Halloween/First Week of November
Dear Moraine Families,
If your child has ever blown up at their sibling for what seems like something small, really struggle moving in the morning (even after a great night of sleep), or gotten out of control at a fun event because there was too much stimulation, you know the importance of teaching self-awareness and self-regulation!
One of the ways Moraine supports students with Social/Emotional Learning is by teaching students to monitor their emotions and energy by using the Zones of Regulation. There are 4 Zones that can be used with children as young as pre-school to help identify emotions, energy, and the strategies to help center the body and mind.
Check out these resources (and ask your child to explain!) to use familiar language at home:
Be well and talk soon,
Proud Principal of Moraine Elementary
Teaching for Learning for All!
In this newsletter, you will find:
- Moraine Halloween Parade and Party Information
- The Zones of Regulation at Moraine
- Next General PTA Meeting on Nov. 14
- Habit 5:Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood; Family Activity
- Yearbook - Time to Order!
- Nuts About Science Fall Session #2 Sign Up
- Monday, October 31st - Halloween Parade 9:30am (weather permitting)
- Tuesday, November 8th - NO SCHOOL
- Friday, November 11th - Picture Retake Day
- Monday, November 14th - PTA General Meeting, 7pm
2022-23 Moraine School Calendar
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!
Join us on Monday, November 14th at 7 pm for our next PTA general meeting. The Northville Youth Network will be joining us to give us tips on how to prep for the winter season and how their organization can help. The meeting will both be in person and virtual. More details to follow.
Don't forget to turn your ballot over on November 8th to vote for the Northville Board of Education candidates. There are six candidates running for the three open seats.
Thank you to all our families who have contributed to our Penguin Pledge! We have reached 69% of our goal. To those who have not given yet, there is still time in making your contribution and investing in your child! Go to https://app.memberhub.gives/moraineelem/Campaign/Details to donate today.
Moraine PTA Executive Board
Schoology Parent Login and Access Codes
Parents now have the ability to look up the Parent Access Code for their children's Schoology accounts on Parent Connect under Login Credentials. Parents seeking access codes can be directed to Parent Connect and use the access codes to set up their Schoology Parent Account.
In addition, are you looking to set up your Parent Schoology account for the first time or are new to NPS this year?
Find out how to set up their Schoology Parent Account by clicking the link. Each grade level uses Schoology to support communication and student learning at that level.
Moraine Yearbook 2023!!!
- Orders are now available - https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/general/homepage?portal=true
- School code - 12969
- Cost - (Herff Jones will add a $1.99 service charge)
- $15 (Orders placed October-December)
- $18 (Orders placed January-March)
- Photos -
- If you would like to share any photos of your Moraine student, please share at...
- Questions - please contact, Barbara Bouchard
Practicing listening as a family has a large number of benefits and is an easy one to add into daily conversation with your child. Check out the monthly activity below to try with your family!
PTA reflections program
- Dance Choreography
- Film Production
- Music Composition
- Photography or
- Visual Arts.
There is a Pizza Party after judging for all kids that participate. The theme is SHOW YOUR VOICE.
You are able to do your project on your own, but if you are unable to, we have reserved four times in the coming weeks for kids to create their projects after school.
We have set up 3 days for kids:
11/01, 11/04 and 11/11 at 3:45-5:30pm in the Makers Space at Moraine Elementary.
Sign up and put your category in this sign up genius so we can make sure to have what we need.
If you are doing your project at home or elsewhere, fill out the form below and submit to Reflectionsmoraine@gmail.com
We can’t wait to see what the kids come up with!
Nuts About Science, Fall Session #2
Crazy Chemistry! Are you ready to explore the world of Chemistry with hands-
on experiments? The possibilities are endless with chemistry - slime, test tubes,
polymers and much more! Students will take home what they make in class each
week, and the best part is...We Make Science FUN!
Please see the attachments below for more information.
Middle School Choir Open House
From Mr. Haverkate (Meads Mill and Hillside Choir teacher):
If you have a 5th grade student who loves to sing and loves music (or is just curious about choir) then they are invited to join us for MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR OPEN HOUSE taking place at Hillside Middle School on Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 5-8pm. Open to any 5th grader who may be thinking of taking choir in middle school and/or wants to come try it out for a night and learn more! Prospective Meads and Hillside students are all welcome.
The night includes: performances by current choirs, games, singing, Meet Mr. Haverkate the choir teacher, and pizza dinner! There is no cost to students. To secure your spot please fill out this registration form ASAP and Mr. Haverkate will be in touch with further details. Space may be limited. Sign up today.
Northville Youth Network Newsletters
Northville Youth Network (NYN) provides valuable programs and services to the Northville Community such as education and awareness, referral services and case work services. As part of the ongoing Social Emotional education NYN provides to our community, they have included resources that are available for parents! Please check out NYN's latest resource templates: Tech and Internet Safety and Social Anxiety as well as all of their other offerings! Be sure to check back in the future as their templates will be updated throughout the year (https://www.twp.northville.mi.us/your_government/departments/NYN)
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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