THE LION'S ROAR!
December 9, 2022
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRIDE LEADER
Hello Norris Lions!
It was so great to see so many families during our first night of Parent-Teacher conferences. These meetings are so essential to building the connection between home and school. They also help your students view teachers and parents as one team! If you have not signed up for a conference yet, please call the office as soon as possible!
We are looking forward to more Parent-Teacher conferences next week, and our Valentine's Day parties! I encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher about their party and needed supplies. The parties are Tuesday, February 14th at 2:30. Please contact your child's teacher if you plan to attend!
Remember, next week is a short week! There will be no school for students February 15th, 16th, 17th, or 20th. We look forward to Monday and Tuesday celebrating all the things we LOVE about Norris!
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Dolezal, Principal
CONGRATULATION TO THIS WEEK'S ROAR TICKET WINNERS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STUDENTS OF THE MONTH!
SPOTLIGHT STAFF MEMBER - FEBRUARY
Congratulations to our fabulous Pre-Primary Montessori teacher, HEATHER PREISTER, our Spotlight Staff Member for the month of February!
A parent volunteer had this to say; "Thank you for creating a welcoming space for volunteers! Students know just what to do when a visitor arrives. You make volunteers feel valued!"
If you would like to nominate a staff member, click this link to fill out a staff nomination form .
2/14/23 - Mommy & Me Storytime - 10:00 AM (Please RSVP below)
2/14/23 - Valentine Parties - 2:30 - 3:30 PM
2/14/23 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:00 - 8:00 PM
2/15/23 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2/15 - 2/17 - NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences
2/20/23 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day
2/22/23 - Pride Singers - 7:30 AM
2/23/23 - Golden Sower Club - 3:45 - 5:00 PM
2/27/23 - SAVE Program - 3:45 - 6:45 PM
2/28/23 - YES Day!
3/2/23 - PTO Meeting - 6:00 PM
3/17 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
4/3 - 4/7 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Click HERE for the NORRIS 2022/2023 Calendar.
Click HERE for the MPS 2022/2023 Calendar.
LOST & FOUND
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE SIGN-UP
Hello Norris Families,
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held in person here at Norris Elementary. The on-line sign-up window has closed. Please reach out to your child's teacher or call the office at 402-715-8340 to schedule your conference. Please note the following:
Conferences will be held February 9th and 14th from 4 p.m.- 8 pm. and February 15th from 8 a.m. -12 p.m.
After January 29th, you will not be able to adjust your conference time in ParentVue, you will need to contact your child's teacher or the school office to make any changes.
Be sure to write down your conference time so you know when your conference will take place or reference ParentVue to find your selected time.
If you are interested in speaking with Mr. Purcell (P.E.) and/or Mr. Reising (Music) they will be at a table in the main hallway of Norris. There are not scheduled times for speaking with them.
All of our conferences will be hosted, in person, at Norris Elementary. Teacher Conferences are a very important part of your child’s educational experience, we appreciate your commitment and engagement.
Mrs. Dolezal & Mrs. Croom
Drop Off Reminders
LUNCH MENU - FEBRUARY 2023
MOMMY & ME STORYTIME - FEBRUARY 14TH
Please join us for story time with our littlest lions!
Who: Any Child age Birth to Preschool
Where: Norris Lounge
When: February 14th @ 10:00 AM
*Please RSVP to Ms. Haley Dickerson @ email@example.com
STUFFIE AUCTION FUNDRAISER
We are holding a stuffie auction during Parent-Teacher Conferences to raise money for new books for the library!
All stuffies and fun items will start at a $2 bid and may only be increased in increments of $1. No bids ending in cents will be accepted.
Auctions will end at 5 pm on February 15th, 2023 and you will be notified through email if you are the final winner.
**Please make sure you fill out the bidder information form by clicking on the flyer below! Payments will need to be made to Norris Elementary either by cash or check.
WELCOME OUR THERAPY DOG, TUCKER!
PARENT WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY
This parenting workshop is being offered by our school counselor, Mrs. Fitzpatrick. The book Thrivers:The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine, by Michele Borba, will be discussed. Each participant will receive a copy of the book at no charge. Please click on the flyer below for more information & to register.
KINDERGARTEN & NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION - NOW OPEN!
SWIM PROGRAM REGISTRATION - FEBRUARY 18TH & 21ST
SUMMER ACTIVITIES FAIR - FEB. 23RD
LADY PATRIOT TRYOUTS - MARCH 14TH
ART/MUSIC REVIEW - MARCH 23RD & 28TH
SUMMER BAND CAMP - JUNE 5TH - 9TH
SPARK - BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Summer care registration OPEN NOW!
PARENTING COURSE - BEGINS MARCH 9TH
Calling all Dads, Grandpa's, Father figures! Sign up HERE to volunteer! We still have openings for 2nd semester!
WATCH D.O.G.S. VOLUNTEERS
Thank-you for volunteering at Norris!! We appreciate you!
NORRIS SPIRIT WEAR
Click HERE to order!
EARN MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL!
Did you know you can earn money for our school just by shopping at Casey's??
Download the app today!
UPCOMING PTO EVENTS
- 3/2/23 - PTO Meeting - 6:00 PM
- 3/16/23 - Urban Air Night (See flyer below)
- 4/17 - 4/23 - Book Fair
- 5/12/23 - Fun Run
Check out our PTO Website for the latest information!
URBAN AIR NIGHT - MARCH 16TH
2022/2023 PTO Board
Vice President: Vanessa Huxhold
Secretary: Heather Doyle
Treasurer: Tim Malm
Volunteer Coordinator: Anna Pectol
PTO Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin Dolezal, Principal
Melissa Croom, Admin. Intern
Julie Grothe, Admin. Assistant
Click HERE for the Norris Staff Directory.
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 7:45 am - 4:15 pm
Fax #: 402-715-6119
Location: 12424 Weir Street, Omaha, NE, USA
Wednesdays - 8:30 AM - 2:15 PM (Early out EVERY Wednesday)
Ms. Dennis' Preschool Class:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 8:40 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesdays - 8:40 AM - 2:00 PM (Early out EVERY Wednesday)
Mission Statement: Norris Elementary guarantees each child a world-class education in a safe and diverse learning environment where students demonstrate academic excellence, responsible citizenship, and self-worth. Through innovative practices, Norris empowers its educational community to actively pursue personal goals and ROAR with pride!