THE LION'S ROAR!
December 9, 2022
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRIDE LEADER
Hello Norris Lions!
We hope to see many of our Norris families at the Lancer's game this Saturday, January 28th! Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are invited to join in singing the National Anthem. Singers receive a free ticket, all other friends and family may purchase a ticket, with a portion of the proceeds coming back to the Norris PTO.
Our PTO funds help support many of our fun upcoming events, including supporting the classroom Valentine's Day parties, and meals for teachers during the week of Parent Teacher Conferences. If you are interested in volunteering or donating to your child's Valentine's Day party, please contact the classroom teacher.
If you have not signed up for your Parent Teacher Conference, do so as soon as possible! Sign ups in Synergy will close on Sunday. Beginning on Monday, parents will need to call the office to schedule their conference. Our goal is always 100% attendance for all families to attend conferences, so be sure to sign up!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs. Dolezal, Principal
CONGRATULATION TO THIS WEEK'S ROAR TICKET WINNERS!
1/28/23 - Norris Night with the Lancers - 6:05 PM (See flyer below to order tickets)
1/30/23 - YES Day!
2/1/23 - Pride Singers - 7:30 AM
1/1/23 - 1/31/23 - Hy-Vee Red Bag Program (See flyer below)
2/2/23 - PTO Meeting - 6:00 PM
2/6/23 - SAVE Program - 3:45 - 6:45 PM
2/6 - 2/10 - Kindness Week - See flyer below
2/8/23 - Norris Night @ Piezon's Pizza (See flyer below)
2/9/23 - Mommy & Me Story Time - 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
2/9 & 2/14 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:00 - 8:00 PM
2/14/23 - Valentine Parties - 2:30 - 3:30 PM
2/15 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2/15 - 2/20 - NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences & Presidents Day
3/17 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
4/3 - 4/7 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Click HERE for the NORRIS 2022/2023 Calendar.
Click HERE for the MPS 2022/2023 Calendar.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE SIGN-UP
Hello Norris Families,
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held in person here at Norris Elementary. To sign-up for a conference time, we will be using Synergy ParentVue. The directions below explain how to sign up for a conference. If you have set up a conference with your student’s teacher due to special circumstances, you do not need to complete this process as you are already assigned a conference time. Please note the following:
Conference sign-up will take place January 22nd thru the 29th. Please note, conferences will be held February 9th and 14th from 4 p.m.- 8 pm. and February 15th from 8 a.m. -12 p.m.
After January 29th, you will not be able to adjust your conference time in ParentVue.
You can access ParentVue through the website or through the ParentVue app.
If you need to change your conference time after January 29th, please contact the office or classroom teacher..
Be sure to write down your conference time so you know when your conference will take place or reference ParentVue to find your selected time.
If you do not have access to a reliable internet connection or device, you can call the office to schedule your conference.
If you are interested in speaking with Mr. Purcell (P.E.) and/or Mr. Reising (Music) they will be at a table in the main hallway of Norris. There are not scheduled times for speaking with them.
All of our conferences will be hosted, in person, at Norris Elementary. Teacher Conferences are a very important part of your child’s educational experience, we appreciate your commitment and engagement.
Mrs. Dolezal & Mrs. Croom
Drop Off Reminders
- Pull forward as far as possible in the drop off lane in the morning
- Do not park in the drive through lane
- Please stay in your vehicle, and park in a designated area if necessary
- Drive safely and carefully!
'VIRTUAL' LOST & FOUND!!
LUNCH MENU - JANUARY 2023
**Please note, the menu has been adjusted to include 4 daily choices.
LUNCH MENU - FEBRUARY 2023
KINDNESS WEEK - FEB. 6TH - 10TH
Did You Know?
Millard Public Schools is seeking voter approval to continue the levy override authority the district has had since 2018. The levy override has ensured stability in Millard. By law, it must be renewed every five years. Without this funding, reductions in people and programs will likely be necessary across the district. Ballots will be sent to all Millard voters in mid-February and must be returned by March 14th.
LEVY OVERRIDE INFORMATION
Special Election For Continuation of Levy Override
The Millard Board of Education is asking our community to continue the levy override authority the district has had since 2018. The levy override has provided financial stability to support the important work of Millard's teachers and staff. State law requires levy overrides to be reauthorized by voters after five years. Millard residents will vote on the continuation of this authority in a special mail-in election on March 14th. More information about the levy override is available on the district website at https://www.mpsomaha.org/millards-levy-override Additionally, the district will host four public information sessions about the levy override. Superintendent Dr. John Schwartz and Chief Financial Officer Chad Meisgeier will give a presentation and be available for questions. The information sessions will be as follows:
- Monday, January 16th, 6 p.m. at the Don Stroh Administration Center, 5606 South 147th Street, Omaha, NE 68137
- Tuesday, January 24th, 6 p.m. at Millard North High School, 1010 South 144th Street, Omaha, NE 68154
- Tuesday, January 31st, 6 p.m. at Millard South High School, 14905 Q Street, Omaha, NE 68137
- Thursday, February 2nd, 6 p.m. at Millard West High School, 5710 South 176th Avenue, Omaha, NE 68135
2023 FUTURE CHEF'S CHALLENGE
We’re thrilled to re-introduce the launch of the Elementary School Culinary Competition in
This event is to help get students engaged and excited about cooking, while educating students in HEALTHY EATING HABITS. Too often we hear about kids not making the right choices in terms of their eating habits. Plus, eating healthy should be fun! That’s why we want kids to submit recipes WITH THEIR FAVORITE FRUIT OR VEGETABLE SIDE DISH.
Judging will be based on the following criteria:
- Kid Friendly
- Ease of Preparation
- Healthy Attributes
- Plate Presentation
- Student Chef Presentation to Judges
Please see the attached flyer regarding the 2023 Future Chefs Challenge that we will be hosting on March 9th. This event is open to all 4th and 5th graders. We are so excited this event is back, and can't wait to see the creativity come in from across the district in submissions. The deadline to submit a recipe form is January 31st. Recipes will be reviewed and one winner from each school will be chosen to compete at the Culinary Cook-Off on March 9th. Click on the flyer below or scan the QR code to complete a recipe form. Paper forms are also available in the school office, if needed.
KINDERGARTEN & NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
MILLARD ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL - JAN. 30TH
FAMILY RESOURCE FAIR - FEB. 4TH
SUMMER ACTIVITIES FAIR - FEB. 23RD
SUMMER SHOW CHOIR CAMPS
Do you know a current 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader who loves to sing and move? We would love to have them join one of our Millard Show Choir Camps this summer! There are TWO to choose from!!! One at Beadle Middle and one at Millard North! These camps are open to ALL current 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders (kids who WILL be in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade next school year!) Please check out the attached flier for all information. Then you will email email@example.com to register your child for Beadle OR firstname.lastname@example.org to register your child for Millard North.
NORRIS SPIRIT WEAR
Click HERE to order!
WATCH D.O.G.S. - 2ND SEMESTER OPENINGS AVAILABLE!
WATCH D.O.G.S VOLUNTEERS
Thank-you for volunteering at Norris!! We appreciate you!
UPCOMING PTO EVENTS
- 1/1/23 - 1/31/23 - Hy-Vee Red Bag Program (See Flyer)
- 1/28/23 - Lancer Hockey Night - 7:00 PM
- 3rd - 5th graders will be singing the National Anthem!
- 2/2/23 - PTO Meeting - 6:00 PM
- 2/8/23 - Piezon's Fundraiser (See flyer below)
- 3/16/23 - Urban Air Night - Details coming soon
- 4/17 - 4/23 - Book Fair
- 5/12/23 - Fun Run
Check out our PTO Website for the latest information!
Hy-Vee Red Bag Program
January 1-31st at the Stony Brook Hy-Vee.
"Have you heard the news? Norris Elementary PTO has been selected as the beneficiary of the HyVee Reusable Bag Program that supports local non-profits! Each time a $2.50 red "My Heart" Reusable Bag is purchased at the Hy-Vee at 144th & Stony Brook during the month of January we will receive a $1 donation."
NORRIS Night with the Lancers
Lancer's game January 28th. 3rd-5th graders are invited to sing the National Anthem on the ice. Singers can get a free ticket, family, friends, and other students will need to purchase a ticket. Part of the ticket price will go to Norris. Here is the link to purchase Lancer's tickets: https://fevo.me/norriselem22
PTO MEETING - FEBRUARY 2ND
PIEZON'S NIGHT - FEBRUARY 8TH
2022/2023 PTO Board
Vice President: Vanessa Huxhold
Secretary: Heather Doyle
Treasurer: Tim Malm
Volunteer Coordinator: Anna Pectol
PTO Email: email@example.com
JOIN OUR TEAM!
Paraprofessional Opening @ Norris
Norris is looking for a Math and Literacy Intervention Paraprofessional! Click on the picture below to apply!
Looking for a New Opportunity?
Looking for a new opportunity? We would love for you to consider a job with Millard Public Schools! No one knows us better than you. You are our community, and we want our families to be a part of our schools. You get what we are all about better than anyone else.
We are also a good fit for moms and dads with busy lives looking for schedules and opportunities that fit around families. The work is meaningful - and it doesn’t happen on nights and weekends.
We have para positions in our classrooms, food service and maintenance positions and a host of other opportunities. See everything currently available here:
Open Positions for Millard Public Schools
We invite you to be the next great reason we are #Proud2MPS!
Kristin Dolezal, Principal
Melissa Croom, Admin. Intern
Julie Grothe, Admin. Assistant
Click HERE for the Norris Staff Directory.
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 7:45 am - 4:15 pm
Fax #: 402-715-6119
Location: 12424 Weir Street, Omaha, NE, USA
Wednesdays - 8:30 AM - 2:15 PM (Early out EVERY Wednesday)
Ms. Dennis' Preschool Class:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 8:40 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesdays - 8:40 AM - 2:00 PM (Early out EVERY Wednesday)
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!