2nd Week of October
Be well and talk soon,
Proud Principal of Moraine Elementary
Teaching for Learning for All!
In this newsletter, you will find:
- Moraine Spirit Week Information
- Moraine Families are Gathering for the Oct. 14th Fall Fling
- Student-Run Credit Union Deposits - This Thursday
- Student Art Program - Reflections is Back!
Have a fun, relaxing night out with our Moraine family!
!! Wristbands are available for pre-purchase at $12/child for children 2 and older. Wristbands will be sold the night of the event for $15/child !! Adults are FREE !!
Please note this year, with COVID restrictions removed, we will move the event indoors if there is rain!
To purchase wristbands and learn more, please visit https://app.memberhub.gives/fallfling/Campaign/Details?ReturnUrl=%2FCampaigns%2FSetup%2Fde5dd7%2FOptions
To volunteer your time or items to the Fall Fling, please visit our SignUp Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aadab28a1fbc70-2022 - This event will not be possible without these donations! Thank you in advance!
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
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!
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.
Have you joined the PTA yet? We need your voice! Please join us to our mission to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Join us by visiting our store.
For those of you who may have missed the Northville Council of PTAs Board of Education candidate forum, the meeting information can be found here. More information about each candidate can be found here. Be informed and don't forget to turn over your ballot on November 8th to cast your vote for our Board of Education candidates.
Moraine PTA Executive Board
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.
NPS International Baccalaureate Advisory Committee (IBAC) Needs You!
Northville Schools is looking for elementary parents to represent their school on the district's IBAC (International Baccalaureate Advisory Council). IBAC is a committee of parents, secondary students and educators who support both the Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme at Northville Schools. IBAC members assist with both the IB Self Study and Evaluation Visit which occur every five years. The committee is also a sounding board for IB programming and potentially curriculum additions. Please contact Dr. Sandra Brock (email@example.com) or Dr. James Davis at (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Thank you.
NCFD Great Escape Program
On Saturday, October 15, 2022 the NCFD will be holding their annual “Great Escape” program. This program was started by the National Fire Protection Agency several years ago to educate children and their families to develop a home escape plan in case of a fire. This vital program could save a life. We are reaching out to children and their families during “Fire Prevention Week” to put these plans into action. Please see the file below for more information.
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 12th - 5:30-6:30 - Tweens (9-12)
Social Skills & Friendship - Learn tangible social skills and tools such as starting conversations, identifying positive relationships and conflict resolution.
Led by Erica Mickens, LMSW, Reset Brain and Body
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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