Norton Creek Elementary
Thursday Tidbits - September 9, 2020
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
- 9/13/21-School Board Meeting@7pm(Haines Center)
- 9/20/21- Learning And Teaching Committee Meeting @5:30(Haines Center)
- 9/23/21-Citizens Advisory Meeting@6pm(Haines Center)
- 9/27/21- Business Services Meeting@5:30(Haines Center)
- 9/29/21- Early Release Day(dismissal at 2:10pm)
FROM THE PRINCIPAL...TONY WHITE
So it goes for parenting. Often, I'll hear parents (not only at school but friends of mine, family, etc.) tell me, "I'm never going to let my child struggle." I think this is a highly noble statement; however, when our children inevitably struggle (as all living things do), if this is our goal, we'll feel like failures as parents. From there, we could intensify our efforts and try to outright eliminate any challenge or uncomfortable feeling for our child so he or she does not struggle.
Instead, to my friends and family who have this noble goal, I propose a new one: "My child will have the resilience to take on any challenge that comes up." Our Eagles must know that hard times come to everyone, and that they have what it takes to overcome it. They have it within themselves and they have a strong support network that believes in them in their families, friends, and community. Our Eagles are strong. They were born strong and made stronger by the lessons you've taught them, the faith you have in them, and the love you show them everyday.
Have a wonderful weekend, Norton Creek, with your favorite people in the world! Also, my apologies for any Signup Genius issues. I'm brand new to it and making tweaks as the day goes on so it works as well as it should for all of you.
SCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULES
Kindergarten thru 5th Grades-
Our school office is open from 7:30am until 4:00pm on school days.
Attendance For Students
Please call the school attendance line if your student will be absent/tardy/leaving early from school 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
firstname.lastname@example.org indicate students first and last name.
When picking up your child early from school please come to the main office with your picture ID. Students will only be released to individuals that are listed under the contact information on the students account.
Early Release Wednesdays
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-
- September 29th
- October 27th
- December 1st
- January 26th
- February 23
- March 23
- April 27
Dismissal Changes/Bus Changes
Prearranged Absence Form
Picture Retake Day
5th Grade: 10:50-11:10
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.
Lunch Ordering Information
If your child orders a lunch it comes with a milk choice only. If your child orders breakfast in the morning it will be sent home that day for them to eat at home the next morning. Breakfast does not occur at school. Please call the office at 331-228-2700 with any questions.
Information From The Nurse Below regarding COVID Guidelines
PTO'S E-NEWS THIS WEEK!
Mark your calendar for our 1st PTO mtg. Tuesday, September 14th@7PM on ZOOM
Meeting ID: 462 238 7639 Passcode: nceagles
Link can also be found on TWAC, calendar via PTO website, and our FB page. Look forward to seeing you next week!
LOOP THE LAKE
Loop the Lake on Friday, October 1st from 4:45-6:30PM. Check-in starts at 4:45 and people can start laps at 5PM. Strollers are welcome, but no other scooters or bikes (we want to keep everyone safe). Also, please bring a canned good to reach our goal of 500 cans for the Northern Illinois Food Bank. If we reach our goal, an extra recess pass can be cashed in by classroom teachers. $20 of an optional registration fee per household to participate (registration on MTK opens next week). Show your school spirit with a "Wave of Color" shirt from home on race day: K-red, 1st-orange, 2nd-yellow, 3rd-green, 4th-blue, and 5th-violet/purple!
Do you have a local business or connection to wellness that could use some marketing at our event? Please reach out to Megan Kuczora email@example.com or Jessica Klepacki firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a sign to display for sponsorship or would like more information.
EAGLES EAT OUT
Colonial Cafe (dine-in or take-out)
Friday, 9/24 @ 4-8PM
PLAN SOME FUN! BRING A FRIEND!
Join us in planning FALL FEST, future off-site events, fundraisers, and clubs. Art, Chess, Wellness, and Earth Savers Clubs are in the works, contact a board member for details or if interested in planning: