Meridian Ranch Elementary

Home of the Bulldogs

Friday, April 28, 2023

School Hours 8:30AM - 3:40PM

Doors for Arrival Open at 8:15AM

*Doors for Breakfast Open at 8:10AM

Office Hours 8AM-4:30PM

Main Line (719) 494-2909

Upcoming Dates

Week of May 1 - BOGO Book Fair - Monday-Thursday 8-10am & 2-4pm, Friday 8:30am-3:30pm

May 3- Field Day 4th-5th 9am-11

May 3- Field Day 2nd-3rd 1pm-3pm

May 4- PTA Donuts with Mom 7:45am

May 4- Field Day Kinder-1st 8:45-10:45am

May 5 - Elementary Assessment Day - By Appointment- Non School Day

May 5- BOGO Book Fair Open 8:45am-3:30pm

May 8-12- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11- PTA General Meeting 6pm

May 12- Professional Development Day- NO Students

May 15 - 5:30PM GT Expo Night

May 17- Choir/Band Combined Concert 6pm

May 25 - Fifth Grade Promotion - MRES Gym 2pm

May 26 - Kindergarten Graduation - MRES Gym 11am

May 26 - Early Dismissal 12:40pm


S.T.E.A.M Night was a great success thank you to all our students, staff members, and families for coming out! 670+ students shared 2 to 3 pieces of artwork each. That makes close to 2,000 pieces of artwork throughout the halls. Numerous parents and staff members volunteered to help display artwork around the building. Mrs. Chadwick thanks you TREMENDOULY! Thank you to Mrs. Beadles and Mrs. Gibe who where able to host a Planetarium in the gym for families to enjoy. Thank you to all the MRES families who made it out and enjoyed all the projects in the classrooms.

BOGO Book Fair May 1st-5th

BOGO book fair is here! Come check out new titles and get your books Buy One Get One free! This is the best fair all year and we have some new titles coming in just in time for summer reading! Come check us out Mon-Thu 8-10 & 2-4 and Friday during assessments! We will be open for Donuts with Moms on Thursday! Teacher appreciation is right around the corner, come choose new titles for their classrooms! Want to get $5 off your purchase, come volunteer! Each shift earns you money towards a purchase! Sign up here: Meridian Ranch Elementary PTA: Book Fair Volunteers May 2023 (
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Field Day! May 3rd & 4th

Hello MRES Families,

Meridian Ranch Elementary has Field Days this week.

Here are the dates, times, and grade levels:

Wednesday, May 3 - Grades 4 & 5 - 9-11AM Field Day

Wednesday, May 3 - Grades 2 & 3 - 1-3PM Field Day

Thursday, May 4 - Grades K & 1 - 8:45-10:45AM

Below are a few friendly reminders about our upcoming field days:

  • Please make sure your student wears sunscreen, brings a hat and water bottle.
  • There will be water events and students will get a little wet, please try to have them wear dark colored clothing.
  • During field day spectators are welcome to come and watch at outdoor events only (Note there are indoor rotation only for students). Please enter through the gate in the south parking lot (next to the Bulldog Strong sign) and have valid ID ready for check in.
  • The playground will be closed to visitors during Field Day times as we will still have classes using the playground equipment for their recess activities.
  • Please know that Field Day activities are planned for MRES K-5 students only.

Volunteers Needed for Field Day

Field Day is next week and Coach Ty needs your help! He is looking for volunteers to help run the stations. The kids look forward to this event all year and we cannot do it without your help!

The 4th and 5th graders shift will be Wednesday, May 3rd from 9-11am, but we ask that you arrive at 8:30 so Coach can go over things with you.

The 2nd and 3rd graders shift will be Wednesday May 3rd from 1-3pm and we would be eternally grateful if you could stay a few minutes past to help clean up.

Kinder and 1st grade field day shift is Thursday May 4th from 9-11am and volunteers would need to arrive a little early for orientation and stay a little after for clean up, if possible.

We have 10 stations and are hoping for 2 volunteers for each station, totaling 20 volunteers per shift.

Also please note that in order to volunteer during school hours, you MUST pass a district approved background check. Please look for the volunteer link in the MRES Friday weekly newsletters. It is quick and easy to fill out and pretty fast to get approved.

Thank you Bulldog Families for your help and support!

Donuts with Moms!! Thursday May 4th 7:45AM

Donuts with Moms is NEXT Thursday! Come help us celebrate all our Moms, Grandmas, Aunties and all our Special Ladies who encourage and support your students throughout the year! Send your favorite photo to to be included in our slideshow that morning! Don't forget to send in your coloring page to help us decorate the walls by May 1st!!! We are asking for any dads, grandpas, uncles and other important fellas to help in distributing donuts and refreshments so our ladies can enjoy a morning with their students! If you can spare an hour or 2 sign up here please!! MRES Families: Morning with Moms (

We ask that families park in the South parking Lot to allow our staff members to utilize the front (Staff) parking lot so they can be in classrooms on time.

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Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-12

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2023 MRES Of the Year Employees

Congratulations to Mrs. Catherine Davis - 4th Grade Teacher - on her nomination for MRES Teacher of the Year 2023

Congratulations to Mrs. Gretchen King - Paraprofessional - on her nomination for MRES Support Start of the Year 2023

Changing Weather & Recess

As you are aware, Colorado weather conditions can change dramatically throughout the day. Recess is held outside unless the temperature (with wind chill) drops below 17 degrees. Coats, gloves, hats, scarves, long pants, layers, closed toed shoes are all highly encouraged during the late fall/winter months.

Cell Phones, Electronic Devices, and Personal items

If it is necessary to bring a cell phone to school, the phone should be turned off and in the student’s backpack, and only used before and after school, unless used for medical monitoring. Smart watches are also considered a device and should be powered off and stored in backpacks during the day, just like phones/personal devices. Students should keep all tablets at home as computers and iPADS (if needed) are available during school hours. If you need to get a message to your student during the day, please call the school office 719-494-2909.

Students should not bring toys or other personal items to school. Items will be confiscated if they cause problems or distractions and disrupt the overall educational process. These items will be held by the teacher, or sent to the main office, until picked up by a parent.

MRES has a New Facebook Page!

MRES has a new Facebook page!

Please go ahead and view - then "like" the page to see all of the latest news from the school

Health Information

If your student has a rescue medication (inhalers, epi-pens) they can be sent in along with their orders/action plans in a plastic bag labeled for the health room when you drop off your child's school supplies. Our Health Room staff will be available for medication drop off for students needing controlled, daily medication to be kept/given at school. A physician's note must accompany all medication students may/will need at school. That form is linked here.

More information can be found here - D49 Nursing Services.

Visitors During Lunch

This school year we have a new "Bulldog Family Bistro Table," which has space for a total of four. If you would like to come to school and have lunch with your child during their lunch time, please contact the front office at 719-494-2909 to make a reservation. We can accommodate one family per grade level lunch daily. If you plan on purchasing school lunch, please indicate when making a reservation. Children not enrolled at Meridian Ranch Elementary may not visit the school unless accompanied by an adult. All visitors to the school must check in at the office with a valid ID before going to out lunchroom area and wear their “visitor or volunteer badge” at all times.

Grade Level Lunch Times:

Kindergarten 10:40-11:00AM

First Grade 11:05-11:25AM

Second Grade. 11:30-11:50AM

Third Grade 11:55-12:15PM

Fourth Grade 12:20-40PM

Fifth Grade 12:45-12:1:05PM

Nutrition Services

Meridian Ranch Elementary School offers breakfast and hot, school lunch each day. You can view more information from D49 Nutrition Services linked here.

Lunch Prices:

  • Elementary:
    • Breakfast $2.50
    • Lunch $4.00
  • Secondary:
    • Breakfast $2.75
    • Lunch $4.35
  • Adult (without milk):
    • Breakfast $3.00
    • Lunch $ 4.75

Federal regulations play a direct role in setting the price of school meals and D49 is required to match government meal reimbursement rates by charging for meals. Updating our rates this year is a difficult, but necessary adjustment to continue providing meals in our challenging economy.

Lost & Found

To help with our Lost & Found accumulation throughout the year, we are asking that you please label your child's belongings with First and Last name. Coats, water bottles, lunch boxes, hats, gloves. This will help return belongings to the correct child and decrease the amount of lost items.

Thank you!

Click Below for the District 49 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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MRES Contacts

Principal: Sheehan Freeman-Todd

Assistant Principal: Jennifer Palazzolo

Dean of Students: John Webb

Counselor: Tara McLaughlin

Registrar/Attendance Assistant: Cassie Donatell

Administrative Assistant: Shari Gaesser

CMAS is Here!!

3rd grade - 5th grade Parents,

Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and a nutritious breakfast each morning. We are excited for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders to put all their hard work into action. They have been working hard and will ROCK CMAS testing. Our awesome families have been bringing in snacks all week to reward students after each test. If you signed up to bring in a snack, please bring it to the office first thing Monday morning.