New Principal Selected: The principal selection for Meadow View School is complete! I am proud to announce that Erika Case has been named the new principal and I am confident she will do an amazing job. Erika worked as K-5 resource room teacher at Meadow View School before becoming a teacher on special assignment who worked closely with the district’s instruction department. Erika brings a solid knowledge base regarding curriculum and instruction, effective systems to support students, an aligned K-8 education and much, much more! I am confident she will lead our amazing school in a successful way as she takes on her new role. Congratulations to Erika!
PTO: Meadow View’s PTO will be hosting its final meeting of the year. The meeting will be held in the south media center at 6:30 tomorrow, June 4. We have a school of approximately 750 students and having an involved parent group is critical if we are to offer up great family events so I encourage you to get involved.
Report Cards: We are just about 7.5 days away from wrapping up the school year. Report cards will be coming home in hand with students in grades K-5 on their final day of school. Students who are in grades 6-8 will have their report cards mailed home. If for some reason you do not see your child’s report card, please be sure to contact the school and we will make arrangements to get another one printed.
Carnival Success: I would like to thank all the parents and student volunteers who helped last Friday night with the school’s carnival. It was a very fun evening and families seemed to have an enjoyable time.
Jog-a-thon: This Friday is the jog-a-thon. It appears we will have some wonderful weather and won’t get rained out like have in the past. I am not sure who picked the date this year but someone picked a winner for sunshine and temperature! Please be sure to dress appropriately, wear running shoes and bring a water bottle!
Kendall Drive for Education: Next Monday Kendall Toyota will be providing an opportunity for Meadow View to earn $1000. We will receive $50 per test drive on Monday, May 13. There is no obligation to buy and all you need to do is tell the sales representative you are interested in taking a test drive for education. If we have 20 adults do a test drive, we will receive $1000 to go with the $5250 we have already been awarded this year. Please know that you are required to bring in the flyer when you drive! You can download the Kendall flyer here if you need a copy.
Carnival: Meadow View’s school carnival is coming up! We have selected Friday, May 31 for the date. We need some parent volunteers who are willing to assist with running some of the activities. If you are interested in helping out for a short shift, please email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your willingness. We can’t do it without parents so please consider being a volunteer for this event. A volunteer sign up sheet will be coming home in the Tuesday folder next week.
Dress Code: This sunny weather has brought out the summer clothes for many of our students. In the Meadow View handbook it clearly states that shorts and skirts must have a hem edge that reaches the tips of the wearer’s fingertips. Also, clothing that reveals a student’s bare midriff, bare back (e.g. halter tops, spaghetti straps) or allows underwear to be clearly seen is not appropriate for school. Please help us out by making sure your child’s clothing meets the school’s guidelines.
Building Bridges Across Communities: This is an opportunity hosted by the University of Oregon for students and families. The program is happening on Saturday, May 11th, 10 – 3 at the EMU ballroom. It’s a full day of fun workshops, conversations, entertainment and food. Here is a flyer with more information.
Health Center Celebration
Stop by the Bethel Health Center to help celebrate its second anniversary. The Health Center’s Open House is next Wednesday, May 15th from 4:00-6:00. This is a full-service medical clinic for Bethel kids and has already helped more than 400 Bethel students this year with a wide variety of medical concerns. Show your support of the Health Center helping our kids. The Bethel Health Center is located inside Cascade Middle School but has its own outside entrance.
Whooping Cough Vaccine
Yes, Whooping Cough is on the rise in our community. It spreads easily and can cause violent coughing fits that can last up to 10 weeks or more. The DTaP vaccine helps prevent this potentially life-threatening illness. Now a special one-time DTap Clinic for uninsured adults age 19 and up is being held at the Bethel Health Center, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14th. Call Heather Young at 541-682-8711 for more information.
Leading In a New Way: I want to tell you about a change coming to Meadow View. Next fall you will have a new principal because in July, I will move into the District-wide position of Director of Teaching and Learning. I am very excited to take on this leadership role and serve the entire Bethel School District but I will miss Meadow View. My ties to this school run deep; I helped plan and open the school, I taught here for two years before being its assistant principal, and have been fortunate to be the principal since 2008. I love our school and the great things we have been able to accomplish together. Meadow View has an exceptional staff, outstanding students and incredibly supportive and involved parents.
The search for a new principal for Meadow View will begin immediately and I know there are some terrific candidates who would love the chance to join our team. Meanwhile, as always the teaching and learning at Meadow View will continue. I am truly grateful for the relationships that have been built with staff, students and parents. Thank you all for your support over the years.
Talent Show: The Meadow View Talent Show is happening this Thursday night. The students have been practicing their acts and are ready to perform. The event is being held in the south gym with a start time scheduled for 6:30. There is no cost so bring the family on down to the school and enjoy the show!
Free Dental Services: The Lane Community College Dental Clinic is offering free dental care for children ages 5-18. Services for uninsured and underinsured children include cleaning, x-rays, dental exams, and restorative services. The next dental clinic is Saturday, May 11th at LCC. For more information and to make an appointment, please call 541-463-5206.
May Newsletter: The May newsletter is completed and ready for our Meadow View families to read. Click here to access the newsletter and learn about what is happening in our school.
College Knowledge Night: This event is coming soon! Are you wanting to know more about college and some of the options that exist for your child? This event is geared toward 8th grade families but it is never too late for learning about this topic. Anyone is welcome to attend and I encourage you to go check it out!
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Power’s Auditorium/Willamette High School, Eugene, OR
What IS College Knowledge Night?
We’re bringing colleges and universities to YOU!
Meet with representatives from more than 50 private and public colleges, universities, and college access programs from all over Oregon and beyond!
Learn How to Choose a Best Match College, Where to Find the Money, AmeriCorps and Gap Year Options, How to Visit a College Campus and more!
Open a College Savings Account!
But wait… it gets even better! Enter a drawing for a chance to Win one of four scholarships to the accredited college or university of your choice! *
Three $100 scholarships!
One grand prize $500 scholarship!
*Must be a WHS incoming-8th grader or current WHS student to win.
Bring your parents and families!
This college fair is for everyone!
For more information go to the College & Career Center website:
call Mrs. W at 541/461-6401, ext. 4172
Student Council Fundraiser: This Saturday, Meadow View’s Student Council will be conducting a fund raiser. Students will be going door to door asking families for cans and bottles they would be willing to donate. We are also encouraging families to drop off cans and bottles at the school in the front parking lot area. The time is from 12-4 in the afternoon. The funds generated will go directly toward sending several student council members to a leadership camp during the month of May. Don’t be surprised if you hear a knock on your door!
Bethel International Fair: Explore the world in three hours at the Bethel International Fair. On Friday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m. Prairie Mountain School will host this free event that will include tasty international food, fun entertainment, and an opportunity to meet international students from more than a dozen countries on four different continents. Bethel students will receive their own passports and collect stamps as they learn facts about cultures from around the world. The International Fair is brought to you by the Willamette High School Latinos Unidos club.
New Health Assistant: Meadow View has a new health assistant. Kathy Jones recently retired and we have replaced her with Toni Cleland. Toni is amazing and there is no doubt in my mind that your children will be well cared for should they visit the health room. Below are a couple helpful tips to remember regarding medications.
- A form must be filled out: Forms are available in the school office and health room.
- Parents or responsible person older than 18 must transport the medication to and from school: Students may not transport the medication.
- Prescription medications require a parent/guardian signature. An accurate label with specific dispensing instructions or a physician signature on the form with dispensing instructions is required.
- Over the counter (OTC) medications also require a completed form and a parent signature with specific dispensing instructions. OTC medication must follow the manufacturer instructions and be in its original container. A few common OTC meds are Tylenol, Advil and even Cough drops fit into this category. No physician signature is required for OTC medications.