The Norcross Elementary Eagle

February 1, 2021

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February is Black History Month.

In 1926, Carter G. Woodson established a period to celebrate the rich history of African Americans and their significant contributions to the social, political, and economic structures of the United States and the world. First celebrated as a week to correspond with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, the period of recognition and reflection expanded in 1976 to the entire month of February. President Gerald R. Ford noted at the first national recognition of Black History Month that this is the opportunity for all Americans “…to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout history.”

Academic Challenge

The PBIS Team is so excited to announce the winners of our very 1st academic challenge. The winners have completed ALL assignments for the first 3 weeks of this semester and have been entered by their teachers to win a prize!!

"The Winners of Our 1st PBIS Academic Achievement Challenge are:

Kindergarten - Kevin Fuentes from Ms. Benikhis' Class

1st Grade - David Mendez from Ms. Walker's Class

2nd Grade - Mason Kimkong from Ms. Pulido's Class

3rd Grade - Emily Perez from Ms. Parks' Class

4th Grade - Austin Bowman from Ms. Moore's Class

5th Grade Jayrelin Ramierez from Ms. Norris' Class

Give them a round of applause!!! These students have each won a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

We will have another drawing on February 19th. In order to be eligible for the drawing, students will need to complete all assignments for the first 6 weeks of this semester by Wednesday, February 17th

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Early Release Conferences

Wednesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 18 are Early Release Conference Days. Students will be dismissed at 12:50pm.

By now your teacher should have reached out to you to schedule a conference. If you have not heard from child's teacher, please reach out to the teacher.


Below are two documents (in English and Spanish) about the upcoming Spring Book Fair.
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The GCPS Super Book Return Challenge begins Monday, Feb. 1. This promotion is essentially an encouragement to students to look for library books that were checked out last spring and never returned. Due to Covid, no fines or fees are being charged associated with these materials. GCPS has partnered with the public library so that students can return their library books to any public library branch as well as to any GCPS school.

Our goal is for your media program to recover materials that can be used by other students – we want to get books into students’ hands! Every school that participates will be entered into a drawing for a free Book Mobile visit.

¡Nos estamos preparando para un SÚPER RETO DE DEVOLUCIÓN DE LIBROS! El Super Book Return Challenge es una campaña del distrito para alentar a los estudiantes a encontrar y devolver los libros de la biblioteca que todavía están en casa como resultado del cierre de escuelas a partir de marzo de 2020.

Todas las escuelas de GCPS y las sucursales de GCPL aceptarán cualquier libro de biblioteca de cualquier escuela o biblioteca pública. ¡Las escuelas que participen serán elegibles para el sorteo de una VISITA DE BOOKMOBILE a nuestra escuela!

El desafío de devolución de superlibro se realizará del 1 al 5 de febrero de 2021.

Si a su hijo le quedan libros del año pasado, devuélvalos a la escuela lo antes posible. ¡GRACIAS!

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Norcross Branch

6025 Buford Hwy

February 2 & 16

10:00 am

Gwinnett County Public Library, in partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, will hold a drive through food pantry at the Norcross Branch on February 2 & 16 at 10:00 am.

Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, one package per family while supplies last. Each package will contain up to 20lbs of produce in addition to shelf-stable items. Distribution will be a drive through process with volunteers bringing food packages out to cars.


Norcross Branch

6025 Buford Hwy

2 y 16 de febrero

10:00 am

La Biblioteca Pública del Condado de Gwinnett, en asociación con el Banco de Alimentos de la Comunidad de Atlanta, llevará a cabo una campaña de despensa de alimentos en la sucursal de Norcross el 2 y 16 de febrero a las 10:00 am.

Los alimentos se distribuirán por orden de llegada, un paquete por familia hasta agotar existencias. Cada paquete contendrá hasta 20 libras de frutas, además de artículos estables en el estante. La distribución será un proceso de manejo con voluntarios que llevarán paquetes de alimentos a los automóviles.

STUDENT HOLIDAY: Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15

Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15
Revised School Calendar for 2020-2021

Revisions have been made to the calendar. Please review the calendar above (click on the button) and make note of the changes.

AKS at Home

The AKS at Home webpage has been updated with the dates and times of the Zoom sessions.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information | Gwinnett, Newton, Rockdale County Health Departments

Return to Learning Hub

Parents can find all of the information about returning to school during the pandemic here.


We will have 4 more days next semester in which all schools will be providing meals via bus distribution. The days/dates are as follows:

January 26th, March 2nd, March 16th, and April 20th – These dates have been designated as Digital Learning Days. Thus, we will provide meals via bus distribution. From Norcross ES, we will have five (5) buses that deliver lunches throughout our attendance zone.


Dear Norcross Elementary Parents,

We are offering book checkout to students who are learning from home. If you would like for your child to check out books, watch the video's on how to place books on hold using our media catalog. Little ones will need your help with this.

We are allowing students to check out extra books this year to keep for a longer period, so be wise on the books you select. Try to get books on or close to your reading level when possible. If you are reading chapter books, be sure to reserve at least one-chapter book.

WE do only allow students to check out only 1 of our special books, which include: GF (Graphic), POP (Popular, DRAW (Drawing), & EYE SPY books. That means they should only put 1-2 on hold and they will receive one of them, the rest of the books can be from any section.

BOOK PICK UP: Parents may pick up the student's books on TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, & FRIDAY 11AM - 2 PM in the front of the school. Just let them know you are here to pick up books for your child's name, Teacher name, & grade. Books will be checked out to students and placed in a bag at the front for pick up. All books should be placed on hold by Friday & should be available the following week on Friday. Books will be held at the front for 7 days & if not picked up, we will check them back in.

  1. How many books can a student checkout at one time?
    K & 1st = 2 books;
    2nd grade =3 books;
    3rd grade= 4 books;
    4th & 5th grade =5 books.
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    How to put books on hold:

    How to see what you have on hold or checked out:

    Review - How to put books on hold:

How to Stay Connected

Principal – Kassia Sutton (

Assistant Principal - Gr. K, 1 – Jamie Elsey (

Assistant Principal - Gr. 2, 3 – Staci Gelbaum (

Assistant Principal – Gr. 4, 5 – Contacia Cross (