Novi Meadows News

JANUARY 8, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES

    January

    18 - No School - MLK Day

    19 - No School - Staff Professional Development

    20 - Wednesday - Hybrid A is at school

    21 - Thursday - Hybrid B is at school

    22 - Friday - Virtual half-day in the AM for all students

    29 - End of 2nd marking period

    February

    10 - Student Count Day

    15 & 16 - Mid Winter Break

    SCHOOLOGY PARENT SUPPORT

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

    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.

    SHOUT OUT TO THE SNACKERBOTS ROBOTIC TEAM!

    SNACKERBOTS ROBOTIC TEAM: STATIONARY BIKES

    Four of our 6th Grade Hybrid students are members of the Snackerbots Robotics Team. These four girls: Aamani, Sahana, Emma, and Kennedy helped design a pilot program where students would be able to use stationary bikes as they worked in the classroom. Their plan came about because they thought students needed more physical activity. During the month of December, our 6th Grade Hybrid students were able to use these bikes throughout the day. Students and teachers alike enjoyed having these bikes in their classrooms.


    Thank you Aamani, Sahana, Emma, and Kennedy for using creative problem solving skills to help your fellow classmates get more exercise!

    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

    DECEMBER PRIDE PASS EARNERS

    These students completed the December PRIDE practices. Congratulations to all who completed the challenge!

    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 ZOOM LINKS

    BAND ZOOM LINK

    Meeting ID: 882 2958 8465 Passcode: 8PGGkw

    ORCHESTRA ZOOM LINK

    Meeting ID: 825 0751 8121 Passcode: orchestra (all lower case)

    BAND & STRINGS WEDNESDAY ROTATION FOR DECEMBER

    December's Wednesday Band & Orchestra Classes:


    December 2nd: 5th Grade Band, 6th Grade Orchestra

    December 9th: 5th Grade Orchestra, 6th Grade Band

    December 16th: 5th Grade Band, 6th Grade Orchestra


    Mrs. Michelle Rais

    Orchestra Teacher

    Novi Meadows Elementary

    michelle.rais@novik12.org

    novimeadowsmusic.com

    PTO

    THE WINNER OF OUR T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION IS...MIHIKA RANJAN!

    Mihika is from Mrs. Plant's classroom. Congratulations Mihika!
    Meadows T-shirt Design Winning Submission

    Mihika continues to work with our PTO getting her T-shirt design ready for ordering. Details forthcoming.

    MEADOWS LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER

    MEADOWS CURBSIDE GRAB & GO BOOK SERVICE

    Curbside Grab & Go Book Service will not be available during the Holiday Break. We'll resume on Jan. 4, 2021.

    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

    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 gator-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

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