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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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
FEBRUARY Asset of the Month: YOUTH AS RESOURCES
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 www.projectcornerstone.org.
• 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 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. 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
February Kinder Book