Meadow Ridge Monthly

June 2023

Principal Message

Hello Meadow Ridge families! First of all, thank you to everyone who attended the Jaguar Jam! What a fun event! Thank you to our amazing PTO for putting this on and for all of the wonderful events they have provided throughout the year! As you can see below, we have many great events to wrap up the year. Last month we completed our state testing and are currently completing our MAP and DIBELS benchmark testing. It is amazing to see how much growth students have made. Report cards will be sent home on Friday, June 17th. Just a reminder our last day of school is Tuesday, June 20th. Students will be released at noon and no lunch will be served.

-Erin O'Connor

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Important Upcoming Dates

May 29th:

Memorial Day- NO SCHOOL!

May 31st

4th/5th Music Performance

June 1st

Jaguar Jam (PTO Event)

June 6th

K/1st Music Performance

June 7th

Meadow Ridge Skate Night

June 12th

School Board Meeting

June 15th

Games Day

June 16th

5th Grade Move Up Celebration (details below)

June 19th

Juneteenth Holiday- No School

June 20th

Last Day of School (Noon Release)


Buy your yearbooks now for $16! You can pay in our office or online. This is a pre-order. Typically we don't order many extras so if you'd like to purchase one now is the time.


No Late Start on Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Dear Mead School District Families -

Please mark your calendars for no late start on Wednesday, June 14, 2023! We’ll send an additional reminder the night before, but please be mindful that school will be on the regular (M, T, Th, F) schedule for both bus pickup and school start time that day, as stated here:

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 School Start Time Schedule

Elementary (Grades K-5): 9:00 a.m.

Middle School (Grades 6-8): 7:55 a.m.

High School (Grades 9-12): 8:00 a.m.

*All buses will run on the regular (M, T, Th, F) schedule

Please note that ECEAP and Developmental Preschool will start on its normal (M, T, Th) schedule on June 14th.

This change in schedule is due to finals week at the high school level during the end of the semester. High school finals need the full day, and due to that, all K-12 must be on the regular schedule to allow for our buses to run all routes for all grades.

Games Day- June 15th

We will be having a Games Day on June 15th and are in need of some parent volunteers for both sessions. If you would like to volunteer at this event, please fill out the district volunteer form below. This is an outdoor event.

K-2 AM- 9:30-11:00

3-5 PM- 1:30-3:00

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DW's Corner

Happy June Jaguars! I can't believe it's our last newsletter for this school year. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know your kids. Whether it's in their classrooms or my office, I feel really fortunate to share space and time with them. I hope this summer includes time resting, time outdoors, minutes reading, and hours connecting. Here is a link for summer camps in case you're interested, and also a link for the elementary counseling website, which has fun activities for kids. Search under "Resources" and "Social Emotional Learning" for more information.

Have a wonderful, safe summer. I look forward to seeing your kiddos again next year.

We are stronger together,


Nurse's News

The school year is coming to an end and with that in mind, I wanted to highlight

water safety for the summer months. Here are some water safety tips from the

CDC and State resources:

  • Learn to swim.

  • Have someone with you when swimming.

  • Watch out for the “too’s” — too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun, too much hard activity.

  • Swim in supervised (watched) areas only, and follow all signs and warnings.

  • Wear a life jacket when boating, jet skiing, water skiing, rafting, or fishing. Flyer from Seattle Children’s Hospital with Life Jacket Tips.

  • Stay alert to currents and watch for bad weather. The National Weather Service has some good educational information on currents (HERE).

  • DON’T mess around. Pushing or dunking your friends can get easily out of hand.

  • DON’T dive into shallow water. If you don’t know how deep the water is, don’t dive.

  • DON’T float where you can’t swim. Keep checking to see if the water is too deep, or if you are too far away from the shore or the poolside.

As school nurses we are in a unique position to promote health, education, and safety while we care for the students in our building. Parents, thank you all for a great school year. Your children are a joy to be with, each with their own spark of joy, creativity, and cleverness. Your kids have brightened our days and warmed our hearts. Looking forward to seeing you next fall!

Allison Cowart BSN, RN

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Enrollment for 2023-24

Dear Mead School District Families -

Enrollment for 2023-24 is now open for incoming kindergarteners and new K-12 students to the Mead School District. Please visit for more information and links to online registration or PDF paper registration packets.

Current Mead School District students do not need to re-enroll. Students are eligible to register for Kindergarten if they turn 5 years old prior to September 1, 2023.

Online Registration for New Student Starting 2023-24 (K-12 Only).

For general enrollment questions, please call the Mead School District at (509) 465-6000.

The Mead School District is also accepting applications and interest forms for students in the following programs:

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