Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - April 15th, 2020


  • 4/19/21-Learning and Teaching Meeting@5:30pm
  • 4/21/21-DPTO Meeting@9:30am
  • 4/26/21-Policy Committee Meeting@5pm
  • 4/26/21-Business Services Meeting@5:30pm
  • 5/10/21- School Board Meeting@7pm

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AM Session-

8:00am -10:15am

PM-Session -


1st thru 5th Grades-


Our School Office is open from 7:30am until 3:30pm on school days.

Please call the school attendance line if your student will be absent 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.

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.

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



1st Grade: 11:30-11:50

2nd Grade:11:05-11:25

3rd Grade: 12:20-12:40

4th Grade: 10:40-11:00

5th Grade: 11:55-12:15

If your student forgets their lunch please email the classroom teacher and drop off at the main office. Thank You!

Help Norton Creek Help The Salvation Army- Click on the link below for information

Please click on the link below for upcoming registration information for your students for the 2021/2022 school year.

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Summer Camp Information

Band Information!

Attention 4th-Graders! The band program is back in action!

We are so excited to offer all of our wonderful wind instruments to in-coming 5th-grade students for the 2021-2022 school year. Mrs. Lydigsen will be popping into classrooms in May to show students the instruments and answer questions. Students can choose from oboe, flute, clarinet, alto sax, French horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba or percussion. To learn about the instruments, see videos of instruments in action, and learn about D303's band program, please click this link:

If you have any questions, there will be a Parent Info Zoom on May 13 at 6PM. Mrs. Lydigsen is always happy to field questions at as well.

Thank you!

Click on the link below for information about joining orchestra!

Information about the COVID Vaccine!


Deborah Pauling had been at Norton Creek since we first opened in 2003, and Madonna Strom had served in our main office for nearly ten years, so when they both retired on the same day in 2020, I knew I needed to find two amazing individuals to pick up where they left off. As we celebrate Administrative Professionals' Day next Wednesday, I wanted to take a moment to recognize the two amazing individuals working in our office - Theresa Mastrangeli and Dena Pacione.

Theresa and Dena epitomize my vision for our office: "Attention to people. Attention to detail." Those of you who have known me for even five minutes have likely recognized that it would take an awful lot to keep me organized. Theresa bears the burden of being my administrative assistant, but truly both of them keep me on track daily. I cannot thank them enough for the immediate impact they have had not only on me but on our entire school. Theresa and Dena are often the first faces you see and voices you here, and I could not think of two finer people to put in that position. They'll answer any questions you have, provide assistance on anything and everything you need, and do it all with a smile. Norton Creek is blessed to have you, ladies! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do (and putting up with my shenanigans)!

I also want to highlight a portion of this week's E-News inviting you to send in letters (via E-Mail or dropped off at our main office) to provide me with any information you feel I should know to provide your child with the optimal learning environment for his or her next school year. Please, do not request teachers, as I am not able to honor them. I have the utmost confidence in each of our teachers to provide incredible learning experiences for our Eagles.

Have a wonderful spring weekend, Norton Creek, with your favorite people!





Thank you to Jennifer Solare for running our Butter Braids fundraiser again this year! A form was sent home with your students prior to spring break, but if it was misplaced, please see below for the form to print out! This year also has an online order link. Check it out here. (The link should work now!) Orders are due April 23rd with local pickup scheduled for May 7th.


Our Eagles Eat out event this month is with Panda Express! Stop by Panda Express in St Charles Thursday, April 29th to help support our school! See the flyer below for details.


Our first ever Virtual Variety Show will be Friday, April 30th!

Our first ever Virtual Basket Raffle is scheduled for Friday, May 7th!

More details to come, so please be on the lookout!


BIG NEWS!!! D303 approved an outdoor celebration! Now we need your pictures of your child K-5 to put together a photo montage. Please gather and send to This is due May 1st! Thank you to Tanya Szatkowski, Jen Solare and Natalie Gjokaj, our party planners, who are collecting ideas as we clap out, celebrate, and say goodbye to our 5th graders!

PTO Meeting

Did you miss the PTO meeting last week? No worries, the minutes are here! Our FINAL PTO meeting of the year will be May 12th at 7PM via Zoom! The link will be shared the week before the meeting to join.


Would you like to run a committee next year? Or possibly shadow a position to take over for the following year? We will have several openings come fall, so please stay on the lookout for more information regarding what is open! A link with job descriptions will be available over the next few weeks on MTK. Contact Maggie McPike Carlson, PTO President, or Kaisa Davis, Vice President with any questions.


Calling all shoppers! If you are shopping on Amazon, please consider using AmazonSmile. With every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% to our school when you choose Norton Creek Elementary as your charity. This includes millions of everyday items at You must use the specified link for Norton Creek to receive credit. Ask all of the Amazon shoppers in your family to use AmazonSmile!
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Help For Those Affected By Covid-19

If your family is in need of assistance with rent/mortgage or utilities please click on the form below for more information.