Norris News!

A weekly update from campus...

May 6, 2016

STAAR Testing Next Week

The final STAAR Tests will be administered NEXT WEEK. Please be aware of the following guidelines:
  • NO VISITORS will be allowed on campus for any grade level the whole week of May 9-13. This may change based on student needs. We will notify you if the campus opens for visitors on Thursday, May 12th or Friday, May 13th.
  • Please have your students to school on time on these dates, as testing begins in the morning.


STAAR Dates

  • May 9th: STAAR Test - 3rd & 4th Math
  • May 10th: STAAR Test - 3rd & 4th Reading
  • May 11th: STAAR Test - 5th Science
  • May 12-13th: STAAR Make-up dates

Upcoming Events

May 9-13: NO VISITORS will be allowed on campus for any grade level this entire week. This may change based on student needs. We will notify you if the campus opens for visitors on Thursday, May 12th or Friday, May 13th.

May 9: STAAR Test - 3rd & 4th Math

May 10: STAAR Test - 3rd & 4th Reading

May 11: STAAR Test - 5th Science

May 12-13: STAAR Make-up Testing

May 20: Field Day

May 24: Kindergarten Celebration of Learning; 8:15 am

  • Master Builders Club Meeting; after school
  • Green Team Party; after school

May 24-25: PTA Labels for Education Collection

May 25: 1st Grade Celebration of Learning; 8:15 am

May 26: Parent Volunteer Breakfast; 8:00 am

  • Kids Count Players Assembly (Kindergarten-2nd grade); 8:15 am & 9:15 am
  • LAST NORRIS NOW; 2:10 pm
  • PTA Meeting & Choir Performance; 6:30 pm

May 27: No School - Bad Weather Make-up Day

May 30: Holiday - No School

May 31: 3rd Grade Celebration of Learning; 8:15 am

  • 5th Grade Bowling Field Trip; school hours

June 1: 4th Grade Celebration of Learning; 8:15 am

  • Bluebonnet Bash; school hours

June 2: 2nd Grade Celebration of Learning; 8:15 am

June 3: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

  • 5th Grade Ceremony; 8:30 am
  • Classroom parties; 1:45 pm

Last Norris Now

Mark your calendars - the last Norris Now for the year will be on THURSDAY, May 26th at 2:10 pm.


As always, all visitors must have photo ID, or have already had their license scanned this year. Thank you!

No School Days

There will be no school on the following days:
  • May 27: Bad Weather Make-up Day
  • May 30: Memorial Day Holiday


Enjoy the days off!

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Teacher Appreciation Week - THANK YOU!!

To our our amazing PTA - we are so grateful for this past week of wonderful treats, acts of service and how you made sure we felt appreciated! We do! You are creative, thoughtful and generous, and we THANK YOU! Check out the pictures below of the "Land of Oz" that was created for the Staff Luncheon today based on the theme "No Place Like Norris!"


Also, thank you to our awesome parents who helped to volunteer and/or brought in gifts and goodies this week! We are blessed to have amazing parents and families here at Norris!!

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Field Day - Friday, May 20th

Please see the letter below about the upcoming Field Day. There is also a link to the Specials website for more information.
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End of Year Celebrations

Please save the date now for the upcoming grade level End of Year Celebrations of Learning:


Kindergarten: Tuesday, May 24th; 8:15 am

1st grade: Wednesday, May 25th; 8:15 am

2nd grade: Thursday, June 2nd; 8:15 am

3rd grade: Tuesday, May 31st; 8:15 am

4th grade: Wednesday, June 1st; 8:15 am

5th grade: Friday, June 3rd; 8:30 am


All celebrations will be held in the cafeteria. Visitors must have had their license scanned at Norris already, or be prepared to show photo ID.

Yearbooks are Coming!

Yearbooks will be distributed on Tuesday, May 31st. They will be sent home with the students who have purchased them.


If your student will not be on campus on and after 5/31/16, please email Amanda Parish, at: parisha@friscoisd.org to arrange for an alternate pick up time.


Still need to order a Yearbook?

A limited quantity of yearbooks are available for purchase. Please log onto your student’s My Payments Plus account— www.mypaymentsplus.com-- on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 8am. You will see an option to purchase underneath the Cafeteria Account Payments section. The cost is titled “Norris 15-16 School Yearbook”. This window will be open from Monday, May 16, 2016 at 8:00 am until Friday, May 20, 2016 at 12:00pm. Yearbook sales through My Payments Plus are First Come, First Serve. Due to the limited number of books available, we cannot guarantee any purchases. Please log in once the sales window opens. The purchase information will automatically be removed from the website once we have sold of the remaining yearbooks. No additional books will be available once the fee has been removed. All yearbooks through My Payments Plus will be distributed on 5/31/16.

Lonestar Team

The Lonestar team represented Norris at the Super Quiz on April 30th. Way to go!! We are so proud of you! Thank you to Ms. Conn and Ms. Newell, the sponsors of the Lonestar Team, for all of your hard work!
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Fun at Norris Now

There was a lot of fun happening at Norris Now last week!! See the videos below of the teacher Lip Sync Battle...
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Lip Sync Battle 2

Lost & Found

Our Lost & Found is overflowing again with numerous items, especially jackets! If your student is missing something, please encourage them to look through the Lost & Found in the cafeteria. Parents are also welcome to come check the Lost & Found, after signing in at the front office.

PTA News

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Child Nutrition Job Fair

The Child Nutrition Department is recruiting for the 2016-2017 school year. They will be hosting a Job Fair Open House in the Child Nutrition Service Center on June 27 & 28. See the flyer below for more information...
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Heritage HS Boys Basketball Camp

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