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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.

Please check out the following links for additional information:

Academic Links

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


All of the following dates fall on a Thursday.

All students come from 8:15 to 11:35 AM.

October 23

November 13

November 21

December 11

December 15

December 18

January 8

January 15

January 22

February 12

February 26

March 12

March 26

April 2

April 23

May 4

May 14

May 28

June 11

June 12

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

PTA Carnival

Please be sure to join us on October 23rd from 5:30 PM to 8 PM.

Please see the following link Carnival Flyer 2014.pdf for more information.

We hope to see you there!

Halloween Parade and Costume Guidelines

As you and your children begin to make plans for Halloween costumes, keep in mind the following guidelines. Costumes may not be gory, gruesome, violent or bloody and without weapons of any kind. Costumes must be appropriate for elementary school students. Children are not allowed to wear makeup to school or for the parade. Costumes should fit easily over their regular school clothes.  Thank you for your support.

ELAC-English Lanague Advisory Committee

Save the Date!

You are invited and encouraged to attend an important informational meeting about Norwood Creek’s English Language Development. This month we are going to talk about to support your student’s learning at home.  We will also be available to answer any other questions you might have.  We look forward to seeing you there!


When:  Tuesday, October 28, 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Where: Norwood Creek Elementary School Multi-Use Room


Guardar la fecha!
Norwood Creek les invita y anima a asistir a una importante reunión informativa sobre el Desarrollo del Idioma Inglés.  También estacemos disponibles para responder a cualquier pregunta que usted pueda tener. Esperamos verlos allí!

Cuándo:  Martes , 38 de Octubre de 6:30-7:30 PM
Dónde: Norwood Creek Elementary School Multi-Use Room


Lưu ngày!
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Khi thứ: Thứ Ba 28 tây Tháng 10, 6:30-07:30 PM

Phòng: Norwood Creek Multi-Use Room

Measure M

The Evergreen School District Board of Trustees has placed a bond measure,

Measure M, on the November Ballot. If passed, Measure M will generate $100 million for safety and modernization projects in Evergreen schools. 

Measure M is a school facilities bond measure that will complete school safety and modernization projects such as:


·      Upgrading and constructing classrooms and hands-on science and technology labs that meet modern academic and safety standards,

·      Repairing electrical systems, aging roofs, plumbing and restrooms,

·      Increasing campus security and improving overall energy efficiency.


Measure M funds will be used to support projects at all 18 Evergreen School District Schools. Some schools and sites are in greater need of modernization than others. Comprehensive work will be done at Dove Hill, Cedar Grove, Laurelwood, and Cadwallader.

Questions about Measure M? A full FAQ is available at :




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.

Red Ribbon Week

In an effort to promote healthy living and being drug free we are celebrating Red Ribbon week.  Each day will have a spirit day as well as other activities during the week.

Spirit Days
Wear Red Day
Wear Bright Colors, Too Bright for Drugs
Wear Sunglasses to Shade Out Drugs
Wear Pajamas, Follow Your Dreams
Dress Like Your Friends


Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

Menu Planning and Nutrition Priorities

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, November 5th at 9:30 a.m.

in the District Board Room at 3188 Quimby Road.  We will review Menu Planning and Nutrition Priorities in the District with Lida Gaines, Supervisor, Child Nutrition Services. We hope to see you there!


Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

Planificación del Menú y Prioridades de la Nutrición

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 próxima reunión para el año escolar 2014-2015 será el Miércoles, 5 de Noviembre a las 9:30 a.m. en la Sala de Juntas del Distrito en 3188 Quimby Road. Hablaremos de nuestra Planificación del Menú y Prioridades de la Nutrición en el Distrito con Lida Gaines, Supervisor, Servicios de Nutrición Infantil.¡Esperamos verlos allí!



Ủy Ban Tư Vấn Phụ Huynh (PAC)

Các Ưu Tiên về Dinh Dưỡng và Lên Thực Đơn

Ủy Ban Tư Vấn Phụ Huynh (PAC) của Học Khu Evergreen bao gồm các 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 họ tại Evergreen.  Chúng tôi hoan nghênh và kính mời tất cả phụ huynh tại Học Khu Evergreen tham dự! Cuộc họp tới của chúng tôi cho năm học 2014-2015 sẽ diễn ra vào lúc 9:30 sáng Thứ 4, ngày 5 tháng 11 tại Phòng Hội Đồng của Học Khu ở số 3188 Quimby Road.  Chúng tôi sẽ xem xét Các Ưu Tiên về Dinh Dưỡng và Lên Thực Đơn trong Học Khu với Giám Sát Viên Lida Gaines, Dịch Vụ Dinh Dưỡng Trẻ Em. Rất mong được gặp quý vị tại cuộc họp này!


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 (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: 

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.
Thank you!

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

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.


Kinder letter

Grades 1-6 letter


A young person and her or his parent(s) communicate positively, and a young person is willing to seek advice and counsel from parent(s).  



The communication skills that young people develop in their families help set the pattern of how they’ll communicate for the rest their lives. Teaching your children to communicate effectively with friends, teachers, co-workers, parents, peers, and others is a lasting legacy that parents can give to their children.

The activities below are a starting point to help adults find ways to show youth that they are valued and appreciated.

  • Create opportunities for unstructured communications. Sometimes the best conversations occur when you’re side-by-side instead of face-to-face, such as when you’re driving or working together in the kitchen.
  • At dinnertime, instead of asking “How was your day?”  play Worst and Best, where everyone—including parents—takes turns sharing the worst thing and the best things that happened to them during the day.
  • Hold regular family meetings to check in with each other and discuss family issues like holidays or chores. Make sure everyone has an opportunity to participate.
  • Try having each parent set an “individual date” with each child where they spend time together away from home somewhere where they can talk, like a restaurant or coffee shop. This kind of one-to-one conversation makes it possible for a young person to discuss issues privately with their parent’s undivided attention.
  • Listen more than you talk.
  • Positive family communication isn't just between parents and children—siblings should also be encouraged and supported to communicate with each other openly and effectively.


This article was provided courtesy of Project Cornerstone’s Asset-a-Month program. For more information, visit

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

Measure M--Frequently Asked Questions

Measure M

Frequently Asked Questions

The Evergreen School District Board of Trustees has placed a bond measure, Measure M, on the November Ballot. If passed, Measure M will generate $100 million for safety and modernization projects in Evergreen schools. The following are frequently asked questions about Measure M.

What is Measure M?

Measure M is a school facilities bond measure that will complete school safety and modernization project such as:

  • Upgrading and constructing classrooms and hands-on science and technology labs that meet modern academic and safety standards,
  • Repairing electrical systems, aging roofs, plumbing and restrooms,
  • Increasing campus security and improving overall energy efficiency.

Measure M funds will be used to support projects at all 18 Evergreen School District Schools. Some schools and sites are in greater need of modernization than others. Comprehensive work will be done at Dove Hill, Cedar Grove, Laurelwood, and Cadwallader.


Are there any restrictions on how Measure M money can be spent?

Yes. Measure M has built in accountability. Measure M money cannot be used for ongoing school or district operations including staff salaries, and district administrator salaries.

Measure M funds cannot be taken by the State. If passed, Measure M requires that a citizens oversight committee ensure that all funds are spent for projects authorized by Measure M.

Measure M also requires annual independent financial audits of how the District spends the funds. The audits will be available to the public.


I don’t have children in the Evergreen School District. How will Measure M benefit me?

Safe and well-maintained schools serve the entire community. Evergreen schools are often used by local civic groups as meeting places and by youth-serving organizations for after-school programs. Additionally, during non-school hours, our campus playgrounds and fields are used by the entire community much like public parks.


How much will Measure M cost me?

Measure M will cost homeowners $30 per $100,000 of assessed value of your home.

This means that if your home has an assessed value (note: this different from market value)

of $450,000 you would pay approximately $11.25 a month.


What is Measure I?

Measure I was a facility bond passed by the voters in 2006. With Measure I funds, the Evergreen School District completed $60 million in school improvements.  The Evergreen School District has built all the projects allowed by the financial provisions of Measure I at this time. If Measure M passes, it will replace Measure I and allow the District to begin safety and modernization projects immediately.


Where can I go to get more information about measure M?

The full resolution including both long and short form of ballot language may be found on our District website


When is the upcoming election? Where can I learn more about voting stations in my neighborhood?

Election Day is on Tuesday, November 4. However, mail ballots will begin to be mailed to voters on October 6. For more information on where and how to vote, visit


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Math Enrichment--After School Program

For more information regarding our after school program visit or call 408 667 9277.

This program is for student in grades 1-6.

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.

News from Ms. Robin

In an effort to keep our records up to day, please notify Ms. Robin, by email, if your child has had any medical history changes that affect the school day.

New Registration

Welcome To Norwood Creek.

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:

School Site Council

Our next meeting is November 10, 2014 at 4 PM in the conference room.


Agenda 10/13/14

Minutes 9/8/14


ELAC-English Lanague Advisory Committee

Our first meeting is Tuesday, October 28th at 6:30 PM.  We will discuss the purpose of ELAC, plan for future meetings, and there will be a book raffle.

5th Grade Science Camp

If you were unable to attend our recent slide show presentation, you may view the slides at:


Students were sent home with their official registration packets today.  

Including round-trip transportation, the total cost for camp is $265.

First payment=$132.50
(by Nov. 5th)
Balance of $132.50 is due
(by Dec. 5th)

Parent University--Registriation

To register for a parent university class select the link below:

Then click the class you would like to register for and the registration window will open.


If you have questions please feel free to call (408) 270-6820.

County Health Alert Updates