October News & Notes
Meadowview's Monthly Newsletter
The best part about this whole thing, for me, was that students saw a need and took action. That is what we strive to develop in our children!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Our wonderful PTO would like to invite you to participate in our Walk-A-Thon by pledging a student! The Walk-A-Thon will raise money for Meadowview PTO AND a charity (or charities) chosen by the students!
I would also like to remind you about Amazon Smile! If you order from Amazon, please choose Meadowview School PTO as your Amazon Smile charity! Every little bit counts!
Thanks to all for the great "outdoor" movie night! Yes, we had some technical difficulties, but a great time was had by all! We appreciate your understanding as sometimes those difficulties can't be anticipated. Captain Underpants was the chosen title and it sure was a beautiful night for an outdoor movie!
Family Math Night
Who: Open to all families grades K-6.
What: Learn, play, and enjoy fun new games you can play with your kids that will improve their math skills.
Where: Jefferson North Gym, 7200 Janes Avenue
When: Tuesday, October 17 from 6-7pm
Why: Fluency starts at home - learn simple and effective ways to help your kids outside the classroom.
How: Register on the district or your school calendar event posting to attend. (You will have to register on the website (one time only) before registering for the event. Instructions are on the calendar event and website tips wiki).
Help: Volunteers are needed - it's a small commitment 30 minutes prior to the event.
For more information and/or to volunteer, please contact Rachel Manjarres, District Math Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-967-2075.
It's Meadowview Mondays at BWW!
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Erin's Law & Ann Marie's Law
The state has two laws related to the safety and social-emotional well-being of students, Erin’s Law and Ann Marie’s Law. Erin’s Law was passed as a concerted effort to teach children about ways to keep them safe. It requires that we educate students on safe touches and unsafe touches, safe secrets and unsafe secrets, and how to “get away and tell a trusted adult today.” Ann Marie’s Law mandates that all Illinois public schools provide age-appropriate suicide and depression awareness and prevention education programs for students.
Our social worker, and social worker intern, will be working with teachers and students on these very important topics. If you have questions about the curriculum they use, please contact the school office. Please see the district letter here.
Rock 'n Roll in Music Class
Gifted Services Parent Night
Our gifted services coordinator, Leslie Loboda and the gifted specialists woul like to invite any parents with students in the program to attend the upcoming event.
Understanding the Social, Emotional, and Exceptional Nature of the Gifted Child
When: Wednesday, October 18th - 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: Jefferson Junior High Main Gym, 7200 Janes Avenue
- Understanding the social emotional aspects of gifted children from a developmental standpoint.
- Recognizing early indicators of when a gifted child may be struggling with achievement.
- How to know the difference between extreme human nature of a gifted child and mental health related issues.
- Tailoring parenting to scaffold for the exceptional child’s needs.
Guest Speaker: Andrew Mahoney
Andrew Mahoney is a nationally and internationally known counselor and pioneer in the field of counseling the gifted and talented. He has worked for nearly 30 years with gifted individuals and has conducted presentations on important topics related to giftedness such as achievement, potential, executive functioning skills, and social-emotional development in the gifted. Andy is the owner and director of the Center for Identity Potential that provides counseling and other specialized academic supports to the highly gifted population.
Questions? Contact Leslie Loboda, Gifted Coordinator, at email@example.com or 630-967-2071.
Noche para padres de niños dotados
Entendiendo la naturaleza social, emocional y excepcional del niño dotado
Miércoles, 18 de octubre - 6: 30-8: 00 pm
Jefferson Junior High Gimnasio principal, 7200 Janes Avenue
Lo más destacado de la presentación:
- Comprendiendo los aspectos socio- emocionales de los niños dotados desde un punto de vista de desarrollo .
- Reconociendo los primeros indicadores de que un niño dotado puede estar teniendo problemas para alcanzar el éxito.
- ¿Cómo saber la diferencia entre la naturaleza humana extrema de un niño dotado y las cuestiones relacionadas con la salud mental.
- Adaptación de la crianza como andamio para las necesidades del niño excepcional.
Orador invitado: Andrew Mahoney
Andrew Mahoney es un consejero nacional e internacionalmente conocido y pionero en el campo de consejería para los dotados y talentosos. Ha trabajado durante casi 30 años con individuos dotados y ha realizado presentaciones sobre temas importantes relacionados con la superdotación como logro, potencial, habilidades de funciones ejecutivas, y el desarrollo socio-emocional en los niños dotados. Andy es el propietario y director del Center for Identity Potential que ofrece asesoramiento y otros apoyos académicos especializados a la población altamente dotada.
¿Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con Leslie Loboda, Coordinador de dotados, en firstname.lastname@example.org o 630-967-2071.
Introducing "Wilson Fox"
The first three parents that see me and mention Wilson Fox will receive a "I'm a Meadowview Fox" T shirt!