Meadow Ridge Monthly

December 2022

Principal Message

Greetings Meadow Ridge Families! I can't believe it is already December! Last week we planned on having our APEX run, but the weather had other plans for us. We are looking forward to our Fun Run tomorrow, December 5th. Please make sure your student brings tennis shoes and a water bottle. Thank you for all of your help and support in raising money for our PTO. They help fund many wonderful events, materials and additional opportunities for our students.


We will have two more weeks of learning in December before our break. As you can see below, we have a fun spirit week coming up. I hope everyone is able to spend quality time with friends and family and we look forward to welcoming students back in the new year!

Important Upcoming Dates

December 5th

APEX PTO Fun Run


December 12th

PTO Meeting 6:30 PM


December 12th-16th

Spirit Week (See flyer below)


December 19th-January 2nd

Winter Break

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Music Concert Info

I am so excited to share with you that music performances will be coming back so our students can show off their musical skills!!


Our first concert of the school year will be a winter concert for all 2nd and 3rd-grade students on January 25th at 6 pm in the Meadow Ridge gym. We hope that every student can come and enjoy the performing aspect of the fine arts and show off their new musical knowledge and skills!


More info will follow as we approach closer to the event, but please feel free to reach out with any pertinent questions you have!

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DW's Corner

Tree of Sharing is up and many of you have chosen tags to help support our families in need. Thank you so much. We try to make sure everyone in the home has something to open Christmas morning, and it wouldn't be possible without your generosity. There are still a few tags left, if this is something you'd like to support. Thanks to Holidays and Heroes, Yokes Fresh Market, Timberview Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church, and our own Tree of Sharing, 24 families will have a brighter, warmer Christmas this year.


And if you are someone who has a harder time during the holidays, for whatever reason, please know you are not alone. Many of us are missing loved ones, feeling frazzled and stressed, and waiting for things to slow down so we feel better. I don't have fantastic advice, but I hope there's comfort in solidarity. You are not alone in feeling this way, and no matter how good or bad a situation is, it changes.


Take care of yourselves.

Happy Holidays,

DW

December PTO Newsletter

Nurse's News

Now that winter has blanketed us in a thick layer of snow, it's important to review the signs of frostbite and hypothermia. Please make sure kids are dressed appropriately for the weather. Here is a nice infographic from the CDC that reviews Hypothermia and Frostbite (CLICK HERE).

This past month we have seen cases of Influenza, RSV, and COVID in the schools. HERE is a quick review of our illness guidelines. With respiratory illnesses it is important to recognize when to seek emergency help. As always, consult your child’s primary care provider and/or seek emergency help if you have concerns.


Thank you and stay bundled up out there!

Allison Cowart, RN & Melissa Johnson, RN

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Yoke's

Next time you are at Yoke's please take a look at the Meadow Ridge artwork displayed above the drinking fountain. The artwork will be changing frequently.
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Helping Children Learn

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