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Common Core Standards


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.

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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.

Kindergarten Minimum Days

Teacher E-Mail Links

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. 

Ruth Stephens Radle

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Norwood Creek 5th grade teachers accept Superintendent Gomez's challenge.

Minimum Days Start 8/28/14

Minimum Days for students in grades 1-6 begin Thursday, August 28th. 

Classroom Assignments

The first two weeks of school are always a bit hectic as enrollment numbers are worked out and classroom formations are solidified.  It is possible that classes will be added, dropped, or that combination classes will need to be formed.  Should this happen, some students will be required to change classrooms. For the first two weeks of school parents should consider their student’s placement to be provisional.   Should it be necessary to change your student’s placement you will be notified.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to make this process as smooth as possible for our students.

Parking Lot

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

Parent University--Registriation

The Parent University 2014-2015 registration is coming!!


 Some of the classes that we will be offering are:

  • 21st Century Family Learning Program: The Whole Child,The Whole Family
  • How Can The Habits Of Mind Help My Child?Robotics For The Family
  • Common Core Mathematics
  • Common Core Language Arts
  • Social and Emotional Behavior
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Technology Tools For Success
  • How To Help My Child Become A More Proficient Reader and Writer

Parent Registration will be held on:

Sept.  17th, 2014 @6pm

Katherine Smith   

2025 Clarice  Drive

San Jose, CA. 95122


Register early so that you can get your first choice.

And guess what?……THESE CLASSES ARE FREE!!!

Lunch Applications--A Message from CNS

School lunch applications were mailed out August 4th. This is a reminder that the 2013-2014 School Lunch Application will expire on October 1, 2014. Submit your application EARLY to avoid a lapse in benefits and incur charges. If you have not received a letter stating your application has been processed, please call CNS at 408-223-4500.
Applications can now be filled out and submitted online! The website is:
School Breakfast and Lunch Prices:
Full Price Breakfast is $1.50 and Full Price Lunch is $2.75
Reduced Price Breakfast is $0.20 and Reduced Price Lunch is $0.40
Adult Price Lunch is $4.00

Dress Code

  • No open toed shoes
  • All tops must have sleeves
  • Shorts, skirts and dresses must go past the finger tips

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


Back to School Night

September 4th

6:15 PM Principal Welcome
6:30 PM Primary Grade Class Presentations
7:00 PM Upper Grade Class Presentations


Goal:  100% Parent Attendance
We ask that only parents attend back to school night to allow enough ... Continue
Posted by: Ruth Stephens Radle
Published: 8/28/14

Join us to learn more about Project Cornerstone at Back to School Night
Project Cornerstone is committed to helping all children and teens in Silicon Valley feel valued, respected and known. Cornerstone helps individuals and communities build a web of support around young people so that they grow into healthy, caring,... Continue
Posted by: Ruth Stephens Radle
Published: 8/28/14

School Site Council
Are you interested in how our  school plans its budget and programs?  Then running for school site council would be a great way to get involved.  Norwood Creek has one elected opening for school site council.  It is a two year ... Continue
Posted by: Ruth Stephens Radle
Published: 8/28/14


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Cornerstone Cornerstone

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

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

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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Office Staff

Accelerated Reader Book Lists For Norwood Creek's Library

PTA Reflections

Math Enrichment--After School Program

For more information regarding our after school program visit

News from Ms. Robin


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

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 12 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.

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