Norton Creek Elementary
Thursday Tidbits - September 12, 2019
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
- MORNING BAND REHEARSAL BEGINS (Gym) September 17th at 7:30 a.m.
- BEGINNER ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL BEGINS (Community Room) September 24th at 7:30 a.m.
- FOURTH GRADE MORNING ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL BEGINS (Community Room) September 26th at 7:30 a.m.
- SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT DAY (NO STUDENTS PM) October 11th 11:40 student release
- COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL October 14th
FROM THE PRINCIPAL...TONY WHITE
"That's a good kid!" "What a good kid!" We've all said it, but I'm really working hard to get this phrase out of my vernacular. This is for the simple reason that I realize there are no "bad kids." When we call a child a "good kid," what we're really saying is that he or she is kind, polite, hard-working, empathetic, respectful, funny, and the list goes on and on. So, why not be specific in our praise of the child? Conversely, if we don't call a child a "good kid," what message does that unintentionally send and what impact does that have on his or her perceptions of themselves? Let's take the time to tell our Eagles precisely what we find so likable and lovable about them. They'll appreciate it so much more than being called a "good kid" too because we took the time to see them and recognize them.
Last night, we had a small but mighty group of parents and Eagles come out for our "Resilience" night. I would call it a success, and now we have some ambassadors you can check in with to learn more about the film and its powerful message. We will host another "Resilience" night in the future. If you were not able to attend yesterday evening's event, please, stay tuned in the near future for more information about our next one.
It looks like rain this weekend, Norton Creek, but that won't stop us from enjoying ourselves! Have a wonderful weekend!
PICTURE ORDERS DUE FRIDAY, 9/20
Picture proofs should be coming home in backpacks with your student(s) this week.
ORDERS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH.
Color Portraits, Inc. offers parents the opportunity to view the proofs and order their packages online. If you are interested in doing so, follow these easy steps:
1. Go to www.ordercp.com
2. Click on After Picture Day.
3. Enter the Ticket Code provided on the proof order form.
4. Select the background then the packages and any additional options you wish to purchase.
*All online orders must be submitted by the deadline. Orders placed after the deadline must be placed online and you will be charged shipping and handling fees.
RETAKES REQUESTED If you choose to have a retake, please return the proof sheet marked in red “Retake Requested” and have your student return it to their teacher. Retakes will be taken on Monday, September 30th.
GROUP PHOTOS Group photos (band, orchestra, student council, and yearbook club) have been scheduled for Wednesday, January 22nd.
Session 1 Math Club Registration
Registration deadline is tomorrow - September 13th
5th Grade Choir Registration
Registration deadline - September 20th
Click HERE to register
CUSD 303 SAEBRS SCREENER INFORMATION
Letter from David Chiszar, Executive Director of Assessment and Accountability
5th Grade Choir Registration
Click HERE to register
IMPORTANT DISMISSAL REMINDER:
- Your student(s)' teacher and
- Your student(s)' bus supervisor
Thank you for your assistance.
CARING EAGLES (K-5) email@example.com
Welcome back Caring Eagles! It's time for our first event of the school year to spread kindness throughout our community! Join us as we support the Random Acts Matter fundraiser the afternoon of Sunday, September 15th. Join Random Acts Matter for their annual Afternoon of Random Acts: their one and only fundraising event of the year focused on “Community Taking Action to Help the Community.” An Afternoon of Random Acts will be a Ravinia-like setting at the beautiful Mount St. Mary’s Park in St. Charles. The activities will include a host of musical talent, games, as well as the opportunity to relax and enjoy the day with friends and family.
Sign up to be some of the many helping hands needed to make this event a success or go to Membership Toolkit and sign up to be part of the Caring Eagles Cleanup Team after the event. Thanks for your caring hearts!
For tickets: click HERE
To volunteer: click HERE
AmazonSmile (K-5) firstname.lastname@example.org
Turn your Amazon purchases into a force for good. With every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% to our school when you choose Norton Creek Elementary. This includes millions of everyday items at smile.amazon.com. You must use the specified link for NC to receive credit. Ask all of the Amazon shoppers in your family to use AmazonSmile!
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION (K-5) email@example.com
Be sure to take advantage of the new (easier!) way to collect Box Tops for Education to benefit our school! Paper Box Tops (not expired) are still being accepted; the drop-off bin is outside the LRC. Every penny counts! See attached flyers for more information.
PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT INFORMATION
Membership Toolkit (MTK) Registration Instructions
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Read the letter about how the program is changing.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION PRODUCTS
See the list for Box Tops for Education Products.
All Day Kindergarten Tuition/PushCoin:
All Day Kindergarten (ADK) tuition payment is due September 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.
LAST CALL FOR ORCHESTRA SPIRITWEAR!
All orders for Orchestra Spirit Wear must be placed by tomorrow - Friday, Sept 13th! Click here to place your order. D303 Orchestra Spiritwear
We are looking forward to seeing a sea of red orchestra pride coming to school, soon!
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