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.



Nolan Allmeroth

Rylind Huxhold

Britta Mahler

Jared Hammerly

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.

My School Bucks- Click Here!

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!*

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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!

Program Benefits:

  • 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!

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Attention parents of 3rd thru 5th graders

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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!


Please join us September 8th for a picnic at Norris! Bring your own picnic dinner or you may purchase dinner from one of the available food trucks!! We look forward to seeing you!
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Yearbook Cover Design Contest!

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counseling newsletter

Mobile food pantry

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ACTIVITIES @ millard south

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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:

Facebook: Norris Elementary PTO

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Playground Update

Due to supply chain issues with the manufacturer, our playground installation is currently scheduled for Summer 2023. It is coming, and we are so thankful for the fundraising work that has allowed this to happen! We appreciate your patience and continued positivity!
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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)


Click HERE for the Norris Staff Directory.


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!