Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - May 5th, 2022


5/09/22- School Board Meeting/Haines Center 7pm/Haines Center
5/16/22- Learning and Teaching Committee Meeting 5:30pm/Haines Center
5/25/22- Last Day For Students
5/26/22- Business Services Meeting 5:30pm/Haines Center


Click on the tab to view the Norton Creek calendar

From the prinicpal....Tony White

This week and on Sunday, America celebrates two groups of people who work tirelessly for kids - teachers this week and moms on Sunday. In both cases, Teacher Appreciation Week and Mother's Day should be everyday. However, it is really special to see the love coming in from our community for our whole staff this week. The relationships at Norton Creek are what make our school a special place: staff and students, staff and's powerful to see the clear connection between everyone in our Norton Creek community.

Our teachers strive everyday to build a school that works for everyone through displays of their passion and compassion: passion for learning, teaching, and our school and compassion for our students, families, colleagues, and selves. Their daily lessons they teach are designed with such thought and care as they facilitate student learning and growth through engaging activities and discourse. Connections they have with students are on center stage as they demonstrate knowledge of everything about each one of their Eagles from their pets' names to their hobbies outside of school. Norton Creek's hallways and classrooms are full of laughter and smiles thanks to these amazing, dedicated, caring, passionate, compassionate educators. I always say that the kind of person you are is the same as the educator you are, and this school is loaded to the rooftop with incredible people!

This Sunday, we celebrate Mother's Day. I'm sure my life is not much different from yours, and when I think about the amazing moms in my life: my wife, my own mom, and my mother-in-law, I see three remarkable women who are always there for their families and doing LITERALLY all of the things! Moms and mom figures are incredible, but we should never expect any of the superhuman things moms do. We should live in each of those moments, feel the love and warmth, and appreciate them deeply.

If I expect it, I appreciate it less. Instead, we should appreciate each thing - whether it's a ride to practice, breakfast, help on homework, the clothes on our backs, or a warm embrace from our moms. Or from our teacher or any caring adult on staff here: a kind word, encouragement, a challenging assignment or class activity, extra TLC on a task that we're stuck on, or even a moment where we needed to be redirected after making a poor choice. Appreciate all of it. And tell your mom that you do. Tell your teacher that you do. Time flies and life moves fast, so never miss an opportunity to share that love and appreciation from the deepest part of your heart.

Thank you for a fabulous Staff Appreciation Week here at Norton Creek to Dede Collins (and Camden Collins and Jayden Janda!), Whitney Hisel, Clare Keeney and so many other special people in our community who donated to lunches, sent flowers, bright school supplies, kind notes, and so much more. The crew here at Norton Creek appreciates it more than you could ever know!

Have a wonderful weekend! If you are celebrating Mother's Day this weekend, I wish you the best one yet! Go make some memories with your favorite people, Norton Creek!

Returning Student Registration is open- Please click below for information regarding registering your student(s) for the 2022/2023 school year.

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TMS Summer Camp Information

D303 Summer Camp Information

D303 Summer Camp is here. Starting on April 5-April 18, 2022. Please click on the link to sign up for any summer camps. Click on this link to go to the summer camp page.

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Join The Orchestra!

Calling all 2nd and 3rd Graders!

Join our fabulous Norton Creek Orchestra!

All current 2nd graders, and any 3rd graders who aren't already in orchestra are eligible to join the orchestra for the 2022 - 2023 school year.

2nd Graders - choose the instrument you like the best! The instruments of the orchestra are: violin, viola, cello and bass

Check out our website for more information: D303 Orchestra Program

Parents, please join us via Zoom at one of these two informational meetings to learn more about the orchestra program, how to rent an instrument and when we get started.

Orchestra (New Parent) Information Meeting -

Thursday, May 5


Thursday, May 5 7:00PM New Orchestra Parent Meeting

Ready to Join? You can enroll right here! Beginning Orchestra Enrollment Link

Arriving Late To School

If your child is arriving after 8:00am please walk them into the school and sign them in.


Kindergarten thru 5th Grades-


Students can be dropped off at 7:45am for the school day. It you arrive before that time please keep your child with you until 7:45 as there is no supervision outside until then.

Our school office is open from 7:30am until 4:00pm on school days.

New Email For All Families To Use

Please email any arrival/dismissal changes as well as any information for the school nurse or office staff to

Attendance For Students

Please call the school attendance line if your student will be absent/tardy/leaving early from Remote Learning at 331-228-2700. Please spell your students first and last name or their student ID number when you leave a message. If you are emailing the teacher please also email indicate students first and last name.

Prearranged Absence

Students must apply for the privilege of using prearranged absence days through the principal’s office.

This completed form must be turned in at least (2) school days prior to the requested absence to the main office.

The building principal or designee has the authority to grant up to (5) days of excused absence per year

for the following types of absences:

 Participation in regional and/or national contests or awards

 Family vacation—qualified by the phrase “accompanied by parent”

 Special religious events

Dismissal/Bus Changes

If there is a occasional change to your child dismissal please email and your child's teacher or call the office directly at 331-228-2701. If it is after 2pm please call the office directly so that we can ensure your child gets the notification of changes.



5th Grade: 10:50-11:10

2nd Grade:11:15-11:35

Kindergarten: 11:40-12:00

1st Grade: 12:05-12:25

3rd Grade: 12:30-12:50

4th Grade: 12:55-1:15

If your student forgets their lunch please email the classroom teacher and drop off at the main office. Please label with the students full name.

Summer Band Camp Information

Summer Strings Camp Information





The Basket Raffle event will be NEXT Friday May 13th due to the forecast this week! If you are no longer able to attend, please email If you are able to volunteer, please sign up in MTK for a 30 min time slot!


Norton Creek students and their families are so incredibly lucky to have such wonderful, hard-working teachers and staff, who have shown their dedication to their students throughout this school year. Our most sincere gratitude goes out to each and every one of the many people who work to make Norton Creek such an amazing place for our children. To all teachers and staff: THANK YOU!


Our Eagles “Eat Out” event this month is with Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Garden Center. They will be donating 10% of sales to Norton Creek the week of May 9 - May 13th with the attached flyer. Also, a chance to win a $25 gift card!


School Supply packs are available now for purchase! We used a different vendor this year that several other D303 schools use with great success. Ordering is so simple. Avoid the crowds and prices at the stores and order HERE. Ordering is open until June 12th and the supplies will be delivered to the school the first week of August.


Come join us for some Spring Cleaning in our outdoor learning center on Sunday May 15th. Please see attached flyer for details.


Our final PTO meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, May 10th at 7 PM in the LRC. We will discuss the end of our 2022 school year, vote on the new secretary, discuss vacant roles (See chairs open HERE) and shadows, 5th grade party and gift, teacher appreciation, and our spring basket raffle fundraiser! See the full agenda here.


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