Orchard Hills Weekly Update


Principal's Message

Winter i-Ready reports will be sent home with students or available for parent pick up on Wednesday of this week.

Construction is in progress at Orchard Hills. There is no parking in the bus loop lot. The front entryway is now fenced off and closed. Fourth graders will enter at the CARE room exterior door to the right of the main entrance. Visitors will be able to contact the office at the CARE door as well.

Virtual student material pick up will be available on Wednesdays only. You will need to ring at the CARE door entrance.. Please try to come between 9am and 3pm to avoid arrival and dismissal.

Kindergarten registration is open for the 2021-2022 school year. To start the enrollment process, visit https://www.novi.k12.mi.us/why-novi/enrollment.

Masks are required for hybrid students and staff in the building. Please make sure you are completing your health screener for each of your children in the mornings prior to sending them to in person school. You can now contact a Safe for School Hotline through Oakland County Health and Beaumont to ask questions. For more details: Safe For School Flyer.

Upcoming Events

April 22

Science Night 2021: Virtual Edition - Please check your email regarding Science Night. This year the event will be on April 22nd, and will be held virtually. We look forward to seeing all your wonderful projects and discoveries.

Garden Club

The OH Garden Club is preparing for spring. Please take a look at the sign up below if you have any items to donate.


2021 Virtual Battle of the Books

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Battle of the Books! All of our students worked so hard at reading their book and taking the online quiz! The first place winners are listed below for classes that had the highest percentage of students in their grade level that took their Battle of the Books quiz. Each first place class has earned an Amazon gift card for their classroom and a special treat to celebrate! Each participant in the program also received a special prize! Prizes and treats will be distributed to in-person classrooms and Wednesday pickups shortly. Congratulations to EVERY student who participated! A passionate reader is ALWAYS a winner!!!


1st Place WINNER: Mrs. Loney

2nd Place: Mrs. Israel

3rd Place (Tie): Mrs. Egli & Mrs. Mardigian

1st Grade

1st Place WINNER: Mrs. Camilleri

2nd Place: Mrs. Damon

3rd Place: Mrs. Wunderlich

4th Place: Mrs. Kelly

2nd Grade

1st Place WINNER: Mrs. Ristau

2nd Place: Mrs. MacArthur

3rd Place: Mrs. Jilg

4th Place: Mrs. Lee

3rd Grade

1st Place WINNER: Mrs. Christen

2nd Place (Tie): Mrs. Deinek & Mrs. Ukrop

3rd Place: Ms. Zimmerman

4th Grade

1st Place WINNER: Mrs. Martin

2nd Place (Tie): Ms. Massey & Mrs. Smith

3rd Place: Mrs. Miller

Kids Heart Challenge

Thank you to those who contributed to the Kids Heart Challenge. Orchard Hills raised $1,955.57 for the American Heart Association.

Hustle For Our HOMiES 5K

Novi HS Incubator students are hosting a 5K on Saturday, April 24th.

In addition to our goal of raising $1000 for the Alliance for the Great Lakes, we are also determined to provide a safe, healthy event for the Novi Community!

For more information check out the Link to Sign-Up

Orchard Hills PTO Updates

OH PTO is now on Amazon Smile

When you shop @AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to Orchard Hills PTO! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-2973835

This is FREE money for our school! Whenever you check out at Amazon, make sure you are on their Smile.Amazon.com site and have your charity selection set to Orchard Hills PTO (Novi, MI) or use the link above.

If you use the Amazon app on your phone, turn on AmazonSmile on the app by opening the app and find 'Settings' in the main menu (three horizontal bars). Scroll down and tap on 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions. Be sure to search and select Orchard Hills PTO in Novi, MI.

New OH PTO Facebook Page

Welcome to our OH PTO group page! This year more than ever we need a way to stay connected. This page will be used for sharing events and information by the OH PTO, as well as a way for parents to connect, share and ask questions.


This private group page is for the Orchard Hills PTO, which supports Orchard Hills Elementary School in Novi, Michigan. The Orchard Hills PTO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit made up of parent and staff volunteers whose mission is to enhance and support the education, character growth and relationships of the students of Orchard Hills Elementary.

This page is run independently by the Orchard Hills PTO Board and NOT the Novi Community School District.

This page is used for the purpose of sharing events and information by the current OH PTO Board and as a way for parents to connect, share and ask questions.

Any questions or concerns can be emailed to OrchardHillsNews@gmail.com.

Parent/Pick Up Drop Off

Please note that as both hybrid sections have returned our apple pick up/drop off volume is increased. It is important to follow the below guidelines for your safety and that of our students.

The drop-off/ pick-up zone is the front, southeast side of the building (off of Quince Street). At Orchard Hills we have a parking lot parent drop off loop. Staff members are present to help guide this process. We use Apple Pick Up numbers to streamline the pick up process. Please fill out this form if you need an apple number.

  • Pull forward all the way to the front sign indicating the start of the pick up/drop off loop. Stay single file and next to the curb. Do not block residential driveways when waiting in the line.
  • Please be sure students exit and enter the passenger side of the vehicle. Please remain in your car. If your child cannot exit or enter on their own, please park and walk them up.
  • Be ready, and have the kids ready to exit the vehicle with their backpacks, etc... Please give your hugs and kisses goodbye at home and save texts and phone calls until after drop-off or pick-up!

Technology Support Reminders

NCSD families needing technical support should start by contacting the Oakland Schools Service Desk in the following manners:

Ways to Enter Service Tickets

Log in to the Service Desk system HERE (servicedesk.oakland.k12.mi.us) to create a service desk request. Select the area that best describes the help you need. Enter the information specified on the form. NOTE: The fields on the form vary, based on the type of request selected. Include attachments with information that may be helpful for the request. Click “Create”!

Start a Chat Session by accessing the Service Desk Request page HERE. Once at the page, a link to start a chat will appear in the lower right corner of the screen during normal business hours of 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Friday.

Call the Service Desk at 248-209-2060 to speak to a representative

Attendance Notes

Hybrid Students: If your child will be absent for in person schooling, or you are dropping them off late, please call the attendance line at 248-449-1401 or use the MiStar Parent Reported Absence feature.

Virtual Students: If your child will be missing all or a portion of the virtual day due to appointments etc, please email your classroom teacher, and call the attendance line at 248-449-1401 or use the MiStar Parent Reported Absence feature.

Orchard Hills Peachjar Flyers

Find all district and Orchard Hills specific flyers here!

Follow NCSD On Social Media

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Twitter: @NCSD

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Orchard Hills PTO News

Orchard Hills PTO participates in rewards programs at Busch's and Kroger. Please see the flyer for rewards program details.