Novi Meadows News

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

    November

    09 - Beginning of the 2nd Marking Period

    11 - Design a T-shirt competition ends

    12 - PTO Fundraiser at Panda Express

    25 - 27: Thanksgiving Break

    December

    04 - Half day of School. Dismissal at 11:30am

    21 - Winter holiday break

    January

    04 - Classes resume

    MEADOWS SPIRITWEAR

    Our Spiritwear store is active. We will have no-minimum free shipping until November 16!

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    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.

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    SNACKS ARE BACK!

    The Food & Nutrition Department has begun the process of slowly bringing back Ala Carte snack items at our Schools. These items are not part of the current free meal program so students will need to have money on their account to purchase them. 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.

    Evol Gazzarato

    evol.gazzarato@novik12.org

    ofc: 248.449.1225

    MiSTAR PARENT PORTAL FOR DEPOSITING LUNCH MONEY

    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.

    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 November, offering suggestions on how to practice Responsibility.


    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 NOVEMBER PRIDE BOARD

    Suggestions on how to practice Responsibility

    PBIS BEHAVIOR MATRIX

    Please review this Matrix with your child.

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    BAND & STRINGS WEDNESDAY ROTATION FOR NOVEMBER

    Band and orchestra info:

    We will alternate band/orchestra each Wednesday.

    See the table below for the rotation for the month of November:


    5th Gr:

    Nov. 4 - Orchestra

    Nov. 11 - Band

    Nov. 18 - Orchestra


    6th Gr:

    Nov. 4 - Band

    Nov. 11 - Orchestra

    Nov.18 - Band


    Mrs. Michelle Rais

    Orchestra Teacher

    Novi Meadows Elementary

    michelle.rais@novik12.org

    novimeadowsmusic.com

    PTO RESTAURANT NIGHT - NOV. 12

    Support the Novi Meadows PTO by ordering food from Panda Express on Thursday,

    November 12.


    We earn 28% back on any online order - either pickup or delivery.

    Bowl of Asian influenced food
    PTO & PANDA EXPRESS FUNDRAISER NOV. 12

    Use the coupon code 901236 and share this link with family & friends across the Country.

    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.
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    NOVI PUBLIC LIBRARY

    Novi Public Library Website

    CURBSIDE GRAB & GO BOOK SERVICE

    Curbside Grab & Go Book Service is currently available starting at 9am.

    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

    YouTube: Novi Community School District