Meridian Ranch Elementary
Home of the Bulldogs
Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!
Dear Meridian Ranch Elementary Families,
Welcome back as we kick off an amazing year at Meridian Ranch Elementary ! We are so excited to begin the year, in person, with all of our Bulldogs!
*You are receiving this email because your child(ren) is/are registered at MRES for the 21-22 school year. If this is an error or you need to make enrollment adjustments, please contact our School Registrar at 719-494-2909.
This Highlights newsletter contains all of the information you need to start the year with us - please read through this information.
We are honored you have chosen us as your partner in education. As your entire world walks our hallways each and every day, always know that we are here FOR you and WITH you as we do whatever it takes for our kids together!
See you soon, Bulldogs!
Sheehan Freeman-Todd & Ed Kulbacki
First Day of School - Save the Date
Save the Date - Tuesday, August 3rd K-5 first day of school!
School Hours: 8:30am - 3:40pm, Doors open at 8:15am
July 28 - Teachers return
July 29 - K-5th Classroom Placement Released at 4PM
July 30 - 4-6PM Meet Your Teacher/Back to School Bash
August 2 - Kindergarten Orientation 8:30-11AM - Click Here for Information
August 3 - First Day of School K-5th
August 9 - First Day Preschool
August 11- Picture Day
August 13 - Elementary Assessment day - students attend by appointment only
21-22 Classroom Placements
MRES Meet Your Teacher/Back to School Bash
We can't wait to see you, Bulldogs!
EmpowerFZ- The Falcon Zone
Falcon Zone has a strong tradition that dates back to 1900. That tradition carries on today with six highly successful schools. Falcon Zone offers the following programs: Academy of Health Sciences, Academy of Finance, Academy of Information and Technology, Air Force JROTC, FBLA, Distributive Education Clubs of America, Link Crew, National Honor Society, Student-to-Student program and many others. The zone offers more than 20 advanced placement and CU Succeed classes. Its schools have performed well on CMAS and SAT. While the Falcon Zone greatly honors tradition, we also embrace that our learners today deserve a different learning experience from yesteryear—one that will prepare them to be successful in our ever-changing world.
Through Empower Falcon Zone (EmpowerFZ), we aim to empower our learners by offering three main things:
- Engaging Environments
- Enhanced Opportunities
- Elevated Instruction
We want our students to have more voice and choice in their education. We desire to cater more to their interests and needs, while at the same time providing them with unique, challenging, expanded and blended learning opportunities. We remain focused in our vision is: We want our students to have more voice and choice in their education. We desire to cater more to their interests and needs, while at the same time providing them with unique, challenging, expanded and blended learning opportunities.
More information regarding EmpowerFZ can be found here ---> https://www.d49.org/falcon-zone. Below are video messages from Sue Holmes, Falcon Zone Leader, designed to provide our community with information in regards to instruction and learning in our Zone.
- We are excited to open the Garden Bar for our students. Students will have the opportunity to select fresh fruits and veggies to go with their meals.
- Please keep an eye out for updates regarding the daily menu selections. Due to several shortages and delays, the menu may shift.
- Meals will remain at no cost to students; however, we still encourage you to fill out the free and reduced lunch application to support funding for our school!
Free & Reduced Meal Program
All D49 families are welcome to apply for the federally assisted free and reduced meal program. Many who apply are surprised to discover they qualify. The free and reduced-price meal program provides more than healthy meals for qualifying students, it provides much-needed funds for school districts, and can provide many other benefits to your family as well! Please click here to see if you qualify!
New to District 49? Register and apply online by clicking the link to PaySchools Central
Returning for school year 21-22? Update your D49 PaySchools meal account and re-apply by clicking here. Families must apply annually.
*Paper copies of the application can be picked up and turned in at school as well.
Assistant Principal: Ed Kulbacki
Dean of Students: John Webb
Counselor: Tara McLaughlin
Attendance Assistant: Cassie Donatell
Administrative Assistant: Shari Gaesser