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


3/18/2019

WEST FEST - Rescheduled






We have rescheduled our West Fest school carnival event to Thursday, April 25th from 5:30-8:00 (HOPEFULLY we will not have to worry about snow days in April!) and are looking for volunteers for 2 sessions of games/activities and face painting/tattoos.  

We have a new sign up link,   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044daeab28a0fb6-west3  so even if students signed up for the February date, we will need them to do so again for the April date if they are still available.  

Any and all help is much appreciated as it takes approximately 120 volunteers to make this a successful event. 

3/14/2019

East Oakview School Carnival




Annual East Oakview Carnival on Saturday, April 13th from 10:30am-3:00pm. 

East Oakview is looking for help with the annual school carnival.   They need help with games, concessions, face painting and prizes.  Please email Mrs.Johnson at eastoakviewptc@gmail.com if you can help and for what length of time.  

2/12/2019

East Oakview PTC Rescheduled Meeting






East Oakview PIC  is hoping the snow nor ice does not interfere with their upcoming meeting on February 19.  Please arrive at 6:20.  Meet in the gym for further directions.  You will be done at 7:30 pm.   Email Mrs. Rittenhouse if you are able to help.  krittenhouse@nvps.net

3940 Suburban Shores Dr NE, 
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

North Oakview Family Fun Night






North Oakview is hosting its Family Fun Night on Friday, March 22 from 5:30-8:00pm.  In order for this event to be a success, they need our help.  Please consider volunteering.  

Go to the website https://www.northfamilyfun.com/  
Click on Volunteer to register for a time slot.  

  

1/09/2019

Crossroads Library Help








Do you have a steady hand and an eye for detail? Mrs. Burgess is looking for some volunteers to work in the library after school on Mondays and Wednesdays reshelving books and processing new books to put into circulation. Hours would be from 2:30 to 4:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays in the IMC. A late bus is available at 4:00 for students who live in the district.