Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - December 2nd, 2021


12/6/2021-Special School Board Meeting at 6pm(Haines Center)

12/13/2021- School Board Meeting at 7pm(Haines Center)

12/16/2021- Business Services Meeting at 5:30(Haines Center)

12/20/2021- Winter Break Begins

1/4/2022- School Resumes


Click on the tab to view the Norton Creek calendar


Ted Lasso tells us to "Be a goldfish" because they're the happiest animals on Earth with memories that only last ten seconds. While I can appreciate the sentiment of moving on from mistakes, setbacks, and hurts, I would respectfully encourage each of us to "Be a dog" instead. Last Saturday, our beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bella, passed away peacefully and suddenly at our home. The loss has been devastating, but the lessons she taught us in the 12 years, eight months, and 21 days of her beautiful life have made me a better person. I would like to take a moment to share some of them with you that we can share with our Eagles.

Give Everyone a Warm Greeting that Shows Them How Much You Care: Bella greeted EVERYONE at our front door, and didn't let them past the threshold without giving her a proper greeting as well. You never know what kind of day someone is having, and taking the time to show love and give attention can really go a long way in brightening up someone's day.

Make Everyone Happy Just Being Yourself: Bella wasn't one of those dogs who went viral for calling 911 saving someone's life in the process. But, she saved our lives just being her sweet, silly, beautiful, loving self. Whether it was a snuggle, nuzzle, hug, kiss, gaze, walking alongside you, or playing with you, these small acts she performed so naturally throughout everyday certainly made our lives better and after a rough day here and there, felt like she saved them. Just being who you are in all of that beautiful simplicity is all that's needed. The old adage that most of us life is just about showing up could not be more evident here. Whether she was the focal point of the picture or not, she is in more of our pictures than not. Find ways to get yourself in more photographs, my friends.

Never Pass Up an Opportunity to Enjoy Your People...and a Good Meal: You'll never regret quality time with your favorite matter what you have on your to-do list. Whatever happens to be on that to-do list, make sure this one's on top.

Take these lessons to heart, Norton Creek. In 2021, life feels complicated and moves really quickly, but it doesn't have to be - not if we take the dog's path. Have a wonderful weekend making memories with your favorite people (two-legged, four-legged, winged, finned, scaly, furry, or feathered!)!

Jim Wheeler "TOYS FOR KIDS"

Donations of items accepted until December 7th. The Jim Wheeler "Toys For Kids" has been collecting toys since 1983 for Tri-City Kids. Please consider making a donation by purchasing age-appropriate toys and delivering them unwrapped to school. There is a box outside the main office where donations can be placed. Some idea of items needed are: Pokemon, Hot Wheels, Crafts/Paint Sets, Lego Sets, Star Wars, LOL Dolls, Disney, Gift Cards, any other toy item.

For further information please call the Toy Hotline-630-715-8316.


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.

Arriving Late To School

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

Wednesday Early Release Dates

Our next early release day will be on January 26th. Dismissal is at 2:10pm.

The following dates below are early release Wednesdays. Please plan accordingly for your children.

Students will be released at 2:10pm on the followings dates this year-

  • January 26th
  • February 23
  • March 23
  • April 27

Outdoor Recess

Please ensure your students come to school dressed for the cold weather. The back of the Norton Creek building can be cold and windy most days. Please ensure they have a coat, hat, gloves, snowpants, and boots(when snow is on the ground).

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 2pm please call the office directly so that we can ensure your child gets the notification of changes.



5th Grade: 10:50-11:10

2nd Grade:11:15-11:35

Kindergarten: 11:40-12:00

1st Grade: 12:05-12:25

3rd Grade: 12:30-12:50

4th Grade: 12:55-1:15

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.




Cookie Sales have begun:

LiL Pink Bakery has some adorable treats for purchase, 20% of sales come back to Norton Creek! Order by 12/10, personalized elves and sugar cookie kits to decorate!

Chess Club sign-up has commenced!

We are excited to be partnering with Chess Scholars to offer Norton Creek’s first ever Chess Club. It will be held Wednesdays 3-4PM in the LRC starting 1/5. An email with the sign-up details will be sent 5PM Friday 12/3! Join in the fun and thank you to our persistent Corinne Robbins-Jones for planning and coordinating!

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