New Norway School

March 2023

Creating a Culture of Excellence!!

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From the Admin Desk

As we move into the season of new beginnings and hopefully spring, students are in the swing of their semester 2 courses. Thank you to our school community for your continued support in helping make New Norway School a great place for all.

Parent Teacher Night is fast approaching, happening from 3:30 to 8:00 PM on Thursday March 23rd, and in-person! Please note that all teachers except Mr. Searle will be available for some amount of time on March 23rd. Kindergarten to Grade 5 will have Student-Led Conferences, where students showcase their learning to their families; Grade 6 to 12 interviews will be a more traditional, one-on-one with teachers. Choose the applicable form in the site to book your appointments. Mr. Searle will have his Parent Teacher night on Tuesday April 4th from 3:30-8:00.

New Norway School is starting the planning process for the 2023/2024 school year. Our priorities in planning will be: quality numeracy and literacy instruction at the elementary level (with the intent of providing single-graded instruction at each level); offering single-graded core course instruction with a variety of supplementary courses at the junior high level : offering essential courses for graduation offered as teacher taught courses with a variety of supplementary courses aimed at preparation for post secondary pursuits and workplace transitions.

March 13th to 17th is substitute teacher week! We would like to express our appreciation for all of the wonderful substitute teachers and support staff who fill-in at our school (sometimes on short notice) to help keep everything running smoothly and provide a great educational experience for our students.

Spring Break is coming up at the end of March from the 25th to April 2nd.

Please join us for the next School Council meeting on Wednesday, April 19th.

Save the Date

Spring Concert April 27th -2:05 pm in the New Norway School Gym

Upcoming Attendance Boundary Meetings Have Been Postponed

Important to know

As per BRSD Admin Procedure - Field trips- If you are hoping/planning to help supervise a school field trip(s) this year at NNS, be sure to submit prior your a) Criminal Record Check (with the vulnerable Sector) to the school. We will also have you sign a few BRSD forms (form 270-2 and Form 270-3)These forms will be sent in for approval to BRSD to be an Agent of the board.

This is quite a bit more of a detailed process than in years past, and we want you to get ahead of the process if you wish to supervise on a field trip throughout the 2022/23 school year.

Thanks in advance for supporting the students and staff at New Norway School, and thank you for all you do for our Spartans!

Pink Shirt Day

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Kindness is Giving Hope to Those Who Feel Alone in This World

Kindness is Free. Sprinkle it Everywhere!

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Spartan Science

Making Silver and Gold Pennies

Making Silver and Gold Pennies

Student Led Projects!

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Three murals made by two of our grade 12's has been added to our walls! Be sure to check them out when you are visiting!
The stairwells leading to our High School and Elementary classes are now lined with amazing artwork!

Student Verification forms

Thank you to our families who have already completed your child's student verification form on the Powerschool portal. If you have yet to complete these forms, we would kindly ask that you complete them ASAP. If you are needing assistance completing them please contact Mrs. Brown at the school.

Hello BRSD families!

Students from across the world want to join us in Battle River School Division. Are you able to help welcome them?

We are seeking caring families to host students in their home during the 2023-2024 school year. International Student placements can range from one month to the full school year in duration, so you can choose an option that works for your family.

Right now, we have students who will be joining us from Germany, Belgium, Spain and other European countries, as well as from Asia and South America. Hosting an International Student can change their life for the better and will give your family the chance to learn more about other cultures and countries as well. Lifelong connections and friendships can be made.

There is a $700 per month stipend provided to help offset costs.

To find out more about the International Student Homestay Program, please contact Gail Rombough by email at or by phone at 780-781-0615.

Thank you for considering this opportunity!

Message from BRACE

We would like to thank the BRACE shared students for working so hard to stay on track at the start of the semester. Accessing your courses daily, as well as checking emails is important to help stay on track! Please note that we are able to see your log in information in Moodle and how long you are working online each day - weekly reports are available for students and parents. Please email your teacher if you are interested in receiving this and you aren't already doing so.

Remember that your teachers at BRACE are available by phone, email and google meet. It is important you check in with your teacher(s) on a regular basis so that you can have the most success possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to reach out to Mrs. Swanson at 780 672-2205 or

Upcoming Events

March 14- Parent Council Meeting

March 20th- Collaboration Day- No School for Students

March 21st-24th- Book Fair

March 23rd- Parent Teacher Interviews.

March 24th- High School Add/Drop deadline

March 27-31- Spring Break.

Kindergarten Registration for 2023-2024 is now open

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is looking for donations for both breakfast and the snack bin. Granola Bars, Fruit cups etc are fantastic additions to what we can offer. We would like to thank you for your continued support!

Parent Council meeting

Come join us March 14, 2023 at 7pm at the school our join us virtually (the link is on our New Norway School Calendar.) All are welcome!
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Did you know you can Subscribe to our school calendar.

1. Go to our New Norway School link found here:

4.At the top of the calendar you can choose how you would like to link events to your phone.