4th Week of October
Dear Moraine Families,
This edition of the Raft includes:
- Pictures from Dr. Terry's Hands On Science this week!
- Moraine's MTSS Team Recognized by the State!
- Join us for Moraine Fall Cleanup 10/28 1pm-3pm
- Spring Music Informance Dates Announced
- GLOW Week starts 10/25! Wear Neon 10/27!
- Halloween Costume and Parade Information
- Is a Staff Member Making a Difference? NEF Super Subs for November now Open!
- Yearbook Committee Help Needed
Be well and talk soon,
Principal, Moraine Elementary
Teaching for Learning for All!
At the request of Moraine teachers, the PTA is bringing in Dr. Terry from IQ Science to host interactive science shows that align with grade-level curriculum throughout the year. These are hands-on presentations that happen at the individual classroom level.
We’re Shouting the News! We’ve Been Recognized for our Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports Efforts!
Congratulations, Moraine Community!
The MiMTSS Technical Assistance Center has recognized Moraine and Northville Public Schools for our MTSS implementation efforts. We’re so proud of the work we are doing together, and we accept this award on behalf of our students, families, communities, and staff.
In addition to partnering with our families, the Moraine MTSS team includes our amazing paraprofessionals, classroom teachers, and with support from our MTSS leadership: Amy Devlin (Learning Consultant), Jenny Colosimo (School Psychologist), Katie Grimm (Resource Room teacher), Michelle Byers (School Social Worker), and Cathy Brenton (Speech Pathologist). If you've worked with this team, you know how incredibly special they are!
Together, we’re successfully building a community that works together to address these core features of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports:
· Team-Based Leadership
· Tiered Delivery System
· Selection and Implementation of Instruction, Interventions and Supports
· Comprehensive Screening & Assessment System
· Continuous Data-Based Decision Making
The NPS MTSS work is specifically targeting to benefit learners and our community in these ways:
· Closing opportunity gaps
· Consistently providing high-quality education for all students
· Using data to identify successes and strengths
· Using data to quickly identify needs of students and provide support
· Nurturing relationships with students, families, and our community
· Increasing the number of students with the literacy and social, emotional, behavioral skills needed to achieve their life goals
- Mon & Tues, Nov 6 & 7 - No School - Professional Development for Staff
- Fri, Nov 10 - Picture Retake Day
- Fri, Nov 17 - Half Day of School with dismissal at 12:15pm
Music Informance Dates Announced!
Save the date:
1st Grade: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
3rd Grade: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
5th Grade: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Times and other details for these performances will come home in the coming weeks!
Fall Grounds Clean Up is Saturday, October 28th from 1pm - 3pm. Bring the Whole Family!
Glow Week (10/25-10/31) in your child's STEAM Class
Halloween Parade Info!
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 by October 24th. 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.
Traffic Safety In North Beacon Woods
Dear Moraine Families,
It has come to our attention that there have been recent instances of unsafe driving during arrival and dismissal times in the North Beacon Woods neighborhood. On one occasion, a car was seen speeding past a stroller and family. The safety of our students is our utmost priority, and we urgently remind all families of the critical importance of safe and responsible driving around our school premises. We kindly request your cooperation in:
Driving under the speed limit during these busy times
Driving through the subdivision as opposed to turning into a neighbor’s driveway and backing up
Leaving yourself plenty of time in the morning and after school
Only parking on one side of the street to keep as much space in the road as possible
We remind our families that our school arrival and dismissal procedures continue to be highly efficient and recommend using our school lot.
By prioritizing safety and vigilance during these critical periods, we collectively contribute to creating a secure environment for our students and ensure their well-being. Your support and commitment to fostering a safe school community are deeply appreciated.
Thank you for partnering with us in promoting a culture of safety within our school community.
Principal, Moraine Elementary
Northville Public Schools
Please Help Our Yearbook Committee!
We are asking for all parent participation on photo collection this year! If you have a moment, we ask that you please use the following links to upload photos to be used in this year’s yearbook*.
- 5th Grade Capitol Trip: CLICK HERE
- Heritage/Victorian Festival: CLICK HERE
- Fall Fling: CLICK HERE
*Please note that all photos used in the yearbook will be double-checked for students who cannot be printed in our yearbook via parent requests submitted through Moraine.
Updates from the Moraine PTA
Please find attached an information flyer about our Penguin Pledge, which is traditionally the PTA’s main fundraiser for the year. The flyer provides a lot of insight of how much money the PTA spends annually for Moraine and how your contribution helps make everything possible! As always, we appreciate your contribution to helping the PTA continue supporting Moraine through its 22 committees. Click Here to contribute!
NEF Thank A Staff Super Sub Edition - November Drawing is Now Open!
The Northville Educational Foundation Thank A Staff Super Sub campaign is rolling into November with a brand-new drawing, and we can't wait for you to be part of it!
Here's your chance to amplify the appreciation for your favorite NPS Staff Member through the Northville Educational Foundation’s Thank A Staff Super Sub campaign, proudly presented by Michigan Educational Credit Union! Whether it's a teacher, para pro, food service, admin, ed tech, operations, or someone at the front desk – if they deserve a shoutout, now’s the time!
How does it work? Simple – a small donation puts your nominee in the running for an afternoon off, an amazing goody bag from Michigan Educational Credit Union, and a personalized Certificate of Appreciation! And the best part? We're keeping the excitement alive with fresh opportunities to win every month.
Let’s keep the momentum going as a community, showing our gratitude and support for the remarkable teachers, staff, and students who make our district shine! Get all the details and nominate your standout staff members for the November drawing right here!
Don’t Scrap the App!
Even though meals will be free this year, it is vitally important that parents who meet, or believe they may meet, the free and reduced income guidelines, submit an application to ensure maximum benefits for their students and the District. Some of these benefits include: athletics and activities discounts for student fees associated with participating in athletics and activities programs, SAT/ACT/AP test discounts for academic testing, college application discounts for college application fees, discounted internet access services, federal/state/local school funding for school budgets, Summer EBT.
Make sure to fill yours out today https://links.northvilleschools.org/1a
Northville Youth Network
NYN Wellness Wednesday's are back! Check out our Fall Preview, along with our October programs and register today: bit.ly/nynwellnesswednesday23-24 . These programs support the physical, social, mental and emotional needs of students in our community. See flyers for more details!
Zumba Kids - October 25th - 4:30-5:30 PM - ages 5-8
Organizing the Chaos - October 25th - 6:30-8:00 PM
Two simultaneous sessions, one for students (ages 9-18), and one for parents supporting families with planning, time management, studying, multitasking and more!
School Lunch Orders Must be in by 7am!
SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
The Northville Public Schools provides a breakfast and hot lunch program for interested students.
Families must preorder lunches for preschools and elementary students. Orders must be in by 7am for all students for breakfast and lunch. The system will not allow you to order after the time listed above. For your convenience, meals can be preordered up to 30 days in advance. To avoid any issues, we recommend ordering the night before.
- All students that may qualify for free or reduced lunch should still fill out the form as they will receive additional benefits. You can find a link to the application in the parent portal or on the district's website under the Food Service tab.
- Check out the Frequently Asked Questions surrounding the Free Meals Program this school year.
- Lunch and Breakfast menus are available online through Nutrislice.
- Pre-K and Elementary students:
- All students must pre-order breakfast through Nutrislice. (Instructions on how to place an order through Nutrislice)
- Make sure to include your student number when ordering and choose the correct teacher.
- ALL ORDERS ARE DUE BY 7AM THE DAY OF, *this is a change from last year. You can order up to 30 days in advance.
- Breakfast will be served in the classroom during the school day (not before school).
- If your student wants milk only, this is NOT free. Students must pay for the milk separately.
- Pre-K and Elementary students: