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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.

Common Core Standards

LFCC and LCAP

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:

lcff.wested.org

www.cde.ca.gov

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.

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

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.

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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. 

Sincerely, 
Ruth Stephens Radle
Principal

rradle@eesd.org

Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Committee

The Evergreen School District is accepting applications from parents/community members interested in filling a vacancy position on the Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Committee.  This committee will oversee the expenditure of Measure H Parcel Tax funds, ensuring they are spent as approved by the voters. It is expected that the committee will meet twice a year, with the first meeting taking place on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

If you are interested in serving on this committee, please submit a letter of interest to:

Evergreen School District

3188 Quimby Road

San Jose, CA 95148

ATTN: Dan Deguara

Your letter should include a brief introduction of yourself, your contact information, and an overview as to why you are interested in serving on the committee.  All letters must be received at the District Office by 4:00 p.m. on January 7, 2015. Applicants will be contacted for follow-up interviews in January.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dan Deguara, Assistant Superintendent at 408-270-6827. 

Spanish Link

Vietnamese Link

BOOK IT Principal Reading Challenge

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Mrs. Wong challenged Mrs. Stephens Radle read from and entire School Day!

Challenge accepted!

Bookfair November 17 thorugh the 21st

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Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits.

Book Fair dates: November 17-21

Shopping hours: Monday and Tuesday – lunchtime and after school

Wednesday – 9:00 – 3:00 (during parent/teacher conferences)

Thursday – after school

Friday – lunchtime

Checkout the online fair at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/norwoodcreek.

For more information.

Parent Advisory Commitee

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

Common Core Update

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, December 3rd at 9:30 a.m. in the District Board Room at 3188 Quimby Road.  We will receive an update on Common Core Implementation from Dan Deguara, Assistant Superintendent. We hope to see you there!

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

Actualizar Common Core

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 primera reunión para el año escolar 2014-2015 será el Miércoles, 3 de Diciembre a las 9:30 a.m. en la Sala de Juntas del Distrito en 3188 Quimby Road. Recibiremos una Actualización sobre Common Core con Dan Deguara, Asistente del Superintendente.¡Esperamos verlos allí!

 

Ủy Ban Tư Vấn Phụ Huynh (PAC)

Cập Nhật về Cốt Lõi Chung

Ủy Ban Tư Vấn Phụ Huynh (PAC) của Học Khu Evergreen bao gồm các quý 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 mình tại Evergreen.  Chúng tôi hoan nghênh và kính mời tất cả phụ huynh tại Học Khu Evergreen tới tham dự! Cuộc họp tới của chúng tôi cho năm học 2014-2015 sẽ diễn ra vào lúc 9:30 sáng Thứ 4 ngày 3 tháng 12 tại Phòng Hội Đồng của Học Khu tại 3188 Quimby Road.  Chúng tôi sẽ nhận thông tin cập nhật về việc Thực Hiện Các Tiêu Chuẩn Cốt Lõi Chung từ Dan Deguara, Trợ Lý Tổng Giám Đốc. Kính mong được gặp quý vị tại cuộc họp này!

Food Drive

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We will be collecting food December 1st through 12th.  Classes can earn spirit points for december by collecting donations.  We appreciate your support.

MOST NEEDED FOODS

The Food Bank needs nutritious, non-perishable foods:

Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup)

Tuna / canned meat

Peanut butter

Canned foods with pop-top lids

Low sugar cereals

100% fruit juices in single serving boxes

Canned fruit packed in juice

Canned vegetables (low salt)

Please avoid donating items packaged in glass.  We request that you do not purchase bulk quantities of rice, flour or sugar for donation.

To donate online - You can make a secure, tax - deductible financial donation in a matter of minutes: www.shfb.org/donateonline  - Go to Donate to Your Group's Drive

Girls on the Run--Registration Opens 12/13/14

Girls on the Run Program Registration Opening Soon!

Girls on the Run is a fun, life-changing, after-school program for 3rd- 6th grade girls. The 10-week program teaches girls life skills such as confidence, how to be a good friend and how to stand up for themselves and others while inspiring them to be joyful, healthy and confident by using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

Every aspect of this program is geared toward helping girls feel good about who they are—physically, emotionally and socially. Girls leave the program saying “I am strong!”, “I am amazing!”, “I can change the world!”, “I am beautiful, just the way I am!” and more!

Girls on the Run begins the week of March 2, 2015, and concludes the week of May 18, 2015. The Norwood Creek team will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:10- 4:40 p.m. There will be no lessons the week of spring break. The culminating event of the season is the Girls on the Run 5K, on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Vasona Park in Los Gatos, where program participants and community members come together for this celebratory fun run/walk.

The program fee is $210, which includes 20 lessons led by trained Girls on the Run coaches, an official program T-shirt and water bottle, all lesson materials, a healthy snack at each lesson and registration into the Girls on the Run 5K (which includes an official 5K T-shirt, a customized race bib and more!). Scholarships are available.

Program registration is online only at www.gotrsv.org and will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Space is limited and girls will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a program is full, please sign up for the waiting list as spots may open and will be offered starting at the top of the waiting list. Registration information is available on the Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley website at www.gotrsv.org.

For more information, please visit www.gotrsv.org or contact Beth Villa, the head coach at Norwood Creek Elementary, at mmhelado@hotmail.com.  We hope to have your girls in Girls on the Run this spring!

GOTR Flyer

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San Jose Youth Ballet Production of the Nutcracker

Mrs. Stephens Radle is in the production of the Nutcracker as Mother Ginger this year.  She will be performing December 6th and 7th.  Please check out their website at sjyb.org for more information.

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.

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 www.eesd.org (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: https://www.heartlandapps.com/ 

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

November Asset of the Month

POSITIVE CULTURAL IDENTITY

Young people feel comfortable with and proud of their identity,

including but not limited to disabilities, ethnicity, faith/religion, family

status, gender, language, and sexual orientation.

The Importance of Positive Cultural Identity

It is important for youth to feel that they belong.  Positive identity brings self-assurance, a sense of belonging, a positive view of personal future, and better success in school.  Developing a positive cultural identity - a critical element of personal identity - can be difficult for young  people, especially when they may be bridging more than one culture.

The way that youth are treated in regard to their ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender directly affects their ability to develop a positive personal identity. As adults, it’s critical that we model recognition, understanding, and celebrating all cultural identities, including the cultures to which we and/or our children do not belong.

Sharing and celebrating different cultural identities increases self-esteem and promotes cultural competence among all young people. The diversity of Silicon Valley is a benefit to our youth as they are exposed to many different cultures.

The following discussion topics* can help families talk about their cultural identity:

• What is our cultural background?

• What are some things that you value about our culture?

• What are some things about our culture that you would like other people to know?

• Do you know anyone who’s from a different culture? In what ways are your cultures similar and different? Do your cultural differences make it difficult to be friends? How can you share your cultural differences in a positive, nonjudgmental way?

*Adapted from the Canadian Child Care Federation’s “Supporting Our Children’s Social Well-Being...It’s a Team Effort!” workshop.

The activities below provide ways to build positive cultural identity in youth.

•   Make sure that your children learn the story of where they come from - including both family history and the history of their heritage from an early age.

•   Even very young children are aware of racial and cultural differences among people.  Address the issues of stereotypes, myths, and cultural differences in a positive, age-appropriate manner.

•   It’s normal for young people to explore different aspects of personal identity, including cultural identity. Children, whose parents promote a positive cultural identity, while allowing them the freedom to explore, tend to develop a healthy personal identity.

•   Some elements of a child’s identity - such as sexual orientation - might not be shared in common with the rest of the family. Parents should make special efforts to ensure that everyone feels understood, respected, valued, safe, and loved within the family.

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

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

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Newsletter 11-21-14
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Posted by: Ruth Stephens Radle
Published: 11/20/14

Newsletter 11-14-14
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Published: 11/14/14

Newsletter 11-7-14
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Published: 11/7/14

Newsletter 10-31-14
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Published: 10/30/14

Newsletter 10-24-14
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Published: 10/23/14

Newsletter 10-17-14
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Published: 10/17/14

Newsletter 10-10-14
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Published: 10/10/14

Newsletter 10-3-14
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Published: 10/2/14

Newsletter 9-26-14
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Published: 9/25/14

Newsletter 9-19-14
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Published: 9/25/14

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Office Staff

Lost and Found

All the items in the lost and found will be out on tables in the Multi-Use room this Wednesday and Thursday.  Any items not claimed will be donated to charity during winter break in December.

Math Enrichment--After School Program

For more information regarding our after school program visit http://www.meafterschool.org or call 408 667 9277.

This program is for student in grades 1-6.

News from Ms. Robin

A NOTE FROM THE NURSE

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

Medication
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 rnevoli@eesd.org, 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: https://powerschool.eesd.org/public/.

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

Agenda 11/10/14

Minutes 10/13/14

 

ELAC-English Lanague Advisory Committee

Our next meeting is January 20th at 6:30 PM.  We will be discussing 21st Century Instruction and the Comprehensive School Safety Plan.

5th Grade Science Camp

If you were unable to attend our recent slide show presentation, you may view the slides at:
http://waldenwest.org/docs/Pre-campvisitCostie1.ppt

 

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:

http://esd.k12oms.org/?gid=455

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