Mrs. Darcy’s Third Graders Learn with Exercise

Third graders get moving while they study prefixes and suffixes.  Research shows that exercise and movement during the day helps students concentrate and learn!

Pace’s Third Graders Follow Directions to Make Hats

Third graders in Mrs. Pace’s room are learning how to write a “How to” paragraph.  In order to become more familiar with that type of writing, Mrs. Pace gave them directions on “How to make a hat” and they had to follow correctly them to successfully make their own hats.

Norge Starts a Rube Goldberg Club

For the first year, Norge has started a Rube Goldberg club!  The club meets after school and will enter an international competition for Rube Goldberg Machine designs.  This year’s challenge is to open an umbrella.

According to, “The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is an annual international competition that challenges teams of students from middle school to college age to compete in building the most elaborate and hilarious Rube Goldberg Machine.  A Rube Goldberg Machine is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.”

You can learn more about the Rube Goldberg competition at and by viewing their informational YouTube video at



Mrs. Beatty’s Class Works on Problem Solving in Math

Mrs. Beatty’s fourth grade students work in pairs to complete a problem-solving activity in math class on white boards.



Norge PTA Looking for Volunteers for New “Helping Hands” Committee

Please consider signing up to assist the Norge Community by joining the Helping Hands Committee!

Norge Elementary is interested in setting up the Helping Hands Committee to assist with a number of community assistance projects to include:

  • Welcoming New Families to the Norge Community
  • Assisting with the Needs of the Student Body (Coordinating Winter Coat Drive, School Supply Donations)
  • Community Resource Assistance
  • And More…

Sign up here:

Please direct any questions you may have to the Norge PTA!  Thank you!
Norge PTA

First Grade Learns Fire Safety

Norge first graders enjoyed a visit from the Toano Station Fire Department to learn about fire safety.  Students had a chance to look at the gear the firefighters wear and also learn many of the features of a fire truck!  Students even had a chance to walk through the front of a fire truck to see inside.

One of the main things students learned was to “Get out and stay out!”.  This emphasized that if they see fire or smoke, they need to evacuate and stay out.  Students also learned about the different tools firefighters use, as well as the different jobs they have such as chief and driver.  They learned that all of the jobs have to work together as a team to put out a fire.

Thank you Toano Station Firefighters!

PTA Spirit at Jimmy’s Oven and Grill Every Saturday

PTA Spirit Breakfast and Lunch
Jimmy’s Oven and Grill in Norge

Every Saturday for Breakfast and Lunch
7:00am – 2:00pm

7201 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone:(757) 565-1465

Please say you are from Norge Elementary
Norge PTA will receive 10% Back!

Making Snowmen at a Third Grade Winter Party

The third graders here are making snowmen with a parent volunteer on pajama day, December 18, 2015.

16-01-07 Snowmen Third Grade

Leukemia and Lymphoma Coin Drive Begins February 29

Norge Elementary SCA’s Pasta for Pennies Coin Drive

Benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

February 29, 2016 – March 18, 2016

Our 2016 Goal: $5,000.00

The classroom with the most donations receives a pasta lunch from Olive Garden!
Each classroom has a website where you can donate directly to the classroom of your choice.

Directions to the classroom website:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the red “donate” button at the top right
  3. Put in “Norge” for school name
  4. Type in the teacher’s name on the left where it says “donate to classroom”
  5. Click on the teacher’s name to go to the classroom page
  6. Donate on the left side of the teacher’s page.

Thank you for your support!