Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - October 21, 2021


  • 10/21/21- Citizens Advisory Meeting @6:00pm at Haines Center
  • 10/25/21- Business Services Committee @5:30pm at Haines Center
  • 10/27/21-Early Release Day Dismissal @2:10
  • 11/5/21-End of 1st Trimester
  • 11/8/21- School Board Meeting @Haines Center 7pm
  • 11/10/21- Early Release Day- Dismissal is at 2:10pm

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Halloween Parties

We will have Halloween parties October 29. At 1:45, students will change into their costumes which they must be able to put on independently. Costumes should be put on over their clothes. Costumes should not have masks beyond their face coverings they wear to mitigate COVID-19, blood, gore, or weapons. Parties will begin at roughly 2:00 and begin to wrap up and clean up at 2:45 so students dismiss on time at 3:00.

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

Please have your students check the lost and found for items they may be missing. We have many items unclaimed like clothing, water bottles, etc. All items will be donated on

October 22, 2021 if they are not claimed by then.

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-


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

Arriving Late To School

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

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.

Early Release Wednesdays

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-

  • October 27th
  • 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.

5th Grade Choir Information

Information From The Nurse Below regarding COVID Guidelines





Thank you to everyone who helped yesterday in the OLC. Thank you to all the families who participated in our Eagles Eat Out at Riverside Pizza last night.

The PTO loved hosting an in-person meeting in the LRC last week. Thank you to those that joined us live and on Zoom. We missed you if you couldn't attend but don't worry you can check out our OCT 2021 PTO MINUTES (click here). Hope to see you for our next meeting: Nov. 9 @ 7 PM.


The book fair will take place the week of October 18th - 22nd during the school day. Order online:

Directions attached below.


Our Teacher Appreciation Committee is hosting a Taco Tuesday Teacher Appreciation for our teachers and staff on 10/26.

The volunteer list is almost full. Can you help out and donate an item to help spoil our amazing Norton Creek Staff?

Looking for people to help fill the last volunteer spots for set-up or clean up, large jar of salsa, or large bag of shredded lettuce.

Visit Norton Creek PTO website / MTK to sign up.

FALL FEST (K-5) - Oct. 29th

We need your help at Fall Fest 10/29/21!

Register and volunteer for this event here:

Contact one of our amazing Fall Fest team members with questions:

Marla Rhinerson Wanner:

Elizabeth Doren:

Chris Coughlin:

Ange Zitella:

Student Council Thanksgiving Turkey - Nov 1st - Nov 12th

Please see flyer attached

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