2/07/2020

East Oakview Needs Your Help






Community Dinner and Art Show
We are looking for some help with our community dinner and ARTOME (art show) on Wednesday, February 26th from 4:30-7pm. Dinner will run from 5:30 to-6:30 that night.   We are looking for help with setup (4:30-5:30) serving meals (5:30-6:30) to students and their families, and clean up during and after the event (6-7).  We will also need some helpers willing to help parents and students locate their framed artwork.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated during all or part of the evening.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0445ACA823A1FA7-artome


East Oakview Annual Carnival
On Saturday, April 18th East Oakview is once again having their annual school carnival from 11am-2pm.  The little kids absolutely love seeing the bigger students at their school.  We need help with games, concessions, face painting and prizes. We will have a signup genius put together for this event.  Watch for details.  You also email  eastoakviewptc@gmail.com if you can help and for what length of time. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0445ACA823A1FA7-2020


2/05/2020

NJHS Members Meet with Potential New Candidates






We have over 125 potential new National Junior Honor Society members.  Candidates will receive an invitation to attend a MANDATORY meeting the week of February 17th, 2020.   We need your help.  You know best what it requires to be a distinguished member of the National Junior Honor Society.
Come present to potential candidates and their families.   Meetings take place at Crossroads Middle School on the following dates:

March 17, 7:30 am
March 18, 7:30 am
March 23, 6:30 pm  
March 25, 6:30 pm

All meetings will take place in room 500. Please see the sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-njhs1 


1/15/2020




The Love Project: Spreading The Love 
February 7, 2020

SAVE THE DATE! The Northview Art Department, Athletic Department, and Community Education are partnering to invite the community to spread the love and partake in a fundraising benefit for the Dave Witucki Memorial Scholarship. On February 7, 2020, the Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball games will be dedicated to the memory of our compassionate, late colleague and friend, Mr. Dave Witucki who passed away unexpectedly last March. Mr. Witucki played many important roles in the district and Athletic Department, where he managed the scoreboard at every high school basketball game.

In honor of his memory, we will offer several fundraising activities before, during and after the games to benefit this scholarship. One of the activities is a painting party that will be held from 6:00–9:00 pm in the athletic lobby. All ages are welcome. Admission is a suggested donation of $20 in advance (registration form found at nvps.net/community/adultenrichment) or $25 at the door and will include a canvas painting that you create and take home at the end of the game. The suggested donation for a family is $60. Please see the registration form for details. Don’t like to paint? No worries! ‘Women Up,’ the National Arts Honor Society (NAHS), the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and the Northview High School Athletic Department will offer side-by-side optional activities so everyone can get involved. Please join us for this fun, a community project where you’ll enjoy good company while participating in a great cause.

Sign Up to Work at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-project

1/13/2020






Do you enjoy younger children?  Do you like playing games, reading good books, and sharing stories?  East PTC will host monthly PTC meetings.  They need volunteers to help with childcare while the parent(s) are attending meetings.


They are looking for 6 to 8volunteers for the first meeting on Wednesdays from  6:15  to 7:40 meeting.  Go to SignUpGeniushttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-east6



Wednesday, January 15th
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1/10/2020

New Year News!



New Year News!



Mark your calendars.  Random Acts of Kindness is celebrated nationally on  February 17th. The National Junior Honor Society is selling kindness shirts in an effort to fundraise to support Make A Wish.  We are partnering with Northeast Print House who is giving back a percentage of each shirt sold.  Please consider helping us by either purchasing a shirt and/or sharing the link with your friends and family. 
National Junior Honor Society
Celebration
“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.” —William Arthur Ward.

Enjoy a good time with good friends. National Junior Honor Society members are invited to an outing at Rosa Parks Ice Skating Circle.  We will have lunch first at one of the local restaurants and then ice-skate. Be sure to dress for the weather. If there is inclement weather, we will stay at school for a movie. Students will need money for lunch and  $2.00 for ice-skating. Permission slips and $2.00 due January 13th. We will depart school at 11:15 and return around 2:15 p,m.



11/14/2019

Holiday Cookie Exchange




Enjoy baking?  Love cookies?  Need a snack to leave Santa?  Participate in our Holiday Cookie Exchange on December 10 after our morning meeting.  Bring a dozen cookies.  Put six on a plate.  Leave with 12 new cookies.  RSVP to Mrs. Vogel or Abby Slot.







Highlands PTC is looking for some volunteers Friday, November 22nd, 4:30 - 6:30 and Saturday, November 23rd, 1:30 - 3:00.  It would be setting up tables for the craft show, hanging signs, setting up concessions, and clean up on Saturday.   Email Mrs. Rittenshouse at krittenhouse@nvps.net. 

10/31/2019




National Junior Honor Society
Fall Service Project


Join National Junior Honor Society members who are working to help support an important organization in our community.  Mel Trotter Ministries provides rescue and restoration services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.  We hope to fill 50 shoeboxes to help individuals who are experiencing homelessness.  You may make a monetary donation or bring in supplies.  You may bring in items or money to Mrs. Vogel. We will work on shoeboxes at our November meeting. 


Suggested Items:


Small toiletries: shampoo, deodorant, lotion, soap, toothpaste (note - travel sizes from hotels are perfect)
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Chapstick
Wet Wipes
Washclothes
Small disposable razors
Small combs
Refillable/collapsible water bottles
Small emergency/first aid kits (Band-Aids, Individual doses of Bactine, Neosporin, etc)
Small sewing kids
Small blankets
Socks
Hats 
Gloves
Handwarmer packets 
Gift cards for fast food 
Non-perishable food in individual servings such as: 
• peanut butter • crackers, • nuts • cheese, and cracker packages • cookies • dried fruit • tuna • power/breakfast bars 

Small wrapped hard candies, gum, cough drops






10/14/2019

You Made a Difference




Thank you to our members who volunteered their time at the Mayor's Grand River Cleanup.  You made a difference.

10/10/2019

Spooky Sprint NEF






The Northview Education Foundation is hosting its annual Spooky Sprint on Saturday, October 19th.  NJHS members can sign up to work the event or run the event.   Volunteers will need to report to Boulder Creek located at 5750 Brewer Ave. Belmont, MI.  Please report at 8:00.  Volunteers will be done between 9:30 and 9:40 am.   Email Mrs. Vogel at kvogel@nvps.net.

If you and your family, run or walk it will count towards two volunteer hours.  spooky5k.org

East Oakview PTC Child Care







Do you enjoy younger children?  Do you like playing games, reading good books, and sharing stories?  East PTC will host monthly PTC meetings.  They need volunteers to help with childcare while the parent(s) are attending meetings.


They are looking for 8 to 10 volunteers for the first meeting on Wednesday, October 16th at 6:15 for a 6:30-7:30 meeting.  Go to SignUpGeniushttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-east5

Also, we are looking for 4-5 volunteers at the same time of 6:15 for a 6:30-7:30 meeting on the following dates: 
Wednesday, October 16th
Wednesday, November 20th
Wednesday, January 15th
Wednesday, February 19th
Wednesday, March 18th
Wednesday, May 20th


The NJHS students who volunteered were Erica Foreman, Ethan Gerken, Hailey Giller, and Emily Maycroft are greatly appreciated.  Our PTC meeting was a success with many parents attending and a lot of kiddos to watch and we appreciate these students' hard work and assistance. They were wonderful!!

10/07/2019

East Oakview Fall Fest









 East Oakview's Fall Fest. 

We are hosting Fall Fest on October 26th. We would like to have some NJHS members help run games, decorate and even help with cleanup if possible. The link to the sign-up genius is below.   Please consider helping.  


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080544ABAB2EA4FA7-fall3 



9/06/2019

East PTC Needs Help with Childcare








Do you enjoy younger children?  Do you like playing games, reading good books, and sharing stories?  East PTC will host monthly PTC meetings.  They need volunteers to help with childcare while the parent(s) are attending meetings.


They are looking for 8 to 10 volunteers for the first meeting on Wednesday, September 18th at 6:15 for a 6:30-7:30 meeting.  Go toSignUpGeniushttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-west2

Also, we are looking for 4-5 volunteers at the same time of 6:15 for a 6:30-7:30 meeting on the following dates: 
Wednesday, October 16th
Wednesday, November 20th
Wednesday, January 15th
Wednesday, February 19th
Wednesday, March 18th
Wednesday, May 20th

9/04/2019

West Watchdog Event







West Oakview needs 8 NJHS members to help supervise little kids on the playground for WatchDog event happening on September 25.  There will be other assistants as well.  It would run from 6:30 (arrive at 6:15) - 7:30 (leave at 7:45). See Signup Genius to volunteer.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-west1

8/13/2019

Back to School


Welcome, National Junior Honor Society Members.  We are excited to start our learning journey together.  As a National Junior Honor Society Member, you will need a minimum of twelve volunteer hours.  There are currently two opportunities available. 

Crossroads Registration - August 19 from 7:30-12:00      Need 6 volunteers
Back to School Bash        August 24 from 5:30-9:00        Need 6 volunteers


Email Mrs. Vogel if you are interested in working registration.  If you are interested in working the Back to School Bash, call or text Mrs. Kamp at 446-4846.  

5/20/2019

8th Grade Farewell





Help us celebrate and send off our current 8th graders.  Our newly elected officers: Michael Hoard, Erica Foreman, Alex Armstrong, Abby Slot, and Abby Glynn have been preparing our Red Carpet Farewell which will take place on Wednesday, May 29th from 7:30 to 8:10 in the cafeteria.  For our celebration breakfast, Mrs. Vogel is providing the egg casseroles.  Please sign up to bring something to breakfast.  See the signupgeniushttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-8thgrade1 

5/08/2019

Summer Volunteer Opportunities at KDL Plainfield



KDL is looking for enthusiastic library volunteers for the summer at the Plainfield Branch of Kent District Library! This program is open to teens entering 6th – 12th grade in the fall.  Volunteer applications are due back to the Plainfield Branch by Friday, May 17. Applications are available in the school library and can be printed out from the KDL website at: https://www.kdl.org/volunteer/teen-crew



4/22/2019

2019-2020 NJHS Officers






Current seventh graders who are interested in running for an officer position must read the description of duties.  After reading the duties, if you are still interested, complete the officer application form.  This is due to Mrs. Vogel by April 29th.  You may find the officer application and duties on the blog, on Remind, or stop by Mrs. Vogel's room. Interviews will take place the first week of May. 

4/14/2019

6th Grade Orientation








Our sixth graders are awaiting their next step in their educational journey.  They are excited to become part of Crossroads.  To help them get acquainted, they will tour on May 21 and May 22.  If you are a good ambassador for our school, sign up to lead a tour.   You must meet with Ms. Turner on the following dates: May 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, and 20th during advisory. Go to sign up genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-6thgrade



3/26/2019

Group Hours - Help the Northview Board of Education Clean Up the Highway









Each spring the Board of Education invites members of the NJHS at Crossroads to participate in the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up along Plainfield Ave.  The date selected for this year is Saturday, April 20 from 10 am - 12 pm.  The group will meet at 10 am at Frontline Community Church.

All volunteers for Adopt-A-Highway are expected to watch a safety video prior to volunteering (https://youtu.be/ZjNi5MCTl9g).  The video is 6 minutes and 14 seconds long.  All other supplies are provided. Go the sign-up genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-earth1