stay in or remain away from their homes. A Nixle alert can let residents with a registered address in the affected neighborhood know what’s happening, allowing residents to take a proactive role in their own safety.
  • A serious injury or fatal crash in which traffic investigators close down the intersection for several hours during the morning commute. This situation might warrant a notification to subscribers who live or work in the area, encouraging them to select a different route to work.
  • Other uses: Large-scale public works projects, traffic safety implications around large fire scenes, community events such as parades, fireworks, picnics, etc., details about a case of H1N1 (“swine flu”) in the area, city council meeting information, utility outage advisories/boil orders.

The information can be viewed at www.nixle.com but for notifications individuals must register. To register, visit http://local.nixle.com/newark-police-department-ca.

Tips for Going to and From School

* Develop a buddy system for walking to and from school.

* Students should never walk alone.

* Always walk in groups with at least two or three other students.

If possible, parents should walk their children to school.

* Students never take shortcuts or cut through alleys or across

vacant lots.

* Students should try to avoid walking near abandoned houses.

Never enter or play near abandoned houses.

* Students should report anyone suspicious to school

personnel or the police.

* Parents and neighbors should turn on porch lights and

other outdoor Lights before dawn and at dusk.

* Students should be on time, everyday.

* Parents can talk to neighbors and local businesses

on the child's route to school and ask them if it is okay for

the child to stay there in case of an emergency.

* Parents should be sure children know their home phone

number and address, parents’ work and pager number and

The number of another trusted adult.Put a card with this

information in their backpack. Make sure

each child has Change for a phone call or carries a telephone

calling card.

* If a parent works late, have children call as soon as they

arrive at home after school.

* Organize a “conditional carpool” of friends who live near you.