NORTERRA CANYON NEWS
September 1, 2023
Greetings Pirate Families,
Our staff came together to revise the NC mission statement. Through this critical collaborative work our new mission statement has now become the heart of Norterra Canyon.
Today, I am excited and proud to share it with you:
The Pirate Way! Every Student Every Day
High levels of learning for all
At Norterra Canyon, we are committed to providing the highest quality education for your children, and our newly crafted mission statement encapsulates the core values and aspirations that drive us forward. Let's dive into what our mission statement represents.
The Pirate Way, Every Student Every Day! is what we say when we are referring to the campus wide behavior expectations of Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be safe & Be Kind.
Achievement: We set our sights on excellence and celebrate the accomplishments of every student. By nurturing a culture of effort, perseverance, and goal-setting, we empower our students to reach for their personal best in academics, extracurricular activities, and personal growth.
Rigor: We believe in challenging our students to think critically and engage deeply with their studies. Our rigorous academic programs are designed to foster curiosity, analytical thinking, and a lifelong love of learning. We know that it is through facing challenges that true growth occurs.
Reflection: Self-awareness and introspection are vital components of personal development. We encourage our students to reflect on their learning journey, recognize their strengths, and identify areas for improvement. By fostering a habit of reflection, we help our students become more well-rounded individuals.
Growth: Learning is a continuous process that extends beyond the classroom. We are dedicated to nurturing the intellectual, emotional, and social growth of every student. Through engaging experiences and supportive environments, we enable our students to flourish as they explore new interests and develop their passions.
High Levels of Learning for All: We hold a firm belief in the potential of each student to succeed. Our educators work tirelessly to differentiate instruction and create inclusive learning environments that cater to various learning styles and needs. We are committed to ensuring that every student reaches their full potential.
As partners in your child's educational journey, we invite you to join us in embracing our mission statement. We look forward to collaborating with you to make this academic year a remarkable one.
Principal, Norterra Canyon School
Mark Your Calendar
9/1: 1:30pm Dismissal
9/4: No School - Labor Day
9/6: 6th grade Camp Surf parent meeting @ 5pm, library
9/8: FULL Friday 3pm dismissal
9/13: 7th grade Astro Camp parent meeting @ 5:30, library
9/18: Volunteer Training @ 5:30, library
9/19: Picture Day!
9/19: PTSA Dine - In Night @ Barros
9/22: 1:30pm Dismissal
9/25: No School- Fall Break Day
9/25 & 9/26: Jr. Pirate Cheer Camp (more info below)
9/28: PTSA Meeting @ 6pm, library
9/29: Full Friday 3pm dismissal
9/29: FLAGPOLE Family FRIDAY
9/29: D' Backs Choir Night
Introducing our New Pirate Welcome Crew!
Meet our New Pirate Welcome Crew! Our StuCo advisors (Kallie , Aiden, Sam , and Jaelynn ) will provide new Pirates with an opportunity to learn about NC from a student perspective during their first week of school. They will show students around campus, introduce them to the sports/activities/clubs they can participate in, and teach them The Pirate Way!
AUGUST IB STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: COMMUNICATOR
SEPTEMBER IB LEARNER PROFILE FOCUS AREA: BALANCED
The IB Learner Profile Balance aims to develop learners who are balanced. Our goal is to allow students to discover and understand the importance of balancing different aspects of their lives. Focusing on the intellectual, physical and emotional in order to achieve well being for themselves and others. We would like for our students to recognize their interdependence with other people and with the world in which they live.
EXCITING NEWS FOR IB STUDENTS
More information coming soon from your child's teacher, including dates for grade level parent information meetings.
On September 29th our NC choir will be signing the National Anthem on the D' Backs field. We'd love to have all of our Pirates join us at the game to cheer on our choir! Click Here for ticket information
Fifth and sixth grade students compete in teams of two or three students to test their knowledge in three exciting school competitions during the school year. Points are cumulative for the year, and the winning team from each school will move on to the district-wide competition. Please encourage your 5th and 6th graders to gather a couple of friends from their classroom, and form a team. Information will be sent home from your child's teacher or you may email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Student Meal Accounts
We encourage EVERY family to set up a meal account for their child(ren) using EZSchoolPay.com.
BONUS: Having this available for your student reduces stress if/when he/she forgets his/her lunchbox at home.
Breakfast costs $1.50
Lunch for elementary/middle school is $2.95
Students may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Find out more by visiting EZMealApp.com