THE LION'S ROAR!
December 9, 2022
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRIDE LEADER
Hello Norris Lions!
We had the best week! Thursday was a wonderful day, ending with an assembly that celebrated all of our accomplishments so far this year! As you will read below, the students earned some amazing rewards for their hard work and growth on our Reading and Math tests. Also, we had ROAR ticket winners earn some awesome shirts donated from Millard South and TWO Kindle Fires donated from a local business. What a fun way to celebrate the half way mark in the year!
With just two more school days in 2022, we thank you for your partnership in your child's learning and wish you a happy holiday season!
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Dolezal, Principal
IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE!!
Our INCREDIBLE LIONS were challenged to improve their MAP Test scores by 4,000 points as a school total. Not only did they meet the challenge, they EXCEEDED it with an increase of 5,500 POINTS!!! This is something to celebrate, both at school and at home!
At school, on Monday, December 19th, we will be having an ALL SCHOOL Pajama Day/Movie Day/Stuffed Animal Day/Blanket Day/Popcorn Day/Candy Day!!!! YES, you read that right!! All these things happening in ONE GLORIOUS DAY!! Students may wear their PJ's and bring a stuffed animal and/or blanket from home. The movie, popcorn & candy will be provided! Thank you to PTO for their partnership with our celebration!
CONGRATULATIONS LIONS on this tremendous accomplishment!!
CONGRATULATION TO THIS WEEK'S ROAR TICKET WINNERS!
Assembly ROAR Ticket Winners!
PK- Ryan B.
Kindle Fire Winner! Congratulations Cindy!
Kindle Fire Winner! Congratulations Bryant!
12/21/22 - 1/4/23 - NO SCHOOL (Winter Break)
1/1/23 - 1/31/23 - Hy-Vee Red Bag Program (See flyer below)
1/5/23 - WELCOME BACK! (Second Semester Begins) - Happy George Norris Day!
1/5/23 - PTO Meeting - 6:00 PM (NO child care provided, but children are welcome!)
1/5/22 & 1/6/22 - Health Screenings (See info in Health Room News)
1/12/23 - MSHS Jam the Gym Night - 6:00 PM
1/16/23 - No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
1/28/23 - Norris Night with the Lancers - 6:05 PM (See flyer below)
Click HERE for the NORRIS 2022/2023 Calendar.
Click HERE for the MPS 2022/2023 Calendar.
'VIRTUAL' LOST & FOUND!!
Check out our NEW Virtual Lost & Found! Click on the link below to search for missing items. Slides will be updated every Friday.
LUNCH MENU - DECEMBER
Parking on Weir Street
Parents, please be aware of where you are parking on Weir Street. Your car may not block any driveways or intersections, including during Dismissal Pick Up. Thank you!
WELCOME OUR NEW THERAPY DOG - TUCKER!
YEARBOOK ORDERS - DUE DECEMBER 20TH
We are ready to take orders for the 2022-2023 Norris Yearbook! Please click the link on the flyer or scan the QR Code to order! Orders are due prior to Winter Break, December 20th!
BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB
READ OVER THE WINTER BREAK!
Turn your sheet into Mrs. Harris when you return from break on January 5th!
HEALTH SCREENINGS - JANUARY 5TH
Hello from the Health Room!
In accordance with Nebraska State Statute, #173 NAC 7, Millard Public Schools are required to provide a health screening that includes a dental, vision, and hearing screening as well as weight and height. We had a few school years where we paused on this due to COVID, but we are back to doing them this year! The health room will be doing a full screening on students in Pre-K through 4th grade on January 5th. Kindergartners will only be screened for the items missing on their Kindergarten Physicals. You do have the option to opt your child(ren) out of the screening process. The health room will be able to take a written or verbal decision; however, there is a form that needs to be filled out and signed by a physician before February 13th, 2023. Contact the Norris health office at (402) 715-8341, or email the Norris school nurse, Lisa Semanko at email@example.com with questions.
10 WAYS TO MINIMIZE SCREEN TIME
According to the CDC, kids ages 8-18 years spend an average of 7.5 hours in front of a screen every day. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by that number, and if you feel that way, you’re not alone. But believe it or not, lowering that number is easier than you think.
CLICK HERE to see how you can reduce your child's screen time.
WINTER BREAK FUN!
Another fun Winter Break Challenge from our PBIS Team! Turn into the school office for a prize!
LEVY OVERRIDE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS
CLICK HERE for more information regarding the levy override vote for Millard residents on March 14th, 2023.
Residents are also invited to attend any of the in-person informational meetings.
- 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
UPCOMING INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS FOR CORE PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES IN MILLARD
Click HERE to order!
WATCH D.O.G.S. - 2ND SEMESTER OPENINGS AVAILABLE!
UPCOMING PTO EVENTS
- 1/1/23 - 1/31/23 - Hy-Vee Red Bag Program (See Flyer)
- 1/5/23 - PTO Meeting
- 1/28/23 - Lancer Hockey Night - 7:00 PM
- 3rd - 5th graders will be singing the National Anthem!
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."
PTO Meeting - January 5th
Everyone is welcome to attend our PTO Meetings. No child care provided, but children are welcome. It's a GREAT way to get involved!
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
2022/2023 PTO Board
Vice President: Vanessa Huxhold
Secretary: Heather Doyle
Treasurer: Tim Malm
Volunteer Coordinator: Anna Pectol
PTO Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN OUR TEAM!
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)
Mrs. Gutsgell's Pre-school 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!