THE LION'S ROAR!

September 23, 2022

A Message from our Pride Leader

Hello Norris families! It is finally starting to feel like fall, and we are excited for all of the fun events that this season brings to our community! Read below and mark your calendars for the Norris Pumpkin Patch, Fall Festival (and planning meeting!), and of course, Parent Teacher Conferences! Please sign up as soon as possible for your Parent Teacher Conference, or call the office for assistance!


We are looking forward to seeing you at these events!


-Mrs. Dolezal, Principal

ROAR Ticket Drawing Winners!

Congratulations to this week's winners!


Preschool- My'Ren C.

Kdg- Micaiah H.

1st- Reid C.

2nd- Taelynn C.

3rd- Desmond K.

4th- Gabe H.

5th- Alexis C.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

9/28/22 - Pride Singers - 7:30 AM

9/29/22 - PTO Fall Festival Planning Meeting - 6:00 PM

10/6/22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:15 - 8:15 PM

10/11/22 - Picture Re-Take Day

10/11/22 - Mommy & Me Storytime - 11:30AM - 12:15 PM

10/11/22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:15 - 8:15 PM

10/12/22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

10/12 - 10/14 - NO SCHOOL


Please note the updated calendar with additional teacher work days in November and March.

Click HERE for the NORRIS 2022/2023 Calendar.

Click HERE for the MPS 2022/2023 Calendar.

SAFETY PATROL

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26TH - SEPTEMBER 30TH


LAYLA CHRISTIANSON

ANDY BRINK

SAGE KOEHLER

ANNA BERTHOLD

LUNCH MENU - SEPTEMBER

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FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH INFORMATION

The grace period for the Free and Reduced Meal Program will be expiring on September 20, 2022. If you have not filled out a NEW application for this school year before September 20, your student meal price will go back to full pay status on September 21.

Please reach out to Food Services if you are unsure of your

application status. 402 - 715 - 1440

If you need to fill out an application visit Free and Reduced Lunch Program Application to apply.

https://www.mpsomaha.org/departments/food-services

Breakfasts are $1.55

Lunches cost $3.05

Conference Time!

Conference Sign-Up opens on Monday, September 19th and is open through September 30th!


Please click HERE for directions on how to sign-up for fall conferences.

SPOTLIGHT STAFF MEMBER

CONGRATULATIONS TO MS. MIRANDA KNIPFER

(5TH GRADE TEACHER)!


Ms. Knipfer was nominated by a parent because she goes ABOVE & BEYOND to help her students! Thank you for all you do Ms. Knipfer!!

Parents,

Would you like to nominate a staff member? We are looking for your feedback on staff members who go above and beyond for your student, build strong relationships with students, or who help your student dig deep as a curriculum enhancer. We appreciate your support and partnership.


Please fill out this Google Form for each staff member you would like to nominate!

NORRIS PUMPKIN PATCH

We will be hosting our Annual Norris Pumpkin Patch on October 17-21.


This year rather than just teachers participating in making the pumpkins we are extending this out to our Norris Families! We are asking that each entry represent ONE Norris Family, not each individual student within a family. (EX. If you have 4 children here at Norris, you would only have 1 entry for the contest, not 4). You may make more than 1 pumpkin that ties in with your theme if you would like. Pumpkins will be set up on Friday, October 14, 2022! We will send out set up information to participants as we get closer.

The pumpkin that wins our voting will receive a gift card prize for a family night!


Please email Miss Knipfer or Mrs. Wees if you have any questions!

Montessori class helping animals in need!

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Mommy & Me Storytime

Please join us for story time with our littlest lions!
This month we will be reading "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." All participants will receive a copy of this book to take home with them!


Who: Any Child age Birth to Preschool

Where: Norris Library

When: October 11th @ 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM


*Please RSVP to Ms. Haley Dickerson @ hldickerson@mpsomaha.org

PARKING LOT PROCEDURES!

  • Pull Forward in Drop Off/Pick Up Lanes
  • Do Not Park in Pick Up Lanes
  • Stay in your vehicle in the Drop Off/Pick Up Lane!


Thank you for keeping our parking lot running smoothly and SAFELY!

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Sign Up for Watch D.O.G.S.

If you missed our Donuts with Dads kick-off, that's ok! Find all the information you need in this Watch D.O.G.S. Presentation!


If you are interested in joining WATCH D.O.G.S., please visit: http://norris.mpsomaha.org/ to sign-up.

Click on Parents---->Watch DOGS link (or Watch DOGS link on the welcome page)

Once you are in Sign up Genius:

Find the date that works best for you! (all day is encouraged) and click the box---->scroll all the way to the bottom----->click submit

Please type in your:

  • time available if it is not all day (we encourage all day)

  • Your and your child(ren) name and T-shirt size

  • Click signup and submit!

  • You should get a email updating you that you signed up

  • You should get a reminder email 2 days before

  • Please sign up for only one day---Watch for updates as we might open it up for more opportunities

Thank-you Cub Scout Pack 433!

A BIG shout these Norris Lions and their Pack for cleaning up around the school! We appreciate your hard work & help in making our school look GREAT!!

NORRIS SPIRIT WEAR

The Norris Elementary School Back-to-School Spirit Wear sale has begun!! Save 30% on everything in the store. Choose from hundreds of sprit wear designs and garments that are delivered directly to your home.


Click HERE to order!

MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL

Applications are now being accepted for our Montessori Preschool program. Families living in the Millard School district must submit the application by February 15th, 2023. Families living outside of the Millard School district must apply before March 15, 2023. If you have questions about this application please call 402-715-1265.


APPLY HERE!

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Come decorate pumpkins and enjoy treats with other moms and toddlers in our community!

RVSP to Haley Dickerson or the office by October 1st!

FIRE SAFETY DAY

4-H Youth Development in Douglas-Sarpy Counties is hosting a free youth Fire Safety Day at their office on Friday, October 14 from 9 am to noon. This is a free event that any youth from 5 to 18 is welcome to attend. The local fire station will be bringing a fire engine so youth can get up close to the vehicle and hear from the firefighters themselves.
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UPCOMING PTO SPONSORED ACTIVITIES

OCTOBER

29TH - Fall Festival - 5:30 - 8:30 PM


NOVEMBER

BOOK FAIR

COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER


DECEMBER

HOLIDAY STORE


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2022/2023 PTO Board

President: Heidi Andsager

Vice President: Vanessa Huxhold

Secretary: Heather Doyle

Treasurer: Tim Malm

Volunteer Coordinator: Anna Pectol


PTO Email: pto.norris@gmail.com

Facebook: Norris Elementary PTO

JOIN OUR TEAM!

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School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

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)

NORRIS ELEMENTARY

Click HERE for the Norris Staff Directory.


Office Hours: Monday through Friday 7:45 am - 4:15 pm

Fax #: 402-715-6119

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!

MPS BOARD MEMBERS

Dr. John Schwartz - Superintendent

Stacy Jolley - President

Linda Poole - Vice President

Mike Kennedy - Secretary

Mike Pate - Treasurer

Dave Anderson - Board Member

Amanda McGill Johnson - Board Member