DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI)
Learn how to make Gorditas as we Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15th marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month. In support of our Core Value – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Natomas Unified staff and students cooked the Mexican dish known as Gorditas, a corn flour (masa de maiz) based recipe, that is stuff with fillings such as meat, beans, and cheese.
Watch this video to cook alongside our NUSD family!
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by Submitting Art
Students who share their painting, drawing, digitally created images, and other art to our art contest, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, are not only showcasing their talent; they are helping us celebrate Natomas’s rich diversity.
To participate, please send in a picture of the illustration to [email protected]. The due date has been extended to September 30th.
Learning Spanish and English is a Super Power
Donned in superhero costumes, Heredia-Arriaga students show their pride in learning how to become bilingual in Spanish and English. The event encouraged the students to look at learning both languages as a super power. The students were also treated to an Aztec dance performance. The event kicked off the school’s celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through September 15th – October 15th.
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)
CTE Public Safety Students Honor 9-11 Heroes
As the sun was rising Monday, CTE Public Safety students honored the 343 firefighters who died on 9-11. Outfitted in their firefighting gear, the students walked up and down Inderkum High School’s bleachers 65 times, about the same length of the 110 flights of stairs the Twin Towers had.
One student who participated in this 5th annual event said to climb that many steps was challenging but knowing other students were by her side, helped to push her, and helped her gain a little perspective of what the New York firefighters faced, “It just makes us want to push ourselves even more,” a CTE student said in this Tiger Talk video.
CTE Cosmetology Students Perfect Styling Tricks
CTE Cosmetology students have been learning how to keep work areas organized and professional for customers. These pictures also show the budding cosmetologists learning how to perfect their skills with hair styling tools. To learn more about the CTE programs we offer, click here.
Back to School Night Highlights
Students Share their Love of Reading during Library Card Sign Up Month
Transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students have been signing up for their public library cards thanks to a collaboration between library media technician, Beth Jen, and the North Natomas Public Library.
Watch this video as we share the students’ excitement for books and as we celebrate National Library Card Sign Up Month. “I’m really excited to be connecting with the public library to coordinate with them to get public library cards into the hands of our students. I think it’s a wonderful thing for them to have a library here on campus and to be able to go to the public library to take advantage of North Natomas’s resources,” Jen said.
Students younger than 17-years-old may sign up for a library card with their parent or guardian’s permission. For more information, visit the Sacramento Public Library’s website.
Starbucks Foundation Donates $1k to Joey’s Food Locker
NUSD’s Joey’s Food Locker, secured a grant of $1,000 from community partner, The Starbucks Foundation. We are grateful to The Starbucks Foundation for the donation that is sure to help us provide meals to the more than 400 families who depend on us weekly when groceries are distributed each Friday. More than 19,000 organizations were nominated and Joey’s Food Locker was one of 1,900 to receive the grant. Families who need help with food can receive free groceries. To learn more, click here.
Is Your Contact Information Up To Date?
This is a friendly reminder for staff to update their contact information with any changes that may have occurred, whether it be a new address, phone number, or your emergency contact information. Please be sure that your emergency contact information is up to date so that we may provide adequate communication and responsiveness in the event of an emergency.
EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
Advisory: This podcast discusses suicide. Please take care when listening to this episode of Conversations with NUSD.
Natomas Unified recognizes September 10th – 16th as National Suicide Prevention Week. Our school district continually strives to connect families, students, and staff to resources that will help support them socially and emotionally. In this episode, host Kay Recede, with the Communications and Family Engagement Department (CAFE); sits down with Earl Pavao, Executive Director and Anthony Da Marto, Director; both work in NUSD’s Student Services and Support Department.
The full article, plus the link to the podcast, may be found here.
Board Highlights – 9/13/23
Learn about some of the actions taken at the 9/13/23 NUSD Board Meeting with our current edition of Board Highlights. Link here.
NUSD Newsroom Hub
The New NUSD Newsroom Hub webpage is a dedicated place to access current and past NUSD media such as news articles, Board Highlights, newsletters, Weekly Wrap Up, videos, and podcasts all produced by the district’s Communications and Family Engagement team known as CAFE. Check out our page here.