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Message From Ed Orszulak, phd.


Dear Norris Families,

I hope that you have all enjoyed a fantastic summer! It has been a very happy, positive and productive summer season here at Norris.  Our YBell program just finished and our students all had a wonderful and enriching experience.  And thanks to our Wellness Team we received a prestigious award from the New England Dairy Council and the National Football league designating us as an "NFL Play60 School of Champions"!  As a result, we received $4000 that we will use to enrich our wellness program and activites for our students.  We also had staff and students visit Gillette Stadium as guests of the New England Patriots which was quite a thrill!  This year we will continue our YMCA Hip N Fit After-school program. The program begins on Tuesday September 6th and will run Monday through Thursday from 3:30 - 6:00 PM. There is a major change this year in that families will be charged $50 per child per month.  Families may apply for assistance if needed. Applications are available in the Main Office for any interested families.

This summer Mr. John and the custodial staff have worked diligently to prepare our school and grounds for opening day.  And our staff have been busy preparing their rooms to welcome our children to another exciting and dynamic school year.  As you prepare your children for the start of the school, please be mindful of the following important points...

1. The First Day of School is Wednesday August 31st and our doors open promptly at 8:30 AM.

2. Our school day ends promptlyat 3:20 PM

3. Our Kindergarten Orientation is Monday August 29th at 5:00 PM in our Cafeteria.

4. All students are required to wear school uniforms.

5. All Bus Routes will be published in the East Hartford Gazette.

6. Class Lists have been posted on the Cafeteria Windows.

I am sure this is going to be a school year full of wonder, excitement, learing, sharing, kindness and achievement for each and every one of our terrific students.  It is my sincere hope that you all take full advantage of the remaining days of the summer break and get ready to start the school year full of hope, energy and esciterment!  I look forward to seeing you all again and as always ...please don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions, anytime.

See you soon!

Ed Orszulak, Ph. D.



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