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
Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Committee
The Evergreen School District is accepting applications from parents/community members interested in filling a vacancy position on the Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Committee. This committee will oversee the expenditure of Measure H Parcel Tax funds, ensuring they are spent as approved by the voters. It is expected that the committee will meet twice a year, with the first meeting taking place on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
If you are interested in serving on this committee, please submit a letter of interest to:
Evergreen School District
3188 Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95148
ATTN: Dan Deguara
Your letter should include a brief introduction of yourself, your contact information, and an overview as to why you are interested in serving on the committee. All letters must be received at the District Office by 4:00 p.m. on January 7, 2015. Applicants will be contacted for follow-up interviews in January.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dan Deguara, Assistant Superintendent at 408-270-6827.
BOOK IT Principal Reading Challenge
Mrs. Wong challenged Mrs. Stephens Radle read from and entire School Day!
Bookfair November 17 thorugh the 21st
Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits.
Book Fair dates: November 17-21
Shopping hours: Monday and Tuesday – lunchtime and after school
Wednesday – 9:00 – 3:00 (during parent/teacher conferences)
Thursday – after school
Friday – lunchtime
Checkout the online fair at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/norwoodcreek.
For more information.
Parent Advisory Commitee
Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
Common Core 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, December 3rd at 9:30 a.m. in the District Board Room at 3188 Quimby Road. We will receive an update on Common Core Implementation from Dan Deguara, Assistant Superintendent. We hope to see you there!
Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
Actualizar Common Core
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, 3 de Diciembre a las 9:30 a.m. en la Sala de Juntas del Distrito en 3188 Quimby Road. Recibiremos una Actualización sobre Common Core con Dan Deguara, Asistente del Superintendente.¡Esperamos verlos allí!
Ủy Ban Tư Vấn Phụ Huynh (PAC)
Cập Nhật về Cốt Lõi Chung
Ủy Ban Tư Vấn Phụ Huynh (PAC) của Học Khu Evergreen bao gồm các quý phụ huynh và quản trị viên họp hàng tháng để tìm hiểu và thảo luận về các chủ đề liên quan đến việc giáo dục con em mình tại Evergreen. Chúng tôi hoan nghênh và kính mời tất cả phụ huynh tại Học Khu Evergreen tới tham dự! Cuộc họp tới của chúng tôi cho năm học 2014-2015 sẽ diễn ra vào lúc 9:30 sáng Thứ 4 ngày 3 tháng 12 tại Phòng Hội Đồng của Học Khu tại 3188 Quimby Road. Chúng tôi sẽ nhận thông tin cập nhật về việc Thực Hiện Các Tiêu Chuẩn Cốt Lõi Chung từ Dan Deguara, Trợ Lý Tổng Giám Đốc. Kính mong được gặp quý vị tại cuộc họp này!
We will be collecting food December 1st through 12th. Classes can earn spirit points for december by collecting donations. We appreciate your support.
MOST NEEDED FOODS
The Food Bank needs nutritious, non-perishable foods:
Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup)
Tuna / canned meat
Canned foods with pop-top lids
Low sugar cereals
100% fruit juices in single serving boxes
Canned fruit packed in juice
Canned vegetables (low salt)
Please avoid donating items packaged in glass. We request that you do not purchase bulk quantities of rice, flour or sugar for donation.
To donate online - You can make a secure, tax - deductible financial donation in a matter of minutes: www.shfb.org/donateonline - Go to Donate to Your Group's Drive
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to have your girls in Girls on the Run this spring!
San Jose Youth Ballet Production of the Nutcracker
Mrs. Stephens Radle is in the production of the Nutcracker as Mother Ginger this year. She will be performing December 6th and 7th. Please check out their website at sjyb.org for more information.
Peach Jar--Electronic Flyers
The paper flyers we have been sending home will now be sent electronically to your email inbox. E-flyers can also be viewed by clicking on the Peachjar link on our webpage.
- This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars.
- Paperless delivery of school flyers removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.
- You do not need to login to receive or view e-flyers.
- This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers.
- Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose.
Lunch Applications--A Message from CNS
If you have not filled out an application AND/OR received a letter confirming your child’s eligibility for the Free and Reduced Lunch program than your child’s eligibility (based on last year’s application) will expire on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
REMEMBER: Any charges incurred after October 1st will be the responsibility of the parent or guardian. 2014-2015 Free and Reduced Lunch Applications in English, Spanish and Vietnamese can be picked up at the school front office, printed from the district website at www.eesd.org (under the parent tab) or at the Child Nutrition office at 2828 Corda Drive, San Jose, CA 95122. You can also complete and submit your application online at: https://www.heartlandapps.com/
Este documento está disponible en Español en de su escuela.
Don xin an trua ngon ngu tieng viet co tai truong hoc cua con em quy vi.
If you have any questions, please call CNS at 408-223-4500.
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
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
November Asset of the Month
POSITIVE CULTURAL IDENTITY
Young people feel comfortable with and proud of their identity,
including but not limited to disabilities, ethnicity, faith/religion, family
status, gender, language, and sexual orientation.
The Importance of Positive Cultural Identity
It is important for youth to feel that they belong. Positive identity brings self-assurance, a sense of belonging, a positive view of personal future, and better success in school. Developing a positive cultural identity - a critical element of personal identity - can be difficult for young people, especially when they may be bridging more than one culture.
The way that youth are treated in regard to their ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender directly affects their ability to develop a positive personal identity. As adults, it’s critical that we model recognition, understanding, and celebrating all cultural identities, including the cultures to which we and/or our children do not belong.
Sharing and celebrating different cultural identities increases self-esteem and promotes cultural competence among all young people. The diversity of Silicon Valley is a benefit to our youth as they are exposed to many different cultures.
The following discussion topics* can help families talk about their cultural identity:
• What is our cultural background?
• What are some things that you value about our culture?
• What are some things about our culture that you would like other people to know?
• Do you know anyone who’s from a different culture? In what ways are your cultures similar and different? Do your cultural differences make it difficult to be friends? How can you share your cultural differences in a positive, nonjudgmental way?
*Adapted from the Canadian Child Care Federation’s “Supporting Our Children’s Social Well-Being...It’s a Team Effort!” workshop.
The activities below provide ways to build positive cultural identity in youth.
• Make sure that your children learn the story of where they come from - including both family history and the history of their heritage from an early age.
• Even very young children are aware of racial and cultural differences among people. Address the issues of stereotypes, myths, and cultural differences in a positive, age-appropriate manner.
• It’s normal for young people to explore different aspects of personal identity, including cultural identity. Children, whose parents promote a positive cultural identity, while allowing them the freedom to explore, tend to develop a healthy personal identity.
• Some elements of a child’s identity - such as sexual orientation - might not be shared in common with the rest of the family. Parents should make special efforts to ensure that everyone feels understood, respected, valued, safe, and loved within the family.
This article was provided courtesy of Project Cornerstone’s Asset - a - Month program. For more information, visit www.projectcornerstone.org
- No open toed shoes
- All tops must have sleeves
- Shorts, skirts and dresses must go past the finger tips
School Accountability Report Card
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