Norton Creek Elementary

Friday Tidbits - February 5th, 2020


  • 2/8/21- School Board Meeting 7:00-9:00pm Thompson Middle School
  • 2/15/21- President's Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL
  • 2/16/21-Learning and Teaching Committee Meeting 5:30pm
  • 2/22/21- Business Services Meeting 5:30pm
  • 2/25/21- End of 2nd Trimester(elementary students)
  • 2/26/21- School Improvement Day- No Students

Click on the tab to view the Norton Creek calendar

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

Attendance For Students

Please call the school attendance line if your student will be absent/tardy/leaving early from Remote Learning 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.



AM Session-

8:00am -10:15am

PM-Session -


1st thru 5th Grades-


Our School Office is open from 7:30am until 3:30pm on school days.

Please call the school attendance line if your student will be absent 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.



1st Grade: 11:30-11:50

2nd Grade:11:05-11:25

3rd Grade: 12:20-12:40

4th Grade: 10:40-11:00

5th Grade: 11:55-12:15

If your student forgets their lunch please email the classroom teacher and drop off at the main office. Thank You!

School Picture Day Retake Day!

Our School Picture retake date is Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021. More information regarding times during the school day to come. Please feel free to reach out to the office with any questions or email

Lost And Found

If your child is missing any winter items such as a glove or a hat, please let them know to visit the Norton Creek lost and found table. It is located in the main door area near the main office.


One of my favorite images used in education to illustrate our need for equity is the split picture of three boys of varying heights watching a baseball game. In the picture on the left, the boys are all standing on the ground. The tallest boy can see the game pretty easily, but the other two can only see the fence in front of them. The picture on the right shows the tallest boy still easily watching the game and the two shorter boys standing on crates to get the same view of the action on the field.

Taking this one step further: How do we just take the fence down? How can we build a system that works for everyone - placing everyone on equal ground with each other instead of on crates? It starts with understanding ourselves and then our individual roles within our system and the impact we have on others - especially our Eagles. From there, we undergo the worthwhile work of making systemic change to create an equitable structure that engages everyone.

None of this is as easy as I make it sound. It takes years of focused effort, candor, and collaboration as a whole school community. As we have begun Black History Month this week, let's use the great examples of Frederick Douglass, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and John Lewis to make the world a better place by doing our part each day. If we all do that, we will see true, lasting change and create not only a school - but a world that works for everyone.

While the weather is turning deeper into winter, I hope you find ways to stay warm and well this weekend. We have a lot of Eagles with some pretty strong opinions on who should win the Super Bowl this weekend! I hope you all enjoy it in the comfort of your homes with your favorite people in the world!

Virtual Assembly Coming To Norton Creek on 2/8/2021

Click and view the handout below to learn about the Virtual Assembly coming to Norton Creek for all classes on 2/8/2021.

Middle School Band/Choir Electives for 5th Grade Students

Band & Choir as Middle School Electives

Any and all current 5th-grade students are welcome to sign up for Band and Choir in middle school, even if they did not do band or choir this year as a 5th-grader. Students in middle school will be allowed to play band instruments and sing at school as long as the health situation continues to improve. Band instrument selection will take place prior to the start of the 6th-grade school year for those who are new to band, as well as for any band member that would like to switch to a wind instrument next year (oboe, flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba). More information will be communicated about the band instrument selection process this spring. If you have further questions, please contact the band teacher at Thank you.

D303 Preschool Annual Registration Information

The District 303 Community Preschool Program will be conducting its annual registration lottery. Enrollment will be offered online from January 19 to February 2, 2021. Two informational meetings will be offered via Zoom for all interested community families who reside in District 303. The lottery enrollment link and informational meeting's registration link can be found on the District website on the Early Childhood page. Please note, in order to receive the Zoom links for the informational meetings, you must complete the registration form.

El Programa Comunitario de Prescolar del Distrito 303 llevará a cabo la lotería de inscripción anual. La inscripción se ofrecerá en línea entre el 19 de enero y el 2 de febrero del 2021. Se ofrecerán dos juntas informativas por Zoom para todas las familias de la comunidad que residen en el Distrito 303 que estén interesadas. En enlace a la lotería de inscripción y el enlace para registrarse a las juntas informativas se encuentran en el sitio web del distrito en la página de Infancia Temprana (Early Childhood). Tome nota que para recibir los enlaces a las juntas informativas por medio de Zoom debe completar el formulario de registro.

For More Information-Click Below

Kindergarten Information

The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the site you will find:

  • The New Student Intake Form (coming January 19, 2021)

  • The Kindergarten Step-by-Step Guide for registration

  • Health and Dental exams and immunization information

  • Contact information for all elementary schools

  • Information about Full Day and Half Day Kindergarten



Families who wish to submit a Middle School Transfer request may do so beginning February 1, 2021. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available. This means that siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.

Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.

Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance area are responsible for their own transportation.

Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.

The Middle School Transfer request window will close at 4:00pm on February 26, 2021.

If you have questions, please contact Tammy Marsan at: 331-228-2397.

haga clic aquí para descargar el formulario de solicitud de transferencia para la escuela secundaria.





CONGRATULATIONS to our winner last week, Abigail Rylek for spotting the eagle!!

Don’t forget to spot the Eagle every Friday during Eagle News! If you spot it, please make sure your student is filling out their name on the google form from their teacher here! Once a week, we will be drawing a winner and announcing them the following Friday!! A fabulous prize will be delivered!

PTO Meeting

Mark your calendars for the PTO meeting NEXT Wednesday on 2/10/2021 @ 7PM. See agenda for details!


Norton Creek’s very own Brownie Troop 1150 has joined forces with all of you CARING EAGLES to collect food for a winter food drive from NOW through February 12. Contributions will be donated to the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry to help feed their 60,000 annual guests. Specific needs are: cereal, canned tuna/chicken and canned soup. Look for the collection bin by the front doors at school. Thank you, CARING EAGLES!


Our next Eagles Eat Out will be at Panera THIS SATURDAY 2/6/2021 from 6:00 - 9:00PM. See below for the flyer!


Save the date, Monday, February 8th for our school virtual assembly about Dog Sledding. Details will be announced soon but check out the flyer below for a sneak peak!


Thanks to the help of some lovely parents, the Variety Show and Basket Raffle will have a new look this year! More details will be discussed and finalized in our PTO meeting next week.


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Message from Health Office to Families

Health Office Contact Information

If a family needs to contact the school nurse with a doctor's note to return to school or has a question, please contact us at:

Cathy Leone (RISE RN) -

Sumana Parveen (RN) -

Virginia Wicinski (RN) -

Policy Regarding if a Member of a Student's Household is symptomatic without diagnostic testing or clinical evaluation.

If an individual in a student's home is experiencing COVID like symptoms and has not received a COVID test or has not been evaluated by a health care provider then household members (any person living in the home e.g. siblings that attend any D303 school, parents) are to quarantine.

COVID-like symptoms include: Fever (100.4° F or higher), new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain from an unknown cause, new congestion/runny nose, new loss of sense of taste or smell, nausea, fatigue from unknown cause, muscle or body aches. Medical Evaluation and Testing are Strongly Recommended for ALL persons with COVID-Like Symptoms.

Students will be able to return to school when:

  • If a COVID test is completed for the family member and test results are negative, the students in the family may return to school.
  • If the symptomatic family member is evaluated by his/her doctor and an alternative diagnosis is given to the family member, the students in the family may return to school.
  • If no COVID testing or no evaluation by a healthcare provider of the symptomatic family member, the family member will need to stay home 10 calendar days from onset of symptoms and ALL children in the family will need to stay home 14 calendar days from the onset of symptoms.
  • If the symptomatic family member tests positive for COVID-19, the symptomatic family will stay home for 10 calendar days and need a release from isolation letter from the health department. All children in the family will need to stay home for 14 days and will need a release from quarantine letter from their local health department.

If a family needs a release letter from the local health department, here are the contact numbers for the health department. The department you contact will depend on where you live.

Kane County: 630 -208-3801

Dupage County :(630) 682-7400

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Help For Those Affected By Covid-19

If your family is in need of assistance with rent/mortgage or utilities please click on the form below for more information.