Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - April 16, 2020

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH REMOTE LEARNING PLANNING DAY FOR TEACHERS - OPTIONAL REMOTE LEARNING FOR STUDENTS (see additional information and a link below)

  • MONDAY, APRIL 20TH REMOTE LEARNING CONTINUES DUE TO EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING PER STATE OF ILLINOIS

  • DEADLINE IS MONDAY, APRIL 20TH AT 4:00 P.M. FOR INTRA-DISTRICT TRANSFER REQUESTS (see information below)

FROM THE PRINCIPAL...TONY WHITE

I'm focusing on gratitude this week. On behalf of my wife and our family, I want to thank you all for your kind words, congratulations, thoughts, and prayers for our son, John, who was born last Thursday morning. When people ask me about my job, I always tell them that the Norton Creek community is truly one of a kind. Your kindness, thoughtfulness, care, and support are incredible, and we will never forget it.


A lot can happen in a week! The picture on the left is a picture of John the day he was born, and the picture on the right is John leaving the NICU this afternoon a week later. This dude is ready for big things in his life. Every Eagle at our school is too, and undoubtedly, you all have a similar story, hopes, and dreams for your child. Let's make them real together!


Let's all recognize the growth we see in our Eagles (and ourselves for that matter...a time like a global pandemic will truly reveal a lot to us!) and celebrate it! Certainly, everyone has much to be proud of! Have a wonderful weekend, Norton Creek, and be safe.

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Norton Creek Family Support Survey

In our effort to ensure our Eagles get the best care during remote learning, we have created a survey for you to complete. In this survey, you will find ways to let us know how much support your Eagle requires for remote learning and if you would like Norton Creek to provide your child with any additional social-emotional support. During this global pandemic, many people - adults and children - can feel isolated and afraid. We want to help any of our Eagles who have feelings that are difficult for them to manage.

OPTIONAL REMOTE LEARNING INFORMATION FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH

A note for Friday's remote learning: Learning for students tomorrow is optional. Teachers will be in meetings tomorrow and will not be available to respond. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope you enjoy the wide variety of choice in the activities if you choose to do them.


Click HERE for optional remote learning information.

Intra-District Transfer Requests deadline is April 20th at 4:00 p.m.

Even though our schools are closed, we will still process elementary school transfer requests for the 2020-2021 school year beginning on April 7 at 8:00 a.m.


For the 2020-21 school year, ALL elementary students have been assigned to their attendance area school by the District. This includes elementary students currently attending a school on an intra-district transfer. An Intra-District Transfer Request must be submitted online no sooner than 8:00 a.m. on April 7, 2020 and no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 20. A link to the request form will be posted on the District 303 web page (district.d303.org) by 8:00 a.m. on April 7.


If you are requesting a transfer for more than one child, a separate request must be submitted for each. Due to fluctuating class sizes at schools and each grade level, siblings are not guaranteed placement. If granted, transportation is the responsibility of the parents.

If you have questions about the process, please call the District office at 331.228.2000.


Spanish:

Aunque nuestras escuelas están cerradas, aún procesaremos las peticiones de transferencia de escuela primaria para el ciclo escolar 2020-2021 comenzando el 7 de abril a las 8:00 a.m.


Para el ciclo escolar 2020-21, TODOS los estudiantes de primaria han sido asignados a su escuela de la zona de asistencia por el Distrito. Esto incluye a los estudiantes de primaria que actualmente asisten a una escuela bajo una transferencia dentro del distrito. Una petición de Transferencia Dentro del Distrito debe ser entregada en línea no antes de las 8:00 a.m. el 7 de abril de 2020 y a no más tardar de las 4:00 p.m. del 20 de abril. Se publicará un enlace para el formulario de petición en el sitio web del Distrito 303 (district.d303.org) a las 8:00 a.m. el 7 de abril.


Si está solicitando la transferencia de más de un niño, se necesita entregar una petición separada por cada niño. Debido a la fluctuación del tamaño de las clases en las escuelas y en cada grado, no se garantiza la colocación de los hermanos. Si se concede la transferencia, el transporte es responsabilidad de los padres.

Si tiene preguntas sobre el proceso, por favor, llame a la oficina del Distrito al 331.228.2000.

PTO NEWS...

5th GRADE MEMORY MONTAGE VIDEO (5) kimborri@gmail.com

5th Grade Parents: We need your help to make a montage video for our current 5th graders. Pictures needed include Kindergarten yearbook photo; large group photos of current 5th grade students from any school year (school-only events). Please send pictures to Kim Borri at the email address above no later than April 30. See more information HERE. Thank you for helping us make a video that will be treasured for many years to come!


PTO COMMITTEE CHAIRS FOR 2020-21 (K-5) nortoncreekptopresident@gmail.com, nortoncreekptovicepresident@gmail.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 2020-21, as well as the office of PTO Secretary. Check out the JOB DESCRIPTIONS to see all of these fun opportunities. Contact Maggie McPike Carlson, PTO President, or Susan Brewster/Jen Zitella, PTO co-Vice Presidents with any questions. We can meet virtually with you via Zoom! Thank you!


UPDATES ON PTO EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES (K-5) nortoncreekptopresident@gmail.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 angie.miki@yahoo.com.


SCHOOL SUPPLY PACKS FOR 2020-21 (K-5) ruhstorfer2008@yahoo.com

Thank you, Cyndie Ruhstorfer, for organizing our school supply pack sale again this year! 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. Orders are due June 30. Order your SCHOOL SUPPLY PACK today! See flyer below for details.
NORTON CREEK PTO

CHECK OUT THE NORTON CREEK PTO WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST PTO INFORMATION!