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
Have a safe, restful, and wonderful summer!
Math League National Champion
Our very own Andrew C. won the Fourth Grade First Place Math League Competition. For Math league contest, Andrew attended 4 regional state qualifications from Nov 2014 to Apr 2015, then state championship for national qualification in May, and finally made it to the national championship on June 6.
Andrew has also completed in the following math competitions this year.
American Mathematics Competitions (AMC 8) - Distinguished Honor Roll
American Mathematics Competitions (AMC 10) - Achievement Roll
Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad (BAMO) - Young Student Achievement Award
Pi Math Contest - 1st place of Bay Area 4th grader
Math Kangaroo Olympiad - 1st place of National 4th grader
Congratulations Andrew. We are very proud of you!
Attention 6th grade Parents--Middle School Information
For up to day information about your child's middle school please check out the appropriate website.
Quimby Oak MS
School resumes on August 19th for all students in our school district.
San Jose Public Library
As of July 1st, the San Jose Public Libraries will be open 6 days a week. The Woody's summer reading log can be redeemed for a gift when school starts.
Reading lists by grade:
Grade 1 Grade 2
Grade 3 Grade 4
Grade 5 Grade 6
Moving This Summer?
Please let the office know if you will be moving this summer. The Norwood Creek staff will assist you in making this transition to the new school a smooth experience by preparing a transfer packet just for you.
The welcome back and school information will be sent out at the beginning of August through the parent portal. School Resumes August 19th at 8:45 AM. Instead of a lengthy school supply list, the teachers are asking for a $40 donation or an amount of your choice to their classroom budgets. If you are interested in contributing supplies, reams of paper, Kleenex, and baby wipes are always welcome.
Medicine in the Office
If your child has medicine in the office make sure to pick it up on the last day of school. Only a parent may pick up the medicine. The medicine cannot be sent home with the child.
Important Notice Regarding End of the Year Charging Procedure and Negative
Lunch Account Balances
Beginning June 1st there will be no extending of credit for Breakfast or Lunch through the last day of school. Your child will need to bring cash, check or use the credit balance on their lunch account. This will hopefully cut down on the amount of money owed at the end of the school year. Also, if your student has an outstanding balance please send in your payment before Friday, May 29th to ensure that proper credit is applied to your students account. When you receive your parent handbook at the beginning of the year, be sure to sign up with Parent Portal with your email address. You can then receive notifications of your child’s balance twice a week. Also available is the online payment system myschoolbucks.com for tracking the lunch balances and/or for adding funds to the lunch account. If you have any questions please contact the Child Nutrition Services Department at: 408-223-4500.
“Literacy Alive “ Summer School For Parents
What : Improve Your English Skills!
When : July 6-30, 2015
Where: Katherine Smith Elementary -Room G1, 2025 Clarice Dr., San Jose, CA 95122
Instructor: Lolita Foster
Assessments for parents to determine their level will be administered on 6/29 and 6/30. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Or call 408-532-2175 by May 28th, 2015. Childcare will be available.
Classroom Assignments for 2015-2016
The upcoming 2015-2016 school year classroom assignments will not be posted for public viewing. Student class assignments will only be posted to Parent Portal accounts. If you have not logged into your account recently this is a good time of year to login in and update your emergency contacts. If you are having trouble logging into your account select the “having trouble logging in?” link to reset your password or username.
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 www.eesd.org 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 eesd.org 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 www.eesd.org 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 eesd.org después de la fecha 2/26/15
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.
Buddy Bench Ambassador Training
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
If you or your organization can share ideas for positive, creative activities for young people, please contact (408) 351-6482 or by email at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.