Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - August 11, 2022


8/11/22- Special Board Meeting(Haines)5:30pm

8/15/22- Learning and Teaching Meeting(Haines) 5:30pm

8/19/22- Popsicles In The Park 6:00-8:00pm

8/23/22- PTO Meeting(LRC) 5:00pm

8/29/22- Business Services Meeting(Haines) 5:30pm

8/31/22- Early Release Day-Dismissal is at 2:10pm

9/2/22- Institute Day(No Students)

9/5/22- Labor Day(No Students)


Click on the tab to view the Norton Creek calendar

From The Principal Tony White.......

We are off to the races after Day Two of the 2022-2023 school year, and I could not be more excited with where are and where we're headed. This year, Norton Creek is going to continue to focus on how we relate to and interact with one another. Our incredible reading specialist, Jen Steagall, is also an International Institute of Restorative Practices (IIRP) certified trainer, and is leading us in amazing learning that has the awesome potential to literally transform over time each interaction we have here at Norton Creek.

This quote from the IIRP founder, Ted Wachtel, sums it up perfectly: "The fundamental premise of restorative practices is that people are happier, more cooperative and productive, and more likely to make positive changes when those in authority do things WITH them rather than TO them or FOR them."

You'll hear me say (and may have heard me say a hundred times before) that "every kid deserves a great place to learn, and every adult deserves a great place to work." We owe it to our students and ourselves to make Norton Creek amazing, and if we're going to make this school the school of our dreams that everyone deserves, it's not a me's a we thing.

And that's the secret to Norton Creek's success really...and we haven't "arrived" yet. We're going to keep growing and learning. But, any success we've had so far has been due to our continued focus on going WITH one another, working together, and builidng partnerships that last well beyond an Eagle's time here at Norton Creek.

Thank you for your trust in our school and each of us that work here to serve our Eagles. It's an amazing responsbility and an even more awesome privilege. None of this is work we take lightly, but it's also work we don't do alone. It is our pleasure and honor to partner with you in service of each of our Eagles. There is nothing like the opportunity to begin again, and that fresh start and renewal is part of the magic of the first day of school. Thank you for being the best partners a school could ask for, and let's make 2022-2023 the best school year yet. TOGETHER.

School Picture Day is Coming August 24th

-All picture orders must be preordered. Please click on the link below to order your pictures. You may order picture through August 23rd. A form also will be sent home with your child the first week of school with information.
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STCE Volleyball Camp Information Below

Cub Scouts Information Click Below

Arriving Late To School

If your child is arriving after 8:00am please walk them into the school and sign them in.


Kindergarten thru 5th Grades-


Students can be dropped off at 7:45am for the school day. It you arrive before that time please keep your child with you until 7:45 as there is no supervision outside until then.

Our school office is open from 7:30am until 4:00pm on school days.

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.

Prearranged Absence

Students must apply for the privilege of using prearranged absence days through the principal’s office.

This completed form must be turned in at least (2) school days prior to the requested absence to the main office.

The building principal or designee has the authority to grant up to (5) days of excused absence per year

for the following types of absences:

 Participation in regional and/or national contests or awards

 Family vacation—qualified by the phrase “accompanied by parent”

 Special religious events

Dismissal/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 12pm please call the office directly so that we can ensure your child gets the notification of changes.

Organic Life

Please remember to add money to your child(s) Pushcoin account in order to be able to purchase a lunch or a breakfast. Breakfast and lunch will not be free this year and will incur a fee daily. Norton Creek will be open at 7:45am on school days for breakfast. Please call the office with any questions.



2nd Grade:11:00-11:20

5th Grade: 11:20-11:40

Kindergarten: 11:40-12:00

RISE Students: 11:40-12:00

1st Grade: 12:00-12:20

3rd Grade: 12:20-12:40

4th Grade: 12:40-1:00

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.



PTO News

Happy first week! We loved meeting so many of you at Meet the Teacher night. We hope to see even more of you at Popsicles in the Park on 8/19 (and we will have NEW spirit wear for sale!).

Upcoming Events:

Friday August 19 - 6p-8p -Popsicles in the Park! We need volunteers! Sign up here

Tuesday August 23 - 5:30p - Welcome Night PTO meeting in LRC

Wednesday Aug 24 - 4p-8p - Eagles Eat Out - Colonial Cafe

Big thanks to Susan Brewster, Shannon Dalhem, and Cyndie Ruhstorfer for kicking off the school year right by welcoming our new families and getting school supplies to our students!

Visit our PTO website and Facebook page to stay up to date with all things Norton Creek PTO and share pictures of your first day of school!

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