Hi Amazing Meadow View Families,
Our thoughts are with our neighbors and colleagues who are experiencing the devastating loss from the fires. Please take care of yourself and your loved ones.
This is anything but a typical start to the school year. Everything feels a bit upside down and twisted around. We know this may be causing some angst and worry for students and families. It is okay to feel nervous. This is a new experience for all of us. We are here to walk alongside you as we move our learning from face-to-face to virtual. Despite the uncertainty, there is a lot of excitement for the first day of school. Teachers have been immersed in new learning, connecting with students and families and planning for a great start. If you haven’t yet heard from your child’s classroom teacher, you will today.
This Thursday (tomorrow), we will host a virtual Meadow View Meet the Teacher event. Teachers and grade level teams have put together information to share with students to welcome them to the new year. Students will “see” their teacher, learn about their class and fine out about a few things they can expect the first week. We will start the countdown today and build some excitement for our Virtual Meet the Teacher event. The information will be emailed to families at 3pm tomorrow. It is not “live”, so you can access the information anytime after three o’clock. In addition to Virtual Meet the Teacher, many of our grade level teams are planning opportunities for a Zoom “Meet and Greet” throughout the month of September. All Zoom meetings will be set through classroom teachers. We will continue to schedule virtual conferences and check-ins with families throughout the year.
On Thursday, we will also have a video to share with you the ins and outs of Comprehensive Distance Learning and answer many of the most frequently asked questions. Look for that link in your inbox tomorrow at three o’clock, too.
If you haven’t picked up a chromebook yet and still need one, please call the tech line at 541-607-1450. You can make an appointment with our Technology Department to come pick one up. Chromebooks are being updated now and students will be able to login on Thursday, September 10th.
Again, we fully recognize that this is an unusual start to the school year, but we know our Meadow View community can do virtually anything! Go Wolves! As always, if you have any questions or need anything feel free to call the office at 541-607-9700.
Erika and Carmen
Welcome to the MV Team
We have three new teachers to welcome to our Meadow View Team! Just last night, we were able to hire another Kindergarten teacher to reduce class size. Yay! Please help us welcome Allison Zarete. We will work with our kindergarten team today and early tomorrow to communicate changes with kindergarten families. We also have Hannea Toro (3rd grade) and Billy Dahmen (7th grade) joining our MV staff! Check out their information below. We are so glad they are here at Meadow View and ready to jump into this unusual start to the school year!
Allison Zarate Kindergarten: Recent Oregon State Graduate from their department of Education. Allison has been a substitute in both the Prineville School District and the Corvallis School District while going to school full time and student teaching! She has a love for kindergarten and PreK education, has taught in the Jumpstart Program in Prineville and Nike PreK in Beaverton! We are thrilled to have Allison join our team and she is excited to get started teaching our incredible MV kindergartners!
Hannea Toro 3rd grade: Has taught in Miami and in Georgia as a 4th grade teacher. She has her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. She is a native Spanish speaker. She’s taught Ready Math and Engage NY and is passionate about teaching math. She just moved to Oregon, can’t wait to start teaching her incredible MV third graders and has been enjoying exploring the Pacific Northwest!
Billy Dahmen 7th grade: Recent University of Oregon graduate of the UOTeach Program. While in school, he worked at Spencer Butte in the area of Science. He has also worked as an instructional assistant supporting middle school students with academic and behavioral support. Bill will be filling in for Mrs. Baumann for the next 6 weeks of school.