September 11, 2022
In This Issue:
- From Mrs. Barry
- Curriculum Night - THIS WEEK!
- Student ID Badges
- Handbook Reminders
- Counselors' Connection
- Health Fitness Update & News
- Canvas Login Info
- After-School Sports @ FamilyPoint
- MWE Master Schedule
- MWE One Pager
- MWE Calendar of Events
- Spartinaires Spaghetti Supper
- Carnival Tickets
- Eagle Excellence Fund
- Project Study submission deadline
- Host a Fall Party
- Sponsorship Opportunities
- Happy Birthday Marquee
- Spirit Wear Purchases
- Yearbook Purchases
- Library & Hands-on Science Volunteers
- Calendar Updates
- Save the Dates
From Mrs. Barry
As we continue into September, I want to thank everyone for their attention to our new safety and security protocols. As I mentioned before, I know some of these new processes do cause a bit of inconvenience. Believe me, it isn’t always easy for our staff, either! However, the safety of our Eagles is our highest priority, and we will continue to do everything we can to ensure they are secure at Meadow Wood.
To this point, we will be issuing student identification badges tomorrow. A letter went home on Friday regarding this, and you can also read it below. If you have any questions regarding the badges or any other of our security measures, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or to Mrs. Watson, who serves as our campus safety officer.
I also want to encourage all of you to attend your child’s Curriculum Night this week (see information below). This is a wonderful opportunity for you to hear from the teachers and learn what happens in class. From curriculum to field trips, you’ll get the scoop on all grade-level things! We hope to see you there!
I am so excited about the wonderful things happening at Meadow Wood, and I am very proud of our partnership! Great happens here!
Curriculum Nights - THIS WEEK!
- Tuesday, September 13: PreK and Kinder
- Wednesday, September 14: First and Second Grades
- Thursday, September 15: Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades
All nights will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and you will report to your child's homeroom. Topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to:
Team Discipline Plan
HB 4545 (4th/5th)
If your child is in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, you will rotate through all of their teachers. This event is for adults only. Looking forward to seeing you!
Student ID Badges
As of September 12, 2022 , we will be distributing our new MWE IDs and lanyards for our students to wear daily as per our SBISD Safety policy protocol. Please be sure that your students understand that they are to bring and wear their MWE ID badges daily.
Here is the MWE student badge policy:
● Students must wear ID badges on an approved lanyard at all times while on campus. Badges are to be kept in the same condition in which they are received. No writing, alteration, mutilation, stickers, or removal of information on badges is allowed.
● If a student loses or forgets his/her badge, he/she must wear a temporary badge. Temporary badges are available in the front office and must be picked up before the first bell of the day. Temporary badges will be turned in at the end of the day.
● Replacement badges may be purchased in the front office. There is no cost for the first replacement badge. If more than one replacement badge is needed, a nominal fee of $5 will be charged for subsequent replacement badges. Additional lanyards may be purchased for $1.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Megan Watson, safety officer, or Lynne Barry, principal. Thank you.
Parent/Student Handbook REMINDERS
Due to the increased safety procedures set in place by SBISD, as well as our increased enrollment, our front office staff is extra busy. To assist them, we must enforce our policies in our handbook, specifically surrounding lunches, delivered items, and dismissal. Please see below for our policies. For further information, consult the handbook or reach out to Mrs. Barry.
- If you plan to bring your child a special lunch from home or a favorite restaurant, you must sign in at the front desk and meet your child outside the cafeteria at their lunchtime with the lunch. Lunches cannot be delivered by office staff.
- Any items that need to be delivered to students must be brought to the school office. Office staff will notify the child’s teacher so that the items can be picked up. Please note that we will keep instructional interruptions to a minimum, so deliveries should only be for emergency purposes. Delivery of forgotten homework is not permissible.
- Changes in Dismissal Method: If you need to change your child’s dismissal method, please send a note to your child’s homeroom teacher, outlining the details of the change including the dates of the new dismissal method. Please note that changes to dismissal methods during the school day should only be done in an emergency situation. If an emergency occurs that requires a change in your child’s dismissal method, please contact the front office, if possible by 1:30 p.m. Changes cannot be made after 2:30.
Hear from the Counselors
Spring Branch ISD is fortunate to have a Developmental Guidance Program where all children have the opportunity to enhance the skills necessary to help them become responsible, successful learners. Our counseling program is based on the Texas Guidance Curriculum. The Texas Guidance Curriculum is designed to help students acquire age-appropriate knowledge and skills within the following areas:
· Intrapersonal Effectiveness
· Interpersonal Effectiveness
· Personal Health and Safety
· Post-Secondary Education and Career Readiness
The focus of the counseling program is to help build a supportive and caring environment so that students will achieve academic and personal success. We are available to help parents and teachers understand the normal developmental growth stages of children, as well as to work with students in classroom guidance lessons, in small groups, and individually. Students may self-refer or be referred by teachers, parents, or other school personnel.
Professional School Counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student populations. We do not work in isolation but serve as one component in a team of many. Full implementation of the guidance curriculum is achieved through a partnership between the counselor, staff members, and parents.
The school years are full of growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment, and hope. It is a time when students begin to discover what the future holds for them. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals, and realize the full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the community.
Please note that as Professional School Counselors it is not appropriate for us to provide ongoing therapy or long-term counseling. However, we are equipped with a variety of resources to help families make decisions pertaining to their children.
By addressing the intellectual and emotional needs of students, it is our hope that each child will have a rewarding school experience.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child.
Lynne Luberger, Professional School Counselor
Grades K, 2 and 4
Office hours: Wednesday 12:00-4:00 pm
Thursday and Fridays 7:30 am-4:00 pm
Pat Waldrop, Professional School Counselor
Grades 1, 3 and 5
Office hours: Monday and Tuesday 7:30 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00-4:00 pm
Heath Fitness Update and News
CANVAS LOGIN INFORMATION
AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS @ FAMILYPOINT
MWE One Pager-Why would I want or need this?
It's filled with lots of helpful information all on one page! It has direct phone numbers to key people like the Nurse, the Admin Asst. the Speech Pathologist, the ARD Facilitator, the Diagnostician, the Librarian, and the Counselors. It has all the holidays and the earlier release dates. And last but not least…It has the Master Schedule too!
Please download and print this invaluable tool for your use. Another handy dandy paper!
MWE Calendar of Events
Reminder: Every week we have T-2-4 Tuesday - students are encouraged to wear their favorite college or military shirt. Fridays are MWE Spirit Day! Wear your Eagle attire!
Curriculum Night - PreK/Kinder - 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Curriculum Night - 1st and 2nd Grades - 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Toddler Story Time (11-12 in the library)
Curriculum Night - 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades - 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Hands on Science - 5th Grade
Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
Hands on Science - 3rd Grade
Watch DOGS Pizza Night
Hands on Science - 4th Grade
Coffee with the Principals - 8 a.m. - Library
Hands on Science - 1st Grade
Toddler Story Time (11-12 in the library)
Campus Improvement Team (CIT) Meeting - 3:30 p.m. - Library
ALL THINGS PTA
Everything you need to know can be found on our website at www.mwepta.com
- Carnival tickets are ON SALE NOW! Buy HERE.
- Today (Sunday, September 11th) is the last day to enter into the raffle for 4 front row Dugout Seats to the Houston Astros by donating to Eagle Excellence HERE.
- Project Study submission deadline - September 23rd - for more info click HERE.
- Host a party for the Fall Auction (Online only event) - Submit FORM by October 16th.
- We Love Our Sponsors - Sponsorship opportunities are available HERE.
- Happy Birthday - Marquee deadline October 15th. Sign up HERE.
- Spirit Wear is still available in limited sizes. Email: MWESpiritWear@gmail.com.
- Purchase your ’22 - ’23 Yearbook HERE. Don’t forget to download the app.
- Volunteers are needed for the Library and Hands-on Science. Sign up at www.mwepta.com.
- Calendar is updated. Check it out HERE.
Save the date for the following PTA-sponsored events:
- Watch DOGs Pizza Night - September 22nd
- Walk to School Day - October 5th
- School Store - October 12th
- Carnival - October 21st
- Red Ribbon Week - October 24 - 28
- Fall Social Auction - Online Event opens November 1st
More info to come on these events!