Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - December 19, 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 2019 - December 20th
  • WINTER BREAK No school for students from Monday, December 23rd through Monday, January 6th
  • SCHOOL RESUMES Tuesday, January 7th
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL Monday, January 20th
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH - Kindergarten Registration from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL...TONY WHITE

This time of year means many things to many people, and one common theme that comes up in December is the idea of family. There is nothing more important than family. We take the qualities of the family dynamics we create and enjoy at home and measure things like places of worship, work, and our children's school against them. The structures that align with these values tend to be the ones we are fondest of. Families look out for each other wanting the very best, making decisions that benefit more than ourselves, are open and honest, and places where we feel we can be who we truly are. The purpose of our work is that Norton Creek be this place for your Eagles and for you. This work is completely our pleasure. Kids deserve a great school, people deserve a great place to work, and families deserve a school they can trust.


As you head on winter break, please, enjoy these special days together with your families and friends doing the things that bring smiles to your faces and warmth to your hearts on these chilly days. After all, every one of you deserve it. I wish you all the Happiest of Holidays and a fun, restful break! See you in 2020!

PTO NEWS...

Winter Break is almost here! To our Norton Creek parents, guardians and families: you are a gift to our children and community. Whatever you celebrate, whatever your plans may be, we wish you a joyful, healthy and restful winter break. Enjoy your time off and we look forward to seeing you in 2020!


Sincerely,

Your Norton Creek PTO Board


HOLIDAY RECYCLING (K-5) mjwesner@ymail.com, angpigoni@gmail.com

Our Earth Saving Eagles enjoyed a presentation on holiday recycling opportunities last week. In addition, any broken or unwanted holiday lights can be recycled at school! From December 12th through the week of January 10th, there will be a bin to collect lights outside the main entrance. Please see flyers below for some great ideas and information.

NORTON CREEK PTO

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#BEKINDFOR25

Norton Creek wants to challenge all Eagles to Pay It Forward as it is the season to give & be thankful. We challenge you to foster continuous acts of kindness for the 25 school days leading up to International Day of Acceptance. Beginning on Monday, December 2nd through January 21st, we have exactly 25 school days to encourage this challenge to take place. It is our plan to build school-wide understanding of acts of kindness, as well as to build disability awareness between December 2 - January 21. Please see the attached documents for additional details, including specifics on the food drive that Norton Creek is hosting beginning on Monday, December 2nd. Please check out #BeKindFor25 on social media to see what other students in our district are doing to support the challenge! Spreading knowledge of different, not less, & celebrating our differences.

IMPORTANT DISMISSAL REMINDER:

On the rare occasion that there will be a change to your student(s)' after school dismissal (i.e. bus), or if your student will not be taking the bus due to being registered in a PTO after school club, please send an email by 11:00 a.m. on the day of said change to:



Thank you for your assistance.

All Day Kindergarten Tuition/PushCoin:

All Day Kindergarten (ADK) tuition payment was due December 15th. All payments must be made through PushCoin or mailed to or dropped off at the District office at 201 South 7th Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. PushCoin directions can be found on the District website under the Parent pull down menu under Webstore/Pushcoin. Per District policy, tuition payments cannot be accepted at Norton Creek. If you would like to set up ADK monthly auto pay, please contact Wendy Sedwick at 331-228-4927. ADK tuition payments are billed in PushCoin on the first of each month and are due on the 15th of each month through April 15th.

IMPORTANT COLD WEATHER & OUTSIDE RECESS INFORMATION

Per District policy, we will be going outside for recess as long as the temperature (with wind chill) is above 0 F and it is not raining. With that in mind, please make sure your child is dressed to go outside on days when it is cold, snowy or windy. Students should bring outerwear to school in a bag to put on before recess. Please make sure they have hats, gloves, scarves, snow pants and boots if they want to play in the snow. Don’t forget to label your child’s outerwear so it does not end up in the Lost and Found.

LUNCH MENU

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NEW LUNCH SCHEDULES

LUNCH SCHEDULES:

Kindergarten: 11:40 - 12:00

1st Grade: 12:00 - 12:20

2nd Grade: 12:20 - 12:40

3rd Grade: 12:40 -1:00

4th Grade: 11:00 - 11:20

5th Grade: 11:20 -11:40

ORCHESTRA INFORMATION

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