Norton Creek Elementary
Thursday Tidbits - April 29th, 2020
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
- 4/26/21-Policy Committee Meeting@5pm
- 4/26/21-Business Services Meeting@5:30pm
- 5/10/21- School Board Meeting@7pm
SCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULES
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org indicate students first and last name.
New Email For All Families To Use
1st Grade: 11:30-11:50
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!
St. Charles Education Foundations Silent Auction
About St. Charles Education Foundation
The foundation is a group of citizens dedicated to supporting quality education for Community Unit School District 303 which serves more than 13,000 students (K-12) in and around St. Charles, IL. The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is recognized by the District 303 Board of Education.
D303 Schools, PTOs, local businesses and board members have pulled an exciting array of silent auction baskets for you to bid on. Help support the D303 students and teachers while bidding to win these amazing items. Happy bidding!
Information regarding this years event can be found by clicking on the link below.
Link to silent auction: https://www.32auctions.com/stcedfoundauction2021
Summer Camp 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: https://sites.google.com/d303.org/bandrecruitment2021/home
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 email@example.com as well.
Click on the link below for information about joining orchestra!
FROM THE PRINCIPAL...TONY WHITE
We will continue to focus here at Norton Creek on making sure that even though things look different, they feel the same. Our school has an incredible vibe and that doesn't just come from the "stuff" we do, but the people who make up Norton Creek. Every Eagle, staff member, parent, and guardian is part of something special here because you all make Norton Creek exactly what it is - a school where passion and compassion meet.
It looks like the rain is letting up this weekend, so get out there and enjoy some fun in the sun with your favorite people, Norton Creek! Have a wonderful weekend!
PTO'S E-NEWS THIS WEEK!
EAGLES EAT OUT firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Eagles Eat out event this month is with Panda Express! Stop by Panda Express in St Charles TODAY, Thursday, April 29 to help support our school! See the flyer below for details.
VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW
Who is ready to see some Talent?!! Our first ever virtual variety show will be shown at school Friday, April 30th as well a link sent home to parents! So proud of all our Eagles who participated and a GIANT thank you to the Co-Chairs, Michael Grudecki, Joy Krelle and Corinne Robbins-Jones that stepped up and pulled this all together.
Did your Eagle see the baskets in the parking lot at lunch?! How cool was that?!! Thank you to Corinne Robbins-Jones for helping facilitate that show and tell and HUGE thank you to the chairs of the Basket Raffle, from which we would not be having this lovely event!! We appreciate you Shannon Ring, Anne Olson and Lauren Joselane! You can purchase your tickets for your basket of choice here. Mr. White will be announcing the winners on May 7th! See the flyer here for the listing of all the baskets.
5th GRADE PARENTS email@example.com
5th Grade Parents: We need your help to make a montage video for our current 5th graders. Pictures needed include Kindergarten yearbook photos; large group photos of current 5th grade students from any school year (school-only events). Please send pictures to the email address above no later than 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!
SAYING GOODBYE to MRS GEYER firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters and pictures are needed!! Mrs. Geyer is retiring this year! If your child was in her class at any point in her career, please have your child write her a letter and/or draw her a picture. Norton Creek teachers will be creating a book with these letters for her. Please send them with your child or mail them to Norton Creek addressed to Mrs. Berry or send them to her via email above. Please have letters in no later than May 5th. Thank you!
BUTTER BRAIDS email@example.com
HUGE Thank you to Jennifer Solare for running our Butter Braids fundraiser again this year! Orders will be ready for pick up May 7th. Be on lookout for sign up genius for scheduling pick up.
PTO COMMITTEE OPEN POSITIONS FOR 2021-22 firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Thank you very much to those who have already volunteered to chair or co-chair a PTO committee next year! Your help is greatly appreciated! There are still several committee chair positions open for 2021-22. Check out the JOB DESCRIPTIONS to see all of these fun opportunities. Contact Maggie McPike Carlson, PTO President, or Kaisa Davis, PTO Vice President with any questions.
SCHOOL SUPPLY PACKS FOR 2021-22 (K-5) firstname.lastname@example.org
No worry, No fuss; school supply packs are an easy and convenient way to get the supplies your child needs for the next school year! The packs are distributed to your child’s classroom shortly before the new school year begins in August (or local pickup depending on guidelines at that time). The link to order will be available SOON, please be on the lookout!
UPDATES ON PTO EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES email@example.com
Please continue to check the following for updates regarding school events and activities: PTO WEBSITE; and PTO FACEBOOK PAGE; and NORTON CREEK ELEMENTARY FACEBOOK PAGE; and D303 WEBSITE. Please also watch for THIS WEEK AT THE CREEK (TWAC) emails that come to you on Sunday afternoons. If you are not receiving TWAC emails, please contact Angie Miki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all shoppers! If you are shopping on Amazon, please consider using AmazonSmile. With ever eligible purchase, AmazonSmile donates .5% to our school when you chose Norton Creek Elementary as your charity. This includes millions of everyday items at smile.amazon.com. You must use the specified link for Norton Creek to receive credit. Ask all of the Amazon shoppers in your family to use AmazonSmile!
PTO MEETING, FINAL MEETING of the year email@example.comOur final PTO meeting of the year will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 12th at 7 PM. We will discuss the end of our 2021 school year, vacant roles (See chairs open HERE) and shadows, 5th grade party and gift, teacher appreciation, our spring basket raffle fundraiser, and Summer Send-off kits! Stay tuned for the virtual host and meeting log on information.