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Earth Day Celebration - April 22nd
Do you know how much waste is generated during lunch? Are there ways to help reduce what gets thrown out? We plan to show the students just that by having a NO-WASTE lunch on April 22nd. Have the students show their support for the Earth bringing in their lunch in reusable containers. We also want to turn the school to BLUE or GREEN, so have your student wear either of those colors that day. See the attached document for more information and to sign the pledge to get GREENER and BLUER.
 
Take the Earth Day Pledge!
 
 
Moraine Spring 2019 Dino-mite Book Fair
Dear Parents,
Please join us for another book fair at Moraine! The Spring theme is the DINO-MITE Book Fair: Stomp, Chomp, and Read! We will need all claws on deck during book fair week and to also help with set up and take down. We are looking for parents to help children shop that have brought in money, fill in wish lists, and assist with the guessing jar. The book fair committee will be working all cash registers and someone from the committee will be present during all shopping hours.
The book fair will be open the week of April 22rd. Classes will shop during their usual Media Center time and the book fair will also be open during conferences for family shopping and during breakfast with a buddy.
We would love to have you join us. Please sign up if you are available to help. Looking forward to another fantastic event! Spring Book Fair Volunteers
Thank you,
Book Fair Committee
 

Breakfast with a buddy
We are in need of volunteers to help with this years Breakfast with a Buddy. Volunteers are needed to help serve bagels, donuts, juice, and coffee to our students with their buddies (parent, family member, or special guest) on the following mornings. Thursday April 25th 8am-8:40am (last names A-L) and Friday April 26th 8am-8:40am (last names M-Z). Thank you for your support!

There is no need to sign up for this event. If you are unable to attend on your assigned morning feel free to attend on the other day. We simply divide the amount of families into two days to help with seating.
 
Thank you!
Stacey St. Charles
 
Any questions please feel free to email me at charles@yahoo.com
 
Breakfast with a Buddy Volunteer Sign Up
 

CPR/AED & First Aid Course offering, with certification option. Following up on the very well-received 2-hour CPR workshop we held at school in October, we are pleased to announce that a free, full 6-hour Heartsaver CPR/AED workshop for the parents, caregivers and guardians of Moraine Elementary students has been scheduled for Saturday, April 27, at the Northville Twp Fire Department on 6 Mile Road. This 6-hour interactive session will be taught by the Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers of the Northville Twp. Fire Department.
 
FEES. There is no fee for Moraine families to participate in this class unless certification is desired. Pre-registration is required as space is limited to 30 adults. For those seeking CPR Certification, there is a $75 fee. Bring check, payable to instructor William Caruso, with you to the class. The "fee" for those wishing to take advantage of this educational opportunity without certification is 1 (or more) paper product for donation to our Northville Civic Concern. Please bring your paper product or certification payment with you on the 27th.
 
IF YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE ATTEND, AS TRAINERS WILL BE SECURED AND THERE ARE LIMITED SLOTS FOR PARTICIPATION. IF YOU DESIRE THE CERTIFICATION, WRITE "CERTIFICATION" IN THE COMMENTS FIELD OF YOUR REGISTRATION.
 
ITINERARY: The first 3 hours of the class will be CPR/AED. Participants who do not want first aid training, may leave after the CPR portion. Those who want to be certified must stay for the entire 6-hour class. NOTE: the day will not include a formal lunch break, but rather there will be a working lunch, so bring yours. Or bring money and we can order pizza???
 
Finally, please do not bring the kiddos. This class is for adults only. No childcare is available.
 
Additional information and sign-up is available here: CPR/AED & First Aid Course Offering.
 
Please contact Moraine mom, Kelly Masters, with questions. Kelly@GracefulCommunications.com 248.761.1762
 

Save the Dates for these Moraine Springtime Events!
· MAY IS FITNESS MONTH AT MORAINE! All month long Moraine students and staff will be able to participate in fitness activities as well as donating gently used sporting goods for a local charity. Fitness Month will conclude with our annual Fun Run during the last week of May. Look for more details in this month’s ListServ announcements!

· Moraine Elementary Art Show…May 9th, 2019 – 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Students in Kindergarten, Second Grade and Fourth Grade will be having a combined art exhibition to display their hard work and talents. This combined show will take place at Moraine on Thursday, May 9th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and will include Kindergarten, Second Grade and Fourth Grade student’s artwork. This exhibition allows an evening for families to share and enjoy the visual arts.

· MORAINE FUN FAIR: The countdown is on for the annual Moraine Fun Fair to be held on Friday, May 17! For those new to the school, this is our annual spring carnival and a great chance for Moraine families to come out and enjoy a fun-filled Friday evening with carnival games and prizes, inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, a basketball shooting station, a cake walk, and more. This year we will also have three food trucks on site – Motor City Pasty Co., TruckShuka, and Regina’s Food Truck – and we will begin taking pre-orders for wristbands to attend the event starting April 22. ($10 per child; Parents and preschoolers are free)

A flier with more information will be available soon. In the meantime, if you are able to donate some of your time to serve as a volunteer during some portion of the evening during the Fun Fair we have many spots that will need filling to make this event a success. Please see the following link for the SignUp Genius to volunteer or contact Sheila Geis at funfairmoraine@gmail.com for more information.
SignUp Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084faba728ab9-2019

Be on the lookout for an email re: ordering yearbooks! Yearbook orders are open today until April 22! We are using the online feature through our Yearbook Company, Herff Jones, again this year. If you don't receive an email, please check both parent emails and your spam folder. You can also go to the following link to order. Our school order number is 12969:
 

There is NO SCHOOL next Friday, April 19th for Passover/Easter Break.

Thursday, April 25th and Friday, April 26th are both half days of school with dismissal at 12:15pm. These are Parent Teacher conference days…look for communication from your student’s teacher for more information.