August 26, 2022

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)

A Message from our Pride Leader


It was a busy week at Norris, as we continued with our beginning of the year MAP assessments, and students are getting settled into new learnings in our classrooms. Our renovations continue to progress, and we are closer to completion every day!

We have several exciting events coming up at the beginning of September, with many ways for our families to get involved in our school community. We hope to see many of you at our upcoming Family Picnic Night, PTO Meeting, and Watch Dog Kickoff! Mark your calendars with the dates listed below!

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Mrs. Dolezal, Principal

School Pictures are Thursday, September 1st!

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8/31/22 - Pride Singers - 7:30 AM

9/1/22 - Picture Day! (Check Friday Folders for Picture Order Forms)

9/5/22 & 9/6/22 - NO SCHOOL

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)

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.

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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Pride Singers!

There is still time to join our Pride Singers!

Dear Parents of Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Students,

The Norris Pride Singers is an opportunity available for your son or daughter. Students experience performing with a large group in unison and harmony, performing music of varied styles.

Rehearsals will be held in the vocal music room every Wednesday morning (starting 8/17) from 7:30 to 8:20 AM. Students will meet outside the main entrance on the South side of the building. Students will be let inside to begin rehearsal promptly at 7:30. Please drop off your student no earlier than 7:20. If you should arrive outside of those times, they should enter the main front door; however prompt and regular attendance is extremely important, so hopefully that will be a rare occurrence. If a student must miss due to illness or emergency, please let me know via email.

The first two rehearsals are open to all students without making a commitment to join Pride Singers. By the third week, students who plan to be in Pride Singers should commit to rehearsals for the whole semester, through our winter concert. Our winter concert will be sometime in December (more information coming).

Please be aware that Pride Singers are a standard of excellence at Norris. Students who don’t represent ROAR at the highest level may be subject to removal from Chorus. To help reinforce the leadership our singers have, please go over this note with your student, and have them sign at the bottom before you sign it.

Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions. My goal for your child is to have a rewarding and memorable experience as part of a large ensemble.

Logan Reising (

Norris General/Vocal Music

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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Annual EPA Letter


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!