Noddin News

March 28, 2021

Upcoming Dates

Monday, April 5 - Friday, April 9 - Spring Break (No School)

Monday, April 12 @ 6pm - USD Board Meeting

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Principal's Message

Dear Noddin Community,

The progressive and recent rise in hate and violence toward the Asian community affects as all. As a school community, it is our responsibility to support and educate our students, as well as help them navigate difficult issues and confusing times.

Earlier this week, Superintendent Denise Coleman shared how USD has partnered with Ken Shelton, an equity and inclusivity consultant, for the past two years. Seven Noddin teachers have been attending Ken's professional development sessions, most recently on the topics of how stereotypes and perceptions can lead to hate and violence, with a focus on the Asian-American community. Together, with shared resources, we will be partnering to address this topic at school.

Below, please find the links originally shared a few days ago. These and more relating to education and schools have been shared with our teachers as well.

Learning For Justice: Speaking Up Against Racism Around the Coronavirus

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center: Kindness Heals
Activities, Videos, Resources for Classrooms and Families

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
National Association of School Psychologists

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend,

Mr. Scharer

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Noddin Relay For Life Cambrian Team - Make A Donation! Join The Team!

Once again, Noddin has a Relay for Life team! Some general information is below. For more information, how to join the team, and make a donation, please follow the link below!

Relay for Life Information & Donation Link (search for "Noddin")

At Relay For Life, no donation is too small, each and every dollar counts. Your donations help fund groundbreaking cancer research, patient care programs, and can make a difference in communities like ours. With every donation, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives. All of the money raised at Relay for Life of Cambrian stays in the area. Please think about joining the team or donating because together we can beat cancer.

Noddin Home and School Club – Exec. Board Members Needed!

Dear Noddin Community, we are in need of new Noddin H&SC Exec. Board members for the 2021 – 22 school year! Serving on the exec. board is a fantastic way to play a key role in serving Noddin students, staff, and the school community!

We are in need of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Asst. Treasurer. If interested, please email current President Nina Boettcher at

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2020 - 21 Noddin Yearbook

We are accepting orders for the 2020 - 21 Noddin Yearbook! Please use the link below. You need to sign in to Membership Toolkit to proceed. If you don't have an account, please create one.

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USD Food Service Distribution - March

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays @ Dartmouth Middle School

11am - 1pm

Location: Dartmouth Middle School (5575 Dartmouth Drive)

  • Please stay in your car and wear a mask or face covering. Staff will come to you.
  • Walk-up community members may pick up meals from a distribution table.
  • Meals are available for any student 18 years old and younger.
  • No paperwork/identification required.
  • Students do not need to be present.
  • Pick up only - no eating at the school.

If you have questions, please reach out to Diane Nunes at (408) 558-4203 or

Dartmouth CJSF Mask & Donation Drive

Please see the flyer below for Dartmouth's CJSD mask and donation drive fundraiser, providing masks to those in need!
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USD Health and Wellness Resources for Students and Parents

This previously shared page has been updated and expanded: Health and Wellness Resources for USD students and parents! During these challenging and uncertain times, it is so important to learn self-care, wellness, and coping strategies and remember you are not alone.

Noddin Community Activities and Programs

Please check as new programs continue to be added!

Even though we're distance learning, Noddin has partnered with outside vendors to provide programs for the kids! Please click on the link below to view current offerings. Check back frequently as new programs/sessions get added.

Noddin Community Activities and Programs

Noddin Elementary

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1960 - 2020