Noddin News

Friday, May 17, 2019

Important Dates

Wednesday May 22nd, 6:30-7:30pm - Noddin Open House

Friday May 24th - Spirit Day (Inside Out! Wear mix-matched clothing)

Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day (No School)

Friday, May 31st - H&SC Meeting @ 8:15am

Friday, May 31st - Spirit Day (Wear Noddin Gear)

Tuesday, June 4 - Kindergarten Promotion

Wednesday, June 5 – Noddin Play Day

Friday, June 7th - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony and Last Day of School (12:15pm dismissal 1st-5th)

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Principal's Message

Dear Noddin Families,


In my last message, I wrote about students and staff enjoying the beautiful warm weather...how things have changed!


The students have been doing an amazing job as we enter the final weeks of the school year. They continue to remain engaged and excited to be a part of their classroom learning community. Our 3rd - 5th grade students recently completed CAASPP testing and all students are enjoying working on their final assignments and projects to prepare for Open House.


As we continue through the final stretch of the school year, please remember these tips to keep students on track for a successful year end:


Keep your normal routines and schedules - Even though spring is a busy time, it's important for students to stay grounded in structure.


Early Bedtimes and Breakfast in the Morning - Elementary school-aged students require 9 - 12 hours sleep. Please encourage early and consistent bedtimes, followed by a healthy breakfast in the morning.


A Stress Free Morning and On-Time to School - A good morning is a great start to the day! Allow extra time in the morning to get ready and get to school.


I want to thank the Noddin community for another fantastic year of learning, laughing, and playing together! Please be sure to attend our Open House the evening of Wednesday, May 22 to see all that the students have accomplished and celebrate the close of another school year!


Have a wonderful weekend,

Mr. Scharer

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Noddin Open House and Art Show - Wednesday, May 22

Noddin Elementary School's Open House is Wednesday, May 22! The classrooms and MakerSpace will be open with student work and projects and the cafeteria and library will have student artwork on display from our Art Vistas Program! Please review the schedule below:


Art Vistas Display: 6pm - 8pm (cafeteria and library)


Classrooms & MakerSpace: 6:30pm - 7:30pm


Home and School Club Exec. Board and Budget Vote: 7:30pm - 7:45pm (blacktop outside cafeteria)



Please note: While visiting other classrooms is fine, please remember that Open House is a showcase and celebration of your students' current school year. Please do not engage in conversations with other teachers regarding the next school year as they wish to be able to connect with their current students and families.

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Noddin Play Day - June 5

In the spirit of "Global Play Day" back in February, Noddin will hosting a "Noddin Play Day" on Wednesday, June 5. Students can bring a non-electronic toy or game to play with friends in their classroom! Full details below:


· Students may bring toys and these toys may NOT require batteries or electricity. No devices.


· Examples: board games, dolls, Legos, blocks, trucks, cars, racetracks, playing cards, empty cardboard boxes, markers, jigsaw puzzles, blankets (for forts), social games (charades, Pictionary, etc.)


· The only exception on the electronics rule would be a board game that has an electronic timer, an electronics play kit, or similar.

Bell Schedule and Drop-Off/Pick-Up Reminder

Please remember that school starts promptly at 8:05 a.m. and students should be in their classrooms at that time. Please arrive to school between 7:50am - 8:00am.


Dismissal is at 2:30 p.m. (1:05 p.m. on Wednesdays). If you arrive early on foot, please remain on the outskirts of campus until the dismissal bell. Please do not attempt to pick-up your student from their classroom or afternoon P.E. before 2:30 p.m.

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).