Norton Creek Elementary
Thursday Tidbits - September 15th, 2022
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
9/19/22- Learning and Teaching Committee Meeting-5:30pm (Haines)
9/19/22- Special Board Meeting 6pm(Haines)
9/21/22- DPTO Meeting (Haines) 9:30am
9/23/22- Loop The Lake 4:30-6:30pm (PTO)
9/26/22- Policy Committee Meeting 5pm(Haines)
9/26/22- Business Services Meeting 5:30pm(Haines)
9/28/22-Early Release Day Elementary Schools- Release at 2:10pm.
LRC Monthly Community Newsletter
Registration and Fees
Mr. White will be kicking for these charities along with some of our very own families/students at Norton Creek. Families will be notified if they have been chosen to kick this year. Students can bring in donations to support the Kick-A-Thon. The main office will have the donation jar and a banner outside the community room for students to sign during lunch.
Mark Your Calendar....
5th Grade Choir Information
Dear Families of 5th Grade Students!
I am thrilled to announce that this year D303 is again offering a 5th Grade Choir Program for ALL Elementary Schools! This program will run in a similar fashion as the current Elementary Band and Orchestra programs with a weekly before school rehearsal, but will NOT conflict with current band and orchestra rehearsals. The choir program will run from late September through May, with our first rehearsal being Friday, September 30th!
DATE/TIME: Choir will meet on Friday mornings at Norton Elementary School from 7:15-7:55 a.m. Parents/guardians are responsible for dropping their choir student(s) off at Norton Creek no earlier than 7:10 a.m. Rehearsal location will be the MUSIC ROOM!
FEE: There is a $40 fee to participate in D303 musical ensembles, including choir. This will be paid through Pushcoin in the Home Access Center. If your child has already paid this fee for band or orchestra, there is no additional fee for choir! Please contact me with any payment questions and concerns. If your student qualifies for free or reduced school fees, the same will apply to the $40 participation fee. This payment will be set up after registration! :)
UNIFORM: Students will also be asked to purchase a choir “uniform” t-shirt later in the year.
CONCERTS: Performance dates are yet to be determined this school year!
The goal of the 5th grade elementary choir program is to offer a formal choral music opportunity to our young students and to enrich their musical experience while preparing for middle and high school vocal music possibilities. We will work on ensemble practice, team building, vocal technique, vocal health, unison and part-singing, all through a rich variety of vocal music repertoire. I look forward to this adventure and hope your student will be a part of this wonderful experience!
If you would like to register your student for 5th Grade Choir, please click the link below:
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email me!
Norton Elementary K-5 General Music Teacher
Norton Creek Choir Director
Hello Norton Creek Families!
In art class, our students upload a photo of their work onto Artsonia, the world’s largest online student art museum. It's a free, safe, educational program designed to connect parents and families with their child's creative activities at school. Many of you are familiar with Artsonia because we have used it in the past.
Founded over 15 years ago, Artsonia has been recognized with the national distinguished
service award for outstanding contribution to the arts by the National Art Education Association, as well as the distinguished service award by the state art associations in New Jersey, Illinois, Michigan and Colorado.
Families in Kindergarten and those new to Norton Creek, please check your email for an invitation from Artsonia If you would like to grant permission for your child to join our exciting school art gallery or click on the link and enter your child's name and grade, along with an email address: https://www.artsonia.com/connect/J6SC62KW
We participate only for the digital gallery and it is not necessary to purchase anything that Artsonia offers. Thank you for your support! If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at Joyce.Simkus@d303.org.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent teacher conferences will be held on October 6th and 7th.The Pick-a-Time window for parents to sign-up for Fall Conferences is September 23rd-October 3rd.Please click on the link below for instructions on how to sign up.
Arriving Late To School
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 email@example.com indicate students first and last name.
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 to the main office.
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
5th Grade: 11:20-11:40
RISE Students: 11:40-12:00
1st Grade: 12:00-12:20
3rd Grade: 12:20-12:40
4th Grade: 12:40-1:00
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.