Meadowview News and Notes

February 2016

Inspiring Education and Innovation

In partnership with family and community, Woodridge School District 68 provides a comprehensive educational foundation for all children in a safe, caring environment, preparing them to be productive, responsible, and successful members of society.

Mark Your Calendar!

Monday, February 1st - Buffalo Wild Wings PTO Fundraiser

Monday, February 1st - Board of Education Meeting, 7:30pm, JJH

Thursday, February 4th - Smencil Fundraiser During the Lunch Hour

Friday, February 5th - Smencil Fundraiser During the Lunch Hour

Wednesday, February 10th - Papa's Pizza PTO Restaurant Fundraiser

Thursday, February 11th - Half Day of School for Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • No School for EC/Pre-K
  • Half-day schedule for K-6
  • Kindergarten sessions will be AM 8:20 to 10:00 and then PM students attend from 10:00 to 11:40 AM
  • Grades 1-6 dismissal at 11:40 AM

Friday, February 12th - No School, Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday, February 15th - No School, Presidents Day

Thursday, February 18th - PTO Meeting, 6:30pm, EC/PreK representing

Friday, February 19th - 5th Grade Robert Crown Field Trip in AM

Friday, February 19th - PTO Movie Night, 6:30pm

Monday, February 22nd - School Board Meeting, 7:30pm, JJH

Thursday, February 25th - Band Concert (PM)

Mayor of Woodridge, Gina Cunningham, and Dr. Skinner, Superintendent of D68 Schools, Visit Meadowview Student Council

Miss Wright and Mr. Khan do a wonderful job sponsoring Meadowview Student Council. Last week, Mayor Gina Cunningham and Dr. Skinner listened to a presentation by Student Council. Our student leaders did an amazing job presenting the highly effective habits of student leaders. Sixth-grade student, Gabe Johnson, did a phenomenal job hosting our special guests.

Upcoming Student Council Events...

February Meeting: February 19th 3:00-4:00PM –Brainstorm Ideas for Talent Show

Brookdale Lisle Assisted Living Center Visit: February 6th

Feed Our Starving Children: Date coming soon!!!

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Outdoor Education Fundraiser

Each year, our fourth-grade students attend an overnight outdoor education field trip. To alleviate the cost for families, the fourth graders raise funds throughout the year prior through various fundraisers. Please support next year's fourth graders by allowing your child to purchase Smencils this week on Thursday and Friday during the lunch hour. Every little bit helps and goes directly to reducing the outdoor ed tuition cost for families. All you need to do is send cash to school with your child.

Important Notes and Reminders

  • Thanks so much for supporting our spring field day by attending our winter dance.
  • Please contact your child's classroom teacher if you haven't yet returned the parent/teacher conference form.
  • Please use the links at the bottom of this page to connect with us via Twitter, PTO Facebook, PTO Website, and our District 68 Facebook.
  • Attendance is critical. Your child will not be excused from school for vacations. If your child has a legitimate reason to miss school, please notify the school before 10am on the day of the absence - 630-969-2390. If we do not receive a call or note from you and cannot get a hold of you, we will call the police to conduct a well-being check.

PTO News and Information

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Winter Dance! Special thank you to Mr. Khan and Ms. Wright for hosting such a fun night for our community!

The next PTO meeting is Thursday, February 18th at 6:30pm in the LRC! Childcare will be provided! We’ll be talking about the Fun Fair.

FREE Family Movie Night – Friday, February 19th at 6:30pm in the gym! More details to come!

February Restaurant Fundraisers – Take a night off from cooking!

· Monday, February 1 – Buffalo Wild Wings (Seven Bridges)

· Wednesday, February 10 – Papa’s Pizza Place

February Manna – Gift card orders due 2/5 and will be delivered on 2/12

Fun Fair is March 4th, but planning in under way! We will have a Fun Fair meeting on Monday, February 22nd at 6:30pm at Roundheads Join us! Our annual Fun Fair is Meadowview’s biggest event with fun for the whole family and fundraising to provide programs for Meadowview students. Please consider volunteering! Your commitment could be as little as a couple of hours or you may want to join multiple committees. The more people involved, the more we can offer at the Fun Fair. This is a great opportunity to volunteer and to be involved in a fun Meadowview tradition!

Also, do you have any special talents or would you or your employers be willing to donate items or services to our silent auction? For example: Photography Services, Sporting Event Tickets, Thirty-one Bags, Haircuts, Coupons, Museum passes, Massages, Landscaping Services, etc. We are open to anything! PTO is a tax-exempt organization which means all donations are tax deductible! Contact for more information and the tax-exempt letter. Thank you in advance!

Coming up in March… FUN FAIR 4/4, Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser 4/7, PTO Meeting 4/10

Looking for PTO news and updates? Visit the new website and our PTO Facebook page!

PTO provides interactive science activities facilitated by Mrs. Zriny. Check out what we've been up to...

Art News from Mrs. Johnson

1st graders finally were able to glaze the clay bowls that we made back in November. The glaze will make them shiny and also able to hold liquids. They have also been busy working in the media centers. Making choices and problem solving is a huge part of creating art. Students are learning how to make creative decisions and problem solve as they draw, collage, and paint their artwork.

2nd graders are learning about geometric forms and are now creating homes for their clay animals.

The 3rd graders have been learning about value, the lightness and darkness of color. We practiced mixing colors with white or black to create a variety of values. We are using this knowledge to incorporate value into our paintings.

4th graders have just completed creating fish and birds out of clay. We focused on making strong clay connections and adding texture to our projects.

The 5th graders have been working on making their artwork look more three-dimensional. They have been practicing creating various values by using a shading technique.

The 6th graders have been exploring the artwork of Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet and Motley. While looking at the artwork, we have had discussions and also done some comparing and contrasting. This will help us when we go on our upcoming field trip to the Art Institute in Chicago.

PE News from Mr. Khan

We have a busy month ahead in Meadowview Physical Education and lots of learning to take place! Students in grades 3-6 will be completing a 'create-a-dance' section of the dance unit where they will create a 32-count dance to perform in front of their classmates. Many have loved this in years past, and we expect the same this year.

Students will put their creativity and teamwork together to create a dance that they wish to choreograph themselves. How cool! In basketball, students will be completing the unit by learning the BEEF method of shooting while rounding up the unit with small games, which many are looking forward to, including myself! I'm very excited to see skills learned in dribbling, passing, and shooting, and applying that into a game-play setting.

After our hybrid dance/basketball unit is completed, students will begin the floor hockey unit, which I've been receiving questions about since September. Perhaps because many have been informed about new hockey sticks that have been purchased for student use and students are so excited to use them. Skills such as stick handling, passing, and everyone's favorite, shooting, will be taught and applied in a game setting. Can't wait!

Lastly, I'd like to thank all those who attended our Winter Dance on January 22. Your attendance and support is so greatly appreciated. Go Meadowview!

Building-Wide Expectations

At Meadowview, we expect all students to be respectful, responsible, and safe. Please see our building-wide expectations below to support your child in consistently meeting these expectations.
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Breakfast and Lunch Menus

February Breakfast Menu

Please note, if your child eats breakfast at school, please ensure that he/she arrives at 8:00am so that breakfast can be enjoyed before instruction begins at 8:20am.

February Lunch Menu

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