November News & Notes

Meadowview's Monthly Newsletter

Parent Teacher Conference Scheduling

Parent Teacher conferences will be scheduled by YOU! You get to decide when to see your child's teacher. The scheduler on Skyward will open on Friday, November 3rd, after school. There will be TWO events at Jefferson Junior High where you can get help to schedule your conference. The first is Tuesday, November 14th from 5-8 and the second is on Thursday, November 16th from 5-8.

All of the teachers will be available to speak with you, so please make appointments with our PE teacher, our art teacher, our EL teachers, and our special education teachers.

If you have questions, please let us know! We would be happy to help you!

The document below gives you clear directions.

Wilson Makes his Debut at the Walk-a-Thon!

Walk-a-Thon Success!

The Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser was a huge success! Thanks to all the parents, sponsors, kids and staff for a great event. The weather wasn't as cooperative as we would have liked, but having it indoors didn't faze us!

I would like to thank everyone for their patience as I asked the PTO to hold off on announcing the totals and the winners until I could schedule an assembly with the entire school. We had a lot of things going on right after the event; Outdoor Education with 5th grade and field trips with other grades! I wanted students to be together to learn how their efforts impacted not only our school, but others! So, thanks for being patient.

The students were so excited to learn that they made over $8,000 total! They also loved how Feed My Starving Children - THEIR choice of charities - will recieve 5% of that total! Wilson the Fox was on hand to help them all celebrate! ALL of our students, and especially the PTO, can be proud of their efforts! I know I am a VERY proud principal!

PTO Update

Thank you, Meadowview students and families, for your participation in our first ever Walk-A-Thon. It was a huge success! Our Meadowview students raised over $8000 for our school, with a portion going to Feed My Starving Children! We would also like to thank everyone who came to our Halloween Dance. The Monster Bash was a hit!

Our next PTO Meeting is on Thursday, November 9th at 6:30pm in the LRC. Please note the change in date! Childcare will be provided. We hope to see you all there. And please save-the-date for our fall Scholastic Book Fair which will be held from Thursday, November 16 until Tuesday, November 21st. Students will be visiting the book fair with their classes on November 16th or 17th. And we will be open during Family Reading Night and parent-teacher conferences.

The holidays are just around the corner, and so are the Meadowview holiday parties! If you are interested in being a room parent and helping organize the classroom parties, please sign up with this link. You just sign up under your child's teacher. This year, room parent sign up is completely online. Thank you!

Cold Weather is Coming!

Cold weather is coming, if it hasn't already visited! Our kids go outside every day for 30 minutes! Please be sure your child has a hat and gloves with their coat! The only time we don't go outside is if the temperature or wind chill is below zero at the time of recess!

If kids want to play in the snow, they may! Boots, snowpants, gloves and hats help keep everyone dry and warm! Please send extra clothing to school for your child to keep in their locker, especially socks, and pants! When students get wet at recess, changing into dry clothes makes the afternoon much more comfortable! We do have extra clothes in the office, but sometimes students don't like to wear those.

We will have early entrance if it is raining (and when it is extremely cold-below zero). Students enter the building and wait in the hallways, and by their lockers, with patrols and on duty teachers, before their classrooms are open.

Red Ribbon Week

We had lots of fun during Red Ribbon Week. This week is set aside to help us focus on ways to be drug free! We had a door decorating contest, a daily participation raffle, and very fun spirit days! One part of the week was #MisFitStrong! MisFitStrong is a day to celebrate differences and stand up against bullying! We asked kids & teachers to wear misfit socks! Our student leaders did a great job of leading this week! Congrats to all our winners and to all our students for working to be Drug Free!

Mayor Cunningham Visits!

Our second graders were surprised by a visit from the Mayor of Woodridge! They had been learning all about how our community works. Mayor Cunningham heard about it and came to visit to talk about her role in our community! They were a very good audience and they learned a great deal from the Mayor!

Family Reading Night - November 16th 6:30 pm at Meadowview

Join us for a special Meadowview Family Reading Night, Thursday, November 16th 6:30 pm at Meadowview! We have some very special activities planned for this evening! Our Family Reading Night team has been planning since October to bring you great night!

Family Reading Night is Sponsored by:

  • Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, Jesse White
  • The Illinois Center for the Book
  • Illinois Reads, a project of the Illinois Reading Council.

Family Reading Night is an annual statewide event held the third Thursday in November to encourage families to spend quality time reading together.

Upcoming Dates!

Friday, November 3rd

  • Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler opens - online 4:00 pm

Wednesday, November 8th

  • Picture retakes Meadowview

Thursday, November 9th

  • PTO Meeting 6:30 pm in the LRC

Monday, November 13th

  • BOE Meeting 7:30 JJH

Tuesday, November 14th

  • Conference Sign Up Help 5:00pm JJH

Thursday, November 16th

  • Last day of After School Programming
  • Book Fair Opens - LRC
  • Conference Sign Up Help 5:00pm JJH
  • Family Reading Night 6:30 pm at Meadowview

Monday, November 20th

  • Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00 - 8:00 pm at Meadowview

Tuesday, November 21st

  • Parent Teacher Conferences 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at Meadowview

Wednesday, November 23rd - Friday, November 25th

  • No School - Thanksgiving Break

Lost and Found

We have a great deal of clothing in our lost and found bin! We will be putting all the items out on tables for conferences. You are welcome to come in anytime to go through it and see if you can find something that your child lost! Anything not retreived by December 20th will be donated to the Salvation Army.