Norma Coombs Elementary School

May Newsletter 2022

Self Assessment Screening Passcode for May 23-27 is, "I SHOULD SAY NO TO THINGS I SHOULD NOT DO"

During the month of MAY we celebrate Habit #3, PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST
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MAY 26, 2022 Parent intake for new leader - Norma Coombs Thursday, May 26⋅6:00 – 7:00pm

"Good afternoon Norma Coombs community.

This is Ms. Lucas, your principal, with an announcement about an upcoming meeting that you may be interested in.

On Thursday, May 26th, District Leadership will be facilitating a meeting to gather input from parents and community members about what they would like to see in the new leader ofNorma Coombs Elementary School. Please join Dr. Blanco, Chief Academic Officer, and Dr. Rudchenko, Director of Human Resources, at 6-7pm at the link below to have your voice heard."

See the link in your email, text (sent on Wednesday evening) and school newsletter and website.

Join Webex meeting

ID: 26219816473

Password: RFhGApBv453

By Phone

‪(US) +1 415-655-0001‬ (toll)

Access code: 2621 981 6473

Thank you!

Thank you for joining us yesterday!!! Here are the teacher links for Open House, May 18, 2022

Ms. Glenn

Ms. Marineh

Ms. Deidra


Ms. Moore

Mr. Davis

Ms. Ezor

Ms. Sebenius

Ms. Whitley

Ms. Liberto

Ms. Kennelly

Ms. Martha

Ms. Debbie

Ms. Rebekah

Ms. Wendy Giang





Mr. Hayward

Norma Coombs Virtual "OPEN HOUSE" MAY 18, 2022 @6:00-7:30PM

Meeting Link

Norma Coombs Virtual Open House

Meeting Number

2622 490 5539



Join by phone

+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Access code: 2622 490 5539

May 9 - May 26, 2022. CAASPP - SBAC Test Schedule For Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th

2022 Test Schedule

Don't forget to CHARGE YOUR CHROME BOOKS every night and bring it to school every day!!!!

Bryce Fortich, 4th grader in Mr. Davis's class, is presenting Alice Ball, a chemist who developed the first treatment for leprosy.


Mark your calendars to tour the Black History Living Museum, where participating 3rd-5th grade PUSD students select a black person past or present they want to research, prepare a presentation board, and become the living embodiment of their chosen person in this interactive museum experience.

This year's event is back in-person and will be held at:

Robinson Park Recreation Center

1081 N. Fair Oaks Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91103

All are welcome to attend and support our amazing PUSD community!

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May Dates to Remember

May 6-27 CAASPP State Testing for grades 3-5

May 18 @6:00pm Black History Living Museum

May 20 @6:15pm PTSA Joint Committee Mtg. in Cafeteria and Auditorium

May 27 @9:30-3:00 5th Grade Field Trip to CA Science Museum

May 27 @3:15-5:00 Spring Fling

May 31 @9:00am Kickball Game 5th Graders vs Staff

May 31 @6:30pm Music and Art Night Bring a blanket or lawn chair!

June 1 @10-2pm 5th Grade Picnic/Victory Park

June 2 @9:30am 5th Grade Promotion at Pasadena High School

June 2 Last Day of School is a Shortened Day: Early Dismissal 1:25pm

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Instructional Test Kit Video

How to use the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test

Doors of Freedom...Norma Coombs Celebrates Black History All Year! Listen to the voices that made our doors come alive!

Ms. Giang PRE-K presents Garret Morgan, Inventor of the Traffic Light

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Please pay attention to how your child is feeling. Ask them the screening questions before coming to school.

  • Do I have a fever?

  • Do I have a cough?

  • Am I experiencing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?

  • Am I experiencing any other symptoms?

  • Have I been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days?

  • In the last 10 days, have I been directed to quarantine, isolate or take a COVID-19 test?

Students and Staff Can Get Tested

  • PUSD offers COVID-19 PCR oral or nasal swab tests on campuses and at the District’s Primary Clinic, 8 a.m. - 3:30 pm. By appointment, please call (626) 396-3600, ext 88180

  • At Norma Coombs weekly testing is on Tuesdays.

  • Register at the following link. It is available for ALL students and staff.

  1. Staff URL

  2. Student URL

Frequently Asked Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccination in Children

Why is it recommended for children ages 5 years and older to be vaccinated?

There are approximately 28 million children between the ages of 5 and 11 years old in the United States, and there have been nearly 2 million cases of COVID-19 within this age group during the pandemic. Children who get COVID-19 can get very sick, require hospitalization, and even die. Also, younger school-aged children who get infected can spread COVID-19 to people in their households and school settings. With many children back in school and participating in extracurricular activities, COVID-19 vaccination is critical to preventing infection and serious illness, as well as slowing the spread of COVID-19.

When is my child considered “fully vaccinated”?

2 weeks after their 2nd dose in a 2-dose series. Please provide a copy of the COVID-19 immunization record to the health office once complete.

If my child is fully vaccinated, do they need to quarantine if exposed in school?

No need to quarantine, only observe symptoms for 14 days once fully vaccinated. Test on or after the 5th day as a precaution.

Does my child need to participate in weekly testing if I choose to vaccinate them?

No, COVID-19 testing is not required when a student is fully vaccinated. However, students who come to school with COVID like symptoms regardless of vaccination status, will still require a negative test result or doctor's note when returning to school to rule out COVID-19.

What do I do if I find out someone at home tested positive for COVID-19?

Please contact the health office immediately. The sooner we find out, the sooner we can respond and keep those considered close contacts home and safe from further COVID-19 exposure. Also, if a family member tests positive, it is best practice to keep everyone in the household in quarantine for at least 10-days.

5 years and Older COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Information

*It is highly recommended to make an appointment at

*Limited walk-in spots each day.


CDC (Center for Disease Control): Fighting Omicron


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


  • 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.

School Tour, Join Us!!!


Meeting number:2620 957 8217


Join by phone

+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

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

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