Norton Weekly Update

Week of October 19th - 23rd

“Let’s all strategize how the job can get done, versus informing each other why it can’t be done.” – Melissa Gonzales

Schedule for the Week

Monday - Grades due at 8:00 AM

Tuesday - Parent Conference Night

Wednesday - K-6 ELA IS Here; Campus Improvement Team Meeting @ 3:45

Thursday -

Friday -

Watch DOGS!

Monday - Tom Chambless

Tuesday - None

Wednesday - Albert Estrada

Thursday - Kevin Jones

Friday - Jason Alcorn

Reminder - Change your password!

Upcoming Dates to add to Your Outlook Calendar

Go to the Norton Calendar and click and drag these events to your own calendar.

  • October 26 - 30: Red Ribbon Week
  • October 26 - High Flying Trampoline Performance
  • October 30 - Story Book Character Day
  • November 5 - Connemara
  • November 9 - Veterans Day
  • November 16 - 3rd Grade Recycle Sale
  • November 16 - Spelling Bee Qualifying for Grades 4-6
  • November 18 - Thanksgiving Feast
  • November 20 - Allen Escadrille Pep Rally @ 8:30

Story Book Character Day

Guidelines for Story Book Character Dress Up Day

Costumes must follow school dress code guidelines and not represent, promote, or include horror, blood, guts, or weapons - nothing scary that could alarm our younger students.

Students/Teachers who decide to dress up need to bring the book that shows the character they have dressed like.

***Please make sure to discuss these expectations with students and maybe brainstorm appropriate costumes/books they could bring.


To incorporate this idea into your instructional day, depending on the ages and abilities of your students, you could let the kids read the book they brought during read to self time or you could have them write a summary of their book . You could read the book you bring to your class for read aloud time or do a language arts activity with your book. I am sure you all can come up with some very creative learning experiences for your kids to tie this special day to your language arts and/or math curriculum.

Below is a sample note to include in your classroom/grade level newsletter (the sooner this goes out, the better). Feel free to copy and paste.


Please join us in our school wide Storybook Character Dress Up Day on Friday, October 30. Some guidelines and expectations follow if your student wants to participate.

Costumes must follow school dress code guidelines and not represent, promote, or include horror, blood, guts, or weapons - nothing scary that could alarm our younger students.

Students who decide to dress up need to bring the book that shows the character they have dressed like. (Students will use the books they bring in classroom activities.)

Intrusion Alarms will be activated beginning November 2nd

Beginning November 2nd, intrusion alarms will be activated. You prox card will allow you access to the campus from 6:00 am - 9:00 pm on weekdays. On weekends, the building may be accessed from 7:30 am - 7:00 pm. If you leave the building after 9:00 on weekdays or 7:00 on weekends, you will set off the alarm. Please start planning for these changes. Thanks!

Staff Spotlight - Tracy Savitch

Staff Spotlight

Where did you grow up? Kansas City, MO

Describe your family. I have a younger brother who is a pilot for American Eagle. My mom was the oldest of 8 children, my dad was the oldest of 6. I have LOTS and LOTS of cousins!

What university did you attend? University of North Texas

What are your favorite activities? Reading, shopping and going to live concerts

If you had $1000 to spend on anything, what would you spend it on? A weekend getaway for my husband and I! We sooooooo need it!

What is your favorite reality TV show? I LOVE Fixer Upper! I want to be Joanna Gaines and also be married to Chip! J

If you were not a teacher, what would you be? A personal shopper!

Happy birthday this week to Kristi Tye!