Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - February 18th, 2020


  • 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
  • 3/08/21- School Board Meeting 7pm
  • 3/10/21- Elementary Report Cards Available On HAC
  • 3/15/21- Learning And Teaching Meeting 5:30pm
  • 3/22/21- Policy Committee Meeting 5:00pm
  • 3/22/21- Business Services Meeting 5:30pm
  • 3/26/21- School Improvement Day- No Students
  • 3/29/21- Spring Break Starts
  • 4/05/21- Classes Resume

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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. Color Portraits will be here to do retakes and take pictures for our remote students. If you already ordered your photos prior, no worries, your order is still valid. If you have not ordered your pictures yet and your student is getting a retake please use the attached form below to do so.

Remote Students-

Remote student picture time will take place on March 3rd from 2:00-3:30. Please follow the schedule below for your student.

Last Names- A-L pictures from 2:00-2:45pm. Enter through door 12 located on the circle drive of the building.

Last Name - M-Z pictures from 2:45-3:30pm. Enter through door 12 located on the circle drive of the building.

All Remote students must complete COVID Certification prior to entering the building.

Please feel free to reach out to the office with any questions or email


Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend a virtual workshop with Kristin Souers and Pete Hall, two people I have quoted quite a bit over the years in my articles. Kristin is a mental health care provider and Pete a former teacher and principal, and together, they are the preeminent experts on trauma and creating trauma-invested schools. Trauma is not just what someone growing up in a war-torn country or who has experienced a tragedy seen on the nightly news lives with. Trauma knows no boundaries. It does not discriminate based on socio-economic status, religious beliefs, ethnic background, or the town you live in. Adverse childhood experiences such as divorce, substance misuse in the home, or living with someone with a mental illness have the potential to a.) happen to anyone and b.) create trauma. This is where Kristin and Pete come in as they have spent many years studying the effects of trauma on developing minds and developing practices to help students feel safe at school and find success in all areas.

There is a huge shift in thinking that comes with this work. Historically, kids and adults living with trauma have been stigmatized by society - at times, even judged harshly. Trauma-invested thinking calls us to adjust our thinking from: "What's wrong with this person?" to "What's happened to this person?" We don't need to even answer the question. It's just important to note that there isn't something "wrong" with this person to cause him or her to act this way. Something (or a lot of things) have happened to get us to this point - things that likely have nothing to do with us. Their behavior isn't to be taken personally. But, many times we do.

This brings us to another shift Kristin and Pete bring up: "He or she isn't giving you a hard time; they're having a hard time." No child is going to actively try to mess up your day because they want to. There is a struggle he or she has found him or herself in that they simply cannot manage at that moment.

There is a ton more information that I will share in the weeks, months, and even years ahead from Kristin Souers' and Pete Hall's awesome work (which has now become our awesome work!), but here is the great news about becoming trauma-invested: These practices, strategies, and approaches work for everyone. Trauma-invested practices are not solely reserved for people I know have been impacted by trauma. They are for everyone because they hinge on the core concept of creating a culture of safety for everyone.

The weather this weekend is supposed to warm up...and then snow...February has been quite a month for wintry weather. It may not always feel great, but it looks beautiful to have a fresh blanket of snow across our yards. If you can, head out with your Eagles and build a snowman, an igloo, or maybe even throw a snowball or two (It's okay. You're all off school grounds.). Have a wonderful weekend with your favorite people in the world, Norton Creek!

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, Noah Torio 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!


Thank you Cathy Marciniak and to all the parents and staff who contributed to the food drive! Brownie Troop 1150 was able to deliver 195 pounds of food to the food pantry! They learned all about giving back to our community and how donations like this help feed those in need.


Please help support the student council in raising money for the Hallie Strong Foundation. See the attached flyer below on how we can help! CRAZY socks day will be Friday, February 19!


Calling all shoppers! If you are shopping on Amazon, please consider using AmazonSmile. With every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% to our school when you choose Norton Creek Elementary as your charity. This includes millions of everyday items at You must use the specified link for Norton Creek to receive credit. Ask all of the Amazon shoppers in your family to use AmazonSmile!
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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.