Meridian Ranch Elementary

Home of the Bulldogs

Friday, May 19, 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

May 22 - Preschool AM Graduation & PM Graduation - Preschool Room

May 25 - Fifth Grade Promotion - MRES Gym 2PM

May 26 - Kindergarten Graduation - MRES Gym 11AM

May 26 - 5th Grade Clap out 12:15PM

May 26 - Early Dismissal 12:40PM

Last week of School!!


Please read through teacher emails as there are many activities and celebrations taking please this last week. The office does not know specific dates and times for classroom organized activities. Please email teachers for more clarification.

Let's make this last week the best week. Remember, we have early release on Friday, May 26th, at 12:40. If you need to order a sack lunch for the last day, please email your child's teacher and let them know by Thursday, May 25th.

Congratulations to the MRES Track & Field Participants!

Coach Ty was able to take qualifying 4th and 5th grades to participate in Track and Field Day at Sand Creek High School on Thursday, May 18th. Weather held out and they had a great time competing against other D49 Elementary Schools.
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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

Moving or Leaving MRES Next Year or Not Attending Falcon Middle School

Are you moving this summer? Transferring to another school? Will you be leaving MRES and not returning for the 2023-2034 school year? Will your 5th grader not attend Falcon Middle School next year? (This does not include 5th graders moving to Falcon Middle School, all 5th graders automatically roll to Falcon Middle, you do not need to register.)

If you said yes to any of these questions, then I need to hear from you! In order to make sure your child's next school receives their records, I need you to complete a withdrawal form. Please email and let Mrs. Donatell know.

Thank you Bulldogs!

Did you Know? Check out this Story

Earlier this year, our third grade classes took part in an art contest for Seven Falls. Two classes (Lentner & Brady) were selected as one of the winners and both classes got to paint and decorate a 4 foot tall chipmunk to go on display at Seven Falls this summer.

This project is to celebrate the 140 Anniversary of Seven Falls. Here is a link to their website if you want more information about hours and opportunities.

Here is also an article and video from Fox21 about the chipmunks. Aaron Lentner and Andrea Brady both went to this press release on Wednesday to reveal the seven chipmunks that will be on display at Seven Fall - two representing from Meridian Ranch Elementary. Way to represent!

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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.