THE LION'S ROAR!
December 9, 2022
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRIDE LEADER
Class List Assignments 23-24
Hello Norris Lions!
It's that time of the year when we begin planning for next year! We will soon start developing class lists for the 23-24 school year. The creation of class lists is a very important task that involves many educators and a great deal of thought. As we create our class lists, we consider the following criteria:
Balancing the male/female ratio
Incorporating different academic levels of students
Matching individual learning styles with teaching styles
Keeping the classroom social dynamic balanced
Although we would like to grant all requests, it would be impossible to do so and could possibly jeopardize the integrity of the process. If there are truly unusual circumstances that you feel must be addressed regarding your child’s placement for next year, please follow these guidelines:
1. Send an email request to Mrs. Dolezal by March 31, 2023. Requests made after this point may not be considered.
2. Describe your child’s learning style and the type, not the name, of the teacher that would benefit your child. There must be an educational rationale for your request.
Rest assured that we are very deliberate about formulating the class lists each year so that your child (and ALL children) have a positive, productive experience at Norris Elementary. Thank you for your support!
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Dolezal, Principal
CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS WEEK'S ROAR TICKET WINNERS!
2/27 - 3/3 - Read Across America Week (See Flyer)
2/27/23- School Improvement Team Meeting - 4:00-5:00
2/27/23 - SAVE Program - 3:45 - 6:45 PM
2/28/23 - YES Day!
3/1/23 - Pride Singers - 7:30 AM
3/2/23 - PTO Meeting - 6:00 PM
3/9/23 - Golden Sower Club - 3:45 - 5:00 PM
3/12/23 - Daylight Savings (Spring ahead 1 hour)
3/14/23 - Mommy & Me Story Time - 11:30 AM
3/15/23 - Raising Cane's Night - 4:00 - 7:00 PM
3/17/23 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
4/3 - 4/7 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
5/25 - LAST DAY of school
Click HERE for the NORRIS 2022/2023 Calendar.
Click HERE for the MPS 2022/2023 Calendar.
School Improvement Team
Parents, please reach out to Mrs. Dolezal if you are interested in joining our School Improvement Team. We will be working on our Norris Site Plan, and working on a plan to improve out student achievement scores in Reading and Math.
Our next meeting is Monday, February 27th!
LOST & FOUND
Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures
•Only pick up in Designated Zones
•Follow One Way Traffic
•Pull Forward in Pick Up Lanes
•Do Not Park in Pick Up Lanes
For the safety of all children, please follow all parking lot procedures
Model Respect and Kindness to our Community!
LUNCH MENU - FEBRUARY 2023
LUNCH MENU - MARCH 2023
ADVENTURES OF TUCKER - NORRIS THERAPY DOG
Hanging out with 5th grade!
READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK - FEB. 27TH - MAR. 3RD
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!
MAVERICK RUN - APRIL 22ND
Click on picture to register!
RAICES DE MEXICO - Accepting new members!
Raices de México is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 and its mission is to share the Mexican culture through folkloric and indigenous dances. Dance classes and studio are based in Omaha, Nebraska, but they perform all over the states of Nebraska and Iowa.
Family Membership: $25
*Includes all classes for all family members
For more information:
Text or Call: 402-598-2494
VOTING INFORMATION FOR LEVY OVERRIDE
DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING - MARCH 1ST
LADY PATRIOT TRYOUTS - MARCH 14TH
ART/MUSIC REVIEW - MARCH 23RD & 28TH
SUMMER BAND CAMP - JUNE 5TH - 9TH
SPARK - SUMMER CARE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Don’t miss out on these epic summer programs!
Are you looking for full time or part time fun for your students this summer? Spark is a program provided by Millard Public Schools Foundation and this summer we have great explorations planned for your child. Weekly registration is available, themed activities, and weekly field trips.
NEW this year – Spark Adventure is our new part-time summer program! Join our Spark Adventure crew for an action-packed summer. Available for children entering 1st-6th grade.
Space is limited - register today at www.mpsfoundation.org
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!
CASEY'S REWARDS APP
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
JOIN OUR TEAM - 5TH GRADE TEACHER WANTED!!
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!