Peek at the Week

Week of October 12, 2020

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CALENDAR

Monday, Oct. 12 - 16

  • National School Lunch Week (see information below)


Monday, Oct. 12

  • Columbus Day
  • Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • PTO Zoom Meeting Link Will Be Emailed To Parents
  • Students can Bring in Small Percussion Instruments for Music (see information below)
  • 6:30 pm - Andover Board of Education Meeting @ District Office

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Wednesday, Oct. 14
  • Mrs. Brown's Birthday (Psychologist)
  • 5 - 9 pm - Freddy's PTO Fundraiser Night (see information below)

Thursday, Oct. 15

Friday, Oct. 16

FAMILY PLAYBOOK

This is a “living” document and a place that you can go for the latest information about the school year.

COVID REFRESHER

If your child is being tested for COVID please let us know. The student will remain home until the test results are back. We will require a copy of the test results to return. Only the student testing is excused from school, all siblings are to continue attending.


If a parent is being tested, students are still to attend school until those test results come back positive.


We are approaching cough/cold and flu season. The same rules about illness apply from previous years. If a student has a fever, vomits or has diarrhea they are to remain home until they are fever/vomit/diarrhea free for 24 hours without medication. Please do not medicate your child prior to school.


If you child is not feeling well and you are unsure what your next step is regarding school attendance, please ask. I am more then happy to answer questions!


Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions or concerns.

Jessica Collins RN.

218-4630 ext.3

collinsj@usd385.org

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Rhythm Kits

What: Rhythm Kits for Kindergarten through 5th Grade

When: Starting next week. Monday, October 12th

Why: So the students will have his/her own instrument bag with percussion instruments inside. This will cut down on having to disinfect as many items daily.


Directions: Students may begin bringing small percussion instruments that are in Gallon Sized Baggies, labeled with the students’ names. The instruments will be stored in the music room. They will be separated by grade level and by class tub. Hand sanitizer will be used prior to using the kits and the instruments will be sanitized after each use.


What to bring: Small items that can be tapped, scraped, or rattled such as a maraca, drum, or rhythm stick would all be appropriate. Please do not buy any instruments. The students are challenged to look around the house and see what can be used as a rhythm instrument for class. They are instructed to get Parent Approval prior to bringing the item to school.


This will be exciting to see what the students create as they will perform some wonderful rhythmic performances that we will share with you, so stay tuned. If you have any questions please reach out by email. I read these daily and will get back to you as soon as I can.


Musically Yours,

Mrs. Middleton

middlete@usd385.org

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CONFERENCE MEALS

Hello Meadowlark Families,


Please help us support our staff during conferences by signing up to bring an item for their lunch and dinner time on Thursday, October 29th. Items maybe homemade or bought from a store since it is the adult that we are serving and not students of USD 385. Hot and cold food items need to be brought to school by 10:00am on Thursday the 29th. Non perishable items may be brought to school during the week of conferences. There is a total of 26 staff that we will be serving. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by sending me an email.


Thank you so much for all that you do for our school!

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Even though Box Tops has gone digital, there are still some products out there that have unexpired traditional clips. If you see the traditional clip on the box, you can still get credit for those as long as they are not expired!

We know getting traditional Box Tops to school this year might be challenging for families. Your safety is important to us, and we want to make sure your school can earn as much as possible during these unprecedented times. That's why we're opening up our fall submission process to ALL Box Tops supporters this year.


Follow the step-by-step instructions on our website to safely submit your clips so they count toward our school's fall check. You can also watch the simple how-to video below for further instructions.

All Box Tops submissions must be postmarked by November 2 to be included in your school's next check. Only unexpired clips will be accepted, and your Coordinator will be notified as soon as your Box Tops are processed. All submissions received by the deadline can take up to 3 weeks to process from that November 2 deadline.

Thank you for your patience and continued support!


https://www.boxtops4education.com/Consumer-Login-Page?returnUrl=/Consumer%20Submit%20Box%20Tops

How to Submit Box Tops Clips

Check out this quick video to see how to correctly submit your Box Tops and earn for your school this fall!

BOX TOP FOR EDUCATION

For over 20 years, Box Tops for Education has given families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products they already buy.

Now you can simply scan your store receipt with the Box Tops mobile app to identify participating products and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.


SHARE WITH FRIENDS

It's easy! Go to "Invite Friends" on your Account screen, where you can share via email, text message, social media and more.


Box Tops collected so far: $145.80

Our goal for this year is: $1,000


1. Download the BOX TOP app

2. Choose MEADOWLARK ELEMENTARY in ANDOVER, KS

3. Shop!

4. Scan your receipts

5. The app detects any items that earn box tops

6. See your earnings and how the school is doing!

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TEACHER FACEBOOK PAGES

See what's happening in our classrooms!

Click on the pictures to open their Facebook page!

CHECK IN AND OUT PROCEDURES

Checking students out

Office staff will conduct all signing in and out of students. Parents may call to check-out students and then the student is sent out to the parent with visual identification. For in-person checking out, once a student is checked out, the parent will go back to their vehicle and the student will be sent out by the office. School Phone Number: 316-218-4630


Checking students in

Staff members will check students in to create a touchless system. Students need to have temperature checked before proceeding to class if they are arriving for the first time that day.