Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - January 6, 2022


1/10/2022- School Board Meeting(Haines Center)7pm

1/17/2022- Martin Luther King Holiday-No Students In Attendance

1/18/2022- School Improvement Day- No Students In Attendance

1/26/2022- Early Release Day 2:10 dismissal time

1/27/2022- Citizen's Advisory Committee Meeting(Haines Center)6pm


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From The Principal Tony White.......

The dawn of a new year can bring on a lot of seemingly dichotomous feelings. I can be excited for what will happen while also being fearful of what will happen too. It's somewhat natural to fear the future because we fear the unknown. As adults, we recognize that we are navigating some pretty wild times in our world, but what do our kids feel? How much do they know about these times, and how much should they? How will that impact how they approach the opportunities of a new year?

I think those are enough questions to ponder for right now. I think the focus we should have as parents and adults in our Eagles' lives who care about them very much should be on: what can we control? We all have hopes, dreams, and goals for 2022, and there will be circumstances beyond our control that may alter the course. However, in focusing on the things we can control, we stand a better chance of a positive outcome.

As we coach our Eagles on their approach to 2022, let's not have them think about the things outside of their control as it leads to a mentality of being a passenger in life - things happen TO me. Let's have them realize the moments they are in the driver's seat and can actually influence these positive outcomes and results. And when they win, let's celebrate the heck out of them. Praise our Eagles for their efforts, positivity, and then the results. In praising the efforts and positivity, our Eagles will recognize that those are going to have even more of an impact in their lives than the "win." Effort and a positive attitude actually ARE the win.

Happy New Year, Norton Creek! I hope your 2022 is off to a wonderful start and that you enjoy this weekend with your favorite people! Be well!

Lost And Found

We have a collection of items that are lost!

Please have your student(s) check our lost and found collection which is located in the community room/lunchroom on the the stage for any items they may be missing. All items will be donated at the end on the school day Friday January 14th.


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.





This month’s Eagles Eat Out is sponsored by Panera! Stop by next Thursday, January 13th from open to close to help support our school! See flyer below for more information.


Come zoom with us for our first PTO meeting of the new year next Tuesday January 11th at 7PM. Due to the rise in COVID cases, we will be going back to virtual meetings until we feel it’s safe to be back in person. Here is the link to the meeting! Look out for the updated agenda on TWAC next Sunday. Help us brainstorm on how we can make this crazy time fun for the students and teachers!


We are still looking for some parent helpers to volunteer their time to get into the classroom with the kiddos and talk about a work of art followed by a fun activity. The monthly signups are now listed on Membership Toolkit! If you missed the informational meeting, please send an email to Kelly Charlson listed above.


Did your child celebrate a birthday over break? Don’t forget to have them stop by the LRC to pick up their birthday book and fun bookmark!

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