Viking Voyage

October 12, 2015

Upcoming Events

Norwood is excited to see the enthusiastic support of our community. In our recent celebration of National Walk to School Day, we had over 120 students and many parent walkers on our journey through the neighborhood! It was a great way to start our day.

We are practicing "Thankful Thursday" at Norwood. We are thankful to be Vikings and thankful for this community in which we serve. If you have a special "Thank you" that you would like to say to our staff, please drop it in the front office. We can deliver it to specific teachers, or post on our "Thankful Thursday" board.

Our next Big Event will be Read or Treat on October 27th from 6:00-7:30 pm! Mark your calendars!!! We could also use your assistance in the donation of treats. We are asking for candy or treats that are individually wrapped and that DO NOT HAVE NUTS of any sort. Your student can turn this into the homeroom teacher.

ABC's of School Success begin with "A" for Attendance

At Norwood, we want every student to be successful. The ABC's of school success begin with attendance. Children should attend school every day, except in cases of illness or emergency. It is impossible to replace the learning that happens on any school day with make-up work. Regular attendance and promptness promote success. Arriving on time is important to start the day off on the right track. For some students, arriving late causes anxiety and difficulty starting the day.

Norwood Bell Schedule:

  • Doors open at 7:15
  • Teachers get students at 7:30 for class to begin
  • Tardy bell rings at 7:45

Our goal is for students to be in class at 7:30.

We need your family's help for school arrival to be before the tardy bell and with enough time for students to eat breakfast if needed.

What you can do:

  • Set a regular bed time and morning plan.
  • Lay out clothes and school items the night before.
  • Don't allow your child to stay home except for illness and emergencies.
  • If your child is anxious about school and doesn't seem to want to go, talk to the teacher or the school counselor so we can make a plan together on how to help relieve anxiety.
  • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.
  • Have a back up plan for getting to school if something comes up unexpectedly.