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Welcome new Principal Stephanie Urbanek!

Thursday, May 5
3:30pm-5:30pm, OPEN HOUSE

Meadowthorpe Elementary Library

All are welcome!

Stephanie Urbanek has more than 12 years of experience in private schools, public schools, and higher education. She was a teacher and guidance specialist at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary and a teacher and assistant principal at Saints Peter and Paul Regional Catholic School. In 2011, she became the response to intervention coach, behavior coach, and teacher at Meadowthorpe Elementary. Since 2013, she has been the professional growth and effectiveness coach at Breckinridge Elementary. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Kentucky, a bachelor’s in elementary education from Midway College, and a master’s in instructional leadership from Eastern Kentucky University. She also holds certification as a principal and superintendent.

“We’re so excited to have Stephanie joining the Meadowthorpe team,” said FCPS Elementary School Director Heather Bell, who oversees Meadowthorpe Elementary. “Her unique leadership experiences make her perfectly suited for this new leadership opportunity.”

Mrs. Urbanek will begin her position July 1, 2016.   To contact her:





Buy your 2015-2016 yearbook!  Orders are due by May 24th.  No late orders will be accepted.  There will not be any extra yearbooks ordered.  You  must place your order by 24th.

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

 Yearbooks will be delivered in August.


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

Click here for the Student Placement Form

Check out the May 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



Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6:
Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6

Still want to help?  Donate a $5-$10 gift card!  Help set-up for a lunch!
Contact Parent Coordinator Jenny Finley,, 8594945624


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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. --





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

Congrats to elected parent reps for SBDM:

Erica Snow and Carrie Somervill


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



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 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:!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:!pta-committee-chairs/asxm5
Check out PTA upcoming events, meetings and past minutes at:
(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!)

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:




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!



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

TLIM for teachers
TLIM for parents


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!


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