Elementary Newsletter

7:00 PM
Lincoln Southwest High School
Norris Elementary will be celebrating
Dr. Seuss' Birthday and Read Across America
March 3­6
Monday, March 3:  Foot Book/Fox in Socks Day
Your child is encouraged to wear silly socks to school today
Tuesday, March 4:  Hats off to Dr. Seuss Day
Your child is encouraged to wear a hat to school today
Wednesday, March 5 :  Read Across Norris Elementary Day
Students and teachers will be sharing great books and enjoying fun reading activities.  Your child
may bring a book from home to share with the class.
Thursday, March 6:  Book Parade Day
Your child is encouraged to dress as a character from a book and join in our book parade around
the halls of our school.  The costume does not need to be from a Dr. Seuss book.


Carnival time is here again!
Please sign up to help at the 2014 Elementary/Intermediate Carnival!
When: Friday, April 4th, 2014; 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Norris Elementary School
Needed: 200+ volunteers
Why: For a great cause – supporting our kids and our school!Online sign up is now available for the 2014 Elementary/Intermediate school carnival.
Sign up soon to get the best selection of the job and shift that you want. Most shifts are
5:15 to 7:00 and 7:00-8:45pm, although there are some additional volunteer times during
the day. This is the biggest PTO fundraiser of the year and the proceeds always benefit
our children and school!
Use this link to sign up online: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0F48ABAB2CA13­norris2
OR return one of the flyers that will be coming home in the Thursday folders.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions!
Kathy Kohler – 402-794-4364
Susan Van Brocklin – 402-798-0400


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

Kindergarten Parent Orientation
Save the Date!
When:  Tuesday, March 25th,
7­8 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 2014­15 school year.
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 402­792­3352.


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.


March 3 PTO Meeting Norris Elementary School 7:00 p.m.
March 7 Staff Development Day No Students
April 4­ School Carnival 5:30­8:30
April 18­21 Spring Break
April 25­ District music contest­ No School

Thursday, February 27, 2014