4th Week of April
Dear Moraine Families,
Northville Public Schools has a bond coming up on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Did you know that this is a zero mil increase to the current debt millage rate and, if approved by the voters, that part of this bond at Moraine Elementary includes:
Adding a STEAM addition to further our Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math programming K-12,
Renovation of our multi-purpose/dining/kitchen space,
A safer entry space that includes an entry canopy, and
Many infrastructure and technology upgrades.
Please see the Bond 2023 Moraine Proposed Upgrades highlighting more of our planned upgrades on this upcoming bond. For more information about ALL of the proposed upgrades, please visit our Bond 2023 website.
Please remember to vote on or before Tuesday, May 2nd!
- Monday, April 24th - Bus evacuation drill for BUS RIDERS ONLY
- Monday, April 24th - Thursday, April 28th - Scholastic Book Fair
- Thursday, April 28 and Friday April 28th - Breakfast w/ a Buddy
- Monday, April 24th - Friday, May 12th - Book Drive for Giving Library at CS Mott Children's Hospital
- Tuesday, April 25th - STEAM Fair at Northville High School
- Entire month of May - Civic Concern Food Drive
2022-23 Moraine School Calendar
Dear Moraine Families,
In this newsletter:
- How BOND 2023 on May 2nd helps Moraine and NHS!
- 5th Grade Specific Raft
- Breakfast w/ a Buddy is April 27 (Last Name A-J) and April 28 (K-Z)
- Northville STEAM Fair is April 25
- Field Day Volunteers Needed!
- Staff Appreciation Week is the week of May 8th
- Fun Fair Sponsorship Now Open
- PTA 2023-24 Call for Committee Volunteers
Take care and be well,
Proud Principal of Moraine Elementary
Teaching for Learning for All!
School Bus Safety Awareness
Transporting students safely is always the most important issue to those of us in school bus
transportation. We believe that knowing what to do in the case of an emergency is critical to the student’s safety. Just as students practice fire drills in the school buildings, the students should also practice evacuation drills on our school buses.
This is important knowledge that every school bus rider should have in the case of an emergency.
With the consent of the Principal and the assistance of staff, your driver will be conducting front door emergency evacuation drills on school property the week of April 24 th , 2023. Of course, we will take every precaution to ensure your child’s safety.
Emergency evacuation drills will take place at Moraine on Monday, April 24th. Please see the letter below from Durham School Services for more information.
Moraine Beautification - Adopt-A-Pot
Moraine has six planters in front of the school and one can be yours for the summer!
Here's how Adopt-A-Pot works:
For a donation of $20, you will be funding one of the planters AND you get to take a beautiful pot home for the summer. Your pot/s will be available for you to pick up at the last day of school for you to water and care for over the summer, returning them right before school starts so our school looks beautiful on the first day!
Thank you for keeping our school beautiful!
Contact Janelle Justin at 586-489-4163 to Adopt-A-Pot! First come first serve!
STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK IS COMING!
Dear Moraine Families,
The Staff Appreciation Committee would like to thank you for your support of the luncheons that were provided during the spring parent/teacher conferences. As always, the staff enjoyed being treated to lunch on their long days of conferences.
Currently, we are preparing for Staff Appreciation Week, which is May 8-12. This is our largest event that celebrates the wonderful staff at Moraine. The theme this year is World of Difference to acknowledge the impact the staff have on our Penguins. There will be events each day that week as well as a raffle to (hopefully) provide a local restaurant gift card to each staff member. There will also be suggested activities for students to participate in throughout the week. More information on that to follow.
Please click on the link below to donate. We would like to receive all donations by Friday, April 28th. If your donation includes a gift card, please leave it with a staff member in the office.
Thank you so much for your continued support of the Staff Appreciation Committee! We couldn’t do what we do without our entire school community.
Mindy Eichenberg – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kara Lamarand – email@example.com
Kim Filipiak - firstname.lastname@example.org
Breakfast w/ a Buddy is Thursday, April 27 or Friday, April 28!
Please join us for Breakfast with a Buddy on April 27 (last names A-J) and 28th (last names K-Z). We'll provide a continental-style breakfast (bagels, donuts, fruit, etc.) between 7:30-8:40am. This is a nice opportunity for Moraine students to bring a special adult with them to breakfast. Please keep in mind the special adult must stay with the student until 8:30am when the students can line up for school.
To help us plan, please sign up here by Monday, April 24: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ztxHtx3Mp1w9P7gFm7npBiw8GqWrrGMO1y7uDb65E_0/edit?usp=sharing
Also, if you'd like to volunteer we could use your help! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f49aba929a7fa7-breakfast#/
If you'd like to contribute items to the PTA to help stretch our budget, here's the Amazon Wishlist. Please have items arrive by Monday, April 24: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/31Q6YR6RNUOC8?ref_=wl_share
Questions? Email or text email@example.com or 860-933-5075
Civic Concern Food Drive
MR. DICKEN AND MS. SALAH REQUEST YOUR HELP FOR FIELD DAY!
Hello Moraine Families!
Mr. Dicken and Ms. Salah have decided to bring back Field Day to Moraine, but they need our help! Our teachers are looking for two parents to help co-chair the event on Wednesday, June 7. One Lower Elementary volunteer to help in the afternoon and an Upper Elementary volunteer to help in the morning.
The job consists of communicating with parent volunteers, help with setup, and monitor Sign-Up Genius for volunteers, and helping coordinate with whatever our teachers need from the PTA.
If you are interested or have further questions, please contact Mr. Dicken at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for the consideration!
The PTA Executive Board
Moraine students attended “Seuss on the Road” on Friday! The cast and crew from NHS visited your school to give a preview show of SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, which will be performed live by the NHS students next week. The show dates and times are Thursday and Friday, April 27th and 28th, at 7pm and Saturday, the 29th, at 2pm and 7pm. All seats are reserved and tickets are available at the link below.
We hope to see you there! It is fun for all to see as Dr. Seuss' characters are brought to life! Please come out to support your local high school students! Thank you in advance!
NEW...5th Grade specific Penguin's Raft
SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY!
Register at: https://www.invent.org/programs/camp-invention or call 800-968-4332
Grades: Kindergarten - 6th grade
Location: Thornton Creek Elementary School, 46180 W 9 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48374
Date: July 10 - 14, 2023
Time & Cost: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday | $285 (before discount)
Camp Director: Pamela Brucker email@example.com
Pack712's Join Scouting Night
Did you know? GIRLS in K-4th grade are welcome to join Cub Scouts!
Do you enjoy being outside, learning how to make a fire, how to gain skills and self-confidence?
Come to Pack712's Join Scouting Night at Silver Springs elementary school on Tuesday April 25, 6:30pm-7:30pm
We will be working on camping skills and come along to discover the many other adventures we go on, such as staying overnight at the Toledo Zoo aquarium.
Calling all Moraine Parents!
Help our Fun Fair Committee Raise Funds for Moraine
This year, we are hoping to offset the rising costs for our Fun Fair. If we are able to do so, we won’t need to relay those costs to our families in the form of rising wrist band costs. Any extra funds raised will also help the PTA bring more fun to Moraine next year!
We are asking parents to ask your their of business if they would be willing to sponsor this year’s Fun Fair. We have attached our sponsorship letter for your convenience.
For any questions, please contact Laurie Bohdan at firstname.lastname@example.org
The PTA Needs Your Help For The 2023-2024 School Year
Grab a buddy and join the PTA next year in planning and executing school events for our staff and students!
Does work not allow you to volunteer your time? Have one million and one things going on? No problem! Not all of our committees require tons of time and sometimes, an item donation may be all we need!
New volunteers will have access to the previous year’s documents via DropBox. Previous volunteers and your EBoard are also here to help - you will not do this alone!
To Sign up as a committee volunteer or miscellaneous volunteer, click here.
To learn more about what each committee does, visit our PTA website here.
Kindergarten Enrollment for 2023-24 School Year is now OPEN!
If you have any questions, please call Student Data at (248) 344-3524.
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”.
The schedule is as follows:
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 (email@example.com) or
Jami Knapp (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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)
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