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
Students in grades 3-6 will be testing from April 28th through May 15th. All testing will happen in the morning. The complete schedule will be available in early April. Students need to be at school on time and be sure to eat breakfast. Please try and schedule appointments outside the school during the testing window.
Please see the attached family testing quick reference.
California State Testing Information
Next week, Norwood Creek will be celebrating Earth Day's 45th Anniversary! To do our part in protecting our planet, Norwood teachers, families and kids will be encouraged to bring their water and lunches in RE-USABLE containers to school. Some examples of reusable containers are: metal or plastic thermoses, tupperware type food containers, and lunch boxes/bags. (The less in the landfill the better!)
A special thank you goes out to Orchard Supply Hardware, OSH, on Alum Rock Road for their generous donation of 4 gallons of paint for the scenery for the 6th grade play. We could have not had the scenery for our play without their help, and dedication to their community!! Thank You, OSH!
San Jose Giants Night
San Jose Giant Evergreen Baseball Night
Friday, May 8th, 2015 at 7:00
Come join us at Municipal Stadium for a fun evening of baseball. The San Jose Giants are the farm team for the San Francisco Giants and many of their players have moved up to the major league. It’s a wonderful stadium where you can really see the players up close. Mrs. Stephens Radle will be there with her family as well.
Norwood Creek has a large block of tickets available for only $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00! Tickets can be sold to neighbors, family, parents’ co-workers, baseball team members and friends. Tickets are available in the office. Cash only!
Norwood Creek Open House
Norwood Creek Open House
Please join us for our Open House on April 30th.
6:15 PM Principal Welcome
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Classroom Visitations
PTA Book Fair
School Site Council Elections
Parent Support Needed!
School Site Council Seeks Members for the 15-16 School Year
The School Site Council provides parents with an opportunity to give input into our school improvement effort. Membership on the School Site Council consists of staff members and parents, each serving 2 year staggered terms. For the next school year we have one for a parent on the Council. Meetings will be held on the Second Monday of the month at 4:00 PM from October through June. If you would like more information, or if you would like to run for election as a parent representative on the School Site Council, please contact Mrs. Stephens Radle at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 270-6727.
PTA Board Members Candidates Needed!!!!!!!
We are looking for parents who are interested in running for our PTA board. All positions are available. Any support, large or small, helps to make our school community stronger for our children. We are a fun group that loves to put together events for our school. Training and laughter is included. Please contact Joan Ku at email@example.com.
Warm Weather--Dress Code
Please remember that the Norwood Creek dress code requires all shirts/dresses worn to school must have sleeves. Also, all our students have grown over the summer, so please make sure shorts and skirts are long enough. These items should be as long as your fingers if your hands are resting by your side.
Attention 5th and 6th Grade Parents--Human Growth and Development
The Growth and Development curriculum will be presented to the 5th and 6th graders at Norwood Creek Elementary the week of May 11-15. If you do not wish your child to participate in this class, please write a note or email the teacher with your request. Alternative study time will be available to these students.
Sixth Grade Math Readiness Assessments
As we begin to prepare for the start of a new school year, all Evergreen 6th grade students will participate in two mathematics readiness assessments this spring during the May 11 – May 22 testing window. Both diagnostic assessments assess a broad range of skills and help us gauge potential mathematical success in middle school. The results of these assessments will be utilized in conjunction with results received from state assessments for placement in 7th grade mathematics. More importantly, besides a tool for mathematics placement, these diagnostic tests will also assist teachers to determine students’ mathematical strengths and challenges and allow them to adjust instruction to increase student success.
Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)--Superintendent’s Coffee
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, May 6th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the District Board Room at 3188 Quimby Road. We will host a Superintendent’s Coffee and discuss key happenings in the District. All Evergreen School District parents are welcome and are invited to attend! Coffee and treats will be provided. We hope to see you there!
Café con el Superintendente
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! Para el año escolar 2014-2015 será Miércoles, 6 de Mayo a las 9:30 -10:30 a.m. en la Sala de Juntas de Distrito en 3188 Quimby Road. Tendremos café con el Superintendente y hablaremos de acontecimientos claves en el Distrito. ¡Todos los padres del Distrito escolar de Evergreen son bienvenidos y se les invitan a asistir! Tendremos café y pan. ¡Esperamos verle allí!
Cà phê của giám đốc
Ủy ban Cố vấn Phụ huynh (PAC) khu học Evergreen bao gồm phụ huynh và quản trị viên họp hàng tháng để tìm hiểu và thảo luận về các chủ đề cần thiết cho giáo dục của con em học ở khu học Evergreen. Tất cả phụ huynh khu học Evergreen được chào đón và mời đến tham dự! Cuộc họp tiếp theo của chúng tôi, cho năm học 2014-2015 sẽ vào ngày Thứ Tư, ngày 6 tháng 5 lúc 9:30 – 10:30 giờ sáng trong phòng District Board Room tại 3188 Quimby Road. Chúng tôi sẽ tổ chức cà phê của Tổng Giám Đốc và thảo luận về diễn biến quan trọng trong huyện. Tất cả phụ huynh Trường học Evergreen được chào đón và được mời tham dự! Chúng tôi hy vọng sẽ thấy bạn ở đó!
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.