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Dr. O's Weekly Parent Newsletter
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Developing each student's potential with a world class education.
May 18, 2020
Dear Village Oaks Families,
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. At a later date, sometime in June, we will provide an opportunity for parents to return library books to VO. During that time parents will also be able to pick up their child's belongings which may include student workbooks, medication, and any completed assignments that weren't taken home by the student. Your child's belongings will be packed up by their teacher and placed in a designated area of our building. We are also in the process of planning a staff parade where we will drive through our VO neighborhoods to greet students from a distance. Please stay tuned for additional information in upcoming newsletters.
First Robotics Informational Meeting
What: FIRST Robotics Informational Meeting
When: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7:00pm
Where: LIVE! on the Frog Force YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCufHnYKB5058b_sEH_6w8jg
Invention Convention Michigan Awards!
Fariya Mohsin 05/04/2012
Ronav Ramdas 05/05/2012
Ellyanna Sharrow-- 05/06/2010
Namish Chandragiri-- 05/07/2012
Shamruthtaa Shanmuga Prasad--05/21/2013
Martina Vulaj --05/28/2010
Novi Meadows Classroom Placement Parent Input
As we navigate through these unprecedented times, many new challenges have arisen. One of those challenges is how to effectively transition students and families from their K-4 experience to Novi Meadows in a way that is both comforting and informative. Below is a survey from the Novi Meadows Principals which allow them to gather feedback to guide student placement. Thank you for your feedback!
KINDERGARTEN ONLINE PRE-ENROLLMENT IS OPEN!!
We have opened the online pre-enrollment registration for the 2020-2021 school year and are making plans to welcome the incoming kindergarten class. Please complete the online pre-enrollment, so we can share pertinent information going forward. Completing the online portion will help us plan for student placement. We will eventually communicate when families will be able to submit required documentation to the Early Childhood Education Center. We can’t wait to finalize the registration process and welcome the incoming Class of 2033. If you have any questions, please review the NCSD enrollment page or call 248-675-3400.
NCSD Tech Support
If you need help logging into any of the platforms (Seesaw, iReady, Clever, etc.) on a district issued device you can submit a service ticket for login issues or if you need tech. assistance.
Service desk contact information:
- Phone: 248-209-2060
- Email: email@example.com
- Online Ticket Submission: servicedesk.oakland.k12.mi.us
VOICE Spring Fling Update
VO Community Support!
A Greener VO
Do You Know how to ‘Go Green?’ National Geographic Quiz
What is your ‘Green IQ?’ Click on the link, subscribe for a free web account on National Geographic, and take the quiz as a family. You very well may learn some new facts or ideas for how you can reduce energy and resource use in your home! https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/green-lifestyle-quiz/
Social Emotional Support
The Novi Community Schools Social Work Department would like to share some opportunities and resources for social emotional learning for all students during this unprecedented time. Attached is a list of resources for students of all ages with different mediums of instructional delivery. There are some fantastic resources to assist with social skill development, mindfulness, anxiety, and materials regarding talking to students about COVID-19.
Please reach out to our school social worker Ms. Amber Zarb firstname.lastname@example.org via email if you have any questions or concerns.
Enjoy the video below from Dr. Stephanie Grant, child behavior therapist and expert in trauma. Dr. Grant provides great insight on how to support your children through COVID-19.
Novi Mental Health Alliance--Parent Emporwing Parent Program
The Parent Emporwing Parent Program connects parents in need with parents who know. PEP pairs up a parent who has experienced challenges in his or her own parenting to providing support, encouragement, and knowledge, to another parent going through a similar situation. Below are the flyers for program.
Learn more about the Novi Mental Health Alliance by visiting the website at: https://www.novi.k12.mi.us/community/novi-mental-health-alliance
Volunteer and Donation Opportunities
One of the things that makes our building so special is our diverse student population--we have families in our community who come from all over the world! To celebrate our global diversity we have hung flags in our cafeteria that represent many of the countries of our VO families. As a gift from VO retirees we were given flags of the following countries: Israel, India, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, South Korea, China, and USA. Thank you to our parents who have also donated the following flags: Poland, Singapore, Japan, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Nepal, Greece, Pakistan, Uruguay, Ecuador, Portugal, Spain, Central African Republic, South Africa, Wales, Iceland, Australia, Armenia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Russia, Scotland and Yemen. If you would like to purchase a flag of your country of origin or to represent one of the many nationalities of our school please visit Amazon and search for an ANLEY 3x5 flag: VO Flags
Before purchasing and donating the flag to our school’s collection please contact me or one of our secretaries with the flag information so we can make sure that another family has not already ordered the same flag.
This year NCSD elementary schools will partner with Playworks to enhance the learning experiences for students throughout the district. Playworks is the leading nonprofit in Michigan and nationally using play to transform schools. A Playworks recess creates a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. Please click on the link below and read the attached Playworks article to learn more about our partnership and Patrice our Playworks Coach!
Despite the current challenges Playworks is still committed to providing safe and healthy play for every child everyday. We see the work that you are doing to continue to educate our students and we are committed to providing the same SEL learning opportunities we have delivered in your classrooms all year. #PlayworksAtHome is a resource to help families and educators in a variety of formats so students can continue to #PlayAtHome.
Please see the resources below:
eLearning: Videos of adults leading Playworks games, minute movers, and stretches for kids that can be embedded into eLearning systems, shared on social media, embedded on websites, and more. Check out this example. These resources and more can be found on Playworks.org/PlayAtHome
Play At Home Playbook: This includes instructions for games that are adaptable and can be played with little to no equipment and with the CDC recommended guidelines for social distancing. These can be printed and distributed with homework and/or placed on school websites.
More resources - we also suggest sharing our traditional online Game Library allowing your community access to explore hundreds of games by group size, available space and equipment, appropriate ages, and developmental skills.
We thank you for continuing to be a supporter of play and sharing these resources on your social platforms and networks. We look forward to seeing you on our virtual playground!
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