New Morning School Week 3 9.19.22
A Note from the Heads
It was wonderful to see you at the Community Meet & Greet last week. We hope you enjoyed reconnecting with one another, or meeting a few new families. We were thrilled to feel the "buzz" back in our school for this event. Teachers shared information about the upcoming year. At New Morning, we view our relationship with parents as a partnership. If you have any additional questions about what is coming ahead for your child, please reach out to your child's teacher. We're here to work together and support your child in the best way possible.
Our next Meet & Greet will be held on Tues., Oct. 4 at 6:30pm. At this meeting you will get information about your participation in our yearly Auction fundraiser as well as hear some updates on our Bylaws and governance. Both of these topics are vital to our sustainability as a school. Please plan to have at least one parent attend this important meeting. Kid's Club Child Care is available! Sign up at the front desk.
Elaine Kennedy, Head of School & Pauline Nagle, Associate Head of School
Kindness and Brain Research
Did you know that being kind boosts serotonin and dopamine? These neurotransmitters in the brain give you feelings of satisfaction and well-being, and cause the pleasure/reward centers in your brain to light up. Endorphins, which are your body's natural pain killer, also can be released.
Want to have a better day? Discover ways you can create happiness!
Sept 26-29: Aide Meetings 12:30-1:00p (attend on your aiding day)
Fri, 9/30: No School - Professional Development Day (Kids' Club available - sign up at front desk)
Tue, 10/04: Community Meet-n-Greet: Auction & Orientation 6:30p
Mon, 10/10: Grand Parents and Special Friends Day for PS-8th gr
Tue, 10/11: Grand Parents and Special Friends Day for PS only
News to Note
Me and My Shadow - Parent/Tot Class NOW ENROLLING
Do you know anyone with a 2 or 3 year old child? Invite them to Me and My Shadow!
Parents and Tots enjoy music, art, play and stories together, while socializing and meeting other families. We have a few openings, so feel free to spread the word!
Our Fall class is on Thursdays from 5:30p-6:45p, taught by our very own, Kim Balluff. Kim has over 10 years of experience in early childhood education and is excited to bring the New Morning experience to new families.
Family Mentorship Program
We wanted to give a shout out to families that have raised a hand to become Family Mentors. Family Mentors are assigned to families that are new to New Morning School. We know that having a family to connect with or ask questions will help you get to know our school community that much easier. A big shout-out to the following Mentor families:
Alberts, Beckley, Blakeney, Haas, Johnson (Jill & Steve), Johnson (Heather & JJ), Lucas and Vondracek!
Communication through Remind
Remind101 is a communication tool that we will be using this year to send out school closures and important reminders via text and email. We are currently working through our set-up process and hope to be sending reminders and information through Remind very soon! You can help us get started by joining your child's class group.
Simply go to https://www.remind.com/join in your browser or click on the Join Remind picture. Enter your child's class code. Joining your child's class will automatically enroll you in all school messages.
Thanks for participating!
Miss Marisa's Code: @nmsmarisa
Miss Danielle's Code: @nmsdaniell
Miss Lucy's K-1 Code: @nmslucy
Elementary Code: @nmselem
Middle School Code: @nmsmiddle
Kids' Club on Half Days or No School Days and Meet & Greet Events - Please Sign Up!
We offer Kids' Club on half-days and most non-school days throughout the year, based on need. If you would like Kids' Club to be offered and held for your child, please sign up for dates and times in the office as soon as possible. This now includes Meet & Greet evenings! Signing up early helps us know how many kids will attend and be sure to schedule staff to work.
We have a few dates upcoming, so please check your schedules and let us know if you need extended care for your child. Thanks for helping us out with early sign-ups!
Anniversary Wear On-line Store - Order between Tues, Sept 6 and Fri, Sept 30!
We are thrilled to offer spirit wear and additional items for purchase to celebrate our 50th year! The New Morning School 50th Anniversary items will be available for purchase on-line through the Target Marketing link below. You'll find t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, travel mugs and more! You can download detailed order information by clicking on the .pdf or read below.
- View the items by clicking on the “SHOP” button on the main menu on the homepage, but you will need to register for an account to be able to place an order.
- Go to “MY ACCOUNT” menu selection.
- Click on the “Create an Account” button.
- Fill out the information and click “Register”.
- Once your registration request has been approved, you will be able to start adding items to your cart.
The New Morning School order will be open through Friday, September 30th. Payment will not be taken at the time of your order. There are a few items that have order minimums and will not be billed to you if those minimums are not met. We will not process orders until after the NMS order is closed on the 30th.
An invoice will be emailed to the address provided with your order. We will provide additional payment information to you at the time of invoice. Please allow 2-3 weeks for order fulfillment after the order has closed.
If you have any questions, concerns or problems placing an order, please contact Target Marketing at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-437-7550
Marisa Downs email@example.com
Danielle Provencher firstname.lastname@example.orgPreschool Lead Aide: Crystal Gerwatowski
It was wonderful to meet with parents who were able to attend our first Eat and Meet of the year.
Building relationships in the classroom leads to success for all. If you weren't able to make it,
please check your mailbox in the copy room for some homework and ask your child’s teacher if you have any questions.
We’d like to thank Eliza’s family and elementary friends, Peyton and Violet, for sharing sand toys.
We have a new supply and that will get us through for a while. We are not in need of any more. We
have another opportunity to help that’s pretty easy. If you’d like to collect and bring in empty toilet
paper and paper towel tubes, that would be great. We appreciate our community for supporting us!
There are many exciting things in the works this week. We are starting our letter study! Our
teachers of the week for the letter C are Olivia and Eliza in Danielle’s room and Brooks and Jackson in Marisa’s room. You’ll receive a note when it’s your child’s turn. Spanish starts this week! Ms.
Carolina will visit our rooms on Monday and Friday morning. Ask your child to tell you about it.
Thursday is the fall equinox so this week we’ll talk about the four seasons. Art choices include
creating mini seasonal trees, and marble leaf paintings. Discovery choices are a season sorting
activity and a favorite season survey. Marisa’s sensory table will be filled with soapy water and toys
and Danielle will have play doh.
Week two was wonderful and we’re looking forward to week three. Have a wonderful week, families!
~Danielle and Marisa
Primary Explorers (Grades K-1)
Teacher: Lucy Bratt email@example.com
K-1 Lead Aide: Shelley Blakeney
We had a very successful 2nd week in K/1. I saw confidence, familiarity with routines, and friendships all blossoming. Congratulations to Melody, who was our first “Star of the Week” for the way she prioritized her time each day to complete her Have-Tos.
Now the real fun begins! Our Specials will all be starting up this week and the children will begin working in their small groups. On Fridays going forward we shall also be holding our Show & Tell sessions. Your child is welcome to bring in a special item from home to share with their friends, I just ask that it is small enough to fit in their backpack, is something they would be happy for friends to touch or hold, and is nothing too precious or valuable!
This week in Math we will begin our first unit, which is all about numbers. Kindergarteners will start by working with numbers 1-10, 1st graders and those who are ready will be using numbers 1-120. You can support your child at home by encouraging them to spot all the numbers we see everywhere around us in our day-to-day lives.
In reading we shall begin the first layer of the Jolly Phonics program, children will be introduced to the letters s, a and t. This will be new to some students and very familiar to others, the pace and extension tasks will vary per child.
Unit 1 in writing is Personal Narrative. We will look at some examples of stories that are personal narratives, identify the main features, then begin to have a go at writing our own. Along the way the children will learn the stages of the writing process, from research and planning to editing, revising and presenting.
The weather is due to remain warm this week, so please ensure appropriate clothing - we are finding layers useful as the temperature increases through the day. It is also getting a little damp and muddy underfoot, outdoor boots or extra indoor shoes would be much appreciated by our lovely, clean carpet!
Have a lovely week!
Elementary Scholars (Grades 2-5)
Hannah Diaz firstname.lastname@example.org
EL Lead Aide: Karen Staples
If you haven't signed up for Remind yet, please do so. It will help us "remind" you of events or happenings in the classroom. Here is a link: https://www.remind.com/join/nmselem
We have everyone in a skill group and will start meeting this week! Ask your child what amazing name they came up with to call themselves!
New This Week!
Spanish will begin and meet on Monday and Friday.
Music will meet on Thursday morning!
Our Specials Schedule
Science meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Gym meets on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Art is on Thursday.
Middle School Leaders (Grades 6th-8th)
Linda Hyde email@example.com
Nicole Matoian firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Middle School Parents!
We hope you enjoyed the last weekend of summer and perhaps had a chance to enjoy the Heritage Festival in Northville this weekend.
It was great to see so many of you at the Meet and Greet last Tuesday. As you know we
have many great lessons and events planned for this year.
This will be a busy week. Spanish will be introduced to our curriculum starting on
Monday and then continuing Mondays and Fridays for the rest of the school year. The
students are excited to begin their immersive study of the Spanish language!
Last week in Language Arts, students prepared for a Poetry Writing Unit by exploring
synonyms and antonyms of common words as a way of expanding their vocabulary.
Poetry is language that says more, and says it more intensely than ordinary language,
and students are working to push their vocabulary usage and comprehension to new
levels. This week they will practice by replacing ordinary words in a passage with
extraordinary ones. Last week they wrote a humorous, rhyming poem about their
summer vacation, and this week they will write a poem about themselves as well as
learn how to write a concrete poem, numerous haikus, tankas, and cinquains all while
learning about the figurative language techniques of simile, metaphor, personification,
hyperbole, alliteration, and assonance (rhyme).
Students also completed two weeks of independent reading, and each identified 10
newly-encountered vocabulary words. By the end of the week, students will write a story
in which they will correctly use each of their acquired vocabulary words. Students will
share their stories on Friday.
In Social Studies, students will learn about how and why the Renaissance movement
developed from the end of the Middle Ages and be able to identify the geography of
Europe during the Renaissance Period.
In Math, we began our first units of study last week. This week, Math Group A will be
learning about surface area and use reasoning to calculate the area of a region by
decomposing and rearranging the different pieces, as well as use the base and height
to calculate the area of a parallelograms. Math Group B will continue their study of scale
drawings by drawing a scaled copy of a figure using a variety of scale factors and
identifying relationships between scaled copies. Math Group C will use the vocabulary
they learned last week (translation, rotation, and reflection) to describe transformations
of plane figures and use grids to draw the movements. In addition to their small group
instruction, all math groups will be using their independent choice time to review
previously learned material through math games, worksheets, and website activities.
We always love to hear from you! Have a great week!
Ms. Linda and Ms. Nicole
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