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Good evening, Meadow Park families! This is Mrs. Elek with your weekly reminders.
Tomorrow is President’s Day, so there is no school for students or staff. Wednesday is the last day to pre order a yearbook for the low price of $15. After Wednesday the price will increase, so make sure you reserve yours now.
Let’s take a look at our calendar for the week. Our chorus will meet Tuesday or Wednesday after school until 3:30. Girls on the Run will practice on Wednesday afternoon until 4. Our Family Center will be open at its normal times Thursday afterschool from 2:30-3:30 and Friday morning from 7:45-8:30. We’re having a SAC meeting at 3:00on Thursday afternoon. Friday morning is All Pro Families from 7:30-8:00. We’ll be having a guest speaker from Suncoast Schools to talk about family budgeting. All are welcome to join us for this family event.
Last but certainly not least, our Carnival is Friday afternoon from 4-7pm. We’ll have inflatables, games, prizes, a cake walk, a 3 food trucks. It’s going to be a lot of fun, so mark your calendars and plan on joining us. Those are all of our announcements for now. Have a great night, enjoy a relaxing day tomorrow, and we’ll see everyone on Tuesday morning.
We have a 5 day week this week. We’re kicking it off with fire drill and code red drill tomorrow morning. Our chorus will have rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday after school. Our family center will also be open at its new hours – Thursday afternoon from 2:30-3:30 and Friday morning from 7:45-8:30.
We have two evening family events this week as well. Tuesday night is our literacy night in the library from 5:30-7:00. Families can come in, read book, take AR tests, explore the library, and listen to a read aloud with me. If you can’t make it to join us in person, you can tune into Facebook LIVE at 6:30 for the read aloud.
On Thursday night we’ll be displaying our Science Fair projects in the cafeteria from 5:00-6:30. All students participated in the science fair this year. All the project boards will be on display for you to come see. Our 5th graders even competed for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The honor society from Port Charlotte High School visited last week to judge the projects. Come support our students and see who won.
Those are all of our events this week. Remember, yearbooks are still on sale for $15 so be sure to reserve your copy as soon as possible before the price increase at the end of February. Have a great night, everybody, and we’ll see you all tomorrow.
Good evening, Meadow Park families! This is your assistant principal Mrs. Elek with your weekly reminders. We’re kicking off the 3rd quarter this week. 2nd quarter Report cards should come home tomorrow, so check your child’s backpack and help them celebrate their progress.
All of our chorus groups start back up this week as well. Honor chorus students will meet after school on Monday, 5th grade chorus will meet Tuesday, and 4th grade chorus will meet Wednesday.
Our Family Center is opening Thursday after school from 2:30-3:30, and Friday before school. Our Friday hours have changed for the rest of the year. It will now be open from 7:45-8:30am. We are currently having a pre sale for yearbooks. Right now, the price is $15 per book until February 20th. After that date, we will only have limited books available for purchase at a higher price, so make sure you reserve yours now.
Our final announcement is about our upcoming Family Recess Day. Unfortunately, we’ve decided to cancel this event. We’re sorry for this change, but we’re looking forward to welcoming our families at the end of the month for a literacy night, and our school-wide Science Fair.
I can’t believe it’s the last week before winter break. Our students have been working really hard this quarter. Please remember that although we’ll be having some fun activities this week, attendance all day every day is still super important. Just last week alone, we had 222 tardies and early releases, and that doesn’t even count how many full day absences we had. That’s a lot of missed learning. Please help students be in school from 8:35-2:35 every day this week.
We have a fun event planned for Tuesday night. If you have a Facebook account, log in to the Meadow Park Facebook page on Tuesday night at 7:30. I am going to be reading a bedtime story LIVE on Facebook. The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas is a great story about community and the joy of giving around the holidays. It’s one of my favorites, and I can’t wait to share it with all of our students, so hopefully I’ll see you online Tuesday night at 7:30.
Our Family Center will be open on Thursday after school and Friday before school. This is a great opportunity to pick up a few extra books to read over the break. Remember, Santa will be popping by on Friday morning to pose for pictures and to hear any last minute gift requests before he packs his sleigh this weekend. We hope to see you there!
Friday is our last day of Quarter 2. Students and families will enjoy a 2 ½ week long holiday break. We’ll see all our students back on Wednesday, January 9th. Have a great night, everybody!
Good evening, Meadow Park families! This is Mrs. Elek with your weekly announcements. December is a very busy month, so we have quite a few activities coming up. Grab your calendars, and be ready to write down a few important dates.
Coming up this Saturday, Dec. 8th, our Parent Involvement Team has planned a Drop and Shop event from 10am-2pm at Meadow Park. What does that mean exactly? For $15 we will provide 4 hours of childcare while you go cross some items off your holiday to do list. You can go shopping, decorate your house, or just have a quiet relaxing afternoon at home without your kiddos. While they’re with us, we’ll feed them lunch, help them decorate an ornament with Bisque It Studios, show them a holiday movie, and give them play time with their friends. It’s going to be a great time, but spots are limited, so check your child’s backpack for a flyer tomorrow and be sure to reserve your spot.
Holiday Grams are still on sale this week. For $1 a piece, you can send a holiday spirit stick to your child, a friend, or a staff member. We have many different designs, and although supplies are limited, we purchased extra sticks after seeing the success of our Boo Grams, so if you haven’t sent in your order yet, please send it in by the end of the week. All holiday grams will be delivered the week before our break.
This week, our Girls on the Run will be meeting on Monday and Wednesday after school to prepare for their 5K on Saturday morning! You ladies are going to make us all very proud!
Our chorus will also meet this week on Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare for their concert coming up next Monday night at 7pm. Mr. Mael is asking for all chorus students to attend BOTH practices this week if possible.
Our PIT Crew will have their monthly meeting on Thursday afternoon at 3pm to discuss upcoming events like the Drop and Shop, Santa’s Secret Workshop, the Spring carnival, and Staff Appreciation week. We’re always looking for parents to serve on this amazing team, so all are welcome to join us Thursday at 3.
Mrs. Pennybacker will have our Title One family center open on Thursday after school and Friday before school, and I hear a special visitor will be coming on Friday morning. Come visit with Santa, take your picture with him, and enjoy a morning muffin while you pick out some books. Remember, all students must be accompanied by an adult while visiting the family center.
Those are all of our announcements for now. I hope everyone has a great night, and we’ll see everyone bright and early tomorrow!11-18 We have a short week this week. Students will have school Monday and Tuesday, but the building will be closed Wednesday-Friday for Thanksgiving. School will resume after the break on Monday, Nov. 26th.
We will still have Girls on the Run practice Monday afternoon and Chorus practice on Tuesday afternoon.
Progress reports go home this week, so check your child's backpack for an update on their quarter 2 progress.
Looking ahead to next week, Box Tops will be due on Friday, so make sure you save them off all your food boxes this weekend. Also next week, mark your calendars for next Friday morning, and join us for All Pro Families.
Those are all of our announcements for this week. We hope everyone has a phenomenal week and an amazing Thanksgiving! Have a great night.11-11
We have Girls on the Run practice on Monday and Wednesday afternoon and chorus rehearsals on either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Our SAC meeting for Thursday afternoon has been rescheduled for Wednesday night at 5pm. Please plan on joining us to discuss upcoming events and decisions for our school.
Our Title One family center will be on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. All students accompanied by an adult can check out a book for the week as well as select a keeper book to add to their personal library at home. Mrs. Pennybacker is a great resource for building literacy in our students, so stop by and see her during one of those times this week.
Our student leaders are doing a Food Drive for the holidays. They will collect food, make baskets, and donate the baskets to families right here at Meadow Park. Please send in a donation of non-perishable foods to help a family in need this season. We’ll have collection boxes all over the school to place items in.
Those are all of our announcements for this week. I wanted to say one final note to all our Veterans. Thank you so much for your service to our country. You’re an amazing example to our students about patriotism and service. I hope everyone has a great week. We’ll see you tomorrow morning.
This week starts our Leadership Team holiday food drive. Our leadership team will be collecting non perishable foods for the next two weeks. There are bins located all around campus. The students put the items together to make boxes for our very own Meadow Park families in need. Please consider making a donation to this great cause.
There is no school for students on Tuesday due to Election Day. Our staff will be on campus doing professional development. Please remember to vote on the CCPS referendum. This additional money will help us improve the quality of education our students receive. It will add time to our instructional day, provide for more music and art classes, remove the "pay to play" requirement at the secondary level, and it will allow us to offer competitive salaries to try and recruit and retain the best teachers and support staff for your children. Please research the resolution, and be sure to cast your vote on November 6th.
On to our weekly events... Monday after school, our Girls on the Run will meet, and Wednesday after school we'll have Girls on the Run again as well as chorus rehearsal. Wednesday is also picture retake day, so if your student is newly enrolled, was absent on picture day earlier in the year, or you weren't satisfied with their first photos, please plan on having them take their picture on Wednesday. We'll have a PIT Crew meeting on Thursday after school at 3pm, and our Title One Family Center will be open at its normal times Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.
The PBS team is selling Boo Grams this week. Be looking for a flyer in the next few days. Students can purchase Boo Grams for $1 each and send a jack-o-lantern themed spirit stick to a classmate, friend, or staff member. Please fill out the tags on the flyer and submit your payment by the end of the week. Mrs. Klaholz is also still taking orders for 5th grade TAG art. A pink flyer went home earlier this month. All orders are due by October 30th.
Let’s take a look at our week this week!
On Monday, our Girls on the Run, ATA Martial Arts Class, and our student leadership team will all meet after school. Tuesday and Wednesday after school will be chorus practices. Also on Wednesday is another meeting for Girls on the Run and the Student Leadership Team.
Friday is going to be a busy day on campus. There are lots of opportunities for our families to get involved. Starting at 7:30 that morning, we’ll have our All Pro Family meeting in the media center. We’re having a guest speaker from the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization. The Family Center will also be open, so that’s a great time to stop in and shop for a book to borrow and a book to keep. Later that morning, our whole school will be open for our leadership event from 9:30-10:30. Visitors will start in the cafeteria to hear from our student leadership team. They’ll be showcasing a lot of great programs and clubs happening at Meadow Park. Then everyone will be dismissed to classrooms for student-led conferences. This is a time to sit with your child to discuss their goals, their action plans, and talk about what they’ve been learning about this quarter. It’s also a chance for your child to share with you any awards they received for the first quarter. It’s going to be a great time, so we hope to see you there. Friday night, we’re having another fun family event in the cafeteria at 5:30. We’ll be showing Hotel Transylvania 3 on the big screen. Bring a picnic dinner or just some chairs or blankets and come enjoy a family movie night!
We have a 4 day week this week. There is no school for students on Friday due to a teacher work day. Our iSTAY program will not run on Friday either, so please make sure to have arrangements for your children that day.
Be on the lookout for a flyer coming home this week to RSVP for our student-led conferences next week. Our leadership team will be presenting some table topics for our parents, and all classrooms will be open for student-led conferences and classroom celebrations. Make sure you RSVP so we can plan accordingly.
Let's look at the rest of the week. Monday we have Girls on the Run, ATA Martial Arts, Model UN, and the student leadership team will meet after school. Chorus will meet on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Also Wednesday, Girls on the Run will meet again after school, and our Model UN will have their concluding debate at the County Office Board Room at 5:30pm. Come show them support as they debate against Peace River Elementary School. Our Family Center will be open on Thursday after school, and we also have a SAC meeting on Thursday after school as well.
Those are all of our announcements for this week. We hope everyone has a fantastic week, and a nice 3 day weekend next weekend.
The Book Fair is all set up and ready for shoppers. Students and families can shop all week from 8:00-3:30. We'll also be open Tuesday evening from 5:00-7:00 if that's more convenient for you. Whenever you shop, remember, a portion of our sales comes back to Meadow Park, so pick up some great books throughout the week and help our school at the same time.
As far as clubs and meetings go, Girls on the Run will meet after school on Monday and Wednesday. Model UN meets Monday and Wednesday, and chorus meets either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Our Parent Involvement Team will have their next meeting on October 11th from 3:00-4:00 in the leadership lounge. We have a lot of upcoming events planned, so come by to learn how to get involved.
Our Title One Family Center will open at it's normal times Thursday after school and Friday before school.
Last but not least, 5th grade Tag Art projects are for sale. Mrs. Klaholz sent home a flyer with information. All orders and money are due by the end of the month.
On Monday, ATA Martial Arts will begin its Kidz in Power Safety Class. Any students that signed up and paid for this course should report to the music room after school.
Girls on the Run will meet Monday and Wednesday. Chorus will meet Tuesday or Wednesday, and Model UN will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Tuesday night is our first Spirit Night at the Culver's restaurant near the mall. We'll be there from 4-8pm. Tell them you're there to support MPE, and a portion of your bill will come back to to our school, so come by for dinner, or swing through the drive thru for dessert. We hope to see all our gator families there!
Our family Center will be open Thursday after school and Friday before school. Come by and pick out some books to help your student work towards his/her AR goal. The Book Fair is coming next week as well. Mrs. Colleen has a week of fun prepared for our students this week as well as a fundraiser to help purchase books for students in need. Please see the flyer that went home for details about each day.
Those are all of our announcements for this week. Have a great night, everybody. We'll see you tomorrow.
First off, our Yankee Candle fundraiser continues this week. Remember that it includes a convenient online component to help students reach family and friends all over. Please help your child spread the word about these products to support our school. All the money raised goes back to our Parent Involvement Team to spend on field trips, academic initiatives, teacher supplies, student incentives, and much much more.
As far as activities this week, our calendar looks quite busy, so grab a pen. Our Model UN Debate team and our Girls on the Run will both meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons until 4pm. 5th grade chorus will rehearse on Tuesday, and 4th grade chorus meets on Wednesday. Both of these rehearsals conclude at 3:30.
Wednesday is our Fall Picture Day. Students can bring their money with them or order online. Please see the flyer that went home last week for specifics.
Our Title One Family Center will be open on Thursday after school as well as Friday before school. Our All Pro Families will also meet Friday before school in the media center, so come then to be able to attend both of those events.
Last, but not least, Friday morning is our first Box Top Collection day. If you've been saving Box Tops for Education, please send them in to your child's teacher before Friday.
Those are all of our announcements for this week. I wanted to say a thank you for everyone supporting our attendance goal. We drastically reduced our tardies and early releases last week. Hopefully we can have another successful week coming up. Have a great night, everybody, and we'll see you all tomorrow.
Thank you so much to all our families that came on Friday to our first Family Recess Day. Our students were so excited to spend some quality time with you. Thank you for your patience with our larger than normal crowds at lunch and in the lobby.
We've reached the half way mark of quarter 1 which means progress reports will be going home with students on Monday. Check your child's folder or backpack for important information about their current grades or beginning of the year assessment scores.
Chorus and Girls on the Run are both this week, so if your child is involved in either of these groups, please make sure their teacher knows how to properly dismiss them at the end of the day.
Our Title One Family Center is open Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. We love seeing new faces at our family center, so even if you've never come before, stop by with your child this week to browse all the books Mrs. Pennybacker has. She can assist your child is picking out a great book on their level. Plus, your child can then select a keeper book to take home and stock their personal library. It's a great resource for our families, so definitely take advantage of it.
Other than that, we have a pretty normal week. As always, please remember to have your child in school all day every day to maximize their learning. I hope everyone had a great weekend, and we'll see you all tomorrow.
Good evening, Meadow Park families! I hope everyone had a nice relaxing long weekend. This is Mrs. Elek with your weekly reminders. Before we get to the calendar, I have a few safety reminders.
Students should not arrive on campus until 8am unless they are enrolled in a before school program or club. iSTAY students and patrols should report to their designated locations, but all other students should not be dropped off until 8am. It isn’t safe for them to be unsupervised. If you must drop off your student before 8am, please contact the front office to discuss arrangements through our iSTAY program.
Dismissal has been running a little smoother, but it could be even better if everyone followed appropriate procedures. Please keep up with the car in front of you during PPU. Gaps in the line slow down the process. It’s also important to follow the correct route. We have a lot of students walking, so when cars are pulling in off of side streets, or making illegal u turns, it becomes unsafe for our students. We always want to model appropriate rule following for our students, so please be sure to lead by example. Keeping our students safe is our number one priority.
The only event happening at school this week is our Title One Family Center opening on Thursday after school and Friday before school. Remember, this is a great way to get books in our students’ hands. If accompanied by an adult, they can check out a few books for the weekend, and they can select a keeper book to build their home library. Stop by and see Mrs. Pennybacker either day, and she’ll help you out.
Looking ahead to next week, mark your calendars for our next Parent Involvement meeting on Thursday the 13th at 3pm. Friday the 14th is Family Recess Day, so we’d love to see our families then as well.
Those are all of our announcements for this week. Have a great night, and we’ll see you all tomorrow.