Meadow Park News

September 4th, 2020

Principal's Corner

Hello Meadow Park Eagles,


We are looking forward to seeing so many of you for our Eagle Days Back to School Event. Last week, we mailed out Drive Through Event Flyer (link) to all Meadow PARK families outlining day and times according to grade level and the first letter of your last name. We highly recommend arriving at that time in order to ensure we don’t have a major traffic jam at the event! Please note that we don’t care which method you use to attend this event; we are happy to have folks walk or bike. Just know that you will still be going through the line and then heading out. We can’t have anyone simply hanging out at the school throughout the event due to restrictions on the number of people we can host. We will have stops for families with different things happening at each. The entrance will be off Downing (not through the apartments!) and you can view the route HERE.


We ask that you please keep in mind the following prior to and while attending this celebration:

  • If you are sick or have a family member sick with symptoms resembling the flu or coronavirus, stay home and join us via live streaming on Facebook and Instagram.

  • Vulnerable people, such as those with underlying conditions and older adults should stay home.

  • Do your best to maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet at each station and throughout the celebration. Unfortunately, this means that we can’t shake hands, give high fives, or hug students as they come through the event. We are happy to do air-fives.

  • We recommend wearing a face mask for this event. If you are taking the face mask off for any reason (such as a picture), please put it back on when finished.

  • All family members arriving in cars are asked to remain in their vehicles. At stop 3, one person may exit the vehicle to take a quick picture of their child standing in front of the Meadow Park sign.


If you have not received the flyer in the mail and are wondering when you are scheduled to arrive, here’s a more detailed arrival breakdown by grade level and last name.


Tuesday, September 8th - 6th Grade Students

Wednesday, September 9th - 7th Grade Students

Thursday, September 10th - 8th Grade Students


In hopes of creating a smooth flow of traffic, try to attend according to your grade level (above) and the first letter of your last name (below).


A - D 5:00pm - 5:30pm

E - J 5:30pm - 6:00pm

K - M 6:00pm - 6:30pm

N - S 6:30pm - 7:00pm

T - Z 7:00pm - 7:30pm


See you this upcoming week!


In addition to cheering and saying hello to each of you, there will be activities at the different stations. These activities include:


  • Tying a ribbon with your child’s name on it to the Meadow Park fence to celebrate the beginning of the school year and our theme of “We are Better Together.”

  • Receiving a hard copy of your child’s course schedule with teacher names and class times

  • Taking a first day of school picture at the Meadow Park sign in front of the school. Parents taking the photo, please be sure you are wearing a mask upon stepping out of your vehicle.

  • School supply donations drop off if you are able to help (link for Meadow Park supply list)

  • Chromebook insurance fee payments ($20 cash or check ONLY) for those not able to pay online (link for device info)

  • Bring last year's school items - such as library or classroom books you forgot to return. We will return them to the appropriate teacher or school for you.

  • Locker item pick up for items left at school last spring. The front office will be calling to let you know if we have your child’s items.

  • Pick up your district assembled CDL School Supply Kit for students on free or reduced lunch or are in need of supplies to do their best learning while at home.


We are excited and can’t wait to see you all!


Sincerely,


Jared, Kim, and Sandy

Your MPMS Admin Team

EAGLES are better TOGETHER!

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For Your Calendars

Monday, September 7th - LABOR DAY - Building Closed

Tuesday, September 8th - Team welcome letter emailed between 2:00 & 3:00pm!

Tuesday, September 8th - Eagles Days - 6th Grade

Wednesday, September 9th - Eagles Days - 7th Grade

Thursday, September 10th - Eagles Days - 8th Grade

Friday, September 11th - "Meet the Teacher" Zoom Orientation - Zoom links will most likely not be sent until Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.

Monday, September 14th - First Day of School for ALL Students - Be ready to zoom all day!

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Save the Date

September 23rd - Picture Day & Chromebook Swap

September 24th - Picture Day & Chromebook Swap

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Back-To-School "To-Do's"

  • Have you completed your child’s Online Verification? Everyone must complete this!
  • Have you applied for free or reduced price benefits?

  • Is your child’s Chromebook charged and ready to go for this upcoming school year? Email Mr. McDonald if your child does not yet have a Chromebook.

  • Have you and your child reviewed the CDL schedule for this school year? Have they chosen a spot to work in at home?

  • Is your family ready to come to Meadow Park for Eagle Days this upcoming week? Review event map.

  • Is your child ready to “meet their teachers” and run through their schedule on Friday the 11th? Zoom links will most likely not be sent until Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.

"Zoom Teacher Meet" - Friday, September 11th

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Picture Day & Chromebook Swap

Picture day is happening! Order forms will be handed out during our Eagle Days drive-through event next week. You can also order picture packages online. Please follow the schedule below and arrive during your assigned time. If you are not able to make it during your assigned time, we are looking into scheduling a “make up” time.


Wednesday, September 23rd

4:15-5:30 = 6th grade last name A-L

5:30-6:30 = 7th grade last name A-L

6:30-7:30 = 8th grade last name A-L


Thursday, September 24th

4:15-5:30 = 6th grade last name M-Z

5:30-6:30 = 7th grade last name M-Z

6:30-7:30 = 8th grade last name M-Z


During our picture day event, we will be swapping out last year’s Chromebooks for new ones. Our new Chromebooks are more durable, contain a stylus, and the screens are nicer. Students will be bringing their old Chromebooks and charger in exchange for the new ones!

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Our Own Mr. Lebsock - National Outstanding History Teacher of the Year

Mike Lebsock - National Outstanding History Teacher of the Year (D.A.R.)
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About Meadow Park Middle School

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