Meadowview News and Notes
Mark Your Calendar!
Monday, April 7th - Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant Fundraiser
Tuesday, April 8th - After School Clubs Begin
Tuesday, April 8th - Meadowview Battle of the Books
Wednesday, April 9th - Kindergarten Pre-registration 4:00pm-7:00pm - Meadowview
Thursday, April 10th - Kindergarten Pre-registration 1:00pm-6:00pm - Meadowview
Thursday, April 10th - PTO Meeting 7:00pm - Meadowview LRC
Friday, April 11th - Face to Face Assembly 9:00am for Gr. 4,5,6 & 10:00am for Gr. K-3
Monday, April 14th - Online Registration Opens for the 2014-2015 School Year
Tuesday, April 15th - Market Day Pick-Up 5:00pm-6:00pm - Meadowview LRC
Wednesday, April 16th - District Battle of the Books - Jefferson Junior High
Wednesday, April 16th - We will be following a Friday schedule
Thursday, April 17th - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Museum of Science and Industry
Thursday, April 17th - Report Cards Issued
Friday, April 18th - NO SCHOOL - Spring Holiday
Monday, April 21st - 6th Grade Parent Meeting 6:30pm - Jefferson Junior High
Wednesday, April 23rd - 6th Grade Visits Jefferson Junior High 8:40am-10:45am
Thursday, April 24th - Open House/Ice Cream Social 6:30pm - Meadowview
Friday, April 25th - Preschool Screening
Saturday, April 26th - Young Authors Conference 9:00am-12:30pm - Jefferson Junior High
Monday, April 28th - School Board Meeting 7:30pm - Jefferson Junior High
Tuesday, April 29th - Second Year Band Tour 1:15pm - Meadowiew Gym
Wednesday, April 30th - First Grade Field Trip to Brookfield Zoo
Please also make note of some important May dates...
Thursday, May 1st - EARLY DISMISSAL Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:00pm-8:00pm
Friday, May 2nd - NO SCHOOL Parent/Teacher Conferences 11:00am-4:00pm
Monday, May 5th - Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 7th - 1st/2nd Grade Musical and 5th/6th Gr. Chorus Assembly 1:15pm
Wednesday, May 7th - 1st/2nd Grade Musical and 5th/6th Chorus Concert PM - JJH
Thursday, May 8th - Sixth Grade Field Trip to Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, May 8th - Talent Show Tryouts 3:00pm
Thursday, May 8th - PTO Meeting 7:00pm - Meadowview LRC
Friday, May 9th - Pro Kids Assembly 1:00pm for Gr.4,5,6 and 2:00pm for Gr.K-3
Friday, May 9th - Family Night (Free Pro Kids Show) -7:00pm Jefferson Junior High
Tuesday, May 13th - Market Day Pick-Up 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 13th - Thursday, May 15th - Book Fair
Thursday, May 15th - Early Childhood Field Trip to Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Thursday, May 15th - Family Reading Night/Book Fair
Friday, May 16th - NO SCHOOL Teacher Inservice
Friday, May 16th - 6th Grade DARE Lock-in 7:00pm - Jefferson Junior High
Monday, May 19th - School Board Meeting 7:30pm - Jefferson Junior High
Thursday, May 22nd - Talent Show Practice 3:00pm
Friday, May 23rd - Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in the Evening
Monday, May 26th - NO SCHOOL Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 27th - Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 3:00pm
Wednesday, May 28th - Meadowview Talent Show 1:00pm
Wednesday, May 28th - Evening Talent Show 6:00pm
Thursday, May 29th - Last Day of After School Clubs
Friday, May 30th - Student Council/Patrol Field Trip
Please also make note of some important June dates...
Monday, June 2nd - Board of Education Meeting 7:00pm - JJH
Tuesday, June 3rd - Field Day for Grades 1st-5th
Thursday, June 12th - Last Day of School
Illinois 5Essentials Survey
Currently our parent response rate for the Illinois 5Essentials Survey sits at 9% participation. We do not get a report from the state unless 30% of our parents participate in the survey. Please take five minutes to complete the online survey. Your participation is appreciated and is used to make Meadowview the best it can be! Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will not be connected to you or your child. Click here to take the survey.
District 68 Kindergarten Pre-Registration!
Pre-registration for all children who will be eligible for entrance to Woodridge School District 68 kindergarten classes for the 2014-15 school year will be held at the school your child(ren) will attend on the dates and times shown below:
Wednesday, April 9th
Thursday, April 10th
To be eligible for kindergarten attendance for the 2014-15 school year, children must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2014. Anyone seeking to enroll a student must present the following:
Student’s Birth Certificate (Original or certified copy issued by the County – Hospital copy not accepted)
At this time, you will be given a Registration Form, Home Language Survey, Parent Permission for Field Trips and Photographs and Videos, and Physical Examination Forms. Physical examinations, dated within one year prior to entrance, by a licensed physician, are necessary for entry into kindergarten. Documentation of all immunizations, with exact dates must be provided. Proof of the above requirement must be presented before the first day of school. A dental exam by a licensed dentist, as well as a vision examination by a licensed eye doctor, is also required.
Additional information can be found on the Woodridge School District website (www.woodridge68.org) under >Departments >Health Services.
Toward the end of this school year, you will receive via postal mail, a registration packet with instructions on completing the registration process. Complete registration information will also be posted on the district website.
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Bilingual Parent Representation
If you have any questions regarding our Gifted programming, please contact Dr. Kelly Neylon, our District's Gifted Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-967-2071.
- Students who are gifted perform, or show the potential for performing, at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. These students exhibit high performance capacity in intellectual ability, creativity, leadership, and/or a specific academic field. Gifted students can be identified in any cultural group or within any economic stratum and require special instruction, services, and/or activities not ordinarily provided by the general education program.
- Students in grades 2 and 6 took the CogAT to assist in determining eligibility for Gifted services. You should have received the results prior to spring break.
- Please go to the Gifted Website for more information.
Physical Education News
Recently in physical education class, Meadowview students just completed a floor hockey unit right before the start of spring break. It was a fun and exciting time filled with much learning, and as for many students, it was their first time engaging in floor hockey. This being part of the goal of physical education so as to give students exposure to games, sports, and skills that may not be familiar with, but can nonetheless enjoy! Students learned many basic skills such as how to hold a hockey stick properly, stick handling, passing, and even shooting goals while Mr. Khan was the goalie, which was a thrill for many of our students! Students will begin a comprehensive volleyball unit which will hopefully be a great time for individual improvement and teamwork. Can’t wait!
From the Art Studio
First graders are being introduced to the art room Fiber Center by learning how to sew. So far they have learned how to thread a needle and tie a knot. Next they will be learning how to sew a basic running stitch and stitching a picture on burlap with yarn.
Second graders have been learning about fibers as we opened the Fiber Center. We explored cotton plants, sheep, and silk worms as sources for fibers that are used in clothing. Students have the opportunity to card the wool (comb it), spin it into yarn with a drop spindle and learn how to weave a small rug.
Third graders have begun creating clay animals. They have been learning how to make strong connections that will last.
Fourth graders just finished creating clay fish. Students created strong connections with the clay, learned various ways to make texture on the fish body and showed movement by positioning the fish in a bent or curved form. After firing the fish will be painted.
Fifth graders have been busy creating organic forms starting with a flat slab of clay. The forms are taking on interesting animal and human features. Students are reviewing how to make strong connections using clay slip and also how to create details in a face.
Sixth graders are finishing up their perspective drawings. Bold colors and converging lines make the drawings appear to be three dimensional, with spheres that are floating in space.
Kindergarten is in the midst of their music and literature unit. We will be learning many songs that are also stories. We will be introduced to the books as we learn each song. So far we have learned “Go Tell Aunt Rhody,” Oh A Hunting We Will Go” and “Down By the Bay.”
The first and second graders are working hard on their musical “A Race to the Finish.” We will be performing for family and friends on May 7th at Jefferson Junior High.
Third grade has begun their folk dance unit. We are singing the folk songs to accompany the new folk dances and games we learn.
The fourth graders just enjoyed a field trip to DGN where we heard a concert that connected music to the visual arts. We heard pieces from the movies, video game and one inspired by a famous work of art by Georgia O’Keefe.
The fifth graders continue to play the recorders. We are working on improving our playing technique as well as learning new notes and songs. We are currently on our last song, “Ode to Joy.”
The sixth graders have begun discussing the instruments of the orchestra. At the moment we are concentrating on the string family.
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!