Buddy Day is Back
Today was Buddy Day! Buddy Day is one of our favorite events of the school year and a great way to bring our K-8 community together as our middle school classes partner with our elementary classes. Today’s amazing school-wide event was focused on the book Only One You. Only One You celebrates the uniqueness in every child and focuses on making a positive difference in their own lives and the lives of those around them. Today our students painted a rock for our community rock garden located in our courtyard. Students spent time getting to know their buddy, shared ideas and celebrated each other’s creativity. We can’t wait to put their rocks all together. Stay tuned for pictures of the final product!
Happy Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week!
Hey Meadow View! Next week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week (April 25th-29th)! Please join us in celebrating all of our amazing Meadow View teachers and staff for the incredible work that they put in each and every day to make a positive impact on the lives and minds of their students.
Our MV staff have navigated this school year with grace and tenacity–bouncing back from a pandemic, rolling with changes, meeting kids where they’re at, and wrapping around kids and families the only way they know how–with their whole heart. We sure are lucky to have them on our team! Thank you, Meadow View teachers and staff!
Sources of Strength at Meadow View
Meadow View is excited to have a vibrant and active Sources of Strength program at our school. All Bethel high schools, middle schools and elementary schools are implementing this important program in their school communities. Sources of Strength is a widely-used program that encourages open discussion about the very real problems that concern our children, like bullying, self-regulation and loss, with a focus on resiliency using sources of strength and protective factors. See the wheel below.
At our K-5 level, elementary teachers engage students in lessons from the SOS program. At the middle school level, one of our amazing teachers, Chelsea Ptacnik, teaches two elective classes of Sources of Strength. Her student leaders lead campaigns, spread positive messaging around the school, mentor younger students, encourage kindness, and visit K-8 classrooms to talk about how to lean on your sources of strength when things feel hard.
This year, our SOS peer leaders have run our “I Heart” campaign and worked with all of our K-8 students to help identify something that brings them joy and helps them through hard times. Right now, our peer-leaders are deep into the planning for Mental Health Awareness Month in May. They will kick it off with a spirit week and have several other activities planned for their campaign.
Check out THIS VIDEO LINK to learn more about the SOS mission!
Kindergarten Orientation Follow-Up
Hey future MV wolves! Did you miss Kindergarten Orientation a few weeks ago? No worries! We’ve got you covered! JUST CLICK HERE to view our presentation and talking points from our virtual orientation. Check out the slides to learn all about your amazing child’s future school, how we learn together in kindergarten and the ins and outs of being a part of the Meadow View community!
We can’t wait to welcome our incoming kindergarten students for the 2022-2023 school year who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2022, and who live within the Meadow View attendance area. Woo hoo!
Not sure if Meadow View is your neighborhood school? You can check your home address here.
If you have not yet pre-registered your incoming kindergarten student–no worries, it’s easy! Complete the online registration HERE. Please call our MV office if you have any questions at 541-607-9700–one of our awesome front office secretaries will walk you through the process.