Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - April 21, 2022


4/25/22- Policy and Committee Meeting/Haines Center 5:00-6:00pm

4/25/22- Business Committee Meeting/Haines Center 6:00-7:00pm

4/27/22- Early Release Day Elementary Schools/Students Release At 2:10pm

4/27/22- Art Club at 2:10-3:00pm

4/28/22- Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting/Haines Center 6:00-8:00pm

5/9/22- School Board Meeting/Haines Center 7pm


Click on the tab to view the Norton Creek calendar

Click Below For Returning Student Registration Information

TMS Summer Camp Information

D303 Summer Camp Information

D303 Summer Camp is here. Starting on April 5-April 18, 2022. Please click on the link to sign up for any summer camps. Click on this link to go to the summer camp page.

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Arriving Late To School

If your child is arriving after 8:00am please walk them into the school and sign them in.


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.

New Email For All Families To Use

Please email any arrival/dismissal changes as well as any information for the school nurse or office staff to

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 indicate students first and last name.

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

Wednesday Early Release Dates

Our next early release day will be on April 27.

Student dismissal will be released at 2:10pm.

Dismissal/Bus Changes

If there is a occasional change to your child dismissal please email 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.



5th Grade: 10:50-11:10

2nd Grade:11:15-11:35

Kindergarten: 11:40-12:00

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.

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Summer Band Camp Information

Summer Strings Camp Information

I Heart Art Summer Camp Information

Bernie's Book Bank

The D303 donation drive for Bernie’s Book Bank will be held for one week, April 25-29, 2022, at all D303 schools. Please consider bringing in new and gently used children’s books for birth through 6th grade to one of the D303 schools during the donation drive. Parents or students may place books in the collection bins located in the front hallway. D303’s goal for the 2022 donation drive is 20,000 books. Every book will help us reach our goal.

Please check that the books you are sending fit the following criteria:

Donate to Bernie’s Book Bank-

Birth through 6th grade only

Must be in good physical condition

Books written in English or Spanish


Board books

Chapter books

Recent nonfiction and graphic novels

Keep or donate elsewhere-

Languages other than English and Spanish

Young adult (Ex. Hunger Games, John Green novels…)

Adult books (Ex. “Chicken Soup” books)

Religious books

LRC books (Contact Bernie’s Book Bank to get more information about what they will accept.)

Reference books (dictionaries, atlases…)

Textbooks or test prep books


Outdated nonfiction (Ex. technology books published before 2017)

Science project books

Activity Books (Ec. cookbooks, sticker books with no story or with missing stickers, gaming books with no story, books for handwriting practice,,,)

Self-help books (Ex. The Care and Keeping of You, why parents get divorced, how to deal with death, bullying…)

Poor physical condition

Torn or bent covers

Torn pages]

Heavy marking


Off odor

Very yellow pages

Cracked bindings

Hardcover books with cardboard showing in the corner

Noise making buttons that don’t work





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

We still need some 5th grade parent volunteers to help with their AMAZING RACE game on the day of their celebration, Friday May 20th! Sign ups are in MTK.


Thank you very much to those who have already volunteered to chair or co-chair a PTO committee next year! Your help is greatly appreciated! There are still several committee chair positions open for 2022-23. Check out the JOB DESCRIPTIONS to see all of these fun opportunities. Contact Maggie McPike Carlson, PTO President, or Kaisa Davis, PTO Vice President with any questions.


Come join us for some Spring Cleaning in our outdoor learning center on Sunday May 14th. Please see attached flyer for details. Also, don’t forget Earth Day is TOMORROW. A list of things we could do in our community to help with Earth Day is also below!!


We need VOLUNTEERS for the IN PERSON Basket Raffle on Friday, May 6th!! Sign ups are on MTK


We also need volunteers to help our amazing teacher appreciation team spoil our teachers for Teacher Appreciation week. Please consider donating an item or two and dropping off at the school. See the full list of items needed in MTK.


Calling all shoppers! If you are shopping on Amazon, please consider using AmazonSmile. With ever eligible purchase, AmazonSmile donates .5% to our school when you chose Norton Creek Elementary as your charity. This includes millions of everyday items at You must use the specified link for Norton Creek to receive credit. Ask all of the Amazon shoppers in your family to use AmazonSmile!
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