Norton Creek Elementary
Thursday Tidbits - August 22, 2019
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
- PTO POPSICLES IN THE PARK August 23rd from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. behind school (see information below from the PTO)
- SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT/HALF DAY August 30 (No Students in p.m) release time 11:40 a.m.
- "RESILIENCE" MOVIE September 11th 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Community Room/Gym)
PARENT/TEACHER CURRICULUM NIGHT SCHEDULES
MONDAY - AUGUST 26TH
6:30 - 7:15 P.M. Kindergarten, RISE and Mid Valley
7:15 - 8:00 P.M. First Grade
WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 28TH
6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Second Grade
7:15 - 8:00 p.m. Third Grade
WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 4TH
6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Fourth Grade
7:15 - 8:00 p.m. Fifth Grade
FROM THE PRINCIPAL...TONY WHITE
This entire first week, I have seen passion and compassion on full display. I have seen students make sure that no one eats or plays alone at lunch and recess. I have seen teachers and staff give extra TLC to our students who have a hard time in the beginning of the year leaving their family at the main entry as they walk into school. Our PTO has been front and center showing their passion and compassion for our school through their kindness shown to our staff and the fun memories they have already begun creating for our students. Families have been so kind to all of our Eagles outside at arrival and dismissal, and it is so heartwarming seeing families reconnect outside for conversations and laughs.
Last Friday, our students learned about the three most important things they can be at Norton Creek and anywhere in the world: Kind, Respectful, and Problem-Solvers. This is an easy-to-remember way that we put Passion and Compassion into action everywhere at school - from the classroom to the lunchroom and everywhere in between. Throughout the year, we will revisit these ideas with our Eagles, and I encourage you to at home as well.
It has been an awesome first week, and it will be an incredible 2019-2020 school year. Have a wonderful weekend, Norton Creek, and we'll see you at Popsicles in the Park tomorrow evening from 6:00 - 8:00 behind the school! It's such a fun way to kick off the year as one big Norton Creek family!
5TH GRADE CHOIR! Sign up by September 20th
Dear Families of 5th Grade Students!
We are thrilled to announce that this year, D303 will continue to provide a 5th Grade Choir Program for ALL Elementary Schools! This program will run in a similar fashion as the current Elementary Band and Orchestra Programs with a weekly before-school rehearsal, but will NOT conflict with current band and orchestra rehearsals.
This program will run from September through May, with our first meeting being Friday, September 20th!
Choir will be meeting on Friday mornings at NORTON CREEK from
7:25 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Parents/guardians are responsible for dropping their student at Norton Creek by 7:25 a.m. D303 Transportation will provide buses to transport students back to their home schools after rehearsal!
Performances are TBD as the year unfolds.
The goal of this program is to offer a formal choral music opportunity to our young students and to enrich their musical experience while preparing for middle and high school vocal music possibilities. We will work on ensemble practice, team building, vocal technique, vocal health, unison and part-singing, all through a rich variety of vocal music repertoire. I look forward to this adventure and hope your student will be a part of this wonderful experience!
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate emailing me!
If you would like to register your 5th grader for choir please click the link below and sign up by September 20th! More information to follow!
Thank you so much,
Mrs. Beetstra (K-5 General Music @Norton Creek, Lincoln, Anderson)
JOIN US FOR THE PTO POPSICLES IN THE PARK AUGUST 23RD FROM 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.!
POPSICLES IN THE PARK (K-5) firstname.lastname@example.org
Come out and enjoy our welcome back event on Friday, August 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m! Join us behind school for music, dancing, games and popsicles! Play kickball with Mr. White! Say "hi" to old friends and meet new ones. BYO chairs and blankets. And we still need volunteers! Can you spare 30 minutes? There are lots of opportunities; see MTK for details.
All Day Kindergarten Tuition/PushCoin:
The first All Day Kindergarten (ADK) tuition payment was due August 15th. All payments must be made through PushCoin or mailed to or dropped off at the District office at 201 South 7th Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. PushCoin directions can be found on the District website under the Parent pull down menu under Webstore/Pushcoin. Per District policy, tuition payments cannot be accepted at Norton Creek. If you would like to set up ADK monthly auto pay, please contact Wendy Sedwick at 331-228-4927. ADK tuition payments are billed in PushCoin on the first of each month and are due on the 15th of each month through April 15th.