Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - May 20, 2022


5/20/22- Field Day

5/25/22- Last Day For Students
5/26/22- Business Services Meeting 5:30pm/Haines Center


Click on the tab to view the Norton Creek calendar

From the prinicpal....Tony White

With four days of school left, the 2021-2022 school year is nearly in the rearview mirror, and what a year it's been! I want to thank every member of our Norton Creek community for a fantastic year. I want to thank our staff for their amazing dedication to demonstrating their passion and compassion each and everyday. Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions and simultaneously exhausting. Each member of our team here puts their whole heart into their work while also engaging their minds as they design engaging lessons and make 10,000 decisions a day all while teaching from their feet and not from their seat. Our students are overwhelmingly kind, positive, and seeking to build as many relationships as possible with everyone they come into contact with. They live out our school's 3 Be's as they are Kind, Respectful Problem-Solvers everywhere they go. This doesn't mean that they don't make mistakes - like any of us, they do. They're growing and learning, and mistakes are a part of the process. Invariably, with our support at school and at home, they learn from them and come through it better. Our families are absolutely on fire for our Eagles' education and Norton Creek overall. Your passion and compassion are also greatly appreciated. The work you do at the kitchen table on homework...the life lessons you teach your Eagles that they bring to Norton Creek...the kindness you show our teachers and staff...and the partnership we forge together...we would not be successful without you, and we are forever grateful to have your support and such a powerful relationship with our families.

To our fifth graders, I want to say thank you for your contributions to our school. As leaders, you have demonstrated unfailing kindness. It is your kindness that will forever be your defining trait here at Norton Creek. Well...your kindness and your sense of humor. This fifth grade class is unbelievably funny and makes us laugh each and everyday. We will miss you after you head off to middle school and wish you all the best. Feel free to visit us anytime! You can't head somewhere great without leaving somewhere great behind. Take the lessons learned at and the spirit of Norton Creek with you wherever you go. We've certainly enjoyed our time together, and I hope you have enjoyed it just as much.

To Mrs. Roth and Mrs. Dykes, our two retirees from our staff this year, please, know that the work you have done with students in resource and RISE is invaluable and our gratitude to you can't possibly be put into adequate words. Your jobs are challenging yet always rewarding, and you did them each day with smiles on your faces. You built trusting relationships with each student and their families, and we will miss you terribly after you retire. However, the impact you have both made on Norton Creek will be felt for years to come.

Have a wonderful summer, Norton Creek! Enjoy the time to yourselves as families and friends making memories that will last a lifetime!

Returning Student Registration is open- Please click below for information regarding registering your student(s) for the 2022/2023 school year.

End of the Year Medication Pick up/Health Forms for Next School Year.

Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe another school year is almost over!

This is a reminder that you will need to come to school to pick up your child’s medication by the last day of school. Those medications that are not picked up at the end of the year will be disposed of. Per D303 policy, we are not able to keep medication here over the summer for reuse in the fall. Students may not transport any daily medications or over-the-counter medications. All medications would have to be picked up by a parent or adult designee with the parent’s permission.

If you are in need of any of the asthma, allergy, or medication authorization forms for the 2022-23 school year, the forms can be found at:

Please call the health office at (331) 228-2704 with any questions.

Thank you and have a wonderful summer!

Norton Creek Nurses

Ph: 331-228-2704 or 331-228-2709

Fax: 331-228-2701

Continue To Read All Summer....Check out the Link Below

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Attention 4th-Graders

Attention 4th-Graders: Join the Band!

All 4th-grade students are eligible to join the band program! We have a lot of fun instruments to explore - oboe, flute, clarinet, alto sax, French Horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion. Interested in learning more or enrolling? Visit the BAND WEBSITE to learn more or sign up!

There is also a Beginning Band Summer camp offered August 1-5 at Richmond Intermediate School. Please see attached flier. Questions? Contact

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St. Charles East Summer Camps

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Wredling Summer Camps

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TMS Summer Camp Information

Arriving Late To School

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


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.

Prearranged Absence

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

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.





As this school year comes to a close, we want to send our gratitude to all of our school community. Families, students, volunteers, teachers and staff - THANK YOU for your commitment and dedication to our school. Whether you attended one of our PTO events, volunteered your time, chaired a committee, helped with a fundraiser, donated items for our staff appreciation, purchased books at one of our book fairs, ordered take out from one of our many Eagles Eat Out events, assisted your child with homework, sent your child to school ready to learn each day, showed kindness to someone or shared a smile, please know that each and every member of our school family is appreciated! We wanted to share with you what we did with our funds this year.

Where does our money go?

This year, we still had some hurdles to overcome but were fortunate to still be able to do the following:

  • Supplied the birthday books and scratch and sniff bookmarks for all the eagle birthdays

  • Hosted an outstanding Popsciples in the Park

  • Hosted a successful Loop the Lake event

  • Arranged for an amazing teacher appreciation week

  • Provided items for the basket raffle

  • Bought a new laminator for the school

  • Bought a new poster printer for the school

  • Hosted a fabulous Fall Fest event

  • Helped fund the remodel of the commons area for next year

  • Hosted and funded the 5th grade celebration party

  • Decorated the front flower pots

  • Purchased supplies for an art club after school

  • Purchased recess equipment

  • Provided materials to classrooms

  • Helped contribute to the TWO school assemblies

  • Purchased a Norton Creek t-shirt for every student and staff member at school

  • Purchased new Norton Creek lanyards for all students and staff

  • Distributed welcome to Norton Creek signs and magnets to new families

  • Bought retirement eagle statues for our very missed retirees


Don’t miss out on saving time and money on back-to-school supply shopping this year. We’ve teamed up with School ToolBox to offer you teacher approved school supply packs. Order before 6/12 to get the best pricing on school supplies this season. Order here


Congratulations to Quinci Chu for designing the winning yearbook cover!


Did you know that yearbooks are still available on Treering’s website if you missed your opportunity to purchase one? Visit and log in, or use School code: 1014078102991575


Don’t forget that TONIGHT is our Eagles Eat Out event at Portillos! See flier below for more details!


Don’t forget that TOMORROW night in the OLC (Outdoor Learning Center) the Fox Valley Astronomy Club will be hosting a FREE star gazing party at 7:30PM. Please sign up in MTK so they know how many telescopes to bring with them! See flyer below for more details.

We also wanted to send a BIG THANK YOU to the Brewster Family and Wesner Family for cleaning up the OLC on Sunday. They prepped the garden beds for the 2nd graders to plant in the butterfly garden this week, installed a new butterfly sign, pulled all the weeds(there were a lot), planted new plants (including one that smells like cocoa cola and one that’s flowers are suppose to look like bats when they bloom), planted herbs, re-stocked the Little Library, hung the new wind chime, cleaned up the garbage around the OLC!


Our final PTO meeting of the year was held last Tuesday. Please find what was discussed and voted on here. Please be on the lookout for a PTO survey so we can better reach YOU and keep you in the ‘know’ next year.


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 2022-23. 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.


Many thanks to those who have already paid their PTO sponsorship for next year. Your financial support helps all of the students at Norton Creek through our fun events, programs, books and more! You may pay your family sponsorship of $25 HERE or through PushCoin when you pay your school registration fees. Your support is greatly appreciated!
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