Meadow Creek Monday Message

December 14

Meadow Creek’s mission is to promote learning by challenging all to reach their potential

in a safe, nurturing environment by communicating, collaborating and congratulating!

Chapter 3: Engage for Positive Climate

These are the five actions you can take to create a positive climate and give every student a chance to learn in your classroom.

1. Raise the bar

2. Manage mind-body states

3. Establish "we are family"

4. Sustain emotional positivity

5. Teach positive social and emotional responses

From Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind by Eric Jensen

Thank you to the Champions of Chapter 3! Think about what we learned from this chapter and see what you can use this week to help your students!

Save our Copier!

The small copier is for just a few copies, 5 to be exact, it is not built to make multiple copies of class sets. Be sure to use Stephanie. She is quick and helpful, if you get your copies turned in at least 24 hours a head of time.

Please do not use the small copier to make copies for your entire class. If you have an emergency, leave it with Peggy, Diane or Doreen and we will get it copied for you.

HJH Band and Choir

We will have the HJH Band and Choir perform on Wednesday, December 16 at 8:15 in the gym. We will not do announcements this morning so we chance time to get everyone in the gym, seated and ready to go at 8:15. We will start seating with the 6th and 5th grade first so please have the students ready to start coming down as soon as the 8:00 bell rings.

Holiday Parties

Our classroom parties are at 2:00 on Thursday. Please remind parents that they will need to have a volunteer background check to be able to be a part of the parties. They can complete this on line through the HEB ISD web page.

Friday Events

Friday will be pajama day!

We will have Harmony perform for us in the gym on Friday at 9:45. Santa is scheduled to arrive by helicopter at 11:40. We will get you a map of the general location for your grade level to stand outside on the playground. We will have a rain plan just in case!

We will have a different lunch and recess schedule on Friday so that everyone can have time for Santa and lunch!

Meadow Creek Faculty Christmas Party

Thank you to Social Committee for a fun and festive holiday party. It was nice to see so many people at Fuzzy's last week! All of the games were a lot of fun!


Don't forget to pick up your freshly made pizzas on Tuesday, December 15. The Food Truck will be parked right outside the school for you to pick up your order! It is always nice when you don't have to pack a lunch! Pizza's not picked up after 12:30 will be brought into the teacher's lounge with your name on them.

PTA Dessert Extravaganza!

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 16 for the annual Meadow Creek Dessert Extravaganza! Delicious homemade desserts will be our prize.....depending on your number, you will have a delicious treat to take home for your family to enjoy! We will gather in the cafeteria...hurry down to get your number!


We need to be taking attendance on your computer twice a day, once at 8:15 and the second one at 9:45. The 9:45 attendance is the official submission so be sure you are doing it at 9:45, even if nothing has changed from the 8:15 submission.

Thank you for keeping your web page updated on your home page and on your MOOSE weekly assignment pages. This is another way to provide customer service and to make great first impressions with potential families!

Be sure you are traveling with your students in the hallways at all times. Your presence alone will reinforce the CHAMPS behavior that we expect of all students.

December Birthdays

December 4 - Ana Natal

December 6 - Carol Lindsey

December 11 - Jenny Tatarevich

December 16 - Paul Jenkins

December 19 - Rebecca Cotton

December 22 - Diane West

December 28 - Amy Ruby

December 31 - Kristen Reese

Professional Development

December 14

K-2 Science Preview

December 15

6th grade ELA Preview

Be sure you are registered for the January 18 District PD sessions! Put this on your to do list before you leave on Friday!

Important Dates

December 14 - Meadow Creek Christmas Luncheon

December 16 - Harwood Band and Choir at 8:15 AM

December 16 - Meadow Creek PTA Dessert Extravaganza after school

December 17 - Christmas Parties at 2:00 PM

December 18 - Harmony performs! 9:45 in gym, pajama day or jeans day!

December 18 - Santa arrives

December 18 - Winter Break begins

January 4 - Return to school

January 7 - Meadow Creek Spelling Bee for grades 3 -6

January 8 - 3rd Grade dictionary presentation 9:00 in cafeteria

January 13 - IBI presentation to 6th grade at 1:30

January 15 - Noon dismissal, 1:15 Staff Team Huddle for Apex Fun Run

January 15 - MP PD

January 18 - District PD Day

January 19 - Apex Fun Run, in the gym at 8:30