Hi Meadow View Families,
Here’s great news before the school year starts: our district is restoring two days to the end of the school calendar that had been designated as Budget Reduction Days.
The District was able to restore those days next June thanks to slight underspending at the end of the last school year, and slight increases in expected revenue.
This leaves 3 Budget Reduction Days remaining:
• October 13 (a Teacher Inservice Day when students wouldn’t attend anyway)
• November 22 (day before Thanksgiving holiday)
• June 18
We’ll be updating the school year calendar in two weeks after it is officially approved by the School Board. And if approved by the Board, the last day of the school year will be June 14. Meanwhile, this news is a real boost for everyone and the excitement is building for the start of the school year at Meadow View.
Greetings, Meadow View families! Registration for all Meadow View students takes place this week. Registration is for both our new and returning students.
Monday, August 14th 12:00-7:00
Tuesday, August 15th 7:30-3:30
Wednesday, August 16th 12:00-7:00
Returning parents will need to update information and review new documents. New parents should bring their child’s immunization records, a document indicating the child’s proof of age, and any information about previous schools attended. Even parents of kindergartners who pre-registered in the spring need to take part in registration.
If you know your child will not be returning to Meadow View or that it will not be possible for you to register your child during the week of August 14th, please call the office at 541-607-9700 and let us know.
Our Meadow View team is looking forward to working with you and your student in the coming months. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!
Meadow View Carnival: Volunteers Needed!
The Spring Carnival is a fun, annual event you won’t want to miss! Come enjoy many game booths, face painting, temporary hair color, a bounce house, cotton candy, dinner concessions, a bike blender, three-point basketball games, live music by the Meadow View Jazz Band and, of course, prizes and candy. If purchased in advance, admission is 2 box tops per ticket or 5 tickets per dollar. At the door, no box tops will be accepted and tickets will be sold for 4 for a dollar. Many volunteers are still needed to put on this event!
Summer Season of Giving
Meadow View has launched it first ever Summer Season of Giving. Our Winter Season of Giving is such a success, we’ve decided to do a Summer Season of Giving to support Meadow View families in need.
From now through June 9th, we will be collecting any of the following items:
Books (early reader to young adult literature)
Gift Cards (grocery store, gas, LTD One Pass etc.)
Outdoor Games & Sport Items (balls, water balloons, hula hoops, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, badminton, jump ropes) to keep kids active
Highlights from Outdoor School
Last week 135 fifth graders from Danebo and Meadow View enjoyed three days of Outdoor School at Camp Grove. Students enjoyed team building activities, the zip line, the rock wall, arts and crafts, the low ropes course, learning about trees and water quality, campfire skits, the slip and slide and family style meals. Thank you to our incredible 5th grade team, parent volunteers and camp counselors for creating this opportunity for our kids.
Come join Native American Youth Enrichment in Education (NAYEE) for a free seed give away, potluck and storytelling event at the LCC Long House. Lots of great seeds to choose from–it’s still not too late to plant many garden crops. Share some yummy food, hear some stories about our First Relations, pick up some information about garden tips and local resources AND get some free seeds! Families and individuals welcome, be sure and bring elders who are able to come, too. Here are the details:
What – Potluck, Storytelling and Seed Give Away
When – Tuesday, May 23rd, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where – LCC Long House, Lane Community College
For more info – call/text/email Aleta Miller (458) 205-9022
Bring a potluck food item and bags to carry your seeds home. Feel free to bring any extra seeds you might have to share as well. Hope to see you there!
Teen Proofing your Home – Raising Healthy Teens/Tweens
All parents and guardians of Meadow View students will benefit from this one hour investment:
- Take home usable tools and strategies for talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol
- Learn the trends among local teenagers
- Receive answers to your difficult questions from school and drug & alcohol counselors, law enforcement, and other professionals
- June 1, 7:00 p.m. at Willamette High School
Presented by the Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition and Bethel School District.
Click here for more information, or contact Maria Kalnbach at 541-682-8772
On Tuesday, Meadow View students and staff will practice a lockdown drill. Lockdown is the command used in the event of a threat-or perceived threat at or near our school.
During our drill on Tuesday, an intercom announcement will inform staff and students that the drill will begin. Staff will then be asked to secure their classrooms. Teachers will lock classroom doors, close the blinds, move students away from the windows, turn out the lights, and ask students to remain quiet. The drill will last about three minutes, at which point another announcement will be made that the drill is over.
Teachers will be talking to students to prepare them for the drill. Teachers will let students know that during a lockdown it’s very important to stay quiet and listen to adult directions in order to stay safe. Teachers will also share that in the event of imminent danger, they may ask students (depending on grade level) to help barricade the door to make sure no one can enter the room or ask students to quickly evacuate the building.
These are rehearsals that we hope never have to be put into practice. At the same time we are also meeting state requirements which call for schools to practice lockdown drills.
We intend to continue sharing our plans with you as we work together to ensure a safe school environment for all.
Medications in the Health Room:
If your student has medications, whether they are over the counter, prescription or inhalers that are kept in the health room please be sure to pick up these by the last day of school. Any medication left will be discarded per the district policy. We do not keep medication for the following school year.
Each school year new forms and new medication can be brought into the health room starting in September. Questions, please contact Shawna our health assistant @ 541-607-9700
Willamette Cross Country Team….
All 6th – 8th grade students are invited to participate in summer workouts with the Willamette Cross Country team. The summer program is essential for incoming freshman wishing to compete for the Willamette team in the fall. We have sign up sheets here in the Meadow View office. Please sign up by Friday, May 26th. There will be an important information meeting on May 23rd.
Meadow View Yearbooks are selling fast and there are 130 yearbooks left. We will sell the remaining yearbooks in the order they are purchased until they are gone. There is a limited supply so be sure to get your order in soon!
Walk + Roll to School Week Success!
Take a glance at some of the enthusiastic students using alternative ways to get to school. Students who participated had a chance to win fun prizes such as bracelets, new helmets, a razor scooter, walk & roll flags, stickers, pencils, and other fun items!