The NSC e-Newsletter
December 9, 2020
How's It Going? Complete the Virtual Learning Survey Today
Below is a link to a ThoughtExchange survey. This type of survey asks respondents to share their thoughts, then rate the thoughts of others who take the survey. You do not have to rate every thought, but try to do at least five. This helps us have a better understanding of the responses and how to improve our offerings.
Link to ThoughtExchange Survey: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/227305988
If you have questions, please contact Normandy Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Reminder - Late Start for NHS Monday; Early Dismissal for ELC & EleMiddles
Early Learning Center and EleMiddle school students will have an early dismissal day on Friday, Dec. 11. Please check the website calendar for your child's specific dismissal time.
There will be a late start on Monday, December 14 for Normandy High School students. Students are to login for their first class at 10:25 a.m. This information is also included on the district academic calendar.
The adjusted schedules allows for teachers and staff to participate in professional development workshops and sessions.
Families Can Receive District Communications Via Text Message
If you have any questions, please contact the Communications Department.
UMSL Accepting Applications for Free Literacy Tutoring
This is a free program with limited space. If accepted, children will participate in approximately 12 one-hour sessions via Zoom beginning in January and February 2021. The sessions will be held in the afternoon and evenings. The tutors will be graduate and undergraduate students from the UMSL College of Education.
Click below to see the flier.
New Sites, Dates Added to Grab & Go Meal Schedule
The Normandy Grab & Go program will distribute meals 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday at select sites, now through Friday, December 18.
The additional locations were included to better accommodate families now that students are attending classes virtually.
Don't forget - We also have the Friday Food Box giveaway on Friday at Normandy High School, 4 to 6 p.m.
For more information, see the graphic at right or visit the Food Access & Resources page at www.normandysc.org/return2learn
NCJW Donates Books, School Supplies to NSC Students
We want to give a special thank you to our partners with The National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis who recently donated school supplies to Barack Obama School. Accepting the donation (above, from left) are: Cassandra Griffin, Obama Family Engagement Liaison (FEL) and Principal Dr. Netra Taylor.
In November, NCJW donated books to Jefferson School (center photo) allowing each of the students to take home two new books. The students and teachers at Jefferson wrote wonderful thank you notes (above, right) to NCJW for the donation. Here are excerpts from a few of the notes:
“Thank you again for these amazing books. I read these books every day. It helps me become a better reader. These books help me stay calm. It also expands my vocabulary.”
“Thank you for the books you gave us. I read the books then read them to my dogs. I love to read and books are important.”
“Thank you so much for your generous donation of books for the students. Many of our students do not have access to books within their home and because of YOU, they now have their very own to read anytime they would like. My students had smiles and wide eyes while trying to choose the books to keep. The choices were all so enticing.”