3rd Week of October
The Fall Fling and Spirit Week was a BLAST!
Dear Moraine Families,
The freedom to gather as a community is certainly something we do not take for granted. It was so exciting to have our Moraine Penguin families get together Friday night for the Fall Fling! Stay tuned for more opportunities from our PTA to celebrate our community throughout the year.
We could not do this without the efforts of our volunteers! Thank you to everyone that helped make these gatherings a possibilities - no matter whether it was a small gesture of time or a donation, or if you are one of the people behind the scenes putting in A LOT of work - THANK YOU!!!!
Be well and talk soon,
Proud Principal of Moraine Elementary
Teaching for Learning for All!
In this newsletter, you will find:
- Photos from Spirit Week and the Fall Fling!
- PTA Meeting Input - Virtual or In-Person
- Moraine Halloween Parade and Party Information
- Student Art Program - Reflections is Back!
Halloween celebrations will take place at Moraine on Monday, October 31st, with our parade through North Beacon Woods beginning at 9:30am. If you are signed up to volunteer at your child's classroom party, you need to have a current ICHAT form on file. Students can either wear their costume to school or be able to put it on over their clothes to avoid congestion in the bathroom areas.
Please follow these guidelines when planning your child's costume:
- Please make sure the costume is weather appropriate (students will go outside for recess)
- Students are responsible for their costumes not causing a problem during learning time.
- Face make-up, hairspray, etc. must be applied at home.
- No fake weapons of any kind are allowed at school.
- No fake blood and no scary costumes (if it would scare a kindergartener, please don’t wear it!)
The Halloween Parade route will take us outdoors and therefore, will only take place if the weather cooperates. There is no Plan B if inclement weather. The route will take us through North Beacon Woods and an offsite permission slip will be sent home next week!
Thank you all SO MUCH for sending in the various recyclables and supplies we use often in the Makerspace for STEAM! At this time, we do not need any more toilet paper/paper towel rolls or egg cartons....we have more than enough!! We'd love to continue collecting bottle caps and lids of any kind, beads, buttons, and fabric scraps. If you think of anything else, please send us an email at either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org first and we'll let you know if we could use it.
Thanks again for all of your support of our program!
Mrs. Chenoweth and Mrs. Davis
We are still at 2/3 of our $15,000 goal for our Penguin Pledge with around 32% of our families donating. Thank you so much to those who have already made the pledge and for valuing the contribution the PTA makes to the school. To those who have yet to give, don't delay in making your contribution and investing in your child! Go to https://app.memberhub.gives/moraineelem/Campaign/Details to donate today. The PTA relies heavily on meeting the Penguin Pledge goal to keep our events and activities costs at a minimum.
Moraine PTA Executive Board
The Northville Educational Foundation is heading to Hockeytown!
Join us as we team up with the PTA and the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena to raise support for Northville Public Schools!
What: NEF's Hat Trick for Education! Sponsored by Marathon oil company
When: Wednesday, November 30th, puck drops at 7:00pm
How much: Ticket price is $44 per person which includes a post game photo on the ice!
Why: Ideal opportunity to have fun and do good in NEF's two exclusive seating areas while raising support for Northville Public Schools students, teachers & schools!
Visit supportNEF.org/HatTrickForEducatoin-1 for more details and to order your tickets.
See you there!
A Message From Mr. Reimann About Attendance
Did you know that school attendance is essential beginning in kindergarten. Sometimes we don’t think that it is as important as good attendance because "kids are really flexible", but actually, the opposite is true! Students struggle when they are out of routine and don't have consistent boundaries.
- Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause some children to fall behind in school.
- How many absences are too many? Chronic absence is defined as 18 days a year—or just 2 days a month.
- Missing 10 percent or about 18 days of the school year in kindergarten can lower achievement in 1st grade and, for some students, through 5th grade.
- Students can still fall behind if they keep missing just a day or two every few weeks.
- Students missing school frequently decreases social awareness and relationship skills: both important for student mental health!
Getting back into the habit of daily attendance matters more than ever as we recover from the pandemic. Going to school is an opportunity for your student to:
- Build routines that help reduce stress.
- Connect to their friends and teachers.
- Engage in learning.
Check out these great tips for setting a solid foundation for regular attendance:
- Set a regular bedtime and morning routine.
- Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
- Don’t let your child stay home unless he/she is truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
- If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning.
- Develop some backup plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor or another parent.
- Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.
Wellness Wednesdays are back!
Wellness Wednesdays sponsored by the Northville Youth Network are back! These programs are free and support the physical, mental, social and emotional health of the youth in our community.
October 19th - 6:00-6:45 - Littles (5-8)
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness - children will have the opportunity to move and learn yoga poses, while being mindful of their bodies and breath.
Led by Katie Olex, Down Pup Yoga
See the flyer for more details. Registration is required at: https://form.jotform.com/222187543053150 . Check out our Fall 2022 Preview flyer for upcoming events!
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.
Have you been curious about STEM? Would you like to learn more about STEM activities, projects, careers, and watch live demos?
Then, you are invited to attend this free event and learn all about STEM from the experts. We have a number of experts who will be participating.
Come and enjoy pizza, cookies, and music while you learn all about STEM.
When: Friday, October 21st, 2022
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Novi Meadows 5th Grade House
25549 Taft Road
Novi, MI 48374
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