Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - October 7th, 2020


  • 10/7/21- PreK-12 Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 10/8/21- PreK-8th Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 10/11/21- Columbus Day Holiday/No Students
  • 10/12/21- School Board Meeting 7pm@ Haines Center
  • 10/18/21- Learning and Teaching @5:30pm at Haines Center
  • 10/21/21- Citizens Advisory Meeting @6:00pm Haines Center

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Kick-A-Thon- Support Mr. White

Mr. White will be participating in the event on October 8th at the St. Charles East varsity football game. We hope to see you there cheering him on! You can still donate on the

Kick-A-Thon link below!

Every year, CUSD 303 students and community members come together to raise money for this important event. The Kick-A-Thon is a joint effort by St. Charles North and East High Schools to raise money to help fight cancer. To date, over $1M has been raised!!! If you are interested in donating, please use this link:

The Great Pumpkin Book Character Contest And Book Fair!

Dear Parents,

A pumpkin decorating contest is being sponsored by the Norton Creek PTO and Library Staff! Take a pumpkin and turn it into your favorite book character for a school-wide pumpkin parade to display to get us ready for the Norton Creek Book Fair. The book fair begins on Monday, October 18th (more info to come).

Please fill out the attached character card and book information, cut out along the black lines to make each card. Participation is voluntary.

The project is to be done entirely at home. Students choosing to participate, must provide their own pumpkin and decorating materials.

Parents are welcome to stop by Norton Creek during school hours to view pumpkins in front of the school.

Dates to Remember:

Pumpkin Drop off in front of Norton CreekWednesday, October 13th (Starting at 7:30 a.m.)

Rain Date: Thursday, October 14th

Pumpkins on Parade – All day Wednesday, October 13th

Top Winners Announced – October 15th in the morning

Pumpkin Pick up – Pick up your pumpkin to take home at the end of the day on Wednesday, October 13th. Find your child’s pumpkin on parade in front of the school.

Contest Rules

  • ABSOLUTELY NO CARVED PUMPKINS: Carved pumpkins rot, attract bugs and smell. You are welcome to use craft pumpkins.

  • Pumpkins may be decorated with markers or acrylic paint. Yarn, construction paper, feathers, pipe cleaners, etc. may also be used to decorate the pumpkin. Items can be attached using craft glue or tape.

  • Pumpkins should represent a favorite book character and should be accompanied with character cards and title cards. Pumpkins and books should be labeled with the student’s name and class. Please fill out the attached character card, cut along the black lines, and attach to your child’s pumpkin before pumpkin drop off. Although this is a family project, a majority of the work should be done by the student.

  • All contestants will receive a bookmark. Top 3 winners of the contest will win a book fair gift certificate.

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





Join us at 7pm October 12, 2021 in the LRC at Norton Creek or via ZOOM Meeting ID: 462 238 7639 Passcode: nceagles

See what's on the AGENDA

Earth Saver Club 10/20/21:

Earth savers is looking for students, parents, and staff to help plant, paint, and clean-up the OLC. See Flyer attached:

Fall Fest 10/29/21:

Fall Fest planning is in the works and we need your help running outdoor games, running stations for cider and donuts, and of course managing the bathroom facilities for this seasonal event. Do you have game supplies or ideas? Contact our chairs if you have a simple and safe game that can be played outside, a contact with local food trucks, or any ideas for this fun festival!

Marla Rhinerson Wanner:

Elizabeth Doren:

Chris Coughlin:

Andrea Zitella:


A gigantic thank you to those pictured above for running and planning Loop the Lake which earned: $3254 with sponsorships (Costco, Trader Joe's STC Baseball, Goldfish Swim School, Athletico, Hormel, Dick Pond, SCGA (St. Charles Gymnastics/DJ/Emcee Kenny Gesiakowski), Classic Cinemas, STIX Golf Supply, generous food donations (thank you Butera) and fun for all of our 377 running/walking eagles and parents. Alyson Zimmerman, Donna Minaglia, Megan Kuczora, and Jessica Klepacki your hard work made a true difference in our community's connection and caring! Thank you to Mr. White, Mrs. Rich, Mrs. Casey and all other staff members who participated or stopped by, we are so grateful for the funding of new recess equipment and health and wellness opportunities at Norton Creek.

Parents, please share with your children that all classes have earned a bonus recess as we SURPASSED our goal of 500 dry goods and canned items supporting Northern Illinois Food Bank!


2021-2022 Yearbooks are available to order! Don't miss out on this special discount offered by TreeRing. The yearbook committee is looking forward to capturing new memories of our Eagles, and has opened the opportunity to order your student's yearbook for the 2021-2022 school year! See the flyer below.

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