THE LION'S ROAR!
December 9, 2022
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRIDE LEADER
It appears that not all of our families received the Lion's Roar on Friday, my apologies! I am resending this issue from Friday, February 3rd, in hopes that I can reach all of our Norris community. Let's make it a great week! :)
Hello Norris Lions!
Thank you to all who came out last week for the Norris Night at the Lancers! Our students had SO much fun singing the National Anthem, and watching the hockey game with their friends and family. Our Norris community is truly so special!
This coming week is a special week celebrating Kindness! Each day will have a dress up theme to celebrate students being kind. We will start Monday with Be a Kindness Superhero- Dress like your favorite superhero! I can't wait to see all of the students showing their SUPER kind skills in their costumes!
We hope to see you ALL in the next two weeks at Parent Teacher Conferences. We strive to have 100% attendance for all families. Please call the office if you need to sign up!
Mrs. Dolezal, Principal
CONGRATULATION TO THIS WEEK'S ROAR TICKET WINNERS!
SPOTLIGHT STAFF MEMBER - FEBRUARY
Congratulations to our fabulous Pre-Primary Montessori teacher, HEATHER PREISTER, our Spotlight Staff Member for the month of February!
A parent volunteer had this to say; "Thank you for creating a welcoming space for volunteers! Students know just what to do when a visitor arrives. You make volunteers feel valued!"
If you would like to nominate a staff member, click this link to fill out a staff nomination form .
2/6/23 - SAVE Program - 3:45 - 6:45 PM
2/6 - 2/10 - Kindness Week - See flyer below
2/8/23 - Pride Singers - 7:30 AM
2/8/23 - Norris Night @ Piezon's Pizza (See flyer below)
2/9/23 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:00 - 8:00 PM
2/14/23 - Mommy & Me Storytime - 10:00 AM (Please RSVP below)
2/14/23 - Valentine Parties - 2:30 - 3:30 PM
2/14/23 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:00 - 8:00 PM
2/15/23 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2/15 - 2/17 - NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences
2/20 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day
3/17 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
4/3 - 4/7 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Click HERE for the NORRIS 2022/2023 Calendar.
Click HERE for the MPS 2022/2023 Calendar.
LOST & FOUND
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE SIGN-UP
Hello Norris Families,
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held in person here at Norris Elementary. The on-line sign-up window has closed. Please reach out to your child's teacher or call the office at 402-715-8340 to schedule your conference. Please note the following:
Conferences will be held February 9th and 14th from 4 p.m.- 8 pm. and February 15th from 8 a.m. -12 p.m.
After January 29th, you will not be able to adjust your conference time in ParentVue, you will need to contact your child's teacher or the school office to make any changes.
Be sure to write down your conference time so you know when your conference will take place or reference ParentVue to find your selected time.
If you are interested in speaking with Mr. Purcell (P.E.) and/or Mr. Reising (Music) they will be at a table in the main hallway of Norris. There are not scheduled times for speaking with them.
All of our conferences will be hosted, in person, at Norris Elementary. Teacher Conferences are a very important part of your child’s educational experience, we appreciate your commitment and engagement.
Mrs. Dolezal & Mrs. Croom
Drop Off Reminders
LUNCH MENU - FEBRUARY 2023
KINDNESS WEEK - FEB. 6TH - 10TH
World Kindness Week came into being when several humanitarian groups came together on November 13, 1997, and made a Declaration of Kindness. What started as World Kindness Day turned into World Kindness Week, where everyone is encouraged to make a similar declaration of kindness and charity. Even the smallest act of kindness can go a long way, and you should never pass up an opportunity to Be Kind! Celebrate the week with us by participating in the daily themes listed below!
MOMMY & ME STORYTIME - FEBRUARY 14TH
Please join us for story time with our littlest lions!
Who: Any Child age Birth to Preschool
Where: Norris Lounge
When: February 14th @ 10:00 AM
*Please RSVP to Ms. Haley Dickerson @ email@example.com
STUFFIE AUCTION FUNDRAISER
We are holding a stuffie auction during Parent-Teacher Conferences to raise money for new books for the library!
All stuffies and fun items will start at a $2 bid and may only be increased in increments of $1. No bids ending in cents will be accepted.
Auctions will end at 5 pm on February 15th, 2023 and you will be notified through email if you are the final winner.
**Please make sure you fill out the bidder information form by clicking on the flyer below! Payments will need to be made to Norris Elementary either by cash or check.
KINDERGARTEN & NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION - NOW OPEN!
FAMILY RESOURCE FAIR - FEB. 4TH
SWIM PROGRAM REGISTRATION - FEBRUARY 18TH
SUMMER ACTIVITIES FAIR - FEB. 23RD
ART/MUSIC REVIEW - MARCH 23RD & 28TH
SUMMER SHOW CHOIR CAMPS
Do you know a current 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader who loves to sing and move? We would love to have them join one of our Millard Show Choir Camps this summer! There are TWO to choose from!!! One at Beadle Middle and one at Millard North! These camps are open to ALL current 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders (kids who WILL be in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade next school year!) Please check out the attached flier for all information. Then you will email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your child for Beadle OR email@example.com to register your child for Millard North.
SPARK - BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Summer care registration opening soon!
BLACK HISTORY ART CONTEST - DUE MARCH 7TH
To celebrate Black History Month, we are having the 11th Annual Nebraska Black History Art contest and would like to invite you to participate. The contest is open to all Nebraska students, K-12. Winners will be judged in three categories Elementary School, Middle School and High School. Winner’s will be awarded money and prizes. Students may see their teacher for permission slips.
PARENTING COURSE - BEGINS MARCH 9TH
WATCH D.O.G.S. - 2ND SEMESTER OPENINGS AVAILABLE!
WATCH D.O.G.S VOLUNTEERS
Thank-you for volunteering at Norris!! We appreciate you!
NORRIS SPIRIT WEAR
Click HERE to order!
EARN MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL!
Did you know you can earn money for our school just by shopping at Casey's??
Download the app today!
UPCOMING PTO EVENTS
- 2/8/23 - Piezon's Fundraiser (See flyer below)
- 3/2/23 - PTO Meeting - 6:00 PM
- 3/16/23 - Urban Air Night (See flyer below)
- 4/17 - 4/23 - Book Fair
- 5/12/23 - Fun Run
Check out our PTO Website for the latest information!
PIEZON'S NIGHT - FEBRUARY 8TH
URBAN AIR NIGHT - MARCH 16TH
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)
Ms. Dennis' Preschool 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!