The Norge Running Club completed the Sentara Sleighbell 5k on Saturday, December 13th. Students wore their jingle bells as they ran the race after many weeks of practicing after school. Racer, the Norge Roadrunner mascot, came to cheer on the team and many additional staff joined in the race to support our school and the SHIP program. Way to go Roadrunners!
If you missed ordering pictures on Picture Day, October 28, you can still order pictures from Candid Color online. After November 18, please visit their website, candidcolor.net, to obtain ordering information. Once you are on the website, indicate it is an elementary student and a phone number will be provided. You will need to call this number to retrieve your password to view the photos. Picture Retake Day is December 9, 2014, with a guarantee that photos will be received prior to the holidays.
A big Roadrunner thank you to sisters Jesse and Christine along with their friend Emily for their generous donation of 115 boxes of character band-aids to the Norge Clinic. The girls hope that the fun band-aids will help students heal faster of their injuries. All of our Norge students will enjoy this useful gift.
The Norge PTA hosted a free spaghetti night dinner in the Norge cafeteria on December 2nd. Over 250 people came and ate dinner together. Christie Snow, Norge cafeteria manager and parent, used fresh herbs from our school garden in the spaghetti sauce. The spaghetti dinner is fully funded by all of the other PTA Spirit Nights that we have throughout the year. It is fun every year to bring our Roadrunner community together for this event!
For the third year, Old Point National Bank (Norge Crossing Office) has partnered with Norge Elementary School to provide Thanksgiving meals to those in need. The meals are made possible through employee contributions of food and volunteer hours, and the generosity of the Bank’s customers who also contributed countless food items and $400 in cash. Pictured are Sylvia Hazelwood, Vice President of Old Point National Bank, Veronda Matthews, Assistant Principal of Norge Elementary School and Fran Delo, Senior Administrative Assistant of Norge Elementary School.
Please fill out and sign a Federal Impact Aid form for each individual child when you come to your parent teacher conferences. Thank you!
Norge Elementary honored the veterans and military families in our Roadrunner community on November 11, 2014. Each military family was invited to attend a special breakfast, with food provided by the Norge Elementary School staff. The Norge Student Council presented a program honoring our veterans’ service to our country. The program included music provided by the third grade students, Norge Chorus, and Advanced Recorders. Also, Taylor, Aiden, Chelsea, Brionna and Julianna read essays they wrote explaining what it is like to grow up in a military family.
You can check out the WYDaily report on our program at http://wydaily.com/2014/11/12/photos-veterans-day-in-the-historic-triangle?cat=localnews/.
Students in Mrs. Vipavetz’s class used iPads to access ebooks. The students read nonfiction books on the website TrueFlix. TrueFlix is a subscription-based literacy resource for schools and libraries. Williamsburg Regional Library (www.wrl.org) provides access to this resource for all patrons in their service area.