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December 11, 2020
Dear Parents,

First of all I would like to send a huge thank-you to NESPA and everyone who participated in our school fundraiser.  It was a great success, raising almost $2000 for school wide activities and items to benefit all of our students.  Congratulations to our winners Andrew O’Donnell, Ashley Nickerson and Sharon Leblanc!

Next week students are invited to get their jolly on with festive clothing choices. Monday is for festive masks, Tuesday is holiday socks, Wednesday is hat day, Thursday is t-shirt or sweater day and Friday children can wear their pj’s.

We are also very excited to announce that our hot lunch partner, Up to Par, will be providing a hot Holiday lunch free of charge for all students and staff next Friday.  They will be packed in individual containers and handed out to each class. We are extremely thankful for Chris and Amanda’s generosity and are reminded once more of the kindness of the greater Norton Elementary School community.  Please note that pizza will be served on Monday.

Lastly on behalf of the staff of Norton Elementary School, I would like to wish all of our families a healthy, safe and happy holiday season.  2020 has certainly brought with it its share of unimaginable challenges but I believe that there is reason to be hopeful in the year ahead.   Thank you for your continued support of your children’s education and all that we do at NES.

Linda Myers

Principal

Norton Elementary School
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November 27, 2020
Good Afternoon

This is a brief message from Norton Elementary School.

As with so many things this year, Parent Teacher Interviews will look a little different this year.  Below you will find a link that takes you to our electronic booking page.  Should you choose to book through Teams, you can simply follow the link and book a time that works best for you.  If a phone call works best for you, please reach out to your child’s teacher to book an appointment.  Report cards will be sent out on Tuesday, 1 December.

Also, a reminder that money and unsold tickets for our NESPA fundraising draw are due back to the school Thursday, 3 December and the draw will take place on Friday 11 December.

Parent Teacher Conferences Bookings‚Äč

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October 14, 2020

Good Afternoon

This is a brief message for our Norton Elementary School families, reminding you that school picture day is tomorrow, Thursday 15 October.¬† Our photographer¬†will¬† be on hand following social distancing guidelines.‚Äč

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October 6, 2020

Good Afternoon Norton Elementary Families.

As many of you know, due to COVID, we have had to cancel our annual Thanksgiving Dinner this year.  As a way of sending our students off to enjoy the long weekend, on Friday, October 9 we will serve our students a Fall Breakfast, much the same as we have done on several occasions in previous years.  Children will be served, following COVID guidelines, a delicious, healthy selection of Cheerios, milk, juice boxes, fruit and yogurt tubes.

Next week, beginning on Tuesday, October 13 and going until Friday, October 16, Kindergarten registration for children entering school in September 2021 will take place.  If you or someone you know has a child born in 2016, we ask that they be registered at this time.  In order to minimize traffic in the school we would ask that you register online if at all possible.  If not, please call our school at 839-3000 to make an appointment.

On behalf of the staff of Norton Elementary School, we wish you all healthy and happy long weekend!‚Äč

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September 22, 2020

Good Afternoon

This is a message from Linda Myers, Principal of Norton Elementary School.

First and foremost, I would like to thank parents and students alike for their cooperation and patience in what has been an unusual start up to our school year.  To date things have gone very smoothly and this is in large part due to your support.

We have a few upcoming events that we would like you to be aware of.  In keeping with District Policy, this week we will be conducting the first of our fire drills.  There will be two more throughout the coming weeks.  During the week of 5 October, we will be doing our yearly evacuation drill when we walk, socially distanced as a school to the Norton Baptist Church Hall.  This is where we would go should the need ever arise to evacuate our school building.  During this time students will also participate in our school lockdown which is held within our building.  Further information as well as a permission slip for your child to leave the school grounds will be sent home in the coming days.  Please sign it and return it to the school as soon as possible.

We are also happy to announce that on Friday, 2 October, we will be holding the Terry Fox Walk recognizing the 40th Anniversary of Terry’s historic trek across Canada.  Instead of doing our usual fundraiser we are asking that students bring a Twoonie for Terry. Again, a permission slip is being sent home and we ask that you return it to the school as soon as possible.

Thank you again for your support of both your children and our staff so far this year.¬† As always, it is greatly appreciated!‚Äč

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September 9, 2020

Good Afternoon

This is Linda Myers, principal of Norton Elementary with a brief message for parents.

Thank you all for your patience as we continue to navigate the first couple of days back to school.  It has been so nice to see the students again and everyone seems ready to learn after our extended absence.

I would like to ask that parents please send a paper note with their child if there is any change to their regular afterschool routine.  This can save a lot of questions and concern for both the child and the teacher at the end of the day.  Also, as you fill out your yellow and pink registration forms, we ask that you keep the school updated if any of the phone numbers listed happen to change throughout the year.

Thanks and have a great evening.‚Äč

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‚ÄčAugust 28, 2020‚Äč ‚Äč
 Good Afternoon

This is a message from Miss Myers, Principal of Norton Elementary School. 

Whether you are a new or returning parent, I would like to welcome you on behalf of our staff. While this is certainly the most unusual startup I have had in my 22 year career, I am very hopeful that we will have a great year filled with lots of smiles and learning.  As you know, your child will come to school for a full day on Tuesday, September 8.  We ask that one parent come with your child (or, if your child is coming on the bus, you can meet him/her here).  As your child goes to class, I will hold a parent information session outside, weather permitting or socially distanced in the gym in case of rain. In the meantime, you can find our Welcome to Kindergarten PowerPoint on our school website, which we hope will help you navigate the first few days.  In the meantime, if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 839-3000.

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‚ÄčAugust 27, 2020‚Äč
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Good Afternoon

This is a message from Linda Myers, Principal of Norton Elementary School.

I hope you have had a great summer break and your children are ready to get back to school and back to learning.  The staff have been working hard to make the school a safe and welcoming place for everyone.

Staggered entry will happen as follows:

Kindergarten students will attend school for the full day on Tuesday, September 8 and remain home on Wednesday, September 9

Grade 1 students will remain home on Tuesday September 8 and attend school for the full day on Wednesday, September 9

Grade 2-5 students whose last name begin with A-M will attend school for the full day on Tuesday, September 8 but remain home on Wednesday, September 9

Grade 2-5 students whose last name begin with N-Z will remain home on Tuesday, September 8 and attend school for the full day on Wednesday, September 9.

All students will attend school on Thursday, September 10.

Students will meet their teachers at a designated area on the playground and bring them into the building as a class.

Our teachers will be reaching out to families by phone early next week to introduce themselves and answer questions you might have.  I am also available for questions or concerns.

In the coming days, I will be sending out more messages to parents regarding the first day of Kindergarten, as well as procedures and expectations during our return to school.

Enjoy the rest of your vacation and we all look forward to seeing you soon!

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