Norton Creek Elementary
Friday Tidbits- February 9, 2024
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
2/12/2024- School Board Meeting 6pm/Haines Center
2/19/2024- President's Day- No Students (No School/Offices Closed)
2/20/2024- Learning and Teaching Meeting 5:30pm/Haines Center
2/21/2024- Early Release/Dismissal for students at 2:10pm.
2/23/2024- End of Second Trimester
2/29/2024- K-5 Attends until 11:30 only this day/No K-5 students in the afternoon
3/1/2024- Kane County Institute Day/Teacher Work Day(No Students)
3/6/2024-Reports cards available on HAC at 9am
3/25/2024 thru 3/29/2024- Spring Break
Please mark these dates on your calendars-
Early Release Days for Elementary school this year(dismissal is at 2:10) are February 21st, March 20th, and April 24th.
SCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULES
Kindergarten thru 5th Grades-
Students can be dropped off at 7:45am for the school day. If you arrive before that time please keep your child with you until 7:45 as there is no supervision outside until then.
The School Day ends at 3pm on all days except early release days which is 2:10pm. If you pick your children up by car please plan to be here at 3pm daily.
If you are arriving after 8:00am for safety and security you must walk your student into the main office and sign them in.
Our school office is open from 7:30am until 4:00pm on school days.
East Soccer Clinic at Norton Creek
St. Charles East is holding a Soccer Clinic at Norton Creek on February 12th, 13th, and 15th. If you signed up, your dates are as follows You will be contacted by email as to what group your K-2 student will attend.
Monday, February 12th : K-2 3:30 - 4:30
Tuesday, February 13th : K-2 3:30 - 4:30
Thursday, February 15th : 3-5 3:30 - 4:30
If you turned in a permission slip and have any questions about when your Eagle should be attending, please email :
University of Wisconsin Varsity Badger Band at the Norris Cultural Arts Center
Friday, February 16, 7:00 PM - General Admission: $20 adults / $10 students and seniors
Join us in the Norris Theatre for a thrilling evening of music performed by one of America’s premier collegiate bands – the University of Wisconsin Varsity Badger Band!
Tickets are general admission with open seating. Doors will open approximately 45 minutes before the concert. Please note: the concert is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.
For online ticketing, visit https://norris-cultural-arts.ticketleap.com/university-of-wisconsin-varsity-band-in-concert/
Organic Life Lunchroom Supervisors Needed
Organic Life, the K-8 Food Service provider for CUSD 303 is looking for candidates to serve as Cashiers, Food Service Workers & Lunchroom Supervisors for the 2023-2024 school year.
Please contact Patricia Burton at 331-228-5242 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Student Handbook & Electronic Devices In School
Electronic Devices in School
Students are extended the privilege of possessing phones/smartwatches on school grounds; however, their use is limited to after-school dismissal and non-school days. These devices must be in the off position, or not used once the student arrives on campus until the end of the school day
Snacks For Your Student
Please remember to send your student with snacks to school. Healthy snacks help manage kids' hunger and boost nutrition. Snacks can keep them from getting so hungry that they get cranky. And for picky eaters of all ages, snacks are a chance to add more nutrients to their diets.
Winter Weather Is Here....
The weather has officially changed. Please ensure that you send your student(s) to school with a coat, hat, gloves, snow pants and boots in order to be outside in the snow at recess. Any students that do not have those required items for recess will be limited to the blacktop for recess.
West Chicago Aftercare Program
Friendly Reminders From the school office...
A few reminders to keep the school year going.....
How do I contact the nurse?
Please email the nurse at email@example.com or call 331-228-2704.
How do I contact the office or nurse via email?
Please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
What time can my student arrive to school?
We open the doors at 7:45am for student arrival every morning. Students should not be dropped off before that time as there is no supervision for students. If you arrive before drop off time please keep your child in your car until the appropriate time.
Arriving Late To School-
If your child is arriving after 8:00am please walk them into the school and sign them in. Please also notify the attendance line if you plan to arrive to school after 8:30am.
How do I report an absence?.
Absences should be called in by 7:45 AM if your child will be absent for any portion of the day. The number is 331-228-2700 and has voicemail. You can call during the evening or overnight and leave a message. Please leave your child’s name and the reason why your child is out. If they are ill, please indicate their symptoms.
Even if you notify your child's teacher of an absence via email, we ask that you please still notify the office at email@example.com for attendance purposes. Please note that if your child is sick, they should be fever free and have no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. Of course, you can always email the teacher as well, but you need to formally notify the school of any student absence.
Is your child leaving school early?
Also, if you will be picking up your child early or taking your child out for an appointment, please let our front office know as early in the day as possible by calling the main number at 331-228-2700 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This can be very helpful should a pick-up time be when the child is in specials or at lunch. Kids can be indoors as well as outdoors depending on their schedule and it can take a few extra minutes to locate and get the child down to the office for an early pickup if they are not in their classroom.
Does your child need a 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
Please see attached form below or visit the district website at www.d303.org under the FORMS section.
What if my child has a change in dismissal/transportation?
Please let the school know as early as possible if there is a occasional change to your child dismissal by emailing email@example.com 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. Dismissal time can be very hectic and to help ensure a smooth dismissal, getting any transportation changes for students early is very helpful. Simply call the school office or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know.
What if my child forgot an item at home?
If your child has forgotten an item at home and it is needed for that day please email the classroom teacher to notify them that you will be dropping an item off. Bring the item labeled with the name and teacher to the office and place the item in the bookcase by the front window.
What is my child lost/misplaced an item at school?
Please ask your child to check the lost and found table. You can also email the classroom teacher to let her know that your student is looking for an item. They will allow time for them to check the table in the Community Room.
Note: Save our school number in your contacts. Norton Creek Elementary: (331) 228-2700.
1st Grade: 11:00-11:20
4th Grade: 11:20-11:40
RISE Students: 11:40-12:00
2nd Grade: 12:00-12:20
3rd Grade: 12:20-12:40
5th Grade: 12:40-1:00
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.