New Norway School

September 2022

Creating a Culture of Excellence!!

From the Admin Desk

A warm welcome back to all our families who are returning to New Norway School. We have also been very excited to meet our new families joining our school community for the first time. Our names are Mrs. Arial (Principal) and Mr. Searle (Assistant Principal ) and we are extremely excited to be your administrative team at New Norway School.

For Early Dismissal/Staff Meeting days in 2022-2023 , students will be dismissed at 1:55pm. Early Dismissal/Staff Meeting days are the first Thursday of every month (other than September/January). We also have a few slight adjustments to our bell schedule for the 2022-2023 school year. Doors will open at 8:30am the same time as last year, but dismissal for all students will now be at 3:15 pm.

Counseling services at New Norway School will again be provided by the BRSD Career Counseling team and our Family School Liaison Worker.

School photo day will be Tuesday September 20th. Photo re-takes will take place in November.

We look forward to meeting and working with you all throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

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2022- 2023 New Norway Staff

Principal - Mrs. Arial

Assistant Principal - Mr. Searle

Administrative Assistants- Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Calvin

ECS- Ms. Gutmann

Grade 1/2- Ms. Livingstone

Grade 3- Ms. Ng

Grade 4- Mrs. Fleck

Grade 5- Ms. Cava

Grade 6- Mr. Anderson

Grade 7- Mr. Kluthe

Grade 8- Ms. Read

Grade 9- Mr. Lindstrand

Grade 10- Mrs. Shostak

Grade 11 - Ms. Berg

Grade 12- Mr. Searle

Support Staff- Ms. Kellgren, Ms. Rostad and Ms. Williams


My name is Stacey McLennan and I am the Family School Liaison Worker (FSLW)

at New Norway School. The Family School Liaison program provides free general

counselling for students K-12 and I am in New Norway at school on Tuesdays and

Thursdays. Because students learn best when their mental health is

supported, FSLW work with students and families to manage challenging events

to support your child’s learning and overall well-being. This year, I will be offering a

variety of groups as well. Groups will focus on healthy relationships, self-regulation,

separation/divorce, and social skills. FSLW also provide ideas for support and

resources available outside of the school as well.

Please note, any student aged 13 or younger requires parental consent to see a FSLW or participate in a group.

If you have any questions/concerns or are wondering if your child would be a good

fit for the program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me by email at or speak with your child’s classroom teacher. I can also be

reached at the school at (780) 855-3936.

I wish you an amazing school year full of learning, growth and fun!

Do you have a child on one of our athletic teams? Are you a member of the Spartan fan club who loves to cheer on our team?

This year we have an Athletic calendar that you can subscribe to that informs you of practices, tournaments and games for all our athletic teams.

Upcoming Events


13- Off Campus Coordinator here to visit grade 10-12 students

16/17- JR Volleyball Tournament

20- Picture Day

21- Terry Fox Run

28- Elder Brad Rabbit visiting our school

29- Spartan Tough Run

30-No School - National Indigenous People's Day

Oct. 6- Staff Meeting Early out (1:55pm)

10- Thanksgiving Monday -Schools Closed

11- Collaboration day - No School For Students

Good luck to our Sr Golf Team....

....who will be competing in the CASAA Zone Golf at Silver Golf Course on Monday September 19th. Eight athletes will compete.

September 21- 7pm

Parent Council meeting- Meet and greet with your New Norway School Administration team.

Apple/Pear Fundraiser delivery date Sept 19th

The Parent Council Apple & Pear Fundraiser produce will be delivered on Monday September 19th. Time is not yet confirmed.

School Picture Day Sept 20th

Smart Photography will be coming again this year to take individual and group pictures. They will start at the beginning of the school day, and continue until all students are photographed. No information or money is required on Picture Day, and all students will be photographed. In a few weeks, Smart Photography will notify us that the pictures are ready at their online store, accessible with access code provided to your student on picture day.

We are off to a running start!

Terry Fox Run

Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 9am

New Norway School

The students will meet outside on the West field at 9AM for a brief presentation and warm up pep rally. The run itself will be a 2 KM or 5 KM run around the town of New Norway. We are looking for parent volunteers to help out on the day of the run. If you would like to come as a guest and walk/run with the students/teachers, please join us. This will give you an opportunity to meet your child's teacher and get to know our staff.

If a student would like to raise funds for Terry Fox, there is a school online donation page at https://schools.terryfox.can/NewNorway

Cupcakes will be sold after the race, with all proceeds going toward Cancer Research. Runners will also be receiving a pink ribbon to pin onto their shirts in honor of Payton, former Grade 5 student who passed away from cancer over the summer.

Spartan Tough Run

Thursday, Sep. 29th, 9am

20035 Township Road 452

Camrose, AB

Location: Dried Meat Lake Race Site, about 10 kilometers east of New Norway School

Time: Races start at 11:00 (walk-through at 10:00)

Concession available at site.