Novi Meadows News

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

    October

    06 - 5th Grade Vision Screening begins

    07 - Student Count Day

    19 - Scholastic Book Fair Week in the 6th Grade Media Center

    27 - Picture re-take day (both Hybrid & Virtual)

    27 - Parent/teacher conferences* will be held virtually for ALL students. (Full day of school)

    29 - Half-day, dismissal at 11:30am

    29 - Parent/teacher conferences* will be held in the afternoon & evening virtually

    * Teachers will be sending details about Conferences separately

    November

    03 - Election Day. No students

    06 - End of 1st Quarter Marking Period

    25 - 27: Thanksgiving Break

    CURBSIDE GRAB AND GO BOOK SERVICE

    Curbside Grab and Go Book Service is currently available!

    PTO CASH DRIVE

    Each year, the Meadows Parent Organization holds a cash drive to help raise money to be used toward student enrichment, assemblies, author visits, family nights, community outreach, teacher support, and staff appreciation. This year, more than ever, our students and teachers (whether in person or virtual) will need our support! Visit the Novi Meadows Peachjar Flyerboard below.

    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 have created an October PRIDE Board, which offers suggestions on how to practice Preparation.


    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 BEHAVIOR MATRIX

    Please review this Matrix with your child.

    PBIS OCTOBER PRIDE BOARD

    Suggestions on how to practice Preparation.

    A tweet from Allison Gray showing Mr. Erickson and Mrs. G preparing books and resources in the library media center..

    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.


    Free breakfast and lunch will be distributed once a week on Thursday.


    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.


    Thursday 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

    SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR OCT. 19-23

    Our Book Fair will be in the 6th Gr Library Media Ctr. Hybrid students will visit the Fair during a time set up by their teacher. There will be a virtual online book fair for ALL students. Visit our Online Book Fair & sign up for e-wallet.

    i-READY ASSESSMENTS

    Detailed Information provided by Mr. Jeff Dinkelmann, Director of Student Growth and Accountability.

    i-READY DATES

    iReady Assessments began Thursday, September 17. Students will see the Reading test show up when they log into i-Ready. Math Assessments will show up on Monday, Sept. 28. Assessments will run through Friday, October 16.
    i-READY VIDEO

    i-Ready 13 minute Assessment Video

    i-READY PRESENTATION

    I-Ready: Administering the diagnostic from home.

    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

    BAND & STRINGS

    Students will attend Band/Strings once a week during Academic 30


    5th Grade Hybrid

    Hybrid A: 5th Gr Band on Thursday

    Hybrid B: 5th Gr Band on Friday

    Hybrid A: 5th Gr Strings on Monday

    Hybrid B: 5th Gr Strings on Tuesday


    6th Grade Hybrid

    Hybrid A: 6th Gr Band on Monday

    Hybrid B: 6th Gr Band on Tuesday

    Hybrid A: 6th Gr Strings on Thursday

    Hybrid B: 6th Gr Strings on Friday


    5th Grade Virtual

    Band will be Thursday or Friday (TBD)

    Strings will be Monday or Tuesday (TBD)


    6th Grade Virtual

    Band will be Monday or Tuesday (TBD)

    Strings will be Thursday or Friday (TBD)

    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

    NEW! DIGITAL FLYERS VIA PEACHJAR

    NCSD has instituted "Peachjar Flyers" as a green initiative saving paper and reducing copy costs. Posting our Novi flyers electronically removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.

    NEW! MEADOWS PEACHJAR

    Peachjar captures all our Flyers

    Media Center Books

    MEDIA CENTER BOOKS

    Please remember to return your student's library books from last year!

    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

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