Norton Creek Elementary
Thursday Tidbits - May 6th, 2020
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
- 5/10/2021- School Board Meeting@7pm
- 5/17/2021-Learning and Teaching Committee Meeting @5:30pm
- 5/19/2021- DPTO Meeting @9:30am
- 5/27/2021-Business Services Committee Meeting @5:30pm
- 5/28/2021- Last Day of School
SCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULES
1st thru 5th Grades-
Our School Office is open from 7:30am until 3:30pm on school days.
Please call the school attendance line if your student will be absent 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.
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.
1st Grade: 11:30-11:50
3rd Grade: 12:20-12:40
4th Grade: 10:40-11:00
5th Grade: 11:55-12:15
If your student forgets their lunch please email the classroom teacher and drop off at the main office. Thank You!
Returning Student Registration
Families of current District 303 Kindergarten-11th grade students will complete the annual student update registration online beginning April 26. Guardians should log in using their Home Access Center (HAC) login ID and password. If you do not know your HAC login ID and/or password, please contact your child’s school office for assistance.
We have created a Parent Guide to Online Registration to provide parents/guardians with step-by-step instructions to assist with completing the online registration for their returning District 303 student.
Orchestra Concert Coming Soon To YOU!
NORTON CREEK FAMILIES PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS
OUR "ORCHESTRA VIRTUAL CONCERT" WILL BE PREMIERED
NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 12TH AT 6:00 PM
STAY TUNE FOR THE YOUTUBE DISTRICT LINK
Summer Camp Information
St. Charles Library Summer Reading program Information
Attention 4th-Graders! It's time to enroll in the band program!
If you are interested in playing the oboe, flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba or percussion next year - now is the time to sign up! To enroll, learn about the program, and hear recordings, please visit our BAND WEBSITE.
There will also be a Parent Info Meeting via Zoom. If you're interested in joining us on Zoom, use this link: Thursday, May 13 6:00PM Band Parent Informational Meeting
Click on the link below for information about joining orchestra!
FROM THE PRINCIPAL...TONY WHITE
Teacher Appreciation Week at Norton Creek is Staff Appreciation Week because we recognize the importance of each member of our team here. In any given school year, this has always been the truth, and in a year like 2020-2021, it's quite possibly ten times as true. This school year has been unique and challenging in a thousand different ways, but it has also gone far better than it had any right to. The passionate, compassionate, AMAZING staff here at Norton Creek can share the majority of that credit.
Through evolving guidelines from the local, state, and federal levels, they kept the focus on what they could control. Our mantra throughout this school year has been: "Looks different; feels the same," and they have maintained the heart and souls of their classrooms and work with our Eagles each and everyday all the while enforcing social distancing, mask-wearing, and frequent handwashing. While those three guidelines are good and necessary to keep everyone safe and healthy (Not only did we not have a person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 at Norton Creek, we also had zero students with Influenza too!), there is no question that they are substantial changes to the way things "look." But, in maintaining their focus on our Eagles, the "feeling" never changed.
I am endlessly proud of our staff, and speaking on their behalf, we appreciate the love and support we get from you. The magic in the classroom starts at home, and we thank you for playing an integral role in the process. And, for all of the TLC you show the awesome staff here at Norton Creek too - we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I would especially like to recognize Dede Collins and our incredible PTO for the AMAZING appreciation week she organized! Thank you so very much!
A little bit of rain in the forecast, but we were looking kind of dry anyway. Find ways to enjoy some time with your favorite people either inside or singing in the rain, Norton Creek!
PTO'S E-NEWS THIS WEEK!
TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION firstname.lastname@example.org
Norton Creek students and their families are so incredibly lucky to have such wonderful, hard-working teachers and staff, who have shown their dedication to their students throughout this entire challenging school year. Our most sincere gratitude goes out to each and every one of the many people who work to make Norton Creek such an amazing place for our children. To all teachers and staff: THANK YOU!
EAGLES EAT OUT email@example.com
Our Eagles “Eat Out” event this month is with TWO amazing companies. Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Garden Center and our locally owned Dairy Queen!
Heinz will be donating 10% of sales to Norton Creek the week of May 10 - May 14th with the attached flyer. Also, a chance to win a $25 gift card!
Dairy Queen is selling coupons for DQ cakes! A portion of each coupon will come back to our school! These cake coupons are good for ONE year!! Don’t miss out! Order your DQ cake coupons here! Deadline is May 17th!
SCHOOL SUPPLY PACKS FOR 2021-22 firstname.lastname@example.org
SHOP NOW for your 2021-22 school supplies. Avoid the stores and get all your school supply shopping done early online. EPI school supply packs contain all the items and brands our teachers require. Not only is this convenient for you, but it is a fundraiser to help our school. Order now with our School ID of NOR625 here!
Ticket sales are in...who is going to win?! Mr. White will be announcing the winners on May 7th! Stay tuned for the communication!
BUTTER BRAIDS email@example.com
HUGE Thank you to Jennifer Solare for running our Butter Braids fundraiser again this year! Orders will be ready for pick up May 7th. Be on lookout for sign up genius for scheduling pick up.
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 2021-22. Check out the JOB DESCRIPTIONS to see all of these fun opportunities. Contact Maggie McPike Carlson, PTO President, or Kaisa Davis, PTO Vice President with any questions.
PTO MEETING, FINAL MEETING of the year firstname.lastname@example.org
Our final PTO meeting of the year will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 12th at 7 PM. We will discuss the end of our 2021 school year, vacant roles (See chairs open HERE) and shadows, 5th grade party and gift, teacher appreciation, our spring basket raffle fundraiser, and Summer Send-off kits! Stay tuned for the virtual host and meeting log on information.
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