January News & Notes

Meadowview's Monthly Newsletter

Happy New Year!

I hope you enjoyed winter break and are ready to get back to learning! January and February are months where teachers and students have their heads down and are learning a lot with many activities going on in school! One of the most important things you can do as a parent is to get your child to school every day and on time! To help keep your child in school, hand washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick!

Supervision begins at 8:00 am, teachers bring students in at 8:05, and instruction begins at 8:20 am. If you bring your child to school later than 8:20, you must come into the building and sign your child in.

When your child is late to school, he/she misses the beginning of the day. There are a lot of great things teachers do at the beginning of the day such as relationship building activities. Fifth and sixth grade classes have PE, music, and art beginning at 8:20 so if students are late, they miss those classes, or part of those classes.

5Essentials Survey

I hope you have already completed the 5Essentials Survey for Meadowview. If you haven't yet done so, please complete it for us. We get valuable feedback from you that will help us to improve. It is important that we hear from you! Your feedback is anonymous and is not linked in anyway to you or your child. We need to know what your thoughts are, so please complete the survey if you have not yet done so. We appreciate your input!

Here is the website: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/

Guest Readers

Our district administrators came and read to our classes in December! They were warmly greeted by our students and our kids LOVED the books they had chosen! To the right, Mrs. Melinder visits 6th grade. Check out our other administrators below!


Ryan Gustis was honored by the Village of Woodridge as a Citizen of the Year! Ryan, a 6th grade Meadowview student packs backpacks for the homeless.

Benchmark Testing & ACCESS Testing

January will bring Benchmark Testing for all of our students. All of our students will take iReady Reading and Math tests. This will show us how their growth from fall to winter. Students will take one more benchmark test in May to show us growth for the year.

Our students who are learning English will be taking the ACCESS test. This test provides us with information on how well they are learning English in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Winter Weather

With winter weather here, please be sure your child has warm winter gear. When we get snow, they will need boots, gloves, hats, and snow pants. We go out to recess just about every day! When we have enough snow, we even go sledding on the small hills on the school property!

Happy Birthday to our December Celebrants!