Novi Meadows News
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020
25 - 27: Thanksgiving Break
30 - Invention Convention Zoom Meeting @ 7pm
21 - Winter holiday break
04 - Classes resume
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.
Interested participants should submit the Survey by Tuesday, November 24. Mrs. Bridget Zahradnik, Novi Community Schools; K-4 Science Content Area Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 November, offering suggestions on how to practice Responsibility.
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
PBIS STUDENT RECOGNITION FOR 'RESPONSIBILITY'
Nivi Vijay from Mrs. McClafferty's class and Taanya Sivakumar of Mrs. Zebrowski's class requested a Zoom meeting with Mrs. Troost. She thought they were coming to her for some extra support in Science. Little did she know they actually wanted to show her that they were taking on the role of becoming Science Teachers to the Kindergarteners in their neighborhood! They had been working on a 28 slides presentation about plants (which they are currently studying) and even included an investigative field trip outside.
Mrs. Troost was SO impressed by what Nivi and Taanya created and the fact that they wanted to help the young kids in their community by offering this engaging learning opportunity!
Congratulations to Nivi and Taanya for practicing Responsibility and sharing it with others!
BAND & STRINGS WEDNESDAY ROTATION FOR NOVEMBER
We will alternate band/orchestra each Wednesday.
See the table below for the rotation for the month of November:
Nov. 4 - Orchestra
Nov. 11 - Band
Nov. 18 - Orchestra
Nov. 4 - Band
Nov. 11 - Orchestra
Nov.18 - Band
Mrs. Michelle Rais
Novi Meadows Elementary
MEADOWS T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION
Curbside Grab & Go Book Service is currently available starting at 9am.
SNACKS ARE BACK!
The Food & Nutrition Department has begun the process of slowly bringing back Ala Carte snack items at our Schools. These items are not part of the current free meal program so students will need to have money on their account to purchase them. 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.
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