Dear Meadow Glens Families,
It may be hard to believe, but the staff and I are beginning to plan for next school year based on our enrollment projections. When we assemble classes we make them heterogeneous. Some major factors we consider are: the child’s demonstrated academic achievement and rate of learning, the quality of the student’s citizenship, work habits, study skills, boy-girl ratio in the class, placement of honors math and PI, and the needs of special education students. You can see that this is a complicated process and is based upon our best assessment of each child. Many professional hours of planning and preparation are spent in the spring to ensure the most appropriate class placement for each child. To change even one student can upset the balance that was very carefully created by teachers, specialists, and administrators. Primarily we group children for instructional purposes and placing them in classes based on any other factor would defeat our ultimate academic goals for each student. If you have information about your child’s needs such as learning styles, need for structure, organizational skills, etc. please send me a written note by April 13th. I cannot and will not honor requests for specific teachers. Thank you, in advance, for adhering to the guidelines listed above and respecting the professional judgment that goes into this process.
Thank you H&S and SFCP
Both the H&S Adult Social Trivia Fundraiser and the SFCP STEM Night were a huge success. Thank you to all the many volunteers that made these events possible. We have the BEST school!
Recently, the installation of one indoor camera and up to two outdoor cameras at each school elementary school was approved by the Board of Education. The indoor camera will be positioned to capture the lobby/foyer area and counter area where visitors register. This will allow for some surveillance of individuals who enter the school through the main entrance. Additionally, one or two outdoor cameras will be positioned to provide some surveillance of high traffic areas.
The Board of Education has approved a two-year contract with HR Imaging Partners as the company who will supply school pictures. The remaining school pictures for 2016-2017 will be taken by HR Imaging Partners.
5th Grade Panoramic picture will be taken on April 5. An order form with more information will be coming home soon.
Spring pictures will be on Wednesday, April 12.
Looking for Five-Year-Olds
We are continuing to add to our list of potential kindergarten students. We hope that there are many more five year old students who did not attend kindergarten preview or have not registered. A child will be eligible for kindergarten if he/she is five years old by September 1st and lives in our attendance area. All students are required to provide proof of residency. The Centralized Enrollment Office at the District 203 Administrative Center will have extended hours for 2017-2018 kindergarten enrollment on Saturday, March 18th - 8:00am-12:00pm; and Wednesday, March 22nd - 5:00-8:00pm to accommodate families who need evening and Saturday enrollment dates/times. Whether you are a current District 203 family or you are enrolling your first child, we look forward to welcoming you and your kindergarten student for the 2017-2018 school year!
Student Council is working to collect candy for the upcoming Egg Hunt sponsored by the Naperville Jaycees. We ask that the candy be nut-free so we can be sensitive to those who have allergies. If you have candy that could be donated to this cause, please bring it to the Meadow Glens lobby by April 7th. Thank you for helping to build the spirit of Student Council and the Naperville community. Don’t forget to wear your Hawaiian apparel on April 28th, Spirit Day.
Summer learning in Naperville 203 offers something for every student, whether seeking to support core learning to maintain academic growth or enriching learning in areas not traditionally covered during the school year. Summer learning experience is designed for six weeks, June 5-July 14. Parents may register students for one or both three-week semesters. Visit the district website for more information www.naperville203.org >Academics->Summer School
Spring Registration/ School Supply Kits
Spring registration packets will be going home in backpack mail the week of April 3rd. Completed registration packets are due back to the schools no later than April 22, 2017. Check the registration packet for instructions on how to order a complete 2017/2018 school supply kit if you wish to order through H&S. The school supply kits include everything your student needs for the first day of school. No shopping or wondering if you have the right supplies. Students will need headphones that have the capacity to record, adjust volume, and connect to both iPads and Chrome Books. Next year, all students will be asked to purchase a new set of headphones that will be kept and passed on to the next grade level. This has added to the cost of school supplies for next year, but will not be a recurring cost once purchased. The school supply kits are shipped directly to Meadow Glens and will be distributed approximately one week before school begins. Look in the summer mailer for the pick-up date. If you choose to purchase your own school supplies, all students will still need to purchase a set of headphones. The headphones may be purchased as a separate item through www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com . Also, students in grades 3-5 will need an assignment notebook that can be ordered separately through our Home & School website www.mghs203.org .
PARCC testing will take place during the week of April 17th. You can help your child do his/her best on the test by:
5th Grade Show
Mark your calendars for the 5th Grade Show on Wednesday, May 10th at 1:30pm. You may have heard your student talking about our upcoming musical, Pirates. The plot of the musical is based on the longing of a young stowaway to follow a lifelong dream of becoming a pirate. Our performance for Meadow Glens families will take place in the gym and we hope you will plan to attend this unique experience.
Home & School Happenings
Mar 27-31 No School, Spring Break
April 5 5th Grade Class Picture
April 12 Spring Pictures
April 14 No School
April 17 PARCC Testing begins
April 25 Volunteer Luncheon in the LRC 11:00am-1:00pm
Apr 28 Student Council Hawaiian Day
May 5 ½ Day Student Attendance
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Board of Education
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM SFCP Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM H & S Mtg LRC
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Board of Education