Norma Coombs Elementary School
Week of September 18th - 22nd
Child Welfare & Attendance / Attendance
Attendance plays a major role in the success of each and every student. Missing school (even excused absences) can directly impact a student's academic achievement. It is important that your child attends school everyday on time. If you are having issues with your child's attendance, the Office of Child Welfare, Attendance, and Safety is here is support you and your family.
There is No School on Friday, but we have our first Restaurant Night at Island's!
This week's picture was taken on Thursday, September 14th! This is our new ELAC Committee! I am excited and honored to work with this group
We have a couple of events this week. First we have our first restaurant night at Island's on Wednesday. On Thursday we have our first School Site Council meeting @ 3:30pm. Lastly, there will be No School on Friday for professional development.
Parents: Please come and check the lost and found, it is starting to fill up.
- Down below you will see a link that will take you to a form to fill out as part of our LCFF information. Please fill it out. One document says "Household Income," the one below is a Google Doc.
- If students are feeling symptomatic please test them /keep them home and notify the office immediately
When your student is out, and you need work for them. Please give teachers a one to two day turn around so they can collect the work.
Parents: An Important Note:
- For those of you who are using the drop off / pick up circle please do not leave your vehicle and make sure you pull your car forward before letting your student out of the car.
PARENTS: FOOD DELIVERIES ARE NOT ALLOWED @ NCES DUE TO SAFETY MEASURES
Here is the schedule for the week:
Monday: 9/18- No activities
Tuesday: 9/19 - No activities
Wednesday: 9/20 - Restaurant night @ Island's
Thursday: 9/21 - SSC Meeting @ 3:30pm
Friday: 9/22- No School
Monday: 8:45am - 1:30pm
Tuesday-Friday: 8:45am - 3:10pm
Front Office Hours: 8:30am - 3:10pm
The Parent and Student Portals were created as a way for both parents and students to stay involved in the student's academic life. The PUSD Parent and Student Portals allow for better communication between parents, students and teachers. Parent and Student Portals have up to date information on Grades, Assignments, Attendance, and more.
To create an account, you will need to fill out the application below
Once complete email Olga Manzareno at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to meeting you all at our upcoming events.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
BACK TO SCHOOL KICKOFF, THURSDAY, AUGUST 10th @ 5pm at NORMA COOMBS!
First Day of School
Mark your calendar! The first day of school for the 2023-2024 school year is Monday, August 14th.
Here are some important dates for the upcoming school year
First Day of School – Monday, August 14th
Thanksgiving Break – Monday, Nov. 20– Friday, Nov. 24, School Closed
Winter Break –Friday, Dec. 22 – Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, Schools Closed
Spring Break – Monday April 1 - Friday, April 5, 2024, Schools Closed
Last Day of School – Friday, May 31st, 2024
FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAM
Pasadena Unified School District is participating in a Free Breakfast and Lunch Program for the current school year 2023-2024. This alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). All students enrolled at the District may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge. Household applications for free and reduced price meals will not be collected. The school breakfast and lunch that we serve follows U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for healthy school meals. The Free Breakfast and Lunch Program cannot succeed without your support. Please encourage your children to participate in the school meal programs. Breakfast and lunch will be available to all students at no charge.
PUSD HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAFETY INFORMATION
Masks are optional. Schools will provide masks for students who request them.
COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
To learn more about PUSD and vaccinations, please visit, pusd.us/covidvaccine
FURTHER COVID SAFETY INFORMATION
PARENT PORTAL: ACTION REQUIRED
For new families, the parent portal is accessible after turning in a Parent Portal Access form along with your photo I.D., then receiving your verification code and creating your account.
The Parent Portal is designed to allow parents access to their student’s information. Access to Parent Portal will provide parents/guardians the opportunity to view student data and information through the Internet. Student data may include but not be limited to grades, attendance, medical, demographics and discipline from the District’s student information system Aeries. This information is only accessible by knowing the student’s ID Number, Telephone Number, and Verification Code (VPC).
Join Our PTA
Welcome back to our returning families, teachers and staff and a great big welcome to our Kindergarten and new families! My name is Jeanine Legaspi and I am your 2023-24 PTA President.
Join our PTA Here
Our PTA is very excited to start the new school year and we have planned several fun activities. We are also proud to continue our support of our wonderful educators.
To ensure we can keep a large impactful OTA membership for the 2023-2024 school year, we are kicking off the school year with our annual PTA Membership Drive. I encourage you all to renew or start a new membership for only $9 per person.
In addition to keeping Norma Coombs strong, our membership gives you a voice at PTA meetings, discounts at various businesses, and - most importantly - you are supporting the oldest and largest child advocacy organization in the U.S.!
While becoming a PTA member does not mean you are expected to volunteer, everyone’s participation is essential to maintaining our special Norma Coombs community, so we hope you will consider becoming involved in at least one event or activity throughout the year. Many parents feel they cannot participate in the PTA because of language barriers or they cannot be available during the day because of work - please don’t let that discourage you! Whether you have 30 minutes or a few hours, your time, your ideas, your talents, and your voice are truly needed and appreciated. There are endless possibilities for family members to contribute, and we can match any time constraints and abilities to needed tasks.
Reach out with any questions: email@example.com