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Principal's Message

Welcome to Deer Creek

Our school is nestled among the trees in the quaint town of Nevada City, a small supportive community.  I am honored to live and work in this wonderful town that supports our schools.  On a daily basis, there are a variety of volunteers on campus helping us create a positive, rich learning environment for the Deer Creek students. I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new and returning families.

Deer Creek School is a Distinguished School that provides an engaging, interactive curriculum that promotes critical thinking, creativity and academic excellence.  Together we foster an atmosphere of respect and caring where students can reach their optimum potential.  Grade level teams coordinate to monitor learning so that all student needs are being met.

We acknowledge the importance of parental involvement in the success of our school and encourage a learning community.  There are many opportunities throughout the year to be an active participant in your child’s education through the classroom, the Parent Teacher Club, School Foundation, Site Council, family events, performances, fundraisers, and committees.

We send email blasts every Thursday with all the upcoming events and links to useful information.  We include many photos from classroom and school events, so you can see your child in action.  Our website, Deer Creek blog, a marquee in front of the school and PTC’s Facebook page are additional ways to stay informed. Monitoring your child’s homework is another important piece of staying current with the activities your child is involved in on a daily basis.

Students participate in an enrichment rotation program that includes: a Healthy Kids program, a math/science critical thinking lab, computers, music and library time.  Three times a year, we also offer After School Enrichment sessions to provide diverse learning opportunities to enhance a student’s experience here at Deer Creek School.  Some classes include: pottery, cooking, basketball, karate, French, archery, dance, and music.

We look forward to having you join our community. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call me.   I look forward to a wonderful year together!