Norton Creek Elementary
Thursday Tidbits - November 18th, 2020
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
- 11/18/21-Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting @Haines Center 6:00pm
- 11/22/21-11/26/21- Thanksgiving Break- No School
- 11/29/21-Special School Board Meeting @ 5:30pm
- 11/29/21- Policy Committee Meeting @ Haines Center 5:45pm
- 11/29/21- Business Services Meeting @ Haines Center 6:45pm
- 12/1/21- Early Release Day-Elementary Students/Dismissal at 2:10pm.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL...TONY WHITE
Our Eagles are a constant source of joy for us here. It is truly special to see children learn something for the first time and carry it out to mastery. Perhaps even more special, though, is seeing potentially lifelong friendships start right here at Norton Creek. Our students are so kind and thoughtful, genuinely looking out for one another's best interests. If the world were as thoughtful as Norton Creek's Eagles, the world would be a much kinder place for everyone. It is such a treat and a true privilege to be with all 442 of these amazing young people.
Our Norton Creek community of families is so incredibly supportive. As a parent, I appreciate the trust you put in us each day you send us your children. That trust you gives us has led to kindness after kindness you have shown us. Your thoughtful messages to teachers, praise for our school, and positive presence at Norton Creek really adds to our culture and climate. We certainly enjoy our partnership with each of you and building our relationship each and everyday.
The staff at Norton Creek is second to none. Passionate about learning and teaching and compassionate towards our Eagles, families, and one another, our staff is another deep source of gratitude for me. The kind of person you are is the kind of educator you are, and Norton Creek is blessed to have the finest collection of people you'll find.
Yesterday was National School Support Staff Day, and I want to pass along my thanks to every teacher assistant, nurse, administrative assistant, and LRC assistant on our crew. We could not provide any of the services we do for our Eagles without you. Thank you for making Norton Creek who we are!
To all who celebrate, I wish you the Happiest Thanksgiving. Enjoy next week with your favorite people on the planet!
SCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULES
Kindergarten thru 5th Grades-
Students can be dropped off at 7:45am for the school day. It you arrive before that time please keep your child with you until 7:45 as there is no supervision outside until then.
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 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.
Arriving Late To School
Wednesday Early Release Dates
Our next early release day will be on December 1st. Dismissal is at 2:10pm.
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-
- December 1st
- January 26th
- February 23
- March 23
- April 27
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.
PTO'S E-NEWS THIS WEEK!
BIG HEARTS OF FOX VALLEY email@example.com
Thank you thank you thank you to the Norton Creek families (and friends and neighbors) who sponsored and donated to fulfill Christmas wishes of 10 children in D303 this year! The donations included winter gear, clothes, diapers, games and toys. We know the families will be filled with joy (and relief) when they open their gifts! You are so appreciated!
A note from our AVIC chair, Kelly Charlson
We are excited that AVIC is finally back (Art Volunteer in the Classroom)
We are looking for 2-3 parents for each classroom to volunteer their time to get into the classroom with the kiddos and talk about a work of art followed by a fun activity. This is something we've done monthly in the past, the volunteers can work together or split the months between them. There will be an informational meeting to give you all the details to get you started. Please sign-up through the Membership Toolkit.
If you have any questions at all, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Eagle Parents!!
The PTO loved hosting another in-person meeting last week. If you missed it or would like a recap of the meeting, please see our November meeting minutes! We hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday next week!
AMAZONSMILE (K-5) email@example.com
While we will be home more this month, now is a time to turn your Amazon purchases into a force for good. With every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% to our school when you choose Norton Creek Elementary. This includes millions of everyday items at smile.amazon.com. You must use the specified link for NC to receive credit. Ask all of the Amazon shoppers in your family to use AmazonSmile!