Meadows Messenger

Weekly update for the Meadows Elementary School community

Great First Week of School!

Greetings Parents,

This was one of the smoothest school openings that we have ever experienced here at Meadows. Thank you to the preparation that our staff and teachers put into planning our school year! It's exciting to see all of our students on campus and in their new classrooms. Thank you, parents and grandparents for joining us at Morning Ceremony. We will host another one soon. Dates will be shared in the next weekly Messenger announcement.

Every week, please check the "Upcoming Events" column in our Meadows Messenger communication. As a reminder, you will find that every Friday, we have a minimum day. School ends at 12:00pm for students. Teachers meet during this time of day to review pacing, assessments, organize field trips and discuss curriculum. It is an important time frame for our school to analyze how our students are performing academically, socially, and emotionally. It's a time to ensure we are delivering the highest quality programs to our students.

We hope that your children came home to express their enthusiasm for their new classes and school work. Both Mrs. V and I had a chance to visit every classroom twice over the first two days of school and saw each teacher giving students a chance to get to know one another and spend time reviewing school-wide procedures, rules and getting students familiar with the rhythm of the day. Each teacher began teaching students about our school safety and some teachers have already shown students where we evacuate during a school drill. All of these procedures will be reviewed and reinforced next week when we begin full days of instruction.

Please know that we are one community, together we educate our children and together, we will make this a successful school year. I encourage you to get involved by volunteering in your child's classroom, with PTSA, the Foundation and our Meadows' Guardians. Here is a link to sign up to find out more information about Meadows Guardians. Click here to connect with Mrs. Tarlowe, one of our dedicated parents involved in Meadows Guardians parent volunteer program.

We will be hosting "Coffee with the Principal" starting next month for families to come and visit with Mrs. Van Gelderen and me, Dr. Fine and to learn about Meadows school. Our first topic will be on school-wide safety and our PBIS program. Dates to be announced next week.

Juliet Fine

Principal of Meadows Elementary School

Purchase Meadows Spirit Gear!

Click here on this link to purchase children and adults' spirit gear. Every Friday is spirit day and we'd love for every child and parent to show solidarity and unity as one school by wearing your gear. They're soft cottons and the new theme is "Reach for the Stars" and of course, don't miss out on our very stylish new Meadows shirt. A portion of every purchase is a donation to the school.

Morning Ceremony and School- Wide Theme "Reach for the Stars"

Thank you for joining us at Morning Ceremony during the first two days of school. We will continue this tradition every month and invite you to join us again. Dates for the next Morning Ceremony will be announced next week. Also, once you complete your hand out for our school-wide art display, please send this back to your child's teacher.