February News & Notes

Meadowview School's Monthly Newsletter

Thanks for the Donations!

We've been so fortunate that we have gotten so many donations for our Little Free Library! Pam Jaramillo, from Book Lady's Book Attic in downtown Bartlett, has donated many children's books for our library! She has the neatest shop! If you have a chance to see it, you should!

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!

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PTO News

Our game night was awesome and well attended. It seemed families had a great time! Wilson came for a photo shoot and even played with Mrs. White and Dr. Neylon!
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!!

Band Concert

Please check out the flyer for information about an upcoming band concert on February 21st.

CogAT Testing

Students currently in 2nd grade and 6th grade will participate in CogAT testing during the weeks of February 12th - 28th. These assessments will be taken online and gauge a student's verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal aptitude. Scores will be used to assist our district staff in determining instructional strategies and identification for our gifted services programming.

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.

District Update

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

Our goal is keeping kids in class when possible and watching out for those who are avoiding work through health office visits. The list below was shared with teachers and they spoke with their students about this list.


Valid reasons to be sent to the Health Office:

Vomiting/Diarrhea

Bleeding – nose/abrasion

Headache

Stomach ache

Faint/dizzy

Infection – redness/swelling

Earache

Undiagnosed rash

Respiratory issues

Allergic reaction

Sore throat

Temperature check

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

Hangnail

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.

Dry Skin

Chapped lips


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

On February 26th, teachers from Meadowview will be presenting to the Board of Education what's going on with Meadowview. Students will also be present to lead the Pledge of Allegiance for the Board.

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.

If you would like more information about the PARCC assessment, be sure to view parent resources at the following web link below:

http://www.parcconline.org/resources/parent-resources

Upcoming Dates

Teacher Inservice - Friday, February 16th - No School

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