Viking News

April 18, 2021

Hello Viking Families,

AzM2 Testing is in full swing at Village Meadows! Our teachers have worked hard this year, even under the most stressful of circumstances, to ensure that students are prepared to and ready for our end of the year assessments. We need your assistance in ensuring that students get a good night's rest and that they come to school with a positive mindset and arrive on time. If you have specific questions about the testing schedule located further down in the this newsletter, please contact your child's teacher.

Please be on the lookout for 21st Century Summer School information that will be release in the 2 weeks. We strongly encourage you to consider signing up your child for this wonderful opportunity to help them get extra support in Reading and Math. Additionally, we will be offering many other exciting classes (LEGOs, Sports Club, Art, just to name a few). Classes will run from May 24-June 17th, M-Th 8:00am-12:00pm.

If you know of a neighbor or friend who has a Kindergarten aged student that will be attending Village Meadows next year, please reach out to them and remind them that NOW is the time to register. The number of teachers we are allocated depends on the number of students that are registered.

With the temperature starting to warm up it is important for students to remain hydrated. Please send a water bottle to school with your child in order to keep them from getting overheated and/or dehydrated.

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Weinman

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures:

The safety and security of our students, staff and families is our priority during each day's student drop-off and pick-up. With that, I am once again asking that the following procedures be respected and adhered to during morning and afternoon drop-off and pick-up:

  • Please do not pull into a handicap parking spots to drop off students. You may park, with the appropriate signage, in a handicap spot and walk your child to the flagpole.
  • If a parent/guardian does not want to exit their car and walk a student to the flagpole the the drive through loop should be utilized.
  • When using the loop please pull as far forward as you can. Staff will motion for students to exit vehicles. Stopping and dropping students off in front of the office doors is unsafe, please do not drop off students until you get passed the safety guard rales.
  • Students MUST exit vehicles from the passenger side doors, they may not exit on driver's side.
  • Please remember that the front loop is a drive-through, therefore, if you are needing to help your child with their seat belt or other items, I invite you to park in our parking lot and walk them to the flagpole.

AzM2 Testing Information:

Please see our AzM2 Testing schedule below. It is going to be very important that students arrive to school on time as students will not be allowed to enter their classroom once testing has begun.
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Dates to Remember:


19th-Progress Reports Go Home

21st-3rd-6th Grade Testing

22nd-3rd grade testing

23rd-Full Day Friday

27th-28th-3rd-6th Grade Testing

29th-5th Grade Testing

30th-Early Release Firday (2:00pm)

From the School Counselor, Mrs. Hoffpauir

Peace means proving you care more about each other than winning an argument.

ASK A KID: • Have you ever heard your parents or teachers say “try to keep the peace”? • What does that saying mean to you? • Think of some times that you were able to be a peacemaker in a situation. This might have happened at school with classmates or at home with siblings. Also, think of a time when you were unable to keep the peace. How did each scenario make you feel? What was the outcome in both situations?

ASK A GROWN UP: • Have there been times as an adult when you were unable to keep the peace? Discuss the circumstances, the people involved and the outcome. • Now, share a time when you were able to be the peacemaker. Discuss specific positive contrasts from the example when you weren’t able to keep the peace.