Novi Meadows News
JANUARY 22, 2021
26 - Spirit Day for the State of Michigan's 184th Birthday
10 - Student Count Day
15 & 16 - Mid Winter Break
SPIRIT DAY FOR MICHIGAN'S 184 BIRTHDAY
To commemorate Michigan's Birthday, you could wear something that represents a Michigan sports team, a university, your favorite Michigan vacation spot, your favorite Michigan business, or even a birthday hat.
Let's show some Michigan spirit on Tuesday!
We love any reason to celebrate! :)
iREADY TESTING BEGINS
ELA administered on 2/3/21
Math administered on 2/10/21
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.
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
JANUARY PRIDE FOCUS: DISCIPLINE
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
BAND & ORCHESTRA
Zoom link will be provided separately by email.
T-SHIRT DESIGN UPDATE
The details are being finalized with The Sports Hut.
T-shirt orders will be taken the week of January 25 (details forthcoming) with delivery in mid-February.
MEADOWS LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
Curbside Grab & Go Book Service will not be available during the Holiday Break. We'll resume on Jan. 4, 2021.
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.
- 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
- 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
5th Graders will have recess on Mondays & Tuesdays
6th Graders will have recess on Thursdays & Fridays
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 PTO has a Facebook Group. Go to "Novi Meadows Parent Organization" on Facebook to request membership