February News & Notes
Meadowview School's Monthly Newsletter
Thanks for the Donations!
If you want to put a few books in the Little Free Library, please do! You can take one, too! That is how it works, take one, leave one!
Students who were there suggested Dr. Neylon buy games for our PAWS winners! In February, PAWS winners will bring a friend and play a game of their choice with Dr. Neylon! What a brilliant idea!
There will be a PTO meeting on Thursday, February 15th beginning at 6:30 in the LRC. We will have child care available.
We also have a Movie Night on Friday, February 23rd. Bring the family, and your pillows and blankets, for a FREE movie! We will be selling concessions, too!
We also have the book fair that coincides with open house and our ice cream social. Book fair will be all day on 2/28 and 3/1. And it will also be open during Open House. It’s a busy February!!!
The 23rd is also a great day for STEM Assembly! Students will enjoy a hands on event that is all about STEM from Northern Illinois University.
February is a busy month!!
Second grade tests are proctor-led by the teacher which allows the test to be read to all second graders. The sixth graders will take the online version with audio capabilities. This is not an assessment for which students can study. Teachers will provide a short practice before the test to share how the online version works.
There will be additional CogAT assessments made available for students in grades 3, 4, 5, & 7 who are nominated to receive gifted services. Nominations will open on February 20th and will be due no later than March 7th. The district website will have these nomination forms available on February 20th.
Learn with Dignity Act (105 ILCS 5/10-20.60)
As of January 1, 2018, Illinois School Code requires public schools serving students in grades 6-12 to make feminine hygiene products available, at no cost to students, in the bathrooms of school buildings. To comply with this law, dispensers have been installed and stocked in girls’ restrooms in each of our Woodridge 68 schools.
Update from the Health Office
Valid reasons to be sent to the Health Office:
Bleeding – nose/abrasion
Infection – redness/swelling
Injury to head/eyes/nose/face
Bone/joint injury – sprain/possible fracture
Suspected head lice
Student should remain in the classroom:
Loose tooth – Health office does not remove the tooth
Old healed abrasion – sore or itches
Soreness for an old injury – ice does not help after 24 hours post injury
Paper cut – student can wash hands and apply band aid
If a student falls, it does not require an automatic health office visit unless the child is crying or has difficulty walking or reports significant pain.
The health office cannot apply any eye drops, vaseline, Neosporin, or any other type of topical ointments.
If you have questions, please contact the district nurse.
Meadowview Presents at Board of Education Meeting
PARCC Testing in April
On April , all Meadowview students in grades 3-6 will be taking the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessment. This assessment is designed to measure students’ progress toward ELA/Literacy and Math Illinois state standards.
To help students perform their best on the PARCC assessment, we need your help! Please make sure your student(s) :
- Gets plenty of sleep each night
- Eats a healthy breakfast
- Arrives to school on time. Once the test starts, tardy students will have to wait in the office to get to their classroom.
- Dresses in comfortable clothing
Please avoid scheduling appointments during testing times. We will be testing the mornings of the following days: April 4-6 and April 10-13.
Students are invited to bring a healthy snack.
Presidents' Day - Monday, February 19th - No School
PTO Meeting - Thursday, February 15th 6:30 pm in LRC
PTO FREE Movie Night - Friday, February 23rd - 6:30 in Gym
Meadowview Presentation at Board of Education Meeting - Monday, February 26th, 7:30 Jefferson Jr. High
Meadowview Open House, Ice Cream Social, and Book Fair - Thursday, March 1st, 6:00
Teacher Inservice - Friday, March 2nd - No School