Norton Creek Elementary
Thursday Tidbits - March 17, 2022
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
3/24/2022- Business Services Meeting 5:30-6:30pm (Haines Center)
3/28/2022-4/1/2022 Spring Break (No Students In Attendance)
4/4/2022- School Resumes
From the Principal Tony White.....
This adjustment is analogous to those adjustments we all can use - our Eagles and ourselves - in life. We need someone who knows how to put a little pressure in the right spot, trust them enough to push, and let it go. Maybe it's a mindset that I'm not good at math. Perhaps it's a relationship that went rocky over something small and devolved into a cold war.
Whatever needs an adjustment can always be adjusted, and heading back to my story at the chiropractor, he told me it was good I came in the day I got hurt as that makes for a quicker adjustment and recovery. The same goes for our lives: The quicker we make things right, the quicker the healing. This is what we are constantly working on with our Eagles through structures such as Restorative Practices - here at Norton Creek and at your homes. We're all in this together, and I couldn't think of a finer team of students, staff, and families to do this most important work with.
Have a wonderful weekend making memories with your favorite people!
Equity Audit Parent Focus Groups
Can you help the Nurses Office?
We are in need of gently used pants and/or shirts in the office. Students occasionally need a change of clothing during the school day, and we use these clothes for that purpose.
We can use boys and girls pants ( sweat pants, leggings etc.)
If you are able to donate some gently used clothing, please send them to the office.
Updated IDPH COVID Information
The Illinois Department of Public Health will no longer consider a positive at home test result as a valid positive result. The health department now advises individuals who test positive on an at home test to go validate the test result at a COVID testing site. Individuals who test negative with an at home test are to validate with a rapid test at a testing site.
SCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULES
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org indicate students first and last name.
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.
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
Arriving Late To School
Wednesday Early Release Dates
Our next early release day will be on March 23rd. Dismissal is at 2:10pm.
The following dates below are early release Wednesdays. Please plan accordingly for your children.
Students will be released at 2:10pm on the followings dates this year-
- March 23
- April 27
5th Grade: 10:50-11:10
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.
PTO'S E-NEWS THIS WEEK!
EAGLES EAT OUT email@example.com
Thank you to all that battled the elements to get to Gia Mia last week! We had a successful night and raised over $400!! Thank you to our amazing parent chair, Elisa Ignash, who organizes these fantastic events.
VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW (K-5) firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to submit your act for our 2nd annual Virtual Variety Show by Friday March 18th!. To enter your child or your child’s group act, please click here. There only needs to be one entry per act, where you will enter all participants within that group. See flyer below, created by a few of our very own 5th grade Eagles!
BASKET RAFFLE email@example.com
Save the date! Basket Raffle is scheduled to be Friday May 6th!
GET YOUR YEARBOOKS: DUE 4/1/2022 firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you ordered a yearbook for your student yet? Visit Treering to confirm if you've already ordered or to place an order for your student(s). Included again this year with the yearbook purchase is the option to create 2 free custom pages, which must be completed by 4/1/22. If you've already ordered a yearbook, you have the option through Treering to customize 2 pages to capture your students' school memories for an unforgettable year! See attached for a quick how-to flyer from Treering.
ATTENTION 5TH GRADE PARENTS:
Do you have any pictures of your 5th grader participating in any school event/activity that you could share for the year end celebration? Please send them to NC5THGRADEFAREWELL@gmail.com
BUTTER BRAIDS FUNDRAISER (K-5) email@example.com
This PTO fundraiser was very popular last year! These delicious pastries are available in many flavors. Order forms were sent home in backpacks and are due back at school on Friday, March 25. Orders will be available for pickup at the school April 5, time and place TBD. If you have any questions, please email Jen Solare at the address above.
If you missed the PTO meeting last week, we voted on extra funds to be spent for the school! The minutes are here. Please be on the lookout for an order form from Mr. White to get your FREE NORTON CREEK T-SHIRT!
COUGARS READING CLUB
Don’t forget to be jotting down those reading minutes to get your free Cougars Tickets!
AMAZONSMILE (K-5) firstname.lastname@example.orgCalling all shoppers! If you are shopping on Amazon, please consider using AmazonSmile. With every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% to our school when you choose Norton Creek Elementary as your charity. This includes millions of everyday items at smile.amazon.com. You must use the specified link for Norton Creek to receive credit. Ask all of the Amazon shoppers in your family to use AmazonSmile!