Meadow View Happenings
Safety Week at Meadow View
This week is Safety Week! Meadow View staff and students will practice a lockdown drill, earthquake drill, directed evacuation and fire drill. These are rehearsals that we hope to never have to implement. However, we practice our drills to make sure everyone knows what to do in the event of an emergency.
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, 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 five minutes, at which point another announcement will be made that the drill is over.
Teachers will talk to students to prepare them for the lockdown drill. They will let students know that during a lockdown it is 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. Tools that teachers will be using during these conversations are scripts that were created by the District Safety Committee and videos that were created in partnership with Eugene Police Department.
You can find all of this information on the District’s School Safety page. It’s under the Parents tab on the Bethel home page: http://www.bethel.k12.or.us/district/school-safety/
We will also practice an earthquake drill and follow the Drop, Cover and Hold On protocol. Following our earthquake drill, we will conduct a directed evacuation. We intend to continue sharing our plans with you as we work together to ensure a safe school environment for all.
Come for a fun evening of carnival games, dancing and food hosted by our amazing MV PTO! Bring the whole family and wear your school appropriate costume (no scary masks, please). Admission is $5 for a family. Watch for a pre-sale flyer in your child’s Tuesday folder or pay online by using this link: https://www.meadowviewschoolpto.org/monster-mash
Don’t miss out on:
• Dance Party – Music by DJ, Kevin Shoop • Food for purchase: Pizza, drinks and other snacks • Carnival games – Games are FREE with paid admission • Face Painting – FREE • Balloon Animals – FREE • Glow-in-the-dark toys for sale ($.50-$1.00) • Digital Photo booth!
Volunteers are needed for this event to run the carnival games, food sales and face painting. Please contact the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the crew. This is also a great way for high schoolers to earn volunteer hours!
Fall Fundraiser is Over
That’s a wrap! On behalf of Meadow View School and our awesome PTO, we’d like to say a GIANT THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the fall fundraiser. Please send all fundraiser orders with payment back to the school with your student ASAP. If you want to squeeze in a few more items, the website www.shopfund.com will continue to take orders through the end of the week and be credited to your student. Thank you again to everyone who participated in the fundraiser!
Title I Open House
For Parents/Families of Students Receiving Title 1 Support
Thursday, October 24th 6:00-7:00 P.M. Room 14 in the Blue Pod
This will be a presentation format. Ms. Thomas will start presenting at 6:05. The presentation is 30-45 minutes long.
- Meet the Title teacher, Ms. Thomas
- Learn about reading and the brain
- Explore our Title 1 Curriculum
- Ask questions
- Get ideas for reading at home with your child
- Meet other families
- Child care is available (must be toilet trained)