August 21, 2022
A note from Ms. Watts, Your Principal
What a great first week!
It has been wonderful to see so many families and students back in the building! We have missed you. I'd also like to take the opportunity to welcome the new families in our community. We have so many new students (in addition to kindergarteners) in our school this year! We welcome you to our Meadow Lakes family!
As we work through getting back into the routine of school, please know you can reach out to our staff or myself at any point with questions, comments, suggestions or concerns. We are here to make sure your child has the absolute best and most positive school experience possible. We seek to produce kids with high achievement, healthy self-esteem, and pro-social skills that will serve them through life. It's a strong partnership between home and school that helps us achieve that goal.
Our First PLC Monday is tomorrow!
Tomorrow, 8/22/22, is our first week with the delayed start on Monday. Remember, our staff district-wide are using the first hour of school on Mondays to work together to focus on improving instruction and student achievement.
Students can be dropped off at 10:05 a.m. on Mondays. Buses will have later pick up times (typically an hour later than the Tues-Fri pick up time). School will start for all kids at 10:15 a.m.
Dismissal time remains the same at 3:45 p.m. every day throughout the week.
Have questions? Check out the website or call us at (907) 352-6100.
We need your input!
We would love to get community input and feedback regarding recess for students in our school. If you've got about two minutes to spare, could you please complete the survey found here?
Bus cancellations this week will continue to impact our community on Wednesday and Thursday.
There will not be bus service on Wednesday for students on buses 80, 82, 83, and 84.
There will not be bus service on Thursday for students on buses 81, 85, 86, and 87.
Please be sure to enter your transportation plans for the afternoon for your student(s) in School Dismissal Manager.
Special Education routes are not impacted by bus cancellations.
Further information will be announced by the end of this week.
Want to Volunteer?
If you're wanting to get involved, we've got opportunities for you!
- Contact your classroom teacher to help with classroom projects, parties, or small group activities like reading with kids.
- Join our Title I planning team by emailing Ms. Watts. Our Title team assesses student need, sets an annual budget for how to use resources to meet needs, and plans our Family nights. We need you!
- If you're interested in assisting with clubs before or after school, please give us a call!
KDG and 1st Grade Bus Riders
Parents or guardians are required to be at bus stops with kindergarten and first grade students during afternoon drop off. If you are unable to be at your child's stop, or would like to appoint another adult or sibling as the person allowed to greet your student, please complete this form. Paper copies will also go home with each student. Forms can be returned to school.
Parents Right To Know
Each year, districts and Title I schools are required to provide information to parents, as well as opportunities for them to be involved in the educational decisions that impact their children. Parents have the right to inquire about the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher and/or paraprofessional. This information is explained to parents in the attached Right to Know letter. Distribution of this letter is a requirement under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) detailed under section 1111(h)(6)(A).
Band is starting for 4th and 5th graders!
Practices will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:15-9:00 a.m.
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Choir is starting for 3rd-5th grades!
Practices will be Thursdays and every other Friday, 8:15a.m.-9a.m.
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Cross Country with Coach Whitmer
We're starting cross country THIS MONDAY, 8/22, after school. 3rd-5th graders are welcome to join. Paper permission slips were sent home this week and must be returned prior to staying after for practice.
Practices are Monday-Thursday starting this week and ending 9/27. The district-wide meet for 4th and 5th grade only is at PHS on 9/28.