Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - November 11th, 2021


  • 11/15/21- Learning and Teaching Meeting @Haines Center 5:30pm
  • 11/18/21-Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting @Haines Center 6:00pm
  • 11/22/21-11/26/21- Thanksgiving Break- No School
  • 11/29/21-Special School Board Meeting @ 5:30pm
  • 11/29/21- Policy Committee Meeting @ Haines Center 5:45pm
  • 11/29/21- Business Services Meeting @ Haines Center 6:45pm
  • 12/1/21- Early Release Day-Elementary Students/Dismissal at 2:10pm.

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Student Council Information!

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Thanksgiving Holiday Support

It is important to us at Norton Creek that we provide a community of care and support to our families, especially when faced with financial hardship.

The current situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some families to experience a need related to job loss, medical bills, child care, etc. District 303 has several supports available for families through our schools.

We are currently reaching out to see if your family is in need of meal support for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please fill out the survey in the link below if your family has a need.

Survey Link

Lost and Found Items

The lost and found is in the lunchroom/community room on the stage.

Please have your children check for items they may have lost.

We will be donating all items on Friday, November 19th at the end of the school day.

New Email For All Families To Use

Please email any arrival/dismissal changes as well as any information for the school nurse or office staff to


Kindergarten thru 5th Grades-


Students can be dropped off at 7:45am for the school day. It you arrive before that time please keep your child with you until 7:45 as there is no supervision outside until then.

Our school office is open from 7:30am until 4:00pm on school days.

Attendance For Students

Please call the school attendance line if your student will be absent/tardy/leaving early from school at 331-228-2700. Please spell your students first and last name or their student ID number when you leave a message. If you are emailing the teacher please also email indicate students first and last name.

When picking up your child early from school please come to the main office with your picture ID. Students will only be released to individuals that are listed under the contact information on the students account.

Arriving Late To School

If your child is arriving after 8:00am please walk them into the school and sign them in.

Early Release Wednesdays

Our next early release day will be on December 1st. Dismissal is at 2:10pm.

The following dates below are early release Wednesdays. Please plan accordingly for your children.

Students will be released at 2:10pm on the followings dates this year-

  • December 1st
  • January 26th
  • February 23
  • March 23
  • April 27

Dismissal Changes/Bus Changes

If there is a occasional change to your child dismissal please email and your child's teacher or call the office directly at 331-228-2701. If it is after 2pm please call the office directly so that we can ensure your child gets the notification of changes.



5th Grade: 10:50-11:10

2nd Grade:11:15-11:35

Kindergarten: 11:40-12:00

1st Grade: 12:05-12:25

3rd Grade: 12:30-12:50

4th Grade: 12:55-1:15

If your student forgets their lunch please email the classroom teacher and drop off at the main office. Please label with the students full name.

Lunch Ordering Information

If your child orders lunch it includes a white or chocolate milk. Water and juice will incur a fee regardless of whether a lunch is ordered. If your child only orders a milk there will also be a fee for that. Please ensure that your Pushcoin account has lunch money on it to cover any charges.

If your child orders a lunch it comes with a milk choice only. If your child orders breakfast in the morning it will be sent home that day for them to eat at home the next morning. Breakfast does not occur at school. Please call the office at 331-228-2700 with any questions.

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The PTO loved hosting another in-person meeting this past week. If you missed it or would like a recap of the meeting, please see our November meeting minutes in next week’s eNews!


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AVIC is coming!

Be on the lookout for more information for sign ups soon!

Open Positions

There are still a few spots open for our spring activities coming up. Please let anyone on the PTO board know if you are interest

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