Jaguar News

A Monthly Update for Meadow Ridge Families

Principal's Message - November 2020

Happy November, Meadow Ridge families!

Can you believe we just finished the 7th week of school? Fall is probably my favorite time of year, so naturally I want it to slow down just a bit. Seeing vibrant fall colors in trees, feeling the crisp air, inhaling the ever-present scent of damp leaves and wood smoke...these are all sensory cues for me that it is time to slow down and appreciate the simple things I encounter every day. The last couple of weeks, in particular, I have tried to be very intentional about recognizing the little things that make me smile. Seeing our Jaguars excited for our PAWS celebration, while decked out in their jammies, was at the top of the list! Nearly all smiles extended waaaay up past masks that day, for students and staff alike. It just doesn't get much better than that! :)

Along with the more sentimental side of the fall season comes a more practical side as well. Colder weather is definitely upon us and, with it, the need to make sure students are sent to school with warm coats, gloves, and hats. It takes a fairly extreme temperature or downpour to keep us inside, so please make sure your child is sent to school ready to brave the elements. If your family could use some assistance in making sure this need is covered, please be sure to reach out to us by clicking the link in DW's Corner is available!

Thanks again for sending your Jaguars to us, whether in person or online. As challenging as this year has been, we are thankful for being able to interact with our students and to see them grow each and every day. Please feel free to reach out at any time with questions or concerns, or to simply share some good news with us!


Robin Placzek

Meadow Ridge Principal

DW's Corner

Our Tree of Sharing begins November 13th! The tree will be up in the foyer at school, just like in years past. When you take a tag, please let the secretary know what tag number you chose. Unwrapped gifts are due back by Monday, Dec. 14th. Thank you so much for being the angels who keep this tradition going, even in these challenging times.

If you need a little extra help this holiday season, be it for Thanksgiving dinners or Christmas assistance, please contact me by Nov. 9th. Additionally, if you need assistance with warm winter clothing please contact me as soon as possible. You can reach me at 465-6637 or

In the meantime...Stay kind, be brave, and remember...we can do hard things.


COVID Protocols Are Working!

You have all been great at helping us maintain the option for in-person instruction by doing what you can to limit community spread of COVID-19. Limiting large gatherings, masking up and maintaining physical distance are the best ways to do just that! Click here for a great resource for helping keep you and those around you safe.

Important Dates to Remember

  • 11/10 Dorian's Picture Retake Day
  • 11/11 NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
  • 11/13 Tree of Sharing Begins
  • 11/20 - 12/7 APEX Fundraiser
  • 11/25 - 11/27 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

It Is Almost Time For Our APEX Fundraiser!

We’re so excited to announce that our school is again participating in the Apex Leadership Co program and fundraiser this year, starting on November 20th! In keeping with our continued safety precautions, the Apex team will be joining classes virtually but we will end with a big Fun Run in person as we did last year!! (1 class at a time). This special twist will allow students the ability to still participate in this fun and exciting program.

The donations raised will help to fund ongoing classroom and school needs, such as PE and recess equipment, as well as to eventually bring opportunities for drama, theater, and educational assemblies back to our building (after COVID restrictions are lifted.)

Please click here for more information. Thanks for supporting our school!!!

November PAWS Awards

This month, we have a new weekly PAWS award! Students will be drawn for PAWS awards on Tuesday and will have the rest of the week to redeem their prize. They get to choose one selection from the menu to complete by the end of the week. Click here to see the PAWSOME menu choices!