Welcome to Nystrom Elementary! We are thrilled to begin the new year, and there are many exciting things ahead this school year!
First and foremost, it’s hard not to be excited about the beautiful new Nystrom campus. After years of construction the building is done and is a state of the art facility for our students and staff. The project is not completely done, as our playground is not yet completed. With that ongoing construction, we ask for your continued patience and flexibility in the transition.
One will be our continued work around Efficacy. As a staff, we are united around the belief that our students can and will demonstrate academic proficiency while also developing strong character. We reject the widely held belief that some people are born smart and others aren’t. Nystrom is fortunate to be one of a handful of schools in the district that is partnering with the Efficacy Institute to provide training for staff and parents on the Efficacy model. This model embraces the assumption that all students can achieve at high levels, and explicitly teaches and reinforces it in everyday practices. Over the course of the year we will offer trainings for parents in this work as well.
Here is the Nystrom vision statement:
With all due respect to hip hop legends Run DMC, it is the 2017 Kennedy High School seniors that know how to walk this way. A day before walking across the stage at their high school graduation, the Eagles graduating class showed elementary students in West Contra Costa Unified School District how to walk this way toward graduation in the school’s first Senior Walk.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District's Early Learning Program invites you to attend TK Parent Information night for students enrolled in the 2017-2018 school year. Click here to check meeting locations per school site.
Welcome back from a much deserved spring recess. As we usher in April and prepare for the final nine weeks of the school year, our students, their families, and our teachers are in the midst of testing. This is the third year that California students will take the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), which measures our students’ academic progress in English Language Arts and mathematics.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District has announced the Spring Festival and Concert dates for all bands, orchestras, and choirs. Click the link to view dates and times.
James Patterson, Scholastic Reading Club award $7,000 to the school to purchase books, increase access to the library, and bring authors to the school
Kindergarten enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year begins January 9, 2017. Click the link to view enrollment information and learn about the NEW online enrollment system.