Meadow Glens Newsletter

September 6, 2022

Safety Drills

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Evacuation, Severe Weather, Lockdown

The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priority. In order to maintain a safe environment for our students to learn, it is necessary that we practice our emergency and crisis response plans routinely. Emergency and fire drills are conducted with our students to run-through our procedures.

An emergency drill may be one of the following:

  • Evacuation
  • Severe Weather
  • Lockdown

We want each student to be aware of the importance of fire drills and not be afraid when the fire alarm is sounded. By practicing they will know what to do and how to do it.

The goals of the training drills are to improve our ability to protect students, save lives and reduce injuries. They allow us to evaluate our emergency operations plan and improve our response skills. The purpose of the emergency drills is to keep the students safe from any danger outside or inside the building.

To protect students, in case of an actual emergency, students will only be released to the parents and/or other adults listed on the student's Emergency Contact list. Please ensure that this information is updated and accurate. It is a good idea to have several trusted adults on the list.

Please remember that these safety practice drills are conducted to help maintain Meadow Glens School as a safe place to learn and work.

This month we will be conducting our first fire drill on 9/12 and another fire drill and an assembly with the Naperville Fire Department on 9/20. On 9/22, we will have a bus on site during the morning and we will practice bus evacuation and safety. Our last practice safety drill for the month will be conducted on 9/29.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Katy Lynch at 630-420-3200.

DuPage County Vision & Hearing Screening

Early identification of potential vision and hearing problems is crucial to academic success. The Illinois Child Vision and Hearing Test Act (410 ILCS 205), mandates vision and hearing screening programs for preschool and school age children.

· Hearing screening is mandated to be offered for students in grades PK, K, 1, 2 and 3.

· Vision screening is mandated to be offered for students in grades PK, K, 2 and 8.

· Hearing and vision screenings are also conducted for transfer students and students who receive special education annually.

The DuPage County Health Department, who conducts these screenings for our students, requires that students wear a mask during the screening, which takes 5-10 minutes.

All parents have the option to opt out of screening. If you do not want your student screened, please notify the health office at your student’s school.

Meadow Glens Vision & Hearing Screening is scheduled on 11/1/2022 and Rescreening is scheduled on 11/17/2022

5th Grade Outdoor Education at Camp Manitoqua!

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Meadow Glens’ 2022 Summer Reading Celebration!

Thank you to all the students participating in our 2022 Meadow Glens’ Summer Reading Contest! As of Friday, September 2, we have a total of 3,884 reading entries! The final day to enter reading submissions is Friday, September 9th. All participating students will be invited to our summer reading celebration from 7:15-8:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 29th. The Meadow Glens’ Summer Reading contest winners will be announced at the celebration!! If you still want to participate, simply go to The Meadow Glens Literacy Site and click the Summer Reading Contest link to enter your reading. Remember each entry should be at least 20 minutes of reading. If you have any questions about Summer Reading or the MG Literacy Site please email Christy Miller at Happy Reading Meadow Glens!!

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Meadow Glens H&S Mums Fundraiser

Add some autumn colors to your garden or front porch with beautiful mums.

We will be offering a variety of colors. Each 8” pot is $12.00.

View photos and place your orders online by September, 14 2022

Pick up orders on Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Click below to shop and pay online!

Cash, check or charge payments available on website check out.

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Remember to wear your best smile on Monday, September 12th!

Picture Day is Monday, September 12th

We have a new company for pictures, so students do not need to bring an order form or money. You'll receive an email when your images are ready to view online. Or, you can search for your gallery at shortly after photos are taken.