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) 270-6727.
Ruth Stephens Radle
Please see the attached link for the t-shirt order form.
Exact cash or check will be accepted.
T-Shirts are $15 each. (extra charger for larger sizes)
T-Shirt Order Form
Talent Show Applications
We have extended the due date. Applications can be turned in until Monday!
Applications are available in the office or through this link.
Tryouts are Tuesday, January 27th from 3:15 to 5 PM. (We will schedule a tryout for 5th grade students when they return from camp.)
Our talent show will be Wednesday, February 11th at 6:30 PM.
Students in grade 1-6 can tryout.
The buddy bench is a part of a nationwide project, http://buddybench.org, to help students who are looking for a friend at recess. At Norwood Creek we are training Buddy Bench Ambassadors who will be at the bench each day and ready to play with students looking for a friend. Recess can be a surprisingly difficult time of the school day. Our hope is that the buddy bench can be one way to ensure that all our students feel welcome, safe, and happy at Norwood Creek.
Norwood Creek's Science Fair is March 5th, 2015 at 6:30 PM.
See the links below for the handbook information:
Handbook in English
Handbook in Spanish
Handbook in Vietnamese
PAC Parent Advisory Committee
District Technology Update
The Evergreen Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is comprised of parents and administrators who meet monthly to learn about and discuss topics pertinent to their children's education in Evergreen. All Evergreen School District parents are welcome and are invited to attend! Our next meeting, for the 2014-2015 school year will be Wednesday, February 4th at 9:30 a.m. in the District Board Room at 3188 Quimby Road. We will receive an update on the District Technology from Mahmoud Abed, Director -Technology. We hope to see you there!
Please note this meeting will be simultaneously translated in Spanish.
Actualización de la Tecnología del Distrito
El Comité Consultivo de los Padres de Evergreen (PAC) está compuesto por los padres y los administradores que se reúnen mensualmente para conocer y debatir temas relacionados con la educación de sus hijos en Evergreen. Todos los padres del Distrito Escolar de Evergreen son bienvenidos y se les invita a asistir! Nuestra primera reunión para el año escolar 2014-2015 será el Miércoles, 4 de Febrero a las 9:30 a.m. en la Sala de Juntas del Distrito en 3188 Quimby Road. Recibiremos una Actualización sobre la Tecnología del Distrito con Mahmoud Abed, Director- Tecnología.¡Esperamos verlos allí!
Por favor tenga en cuenta que esta reunión será traducida simultáneamente en español.
iXL Exemplar Classroom
Mrs. Cote's classroom has been honored as a top 100 Exemplar Classroom for use of our school wide program iXL. Well Done room 12!
PTA Math Night
Girls on the Run--Registration Opens 12/13/14
Girls on the Run Program Registration Opening Soon!
Girls on the Run is a fun, life-changing, after-school program for 3rd- 6th grade girls. The 10-week program teaches girls life skills such as confidence, how to be a good friend and how to stand up for themselves and others while inspiring them to be joyful, healthy and confident by using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.
Every aspect of this program is geared toward helping girls feel good about who they are—physically, emotionally and socially. Girls leave the program saying “I am strong!”, “I am amazing!”, “I can change the world!”, “I am beautiful, just the way I am!” and more!
Girls on the Run begins the week of March 2, 2015, and concludes the week of May 18, 2015. The Norwood Creek team will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:10- 4:40 p.m. There will be no lessons the week of spring break. The culminating event of the season is the Girls on the Run 5K, on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Vasona Park in Los Gatos, where program participants and community members come together for this celebratory fun run/walk.
The program fee is $210, which includes 20 lessons led by trained Girls on the Run coaches, an official program T-shirt and water bottle, all lesson materials, a healthy snack at each lesson and registration into the Girls on the Run 5K (which includes an official 5K T-shirt, a customized race bib and more!). Scholarships are available.
Program registration is online only at www.gotrsv.org and will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Space is limited and girls will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a program is full, please sign up for the waiting list as spots may open and will be offered starting at the top of the waiting list. Registration information is available on the Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley website at www.gotrsv.org.
For more information, please visit www.gotrsv.org or contact Beth Villa, the head coach at Norwood Creek Elementary, at email@example.com. We hope to have your girls in Girls on the Run this spring!
Buddy Bench Ambassador Training
District on-line Newsroom
Have you checked out the District on-line Newsroom (visit www.eesd.org, and scroll down from “News and Events”)? This is our new source to tell all the great stories throughout the District. We have lined up dozens of terrific stories at our schools that share news about classroom innovation, forward-looking programming, or student activities. We have already started getting submissions from teachers, administrators, parents and even a student-written column. We want this space to be a place where we can learn about all the wonderful things going on in every corner of Evergreen and we’re looking for contributors to help tell those stories (we are welcoming submissions in English, Spanish or Vietnamese). Whether it’s identifying news stories at your school or writing one of the stories already lined up it’s a great way to help spread the word. Please contact Charles Crosby at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to get involved.
¿Has visto nuestro distrito sitio web sala de noticias (visita www.eesd.org y desplácese hacia abajo hasta "News and Events")? Esta es nuestra nueva fuente para decirles todas las grandes historias de todo el distrito. Tenemos decenas de historias increíbles de nuestras escuelas que comparten aula innovación, programas o actividades para los alumnos. Ya hemos comenzado a recibir envíos de los maestros, administradores, padres y incluso un estudiante columna escrita. Queremos que este lugar sea un lugar donde podemos aprender sobre todas las cosas maravillosas en cada rincón de Evergreen y estamos buscando colaboradores para ayudar a contar esas historias (damos la bienvenida a las presentaciones en inglés, español y vietnamita). Si estamos identificando las noticias de la escuela o escribiendo una de las historias ya alineadas es una gran manera de ayudar a difundir la palabra. Póngase en contacto con Charles Crosby en email@example.com para obtener más información o para involucrarse.
Quý vị đã vào Phòng Tin Tức trực tuyến của Học Khu (truy cập www.eesd.org và cuộn xuống từ “News and Events” (Tin Tức và Sự Kiện) chưa? Đây là nguồn thông tin mới của chúng tôi để kể tất cả những câu chuyện tuyệt vời trên toàn Học Khu. Chúng tôi đã chuẩn bị sẵn hàng chục câu chuyện tuyệt vời tại các trường học của chúng tôi để chia sẻ tin tức về đổi mới lớp học, lập chương trình hướng tới tương lai hoặc các hoạt động của học sinh. Chúng tôi đã bắt đầu nhận được tài liệu gửi lên từ các giáo viên, quản trị viên, phụ huynh và thậm chí là bài viết của học sinh. Chúng tôi muốn không gian này là nơi mà chúng ta có thể tìm hiểu về tất cả những điều tuyệt vời xảy ra ở mọi nơi tại Evergreen và chúng tôi đang tìm kiếm những người đóng góp để giúp kể những câu chuyện đó (chúng tôi tiếp nhận tài liệu gửi lên bằng tiếng Anh, tiếng Tây Ban Nha hoặc tiếng Việt). Cho dù sự đóng góp đó là xác định câu chuyện tin tức tại trường hay viết một trong những câu chuyện đã được chuẩn bị sẵn thì đó cũng là cách tuyệt vời để giúp tin tức lan truyền. Hãy liên lạc với Charles Crosby theo địa chỉ: firstname.lastname@example.org để biết thêm thông tin hoặc tham gia.
Mother Ginger--Thank you for your support!
BOOK IT Principal Reading Challenge
Parking Lot Safety
- Use marked cross walks at all times
- Keep the marked area in front of the office clear
- Parking spots are reserved for Norwood Creek Staff Only
- No parking is allowed by red curbs or the bus loading zone
- Follow all laws and rules of the road
- School dismisses at 3:00 PM
- Do not double park or leave your car unattended
- Do not walk across or through the parking lot
- The parking lot exit is a right turn only
- Enter the parking off of Centerwood Way
- Kinder families need to park on the street and walk in to pick up students
- If you do not see your child in the loading zone, exit and re-enter the pick-up line
Project Cornerstone Asset of the Month
JANUARY Asset of the Month:
ADULT ROLE MODELS
Parents and other adults model positive, responsible behavior.
The Importance of Role Models
When we reflect back on the experiences that shaped us when we were young, we often remember a special adult in our lives. It might have been a teacher, coach, older relative, community member, or other caring adult that made a big impact on us. We see these role models as being important in shaping our lives. And that’s no surprise—research shows that positive adult role models have a tremendous impact on young people and can have the following benefits:
• Higher levels of self esteem
• Reduced use of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and hard drugs
• Improved high school graduation rates
• Greater aspirations and expectations for their careers
Unfortunately, many youth in Silicon Valley don’t have the adult role models that they need to thrive—in Project Cornerstone’s 2011 survey, only 52% of 4th-6th graders and 30% of 7th-12th graders reported the presence of positive adult role
models in their lives. To help address this problem, January is Adult Role Model
month in Silicon Valley.
A positive role model doesn’t have to have any special skills—you don’t have to be a sports hero or a billionaire for youth to look up to you. In fact, most youth who said that they had role models identified them as caring friends and relatives. Every single one of us has the potential to make a difference in the lives of young people—all that matters is being willing to take the time to get to know a young person and let them get to know you, and to share your experience and knowledge. The following discussion topics can help young people recognize the role models that influence their lives:
• What’s the difference between a hero and and a role model?
• Are celebrities like sports stars, actors, and musicians good role models? Why or why not?
• Which adults whom you know do you admire? Why?
• What have you learned from adults that has helped or inspired you?
• What would you like to be able to talk about more with adults?
This article was provided courtesy of Project Cornerstone’s Asset-a-Month Program. For more information, visit www.projectcornerstone.org.
ABC Reader News
We are so excited to have so many parents reading in our classrooms again this year. Carrie and Pat have done an amazing job training parents and setting up all the resources. The two links below outline what book is being read this month in all our classrooms. Please click the link to read more.
Grades 1-6 letter
Classroom Book Parent Letter 1
Classroom Book Parent Letter 2