Noddin News

October 25, 2020

Upcoming Dates

Monday, November 2 - Noddin Scholastic Virtual Book Faire Begins

Monday, November 2 @ 6:30 p.m. - Noddin Distance Learning Parent Support Group

Friday, November 13 @ 3pm - Noddin H&SC Meeting and Bylaws Vote (All Welcome!)

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Principal's Message

Dear Noddin Community,

This week will be an exciting one for Noddin Elementary!

This Thursday, Oct. 29, teachers will be pushing out Noddin's first virtual assembly, El Abuelo (The Tree & The Donkey Who Loved to Sing) by Cascada de Flores! This pre-recorded offering will take students on a journey through Mexico and a journey through time.

On Friday, Oct. 30, Noddin Elementary and the Home and School Club are hosting a drive-thru Halloween parade at the parking lot of the school! Read further below for more information.

Noddin is also issuing a pumpkin carving challenge! Send a picture of your carved pumpkin to Mr. Scharer! More details are below.

Soon, you should be receiving an update from USD Superintendent Denise Coleman with the latest information regarding our phased approach to reopening campuses. Please look for this, as well as a survey I will be sending for parents and guardians to express their interest in returning.


Eric Scharer

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Noddin Drive-Thru Halloween Parade!

To celebrate the holiday and have some fun, Noddin Elementary and the Noddin H&SC will be hosting a Halloween drive-thru parade Friday, October 30 from 1pm - 3pm!

Students from any grade-level can come, dressed in their costume, during the 1pm - 4pm window. Please drive through the parking lot automobile gate via Harwood only from either the north or south direction, drive through the drop-off zone, then depart through the exit gate by making a right onto Gilda Way. Staff and parent volunteers will be cheering you on, handing out Halloween goodie bags, and playing spooky music!

We look forward to seeing you!

Starting Arts - Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Starting Arts and Noddin Elementary are proud to once again partner on a school play! While this year's show will almost certainly be different, it should be a fun and positive experience for students who wish participate nonetheless!

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Pumpkin Carving Challenge

Send a photo of your carved pumpkin to Mr. Scharer! You can send a picture of a pumpkin you've already carved or one you carve this week! A slideshow will be created highlighting Noddin students' carved pumpkins!

Please submit your photo here:

Due date: Saturday, October 31, 2020

Noddin Scholastic VIRTUAL Book Fair

The Scholastic VIRTUAL Book Fair is coming soon! Help support Noddin and your student's love of reading by visiting the NEWLY IMPROVED Virtual Book Fair site, coming November 2nd - 15th. All of your favorite books will be there, including the latest, soon-to-be-released Diary of a Wimpy Kid installment, The Deep End. More details coming soon!

Tutoring Offerings from the Santa Clara County Library District

The Santa Clara County Library District is offering free tutoring for all grades! Please see the links below for more information.

Santa Clara County Libraries Tutoring - English

¡El Distrito de Bibliotecas del Condado de Santa Clara ofrece tutoría gratuita para todos los grados! Consulte los enlaces a continuación para obtener más información.

Tutoría de bibliotecas del condado de Santa Clara - Inglés

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

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.
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USD "Grab and Go" Food Service Program

Union School District Food Services is excited to announce that we are now offering free meals to all students. Meals may be picked up at Dartmouth Middle School between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

  • 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 any questions please reach out to Diane Nunes at (408) 558-4203 or

Free “Grab-and-Go” Meal Pick-Up

Pick-up Time

11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Pick-up Location

Dartmouth Middle School

5575 Dartmouth Drive

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Noddin Home & School Club - Distance Learning Together Facebook Page

A new Facebook group has been created as a way for Noddin parents to share distance learning tips and resources, ask questions, and provide support to each other. Current Noddin parents are encouraged to join! This private Noddin parent Facebook group is moderated by Noddin H&SC and Mr. Scharer

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1960 - 2020