Norton Creek Elementary

Thursday Tidbits - April 8th, 2020


  • 4/12/21- School Board Meeting@7pm
  • 4/19/21-Learning and Teaching Meeting@5:30pm
  • 4/21/21-DPTO Meeting@9:30am
  • 4/26/21-Policy Committee Meeting@5pm
  • 4/26/21-Business Services Meeting@5:30pm

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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.



AM Session-

8:00am -10:15am

PM-Session -


1st thru 5th Grades-


Our School Office is open from 7:30am until 3:30pm on school days.

Please call the school attendance line if your student will be absent 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.



1st Grade: 11:30-11:50

2nd Grade:11:05-11:25

3rd Grade: 12:20-12:40

4th Grade: 10:40-11:00

5th Grade: 11:55-12:15

If your student forgets their lunch please email the classroom teacher and drop off at the main office. Thank You!

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Summer Camp Information

Lost And Found

The Lost and Found items will be disposed of/donated on Friday, April 9th 2021. If your student is missing an item please have them visit the table in the main entrance foyer prior to that date.


Just the other day, I was having a really interesting conversation with a teacher about a group of students who perform really well on assessments, but seem rather hesitant to take risks on tasks that are more open-ended. This may seem strange on the surface, but is far more typical than one may initially be inclined to believe.

Students who perform well on assessments and tests earning strong marks believe they are "smart", often are told they are "smart," and are frequently

determined to hold onto this label for life. The thought of being wrong is scary, and while no one LIKES being wrong, we know that part of true learning is doing it wrong before you get it right. They tend to believe: "If I'm not wrong, I'm not right. If I'm not right, I'm not smart. If I'm not smart, then what am I?" This fear almost paralyzes them, but it doesn't have to.

One of the best things we can do for our kids is to remind them that failure is a temporary condition - it only lasts forever if we quit. Enjoy the process more than the product. We are a results-oriented society and should never ignore the product; however, we must teach our Eagles to enjoy the journey that got them to the goal - celebrating the rises just as much as the falls. In teaching our children to enjoy the ride more than the destination, we encourage them not to rush. Building a home is very exciting, but we would not want the builders to rush the foundation so we could move in sooner. The same holds true for our Eagles: They have far more learning and growth ahead of themselves than they do behind them. Let's help them to enjoy each day of the journey as opposed to looking for the next big thing.

We have some rain in the forecast this weekend, but it sure beats snow and ice! Enjoy the time with your favorite people in the world!



Butter Braids Fundraiser

Please see the link below or the order fom for the Butter Braids fundraiser! Help support the Norton Creek PTO by placing your order.



Thank you to Jennifer Solare for running our Butter Braids fundraiser again this year! A form was sent home with your students prior to spring break, but if it was misplaced, see flyer below. This year also has an online order link. Check it out here .Orders are due April 23rd!


Our first ever Virtual Variety Show will be Friday, April 30th! All SUBMISSIONS of videos must be entered by Monday, April 12th!

Our first ever Virtual Basket Raffle is scheduled for Friday, May 7th!


Would you like to run a committee next year? Or possibly shadow a position to take over for the following year? We will have several openings come fall, so please stay on the lookout for more information regarding what is open! A link with job descriptions will be available next week on MTK. It’s been a strange year and we didn’t get to do a lot of our normal events, but crossing fingers next year will look better! Thank you to everyone that helped this year! Contact Maggie McPike Carlson, PTO President, or Kaisa Davis, Vice President with any questions. We can meet virtually with you via Zoom! Thank you!


Calling 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 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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Message from Health Office to Families

Health Office Contact Information

If a family needs to contact the school nurse with a doctor's note to return to school or has a question, please contact us at:

Cathy Leone (RISE RN) -

Sumana Parveen (RN) -

Virginia Wicinski (RN) -

Policy Regarding if a Member of a Student's Household is symptomatic without diagnostic testing or clinical evaluation.

If an individual in a student's home is experiencing COVID like symptoms and has not received a COVID test or has not been evaluated by a health care provider then household members (any person living in the home e.g. siblings that attend any D303 school, parents) are to quarantine.

COVID-like symptoms include: Fever (100.4° F or higher), new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain from an unknown cause, new congestion/runny nose, new loss of sense of taste or smell, nausea, fatigue from unknown cause, muscle or body aches. Medical Evaluation and Testing are Strongly Recommended for ALL persons with COVID-Like Symptoms.

Students will be able to return to school when:

  • If a COVID test is completed for the family member and test results are negative, the students in the family may return to school.
  • If the symptomatic family member is evaluated by his/her doctor and an alternative diagnosis is given to the family member, the students in the family may return to school.
  • If no COVID testing or no evaluation by a healthcare provider of the symptomatic family member, the family member will need to stay home 10 calendar days from onset of symptoms and ALL children in the family will need to stay home 14 calendar days from the onset of symptoms.
  • If the symptomatic family member tests positive for COVID-19, the symptomatic family will stay home for 10 calendar days and need a release from isolation letter from the health department. All children in the family will need to stay home for 14 days and will need a release from quarantine letter from their local health department.

If a family needs a release letter from the local health department, here are the contact numbers for the health department. The department you contact will depend on where you live.

Kane County: 630 -208-3801

Dupage County :(630) 682-7400

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Help For Those Affected By Covid-19

If your family is in need of assistance with rent/mortgage or utilities please click on the form below for more information.