Novi Meadows News

JANUARY 29, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES

    February

    02 - Virtual Human Growth & Development (HGD) Parent mtg. at 6pm (Zoom link will be sent)

    06 - Grades available on MiStar Parent Portal

    10 - Student Count Day

    10 - HGD presentations for both 5th & 6th Grades at 8:15am

    15 & 16 - Mid Winter Break

    19 - Virtual Trivia Night at 7pm (Zoom link will be sent)

    March

    01-05 - Scholastic Book Fair (5th Grade Media Center)

    05 - Half day with dismissal at 11:30am

    08 - No school. Professional development day

    17 - Virtual parent/teacher conferences

    SCHOOLOGY PARENT SUPPORT

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

    iREADY TESTING BEGINS

    Students test virtually on At-Home Wednesdays in February:

    ELA administered on 2/3/21

    Math administered on 2/10/21

    Makeups are on 2/17 & 2/24

    HGD OPT OUT FORM

    Student presentations will be held virtually on 2/10/21 at 8:15am. If you wish to opt out your child from this class, please fill out this form. Exclusion Requests must be received by Monday, Feb. 8.

    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.

    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 January, offering suggestions on how to practice Discipline.


    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

    JANUARY PRIDE FOCUS: DISCIPLINE

    PBIS JANUARY PRIDE BOARD

    This month we are focusing on the 'D' in PRIDE. The 'D' stands for Discipline. At Meadows, we practice Discipline so we are ready to face challenges, make healthy choices, and manage stress.

    PRIDE BOARD VIA SCHOOLOGY

    Course Code for students to join: S48S-BHGV-64XD7
    PBIS BEHAVIOR MATRIX

    Please review this Matrix with your child.

    BAND & ORCHESTRA

    BAND ZOOM LINK

    Meeting ID: 896 4894 0406 Passcode: 7Gw7dd (case sensitive)

    ORCHESTRA ZOOM LINK

    Meeting ID: 876 6907 8443 Passcode: orchestra (all lower case)

    PTO
    VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT

    Our Meadows PTO is holding our first Virtual Trivia Night on Friday, February 19, at 7 PM. Please sign up your student(s) in one of our 10 breakout rooms. Please contact Julie Song (jelyse75@yahoo.com) if you have questions.

    Meadows T-shirt Design Winning Submission

    T-SHIRT DESIGN UPDATE

    We are so excited to premier Mihika's T-Shirt Design!

    The details are being finalized with The Sports Hut.

    Stay tuned for order details.

    MEADOWS LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER

    NUTRITION AND FOOD SERVICES

    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.

    FOOD & NUTRITION DEPARTMENT UPDATE

    Per USDA, school meals are currently FREE for all students until otherwise notified.


    For questions or information please contact:

    Evol Gazzarato

    Food + Nutrition Director

    evol.gazzarato@novik12.org

    248-449-1225

    novi.k12.mi.us/departments/nutrition

    PANDEMIC EBT

    Pandemic EBT is returning to provide additional food supplements to families during this time. In order to receive Pandemic EBT benefits, you must have on file with the district an approved free or reduced meals application.


    If you feel you qualify for these benefits, please complete an application as soon as possible. You may complete an application electronically here.


    You may retrieve a paper copy of the application and read more about free and reduced meal benefits here.


    Any further questions can be directed to the Food & Nutrition Department.


    Evol Gazzarato | Food & Nutrition Director | Novi Community School District |

    o. 248.449.1225 |evol.gazzarato@novik12.org | Twitter: @ncsdfood

    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 gaiter-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

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/novischools

    Twitter: @NCSD

    Instagram: @novicommunityschooldistrict

    YouTube: Novi Community School District