2nd Week of September
Dear Moraine Families,
What an amazing start to the school year! Our Moraine Penguins spent the week learning about each other, practicing our schoolwide expectations, writing class mission statements...and SO MUCH MORE! Our classrooms were filled with smiles, laughter, and a strong commitment to building a learning community where everyone belongs :)
Our first day of school kicked off with the first PTA meeting. We have so many exciting things planned throughout the year and hope that you join us as a volunteer - it really is our village that makes Moraine special. We also hope that you consider donating to the Penguin Pledge, which helps fund opportunities that directly impact our student experience!
Be well and talk soon,
Proud Principal of Moraine Elementary
Teaching for Learning for All!
In this newsletter, you will find:
- Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
- Annual Online Registration - NOW OVERDUE
- Bus/Food Service
- Spirit Wear order deadline this week
- After School Programs (Nuts About Science, 5K Color Run, Cub Scouts, Academic Games)
- Cub Scout Meeting Wednesday, September 14th
- 2022-23 Moraine School Calendar
- Moraine Snack Procedure and Birthday Treat Policy
- Moraine Student Handbook
- Infectious Disease Response to COVID, 2022-2023
Spirit wear order deadline - Wed, September 14th @ 4pm
3rd Grade Heritage Festival Field Trip - Friday, September 16th
1st Grade Maybury Farms Field Trip - Monday, September 19th
SAVE THE DATE: Moraine Picture Day - Thursday, September 29th
Moraine Fall Fling - Friday, October 14
2022-23 Moraine School Calendar
Beginning THIS Week, Students Arriving After 8:46 Must Be Signed In
School begins each day at 8:46am. Drop off begins at 8:30am. There is no adult supervision prior to 8:30.
All exterior doors will be closed at 8:46 and students must be signed into the office.
- Front Entrance: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, Ms. Munday and Ms. Meeks
- Door 42 (Located by 2nd/3rd Centrum): 2nd and 3rd Grade
- Bus Loop Entrance: 4th Grade Students, Ms. Witter
The school day ends at 3:45pm.
Moraine Spirit Wear Sale Ends Wed, September 14th
Moraine is having its spirit wear sale right NOW. Items are for sale in the memberhub store, https://moraine.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true&category=Spirit%20Wear , until next Wednesday, September 14th. Attached is the order form for those that prefer to pay with cash or check. Please have completed forms to the Moraine office by 4 o'clock on the 14th.
Using the Car Loop!
To keep our kids safe and an efficient line, please follow our arrival/dismissal procedures! A reminder that arrival does not begin until 8:30am and there is no student supervision prior to this time.
Moraine uses a bus loop at arrival and dismissal - no other vehicles are permitted to use the west bus loop during these times.
- Pull all the way forward until you can stop and immediately drop off your child as soon as you are next to the sidewalk.
- It is not necessary to hold up the line by waiting until you are in front of the entry doors to drop off your child.
- If you have to put your car in park for any reason, including if you are removing your child from a car seat, you must use the parking lot.
- Practice having your child repeat their dismissal plan to you.
Your family should display a name card on the right hand side of the dashboard and visible through the windshield. A BIG and BOLD name displayed assists our dismissal team with having your child ready to enter your vehicle.
If your child requires assistance, you may wish to park your vehicle in the parking lot and greet your child outside of their classroom door upon dismissal.
- NEW - To avoid a dangerous backup on the westbound 8 mine left turn lane, we will be using a double lane dismissal. Eastbound 8 mile traffic will use the lane closest to the sidewalk and the Westbound 8 mile traffic will use the next lane over.
Please use kindness, courtesy, and patience for a safe, efficient dismissal!
Hot lunch program for interested students
Note: The Free Meals Program has ended. Previously funded by the government, recently this program was declined through Congress. See the previous Raft for more detail.
Families must preorder lunches for preschools and elementary students. Orders must be in by 8:30 AM for elementary students to receive a lunch that day. The system will not allow you to order after the time listed above. For your convenience, meals can be preordered up to 30 days in advance. To avoid any issues, we recommend ordering the night before.
Welcome back to all of our Penguins and families! The PTA is looking forward to a terrific school year with lots of things planned. All of these activities wouldn't be possible, though, without the help from you. Make a donation to the Penguin Pledge, our primary fundraiser, today to help us reach our goal of at least $15,000. This helps fund the following and so much more:
- Parent Lighthouse to bring the Leader in Me values home.
- Teacher stipends to help cover the cost of supplies the teachers need for the classrooms.
- Grants for staff to help purchase those items that are more expensive.
- Money towards field trips for each grade.
- Assemblies like Science Alive and guest author Philip Stead.
- Meals and treats provided to staff by Staff Appreciation.
- Bagels, donuts, fruit and more for Breakfast with a Buddy.
- Extra curricular activities for the students like Robotics and Science Olympiad.
Go to https://app.memberhub.gives/moraineelem, scan the QR code below, or text the word 'Penguin' to 919.626.3277 to give.
Become a PTA member today and join the millions of other parents who are advocating for the safety, health, and wellbeing of our children. Visit our Moraine store to sign up. As a thank you for being a member, you will have access to the Memberhub school directory. For more information on the initiatives the PTA is working on, like a call to action for gun violence prevention, visit https://www.pta.org/.
As always, please contact us at email@example.com with any questions, comments or suggestions.
The Moraine PTA Executive Board
Moraine PTA Executive Board
ANNUAL REGISTRATION is now overdue!
The office has contacted you via email if you have not completed the online Annual Registration. Please complete this TODAY!
Every year, all families (including those who recently enrolled) are required to fill out the digital Annual Registration for each student. Families may complete these forms through MiStar ParentConnection. Through this process you will be asked to update your student’s emergency contact information, home address and health information, review our technology use policy and student handbooks, learn more about PTSA/PTA, access the web store and much more.
Need Help? Many of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page (located in the upper right-hand corner of ParentConnection.) If you have further questions, please email the helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org
northville academic games
5k color run on September 18th
Nuts About Science Is Coming to Moraine!
Science Explorers! Students explore the many fields of science in this session!
We explore wacky and weird weather phenomena, learn about germs,
buoyancy, a few magic tricks, become CSI detectives and much more!
Who: Students in Grades 1st-5th
When: 3:45-5:00 pm on Tuesdays; 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8 (make-up
date is 11/15 if a class is cancelled)
Where: Room 25
Tuition: $187 per student; $152 for student with parent helper, parent helpers must
attend all 7 weeks. All materials are included. ($7 of each student’s tuition goes to Moraine
1. Visit our website at: www.nutsaboutscience.com
2. Click on the REGISTER button on the home page
3. Follow the payment steps (Credit cards and PayPal accepted)
4. After payment is completed you will be redirected to fill in the student information form.
If you are not redirected to the form, contact Jennifer Price at
* Registration opens September 6th at 8 am and closes September 19th at 11pm
Let Grow Project!
Northville Council of PTAs present the Let Grow Project!
When Adults Step Back, Kids Step Up
At Let Grow, we believe today’s kids are smarter and stronger than our culture gives them credit for.
Treating them as physically and emotionally fragile is bad for their future — and ours.
Let Grow is making it easy, normal and legal to give kids the independence they need to grow into capable, confident, and happy adults.
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