Novi Meadows News

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

    November

    25 - 27: Thanksgiving Break

    30 - Invention Convention Zoom Meeting @ 7pm

    December

    01 - 18: AR Workshop PTO Fundraiser

    07 - Chipotle PTO Fundraiser

    21 - Winter holiday break

    22 - Noodles & Company PTO Fundraiser

    January

    04 - Classes resume

    ABSENT WORK

    Novi Meadows Parents:

    When students are absent, teachers will do their best to fill them in on the work they miss. Teachers utilize a variety of tools to keep students up to date on work (Schoology, Google Classroom, on-line planners, etc.). It is not feasible to have absent students Zoom into classes that are happening at school. In addition, teachers are not able to privately Zoom with students who are absent to reteach the lessons. A good time to get additional help is during

    Academic 30. Teachers will provide the work that can be replicated to students upon their return. It is not always possible to recreate classroom discussion or activities.

    INVENTION CONVENTION SURVEY

    Interested participants should submit the Survey by Tuesday, November 24. Mrs. Bridget Zahradnik, Novi Community Schools; K-4 Science Content Area Leader, bridget.zahradnik@novik12.org

    SCHOOLOGY PARENT SUPPORT

    Phone: 248-209-2060
    Email: servicedesk@oakland.k12.mi.us
    Online Ticket Submission: servicedesk.oakland.k12.mi.us

    FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

    We wanted to be sure everyone was aware that because of the holidays there is some adjustment to meal distribution* during the next few weeks:

    *No distribution during the week of November 23 due to the Thanksgiving break and Holiday

    Thursday, December 3: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon and 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Thursday, December 10: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon and 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Thursday, December 17: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon and 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Monday, December 28: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

    Regular distribution will resume on Thursday, January 27

    All distribution is at Novi High School

    SNAP - NOVEMBER EMERGENCY ALLOWANCE

    Food Service Department evol.gazarrato@novik12.org

    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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    PBIS STUDENT RECOGNITION FOR 'RESPONSIBILITY'

    Mrs. Troost would like to highlight two Meadows' students who have not only have been responsible with their own learning, but have started sharing their knowledge with others in their neighborhood.


    Nivi Vijay from Mrs. McClafferty's class and Taanya Sivakumar of Mrs. Zebrowski's class requested a Zoom meeting with Mrs. Troost. She thought they were coming to her for some extra support in Science. Little did she know they actually wanted to show her that they were taking on the role of becoming Science Teachers to the Kindergarteners in their neighborhood! They had been working on a 28 slides presentation about plants (which they are currently studying) and even included an investigative field trip outside.


    Mrs. Troost was SO impressed by what Nivi and Taanya created and the fact that they wanted to help the young kids in their community by offering this engaging learning opportunity!


    Congratulations to Nivi and Taanya for practicing Responsibility and sharing it with others!

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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

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    T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION

    Stay tuned for the announcement next week of the t-shirt design competition winner!

    ARTWORK FUNDRAISER

    Support the Novi Meadows PTO and a local business by ordering DIY ornament kits or plank signs from AR Workshop in Northville. These make excellent activities for the holiday season, winter break, and days at home! More information is in the flyer in Peachjar. Orders must be placed by Friday, December 18.
    AR Workshop ornaments
    ARTWORK FUNDRAISER THROUGH AR WORKSHOP

    AR Workshop Promo Code: MEADOWS (all Caps) Deadline to order is Friday, December 18.

    RESTAURANT FUNDRAISERS

    CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL PTO FUNDRAISER

    Monday, December 7, 4pm to 8pm

    NOODLES AND COMPANY PTO FUNDRAISER

    Tuesday, December 22, 4pm to 8pm

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    OUR MEADOWS CURBSIDE GRAB & GO BOOK SERVICE

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

    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.

    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

    NOVI PUBLIC LIBRARY

    Novi Public Library Website

    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

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