THE LION'S ROAR!
October 7, 2022
A Message from our Pride Leader
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank you all who kicked off our first night of Parent Teacher Conferences this Thursday! It is so wonderful to see families in the building connecting with our staff. The partnership between home and school is invaluable, and we appreciate all that you do to support your child's learning here at Norris. We can't wait to continue our conferences next week on Tuesday and Wednesday- call the office if you need to schedule, we do have available time slots!
When you enter the building for conferences, please be sure to look in our Lost and Found for any missing jackets, visit Mrs. Harris for the Stuffie Auction Library Fundraiser, and seek out technology support! Mrs. Harris is happy to help you download apps such as SeeSaw, ParentVue, Google Classroom, and more.
Don't forget that we have Fall Break next week, and there is no school for students on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday!
Mrs. Dolezal, Principal
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!
10/9/22 - Cookie Dough Orders Due! (See link in PTO News)
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
10/17/22 - Drop off your decorated pumpkin for judging - 7:30 - 8:00 AM
10/17/22 - SAVE Program - 3:45 - 6:45 PM
10/19/22 - Pride Singers - 7:30 AM
10/19/22 - Student Council Meeting - 2:15 PM
10/19/22 - Raising Cane's Night - 4:00 - 7:00 PM (See Flyer)
10/20/22 - PTO Meeting - 6:00 PM
10/21/22 - FALL FESTIVAL - 5:30 - 8:00 PM (See info & sign-up links in PTO News)
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.
LUNCH MENU - OCTOBER
Front Door Safety!
1. ALL Visitors are required to buzz into the office.
2. Please do not follow another visitor into the building.
3. Please do not hold the door for another visitor.
4. All Visitors must enter into the office after coming in the main door.
Thank you for continuing to be vigilant for the safety of our students and staff!
SPOTLIGHT STAFF MEMBER
CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS. LACEY HOLLRAH!
(4TH GRADE TEACHER)
Mrs. Hollrah was nominated by a parent who had this to say, "Mrs. Hollrah is such an amazing teacher and I appreciate how much she cares about her students and makes them feel important."
Would you like to nominate a staff member? Please fill out this Google Form for each staff member you would like to nominate!
This month our classroom counseling lessons in grades K-5 will focus on skills of resiliency, coping strategies and how to get help for oneself and/or a friend. These lessons are intended to educate students on feelings of stress, worry, sadness, how to cope with such feelings, and how to ask for help if needed. Students will identify coping strategies and trusted adults at school and outside of school to whom they can go for help.Please talk with your child about these feelings, and reinforce appropriate coping strategies such as talking with a trusted adult, exercising, or doing an activity they enjoy. Please contact Laurie Fitzpatrick, School Counselor (email@example.com or 402-715-8340-Norris or 402-715-8345-Sandoz) with any questions.
NORRIS PUMPKIN PATCH
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 can be dropped off on Monday morning, October 17, 2022, between 7:30 - 8:00AM! Participants, please watch your email for further drop-off/set up information.
During the week of October 17-21, teachers and students will be voting for their favorite pumpkin display by placing monetary donations in a collection can in front of each entry. Money raised will go to the United Way.
The pumpkin that receives the most donations will be declared the winner and 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!
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org
STUFFIE AUCTION FUNDRAISER!
We are holding a stuffie auction during Parent-Teacher Conferences to raise money for VOX books - books that read to the reader. Check them out at https://voxshop.libraryideas.com/
All stuffies will start at $2 and may only be increased in increments of $1. No bids with cents added will be accepted.
Auctions will end at 5 pm on October 12th and you will be notified through email if you are the final winner. **Please make sure you fill out the bidder information form!
Payments will need to be made to Norris Elementary either by cash or check.
CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO SEE THE STUFFIES UP FOR AUCTION!
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!
As a reminder, if your child has borrowed clothes from the health room previously, please wash and return them as soon as possible. Thank-you!!!
NORRIS SPIRIT WEAR
Click HERE to order!
RAISING CANE'S NIGHT
FOOD PANTRY INFORMATION
FIRE SAFETY DAY
MILLARD SOUTH ACTIVITIES
FALL FESTIVAL IS AROUND THE CORNER!
In order to make this event a success, we could use your help!! If you would like to volunteer that night or help by donating needed items, please see the links below to sign-up! Tickets are also available for purchase below!
FALL FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP - Sign up here to help the night of the Festival!
LIST OF NEEDED DONATIONS - Sign up here to donate a needed item!
PURCHASE FALL FESTIVAL TICKETS - Purchase Food & Game tickets as well as Raffle Tickets!
COOKIE ORDERS DUE OCTOBER 9TH
Eileen's Cookie Dough Fundraiser 2022
All orders will need to be tallied on the order forms that were sent home with your child, collect payment and have checks made payable to you. Please only place ONE order HERE for ALL cookie dough orders you have collected no later than 10/9 and submit only ONE payment on the website.
Orders will be available for pick up at Norris in the lobby on 11/21 from 3:45-6pm.
2022/2023 PTO Board
Vice President: Vanessa Huxhold
Secretary: Heather Doyle
Treasurer: Tim Malm
Volunteer Coordinator: Anna Pectol
PTO Email: email@example.com
Facebook: Norris Elementary PTO
JOIN OUR TEAM!
Kristin Dolezal, Principal
Melissa Croom, Admin. Intern
Julie Grothe, Admin. Assistant
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.
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!