Meadow View School
Bethel Education Foundation Supports Meadow View
Meadow View teachers received grants worth a total of $8,348! Thanks to the Bethel Education Foundation, Meadow View students will have new supplies ranging from iPad minis for listening centers to a 3-D printer for engineering projects in upper grades science and math classes. Thank you Bethel Education Foundation!
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School resumes January 5th 2015. Have a wonderful and safe winter break!
On Track For Success
Here’s a big reason to attend this week’s parent-teacher conferences. If your child is in grades 1-8 and was enrolled last year in the Bethel School District, you will receive an On Track for Success Report. This a research-based, Bethel-created tool that identifies students who are on-track to graduate with a regular Oregon diploma, those who are falling behind, and those who are at-risk of not graduating. An individualized report has been created for each student and teachers will share the report with parents. The On-Track for Success Report is used by our school to help determine the appropriate measures to keep students on-track to graduation.
Bethel has been presenting to schools and districts throughout the northwest interested in its On-Track for Success Report. Be sure to attend parent-teacher conferences for details on your child’s On-Track report.
Meadow View will once again be hosting a Book Fair Dec. 8 – 11th. Families are invited to shop during parent/teacher conferences. We look forward to seeing you in the South Media Center for this year’s Book Fair!
The Giving Tree is now up in the front office. You may sign an ornament out that will have a need of a child at Meadow View and bring the unwrapped gift back to school no later than December 15h. Ornaments maintain confidentiality for families and do not provide identifying information. Each ornament will need to be signed out by an adult. Thank you in advance for helping families in need at our school.
Second Grade and Jazz Band Collaboration
The anchor text for second grade was an informational piece called, “Ah, Music!” It incorporated content specific vocabulary such as expression, creativity, volume, vibration, and performance. Second graders had an opportunity to experience these vocabulary words by hearing a performance by the middle school jazz band. The musicians introduced their instruments, incorporated the vocabulary words, and gave the second graders a performance they will never forget!
Meadow View is participating in Read with the Ducks again this year! Read with the Ducks is a reading incentive program through the UO that provides men’s basketball tickets for students who reach their reading log goals. Students read at home and a parent/guardian signs their reading log. Once they meet their requirements, grades K-2 150 minutes, grades 3-5 200 minutes, students turn in their log to their teachers.
Thank you to the Rotary Club of Eugene Airport
Meadow View 3rd graders received free dictionaries from the airport rotary club. Airport rotary representatives Jill Case and Mary Lou Finigan delivered the new dictionaries to our 3rd graders. They also delivered a message of support and belief in students ability to achieve success through education.
School Board Presentation
Students from Ms. Mosier’s debate class recently participated in a condensed debate for the Bethel school board. They demonstrated the debate process and showed everyone how talented they are at speaking and respectfully arguing their perspectives.
No School Wednesday 11/26/14
There will be no school tomorrow, Wednesday (11/26), due to a budget reduction day.
Our fall fundraiser was a huge success! We reached our goal and raised over $11,000 for Meadow View. We have several students eligible for additional prizes for being top sellers. Way to go! In addition, Mrs. Case and Mr. Bolden will be sprayed by students with over 10 cans of silly string! More to come… Fundraising merchandise will be delivered on Friday to students. Some of these orders contain frozen items. These items need be delivered right away or placed in your freezer. If your child has a very large order and you need to make other arrangements for pick up, please contact Lisa Foster at email@example.com or 541-968-4051. Thank you for supporting Meadow View.
U R Awesome Club
Meadow View 6th-8th grade students have started a U R Awesome Club. Their focus is to perform kind acts that will enhance our school environment. A special thanks to Kemy Joseph and the nonprofit U R Awesome organization in helping Meadow View students recognize the importance of happiness, health, empathy, and being Awe-inspiring.
Meadow View News, our closed circuit broadcasting show used for weekly announcements, has technical difficulties this year. The old televisions have been receiving fuzzy signals if any signal at all. Luckily we have support from our district technology department technician, Corey Fiala, Mr. Wright (8th grade teacher) and a talented tech savvy 8th grade student, Shane Donaghy. Meadow View News will soon broadcast digitally so teachers can use their projectors to watch the news.
Exit Ticket Success
Math is a top priority at Meadow View. Our students are learning new content and have a deeper understanding of math concepts. As many of you know we adopted a new math curriculum this year that is rigorous and aligned to the Common Core State standards. Each lesson is followed by an exit ticket. Exit tickets are short informal assessments meant to provide a quick glimpse of the day’s major learning for students and teachers. As part of this routine, students show accountability for each day’s learning and they provide helpful data for the teacher that becomes useful in future planning.
Picture Retakes Reminder
Lifetouch Picture Retakes are this Wednesday, 11/12/14.