Noddin News

September 13, 2021

Upcoming Dates

Monday, September 13 @ 6pm - USD Board Meeting

Friday, September 17 @ 8:15am - Noddin H&SC Meeting

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Principal's Message

Dear Noddin Community,

Friday was an exciting day on the Noddin campus...fall picture day! Being able to book this in a safe and fun way brought lots of joy to the students and staff. Thank you to our parent volunteers and Lifetouch for making this happen for Noddin Elementary!

This Friday is our first Noddin H&SC meeting. If interested in attending, please complete the Google form further down in this newsletter to request ZOOM information. We are looking forward to discussing how we can fundraise and offer student programs in creative ways! Speaking of fundraising, please see how you can easily donate to Home and School Club to support the students and programs at Noddin!

Teachers across all grade-levels are assessing students and forming groups for differentiated small-group instruction. In the meantime, it's been amazing to see the wonderful teaching and learning already taking place: book studies, Writer's Workshop, and small group math instruction are happening daily! In the upcoming weeks, we'll be tackling our social-emotional learning curriculums and welcoming in-person music class for the first time since March 2020!


Eric Scharer

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Back to School Donation Drive officially kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 7th and will end Thursday, Oct. 7th. We have a goal of $60,000 this year and this could potentially be the only fundraiser of the year. Please see attached flyer for more information on how to donate or go directly to to sign in and donate. Also, thank you to those who have already generously donated. Your donations are helping us get off to a great start!

Please email if you have questions.

COVID Testing with Grapefruit

We are pleased to share that we are partnering with healthcare professionals to provide regular, optional testing at USD schools starting Sept. 27, 2021. Click here for more information, a recording of the community webinar from Wednesday, and forms.

Before/After School Programs @ Noddin!

New program added: Band! Before school on Mondays, starting Oct. 4. Also available: robotics, tennis, basketball, pickleball, and chess!

Noddin H&SC Meeting - Friday, Sept. 17 @ 8:15am -

Please complete the Google Form to request ZOOM link/info. for this meeting.

Noddin Reopening FAQ 2021 - 22 (updated Aug. 29, 2021)

An updated version of the reopening FAQ. Updates include: mask wearing, the basis of the CPHD guidance, and close contact information.

USD COVID-19 Response Page

This page on the USD District Website includes a district COVID tracker, parent webinar, decision trees & guides, resources, and more!

For Parents of English Learners - DELAC Meeting - Sept. 15 @ 3:15pm

September 2021

Parents of English Learners-please save the date! Our next District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) meeting will be held next week on September 15 from 3:15-4:15 pm on Zoom. We will be presenting information about the ELPAC and upcoming parent workshops, and our teacher leaders from our district EL Committee will share updates from each of their school sites. We hope to see you there!

Our community liaison, Paulina, will be simultaneously translating the meeting for our Spanish speaking parents.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 897 9226 7674

Septiembre 2021

¡Llamando a todos los padres de los estudiantes de inglés! Venga y únase a nuestra reunión del Comité Asesor de Estudiantes de Inglés del Distrito (DELAC) esta próxima semana el 15 de septiembre de 3: 15-4: 15 pm por Zoom. Estaremos presentando información sobre el examen de ELPAC y de los próximos talleres para padres. Nuestros líderes de maestros del Comité EL del distrito también compartirán información de lo que está sucediendo en cada una de sus escuelas. ¡No se lo pierda!

Nuestro enlace comunitaria, Paulina, traducirá simultáneamente la reunión para nuestros padres de habla hispana.

Unase a la reunión de Zoom usando este enlace:

ID de la reunión: 897 9226 7674

Free Breakfast Snack and Lunch @ Noddin

Did you know California schools are offering free meals to students all year? It's true! For more information and menus, please click on the link below.

Yard Duty and Crossing Guards

Noddin Elementary has a need for more yard duties during lunch and crossing guard support at drop-off and dismissal time. Anything helps, even if you're only able to do 1 or 2 days a week!

These are paid positions and a great way to serve the school and help keep kids safe!

Please contact Mr. Scharer ( if interested.

Important Reminders Regarding School Safety

Now that we have returned in-person, we need to return to pre-campus closure campus safety measures. This is for the safety of everyone!

Gilda Way: At dismissal, please do not pick-up in the street, park in red zones, or stop to wait for a parking spot. These are safety hazards and backs up traffic. If exiting the school parking lot, it's a right turn only onto Gilda Way.

Adults and Students: Please do not bike, scoot, or skateboard through the parking lot or on busy sidewalks during dismissal and drop-off. When walking, please stay on the sidewalks.

Dogs are not allowed on campus, including the parking area, grass, and walkways leading to the school. The school campus begins where the public sidewalk ends. If walking a dog while dropping-off or picking up, you must remain on the public sidewalk.

Do not temporarily park or stop in the red zone/fire zone by the Kinder/PreK playground.

I know this is an attractive spot for our PreK - 2nd grade families, but this area must stay clear to others, as well as preventing traffic backing up onto the street (Gilda Way). If you are trying to access this area of the school, drive all the way down the white pick-up/drop-off zone that runs along the front of the school. Drop off your student on the passenger side and an adult supervisor will escort your student.

You may also park near the school and walk from that point.

Please do not park or pick-up in the parking lot. Use the drop-off/pick-up zone.

A more expanded version of school safety rules is in the Noddin Parent/Student Handbook. To report a traffic concern or request enforcement, please see the link below.

Noddin Elementary

2016 Gold Ribbon School

Home of the Roadrunners!

1960 - 2020