Novi Meadows News

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

    December

    14 - Last day for placing NEF teacher gift orders

    14 - Adopt-A-Family Donation deadline (extended)

    14-20: Jersey Mike's PTO Fundraiser

    21 - Winter holiday break

    22 - Noodles and Company PTO Fundraiser

    January

    04 - Classes resum

    18 - No School - MLK Day

    19 - No School - Staff Professional Development

    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.

    SCHOOLOGY PARENT SUPPORT

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

    FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

    We wanted to be sure everyone was aware that because of the holidays there is some adjustment to meal distribution during the next few weeks:

    Thursday, December 17: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon and 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Monday, December 28: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

    Regular distribution will resume on Thursday, January 27

    All distribution is at Novi High School

    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 December, offering suggestions on how to practice Integrity.


    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

    PBIS DECEMBER PRIDE BOARD

    Suggestions on how to practice Integrity

    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

    NEF

    Monday, December 14, will be the last day to send a gift to your child’s teacher, bus driver, or other school staff member and have it hand delivered with your personalized note.

    From gift cards, to holiday treats, to holiday decor. It’s all here. And all from local Novi businesses which have agreed to share a percentage of their product's revenue with the Novi Educational Foundation.


    Gifts for teachers and other NCSD staff members will be delivered (at no cost) next week. If purchasing for a non-staff member (like yourself), you will be able to pick up the gift at the NEF office.


    IT’S EASY: Visit the NEF website here to get started. There you will find more details, all the items, and an easy online transaction process.


    Say Thank You and Happy Holidays in a few easy clicks!


    Jason Smith

    Executive Director

    Novi Educational Foundation

    Phone:248-449-1211

    Cell: 734-674-3453

    "Imagine. Invest. Inspire"

    PTO
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    BRIDGEPOINTE ADOPT-A-FAMILY

    We are extending the donation deadline for Adopt-a-Family until Monday, December 14.


    Thank you to everyone that has already donated to our Bridgepoint Adopt-a-Family, we truly appreciate your generosity!! Because we have such a great community here at Meadows, we have filled most of our needs but there are still a few items left.


    So, if you are still interested in donating we are extending the deadline to Monday, Dec. 14th! Please sign-up at the link below.


    Additional information:


    • Please donate new items only, not previously worn/owned
    • Gift receipts must be included for clothing donations
    • Please identify on the gift receipt the donation item and for which child (i.e. PJs, 6 year old boy)
    • If ever in doubt with clothing sizing, go up a size
    • Place gift card/s in an envelope with the description on the outside of the envelope
    • Please put your donation item in a box (if you have an appropriately sized box)
    • Leave gifts unwrapped
    • Boxes are not necessary but very much appreciated!


    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kaija Juszak at ksjuszak@gmail.com.

    ADOPT-A-FAMILY

    Drop-off bins in each office (5th & 6th grades) and also outside both building entrances to make it easy for our hybrid and virtual families.

    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.

    AR WORKSHOP FUNDRAISER

    Support the Novi Meadows PTO and a local business by ordering DIY ornament kits or plank signs from AR Workshop in Northville. These make excellent activities for the holiday season, winter break, and days at home! More information is in the flyer in Peachjar. Orders must be placed by Friday, December 18.

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    ARTWORK FUNDRAISER THROUGH AR WORKSHOP

    AR Workshop Promo Code: MEADOWS (all Caps) Deadline to order is Friday, December 18.

    RESTAURANT FUNDRAISERS

    Novi Meadows Restaurant Nights Fundraiser Flyer
    JERSEY MIKE'S

    Order anytime from Monday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 20 at the Novi location and 25% of sales goes directly to our PTO

    NOODLES AND COMPANY PTO FUNDRAISER

    Tuesday, December 22, 4pm to 8pm

    MEADOWS LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER

    OUR MEADOWS CURBSIDE GRAB & GO BOOK SERVICE

    Curbside Grab & Go Book Service is currently available starting at 9am.

    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.


    This means that all children will receive free breakfast and lunch while at school or learning from home. No additional paperwork is required to receive this benefit. This automatically applies to any child 18 and under or 26 and under for those with disabilities, including children who are not yet of school age.


    Breakfast and lunch will be distributed on Thursdays.


    Virtual students are able to pick up 7 days of breakfast and lunch.

    Hybrid students are able to pick up 5 days of breakfast and lunch.


    Distribution Location:

    Novi High School

    Taft Road entrance

    Times:

    10:00 am-12:00 noon and

    5:00 pm-6:00 pm

    This is a drive up service and you will remain in your car. Children do not need to be present.


    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

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/novischools

    Twitter: @NCSD

    Instagram: @novicommunityschooldistrict

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