Meadowview News and Notes

January 2014

Mark Your Calendar!

Thursday, January 9th - PTO Meeting (Meadowview LRC) 7 PM

Monday, January 13th - Board of Education Meeting (Jefferson Junior High) 7:30 PM

Tuesday, January 14th - Market Day Pick Up (Meadowview LRC) 5-7 PM

Thursday, January 16th - 3/4th Grade Musical (Jefferson Junior High) 6:30 PM

Monday, January 20th - No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Tuesday, January 21st - American Heart Association Assembly (Mead. Gym) 1:15 PM

Tuesday, January 21st - Meadowview Fundraiser (Doggie Diner) 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday, January 22nd - Follow a Monday Schedule

Friday, January 24th - Meadowview Spelling Bee (Meadowview Gym) 1:00 PM

Friday, January 24th - End of 2nd Quarter (Report cards go home February 7th, 2014)

Wednesday, January 29th - Solo & Ensemble Band Festival

Red Cross Donations

Thank you and congratulations to Meadowview students who raised $400 to be donated to the Red Cross. You are making a wonderful difference! Thank you to the Meadowview student council for organizing this fundraising endeavor.

Paws Laws

As a reminder to students of our building-wide behavior expectations, we completed a round of "Paws Laws" this week, in which students moved from various locations throughout the building to be reminded of how to be respectful, responsible, and safe in different areas of the building, such as the hallways, lunchroom, etc. Thank you for reminding your child to do the same. (The Paws Laws are outlined below.)

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Upcoming Testing

Here are just a few reasons why testing is necessary...

  • To communicate how your child is doing in school
  • To determine each child's strengths and needs in order to design instruction that is meaningful and engaging
  • To determine whether students are reaching state standards
  • To determine whether intervention is necessary

January 13 - February 14 - English Language Learners will take the ACCESS test. The test is designed to measure English Language Learners' social and academic proficiency in English.

January 21 - January 31 - All students take part in STAR testing.

January 21 - January 31 - All students take part in AIMSweb testing.

Kindergarten is assessed in the areas of letter name fluency, letter sound fluency, and nonsense word fluency.

  • First grade is assessed in the areas of letter sound fluency and Reading (measuring the number of words they can read in one minute when given a first grade passage).
  • Second through sixth grades - Reading (measuring the number of words they can read in one minute when given a grade-level passage).

March 3 - March 14 - Students in grades three through six will take part in the Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT).

Throughout the spring, students in various grade levels will take part in a performance based assessent and end of year assessment as part of the PARCC Field Test. This assessment will be done via a computer. For additional information regarding PARCC testing, click here.

Emergency School Closing Information

Please do not call the school for closing information.

Please be sure that your phone and e-mail contact information is up to date in Skyward Family Access.

For more information, click here.

Paws Winners

The Meadowview staff is firmly committed to educating students to become self-directed learners, complex thinkers, quality work producers, collaborative team members, and community contributors. As such, we expect our students to conduct themselves at all times in a manner that reflects our three expectations of being respectful, responsible, and safe. Positive reinforcement comes in many ways, and one of those ways is through offering students a ‘paw’ when they demonstrate evidence of being respectful, responsible, and safe. Congratulations to this month’s paw winners for being great models by meeting our building-wide expectations!

Jared L.-Townsley

Michael S.-Valentour

Amanda T.-White

Kamile Z.-Buchholz

Osman K.-Buchholz

Lilly F.-Buchholz

Mohib B.-Thompson

Kaitlyn P.-Valentour

Breakfast and Lunch Menus for the Month of January

Meadowview PTO

Thank you for your continued support of the Meadowview PTO. Several of our PTO leaders work tirelessly to raise funds for the following:

Patty Zrinny, Science Consultant

Classroom supplies

Buses for field trips


Teacher Appreciation Week

Ice Cream Social

Principal Fund (PAWS, etc.)

Movie Nights

Holiday Tree at Brookfield Zoo

Safety Patrol Gear

...and much more!

Your support is much appreciated!

After School Programming

Our after-school programs began this week. In the event that your child cannot attend an after-school session due to a previous comittment, etc. please call the office and let them know your child will not be attending that day. If your child is absent from school when he or she is scheduled to be in attendance at an after-school club, it is not necessary to call their absence in for both school and the after-school club.

Fifth-Grade Writing

The fifth graders enjoyed writing for a variety of purposes and audiences the week before the winter holidays. They showed their creativity and ability to create and publish a holiday parody based on the book, The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Please note, some work has been modified to show as many student samples as possible.

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