September 9, 2022

A Message from our Pride Leader

Hello Norris Lion Community!

We had a great week at Norris, beginning with teachers digging into our fall assessment data on Tuesday and preparing lessons that meet the needs of all of our students. Thank you to all who attended Family Picnic Night on Thursday, and stayed for the first PTO meeting of the year. We had a great turnout at our Donuts with Dads event, kicking off our Watch DOG Volunteer program. We can't wait to have our parents and community members involved in all of the exciting things at Norris this year!

-Mrs. Dolezal, Principal


9/14/22 - Pride Singers - 7:30 AM

9/16/22 - Boys & Girls Club Closed - Please make other arrangements for after school care.

9/21/22 - Safety Patrol Meeting - 2:15 PM

10/11/22 - Picture Re-Take Day

10/6/22, 10/11/22 & 10/12/22 - Parent Teacher Conferences

10/12 - 10/14 - NO SCHOOL

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.



Elijah Blayney

Gabby Rendon

Grace Von Mende

Danica Steinauer

Gabe Huntsman


We are so excited to announce our FIRST Students of the Month for the 2022/2023 school year!

Congratulations to...

Swarnalatha Chidambaram (Mrs. Preister's Class)

Ayla Barr (Mrs. Micek's Class)

Penny Kussman (Mrs. Daharsh's Class)

Taelyn Andersen (Mrs. Christie's Class)

Emma Tesch (Mrs. Agenbroad's Class)

Katie Jeannette (Mrs. Parriott's Class)

These exemplary students were recognized with a certificate, yard sign and free ice cream!

Breakfast & Lunch!

Breakfast: Served from 8:15-8:25 am, daily. Please bring your students to school on time if you would like them to eat breakfast at school!

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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Bookmark Contest

Students are invited to create their own bookmark with the theme of "Norris Lions." Pick up a template from Mrs. Harris and be sure to turn in your completed bookmark by Friday, September 23rd!! We will vote on submissions as a school and the top 3 voted bookmarks will win a prize!
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Nebraska Reading Improvement Act

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Sign Up for Watch D.O.G.S.

If you missed our Donuts with Dads kick-off, that's ok! Find all the information you need in this Watch D.O.G.S. Presentation!

If you are interested in joining WATCH D.O.G.S., please visit: to sign-up.

Click on Parents---->Watch DOGS link (or Watch DOGS link on the welcome page)

Once you are in Sign up Genius:

Find the date that works best for you! (all day is encouraged) and click the box---->scroll all the way to the bottom----->click submit

Please type in your:

  • time available if it is not all day (we encourage all day)

  • Your and your child(ren) name and T-shirt size

  • Click signup and submit!

  • You should get a email updating you that you signed up

  • You should get a reminder email 2 days before

  • Please sign up for only one day---Watch for updates as we might open it up for more opportunities

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School Improvement Team

Our first School Improvement Team meeting will take place on Monday, September 19th at 4:00 in the Library. The School Improvement Team is a committee of teachers and parents who provide valuable input and planning on initiatives and programs that impact all students. E-mail Mrs. Dolezal at if you are interested in joining!


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!

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Mobile food pantry

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4-H Youth Development in Douglas-Sarpy Counties is hosting a free youth Fire Safety Day at their office on Friday, October 14 from 9 am to noon. This is a free event that any youth from 5 to 18 is welcome to attend. The local fire station will be bringing a fire engine so youth can get up close to the vehicle and hear from the firefighters themselves.

join 4-h!

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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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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.

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!


Dr. John Schwartz - Superintendent

Stacy Jolley - President

Linda Poole - Vice President

Mike Kennedy - Secretary

Mike Pate - Treasurer

Dave Anderson - Board Member

Amanda McGill Johnson - Board Member