Meadowthorpe Elementary

 

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The Meadowthorpe Family would like to welcome Stephanie Urbanek as our new principal!

A letter from our Superintendent:
Dear Meadowthorpe Elementary School staff:
Every school deserves a great leader and I believe your School Based Decision Making Council made an excellent choice in selecting Stephanie Urbanek as the next principal of Meadowthorpe Elementary.
Strong leaders establish a shared vision driven by their core values, and Stephanie possesses the drive, passion and belief system necessary to meet the needs of all students.
Please join me in welcoming Stephanie to her new role and continuing to support her.
Your Partner,
Manny

Gold Out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Buy your 2015-2016 yearbook!  Orders are due by May 5th.  No late orders will be accepted.  There will not be any extra yearbooks ordered.  You  must place your order by May 5th.

 

Clink the link below to order your yearbook!!!!

 

http://link.entourageyearbooks.com/YBStore/YearbookStoreMain.asp?YBID=7A02061712

 

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Click here for the FCPS 2015-2016 Student Assessment Calendar!

Click here for the Student Placement Form

Check out the April Calendar!

Meadowthorpe Headlines!

Click here for our Morning Drop-Off Procedures

Click here for an article on our Science Fair!!

Click here for the Girl Scout Resources

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Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6:
bottled water (many needed!), spa items, mints, fruit, garden supplies, seed packets, Miracle Grow pods, garden gloves, $5-$10 gift cards for drawing

Monday:  Thai lunch
Tuesday:  Breakfast (Can you send juice? bagels? creams? fruit?)
Wednesday:  Garden Goodies
Thursday:  Chocolate fondue
Friday:  Spa Day
Please make a donation or volunteer set-up/clean-up.  It takes everyone to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate the time given to our children. 

Please contact Parent Coordinator Jenny Finley jennyfinley@twc.com

 

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State and classroom testing will occur in May: all grades
Parents, please try to keep your child in school, all day, each day. No absences, tardies, or early pick-up, please. Please do not schedule doctor appointments or trips during the month of May.

 

Fayette County Public Schools has scheduled this spring's state testing dates, which must fall within the last 14 days of the school year. For elementary and middle schools, the five-day window is May 9-13, with make-up days marked for May 16, 18, 19, and 20. For high schools, the five-day testing window is May 11-13, May 16 and 18, with make-up days marked for May 19, 20, 23, and 24. (Schools are closed Tuesday May 17 fpr Election Day.) Students enrolled in other academic programs will follow the middle or high school schedule, accordingly.
Students in grades 3 through 8, 10, and 11 participate in K-PREP (Kentucky Rating for Educational Progress), which is designed to measure how well they are learning the material that Kentucky requires in the areas of reading, math, science, social studies, and writing. Families are urged not to schedule routine doctor's appointments or otherwise take youngsters out of school during the testing window. Students are also encouraged to get plenty of sleep and eat a healthy breakfast so they can give their best effort. -- www.fcps.net

 

 

 

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 Check out our 2014-2015 Title 1 survey results here! Thank you MES families for your feedback!!
Our 2013-2014 results are found here!
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SBDM

Congrats to elected parent reps for SBDM:

Erica Snow and Carrie Somervill

 

Learn more about SBDM here.
Next Meeting: April 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Last Meeting:March 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
*SBDM Parent Elections will be held April 20-21. Click here for more information.*
www.kasc.net    Kentucky Association for School Councils (SBDM policies, training, etc.)
www.fcps.net/sbdm   Fayette Co. Schools SBDM office (resource, directory)

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PTA

PTA Executive Officer Elections for 2016-2017

PTA Officer/Chair positions 2016-2017

If you are interested in an officer, chair position for 2016-2017, or want to continue in your current position, please contact PTA Officer Nominating Committee member Traci Letcher at tsletch@gmail.com with your interest or request.  Elections will take place at the April 19th meeting.
Elections are for executive officer positions only (President, 4 Vice President positions, Treasurer, Secretary)

Executive officer job descriptions:  http://mesptalex.wix.com/mespta#!executive-committee/uv9vp
At this time, chairs and coordinators may voice their interest in continuing a position or requesting a new position for the new Executive officers to determine this summer.
Chair and coordinator positions:  http://mesptalex.wix.com/mespta#!pta-committee-chairs/asxm5
Check out PTA upcoming events, meetings and past minutes at: http://mesptalex.wix.com/mespta
(PTA is losing several officers, chairs and coordinators this year, due to children finishing their 5th grade year at Meadowthorpe.  A lot of new help is needed and any amount of time you can give, is appreciated!)
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lewis and clark

5th Grade Classes (Bright, Shell, Teeter) present 'Lewis and Clark' play on May 19.
Story: Two hundred years ago President Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark out to discover the Great Unknown West and changed America forever. Their courage and tenacity continue to stir our passions, our dreams, and our faith in the American Spirit.
Video (2:00) of story: http://www.history.com/topics/lewis-and-clark/videos/lewis--clark-expedition-charts-new-territory

 

 

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help wanted

Want to volunteer with us?   Feel free to contact us to see how we can best use your talents and gifts to enhance our kids’ learning experiences at Meadowthorpe.

Click here for to complete required forms!

 

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Read more here about The Leader In Me from the TLIM website or the Meadowthorpe TLIM information!

TLIM for teachers
TLIM for parents

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Click here to find Meadowthorpe's vision statement!

Click here for find our School Improvement Plan (CSIP)!

Click here for an article highlighting The Leader in Me at Meadowthorpe!

 

7 habits

Meadowthorpe is celebrating it's 6th year as a Leader In Me school! Here is some information about the Leader In Me Program at our school: Click here!!
Click here to find out what Meadowthorpe and over 2,400 schools worldwide are doing to build 21st century learners.

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Follow Meadowthorpe's Twitter Parent Account at:

https://twitter.com/MESchoolShines

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Mission Statement: High Expectations! Every child, every day!


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