4th week of February
Dear Moraine Families,
This Wednesday, February 22nd is our annual Moraine Leadership Day! Please have your child wear their Moraine spirit wear to school on Wednesday. To continue our school-wide focus on kindness, all Moraine classes will be completing a service project in or around the Northville community on Leadership Day.
We have classes working with the Humane Society of Huron Valley, Northville Civic Concern, Mott's Children Hospital, and many more! Please see communication from your child's teacher regarding specific details about their class's project and if there is any way for you to get involved. It's going to be an amazing day for our Moraine Penguins as we use the 8 habits to help make our surrounding communities a better place!
In this newsletter:
- Parent Math 101 - March 8th Sign Up
- 1st Edition of "The Lighthouse Voice" by the Student Lighthouse Team!
- Students Teaching the Habits at Home
- Kindergarten Enrollment NOW OPEN!
- Early Childhood Open House
- Night for Northville - March 11
- NPS Inclusion Week
Take care and be well,
Proud Principal of Moraine Elementary
Teaching for Learning for All!
Parent Math 101 - March 8th, 2023
Do you have questions about how to help your child (ren) with math homework? You may be interested in a Parent Math 101 session we are offering with our District Math Consultant/Coach, Dr. Carrie Zielinski at Moraine on Wednesday, March 8th . She has set aside a block of time from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM to meet with parents to review some of the math strategies and math models we use when teaching students mathematics here in Northville. This will be a great time to learn about the best ways to support your child with mathematics.
Student Lighthouse Team Presents...Take Home Habits
The Student Lighthouse Team would like the STUDENTS to TEACH the HABITS at HOME. The Moraine Mission Statement is TEACHING FOR LEARNING FOR ALL.
A green flier giving students ideas about teaching Habit 1 will come home soon. Students can use the ideas to teach their family about the monthly habit.
Students can make a poster to hang at school, too.
Make a poster about the Take Home Habit (Habit 1)
- Use 8 ½ and 11” paper
- Color neatly
- Make the habit CLEAR!
- Write Name (first and last), Grade, Teacher on the back
- Turn your poster in by the end of the month. (2/28)
- February 22 - Leadership Day at Moraine Wear Your Moraine Spiritwear!
- February 27 - Northville Inclusion Week
- February 27 - March Is Reading Month Kicks Off
2022-23 Moraine School Calendar
Kindergarten Enrollment for 2023-24 School Year is now OPEN!
If you have any questions, please call Student Data at (248) 344-3524.
NEF's Annual Night for Northville
Now is your chance to purchase tickets to the Northville Educational Foundation's premier event of the season. Tickets are now on sale for Night for Northville presented by Royal Truck & Utility Trailer. This year we are again Betting on our Students at an exciting Casino Night!
Join us Saturday, March 11th at 6:30 PM at the Northville Square mall. We will have casino style gambling, an amazing array of silent auction items, heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar provided by The Lava Grille Northville, local beer provided by North Center Brewing Company, dancing, wine pull and much more!
NEW THIS YEAR ---> Become our VIP! Limited tickets available for VIP Cocktail event. VIP tickets include early admittance at 6:00pm, reserved seating and cocktails at the exclusive bar in Lava Grille for the entire Casino Night Event, free valet, and a special thank you swag bag! VIP Cocktail Event is sponsored by Kiss My Lash of Northville!
Visit https://www.supportnef.org/night-for-northville to purchase your tickets!
Back this year - Your School’s PTA can win $500!! How does it work?! It’s simple - A $500 check will be written to the PTA for the school with the most attendees represented at Night for Northville. Don’t forget to write your school’s name in the “Additional Notes” section when you register! Last year Winchester was the big winner…. which PTA will receive the big check this year!?
The Moraine School-Wide Kindness Goal
This year, the Moraine staff and students have focused in on the area of our vision that speaks about KINDNESS. We all agree that if we were to focus on being more kind, the results around our school and community would have an incredible impact!
This month, the action step we are taking is about students being helpful to others. You can help us out at home by talking to you child about what it means to be helpful in a shared community. We all share this space - whether at home or at school or anywhere else. Holding the door for someone, picking up a trash when you see it on the floor (especially when it's not yours!), asking what you can do to help....What can your family come up with?
One of our most important jobs as parents is modeling the behavior we want to see developed within our children. Join in on the kindness at home!
Moraine Yearbook 2023 - On sale until March 31st
Moraine Yearbook 2023 - On sale until March 31st.
- $18 (plus service charge) - https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/general/displayLanding?portal=true
- School code - 12969
- Email photos to - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Need photos from classroom parties.
- Moraine students with teachers/staff
- Moraine events
- 5th Grade BABY PHOTOS
- Email students name, teacher and photo by March 15th
- Questions to:
Northville Inclusion Week, February 27th - March 3rd
February Wellness Wednesdays
February Wellness Wednesdays are all about self-love and self-care! Teens and Tweens join us for one of these programs:
Yoga & Mindfulness for Self-Care for Tweens (9-12) - Wednesday, February 8
Facilitated by Stephanie Rife, Yoga Instructor
Love Yourself - Building Self-Esteem for Teens (13-18) - Wednesday, February 22
Discussion and activities around being unique, happiness, and remembering how to unapologetically love yourself!
Facilitated by Kristie Wyler, MA LLP, McCaskill Family Services
See Flyer for more information. Registration is required: https://form.jotform.com/222187543053150
Parent Coffee Talks
The Parent Lighthouse Team is planning to host a “Parent Coffee Talk” once a month. Every month we will meet to discuss each of the “7 Habits of Highly Effective Families”. You do not need to have attended the parent workshop in October to join us for these informal “Parent Coffee Talks”.
The schedule is as follows:
February 23 – Habit 4: Think Win-Win
March 16 – Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be
April 20 – Habit 6: Synergize
May 18 – Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
These meetings will take place in Room 311 at Old Village School (405 Main Street in Northville) from 9:00-10:30 AM (except on January 19). Parking is behind Old Village School next to the library. Light refreshments are provided. Please bring something to drink and join us as we have fun discussing how to successfully (and at times unsuccessfully) implement the 7 Habits at home.
Please contact either one of us with questions:
Mindy Eichenberg (email@example.com) or
Jami Knapp (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Northville Youth Network Newsletters
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: Tech and Internet Safety and Social Anxiety 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)
NEWS AND NOTES
Quick Links for Reference
ClassLink and Schoology Resources
Video Gallery Picture - Exciting NPS Events!