The Panther Pride Newsletter
Meridith-Dunbar Early Childhood Academy-September 1, 2022
A Message From The Principal
It has been an exciting and busy beginning to the school year. I want to thank each of you for your patience and understanding as we work to refine our processes for arrival, dismissal and bus transportation. The students have done an outstanding job learning about school routines. I am excited to share that this has been the best start to the school year that I have ever experienced.
By now, your child's teacher should have shared information about See Saw. See Saw is the learning management system (LMS) that all staff uses to share and receive information from parents. This LMS has a lot of great features like picture sharing, skill practice and messaging. Please reach out to the teacher if you have not received information about See Saw.
If you have questions or concerns, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails are typically returned within 24 hours Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:00. You can also reach me via phone by calling (254)215-6700.
I look forward to working with each of you to support your child in their learning this year.
9/5 Staff/Student Holiday-Labor Day
9/6 Circle Pre-K Assessment Begins
9/12 Big Kahuna Fundraiser*
9/19-9/1723 Constitution Week
9/15-10/15 Hispanic Heritage Month
9/22 Back to School Night @ Meridith-Dunbar Early Childhood Academy from 5:30-6:30
10/7 Fall Pictures*
*Please monitor your child's purple folder for additional information that will be sent home*
Arrival and Dismissal
ArrivalOur doors open each day at 7:15.
Breakfast service in the cafeteria begins at 7:15. Students need to be here by 7:40 to ensure they receive breakfast.
Students arriving after 7:40 are considered late and will miss some free time play acitivities that occur after breakfast.
Dismissal is at 3:20 each day. Please note that we begin the dismissal processes at 2:30 and our office closes to visitors from 2:30-3:45. For this reason, students that must leaver early for appointments must be picked up before 2:30. This process allows us to secure the building and ensure student safety.