THE LION'S ROAR!
November 4, 2022
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRIDE LEADER
Hello Norris Lions!
We have had a very exciting week, kicking off our Winter Assessment season! We have added a new incentive for ALL students, which can be earned through tracking the growth students make from their Fall to Winter. Our whole school growth goal is 4,000 points! Students are loving tracking their individual growth on our school wide chart, and cheering on their peers for all of their hard work this year. When we meet our goal, all students will be rewarded with a special surprise!
Thank you to all families for supporting their students reading and math growth at home, as well as preparing for testing with a good night sleep, healthy breakfast, and arriving to school on time. We appreciate you keeping bed time routines and smooth mornings a priority during this busy and exciting time of year!
Mrs. Dolezal, Principal
CONGRATULATION TO THIS WEEK'S ROAR TICKET WINNERS!
12/6/22 - ORFF Pride Drummers - 7:45 AM
12/7/22 - Pride Singers - 7:30 AM
12/8/22 - Golden Sower Club - 3:45 PM
12/9/22 - Pride Singers CONCERT @ MSHS - 7:00 PM
12/21/22 - 1/4/23 - NO SCHOOL (Winter Break)
1/5/23 - WELCOME BACK! (Second Semester Begins)
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.
'VIRTUAL' LOST & FOUND!!
Check out our NEW Virtual Lost & Found! Click on the link below to search for missing items. Slides will be updated every Friday.
LUNCH MENU - DECEMBER
NORRIS GIVING TREE
Norris Elementary is coordinating a GIVING TREE for Norris families in need during this holiday season. The following sign up is a wish list from families in our community. We would love your support and help! Simply review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up for the gift(s) you would like to purchase and donate. Then, drop the unwrapped gifts off at Norris Elementary no later than DECEMBER 12TH with a note attached with the following information: The code/number of the item (example AB1) For gift cards, please include the code/number (example AB1) and the dollar amount of the gift card. Thank you for your support!
SPOTLIGHT STAFF MEMBER
CONGRATULATIONS to MRS. MICEK. (Pre-Primary Montessorri Teacher)
A Norris parent had this to say about our AMAZING MRS. MICEK!!
"I'm in awe of the kindness that is extended to the kids in Mrs. Micek's class. We recently returned from a vacation and on the day our daughter returned back to school, she was giddy with excitement to see if Mrs. Micek was going to be on door duty to see her. To her great surprise, she was there... Mrs. Micek crouched down, arms wide open to give her a big hug. What an impression to make that by the sheer presence of you, brings such joy to another.
Our daughter also spent her beach time collecting fragments of sand dollars and unbeknownst to us, wanted to bring a piece back for each one of her classmates. I didn't have the heart to tell her no that morning. Without warning, Mrs. Micek ran with it. She looked up information about sand dollars for the class, made connections to their recent vertebrate and invertebrate studies, and let the class listen to ocean waves during rest time to pretend they were on the beach. She even packaged up each piece in a baggie because Florida sand was included in the "gift". Finding a way to spark joy in the little things is the refreshing approach Mrs. Micek has cultivated in her classroom.
In the spirit of "yes day" I know Easton is smiling down knowing Mrs. Micek made our daughter feel so special when a "no" would have been valid. Our family is thrilled Mrs. Micek is our first introduction to Norris Elementary and its community.
Thank you, Mrs. Micek... we are grateful to you."
SPIRIT WEAR - HOLIDAY SALE!
Click HERE to order!
WATCH D.O.G.S. - OPENINGS AVAILABLE!
BOOK SWAP - BRING USED BOOKS BY DEC. 7TH!
CONGRATS TO OUR CAKE CONTEST WINNER!
Please see the flyer below. We will be collecting money through December 16! The more money we raise, the more teachers we get to pie in the face. All money is to be turned into the bucket in the office.
Students may then vote individually for the teacher they want to see pied in the face. Here is a LINK or you may scan the QR code on the right to "vote" for a teacher to get pied.
Our goal is $2,000. If we meet that goal we will pie 7 teachers! We're off to a great start and are more than half-way to reaching our goal!
Every $50 more we will add a teacher onto the pie roster.
YEARBOOK ORDERS - DUE DECEMBER 20TH
UPCOMING PTO EVENTS
- 1/5/23 - PTO Meeting
- 1/28/23 - Lancer Hockey Night - 7:00 PM
- 3rd - 5th graders will be singing the National Anthem!
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
JOIN OUR TEAM!
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!