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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.

Follow Mrs. Stephens Radle

@PrincipalRadle

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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.

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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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 www.eesd.org under the “Schools” tab.  A copy may be requested by contacting the school office.

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 www.eesd.org 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  www.eesd.org  dưới tab "Trường hc".  Mt bn sao có th được yêu cu qua liên h vi văn phòng nhà trường.

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

T-Shirt Pre-Order

Please see the attached link for the t-shirt order form.  

Exact cash or check will be accepted.

T-Shirts are $15 each. (extra charger for larger sizes)

T-Shirt Order Form

Talent Show Applications

We have extended the due date.  Applications can be turned in until Monday!

Applications are available in the office or through this link.

Tryouts are Tuesday, January 27th from 3:15 to 5 PM.  (We will schedule a tryout for 5th grade students when they return from camp.)

Our talent show will be Wednesday, February 11th at 6:30 PM.

Students in grade 1-6 can tryout.

Buddy Bench

 

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.

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Science Fair

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

PAC Parent Advisory Committee

District Technology 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, February 4th at 9:30 a.m. in the District Board Room at 3188 Quimby Road.  We will receive an update on the District Technology from Mahmoud Abed, Director -Technology. We hope to see you there!

Please note this meeting will be simultaneously translated in Spanish.

 

Actualización de la Tecnología del Distrito

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, 4 de Febrero a las 9:30 a.m. en la Sala de Juntas del Distrito en 3188 Quimby Road. Recibiremos una Actualización sobre la Tecnología del Distrito con Mahmoud Abed, Director- Tecnología.¡Esperamos verlos allí!

Por favor tenga en cuenta que esta reunión será traducida simultáneamente en español.

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!

PTA Math Night

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

Buddy Bench Ambassador Training

District on-line Newsroom

Have you checked out the District on-line Newsroom (visit www.eesd.org, and scroll down from “News and Events”)? This is our new source to tell all the great stories throughout the District. We have lined up dozens of terrific stories at our schools that share news about classroom innovation, forward-looking programming, or student activities. We have already  started getting submissions from teachers, administrators, parents and even a student-written column. We want this space to be a place where we can learn about all the wonderful things going on in every corner of Evergreen and we’re looking for contributors to help tell those stories (we are welcoming submissions in English, Spanish or Vietnamese). Whether it’s identifying news stories at your school or writing one of the stories already lined up it’s a great way to help spread the word. Please contact Charles Crosby at ccrosby@eesd.org for more information or to get involved. 

¿Has visto nuestro distrito sitio web sala de noticias (visita www.eesd.org y desplácese hacia abajo hasta "News and Events")? Esta es nuestra nueva fuente para decirles todas las grandes historias de todo el distrito. Tenemos decenas de historias increíbles de nuestras escuelas que comparten aula innovación, programas o actividades para los alumnos. Ya hemos comenzado a recibir envíos de los maestros, administradores, padres y incluso un estudiante columna escrita. Queremos que este lugar sea un lugar donde podemos aprender sobre todas las cosas maravillosas en cada rincón de Evergreen y estamos buscando colaboradores para ayudar a contar esas historias (damos la bienvenida a las presentaciones en inglés, español y vietnamita). Si estamos identificando las noticias de la escuela o escribiendo una de las historias ya alineadas es una gran manera de ayudar a difundir la palabra. Póngase en contacto con Charles Crosby en ccrosby@eesd.org para obtener más información o para involucrarse.

Quý vị đã vào Phòng Tin Tức trực tuyến của Học Khu (truy cập www.eesd.org và cuộn xuống từ “News and Events” (Tin Tức và Sự Kiện) chưa? Đây là nguồn thông tin mới của chúng tôi để kể tất cả những câu chuyện tuyệt vời trên toàn Học Khu. Chúng tôi đã chuẩn bị sẵn hàng chục câu chuyện tuyệt vời tại các trường học của chúng tôi để chia sẻ tin tức về đổi mới lớp học, lập chương trình hướng tới tương lai hoặc các hoạt động của học sinh. Chúng tôi đã bắt đầu nhận được tài liệu gửi lên từ các giáo viên, quản trị viên, phụ huynh và thậm chí là bài viết của học sinh. Chúng tôi muốn không gian này là nơi mà chúng ta có thể tìm hiểu về tất cả những điều tuyệt vời xảy ra ở mọi nơi tại Evergreen và chúng tôi đang tìm kiếm những người đóng góp để giúp kể những câu chuyện đó (chúng tôi tiếp nhận tài liệu gửi lên bằng tiếng Anh, tiếng Tây Ban Nha hoặc tiếng Việt). Cho dù sự đóng góp đó là xác định câu chuyện tin tức tại trường hay viết một trong những câu chuyện đã được chuẩn bị sẵn thì đó cũng là cách tuyệt vời để giúp tin tức lan truyền. Hãy liên lạc với Charles Crosby theo địa chỉ: ccrosby@eesd.org để biết thêm thông tin hoặc tham gia.

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

JANUARY Asset of the Month: 

ADULT ROLE MODELS

Parents and other adults model positive, responsible behavior.

The Importance of Role Models

When we reflect back on the experiences that shaped us when we were young, we often remember a special adult in our lives. It might have been a teacher, coach, older relative, community member, or other caring adult that made a big impact on us. We see these role models as being important in shaping our lives. And that’s no surprise—research shows that positive adult role models have a tremendous impact on young people and can have the following benefits:

• Higher levels of self esteem

• Reduced use of tobacco,  alcohol, marijuana, and hard drugs

• Improved high school graduation rates

• Greater aspirations and expectations for their careers

Unfortunately, many youth in Silicon Valley don’t have the adult role models that they need to thrive—in Project Cornerstone’s 2011 survey, only 52% of 4th-6th graders and 30% of 7th-12th graders reported the presence of positive adult role

models in their lives. To help address this problem, January is Adult Role Model

month in Silicon Valley.

A positive role model doesn’t have to have any special skills—you don’t have to be a sports hero or a billionaire for youth to look up to you. In fact, most youth who said that they had role models identified them as caring friends and relatives. Every single one of us has the potential to make a difference in the lives of young people—all that matters is being willing to take the time to get to know a young person and let them get to know you, and to share your experience and knowledge. The following discussion topics can help young people recognize the role models that influence their lives:

• What’s the difference between a hero and  and a role model?

• Are celebrities like sports stars, actors, and musicians good role models? Why or why not?

• Which adults whom you know do you admire? Why?

• What have you learned from adults that has helped or inspired you?

• What would you like to be able to talk about more with adults?

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

 

Kinder letter

Grades 1-6 letter

 

Classroom Book Parent Letter 1

Classroom Book Parent Letter 2

News

No news posted

Notes

Newsletter 1-23-15
Attachments:
Posted by: Ruth Stephens Radle
Published: 1/23/15

Newsletter 1-16-15
Attachments:
Posted by: Ruth Stephens Radle
Published: 1/15/15

Newsletter 1-9-15
Attachments:
Posted by: Ruth Stephens Radle
Published: 1/8/15

Newsletter 12-18-14
Have a safe and wonderful holiday break.  We will see everyone on January 5th. Continue
Attachments:
Posted by: Ruth Stephens Radle
Published: 12/16/14

Newsletter 12-12-14
Attachments:
Posted by: Ruth Stephens Radle
Published: 12/12/14

Newsletter 12-5-14
Attachments:
Posted by: Ruth Stephens Radle
Published: 12/5/14

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

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

Newsletter 11-7-14
Attachments:
Posted by: Ruth Stephens Radle
Published: 11/7/14

Newsletter 10-31-14
Attachments:
Posted by: Ruth Stephens Radle
Published: 10/30/14

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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 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!

Emergency Readiness

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

For more information check out:

http://www.ready.gov/prepared2014

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 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 February 9, 2015 at 4 PM in the conference room.

 

Agenda 10/13/14

Minutes 9/8/14

Agenda 11/10/14

Minutes 10/13/14

Agenda 1/12/15

Minutes 11/10/14

Agenda 1/12/15

Minutes 1/12/15

Agenda 2/9/15

 

ELAC-English Lanague Advisory Committee

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

1/20/14 Agenda

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

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.