Meadow Ridge Monthly
Thank you to everyone who helped support our PTO APEX Fun Run. We raised $23,000 for our PTO. This will help fund many of the wonderful events and provide extra opportunities for our students! We appreciate your support!
Throughout the month of January, students will be doing our second set of benchmarking testing. It is wonderful to see the progress our students are making over the year. This data helps drive our interventions and instruction.
Over the next couple of months, there are several school and PTO events planned. Please read the information below for additional details!
Drop off/pick up
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!
It's wonderful being back and seeing how much growth our kids have made in school! I couldn't be prouder of our teachers, and our students. We are growing as individual learners and as a community, under Mrs. O'Connor's leadership, and I am deeply grateful.
Speaking of gratitude, thank you to everyone who helped make our Tree of Sharing a huge success! Our parents here at Meadow Ridge, the staff, our business partners (Yokes and Timberview Church), Whitworth Presbyterian Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wandermere Community Services, Holidays and Heroes, all made it possible for more than 24 families to have a wonderful Christmas. Support came in the form of food, meals, warm clothes, gas cards, and gifts. It was beautiful to witness and I can't thank everyone enough.
Finally, I'd like to acknowledge our PTO for all the support they provide, all year long. Whether it's spreading the word about a project or need for Meadow Ridge, or answering my call when extra support is needed, I think our PTO is the best!
We are better together.
Meadow Ridge PTO Hockey Night
Square 1 Art
The winter solstice has come and gone, and with the days getting longer and the nights getting shorter it occurs to me that we should talk about sleep. Kids need good sleep to be ready to learn at school. This is not new news for many, but I recently read that “studies have shown that kids who regularly get adequate sleep have improved attention, behavior, learning, memory and overall mental and physical health.” The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids age 3-5 get 10-13 hours of sleep and kids age 6-12 get 9-12 hours of sleep each night. Routine is important and if you have a kid that struggles to get to sleep you can try to do some of the following:
Dim the lights in the evening before bedtime
Stop use of electronics/screens at least an hour before bed
Read a short book or do a quiet family activity
I know all too well that it can be a struggle to build a sleep routine for your child. With a new year just beginning, it is a great time to build good sleeping habits.
Brighter (more restful) days ahead,
Allison Cowart BSN, RN
Allison Cowart, RN & Melissa Johnson, RN