Novi Meadows News

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

    October

    26 - RED RIBBON WEEK! See details below.

    26 - Picture re-takes for Hybrid A

    27 - Picture re-takes for Hybrid B

    27 - Picture re-takes for Virtual students from 5pm-6pm (Commons areas)

    27 - Parent/teacher conferences* will be held virtually for ALL students. (Full day of school)

    29 - Half-day, dismissal at 11:30am

    29 - Parent/teacher conferences* will be held virtually in the afternoon & evening

    * Teachers will be sending details about Conferences separately

    November

    03 - Election Day. No students

    06 - End of 1st Quarter Marking Period

    25 - 27: Thanksgiving Break

    Red Ribbon tied on a tree

    RED RIBBON WEEK!

    We will have a full week of themed Spirit Days, a Poster Contest, and Trivia times. All students are encouraged to participate both virtually and at school. Find details below.
    KINDNESS IDEAS

    Here are a few ideas on how to show kindness.

    5th GRADE DROP-IN LUNCH TIME TRIVIA

    Drop-in Trivia for our Virtual students on Monday & Tuesday during all lunches. Each grade is separate. Meeting ID: 944 9848 9190 Passcode: M4xMHB

    6th GRADE DROP-IN LUNCH TIME TRIVIA

    Drop-in Trivia for our Virtual students on Monday & Tuesday during all lunches. Each grade is separate. Meeting ID: 976 4464 9265 Passcode: cy1ehe

    Books on a shelf
    SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR ON-LINE. ORDER UNTIL SAT. OCT. 24

    Our Scholastic Book Fair continues on-line through Saturday, October 24. All students and staff are encouraged to shop on-line.

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    THANK YOU!

    Thank you to all who attended our first zoom PTO meeting of the year! We appreciate your interest, enthusiasm, and time.
    MEADOWS SPIRITWEAR

    Our Spiritwear store is active at the following link. We will have no-minimum free shipping from October 30 to November 16!

    T-shirts on hangers
    MEADOWS T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION

    Our Meadows PTO is hosting a first-ever t-shirt design competition for students! We're encouraging students to design t-shirts to commemorate this year. Submissions should be in by November 11. Student voting will take place the week of November 16.

    PTO CASH DRIVE

    Thank you to all who have sent in donations for our PTO Cash Drive. We appreciate your generosity. We will continue to accept donations to our INVEST cash drive through the end of October.

    BAND & STRINGS IN OCTOBER

    Given our new Wednesday schedule, we want to clarify details for band and orchestra.

    We will alternate band/orchestra each week. See the table below for the rotation for the month of October:


    5th Gr:

    10/28 - Band

    6th Gr:

    10/28 - Orchestra


    Mrs. Michelle Rais

    Orchestra Teacher

    Novi Meadows Elementary

    michelle.rais@novik12.org

    novimeadowsmusic.com

    BAND ZOOM LINK FOR OCTOBER

    Meeting ID: 882 2958 8465 & Password: 8PGGkw

    ORCHESTRA ZOOM LINK FOR OCTOBER

    Meeting ID: 825 0751 8121 & Password: EL0Suj

    SCHOOL PICTURES

    Meadows Access Code: MRFTGM57

    PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

    Conferences will be held Tuesday, Oct. 27 in the evening and on Thursday, Oct. 29 in the afternoon and evening. Thursday, Oct. 29 is a half-day of school for students with an 11:30 am dismissal.


    All conferences will be held virtually.


    All hybrid and virtual students should have conferences.


    Conferences times

    10/27: 5:00-7:30 p.m.

    10/29: 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:30 p.m.

    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 have created an October PRIDE Board, which offers suggestions on how to practice Preparation.


    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

    allison.gray@novik12.org

    PBIS BEHAVIOR MATRIX

    Please review this Matrix with your child.

    PBIS OCTOBER PRIDE BOARD

    Suggestions on how to practice Preparation.

    A tweet from Allison Gray showing Mr. Erickson and Mrs. G preparing books and resources in the library media center..
    BOXTOPS!

    Earn Cash for Meadows through Boxtops for Education. Download the App and our school automatically earns money when products for qualifying products. Please send all manually clipped Boxtops to school by the end of October.

    CURBSIDE GRAB AND GO BOOK SERVICE

    Curbside Grab and Go Book Service is currently available!

    Media Center Books
    NOVI PUBLIC LIBRARY

    Novi Public Library Website

    NOVI PUBLIC LIBRARY - DEI COMMITTEE

    Register here for the NPL DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Committee meeting being held on Oct. 27 at 7 pm to gain feedback on how NPL can improve services, resources, and respect for our library guests.

    NPL VERA BRADLEY EVENT

    Registration is required for this Event on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 11am-6pm at Twelve Oaks Mall. A mask must be worn.

    FOOD & NUTRITION DEPARTMENT UPDATE

    Per USDA, school meals are currently FREE for all students until otherwise notified.


    This means that all children will receive free breakfast and lunch while at school or learning from home. No additional paperwork is required to receive this benefit. This automatically applies to any child 18 and under or 26 and under for those with disabilities, including children who are not yet of school age.


    Breakfast and lunch will be distributed on Thursdays.


    Virtual students are able to pick up 7 days of breakfast and lunch.

    Hybrid students are able to pick up 5 days of breakfast and lunch.


    Distribution Location:

    Novi High School

    Taft Road entrance

    Times:

    10:00 am-12:00 noon and

    5:00 pm-6:00 pm

    This is a drive up service and you will remain in your car. Children do not need to be present.


    For questions or information please contact:

    Evol Gazzarato

    Food + Nutrition Director

    evol.gazzarato@novik12.org

    248-449-1225

    novi.k12.mi.us/departments/nutrition

    STUDENT PICK-UP

    Due to Covid protocols, parents will not be allowed to enter the Meadows Building. If need arises for you to collect your child, please buzz the front door and have your ID readily available. In most instances, your child will be escorted to meet you outside the main entrance door. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe and healthy.

    PPE

    • 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

    ACCEPTABLE MASKS*

    NCSD is following CDC and Oakland County's guidelines for acceptable style masks. Therefore, we discourage masks with vents and gator-sleeve masks.

    SPECIALS CLASSES

    • 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

    Hybrid students will be able to enjoy lunch in the cafeteria spread out at assigned seats

    5th Graders will have recess on Mondays & Tuesdays

    6th Graders will have recess on Thursdays & Fridays

    MEADOWS PEACHJAR

    Peachjar captures all our Flyers

    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 LIBBY APP

    The free APP from Novi Public Library for digital books and audio books.

    PTO FACEBOOK PAGE

    The PTO has a Facebook Group. Go to "Novi Meadows Parent Organization" on Facebook to request membership

    FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/novischools

    Twitter: @NCSD

    Instagram: @novicommunityschooldistrict

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