Norma Coombs Elementary School

September Newsletter 2021

For the week of 9/20/21, the Self Assessment Screening passcode is "I AM AN IMPORTANT PART OF MY CLASS."

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School Site COVID Testing for 9/21

To register for COVID-19 testing, please use this link:

If you or your child are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, do not come to school for testing. Stay home. You can come to the PUSD Primary Care Clinic at 351 S. Hudson Ave. Please call 626-396-3600 ext 88180 for an appointment.

Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months, recovered, and are not showing any symptoms, are not recommended to test.

Ms. Whitley's Students Remembers Our Heroes

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1) Our BRAND NEW fundraiser - CHERRYDALE - officially begins on Tuesday September 7th and will run through September 30. Catalogues went home last week!

2) Please register online at[G]Skins/SkinShopBelieve/HomeShopFund

for easy online selling and sharing. The more you share, the more prize entry tickets you will receive!

3) In addition to the prizes that students can earn through Cherrydale, the top seller will win a pair of wireless bluetooth noise cancelling headphones!

4) There is a buyout option available to families too! Keep an eye out for the buyout QR code in this week's PTSA blast. Checks for the buyout can be made out to the NCES PTSA and dropped off in the office. The suggested buyout amount has traditionally been $50.00, however any amount is very much appreciated!

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Upcoming Dates to Remember in September

Labor Day School is Closed Monday, Sept.6.

African American Parent Council Meeting 6:00-8:00pm Tuesday, Sept. 7

Virtual School Tour 10:00-11:00am Wednesday, Sept. 8

Coffee With the Principal 9:30-10:30am Friday, Sept. 10

School Site Council Meeting 4:30-5:30pm, Thursday, Sept. 16

English Learner Advisory Council 4:30-5:30pm, Wednesday, Sept. 22

PTSA Meeting 6:30pm Thursday, Sept. 23

STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY - No School Friday, Sept. 24

LEARNS After School Program

A Special Message From Our Choir Director, Aimee Cunningham

I hope this email finds you healthy and well!

Pasadena Department of Public Health has determined it is safe for kids to sing in groups (with precautions). Attached here is a survey / form for fall 2021 choir. This form is intended for me to gauge the interest level for choir as we ease out of the Covid restrictions for gathering and singing. The number of students interested will determine if, how, when, and where our choir will meet. This form is not a commitment, just an interest survey.

Please don't hesitate to send me any questions. I apologize if I am sending this email to you twice. I'm working off a couple of spreadsheets.

Miss you all and see you tonight at the Back to School Social!



We Are Still Accepting Student Registrations for the 2021-22 School Year. Join us on a Virtual Tour of Norma Coombs!

Science Immersion (Coding Program), Leader In Me (Social Emotional Program), Ceramics, Music and more...

Webex meeting recording: Norma Coombs Virtual Tour

Password: hMv6PUdR

Recording link:

Norma Coombs Elementary Virtual School Tour - Sign-in Form

Enrollment and Registration:

Online Registration:


  • Hello, Kindergarten! While we can’t yet know everything about what to expect when the new school year starts in August, the transition to kindergarten is one we can begin to anticipate and help our children prepare for.


¡Hola, Jardín de Infancia! No podemos saber todo sobre qué esperar cuando comience el nuevo año escolar en agosto, pero la transición al jardín de infantes es una que podemos comenzar a anticipar y para ayudar a nuestros hijos a prepararse.

FREE Tutoring is Here for Grades 3rd, 4th and 5th! Check Out Paper Tutoring Videos in English and Spanish.

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"Proud to be a Lion”