Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - September 2, 2020


  • 9/2/21- Parent University @6:00pm (Zoom)
  • 9/3/21-Institute Day-(No Students)
  • 9/6/21-Labor Day Holiday(No School)
  • 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)

Click on the tab to view the Norton Creek calendar


One of the magical parts of school is having the opportunity to open fresh each year. Not many other professions and organizations get to do that, but the ones that do have a chance to provide fresh starts and meet the needs of their ever-evolving communities. Norton Creek certainly feels like a new school again! We had 75 new kindergartners join us this year and 47 new Eagles move in. As I say with our Eagles, the "stuff of school" is the same for everyone: We all want to make friends, we all want to be friends, we all want to learn, and we all want to have fun.

Norton Creek must always be mindful of the sense of community we create for our Eagles, staff, and families. Everyone must feel welcome because we give them a warm welcome. We need to celebrate each individual and the vast diversity of our community while also recognizing all that we have in common.

To that end, yesterday was not only our first early release day; it was also our first CommUNITY Day. CommUNITY Days are special days here at school this year in which instead of heading to specials classes, our Eagles do some fun activities in which they come together as a class to create something amazing. Yesterday's "something amazing" was a banner they collaborated on featuring their word for the year. This word is what they believe sums up their class and what it should be. We saw banners with words like: different, teamwork, creativity, and so much more. These banners will be hung for our Eagles to see everyday and are just the start of our celebration of our Norton Creek community.

Shifting gears a bit, as your Eagles leave home each morning, please, do a quick check with them to make sure they have all of their necessary materials for the day. We are seeing a large number of our Eagles forgetting items at home such as glasses, instruments for band/orchestra, math books, Chromebooks, and the like. If anyone can relate to forgetting something, it's me. I know how frustrating it is to forget something and be without it, and I also know how frustrating it is to have to take time out of my day to grab what I forgot because I just couldn't go without it. Thank you so much for helping our Eagles stay on top of their days with this quick check before leaving home!

Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend, Norton Creek! Enjoy this beautiful weather and time with your favorite people in the world!

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


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 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

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.

Prearranged Absence Form

Students must apply for the privilege of using prearranged absence days through the principal’s office. This completed form must be turned in at least (2) school days prior to the requested absence. The building principal or designee has the authority to grant up to (5) days of excused absence per year for the following types of absences: Participation in regional and/or national contests or awards, Family vacation—qualified by the phrase “accompanied by parent”, Special religious events.

Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day will be held on October 4th during the school day.



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.

Lunch Ordering Information

If your child orders lunch it includes a white or chocolate milk. Water and juice will incur a fee regardless of whether a lunch is ordered. If your child only orders a milk there will also be a fee for that. Please ensure that your Pushcoin account has lunch money on it to cover any charges.

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.

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Information From The Nurse Below regarding COVID Guidelines





The first PTO meeting of the 2021-2022 school year is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 PM via ZOOM. Come and meet our new teachers. Everyone is welcome!


Please support our Fall fundraiser and help us fund this year’s fun PTO events and programs! Loop the Lake is a fun and healthy run or walk that students participate in to raise money for our school, build school spirit, and earn wristbands. Save the date for 10/1 and watch for details to come out soon!

Do you have a local business or connection to wellness that could use some marketing at our event? Please reach out to Megan Kuczora or Jessica Klepacki if you have a sign to display for a sponsorship or would like more information.


A giant thank you to Elisa Ignash and all of the families who helped us raise $487 at Portillo's. Look forward to more Eagles Eat Out nights coming soon:

Colonial Cafe

Fri. 9/24, 4-8 PM

Enjoy your extended weekend with Friday 9/3 and Monday 9/6 off, Happy Labor Day, Norton Creek!

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Future Saints Volleyball Clinic For Boys And Girls K-8th Grade

Please click on the link below to see information regarding volleyball clinics for K-8th grade.
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