Novi Meadows News
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020
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
03 - Election Day. No students
06 - End of 1st Quarter Marking Period
25 - 27: Thanksgiving Break
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
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
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:
Food + Nutrition Director
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.
Detailed Information provided by Mr. Jeff Dinkelmann, Director of Student Growth and Accountability.
- 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
- 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
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
5th Graders will have recess on Mondays & Tuesdays
6th Graders will have recess on Thursdays & Fridays
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.
MEDIA CENTER BOOKS
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 PTO has a Facebook Group. Go to "Novi Meadows Parent Organization" on Facebook to request membership