2nd week of November
Be well and talk soon,
Proud Principal of Moraine Elementary
Teaching for Learning for All!
In this newsletter, you will find:
- Parent Coffee Talks - Save the Dates starting Nov. 17
- Student Run Credit Union - This Week Thursday!
- Reflections Art Program Deadline is Nov. 11
- Next General PTA Meeting on Nov. 14
- Schoology Parent Login and Access Codes
- Save the Date! International Night is Back on Jan. 20th!
- The Zones of Regulation at Moraine
- Nuts About Science Fall Session #2 Sign Up
- Tuesday, November 8th - NO SCHOOL
- Thursday, November 10th - Student Run Credit Union
- Friday, November 11th - Picture Retake Day
- Friday, November 11th - Reflections entry deadline
- Monday, November 14th - PTA General Meeting, 7pm
2022-23 Moraine School Calendar
Join us on Monday, November 14th at 7 pm in the Makers Space or by phone on Microsoft Teams for our next PTA general meeting. Join us to hear from Northville Youth Network on how to equip you and your family to handle the stress of the upcoming holiday and winter season. Dr. Webber will be there as well to share a Superintendent's update. More details to follow.
The Board of Education election is this Tuesday, November 8th. Please remember to turn over your ballot to vote! More information on the six candidates can be found here.
Parent Coffee Talks
The Parent Lighthouse Team is planning to host a “Parent Coffee Talk” once a month. Every month we will meet to discuss each of the “7 Habits of Highly Effective Families”. You do not need to have attended the parent workshop in October to join us for these informal “Parent Coffee Talks”.
We will also be providing an opportunity to discuss The Gift of Failure, by Jessica Lahey, from Mr. Reimann’s summer “book chat”. This will take place on January 19, during the second half of the “Parent Coffee Talk”. This book is a great parenting resource, and truly warrants another discussion for those of you who were not able to join us in August.
The schedule is as follows:
November 17 – Habit 1: Be Proactive
December 15 – Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
January 19 – Habit 3: Put First Things First (9:00-10:15)
January 19 – Book Chat: The Gift of Failure (10:30-11:30)
February 23 – Habit 4: Think Win-Win
March 16 – Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be
April 20 – Habit 6: Synergize
May 18 – Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
These meetings will take place in Room 311 at Old Village School (405 Main Street in Northville) from 9:00-10:30 AM (except on January 19). Parking is behind Old Village School next to the library. Light refreshments are provided. Please bring something to drink and join us as we have fun discussing how to successfully (and at times unsuccessfully) implement the 7 Habits at home.
Please contact either one of us with questions:
Mindy Eichenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Jami Knapp (email@example.com).
Schoology Parent Login and Access Codes
Parents now have the ability to look up the Parent Access Code for their children's Schoology accounts on Parent Connect under Login Credentials. Parents seeking access codes can be directed to Parent Connect and use the access codes to set up their Schoology Parent Account.
In addition, are you looking to set up your Parent Schoology account for the first time or are new to NPS this year?
Find out how to set up their Schoology Parent Account by clicking the link. Each grade level uses Schoology to support communication and student learning at that level.
The Zones of Regulation
If your child has ever blown up at their sibling for what seems like something small, really struggle moving in the morning (even after a great night of sleep), or gotten out of control at a fun event because there was too much stimulation, you know the importance of teaching self-awareness and self-regulation!
One of the ways Moraine supports students with Social/Emotional Learning is by teaching students to monitor their emotions and energy by using the Zones of Regulation. There are 4 Zones that can be used with children as young as pre-school to help identify emotions, energy, and the strategies to help center the body and mind.
Check out these resources (and ask your child to explain!) to use familiar language at home:
Moraine Yearbook 2023!!!
- Orders are now available - https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/general/homepage?portal=true
- School code - 12969
- Cost - (Herff Jones will add a $1.99 service charge)
- $15 (Orders placed October-December)
- $18 (Orders placed January-March)
- Photos -
- If you would like to share any photos of your Moraine student, please share at...
- Questions - please contact, Barbara Bouchard
PTA reflections program
- Dance Choreography
- Film Production
- Music Composition
- Photography or
- Visual Arts.
There is a Pizza Party after judging for all kids that participate. The theme is SHOW YOUR VOICE.
You are able to do your project on your own, but if you are unable to, we have reserved four times in the coming weeks for kids to create their projects after school.
We have set up 3 days for kids:
11/01, 11/04 and 11/11 at 3:45-5:30pm in the Makers Space at Moraine Elementary.
Sign up and put your category in this sign up genius so we can make sure to have what we need.
If you are doing your project at home or elsewhere, fill out the form below and submit to Reflectionsmoraine@gmail.com
We can’t wait to see what the kids come up with!
Nuts About Science, Fall Session #2
Crazy Chemistry! Are you ready to explore the world of Chemistry with hands-
on experiments? The possibilities are endless with chemistry - slime, test tubes,
polymers and much more! Students will take home what they make in class each
week, and the best part is...We Make Science FUN!
Please see the attachments below for more information.
Middle School Choir Open House
From Mr. Haverkate (Meads Mill and Hillside Choir teacher):
If you have a 5th grade student who loves to sing and loves music (or is just curious about choir) then they are invited to join us for MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR OPEN HOUSE taking place at Hillside Middle School on Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 5-8pm. Open to any 5th grader who may be thinking of taking choir in middle school and/or wants to come try it out for a night and learn more! Prospective Meads and Hillside students are all welcome.
The night includes: performances by current choirs, games, singing, Meet Mr. Haverkate the choir teacher, and pizza dinner! There is no cost to students. To secure your spot please fill out this registration form ASAP and Mr. Haverkate will be in touch with further details. Space may be limited. Sign up today.
Northville Youth Network Newsletters
Northville Youth Network (NYN) provides valuable programs and services to the Northville Community such as education and awareness, referral services and case work services. As part of the ongoing Social Emotional education NYN provides to our community, they have included resources that are available for parents! Please check out NYN's latest resource templates: Tech and Internet Safety and Social Anxiety as well as all of their other offerings! Be sure to check back in the future as their templates will be updated throughout the year (https://www.twp.northville.mi.us/your_government/departments/NYN)
Let Grow Project!
Northville Council of PTAs present the Let Grow Project!
When Adults Step Back, Kids Step Up
At Let Grow, we believe today’s kids are smarter and stronger than our culture gives them credit for.
Treating them as physically and emotionally fragile is bad for their future — and ours.
Let Grow is making it easy, normal and legal to give kids the independence they need to grow into capable, confident, and happy adults.
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