Norton Creek Elementary
Thursday Tidbits - March 11th, 2020
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
- 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
New Email For All Families To Use
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 firstname.lastname@example.org indicate students first and last name.
SCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULES
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 email@example.com indicate students first and last name.
1st Grade: 11:30-11:50
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!
Parents of Incoming 6th Graders!
The upcoming months are going to be very exciting for your 5 th grader as they begin to think
about their transition to 6 th grade. The Wredling Middle School PTO wants to give your child a
chance to purchase a special edition Wredling t-shirt on our online Spirit Wear Store. The
online store will be open beginning Friday, March 5 th thru Wednesday, April 7 th . Visit our online
store at https://stores.inksoft.com/wredling/shop/home or scan the QR code on the flyer.
Orders are expected to be completed by mid-April and will then be delivered to the school
individually packed and labeled. The front office will disseminate orders to each student or
arrange pick up for remote student orders following building/school guidelines.
If you have any questions feel free to contact the Wredling PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
D303 Special Education Parent Advisory Committee Information
The first meeting of the D303 Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (D303 SE-PAC) will meet virtually via Zoom on Tuesday March 23, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm. If you are a parent/guardian of a student entitled to special education services in D303, we are excited for this partnering opportunity. Participants will engage in small and large group discussions focused on our parent survey results. Please complete this short survey to support our planning. If you have any questions please contact Patti Palagi, Director of Instructional Interventions (email@example.com or 331-228-6457)
Summer Camp Information
FROM THE PRINCIPAL...TONY WHITE
As Spider-Man teaches us, "With great power, comes great responsibility," and this wise adage certainly applies to cell phones too. If they have them, these devices can become distracting to them at school sending and receiving texts, playing games, and all the other fun phones bring. However, even more than that, the Internet, social media, and texting apps can be rather scary places to spend time. Our Eagles can be exposed to content they are not ready for (or that someone of any age really may not be ready for), they can receive messages that are mean-spirited and sometimes be tempted to send some too.
At the ages they are at, they often seek validation from external sources as opposed to within - even in fourth and fifth grade. The Internet and social media will rarely provide those good feelings, so the risk often outweighs the reward. At the elementary level, I really have not had to handle too many misuses of technology or inappropriate behavior online. However, when adolescence begins, these issues can compound. While I try not to offer unsolicited advice, I'm going to break my rule and say to wait on delivering these devices as long as you feel you can. Cell phones are inevitable in 2021, but we don't need to be in a hurry to put them in our children's hands.
Have a wonderful weekend with your favorite people, Norton Creek! This temperature will drop a bit, but it'll still be a lot warmer than February was!
PTO'S E-NEWS THIS WEEK!
THE EAGLE HAS LANDED firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGRATULATIONS to our winner last week, Madison Krelle for spotting the eagle!!
EAGLES EAT OUT email@example.com
Don’t forget, Giordano’s is offering all the weeks of March to our Eagles Eat Out event to support Norton Creek! That’s incredible!! EVERY Wednesday and Thursday for the WHOLE MONTH of MARCH! There are 6 more opportunities to support our school! Must have the printed flyer below to credit Norton Creek.
SPRING COOKIES!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Put your chef hats on and get ready to decorate some spring cookies!! The PTO is excited to announce that the local LiL Pink Bakery is offering cookie decorating kits and personalized spring cookies to order until March 18! 20% of proceeds will come back to the Norton Creek PTO. This is a great activity to do over Spring Break! See flyer below for more details and place your orders here!
GET YOUR YEARBOOKS: DUE 4/1/2020 email@example.com
Have you ordered a yearbook for your student yet? Visit Treering to confirm if you've already ordered or to place an order for your student(s). Included again this year with the yearbook purchase is the option to create 2 free custom pages, which must be completed by 4/1/20. If you've already ordered a yearbook, you have the option through Treering to customize 2 pages to capture your students' school memories for an unforgettable year! See attached for a quick how-to flyer from Treering.
ATTENTION 5TH GRADE PARENTS:
Do you have any pictures of your 5th grader eLearning or participating in any other school event/activity (limited, we know) that you could share for the year end celebration? Please send them to Photos@szat.com if so!
Families, if you have not updated MTK in several months, the system may have made you inactive in 2021. Please double check if you are still up to date in MTK to ensure you are receiving all TWAC communication from the PTO!
AMAZONSMILE (K-5) firstname.lastname@example.orgCalling 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 smile.amazon.com. You must use the specified link for Norton Creek to receive credit. Ask all of the Amazon shoppers in your family to use AmazonSmile!
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) - email@example.com
Sumana Parveen (RN) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Wicinski (RN) - email@example.com
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