Country Meadows Principal's Message - May 22nd

Country Meadows Principal's Message - May 22nd

Country Meadows Families,

I am so grateful to all of you (and our incredible staff) for such a successful student material pick up process.  It was smooth sailing throughout, thanks to the prep work of our custodians and staff!  Seeing our wonderful families and the smiles on students’ faces as they waved from the back seat was definitely the highlight!  Thank you for signing up and adhering to safety guidelines!  We truly appreciate it!  

It’s really hard to believe that there are only four more days left in the 2019-2020 school year.  Next week’s learning activities will include activities that provide closure to the school year, as we know that is even more important during this current time.  I hope everyone enjoys the long Memorial Day weekend ahead.  

NEW: No Instruction/Slideshows Monday, May 25th

This is a friendly reminder that there will be no instruction/slideshows on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.

NEW: Last Call for Material Pick Up

Thank you, again, for making our material pick-up process so efficient!  For those of you unable to make the assigned dates and times, June 1st will be the last call for student material pick up.  Between the hours of 10:00 and 2:00, please come to the front of the building.  All remaining student bags will be labeled and organized by grade/class.  Please adhere to social distancing guidelines, and safely grab your child's belongings.  All other bags will be kept until the 2020-2021 school year.

NEW: Communication to Come Regarding Trimester 3 Report Card Modifications

Please watch for an email to come later today (5-22) explaining temporary modifications to grading practices and policies affecting Trimester 3 report cards. Be assured that our focus continues to be on every student's learning, well-being, and academic preparation for the school year ahead.

NEW: PTO Update

Please take a moment to read the PTO Blog this week. 

REPEATING: Courtesy Cub Countdown

Let’s celebrate the end of an amazing school year with a Courtesy Cub Countdown!  Join us in celebrating these fun days! 

We’d LOVE for you to share how you celebrated each day on our Country Meadows Courtesy Cub Countdown Flipgrid page or email a picture to Mrs. Griffin ([email protected]) so she can share it on Twitter using the hashtags #inspire96 and #CMCubCountdown!

To get to our Courtesy Cub Countdown Flipgrid, use Flipgrid Code: orlov4711 or go to our Country Meadows Courtesy Cub Countdown Flipgrid page.

How to share your Country Meadows Pride:

  1. Use the Flipgrid app or go to and enter our code (above)
  2. Find the date / name of activity
  3. Post a video or a photo to share how you celebrated the special day

REPEATING: Don't Wait! Register for the 2020–21 School Year

If you haven't already registered your new or returning District 96 student for the 2020–21 school year, please do so right away. Having an accurate enrollment count is important for anticipating staffing needs appropriately. Please tell new neighbors and friends to contact the public info coordinator [email protected] with registration questions and for info on options to delay/waive registration fees.

REPEATING: Country Meadow Read Alouds

Are your children craving more read alouds from Country Meadows staff members?  Here is a YouTube playlist that we will be updating regularly for students who are wanting some more connection with our Country Meadows staff! 

REPEATING: Do Your Kids Need Some Good Books to Read?

Students with iPads have no reason not to be reading. It's important to read every day. CHECK OUT ways to find great books to read (online) and more.


Meghan Bird, Principal