Novi Meadows News
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2020
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
04 - Classes resum
18 - No School - MLK Day
19 - No School - Staff Professional Development
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.
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
PRIDE BOARD VIA SCHOOLOGY
BAND & ORCHESTRA ZOOM LINKS
BAND & STRINGS WEDNESDAY ROTATION FOR DECEMBER
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!
"Imagine. Invest. Inspire"
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
AR Workshop Promo Code: MEADOWS (all Caps) Deadline to order is Friday, December 18.
Order anytime from Monday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 20 at the Novi location and 25% of sales goes directly to our PTO
MEADOWS LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
Curbside Grab & Go Book Service is currently available starting at 9am.
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.
Novi High School
Taft Road entrance
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:
Food + Nutrition Director
- 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