Elementary Newsletter

February 6,2014


Norris Girls and Boys Basketball

at Norris Friday, February 7.

Follow all directions when attending Norris games.  

Conduct at Basketball Games It is important that Norris fans create a positive experience for athletes and visitors. Norris has a great sportsmanship reputation which will be continued. Athletic Director, Greg Hardin, has prepared the following information for parents and children to observe when attending home athletic events this winter sports season.

1. Norris High School, Middle School, and Elementary School students may sit in the student section behind the South basket. Middle School and Elementary School students will sit at the top of the section with High School students filling the lower rows. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the game whether your children sit with you or in the student section. Please do not allow your child to run in and out of the game repeatedly and unsupervised. Please instruct your child that they are there to watch the game. Trips to the lobby/commons area should be limited. Students may be returned to sit with their parents in the event game administration finds students not following conduct expectations. The East bleachers will be designated for Norris fans.

2. No balls are to be brought into the building. The game ball is the only ball that is necessary at the game. Please do not allow your child to bring balls to the game for play purposes.

3. The lobby/commons area is not a place for children to stay after purchasing concessions or using the restroom.

4. The South doors are not student or public entrances, please only use the East doors to the Middle School.

5. Please help to teach your child the meaning of good sportsmanship. Everyone has a role in sportsmanship regardless of age.

Elementary School Music Program

Mark your calendars!

1st Grade- Thursday, April 10, 7:00 pm

2nd Grade- Thursday, April 10, 7:30 pm


Students who will turn 5 on or before July 31, 2014 are eligible to attend Kindergarten during the 2014-15 school year.  Online registration is available at http://www.norris160.org/registration

Kindergarten Parent Orientation

Save the Date!

When:  Tuesday, March 25th,

7-8 pm

Where:  Elementary Gym

We will be having an informal parent orientation where you are invited to come and pick up information and get a head start on the necessary paperwork we will need for your child to enroll him/her in kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year.

Valentines Day Planning 2014--

The Norris staff is planning activities for Valentines Day.  Many classroom teachers will be sharing Valentines Day activity plans with families.

Families are asked not to bring edible items that would be shared with other students on Valentine’s Day.  Students are welcome to share items that are not edible with a valentine or the valentine itself.  Thanks for making this a great day for all Norris students.

Information from the Health Office

We have seen an increase in illness the past few weeks.  Please be aware of a couple of reminders:

  • If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or higher the health office will contact you to come and pick them up.

  • Please make sure your child is fever free without any fever reducing medication for 24 hours before you send them back to school.

Before and After School Program

The Tree House facility will be assuming the responsibilities of directing the before and after school care program on March 10, 2014.  We are working with diligently to make a smooth transition for everyone involved.  Any questions can be directed to Natalie Howard at treehouserocks@hotmail.com or at 402-792-3352.



In the event that Norris has a late start due to weather, we will NOT have morning preschool but WILL have afternoon preschool.  If Norris has an early release, we WILL have morning preschool but afternoon preschool will be cancelled.


February 14- Staff Development Day No Students

February 17 No School Presidents Day

February 18 & 20 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:30 p.m.

March 3 PTO Meeting Norris Elementary School 7:00 p.m.

March 7 Staff Development Day No Students

April 4- School Carnival 5:30-8:30

April 18-21 Spring Break

April 25- District music contest- No School

Thursday, February 6, 2014