Childcare Help Needed

When summer starts, your teachers are busy learning.  Want to help your teachers?  There are several days we need childcare.  If you are interested in volunteering, complete the following  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsA0uZb49wSKRhaLr0S8p3u_o7umB0rfd1n0_F9sloPqBMYg/viewform

8th Grade Farewell

8th Grade Farewell

Our 8th graders are soon leaving us soon to start their high school careers.  Please help give them the send off they deserve.  The Farewell will take place on Wednesday, May 30 from 7:30-8:10 in the cafeteria.  If you are on the decoration committee, please plan on decorating on Tuesday from 2:30-3:00.  See sign up genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545a4ad22a0f94-8thgrade


Only One You Group Service Project

Only One You Group Service Project

The Crossroads National Junior Honor Society wants to work with our North Oakview students on a project called, Only One You.  This is based on a picture book about there being only one you in this great big world and how each person can make it a better place.  The story of Only One You and our NJHS group will inspire our children as they swim through the sea of life to make a difference.   During their project time, groups of NJHS students will come to your classroom to read the book, discuss, brainstorm and each student will paint a rock, while teachers have some personal planning time.  Then the NJHS students will take the rocks to create art along one of our a walkways. Sign Up www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-only 

May 14-18  2:15-3:00



Clausman - 3



Youth Track

Northview Youth Track

The Northview Youth Track program relies on volunteers.  Please consider helping.  If you do sign up, note people are relying on you.  When working the track meets, you need to report by 5:00.  There will be a brief training.   

Please have them go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4eabad29a57-track1 to sign up.  Mrs. Draper will sign volunteer forms. 

Friday May 4 (Practice Meet)
5:30pm Field Events/6pm races
Friday May 11 (Meet #1)
5:30pm Field Events/6pm races
Friday May 18 (Meet #2) 
5:30pm Field Events/6pm races
Friday June 1 (Meet #3) 
5:30pm Field Events/6pm races
Friday June 8 (Medal Meet)
5:30pm Field Events/6pm races


East Oakview Volunteer Opportunity

East Oakview is hosting a spaghetti dinner and auction.  They are in need of volunteers Thursday, April 26 from 4:30-7:00.  Email Mrs. Vogel by Wednesday.  

3940 Suburban Shores Dr NE, 
Grand Rapids, MI 49525


The Northville Pool Association rescheduled its annual get ready for summer work session.  If you are interested in helping, sign up below.

Saturday, April 21
Northville Park


East Oakview Carnival

Looking to gain service hours while having fun?  East Oakview PTC is hosting its annual school carnival on Saturday, April 14 from 10:30 to 3:00.  Help is needed running various games.  Grab a friend, help out a good cause, and earn service hours. Sign Up Genius: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-east2 


Northville Pool Spring Clean-Up

The Northville Pool Group  is looking for volunteers  for spring clean-up.  The NJHS members who previously volunteered did such a great job in the fall!  Let me know if you can promote to the NJHS.

Saturday, April 14
Northville Park


Summer Volunteer Opportunity -Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Again this summer, the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden invites area students to apply to become PAL Partners. PAL Partners are volunteers that are at least 14 years old or entering 9th to 12th grade in the fall of 2018-19 school year.
PAL Partners assist experienced volunteers, called PAL’s (Play Activity Leaders), with Children’s Garden activities throughout the summer months. The PAL Partner program is designed to develop and foster leadership, confidence, responsibility and social skills necessary for future involvement in the community. 

Students can find more information about the PAL Partner program the PAL Partner application on our website: http://www.meijergardens.org/  as well as thePAL Partner application/flyer.  Or just click on link: http://www.meijergardens.org/storage/docs/PALPartnerApplication2018.pdf The deadline for completed applications (including the required three letters of recommendation) is May 25th.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.
Thank you for sending students our way in past years, and we look forward to working with students from our area high schools this summer!
LaStar Alicea



Gilda's Club Grand Rapids provides free emotional healthcare to families and friends who are faced with cancer or grieving the death of someone in their life due to any cause.  Each night people, young and old, come to Gilda's for special programming including dinner.

NJHS have the opportunity to help an amazing organization. We have two upcoming dates: April 24 and May 22. As a group, we need to prepare a meal including the main dish, side dish, salad, and dessert for 80 people.  There are several ways you can help:

1. Make a momentary donation to go towards the meal
2. Prepare a dish or two
3. Come serve and clean up.

Please consider helping with one or more of the options.  We are thinking of making various casseroles for the main dish.  To feed 80 people, we need approximately 10 casseroles,  6 large salads with toppings, as well as desserts.  Please go to sign up genius.

If you are making a monetary donation, please give to Mrs. Vogel by February April 16.  If you are making a dish or bringing food items, you may drop office in the main office before 2:00 on April 24 or May 22.

We need two adult drivers and 6 to 8 student to prepare, serve, and clean up.  Meet at Crossroads in Mrs. Vogel's room at 3:00.  Our arrival time back to Crossroads is roughly 6:45. 

April 24 www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-gildas1 
May 22www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-gildas2 


Earth Day Adopt a Highway Clean Up!

 Help support the Northview Education School Board and join them on April 22, 2018, at 2:00 pm to pick up trash along Plainfield. In the past clean-up usually takes approximately two hours.  The designated clean up area is on Plainfield Avenue from 5 Mile down to Bell Tire.  The group will meet at Frontline Church.  If you are interested in helping our school board keep the environment trash free, you will need to sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-earth  Adult/parent volunteers needed too. In addition, you will need to watch a short safety video which we will do in advisory class on April 16.  After you watch the video, you will need to sign a form indicating you saw the video.


Service Hours

Be sure you are completing your group and individual service hours.  Service hour log forms are due May 21.  You may give the completed form to an officer or Mrs. Vogel. 


N3 Indoor Triathlon 2018 Group Service Hours

The Northeast Business Association is sponsoring an indoor Triathlon at Northview High School on March 3.  In order to make this event a huge success, volunteers are needed.  There are an array of jobs.  Please consider helping out with this great event.   50% of the funds from this event will be donated to the Northview Education Foundation.  Go to this sign up genius to sign up.


N3 Indoor Triathlon 2018

  • Dates:  March 3, 2018
  • Times:  8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Host:  Northeast Business Association
    Location:  Northview Community Fitness & Aquatic Center
    4451 Hunsberger Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Mark your calendar.  More information coming!


March is Reading Month

Help celebrate March is Reading Month.  One of our group service projects also is an advisory project.  Help bring Books to Life for young readers.  We will partner with East Oakview.  Bring a children's book to class on Tuesday, February 20.  More details coming soon.


Help!  Gilda's Club recently learned the volunteer group scheduled to provide dinner for the cancer support group is unable to help on Thursday, February 15.  I will be on a school trip to Chicago.  Is there another adult who would be willing to lead this?  We could do all frozen meals from Gordon's or order pizza.   Arrive at Gilda's between 3:45-4:00.  Dinner is served at 5:15.  Clean up from 6:00-6:30.  Please let me know.


2018-2019 NJHS Officer Election

All current seventh-grade NJHS members are encouraged to run for one of the officer spots: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Historian.  Members must declare candidacy by March 7th.  After declaring candidacy, potential officers will work alongside current officers to help prepare speeches. 

At our April 11th morning meeting, candidates will deliver their speeches.  All members will vote.  Newly elected officers will shadow current officers the month of April.  The seventh-grade NJHS members are responsible for organizing and hosting the 8th graders Farwell on May 30. 


Looking Forward 2018-2019

National Junior Honor Society members are needed to help plan mandatory informational meetings for potential 2018-2019 members.  At these meetings,  NJHS members will share with future members and family what it takes to be a member.  Candidate forms (applications) will be available as well.

Four to five current members are needed for each session.  Members will create a slideshow to share. Additionally, they will help answer any questions.  Please see Sign Up Genius for available slots.

February 26 Create presentation during Advisory
February 27 and 28 practice presentation

March 8, 7:30 am at Crossroads www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-looking 

March 20 7:30 am at Crossroads www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-mandatory 

Bowling Celebration

National Junior Honor Society
“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 attend a bowling and pizza party.  The cost for two games is $6.00.  Pizza and pop provided.  Be sure to dress for bowling.

The bus will depart from Crossroads at 3:00 and return at 4:30.  
Permission slips are due to Mrs. Vogel by Monday, April 23.


Spirit Store

The Northview Crossroads Spirit Store is looking for volunteers to help sell Wildcat merchandise. The Spirit Store will be open during home basketball games on Wednesdays.  The store will be set up in the hallway outside the entrance to the gym. Workers are needed from 3:45 to 5:30.  Show your school spirit and go to SignUp Genius.


Dates are as follows: 

Wednesday, January 31
Wednesday, February 7th
Wednesday, February 14th
Wednesday, February 21st
Wednesday, February 28th