Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - August 27, 2020


  • September 4- Institute Day (No Students In Attendance)
  • September 7- Labor Day Holiday (No Students in Attendance)



AM Session-

8:00am -10:15am

PM-Session -


1st thru 5th Grades-


Please call the school attendance line if your student will be absent at 331-228-2700.


One of life's greatest joys is watching your children become the people they will be. As a dad to three kids under five, my wife and I are living this joy right now. Everyday, our three and almost five year old have us in stitches laughing, in awe of their rapid growth, and loving every minute of it. Here, at Norton Creek, as we start the 2020-2021 school year, we find ourselves in a very similar situation.

On the first day of school, your Eagles came to us as the amazing people they are, and on the last day of school next May, they will be miles ahead of where they are even today. They will understand more about the world they are growing up in and the emotions they and others experience as their comprehension of complex text grows. Their critical thinking and problem-solving skills will evolve through their learning in math and science. And each day, their love for life and joy of learning will increase. By Memorial Day, your Eagle will look, sound, and feel like an even better version of themselves today. And, that's our goal in education: to help children become the best versions of themselves through the passion and compassion we pass along everyday.

"Star Wars" is not everyone's cup of tea, and even within the "Star Wars" fandom, the prequel trilogy is not even the most ardent fan's cup of tea. However, Yoda has a line that sums up what I'm rambling to say here: "Truly wonderful the mind of a child is." Our entire Norton Creek community certainly believes this, and we are excited to explore and continue to develop the minds of our Eagles. To our new friends, welcome to Norton Creek, and to our longtime friends, welcome back! It is going to be an absolutely amazing year, and I am excited to journey with each of you. Have a wonderful weekend in the sun with the people you love most!

Self Certification Form

When filling out the form, please, know that you do not need to print out the "PASS" it generates if you sign today's date on the card in the luggage tag. Students without signatures are checked and parents called before they can enter the building.Thank you very much for your cooperation and understanding.

Click on the tab to view the Norton Creek calendar


Back to School Night is going virtual! September 8, Trail guides will be sent to all families with links to videos created by our teachers as well as links to September 10th Zoom sessions for you to jump on with your Eagle's teacher. The Zoom sessions will each last 20 minutes and run between 6:00 and 6:20 and 6:30 and 6:50 (giving families with students at multiple grade levels time to get to each Zoom). Your child's teacher will share with you a Google Doc for you to add your question to be answered at these sessions in the near future.

Families with remote learners will receive Back to School Night information from your child's teacher.

Just A Note

During this unique time of educating students in both remote and in-person settings, we are making every effort to balance class sizes and maintain a sense of community for all our students. As parents continue to request changes for their children, impacting both remote and in person class size, we will need to continue to shift personnel and adjust the remote and in person classroom makeups. While continuity is our goal, these adjustments may result in changes in placements. We appreciate your patience as we work to provide meaningful educational experiences for all our students


District 303 has specific guidelines on acceptable face coverings while at school.Please click on the link below to read these guidelines.




1st Grade: 11:30-11:50

2nd Grade:11:05-11:25

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!


Click on the button for lunch menu.

Orchestra Information for Parents

Attention all 3rd Grade Families!

Your child may join the orchestra program here in D303! The instruments of the orchestra are:

violin, viola, cello and bass

Learn more about the Norton Creek orchestra program here:

Norton Creek 2020 Orchestra Enrollment Information

Parents - Join us for one of two Zoom meetings where we will share a program overview presentation, safety precautions, and rental information. Both optional presentations are identical,and there will be opportunities to ask questions about our orchestra program.


Jorge Brito

Elementary Orchestra Teacher

Norton Creek and Wasco Schools

St. Charles CUSD 303

Band- Noteworthy News

Band - Noteworthy News

The 5th-grade band program is accepting new members! Due to current safety measures, the only instrument offered at the moment is percussion. It is our hope that we can switch to wind instruments once it is safe to do so. If you would like to learn more about the band program and get enrolled, please visit the band website. Questions? Reach out to


Welcome back Eagles both in person and remote students! Your PTO is here for you and thrilled to partner with our growing, hard-working staff this school year. A giant thank you to our Welcome Committee Chair Susan Brewster for setting up our balloon displays at the front entryway both this week and last week, organizing the distribution of signage for new families and kindergarteners with welcome bags and more, and for ordering our #cardmyyard sign displays!

Also, snag a discount on this year’s Treering yearbook online by ordering before September 30th and send your pictures (since we can’t get into the building to take as many this fall) to Shelly Atienza at:!

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