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10-4

The Book Fair is here! It will be open all week long, so students can shop whenever they’re ready. Mrs. Colleen is having a special family night tomorrow so the whole family can come and shop together. It will be open from 5:00-7:00 tomorrow night, so we hope to see you there.

Speaking of books, our Family Center will be open Thursday afternoon and Friday morning again this week. This is another opportunity for you to check out a book, but you also get a keeper book for free. And guess what? Smokey the Bear is coming on Monday morning to meet all our students and pose for pictures. You don’t want to miss that, so stop by the library Friday morning anytime from 7:30-8:15.

Remember that Girls on the Run meets Monday and Wednesday, and Chorus meets Tuesday or Wednesday. 4th grade also has a field trip this Friday.

It’s going to be a great week. We hope everyone had a relaxing weekend, and we’ll see you all in the morning.

9-29-19

Families, September was School Attendance Month. We were closely monitoring our attendance all month long and brainstorming ways to improve – especially with tardies and early releases. We are still having difficulty with tardies in the morning. Our new school start time is 8:20am. We have a lot of cars entering our drop off line right before the bell. These students do not have enough time to have breakfast and get to class before 8:20. Right around 8:00, our line isn’t too long. Most cars pull right through with little delay. If those of you arriving right at 8:20 can come a little earlier, we’ll be able to get all students in their seats by 8:20 so instruction can begin right after the bell. Thanks so much with your help with this. We’d like to cut our tardies in half in October.

Let’s take a look at our weekly events. Girls on the Run will meet at their normal times this week Monday and Wednesday after school. Chorus will also meet at their normal times Tuesday or Wednesday. Our Family Center is open Thursday after school and Friday before school. This Friday morning, our Book Fair is having its GRAND opening. By that we mean all grandparents are invited to come visit and shop with their grandchildren. This event was so much fun last year, so you don’t want to miss it. The Book Fair will remain open all next week. Mark your calendars for next Monday night. Mrs. Colleen will be having a special family night for you to shop as well.

Those are all of our announcements for this week. Have a great night, and we’ll see everyone tomorrow morning.

9-15

Good evening, Meadow Park families! This is Mrs. Elek with your weekly reminders.

We are a month into school, and all our drop off and dismissal procedures are running much smoother. We are still have a bit of an issue with students arriving tardy. Our drop off line ends at 8:20. For safety reasons, we lock up the building right when the bell rings. Any student arriving after 8:20 will need to be escorted into the building and signed in by their grown up. Likewise, our parent pick up line in the afternoon should end by 3:40. Any parent arriving after 3:40 will need to come in and sign their student out from the office.

This is the last week for our Yankee Candle fundraiser. Hopefully, you have invited all your family, friends, and co-workers to shop. There are some really great candles this year! Remember all catalog orders are due Monday, Sept 23rd! Online sales will continue through the holidays.

Our chorus starts practicing this week. 5th grade chorus will meet on Tuesday and 4th grade chorus will meet on Wednesday. Some students still have not returned their contracts, so if you’re planning to participate, please make sure you bring that back in before practice. Chorus will run from 2:50 until 3:45.

Our Girls on the Run start practicing this week as well. Their first meeting will be Wednesday afternoon from 2:50-3:45. If you are a 4th grader in chorus, you can attend chorus on Tuesday instead.

We’re having a Family Involvement Meeting on Thursday afternoon at 4pm. Mr. Loge will be looking for members to join our School Advisory Council as well as our Parent Teacher Organization or PTO. Many of our parent volunteers last year were 5th grade families, so we’re looking for a new crop of supporters. If you’d like to learn more about ways to get involved, please come to the SAC/PTO meeting Thursday at 4pm.

Our Family Center will be open at it’s regular times Thursday after school and Friday before school. On Thursday, the Peace River Wildlife Center will be visiting, so you won’t want to miss that. If you’re planning to visit the Family Center Thursday afternoon, just write a note to your child’s teacher, and they will send your student straight there at dismissal. Remember, every time you visit, you get to check out a book on loan, and also select a keeper book for your home library. We hope to see you there this week.

Those are all of our announcements for today. Have a great night, and we’ll see you all in the morning.

8-25

Our drop off and pick up lines are going much smoother, so thank you so much to all our families for being patient and following the correct traffic patterns. We still have a few students arriving tardy. Remember that our new start time is 8:20am. Any students dropped off after 8:20 need to be walked into the building by an adult. Due to our new security system, all doors to our campus are locked, so students cannot get in without an adult. If you arrive, and our adults have already come inside from the drop off ramp, you’ll need to park and walk your child in. In the afternoon, all picks ups need to go through the appropriate procedures as well. Once our dismissal procedures begin, we will not be able to release students from the lobby. Please go through the parent pick up line. Our line has gotten much shorter so all students should be picked up no later than 3:30.

We don’t have too many events happening on campus this week. Our Title One family center will be open Thursday afternoon. Remember, this is a great opportunity to visit as a family. You can check out a book for the week, and select a keeper book for your library at home. Mrs. Pennybacker has all sorts of titles to choose from, so stop by and see her this Thursday after school.

There is no school for students this Friday or next Monday so we hope everyone enjoys a nice relaxing 4 day weekend for Labor Day. Have a great night, and we’ll see everyone in the morning

8/11/2019

Good evening, Meadow Park families! This is Mrs. Elek your assistant principal with your welcome back announcements. I can’t believe tomorrow is the first day of school! We really enjoyed seeing everyone on Friday night at our Title One Annual Meeting. Hopefully everyone was able to visit their teacher and tour the building a little.

I wanted to remind everyone about our new school hours. We have added 30 minutes of instruction to our school day this year which means our bell times are now 8:20-2:50. Students are allowed on campus beginning at 7:45. Please do not drop them off any earlier because there will not be supervision at our Parent Drop Off or Walker areas until 7:45. Breakfast will be open at that time, however classrooms will not open until 8. All families are welcome to walk their students to class on Monday and Tuesday mornings. By Wednesday morning, we’d like all 1st-5th graders to be walking independently. New Kindergarten families can continue to escort students to class through this Friday.

If your student is a walker, they should be walking to the building and entering our walker gate on the sidewalk. If you are dropping your student off in a car, please use the parent drop off loop in the front of the building. It becomes very unsafe when cars are dropping students off at the walker gate.

Another reminder is about our new security system. Once our school day begins, our school has a single point of entry and that is the front office entrance. If you’re coming for a conference, to have lunch with your child, or for any other reason, please be prepared to show ID when you ring the front doorbell. You will be buzzed into the office where your license will then be scanned into our security system. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early in order to allow for this process.

Our dismissal will begin at 2:50. Please be patient with our staff and students for the first few weeks while everyone learns the ropes. Our lines may be a little later than normal at first, but once everyone gets acclimated to the procedures, I’m sure things will be much smoother.

Those are all of our announcements for right now. I hope everyone has an AMAZING first day. We can’t wait to see you in the morning. Have a great night!