Noddin News

January 9, 2022

Upcoming Dates

Monday, January 10 - USD Board Meeting @ 6pm (Noddin Presentation)

Friday, January 14 - Staff Development Day (No School)

Monday, January 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)

Tuesday, January 25 - Kindergarten Orientation @ 6pm (Virtual)

Tuesday, February 1 - Registration for the 2022 - 23 School Year Begins

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Principal's Message

Dear Noddin Community,

This past Monday, Noddin teachers kicked off 2022 with a SmartStart re-boot, engaging and reenergizing the students back to school with high-interest activities, projects, art, and more! I want to thank the teachers for their hard work and planning and the students who did a wonderful job!

Our Noddin Gift Card donation drive is still going strong! So far, we've donated almost $500 worth of gift cards to Noddin families with more on the way! If you would like to make a gift card or cash donation for gift card purchase, you can send with your student to give to their teacher or bring to the office or bring directly to the office.

Tomorrow night, Noddin teachers, students, and I will be presenting at the USD Board Meeting, speaking about our SEL programs, Kimochis and Second Step. Please tune in if you are able!

Stay safe and healthy,

Mr. Scharer

Included in this edition of Noddin News:

- USD COVID-19 Response Page/USD Transfer Information/Crossing Guards Needed

- Grapefruit Pod Hours

- Noddin Kindergarten Orientation Information

- Noddin Gift Card Donation Drive

- Tobacco Use and Prevention Presentation

- Girls on the Run Info. and Sign-Ups

- Walk-A-Thon Sponsorship Opportunities

- Noddin Cookbook (4th Grade Fundraising)

- Snapology After-School Program @ Noddin (Wednesdays) - New Sessions Start Soon!

USD COVID-19 Response Page

This year, USD has been following the latest state and county guidance. However, since then, there have been changes. I strongly encourage all families to read over the USD COVID-19 information page for the latest.

USD Intra/Inter Transfer Information

Information on how USD families may apply for a transfer to another USD school that is not their home school AND how families who live outside USD may apply to transfer into the school district.

Crossing Guards Needed For Blossom Hill and Harwood

SJPD and Noddin are looking for crossing guards for this busy intersection! Hiring, training, and employment is through the SJPD. Please click here for more information.

USD COVID Testing Community Hubs @ Union and Dartmouth Middle

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Grapefruit Hours of Operation

Mondays through Fridays: 7:00 am–7:00 pm

Saturdays: 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Sundays: 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Save The Date! - Noddin Kindergarten Orientation - Tuesday, January 25 @ 6pm (Virtual Event)

If you or someone you know has an incoming 2022 - 23 Kindergarten student, we invite you to our Kindergarten orientation Tuesday, January 25 @ 6pm. You'll meet the current Kindergarten teacher team and office staff and learn about the Kindergarten program and student registration process and requirements.

This event is being changed to a virtual format. To request ZOOM information, please complete this brief Google Form:

Gift Card Donation Drive

Noddin is holding our 2nd annual gift card drive during the holiday and new year season! Last year, over $3,000 gift cards to Target and Safeway were donated to Noddin families!

Donation envelopes were sent late last week. If you would like to make a gift card or cash donation, please use the envelope OR make a donation at the Noddin front office.

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Tobacco Use and Prevention Presentation for Parents/Guardians - Tuesday, January 11 @ 6pm

The TUPE-Tobacco Use and Prevention Team at the Santa Clara County Office of Education is focused on what parents need to know about vaping nicotine and cannabis products. This presentation will provide you with ways to help educate yourself and your child on the harmful effects of vaping nicotine and cannabis products. Please join us for an hour long presentation on January 11th from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

Noddin Girls On The Run Team

We are thrilled to have Girls On The Run back at Noddin! Please see the flyer below for more information and on how to sign up!
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Noddin Walkathon 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities!

Noddin Walkathon 2022 needs more sponsors!

As Noddin’s biggest fundraising event, the Walkathon has been supported by parents and local businesses year after year. We are working hard towards bringing our students and community together with Walkathon. We have lost many of our sponsors due to business changes in our community and now urgently need new sponsors for our 2022 Walkathon.

It all starts with you, our parents, with your connections to businesses and community organizations. Please help us by asking your company to consider Noddin Walkathon sponsorship via cash donations, gift certificates, food, items we can use as prizes - all will be welcomed. We do have sponsorship tiers with different benefits listed as below.

BRONZE ($250 - $399):

  • Your logo on the Walkathon T-Shirts (over 600 in total)
  • Your logo on the “Thank You Banner” displayed at Noddin
  • Recognition in walkathon booklet distributed to students

SILVER ($400-$699):

  • BRONZE benefits
  • Recognition on the Noddin Home & School Club website, displaying of business live link on Walkathon Webpage
  • Your logo, and your business tagged on the Home & School Club Facebook page.

GOLD ($700-$1,000):

  • SILVER benefits
  • Large sign with company’s logo displayed at Event Booth

We truly appreciate your support! For next steps, please contact me. Thank you!

Jie Liu

Walkathon Sponsorship Coordinator

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4th Grade Fundraising - Noddin Cookbook

A unique and tasty 4th grade fundraising opportunity - a Noddin cookbook! Noddin families can submit their favorite recipes along with photos and a brief story about the dish and what it means to them! The book will be available and sold in the springtime.

More information and submission link below!

Thank you,

The 4th Grade Fundraising Team

After-School Program @ Noddin - Snapology - Weds. After School

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.

Noddin Elementary

2016 Gold Ribbon School

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1960 - 2020