Novi Meadows News
FEBRUARY 5, 2021
01-28 - NPL Winter Reading Challenge
05-19 - Yearbook cover design entries submissions
06 - Grades are available through MiStar Parent Portal
10 - Student Count Day
15 & 16 - Mid Winter Break
17 - HGD presentations for both 5th & 6th Grades at 8:15am
19 - Last day for Yearbook cover design entries
19 - Virtual Trivia Night at 7pm (Zoom link will be sent)
01-05 - Scholastic Book Fair (5th Grade Media Center)
05 - Yearbook orders due (on-line orders only at Schoolpictures.com)
08 - No school. Professional development day
17 - Half day with dismissal at 11:30am
17 - Virtual parent/teacher conferences
Report Cards are available on Saturday, February 6 through MiStar Parent Portal
NOON AIDES NEEDED - PAID POSITIONS
3.25 hours a day, five days a week. The hours are roughly 10:00am to 1:15pm daily.
NEF AUTHOR VISIT
Local Author, Illustrator, Screenwriter
Thank you NEF for this wonderful opportunity for our students!
Click on title above for the form. Student presentations will be held virtually on 2/17/21 at 8:15am. If you wish to opt out your child from this class, please fill out this form. Exclusion Requests must be received by Monday, Feb. 8.
iREADY TESTING BEGINS
ELA administered on 2/3/21
Math administered on 2/10/21
Makeups are on 2/17 & 2/24
When students are absent, teachers will do their best to fill them in on the work they miss. Teachers utilize a variety of tools to keep students up to date on work (Schoology, Google Classroom, on-line planners, etc.). It is not feasible to have absent students Zoom into classes that are happening at school. In addition, teachers are not able to privately Zoom with students who are absent to reteach the lessons. A good time to get additional help is during
Academic 30. Teachers will provide the work that can be replicated to students upon their return. It is not always possible to recreate classroom discussion or activities.
2020-2021 YEARBOOK INFO
2019-2020 Yearbook Cover Winner
Last year's winner
2019-2020 Yearbook Cover Runner Up
Last year's runner up
2019-2020 Yearbook Back Cover
Last year's back cover
Details provided by clicking the title above. Submissions must be received by Friday, February 19.
Click on the title above to order your yearbook. This year we are only taking online orders. Yearbooks are $16 each and can be ordered visiting the website: schoolpictures.com. Deadline for ordering is Friday, March 5.
POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION SUPPORT (PBIS) AT MEADOWS
Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) is an application of a behaviorally-based systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs.
Meadows has an active committee implementing the PBIS program, and your support is essential. Together we can help our students know and uphold these expectations.
Our Meadows PBIS parent letter can be found below, along with the PRIDE Behavior Matrix, which we ask be reviewed with your child.
Lastly, we've updated our PRIDE Board for February, offering suggestions on how to practice Effort.
Please follow @NoviMeadows on Twitter to see our PRIDE in action.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me.
Mrs. Allison Gray
6th Grade Teacher
Novi Meadows Elementary School
FEBRUARY PRIDE FOCUS: EFFORT
This month we are focusing on the 'E' in PRIDE. What is effort? It's a focused attempt to achieve something. It is a serious exertion to accomplish a goal.
March 1 to 5. Hybrid students will have scheduled time to attend with their teachers. Both Virtual and Hybrid students may shop anytime online from February 23 to March 18. Sign up for e-wallet and deposit money into your child’s account online.
BAND & ORCHESTRA
Please click on the title above for the Sign-up Genius link to sign up your student(s) in one of our 10 breakout rooms. Please contact Julie Song (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
T-SHIRT DESIGN UPDATE
The details are being finalized with The Sports Hut.
Stay tuned for order details.
MEADOWS LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
NUTRITION AND FOOD SERVICES
Money can be deposited by visiting the Parent Portal or by sending in a check or cash with your student. If you have any further questions please contact the Food & Nutrition Department.
Pandemic EBT is returning to provide additional food supplements to families during this time. In order to receive Pandemic EBT benefits, you must have on file with the district an approved free or reduced meals application.
If you feel you qualify for these benefits, please complete an application as soon as possible. You may complete an application electronically here.
You may retrieve a paper copy of the application and read more about free and reduced meal benefits here.
Any further questions can be directed to the Food & Nutrition Department.
Evol Gazzarato | Food & Nutrition Director | Novi Community School District |
o. 248.449.1225 |email@example.com | Twitter: @ncsdfood
- Students are required to wear a mask* while they are on the bus or in the school
- Students will be given short mask breaks when they are outside
- Hand sanitizer and wipes are available in each classroom
- Students will be reminded to wash hands frequently
- Students will travel with their class to Specials each day
- The Special they have will be every day for 7-9 weeks
- Specials include (Art, Physical Education, Robotics (6th only),Vocal Music, World Language)
- Teachers will marshal students to and from Specials to ensure proper behavior and social distancing in the hallways
- Students in band/strings will attend this class during their A30
- Students do not need instruments for the first week of school
LUNCH & RECESS
5th Graders will have recess on Mondays & Tuesdays
6th Graders will have recess on Thursdays & Fridays
NOVI PUBLIC LIBRARY LIBBY APP
This Novi Public Library app allows users access to digital and audiobook collections. The Libby app streamlines the functions of the original Overdrive app to make finding, downloading and reading e-books and listening to e-audiobooks easier. Find Libby in your device's app store.
The PTO has a Facebook Group. Go to "Novi Meadows Parent Organization" on Facebook to request membership