December News & Notes

Meadowview's Monthly Newsletter

We Need Your Help!

https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/

Please help us and take the 5Essentials survey if you have not yet done so.

The reports we receive will give us information to help us improve. However, we won't be able to receive those reports unless we have 20% of our parents take the survey.


Your identity and survey responses are kept completely confidential and are never be connected to you or your child. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be conducted November 15, 2018 through January 18, 2019.


If you have more than one (1) child and they attend the same school, you may participate multiple times. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may participate in the survey for each school. Only one parent per household may participate in the survey.


To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin.

Important Dates

December 6th - 6:30 pm - 3rd & 4th grade musical & 5th & 6th grade chorus at Jefferson

December 7th - 6:30 - PTO Family Game Night - FREE EVENT

December 17th - 7:30 pm - Board of Education Meeting - Jefferson

December 21st - 2:00 pm - PTO Class Parties


December 24th - January 6th - Winter Break NO SCHOOL

School Resumes January 7, 2019

Cold Weather is Here!

We go outside most days for recess. Our deciding factor is when the temperature or wind chill is 20 degrees or below.

If your child cannot go outside for a medical reason, please be sure to send a note from your child's doctor. Otherwise, students do go outside!

When it's cold outside our students need cold weather gear! We go outside most days! Students need warm coats, gloves, hats, and scarves. When it snows they need boots and snow pants if they want to play in the snow! You may want to send an extra pair of pants and socks. No one likes to sit in wet clothes all afternoon!

Family Reading Night

It was awesome to see so many families out for Family Reading Night! Our visitor, "Wilbur" (Daisy) was a big hit! And our teachers did a great job with the Readers' Theatre! The 4th & 6th grade scarecrows were the two big winners!

Principal Coffee in January!

My second Principal Coffee will be Wednesday, January 30th, 6:30-7:30 in the LRC. The topic will be the new Illinois Report Card and Meadowview's designation. Please join me for coffee, tea, and some treats. You'll be able to ask questions about the report card as well as other topics.

Gifted Nominations

Woodridge 68 provides gifted services for students who perform or show the potential to perform at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. Each year all students in grades 2 and 6 are automatically screened.

For students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 7 to be screened, a student must be nominated by a teacher or parent. Nominations are now open, and completed nominations must be received no later than Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

No action is required for students currently receiving gifted services.

Information about the gifted services program and nomination forms can be found on the district website https://www.woodridge68.org/Page/580 and below. Questions should be directed to Leslie Loboda, Gifted Services Coordinator, at lobodal@woodridge68.org or 630-967-2071 or to our Enrichment Specialist Mrs. Jennifer Becker: beckerj@woodridge68.org.

Gentle Reminders

Just a few gentle reminders....

Supervision begins at 8:00 am.

Instruction begins at 8:20 am.

If you bring your child to school after 8:20 am, you need to escort your child into the building and sign him/her in. Thanks for your cooperation in this.

PTO News

The Meadowview PTO is hosting a free family GAME NIGHT on Friday, December 7th from 6:30-8pm. Games will be provided by Fair Game in Downers Grove. They will have a variety of games available to play. And if you love any of them, you can order one to buy! We will also have Bingo in the LRC. And we will be selling light concessions. Come in from the cold and enjoy a fun night at Meadowview!


Also, our online SPIRIT WEAR store is open! Visit www.chitownspirit.com/meadowview (the link is case-sensitive). We have a variety of styles and apparel items, and all orders will be delivered in time for the holidays!


The flyer below has more information.

Keep Morning Drop Off Safe

We want everyone to be safe with winter weather here. Please remember that only buses are allowed through the drive. If you would like to drop off your child closer to the door where they wait, please park your car in the lot and walk them to their door.

Only buses are allowed through the drive during drop off and pick up times. Students are dropped off near Door 13 where we have staff to help them out of the car.


Thank you for your cooperation to keep all our children and staff safe.

SELF Workshop for Girls

Calling all 6th grade girls! Make plans now to attend a fun, educational, and empowering day at the Supporting Each Other to Lift up Females (SELF) Workshop on February 2, 2019! The workshop will help participants explore a variety of topics that adolescent girls deal with on a daily basis including body image, media messages, self-esteem, and beyond. Advance registration is required, so get your permission form in by December 14. Complete details and info packet available below.

6th Grade Field Trip

The 6th graders went on a field trip to visit various places of worship for their Religious Freedom social studies unit. The adults with whom they came in contact at each site were very impressed with their respectful behavior and insightful questions. Ms. Bell, Mrs. Nickels, Ms. Link, Ms. Dudenas, Ms. Danko, Mrs. Love, & Mr. Khan were very impressed as well. The students were very well prepared for their trip and this will help them as they continue their study of the 5 major religions of the world.

Happy Birthday to our November Celebrants!