Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - May 12th, 2022


5/13/22- Basket Raffle At Norton Creek 4:30pm-7:30pm

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


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From the prinicpal....Tony White

This week is Nurses Appreciation Week. There are a lot of tough jobs out there, and one of the toughest in the world is nursing. Nurses get coughed on, sneezed on, bled on, vomited on (and more), cried on, and sometimes yelled at just for doing their jobs. Be it in the school, at the doctor's office, or the hospital, there is no question that nurses have a demanding, exhausting job. Yet, when you talk to these incredibly special people, they don't use the words "demanding" or "exhausting." They use words like "fulfilling," "rewarding," and "my passion." I want to take a moment to thank our own nurses, Gina Wicinski, Brittany Jensen, and Cathy Leone, for their amazing efforts, expertise, passion, and compassion each and everyday. Our Eagles are in great hands any time they need a nurse thanks to these incredible nurses, and I am so grateful to them for their awesome contributions to our Norton Creek community. They greet each Eagle with a smile and treat every student with empathy and great care each time they come in not feeling well, with a scrape on their knee, a bump on their head, a missing tooth (that goes home in those neat little treasure chests!), or a bee sting. When you have a chance, please, feel free to share your appreciation with our amazing nursing team here at Norton Creek!

Shifting gears to tomorrow, it's Basket Raffle Bash time! We have something for everyone with baskets to raffle off, music, kickball, food, and more! The fun starts at 4:30 and ends at 7:30 out behind the school, and with this beautiful weather and the fun that Marla Wanner and Shannon Ring have set up for you, you won't want to miss it! I look forward to seeing you all at the Basket Raffle Bash tomorrow evening!

I hope you enjoy this coming weekend with your favorite people making memories! When we search for peace, it's not going to be around us (we live in a whirlwind) - it's within us. Take a moment to slow yourself down and find the magic in each moment. Have a wonderful weekend, 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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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 is finally here! We can’t wait to see everyone TOMORROW from 4:30 - 7:30 at the school.


Come join us for some Spring Cleaning in our outdoor learning center on Sunday May 15th. Also we are having STAR PARTY thanks to the members of the Fox Valley Astronomy Club. We will be viewing the stars at 7:30PM on Friday May 20th. Please sign up in MTK so they can bring enough telescopes! See flyers below for more details.


Our next Eagles Eat Out event is NEXT Thursday May 19th at Portillos! See flyer below for more details!


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.


Our last PTO meeting for this current executive board was last night. It was bittersweet! We were showered with beautiful plants and flowers from our President, Maggie McPike Carlosn and so many kind words from all who attended. We also voted in our new SECRETARY, Jennifer Reyes which makes the 2022 - 2023 PTO board complete! We are so excited to see where this new board will take us.


Thank you very much to those who have already volunteered to chair or co-chair a PTO committee next year! Your help is greatly appreciated! There are still several committee chair positions open for 2022-23. Check out the JOB DESCRIPTIONS to see all of these fun opportunities. Contact Maggie McPike Carlson, PTO President, or Kaisa Davis, PTO Vice President with any questions.


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