The Star Polisher By Leah Becks "I have a great job in the universe of occupations. What do I do? I'm a star polisher. It's a very important job. If you want to know how important, just go out at night and look at the stars twinkling and sparkling. You see, I am a teacher. The stars are the children in my class. My job is to take them in - in whatever shape they come - and shine them and buff them, and then send them out to take their places as bright little twinkling beacons in the sky. They come into my room in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they're bent, tarnished, dirty, crinkly and broken. Some stars are cuddly, soft, and sweet. Some stars are prickly and thorny. As I buff, polish, train, and teach my little stars, I tell them that the world cannot do without them. I tell them they can do anything they set their minds to do. I tell them they can be the brightest, shiniest stars in the sky, and that the world will be a better place because of them. Each night as I look at the sky, I'm reminded of my very important job and awesome responsibility. I go and get my soft buffing cloth and my little bottle of polish in preparation for tomorrow and for my class of little stars." Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you to all of our wonderful teachers who continue to educate and inspire during this time.
NCLUSD Nutrition Services updates. Remember Mon-Fri we are providing free meals to all children ages 1-18 in our communities. Please click the link below for more information. https://sites.google.com/nclusd.org/nclusd-remote-learning/families/meal-schedules
We would like to thank and show love to our “lunch legends” who serve meals to our students. These employees come to work every day to make sure our students receive daily meals throughout the week. If you would like to participate, please have your students make a poster/sign showing their appreciation. The signs can be displayed by the students during meal pick up. This gesture will make our hard working “lunch legends” feel very appreciated and special!
Reminder meals will be doubled today, Thursday, April 9, 2020, because there will be no meal services tomorrow, Friday, April 10, 2020. Meals are packed and ready to go and now include breakfast, lunch and supper! There are three ways to receive meals: 1. Pick up meals at Von Renner or Hurd Barrington Elementary from 11:00am - 12:00pm 2. Food Truck Delivery: Fisherman's Bend/Martin's, Catfish Camp & Bonita Elementary (see full schedule at nclusd.org) 3. Bus Route Delivery (see full schedule at nclusd.org)
Rain or shine our nutrition services employees are here to serve our students. In accordance with CDC recommendations all staff who are interacting with the public are wearing protective masks and gloves. Meals now include a breakfast, lunch and supper! For more information on meal pick up and delivery please visit the remote learning page on our website.
The score was close, but there can be only one 2020 Footsteps2Brilliance Reading Madness Champion... CONGRATULATIONS MR. PAIVA'S CLASS! The competition this year was tougher than ever, with classes putting up huge numbers of words read every week. This competition totaled 31,411,444 from the event tip off on February 24, 2020 to the final buzzer on March 5, 2020. Thank you to all the classes who competed, you all did a great job.
Campuses may be closed but our kitchens are still open! NCLUSD Nutrition Services provided 15,500 meals to children ages 1-18 from March 19, 2020 to March 31, 2020. Starting Monday, April 6, 2020 we will also be providing supper. Thank you to all of our wonderful staff who are making this possible! NCLUSD is continuing to work together to make a difference, today!
Today is National Autism Awareness Day. Please watch former NCLUSD student Robbie Messer's video: This is my Quest: https://youtu.be/4xzsdHwTIPE
April 1, 2020 is Census Day! The Census is important because it helps to decide how much federal money our schools will get over the next ten years, and how much money our state will get for our parks, neighborhood improvements, public health, transportation, and many other programs and services. For more information on the Census go to https://2020census.gov/en.html
Lunch is served! Effective March 23, 2020 meals will be available for pickup at Von Renner and Hurd Barrington Elementary, Monday through Friday from 11:00am-12:00pm. Meals will be FREE to ALL children ages 1-18. Children must be present in order for meals to be provided. Meals will include a daily lunch and breakfast for the following school day. The NCLUSD food truck will also be traveling an established route to deliver meals. Fisherman's Bend/Martin's: 10:00-10:30am Catfish Camp: 10:45-11:15am Bonita Elementary: 11:30am-12:00pm
It was great to see members of our NCLUSD staff this morning during an extended cabinet zoom meeting. We are all still here to support our students, their families and the community we serve. By limiting the amount of time and people we interact with, we are truly working together to make a difference, today!
The competition continues! That's right the 2020 Footsteps2Brilliance Reading Madness Tournament will continue through the school closures. Both the Footsteps2Brilliance and Clever Kids University apps are accessible on all devices, with or without internet access. We are down to the Elite 8 and by Monday, March 23, we will have cut the field down to the Final Four. Good luck readers!
Times almost up to pick up a nutritious and delicious lunch and breakfast. Hurd Barrington, Hunt, Von Renner, Yolo and OHS will all be serving until 1pm today, parents/guardians can pick up lunches via drive up or walk up. Children must be present in order for meals to be provided. Meals are FREE to ALL children from ages 1-18.
NCLUSD Schools will close effective Thursday, March 19 through April 19, 2020.
At this time, the health risk to the general public in California from novel coronavirus remains low. As with any virus, especially during the flu season, there are a number of steps you can take to protect your health and those around you. The Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District is advising parents, as we always do, to not send your child to school if they are sick.
Great news, with power fully restored in Newman we are expecting the school day to run as scheduled. All USDA guidelines are being followed and necessary precautions are being taken to ensure food safety for our students and staff following the power outage.
The power is back on in Newman and all schools are open. We are looking forward to seeing all of our students for a great Monday!
It appears that Newman could be without power until 3:30 pm tomorrow (2/10/2020). We will still open every school tomorrow as a safe place for children to be. There will be a limited food service tomorrow, no lights, no internet, but a lot of time to read books and build relationships!
I always want to keep you informed whenever there is an issue or concern related to student safety. I want to inform you of a situation that occurred today Friday, December 6, 2019 this evening. Please click on link to see our attached letter. https://5il.co/bqqd
Voting 🗳 Day!!! Today was Hurd Barrington Elementary’s voting day for our Student Council Representatives 2019-2020. Everyone did a great job! We are very proud of all the students. Here are the students who were chosen: President: Macie Wright Vice President: Michael Maier Secretary: Salece Machado Treasurer: Tristan Gray 😊
Keeping you infomed about today's precautionary lockdown. Student safety is our number one priority. Please click on the link below to access our parent letter. https://5il.co/9wld
"Yesterday was the last day of G.A.T.E. The students had a great day and enjoyed this Art activity so much!" THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL YEAR!! Mrs. Hernandez and Mr. Merchant
National Autism Day is on April 2, 2019. We would like all students to wear blue on this day. https://youtu.be/DaSebndnqRo Please click on the link to watch a video by a former OHS student to learn more.
This is a reminder that grades 3-5 will be state testing starting April 2 – April 12. All students need to be at school on time and present. Make sure students get a good nights sleep and eat a good breakfast.
Barrington had a motivational assembly this morning to encourage the students to not give up on the test coming up. They listened to speakers talk about never giving up when things get hard. They watched their teachers play minute to win it games, never giving up even if it was hard. They had a great time.
Congratulations to our students. They have met our districts goal of 16 million words read on Footsteps2Brilliance. Our next goal is 25 million by Dr. Seuss birthday. Nutrition Services Team has a special treat for all our students tomorrow. They will get an ice cream cup and have topping options they may add.
We celebrated our 100th Day of School today!!! The students were so excited to do all of the fun activities and the teachers even dressed up for the occasion. If you would like to see pictures visit our web site https://orestimba.nclusd.org/o/barrington-elementary/page/100th-day-of-school
Reminder students your Six Flags reading logs are due on Friday, January 11. Your must turn them in to earn your free ticket to Six Flags.
Reminder, there will be no GATE today, December 20, 2018 due to minimum day schedule.
Reminder no school November 19-23. Monday November 26 early release 1:25
Hello Parents and Guardians, “NCLUSD schools are open today. We are closely adhering to recommendations from the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency and will continue to monitor, on an hourly basis, updates from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. We will continue to limit time spent outdoors by students and also cancel all outdoor activities.” Thank you, Estimados Padres y Guardianes, “Las escuelas de NCLUSD están abiertas hoy. Nos adherimos a las recomendaciones de la Agencia de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Stanislaus y continuaremos supervisando, por hora, las actualizaciones del Distrito de Control de Contaminación del Aire del Valle de San Joaquín. Continuaremos limitando el tiempo que pasan los estudiantes al aire libre y también cancelaremos todas las actividades al aire libre.” Gracias
ASP had a practice fire drill this afternoon. They did a great job!
Our school was named after a great man and today is Hurd Barrington’s birthday; he was born on September 12, 1922. He would have been 96 years old.