Noddin's welcoming atmosphere, where we all work together on 'what's good for kids' really shows in our school. We are proud of our diverse student population. We value diversity and contributions by our Noddin family and community-culturally, linguistically, and ethnically. Among the sixteen languages spoken by our families, Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi, and Korean are predominate. Other languages spoken include Russian, Chinese, Italian, and Tagalog. Noddin is a wonderful mosaic in which we value all the pieces that create our 'family'. We welcome the interaction of students' history, culture, and experiences that enrich the learning environment and make everyone feel valued. Everyone's involvement forms an enduring partnership of a warm, caring community.
Noddin's motto, daily success for all, inspires and directs our changes and improvements. The staff and school community expects excellence; that is why we exist. With an administrative open door policy, families know their concerns and ideas are received as important. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers are welcome as collaborative partners and are essential to our school. We believe in keeping the lines of communication open. Our bi-weekly publication of the 'Noddin Newsletter', distributed in the Thursday Envelopes keep our families up to date on Home and School Club Events, minimum days, and other important information. Also, the District Website at www.unionsd.org is another invaluable way to keep "up to date" on all of the District and individual school activities. In addition, teachers are available during instruction time by voice mail only, or e-mail, and always by appointment.
Parent involvement is encouraged and appreciated but doesn't always mean having to come in during school hours. There are many ways in which parents can participate either on campus or by working on projects or correcting papers at home. If you would like to lend a helping hand, check with your child's teacher or get involved in our very active and wonderful Home and School Club, please do so. We would love to have your help.
We recognize that citizens of the twenty-first century must be collaborative problem solvers who can work together with diverse populations, so Noddin prides itself in being an exemplary educational model. Our school culture and climate reflect our ability as a school community to work and learn together and collaboratively provide the opportunity for excellence in public education for all.