Noddin News

Friday, April 5, 2019

Important Dates

Monday, April 8 - Friday, April 12 - Spring Break

Wednesday, April 17 - Walk n Roll/Walk n Roll store open at 1:05pm

Friday, April 19 - Spirit Day - Wear Your Noddin Gear!

Friday April 19 & Saturday April 20 - Annie Jr.

Wednesday, April 24 - Volunteer Luncheon

Friday, April 26 - Spirit Day - Twin Day!

Wednesday, May 1 - Walk n Roll/Walk n Roll store open at 1:05pm

Friday, May 3 - Spirit Day - Wear Your Noddin Gear!

Friday, May 3 - Next HSC Meeting @ 8:15am

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Principal's Message

Dear Noddin Families,


It's been an incredibly busy and fun last three weeks of school!


Noddin recently held two of our biggest community events. On March 23, the Noddin Home and School Club held it's annual Walk-A-Thon and it was a huge success all around! Students and families enjoyed running & walking laps, playing games, eating yummy food, and pie-ing their teachers and principal! On April 2, Noddin Elementary hosted Multi-Cultural night! Twenty-two cultures were represented between three separate spaces. There was music, dancing, food, and lots of opportunities for students and parents to learn about different countries and cultures around the world!


Our 5th grade students and teachers went to Science Camp the week of March 25. They had an amazing experience learning a ton of life science, going on hikes, singing songs, and eating in the camp cafeteria.


Please be sure to read below regarding to upcoming April events: Annie Jr. @ Noddin and Relay for Life @ UMS. Please also take a moment to review our drop-off/pick-up procedures as it applies to Kindergarten and 1st - 5th grade students.


Have a wonderful Spring Break!


-Mr. Scharer

Annie Jr. Performances at Noddin - April 19 and 20

Come watch the Noddin Elementary student performance of Annie Jr. Friday, April 19 or Saturday, April 20. The Friday show is an evening performance at 6:30 p.m. and the Saturday show is a matinee at 2:30pm. Tickets available at NoddinAnnie.eventbrite.com
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Relay for Life Cambrian - Join/Donate to the Noddin Roadrunners Team

Once again, Noddin has a Relay for Life of Cambrian team...the Noddin Roadrunners!


This year's event is from Friday, April 26 @ 6pm - Saturday, April 27 @ 2pm at Union Middle School. Donate and/or volunteer to be part of the team! Help fund the fight against cancer!


Donate and join here: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=my_team&fr_id=91820&_ga=2.46664103.1200354325.1554480010-1324454405.1547845922

March Blue Card Recipients

At Noddin Elementary, students receive Blue Cards when they display good and positive behavior at school. We have aligned our Blue Cards with the Noddin READ Positive Behavior Plan. READ stands for Responsible, Engaged, Adaptable, and Dependable. The students at Noddin have earned over 2,800 Blue Cards so far this school year! Every week, Mr. Scharer picks 5 Blue Cards and announces those students during morning announcements. These students received a prize and a pizza lunch with Mr. Scharer! The Blue Card winners for March were:


Keanan Galvea, Zachary Busbin, Grace Wang, Samuel Denton, Abigail Ennen, Maayan Greenberg, Ethan Little, Logan Caslis, Crisangel Murguia Colunga, and Daniel Delima

Traffic Enforcement

If you see school zone, speeding, parking, or other violations on the streets that surround the campus (Harwood, Gilda, and Harlow) during drop-off and pick-up, you are welcome to complete the Traffic Enforcement Request Form. Traffic Enforcement is deployed when SJPD notices multiple requests from specific areas.


https://www.sjpd.org/_forms/teu_request_form.asp

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Noddin Drop-Off, Pick-Up, and Kindergarten Reminders

As we are entering the middle of the school year, it's good to be reminded of our front drop-off and pick-up procedures for the safety of students and families.


  • Only the one drop-off/pick-up lane should be used. Drivers should always remain in their vehicles at all times to ensure the traffic continues to flow. Always pull all the way forward to help us avoid backups on the city streets as much as possible.
  • 5th grade students (Safety Squad) will help students exit their vehicles by opening and closing the doors on the passenger side of the vehicles. Please make sure that your child is prepared to exit the vehicle on the passenger side.
  • Parents that want to walk their students to class need to park in an appropriate spot on the street.
  • For the safety of all students, the speed limit is 5 miles per hour or less in a parking lot.
  • If you wish to escort your child, street parking is the best way to drop off and pick up your student.


Kindergarten


  • Kindergarten parents that enter the parking lot are expected to follow the same procedures – using the single drop-off/pick-up lane, remaining in their vehicle, and having their student exit on the passenger side.
  • During the morning drop- off, the 5th grade students and adult school personnel will be available to get kindergarteners to class.
  • For the drop off of our afternoon kindergartners, or pick up of our morning kindergartners, please do not park in the drop off/pick up or fire zone and exit your vehicle. This lane is our emergency lane and in the event of an emergency a response vehicle such as ambulance and paramedics must have access. If your child needs an escort to and from class, please park on the street and walk in.

Crossing Guards

Noddin Elementary currently has a need for Crossing Guards. Please see the information below. If interested, please contact Mrs. Golab or Mr. Scharer in the office.


Even if you're not able to commit to every day, every shift, we're still interested in hearing from you!

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Become A Substitute Teacher

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of students? Then substitute teaching may be the right job for you! Union School District is seeking kind and compassionate people to join our team of substitute teachers. As a substitute, you can set your own schedule, gain valuable classroom experience, and enjoy a great source of supplemental income. If you would like to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher, please contact Lenette Solis at the District Office (solisl@unionsd.org or 408-377-8010).