Support NUSD's Holiday Toy Drive at   Barnes and Noble in Natomas - Dec 14
Buying gifts from Barnes & Noble this holiday? Please join us next Saturday, December 14th for a Barnes & Noble Bookfair (3561 N. Freeway Blvd.) benefiting the Natomas Unified School District Holiday Toy Drive. There will be events and activities all day. Before the bookfair, make a list of your Barnes and Noble shopping needs whether it is for Christmas, birthday, or a special occasion. Shop at the bookfair using the bookfair voucher linked below, or online using NUSD's unique bookfair ID number #12580650, and NUSD's Holiday Toy Drive will receive a percentage of the proceeds!

Please present this voucher prior to making your purchase.
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Short-Term Independent Study Available for Students with Extended Travel During the Holidays

Attending school each day is important. If you're traveling with your student beyond the holiday break, learn how you can request short-term independent study so that they stay on track with their academic studies. 

To learn more, click here to watch a quick video.
And the official name of the NUSD Food Truck is...
We are excited to share that with over 130 likes on Facebook and 100 entries overall, "Lunch Box" has been chosen as the official name of the NUSD Food Truck. The name suggestion was submitted by Starlene Belamide. Congratulations Starlene, you have won yourself a Breville Smart Oven, courtesy of No Kid Hungry!

A BIG thank you to everyone who submitted a name. We had some fantastic names overall and loved seeing your creativity and imagination at work!
3rd Grade Students Visit Sac State for Learning Outside of the Classroom
Natomas Unified School District is partnering with Sacramento State to bring all third graders to campus to experience what college is like on a field trip called "College Vision." Through these field trips, students have the opportunity to tour the campus and football stadium, participate in outdoor activities, and even speak with current Sacramento State students about subjects like math, science, you name it! Not only do students get to learn outside of the classroom, this partnership supports the district's vision, goals, and core beliefs. Take a look at all the fun in this video. 
Heron School Embraces its Diversity
One of the Core Beliefs of NUSD is Our Diversity is a Strength. Heron School celebrated its diverse school community with Heron United and most recently a Sikh Awareness Assembly in honor of Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month. Students were able to ask questions and learn more about their Sikh classmates.

Click here to watch video highlights of the assembly.
Natomas Community Spreads Holiday Cheer

On the Friday before Thanksgiving recess, Joey's Food Locker at Natomas High School distributed turkeys and traditional Thanksgiving sides to Natomas families in need. Keller Williams Realty donated the majority of the turkeys while NUSD families supplied much of the groceries, which ranged from cranberries, beans, and corn. This wouldn't have been possible without the outpouring support and contributions by NUSD staff, families, and stakeholders. Thank you, NUSD community, for making this such a special place to live, work, and go to school. Happy holidays to all of you!
NUSD Celebrates New Home of Paso Verde
It's official! The new home of Paso Verde School is underway with a projected date of completion in 2021. The school community, along with the NUSD Board of Trustees, Superintendent Chris Evans, and many staff and community members, celebrated with a groundbreaking on November 14, 2019. One of the highlights of the day was students capturing dirt to place in a time capsule.

Please enjoy  this video  which captures all of the highlights.
What to do if your student wants to play sports in college
High school athletics can play a key component in developing life skills. One of the district goals is to prepare students to be college and career ready, and there are some essential ways families can help support that endeavor. If your student-athlete desires to move on and play at the collegiate level, learn the steps that your student-athlete should be taking in middle and high school by watching the highlighted  video  or by visiting the athletics section of the  Parent University web page
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