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Common Core Standards

LFCC and LCAP

The state of California has changed how public schools are funded.  The Local Control Funding Formula (LFCC) aims to streamline the funding process.  To ensure strong accountability each school district in the state of California will write a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  An essential part of the LCAP is parent and community feedback and input.

Please check out the following links for additional information:

lcff.wested.org

www.cde.ca.gov

Academic Links

Good Attendance

 


With cold and flu season upon us, help your child stay healthy and keep up her school attendance with these suggestions:
● Boost your child’s immunity with a balanced diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables.
● Make sure your child gets enough sleep (9 –11 hours a night).
● Try for 60 minutes of physical activity a day — regular exercise can also help ward off sickness.
● Avoid the spread of germs with frequent hand washing.

 

Parking Lot Safety

 

Pull all the way forward in the driving lane
There is no parking in the lot during drop off and pick up times
Do not double park or leave your car unattended
Place name card on dashboard
Follow all traffic rules and use marked cross walks only
Do not walk across or through the parking lot
If at all possible try and walk to school
Be courteous to our surrounding neighbors.  Please be respectful of their property.  The safety of our students must come first and we must all work together to make this happen.  Thank you for your help and support.

Dismissal 3:00 PM

 

Parents must pick up children by 3:00 PM.   Please help keep our children safe by picking them up from school on time.  Children are not allowed to wait on the playground, up near the school sign, or anywhere near the street. Children must wait inside the parking area in front of the school office.  We know the drive through line is long but, parking on the streets near the school and walking onto campus to meet your child is much faster. This also saves gas and allows us to get some exercise.

Training Test

Welcome To Norwood Creek

It is my pleasure to welcome you and your child to Norwood Creek Elementary School. It is our hope that this website will provide you with easily accessible information about our school. We invite you to explore our website. Here you will find copies of our weekly newsletters, special “Helping Your Child” newsletters and up to date information including calendars and classroom links. 

The Norwood Creek Staff and I take great pride in the education that we provide our students. We believe in setting high expectations for every child and providing the support or enrichment each child needs to reach those expectations. We believe in providing a balanced curriculum that educates the whole child. 

It is my hope that this web site will provide you with the information you are seeking. If, after your visit however, you have additional questions or would like to speak with me in person, you may reach me at (408) 270-6728. 

Sincerely, 
Ruth Stephens Radle
Principal

rradle@eesd.org

Spring Break

Our Spring Break is April 18th to April 25th.  School resumes April 28th at 8:45.

Have a safe and restful break!

Spring Testing

Smarter Balanced Field Test Begins in April

Starting the week of April 28th, the students in grades 3 through 6 at Norwood Creek will begin taking the Smarter Balanced Field Test. This Field Test replaces the California Standards Test or STAR in English language arts and mathematics. The Smarter Balanced Field Test is an essential step toward the goal of implementing a comprehensive new statewide assessment system designed to ensure all children graduate prepared for college and careers in the global economy of the 21st Century.

The first administration of the Smarter Balanced Assessment is designed to be a “test of the test”. Participation in the Field Test will give students valuable exposure to the future assessment system, and hands-on experience with the functionality of technology-enhanced test questions and performance tasks.  Additionally, it will allow our district to test our technology infrastructure and provide teachers an opportunity to adjust to the new system.  As such, no results from these tests will be provided to parents, schools or districts.

In addition to the Smarter Balanced field test, students in grade 5 will still take the California Standards Test in science during the first two weeks in May and these results will be mailed to parents during the summer.

The California Department of Education has developed a field test video which provided an overview of the test.  If you would like to learn more visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKerb7NsDUE.

Norwood Creek Schedule:

Grades 3 and 6 test April 28th through May 2nd in the Morning

Grade 4 tests May 5th and 6th, May 7th and 12th in the Morning

Grade 5 tests May 5th through 13th in the Morning

LCAP

LCAP community Forum

April 29, 2014

6:30 PM

LeyVa Middle School

1865 Monrovia Drive

San Jose, CA 95122

Flyer

Facts about Measure H

Evergreen School District is one of the top performing school districts in Santa Clara County. Five years ago, Evergreen voters passed Measure T to preserve high quality education in local elementary and middle school.  It expires this JuneMeasure H would renew the parcel tax for five years at $100 per year.

Measure H Funds Would Be Used To Enhance Student Achievement & Maintain Low Class Sizes

  • Advance science, technology and math instruction to give Evergreen students the solid academic background needed to thrive in the future.
  • Improve teacher quality and training so students benefit from highly skilled teachers in the classroom.
  • Maintain low class sizes at Evergreen schools ensuring that students benefit from the individual attention they receive in small classes.
  • Protect art and music programs so students get the creative problem solving skills they need in today’s global economy.
  • Improved school safety through enhanced student supervision and safety at all schools.
  • Protect school libraries, keeping them open throughout the school day. 

Measure H Includes Accountability & Taxpayer Protections

  • Measure H requires annual financial reports and a citizen’s oversight committee.  No money can be used for district office administrators’ salaries.
  • Measure H expires in 5 years and will not increase over time. 
  • Measure H allows for an exemption for senior citizens.
  • All money generated by Measure H will go directly to Evergreen schools. 

Warm Weather--Dress Code

Please remember that the Norwood Creek dress code requires all shirts/dresses worn to school must have sleeves.  Also, all our students have grown over the summer, so please make sure shorts and skirts are long enough.  These items should be as long as your fingers if your hands are resting by your side.

A New Direction Linking Instruction and Assessment

Attention Parents of 4th, 5th, 6th  and 7th  Grade Students

Math Common Core Standards

A New Direction Linking Instruction and Assessment

Carolyn Clark Forum

Thursday, May 1

7:00-8:00 PM

 

The Evergreen School District presents David Foster from the Silicon Valley Math Initiative. The Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative is a comprehensive effort to improve mathematics instruction and student learning. The Initiative is based on high performance expectations, ongoing professional development, examining student work, and improved math instruction.   Parents will leave with a better understanding of:

  • The Common Core Mathematical Practices
  •  The expectations for student learning
  • How the courses offered to students in middle school will change
  • The reasoning and research behind these changes 
  • The benefits of Common Core for their children

Please join us for this informative and engaging and informative evening.

Children's Bicycle Clinic--Free!

Where: East Valley Church, 2827 Flint Ave, San Jose, CA 95148

When: Sat. May 10 from 9 AM to 12 PM

What: Bike maintenance and safety help

San Jose Department of Transportation will be doing a FREE helmets give away.

"A well tuned bike is a safe and happy bike."

Clinic Flyer

School Accountability Report Card

School Accountability Report Cards Now Available

Through School Accountability Report Cards (SARC), California public schools annually provide information about themselves to the community allowing ...more

Great American Litter Pick Up


April 26, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ The Boys and Girls Club and Evergreen Community Center
San Jose, CA
The Boys and Girls Club - Smythe Clubhouse, 2195 Cunningham Ave.
Evergreen Community Center, 4860 San Felipe Rd.

 
Don't let litter trash your community! Help us clean up litter in San José. The District 8 Kick Off Locations will be taking place at The Boys and Girls Club - Smythe Clubhouse, located at 2195 Cunningham Avenue, and the Evergreen Community Center, located at 4860 San Felipe Road.
 
Registration & Event Kick Off, including morning snacks: 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Cleanup: 8:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Celebration Lunch: 11:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
For more information on how you can register to be a volunteer, visit www.govoluntr.com/litterpickup or contact Jennifer Gonzales at (408) 535-4908 or jennifer.gonzales@sanjoseca.gov.

2014-2015 Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration

It is now time to register for Kindergarten if your child will be five years old on or before September 1, 2014. It is now time to ...more

EESD Interdistrict Transfer Process

EESD Interdistrict Transfer Process

Renewal of Interdistrict Transfer Requests Accepted Through Thursday, May 29, 2014

If your child is currently attending an Evergreen School District school on an ...more

School Choice Transfer Requests Accepted Monday, April 28 – Thursday, May 22, 2014

School Choice Transfer Requests Accepted Monday, April 28 – Thursday, May 22, 2014

If you are a resident of the Evergreen School District but wish for your child to attend an Evergreen school other ...more

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NC Newsletter 4-17-14
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Posted by: Ruth Stephens Radle
Published: 4/16/14

NC Newsletter 4-11-14
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Published: 4/10/14

NC Newsletter 4-4-14
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Published: 4/4/14

NC Newsletter 3-28-14
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Published: 3/27/14

NC Newsletter 3-21-14
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Published: 3/21/14

NC Newsletter 3-14-14
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Published: 3/13/14

NC Newsletter 3-7-14
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Published: 3/7/14

NC Newsletter 2-28-14
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Published: 2/28/14

NC Newsletter 2-14-14
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Published: 2/14/14

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Published: 2/7/14

Cornerstone Corner

We are excited to introduce Year 3 of the Project Cornerstone Asset Building Champion (ABC) program at our school.  Below is a description of what this wonderful program is all about!

Who: Our entire community of students, parents, and teachers are benefiting from this program.

What: This parent volunteer reading program aims to build the developmental assets—positive relationships, opportunities, values, and skills - that provide a foundation for a healthy, successful future for ALL our youth.

When and Where: Each month a new book will be read by a parent volunteer to your student’s classroom.  A lesson focusing on the above mentioned important building blocks of healthy youth development will be introduced.  Ways in which you can incorporate the lesson at home will be described in this newsletter.

Why: The more assets youth have, the more likely they are to succeed socially and academically.  To learn more about the developmental assets and Project Cornerstone, visit www.projectcornerstone.org.

How: We need an army of caring adults to make this program successful.  Please contact your school’s ABC leaders for more information about how you can be one of these caring adults.

Pat Wolfe rw95121@aol.com

When you “catch” kids modeling positive behaviors…Notice, Name it, and Celebrate it!

ABC Book of the Month

This Month’s ABC book: Friends to the End for Kids: The True Value of Friendship by Bradley Trevor Greive uses engaging photos of animals to illustrate how to make friends, keep friends, and the importance of friends.

Goals of lesson:

  • To help all students learn how to respect each other and to develop stronger interpersonal skills.
  • To have students explore ways to be UPstanders both online and in our face-to-face world.

To reinforce this lesson at home:

  • Share some stories about your own friendships.
  • Here are some questions you can discuss with your child:
    • What do you like most about your friends?
    • How do they bring out the best in you?
    • How do you bring out the best in them?
    • How do you show your friends that you care about them?
    • How do your friends handle conflict when it arises?

When you “catch” kids modeling positive behaviors…Notice, Name it, and Celebrate it!

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Contacts

Accelerated Reader Book Lists For Norwood Creek's Library

PTA Reflections

Math Enrichment--After School Program

For more information regarding our new after school program for the 2013-2014 school year visit http://www.mathenrichment.net.

News from Ms. Robin

A NOTE FROM THE NURSE

The Thanksgiving break is perfect opportunity to take your children in  
for routine physical exams, dental visits, vision check –ups or  
immunization boosters. Healthy children learn better!  Call to make an  
appointment now so you can use the time off from school to take your  
child in for these vital appointments.    Don't forget to have fun  
with your child - take a walk  - ride a bike - throw a ball around -  
play a game.  Take a few moments each day to let your child know they  
are special.

 

News from Ms. Robin

Medication
All medications (including over the counter) given in school must have both a doctor’s prescription and parent’s written permission in order for the school personnel to dispense medications.  Medication release forms, are to be filled out by the parent or guardian, and can be picked up in the office.  All medications must be brought to the office.

News from Ms. Robin

Got Tdap?

Parents of 6th graders - you will need to provide documentation that your child had a Tdap (whooping cough) booster shot given on or after 7 years old.  Our goal is to have ALL 6th grade students provide this documentation before the end of May.  If you haven’t done so already, check your child’s immunization record or call your physician to find out when they last had a Tdap vaccination. Once the shot is completed, bring in the immunization record to your child’s school they attend NOW so we can document that the requirement has been completed. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL SUMMER TO COMPLETE THIS REQUIREMENT.

New Registration

Welcome To Norwood Creek.

The office is open from 8 AM to 3:30 PM for new registration.

Please bring the following items:

-Birth Certificate or Passport

-Shot record

-3 pieces of address verification, for example: Drivers license and 2 other pieces

If you are enrolling from outside of Santa Clara County your child will also need a TB test.

Parent Portal

Please take some time to review your emergency contacts and phone numbers on parent portal over break.  When we have the most up to day information we are better able to communicate with our families.  Thank you for your ongoing support with this.

login at: https://powerschool.eesd.org/public/.

Science Fair Resources

*Link to the Student Handbook (English):

Student Handbook English
*Link to the Student Handbook (Spanish):

Student Handbook (Spanish)
*Link to the Student Handbook (Vietnamese):

Student Handbook (Vietnamese)