THE LION'S ROAR!
September 2, 2022
A Message from our Pride Leader
Hello Norris Families!
We have an exciting month of September planned at Norris, beginning with our Family Picnic Night and first PTO meeting of the year on Thursday, September 8th! We also invite all dads, grandfathers , and father figures to join us for a 'Donuts with Dads' breakfast on Friday, September 9th to learn about Watch D.O.G.S. and volunteering at school. We hope to see you all at these fun events!
Remember, there is no school for students on Monday, September 5th or Tuesday, September 6th.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!
-Mrs. Dolezal, Principal
9/5/22 & 9/6/22 - NO SCHOOL
9/7/22 - Pride Singers - 7:30 AM
9/8/22 - Norris Family Picnic Night - 5:00 - 7:00 PM (See Flyer)
9/8/22 - PTO Meeting - 6:00 PM
9/9/22 - WATCH DOGS - Donuts with Dads - 7:45 AM (See Flyer)
9/9/22 - Artwork due for Yearbook Cover Contest (See Flyer)
9/15/22 - Norris Raising Cane's Night - Watch for Details!
9/16/22 - Boys & Girls Club Closed - Please make other arrangements for after school care.
Click HERE for the MPS 2022/2023 Calendar.
Breakfast & Lunch!
Breakfast: Served from 8:15-8:25 am, daily.
Lunch Visitors: We welcome visitors for lunch at Norris after Labor Day! Thank you for your help with this, as we take the first few weeks to get in a routine with each grade level.
Visit the MySchoolBucks link to deposit money into your child's lunch account!
Breakfast and Lunch are no longer free.
For everything related to Food Services, including MENUS, Free & Reduced Lunch Applications, & Millard Links, visit the MPS Food Service Page!
*If you need assistance completing the Free and Reduced Lunch Application, we are happy to help in the office!*
LUNCH MENU - SEPTEMBER
What is a Watch D.O.G.S?
The U.S Department of Education has identified the WATCH D.O.G.S Program as an effective way to increase male involvement in our nation’s schools.
Each school year thousands of men volunteer to work at least one day in their child’s school through the WATCH D.O.G.S Program. These men work alongside the educators to help as traffic controllers, classroom tutors, playground coaches, and much more. Every school year, these men have a positive impact on the lives of children.
Who can be a Watch D.O.G?
A father, grandfather, or father figure!
Students gain a positive male role model. Some students do not have a father-like figure present in their home. With the number of male teachers steadily declining, more positive male role models are needed in the school setting.
Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears. Their presence can increase a sense of security at the school for students and staff and it helps create an environment conducive to learning.
Fathers and father figures can spend meaningful time with their students in the school setting and gain awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life.
When WATCH DOGS invest time at school, they can learn how to better partner with the school to meet goals of students.
Be on the lookout for our online sign up coming soon!
Attention parents of 3rd thru 5th graders
NORRIS SPIRIT WEAR
Click HERE to order!
NORRIS FAMILY PICNIC
Yearbook Cover Design Contest!
Mobile food pantry
ACTIVITIES @ millard south
2022/2023 PTO Board
Vice President: Vanessa Huxhold
Secretary: Heather Doyle
Treasurer: Tim Malm
Volunteer Coordinator: Anna Pectol
PTO Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: Norris Elementary PTO
JOIN OUR TEAM!
Kristin Dolezal, Principal
Melissa Croom, Admin. Intern
Julie Grothe, Admin. Assistant
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)
Click HERE for the Norris Staff Directory.
NORRIS 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!