Nordstrom News

May Newsletter

Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe we are almost to the end of the school year! The last few weeks have been filled with community events and it has been wonderful seeing our campus start to open back up.  We hosted our annual Multicultural Fair, with 15 booths representing cultures all over the world.  

Open House was a huge success with almost all students visiting their classrooms, as well as other classes on campus.  We appreciate you taking the time to visit our school, and for some families, seeing the inside of our campus for the first time.  Our teachers and students have been working so hard all year and it was such a great experience sharing their hard work with all of you.

This week we are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week.  Our entire staff is already feeling appreciated and want to thank all of you for making this week feel so special!  A special thank you to our room parents and HSC that have organized the daily events and staff lunch.  We appreciate you!

Save the Date: May 20th from 5-7:30 PM - we will be hosting a school-wide picnic and dance party.  This will be our first after school community event since 2020 so we hope you will all join! Keep a lookout on Parent Square for more information.

A friendly reminder to all TK-4th grade parents, please submit the intent to return form no later than May 13th.  This was sent out through Parent Square last week.  As a site, we use this information to plan for next year as it will impact staffing, instructional materials and other site logistics.  Thank you in advance for your participation!

This year we will be offering summer review packets for each grade level.  Students will have a chance to participate by picking up a packet before the end of the school year and returning completed packets the first week of the 22-23 school year.  All students who complete the summer packet will be invited to a special magic show assembly at the beginning of the school year!  Packets will be available outside of the office starting the week of May 23rd.  Please reach out to Mrs. Green with any questions (greeng@mhusd.org).

Finally, our Apex Run starts next week.  We will be using Parent Square on a daily basis to communicate our school donation progress as well as announcing daily goals so please make sure to pay extra attention to those posts as they come out.  Last year, we were able to raise over $100,000, which allowed us to fund Starting Arts (our theater and dance program), One Yard (recess coaches), and several online programs that have supported the wide range of student needs.  Our HSC has also been incredibly generous to our staff this year, providing classroom supply money, reams of paper, and the teacher appreciation lunch.  More details to follow later today in a separate Parent Square post.

Important Dates:

  • May 10th: Apex Kick-off Assembly
  • May 18th: Apex Run Day (families are welcome to join; schedule will be sent in a separate post)
  • May 30th: Memorial Day: No School
  • June 1st: Field Day
  • June 2nd: Kindergarten Water Day
  • June 3rd: Last Day of School (minimum day)/5th Grade Celebration (more details will be shared soon)


Again, thank you to all of our families for all of your support, especially over the last few weeks. We could not do what we do without all of you.  Thank you for trusting us each and every day with your children. We look forward to our final month together!

May the 4th Be With You,