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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.

February 12

February 26

March 12

March 26

April 2

April 23

May 4

May 14

May 28

June 11

The follow are combined days on Friday

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

November 21

June 12

Teacher E-Mail Links

Box Tops

Box tops is an easy way to support our school.  Please drop off your box tops in the office.


School Accountability Report Cards

Through School Accountability Report Cards (SARC), California public schools annually provide information about themselves to the community allowing the public to evaluate and compare schools for student achievement, environment, resources and demographics.  School Accountability Report Cards for all Evergreen Schools can be found at this link.

School Accountability Report Cards

A través de School Accountability Report Cards (SARC), Las escuelas públicas de California anualmente proporcionan la información sobre sí mismos a la comunidad permitiendo al público para evaluar y comparar las escuelas para logro estudiantil, ambiente, recursos y datos demográficos.  Las School Accountability Report Cards para todas las escuelas de Evergreen se pueden encontrar en bajo la etiqueta "Schools".  Se puede solicitar  una copia poniéndose en contacto con la oficina de la escuela.

Trách Nhim Phiếu Đim Trường Bây Gi Có Sn

Thông qua Trách Nhim Phiếu Đim Trường (SARC), khu vc trường hc tiu bang California hàng năm cung cp thông tin v trường hc mình cho cng đng, cho phép công chúng đánh giá và so sánh các trường hc cho thành tích hc sinh, môi trường, ngun lc và nhân khu hc.  Trách Nhim Phiếu Đim Trường (SARC) cho tt c các trường trong khu vc Evergreen có th được tìm thy ti  dưới tab "Trường hc".  Mt bn sao có th được yêu cu qua liên h vi văn phòng nhà trường.

EESD Newsroom

Our district has launched a newsroom to "tell our stories" from around the district.

Please check out the Newsroom link for all the stories including one about Mrs. iPad.

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

Daylights Saving

Clocks spring forward 1 hour on Sunday, March 8th at 2 AM.  Please be sure to reset your clocks.

Dr. Seuss's Birthday

Third Annual Direct Donation Technology Fundraiser



We raised over $13,000.  Thank you to all our families that have donated.


Human Growth and Development Parent Meeting

Wednesday, March 4, 2015--Carolyn Clark School, 3701 Rue Mirassou, San Jose, CA 95148

The Human Growth and Development curriculum will be presented to fifth and sixth grade students during the months of March-May.  Parents are invited to the preview of these videos.  The emphasis of this program is on understanding the endocrine system, changes that occur during puberty, and reproduction.

5:30 PM to 7:15 PM--5th grade program overview

7:15 PM to 8:00 PM--6th grade program overview

If for any reason you do not wish to have your fifth/sixth grade child participate in this program please write a note to your child's teacher and he/she will be excused.  Thank you for your interest in our program.

Norwood Creek students will be presented this material during the week of May 11th.

Local Control Accountability Plan

Please join us to give feedback on March 4th at 9:30 AM in the Norwood Creek cafeteria or March 11th at 6:30 PM in the LeyVa Middle school gym.

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Our Instructional Story

Kindergarten Registration for 2015-2016

2015-2016 Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration

Norwood Creek Elementary School will have kindergarten registration packets available starting February 23rd, 2015.

It is now time to register for Kindergarten if your child will be five years old on or before September 1, 2015.

It is now time to register for Transitional Kindergarten if your child will turn five years old between September 2, 2015 and December 2, 2015.

Registration packets for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten are now available in the school office.  Completed registration packets will be accepted in the school office beginning March 2, 2015. Please note that in addition to the registration packet, parents must have the following items:

  • Proof of residence: Three pieces of original documentation are required. (Acceptable forms may be viewed at under “Registration” in the “Parents” section.)
  • An original birth certificate or other legal document showing date of birth (i.e. Passport)
  • Immunization record (California schools enforce a “no shots, no school” policy.)

Registration forms for the 2015-2016 school year will be available to download from our district website at after 2/26/15


Es tiempo de inscribir a su hijo/a en Kínder si cumple cinco años el 1º de Septiembre de 2015 o antes.

Es tiempo de inscribir a su hijo/a en Kínder de Transición si cumple cinco años entre

el 2 de Septiembre de 2015 y el 2 de Diciembre de 2015.

Los paquetes de inscripción para el Kínder de Transición  y Kínder están disponibles en la oficina de la escuela. Los paquetes de inscripción completados se aceptarán en la oficina de la escuela a partir del 2º de Marzo de 2015. Tenga en cuenta que además del paquete de inscripción, los padres deben presentar lo siguiente:

  • Comprobante de domicilio: Deben presentar Tres documentos originales. (Pueden consultar las formas aceptadas en en la sección "Registration", "Parents").
  • Un certificado de nacimiento u otro documento legal con fecha de nacimiento (por ejemplo, pasaporte)
  • Registro de vacunas (las escuelas de California cumplen con la política "sin vacunas, no hay escuela").

Los Formularios de Inscripción para el año escolar 2015-2016 estarán disponibles en nuestro sitio web del distrito después de la fecha 2/26/15

School Choice and Inter district Transfer

 Evergreen School District Transfer Process 

As we begin planning for 2015-2016 enrollments, the following dates are important to keep in mind: 

Renewal of Interdistrict Transfer Requests Accepted Through Thursday, May 29, 2015 

If your child is currently attending an Evergreen School District school on an Interdistrict Transfer (i.e. you reside in another school district), you will need to begin the renewal process at your resident district office. Interdistrict Transfers must be renewed yearly. If your child has not been approved for an Interdistrict Transfer by your resident school district and Evergreen School District, he/she will not be placed in a class. We will begin the review of renewals for the 2015-2016 school year during this time frame. 

School Choice Transfer Requests Accepted Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 22, 2015 

If you are a resident of the Evergreen School District but wish for your child to attend an Evergreen school other than your home school, you must complete a School Choice Transfer Request form. “School Choice” placements are dependent on space availability and are offered on a lottery system. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent and will not be provided by the district. Forms will be available at your neighborhood school and at the Evergreen School District Office at 3188 Quimby Road after Monday, April 20, 2015. Completed requests will be accepted at the District Office during the request window: Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 22, 2015. 

Requests received after Friday, May 22, 2015 will not be included in the lottery. 

These requests will be put on a waiting list. 

New Interdistrict Transfer Requests Accepted until Thursday, May 29, 2015 

If you live outside the Evergreen School District attendance area, are planning to have your child enrolled at one of our schools, and have not requested an Interdistrict Transfer from your resident school district, you must start the process of requesting an Interdistrict Transfer at your resident district office. Approved transfers from your resident district office should be received by the Evergreen School District Office (3188 Quimby Road San Jose, CA 95148) within this window of time. 

Buddy Bench


The buddy bench is a part of a nationwide project,, 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.


Science Fair--SCIENCE-O-RAMA

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

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!

Buddy Bench Ambassador Training

Mother Ginger--Thank you for your support!

BOOK IT Principal Reading Challenge

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

Project Cornerstone Asset of the Month


Young people are given useful roles in the community.

The Importance of Youth as Resources


People of all ages want to feel that that they make a contribution and play a meaningful role in their community, whether at home, at school, or in the neighborhood. Research shows that youth who feel valued and useful have higher self-esteem, a greater sense of personal control, reduced delinquency, greater social and personal responsibility, reduced substance abuse, and better social skills. Most youth in Silicon Valley don’t feel that they have opportunities to contribute to their community. In Project Cornerstone’s 2011 survey, only 53% of 4th-6th graders and 35% of 7th-12th graders reported that they are given useful roles. To help address this problem, February is Youth as Resources month in Silicon Valley. This asset focuses on including youth in decisions that affect them and creating participation and leadership opportunities where their contribution makes a difference.

The following discussions can help youth recognize opportunities to serve as resources

• What would you like to share with adults about your experiences in your home, school, neighborhood or faith community?

• Who are some adults that you could talk to about making positive changes?

• How will you know when these changes happen?

• How would you like to be recognized for your contribution?

Keep in mind that serving as a resource doesn’t have to be a large effort. Adults can help youth serve as resources simply by asking them to share their opinions, skills, or knowledge, such as how to play a game or use technology such as text messaging. Remember, it’s important that young people’s efforts be recognized and celebrated! Be sure to create opportunities to show that you value each individual’s unique contributions. This article was provided courtesy of Project Cornerstone’s Asset-a-Month program. For more information, visit


For families

• Hold family meetings. For example, one meeting can focus on discussing which kinds of tasks each household member is best at and enjoys the most. Then, review everyone’s current chores and make changes based on each other’s skills and interests.

• Involve children in planning events such as holiday celebrations or trips. For family events, young people can help plan menus and cook, or plan games and activities for younger children; for vacations, they can research destinations and activities.

• Ask children what they do or don’t like about their daily routines, and find ways to improve them.

For all adults

• Ask a young person to teach you something new—a game, a hobby, a computer skill, etc.—or to share their favorite music or YouTube videos with you. It’s empowering to be able to introduce adults something that they don’t already know.

• Ask a young person for advice on solving a challenge or completing a task. You’d be surprised at the quality of suggestions you receive.

• Be sure to notice young people’s contributions and talents in every aspect of their lives.

• Help a young person find age-appropriate opportunities to serve as resources in their community. For example, many cities and towns have a youth advisory committee or other group of young people who provide input regarding issues affecting youth.

MARCH Asset of the Month: Creative Activities!

If you or your organization can share ideas for positive, creative activities for young people, please contact (408) 351-6482 or by email at

About the Asset-a-Month Program

The goals of the Silicon Valley Asset-a-Month program are to help align adults throughout our diverse community in their efforts to promote positive youth development by fostering developmental assets. For more information about the Asset-a-Month program, contact Project Cornerstone at (408) 351-6482 or


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

February Kinder Book



February Book




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Office Staff

Lunch Applications

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!

Measles Update

Emergency Readiness

With winter weather upon us take a moment to review your family emergency plans.

For more information check out:

Lost and Found

Our lost and found in kept in the multi-use room.  Please stop by and check for missing items as needed.

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.

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School Site Council

ELAC-English Lanague Advisory Committee

Our next meeting is February 24th at 6:30 PM.  We will be discussing the supporting your child in math.

2/24/15 Agenda

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

Dress Code

  • No open toed shoes
  • All tops must have sleeves
  • Shorts, skirts and dresses must go past the finger tips
  •  No article of clothing should carry slogans that are in “poor taste”. This include wording that is suggestive, violent, or vulgar in nature or that which reflects drugs or alcohol. All shirts and dresses must have sleeves.
  • Gang-related clothing or modes of dress are not permitted.
  • No attire may be worn that does or is perceived to create a hostile learning environment.