October News & Notes

Meadowview's Monthly Newsletter

Proud School!

Meadowview is truly a caring school community! With the leadership of our sixth graders, we raised over $1700 for the American Red Cross for Hurricane Relief. ALL students did their part to help. The Penny Wars was a blast and our Pre-K classes had the most pennies! They now have bragging rights!

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

Believe it or not, we are getting ready for Parent Teacher conferences in November. This year, we will be utilizing the online system for scheduling conferences. You will be able to build your own schedule using the scheduling function in Skyward. Once the teachers set up their time blocks in Skyward, we will let you know. Then you will be able to go in and schedule your conferences. You will receive documentation for this closer to the system opening.

PTO Info

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

You've been to Family Reading Night...now join the fun for 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 manjarresr@woodridge68.org or 630-967-2075.

It's Meadowview Mondays at BWW!

The first Monday of each month is "Meadowview Monday" at Buffalo Wild Wings in Woodridge! Meadowview PTO gets a percentage of your order! How about we make Mondays BWWs night?!!?

Are you a Registered Nurse (RN)?

Attention Parents who are RNs! D68 is looking to build a list of substitute nurses! If you are a nurse and would like to join our group of substitute nurses who can step in when one of our Registered Nurses is absent, please apply at: https://www.applitrack.com/WR68/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=&category=Nurse
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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.

Oktober Fest

Oktober Fest is happening! Come and enjoy a Doggie Diner dinner and music performed by our District 68 Band students! Wednesday November 15th from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm. For the low price of $6.00 you get 2 hot dogs, chips, a cookie and drink! The entertainment is FREE!! All the proceeds benefits our band students! Check out the flyer here.

Rock 'n Roll in Music Class

Mr. Delo, our music sub, brought in some rock 'n roll instruments and musicians. The kids had a blast with them! We really do have a "rockin'"time 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

Presentation highlights:

  • 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 lobodal@woodridge68.org 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 lobodal@woodridge68.org o 630-967-2071.

Introducing "Wilson Fox"

Our very own Ms. McDonough, designed and painted our fox on the wall in the hallway by the gym. The students voted and named our fox Wilson! Our mascot, Wilson may be attending a few of our events in the future, so be on the look out!


The first three parents that see me and mention Wilson Fox will receive a "I'm a Meadowview Fox" T shirt!

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