THE LION'S ROAR!
November 4, 2022
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRIDE LEADER
Hello Norris Lions,
It was so wonderful to see so many families at Math and Literacy Night on Thursday night! Wow! We had 118 students and their families in attendance! It was a wonderful night of celebrating reading and math and the importance of parents partnering with teachers in their child's learning. We are so fortunate to be a part of the Norris community, and work together to do help our students reach their highest potential!
Please take a moment to view the Veteran's Day tribute linked below, and to thank the Veterans in our lives!
Mrs. Dolezal, Principal
October Behavior Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the following winners for completing our October Home and School Behavior Challenge!
NEW 'VIRTUAL' LOST & FOUND!!
THANK-YOU TO OUR NORRIS VETERANS!
Stay up to date on all the great things happening at Norris on our new Facebook Page!
11/14 - 11/18 - Stuff the Turkey Coin Drive (See Flyer)
11/14/22 - SAVE Program - 3:45 - 6:45 PM
11/15/22 - ORFF Pride Drummers - 7:45 AM
11/16/22 - Pride Singers - 7:30 AM
11/16/22 - Student Council Meeting - 2:15 - 3:00 PM
11/21/22 - Cookie Dough Pick-Up
11/23 - 11/25 - No School (Thanksgiving Break)
11/29/22 - Levy Override Informational Presentation - 4:00 PM
11/29/22 - Orchestra Concert - 7:00 PM
12-21 - 1/4 - No School (Winter Break)
1/16 - No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Click HERE for the NORRIS 2022/2023 Calendar.
Click HERE for the MPS 2022/2023 Calendar.
LUNCH MENU - NOVEMBER
5th Grade Algebra Aptitude Assessment
Dear Parents/Guardians of Fifth Grade Students,
In preparation for sixth grade registration, the MPS Algebra Aptitude Assessment will be administered to most fifth grade students. This test will help determine the appropriate sixth grade math placement for your child. The MPS Algebra Aptitude Assessment is scheduled for administration in your child’s elementary school building in January 2023.
The MPS Algebra Aptitude Assessment has proven to be an excellent predictor of abstract mathematical ability. It provides us with information that will increase the likelihood of an appropriate mathematics placement at the middle school level. The test does not measure past mathematical performance, but rather predicts a student’s readiness for independent learning and more abstract mathematics concepts.
In addition to the MPS Algebra Aptitude Assessment results, data from the 4th-grade NSCAS-Math assessment administered by the Nebraska Department of Education and data from theWinter MAP assessment will be considered when determining appropriate 6th grade math placement. MAP is a nationally normed test, aligned with the current Nebraska State Mathematics Standards, that provides reliable information about what your child understands and is able to do with mathematics.
If you do not wish for your child to take the MPS Algebra Aptitude Assessment, please contact your elementary principal, Mrs. Dolezal, by December 16, 2023.
Tony Weers, Ed.D.
Director of Secondary Education
Millard Public Schools
WATCH D.O.G.S. - OPENINGS AVAILABLE!
NORRIS SPIRIT WEAR
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STUFF THE TURKEY - NOV. 14TH - 18TH
MIGHTY MAVERICKS - NOV. 12TH
UPCOMING PTO EVENTS
- 11/21 - Cookie dough pick-up
- 12/1 - PTO Meeting
- 12/1 - 12/2 - Holiday Store
Check out our PTO Website for the latest information!
2022/2023 PTO Board
Vice President: Vanessa Huxhold
Secretary: Heather Doyle
Treasurer: Tim Malm
Volunteer Coordinator: Anna Pectol
PTO Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Looking for a New Opportunity?
Looking for a new opportunity? We would love for you to consider a job with Millard Public Schools! No one knows us better than you. You are our community, and we want our families to be a part of our schools. You get what we are all about better than anyone else.
We are also a good fit for moms and dads with busy lives looking for schedules and opportunities that fit around families. The work is meaningful - and it doesn’t happen on nights and weekends.
We have para positions in our classrooms, food service and maintenance positions and a host of other opportunities. See everything currently available here:
Open Positions for Millard Public Schools
We invite you to be the next great reason we are #Proud2MPS!
Kristin Dolezal, Principal
Melissa Croom, Admin. Intern
Julie Grothe, Admin. Assistant
Click HERE for the Norris Staff Directory.
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 7:45 am - 4:15 pm
Fax #: 402-715-6119
Location: 12424 Weir Street, Omaha, NE, USA
Wednesdays - 8:30 AM - 2:15 PM (Early out EVERY Wednesday)
Mrs. Gutsgell's Pre-school Class:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 8:40 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesdays - 8:40 AM - 2:00 PM (Early out EVERY Wednesday)
Mission Statement: Norris Elementary guarantees each child a world-class education in a safe and diverse learning environment where students demonstrate academic excellence, responsible citizenship, and self-worth. Through innovative practices, Norris empowers its educational community to actively pursue personal goals and ROAR with pride!