Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - February 3, 2022


2/14/2022- School Board Meeting 7pm(Haines Center)

2/21/2022-President's Day- No School

2/22/2022 Learning and Teaching Committee Meeting 5:30pm (Haines Center)

2/23/2022-Early Release Day Elementary Schools at 2:10pm

2/24/2022- Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting-6pm


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From the Principal Tony White.....

Human beings are granted many gifts, but one we do not have is the ability to read minds. After centuries without progress made, the 20th Century saw the dawn of the survey. We are asked to take many surveys at any given time ranging from the survey we are asked to fill out when we get fast food at the drive thru all the way to surveys that determine if someone will run for President. We are inundated with surveys! But, if you are only going to take one survey in 2022, make it THIS ONE. If you are a satisfied member of our Norton Creek community, please, take this survey. If there is something you would like us to differently or better, I implore you to take this survey. I want to know how well Norton Creek is meeting everyone's needs and where we should focus to improve next. Your feedback will prove critical in guiding those efforts.

The 5Essentials Survey is a survey taken by fourth and fifth graders, school staff, and parents, and it provides me with some of the most useful and important information I can take to my team here to make Norton Creek all we can be. Norton Creek is a wonderful school - one that I am endlessly proud of. However, we can always do better. We don't aim to be better than any other school; we just want to be better than we are today.

Building a school that works for everyone has always been our goal, and your feedback on this survey will help us tremendously on that journey. Thank you very much for your time and your candor on this survey.

Have a wonderful first weekend of February, Norton Creek, making memories with your favorite people!

2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration Is Open- Register from January 31st through February 5th 2022. Click on link below!

Parent University

Information for the upcoming parent university can be found by clicking on the link below.

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Special Education Parent Advisory Committee Information

Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SE-PAC)

Greetings, Parents and Guardians of students receiving special education services in District 303! We are moving our next SE-PAC meeting to Tuesday, February 15, 2022 (From February 1). The meeting will be held from 7:00-8:30 via Zoom. During our time together, we will review outcomes from the 2021-2022 parent survey and participate in shared learning on supporting students during transition meetings. Department administrators will share information on the transition process and gain your insights to support students as they move from Early Childhood to Elementary, Elementary to Middle, Middle to High, and High School to Post-Secondary programs. We are hopeful you can join us on February 15!

¡Saludos, padres y tutores de los estudiantes que reciben servicios de educación especial en el Distrito 303! Estamos moviendo nuestra próxima reunión de SE-PAC al martes 15 de febrero de 2022 (desde el 1 de febrero). La reunión se llevará a cabo de 7:00 a 8:30 a través de Zoom. Durante nuestro tiempo juntos, revisaremos los resultados de la encuesta para padres de 2021-2022 y participaremos en el aprendizaje compartido sobre cómo apoyar a los estudiantes durante las reuniones de transición. Los administradores del departamento compartirán información sobre el proceso de transición y obtendrán sus conocimientos para apoyar a los estudiantes a medida que pasan de los programas de la primera infancia a la primaria, de la primaria a la intermedia, de la intermedia a la preparatoria y de la preparatoria a la postsecundaria. ¡Esperamos que pueda unirse a nosotros el 15 de febrero!

Patti Palagi is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: SE-PAC February 2022

Time: Feb 15, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 894 4169 2948

Passcode: 231724

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Updated IDPH COVID Information

The Illinois Department of Public Health will no longer consider a positive at home test result as a valid positive result. The health department now advises individuals who test positive on an at home test to go validate the test result at a COVID testing site. Individuals who test negative with an at home test are to validate with a rapid test at a testing site.


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.

New Email For All Families To Use

Please email any arrival/dismissal changes as well as any information for the school nurse or office staff to

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 indicate students first and last name.

Arriving Late To School

If your child is arriving after 8:00am please walk them into the school and sign them in.

Wednesday Early Release Dates

Our next early release day will be on February 23rd. 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-

  • February 23
  • March 23
  • April 27

Outdoor Recess

Please ensure your students come to school dressed for the cold weather. The back of the Norton Creek building can be cold and windy most days. Please ensure they have a coat, hat, gloves, snowpants, and boots(when snow is on the ground).

Dismissal/Bus Changes

If there is a occasional change to your child dismissal please email and your child's teacher or call the office directly at 331-228-2701. If it is after 2pm please call the office directly so that we can ensure your child gets the notification of changes.



5th Grade: 10:50-11:10

2nd Grade:11:15-11:35

Kindergarten: 11:40-12:00

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.





Mark your calendars for the PTO meeting NEXT Tuesday on 2/8/2021 @ 7PM. Get the zoom link at Sunday's TWAC edition.


The Kane County Cougars’ Reading Club will start Monday February 7th and end on April 4th. You will receive details about the requirements for your student from their teacher. All students who successfully complete the program will earn a free ticket to an upcoming Cougars’ game on Saturday, May 28th at 6:30PM.


Plan ahead!! Our next Eagles Eat Out will be at Portillos Thursday February 24th from 5:00 - 8:00PM. See below for the flyer!

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