1st week of June
Dear Moraine Families,
"Parents have the power to grant this freedom to fail. Teachers have the ability to transform that failure into an education. And together? Together, we have the potential to nurture a generation of confident, competent adults."
If you are like me, summer is a great time to dive into a book and take a reflective look at life. The above is an excerpt from Jessica Lahey's book "The Gift of Failure" and I invite you to join our August Book Chat!
It's simple - read the book over the summer and join Moraine parents before school to talk about your takeaways. It's a great way to share this messy, non-perfect parenting thing we're all trying to figure out. I have 15 FREE books to give away for the first 15 people to sign up! Sign up Here :)
In this newsletter, you will find:
- 2nd & 4th Grade Art Portfolio Show this Wednesday, June 1st!!
- PTA Updates
- Civic Concern Food Drive at Moraine this month - TUESDAY IS LAST DAY!!
- Summer Sports Camps
- School Supply Ordering
- Robotics opportunity for current 5th graders
- A summer request from the STEAM teachers
- Food Service Balances Due
- The School Psychologists Corner - from our own Ms. Colosimo
Be well and talk soon,
Proud Principal of Moraine Elementary
Teaching for Learning for All!
Join us at Moraine on June 1st at 11:30 am for our last PTA general meeting of the school year (previously scheduled for the evening of June 6th.) We will have a short meeting to say thank you to all the PTA volunteers, approve the 22-23 PTA budget, vote in our new executive board members, and hear from Mr. Reimann and Ms. Gallagher. A luncheon will be provided afterwards. We hope to see you there to celebrate another great year at Moraine!
The PTA has already started the planning for the 22 - 23 school year. There are specific committees that are in need of volunteers for next year - Book Club, Family Night Activities, PTA Grant, Reflections, Science Olympiad, and Technology. A description of each plus all the PTA committees can be found at the PTA website. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.
This summer the PTA is organizing grade-specific playdates at Moraine prior to the start of the school year. If you would be interested in helping to organize for a specific grade, please email email@example.com. The dates are:
Kindergarten - August 22
1st grade - August 23
2nd grade - August 24
3rd grade - August 25
4th grade - August 26
5th grade - August 29
Moraine PTA Scrip Program
Hi Moraine Families!
Each year our school is able to fundraise by the purchase of Scrip cards. Scrip simply means “substitute money”-in other words it’s a gift card to national & local retailers that you would normally buy in their store. It’s another easy way for our school to make money. We are once again, offering scrip card purchases. Whether you’d like them for end of the year teacher gifts, father’s day gifts or just summer date-nights or fun outings with the kids, please considering purchasing them.
The order form is attached. A physical copy will also be going home with students next Tuesday in their “Monday” envelope. Simply turn in your order form to the office with a check made out to Moraine PTA by Friday, June 3rd. Pickup will be Thursday June 9th from 8:30am-9am & 3:45-4:15pm. After that you can stop by the office during regular hours.
Community Open House Retirement Party for Superintendent Mary Kay Gallagher
A Request from Food Service...
Civic Concern Food Drive - ENDS TUESDAY!
Summer Reading Program at Northville District Library
FIRST ROBOTICS FOR K-8
Calling all Northville K – 8th Graders!
Are you interested in LEGO, Robots, Programming, or STEM? If so, you should join a FIRST Robotics team! You get to create and program your own robot and compete against other teams. Teams are forming now and they will be practicing for the season starting in September which lasts into December. Fill out the sign-up form below, and the Northville High School Robotics team (Robostangs) will place you on a team and provide mentoring.
There are three levels of robotics (more info at https://www.firstinspires.org/)
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Explore - Grades K-3
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Challenge - Grades 4&5
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) - Grades 6-8
Signup here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1p3g2euT2t63rZ0Y9-I_20C-FXa826Qc9IcAQtXIdbBQ/edit?usp=sharing before June 16th.
The form has links to presentations on the specific programs offered, including information on payment.Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
'How To Apologize' Is Something We're All Teaching!
SUMMER SPORTS OPPORTUNITIES
The Michigan Running Foundation is sponsoring a FREE 1 mile race for kids on Tuesday, June 14th at the Hillside Middle School track at 7:00 pm. The Mighty Mile is a FREE 1 mile race for kids ages 6-12. All participants receive a t-shirt, drawstring backpack, water bottle, and a finishers medal. The Michigan Running Foundations mission is to support youth running in Michigan. The Mighty Mile program has 6 races across Michigan to promote an active and fun start to the summer for our kids. Please see the attached race flyer and share with friends, family, other groups, etc. Registration and full race details can be found at: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Northville/MightyMileFREERACEFORKIDSNorthville
Please see the files below for Summer Sports Camp Flyers offered through Northville High School:
- Cross Country for rising 3rd - 8th grade
- Softball for rising 3rd - 8th grade
- Track & Field for rising 3rd - 9th grade
- Tennis, ages 6 and up
- Boy's Basketball for rising 4th - 9th grade
- Girl's Basketball for rising 3rd - 9th grade
The Northville Basketball Association will be conducting tryouts for the Girls 2022-2023 season on May 31 and June 7 for girls entering 4th, 5th and 6th grade next school year. All tryouts will be held at Meads Mill Middle School.
Rising 5th Graders (6-7:30pm)
Rising 6th Graders (7:30-9pm)
Rising 4th Graders (6-7:30pm)
All details can be found on our website.
Please register here for tryouts.
*All players need to be registered to participate in tryouts.
Players must bring their own basketballs and water.
School supply ordering for fall!
For the 2022 – 2023 school year, we are excited to again be partnering with School Toolbox to make ordering school supplies easy and convenient for our Penguin families.
With our customized School Toolbox kits, everything your student needs for the 2022-2023 school year comes packaged in one convenient box, customized to your teacher’s requests, and delivered directly to your home address.
Follow this link for your one-stop shop for back-to-school supplies: https://schooltoolbox.com/school-supplies/school/list-boxes/?schoolId=49913
Each grade has a customized kit. Your kit(s) will be sent directly to your house. Free shipping is available for orders over $75 – so consider combining your order with another family to save. Please allow 10 days for processing.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Erica Olivi at email@example.com.
**Please note that the supply lists are simply suggestions of helpful items and are strictly voluntary, as the Northville Public Schools provide the necessary supplies and materials for your child's successful school experience.
A Request from our STEAM Teachers...
Thank you for the overwhelming support of our first year of STEAM! We are already looking forward to being back next year, and have a favor to ask you. There are several recyclable items and craft materials that students use a lot of in class. While we provide the basics, any donations of extra items are much appreciated. If you get a chance to collect any of these items over the summer and send them to school next fall, we would be forever grateful! The following are items we love to keep in our Maker Cart:
Toilet paper tubes**
Paper towel tubes**
Bottle caps/lids from jars
OR….Any other craft supplies or items that you think can be (re)used for projects!!
**we use SO many of these!!
Thank you in advance, and we hope you have a great summer!
Robotics Opportunity for Current 5th Graders
Current 5th Grade Parents:
Both middle schools have robotics teams your student can be a part of when in 6th grade. While the competition starts in the fall, the season begins now. To share your interest in joining a robotics team, you can help your student fill out this Google Form. The due date to complete the form is May 30th, Memorial Day. If your student is interested in joining a team to build a robot, please complete the form today.
UPDATED COVID RESPONSE PROTOCOL
COVID-19 cases have continued to increase across the state and in our community over the past few weeks placing our county and many counties across the state in a “HIGH” community risk category. The CDC and MDHHS recommends that individuals wear masks indoors and on public transportation. At all levels, the CDC recommends people get vaccinated and boosted, and get tested if they have symptoms, and suggests that anyone wanting to wear a mask should do so.
This is a reminder to our students, staff and families to be mindful of the current community level and plan accordingly for the needs of yourself and family members. Under the CDC and MDHHS guidance, risk levels are based on hospital capacity, hospital COVID admissions and COVID-19 cases.
SCREENING and REPORTING REMINDERS
As a reminder, PLEASE continue to use the COVID screener tool EACH day. Children who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 need to stay home from school and parents need to seek medical attention. This is an important measure that will help prevent or reduce the spread of the virus in our schools. In addition, please contact your child’s school via the attendance line and report that there is a positive case in your household. You will receive further instructions from your school and we will follow the NPS COVID RESPONSE PROTOCOL, as recommended by MDHHS
BUILDING and DISTRICT CASE REPORTING
If you would like to be aware of the cases reported to each building, please visit the NPS COVID-19 Case Transparency Report, found under the COVID-19 Dashboard link on the main page of the district website. This transparency report is updated throughout the week with cases identified by building and grade level.
Northville Youth Network
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: Encouraging SEL Development in Children and Teens and Listening and Responding to your Children and Teens 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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