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Elementary Announcements, November 21, 2013

The PTO has decided that the skating party this evening, November 21, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Culver's Dine Out Fundraiser on Thursday December 5 from 5-9.
Elementary at the Pioneers (70th and Pioneers) location.
Intermediate schools at the Old Chenny (14th and Old Chenney)
She will be doing 10% back to the school. She will also be doing some sort of a sign up the group with the largest turn out will be getting 20 kick balls/volleyballs/ footballs and the other school will get 10. This again was her idea. She also wondered about door prizes. She may be doing them as well.

When: Sunday, December 1st. 1pm
Where: Hickman City Building
What: 2.5 mile run ($20), 1 mile fun run ($15), or 100 meter run (no charge)
Bring a new or used sporting equipment to donate to GameOn 1125 and get $5 off your entry fee.

Security Changes
Changes to campus security have taken place. As you enter each of the buildings on campus, you will need to “ring the bell” to open the doors to be let into the building. We are all adjusting to the changes and appreciate your patience while we get all of the doors adjusted. Understand that security of our campus and students is vital and the reason we are implementing the changes.
Once you have entered the building, we need you to check into the office and get a name tag so we are aware of people in the building. If a parent or other family member would like to come and eat lunch with your child, check into the office and then wait in the office until your child’s class goes to lunch.

Season Changes
As we are starting to experience cooler weather, please make sure to send coats and warmer clothes with your child. Even though it may get warmer later in the day, the morning recess can be cooler making it necessary for students to have coats. Layers work well to deal with the cooler mornings and warmer afternoons. Hats and gloves are encouraged for the cooler temperatures. The students go outside everyday for recess unless it is raining or the temperature and/or wind chill is below 0. Make sure that student have appropriate clothing to play outside and the snow if that is an option. A student must bring snow pants and boots in order to play in the snow at recess.


Information from the Health Office
We have begun to see an increase in the number of head lice cases here at school. The spread of head lice can be controlled with prompt diagnosis and diligent checking/treatment. Therefore, we are asking for your help. The first thing you can do to help prevent the spread of lice is to discuss the subject openly with your family.
Lice can affect anyone, regardless of background or hygiene. They do not transmit disease. Educating everyone about what to look for helps lead to early detection and treatment resulting in a decrease in the number of cases. Lice cannot fly or jump, they only crawl. They are usually transferred during direct head to head contact. Remind your children to be aware of their surroundings and not to share items that touch their heads like hats, headphones, helmets, hair accessories, etc. Children with medium length or long hair may want to keep their hair secured with barrettes or ponytail holders to decrease their risk of direct contact with another student’s hair. Check your child’s hair for evidence of head lice. The adult louse is about the size of a sesame seed and can be reddish brown to dark gray in color. Eggs, or nits, are smaller and silver or white in color. They are attached to the hair shaft, usually within 1 inch of the scalp, and are difficult to remove as opposed to dry skin or dandruff, which can be easily removed. Other signs to watch for are frequent head scratching and red bite marks or sores on the scalp. Following are magnified pictures of head lice in their different stages:

Once again Norris Elementary will be participating in Caring Lane for the Holidays. Each grade level will choose a program to donate items to for people in need and will collect those items here at school. Here is the information from 2nd grade and please be watching for additional information from the other grade levels.
This holiday season Norris Second Grade will form a partnership with Crete Blue Valley Migrant Preschool. Children from all parts of the world attend preschool at this wonderful facility. We can help these children in so many ways! Donations may be new or gently used items.
We will collect:
school supplies
mittens or gloves crayons
hats & scarves pencils
boots glue or glue sticks
socks paints
shirts puzzles
jeans books
We will be collecting items from December 2nd - December 16.
There will be decorated collection boxes in the elementary lobby. Thank you for partnering with us to make this a joyful holiday season for Crete Blue Valley Migrant Preschool!

Give with Target
Want to help Norris students? It’s easy. Our school can receive up to $10,000 in
Target Gift Cards for books or any supplies we need. Wouldn’t that be great? All we need to do is vote for our school each week until September 21. It’s part of Give with Target. Upon receiving 25votes, Target will send a $25 gift card to our school and add $1.00 for each additional vote up to$10,000. Find out more and vote at

PTO Meeting
Monday, December 2nd @ 7:00 pm in the Intermediate Library.
Child care will be provided. Please join us.

November 27-29: Thanksgiving break, No Student
December 20: Last day of 2nd Quarter
December 23-January 3, 2014, Holiday Vacation
January 20, 2014: No Students
February 14-17: No School
February 18th and 20th: Parent Teacher Conferences

Thank you for providing Norris the opportunity to work with your children.

Thursday, November 21, 2013