Friday Focus

Week of October 17-21

Schedule for Noon Dismissal

October 20th and 21st

Parent/Teacher Conferences

The district gives us two half days on October 20th and 21st for conferences in the fall. In order for teachers to see all parents, teachers have scheduled conferences the entire week.

The conferences are usually limited to about 20 - 30 minutes, and we ask you to be respectful of other people's time and try not to go over your scheduled time. If you feel you need to have more discussion, please do not hesitate to schedule a follow up conference.

As a parent, it's helpful to prepare some questions for the teacher about anything that confused you or raised a concern. However, if you are not able to get all of your questions answered, please ask for a meeting or phone call at another time.

Although the district has scheduled these days for parent conferences, you are free to request a parent/teacher conference at any time. Teachers will schedule conferences before school, after school or during their planning period.

Meadow Wood Student Council News

The Student Council helps promote a sense of community and school spirit at Meadow Wood. In addition, the Council plans and assists in the implementation of school wide service projects and supports our school wide character education initiative.

The representatives were selected from each fourth and fifth grade homeroom through a process involving classmates and teacher input. Current fifth graders that served on the Student Council last year continue to serve this year.

The following students were selected for having satisfactory grades and conduct, following the Eagle SOAR Guidelines, and being role models to others.

It is going to be a fun filled, productive year with this creative group!

Lynne Luberger, Counselor and Student Council Sponsor

4th Grade

Emerson Berg

Blake Barry

Anna Craig

Tas Daza

Aaron deLeon

Jazmine White

Angela Pena

5th grade - returning

Jonathan Barnes

Harrison Brooks

Kevin Gitau

Abby Hammer

Jacob Hare

Julia Laird

Erin Sakolosky

Carly Stanton

5th grade - new

Campbell Boardman

Elyse Carlson

Lizzie Emerson

Sarah Schwartz

Emily Tacam

Ashley Thomas

Marlowe Thomas

Jonathan Trejo

Maker Space

Maker Space time is available for students to be creative with arts, crafts, legos and coding or creating on the computer. Students can volunteer to sign up to go during their recess time. This time is for creating only. Students will not play games on the computers.

Thank you Mrs. Robbins for getting this up and running!

Character Pumpkin Contest

Students are invited to decorate a pumpkin as their favorite book character!

You may begin bringing the pumpkins to the library for display beginning on Monday, October 24. Judging will be on October 31st.

Winners will receive a book fair gift certificate!

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Meadow Wood earned the distinction as a No Place for Hate® School for the 2015-2016 school year. This is our 4th consecutive year to earn this recognition.

The No Place for Hate® initiative provides educators and students with the resources to ensure that anti-bias and diversity education are an integral part of the school curriculum. No Place for Hate® also helps to create and sustain inclusive school environments where all students feel valued and have the opportunity to succeed by promoting respect for individual differences.

Our activities in past years have included adopting and practicing the Bucket Filling philosophy, the Random Act of Kindness campaign, and International Night.

We are extremely proud of the concerted efforts of our staff and students in promoting a safe and caring learning environment, which allowed us to earn the No Place for Hate® recognition.

We will continue our efforts this year with the support of our PTA, Student Council, staff, and student body.

SBISD Choice Program Applications - November 1

This year families may apply during either of two Common Application windows. Round 1 applications will be accepted November 1, 2016 – February 10, 2017. If applicants miss the Round 1 window, applications will be accepted, space available, beginning April 17, 2017.

The current listing of SBISD Choice Programs which require a common application for Fall 2017 placement is below:

Cedar Brook Elementary Dual Language

Pine Shadows Elementary Dual Language

Sherwood Elementary Dual Language

Spring Forest Middle Dual Language

Spring Woods Middle Dual Language

Spring Woods High Dual Language

Westchester Academy for International Studies Dual Language

WAIS International Baccalaureate (IB)

Cornerstone Academy

KIPP Courage College Prep @ Landrum Via The Academy of Choice

YES Prep Northbrook Middle

YES Prep Northbrook High

Upcoming events

Tueday, October 18th - SBISD Math Priority Standards Assessment (2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th)

Wednesday, October 19th - SBISD Science Priority Standards Assessment (2nd, 4th, 5th)

Thursday, October 20th - SBISD Science Priority Standards Assessment (3rd)

Thursday, October 20th - Noon Dismissal (parent conferences)

Friday, October 21st - Noon Dismissal (parent conferences)

Report cards will be provided to you at conferences (except for PreK/K). PreK/K will receive report cards the second 9 weeks. If you are unable to come and have a conference with the teacher, the report cards will be sent home on Monday, October 24th.

October 24 - 28 - Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States

October 24 - 28 - Pumpkin Book Character Contest

This is a voluntary activity and students may decorate a pumpkin as their favorite book character. Students may bring the pumpkin to the library for display beginning on Monday, October 24th. Winners will receive a book fair gift certificate.

Monday, October 24 - Writers in the Schools (WITS) 3rd grade

Tuesday, October 25 - Rock Wall

Wednesday, October 26 - Rock Wall

Students have the opportunity to climb a kid-sized Rock Wall. Positive character building messages are provided as part of the experience.

Wednesday, October 26 - 3rd grade Hands on Science

Wednesday, October 26 - WITS (3rd grade)

Wednesday, October 26 - 3:30 Campus Improvement Team (Library)

Friday, October 28 - COLLEGE SHIRTS

Friday, October 28 - 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. CARNIVAL

Monday, October 31st - Judging for Pumpkin Book Character Contest

Monday, October 31st - WITS (3rd grade)

November Digital Citizenship Lessons - Be Yourself

Tuesday, November 1 - 4th grade field trip

Tuesday, November 1 - 3:00 p.m. Student Council Meeting (Library)

Wednesday, November 2 - 3rd grade Hands on Science and Writers in the Schools

Wednesday, November 2 - 6:00 p.m. Principal's Coffee, Multipurpose Room

Thursday, November 3 - 4th grade Hands on Science

Friday, November 4 - 9:00 a.m. Principal's Coffee, Multipurpose Room

Friday, November 4 - 2nd grade Hands on Science

Friday, November 4 - Spelling Bee information coming home (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Friday, November 4 - 3:15 p.m. Odyssey of the Mind practice (multipurpose room)

Monday, November 7 - WITS (3rd grade)

Tuesday, November 8 - MWE night at ChickFilA

Wednesday, November 9 - 3rd & 4th grade Priority Standards Assessment - Reading

Wednesday, November 9 - 3rd grade Hands on Science

Wednesday, November 9 - WITS (3rd grade)

Wednesday, November 9 - 6:30 p.m. Scout Pack Meeting - Cafeteria

Thursday, November 10 - 5th grade Priority Standards Assessment - Reading

Thursday, November 10 - Individual Picture Re-take

Friday, November 11 - Progress Reports go home

Friday, November 11 - 3:15 p.m. Odyssey of the Mind practice (multipurpose room)

At MWE our mission is to provide the personalized support needed for every student to grow and reach their personal best, taking into account the unique academic, social and emotional needs of each student.