Country Meadows Principal's Message - October 28, 2022

Country Meadows Principal's Message - October 28, 2022

Fall Fest was an incredible success! Students were full of energy and sugar while connecting with friends.  Our students are still talking about walking around the trunk-or-treat and wrapping friends as mummies.  

Events like this don't happen without incredible volunteers.  Our Fall Fest PTO planners put in weeks and months of work to pull off the night.  We are so lucky to have such a dedicated PTO!  Thank you to the "trunk or treat" cars, silent auction donations, silent auction bidders, fire department, setup volunteers, and so many more!

Happy Feet Recess Club

Mrs. Shaver and I were able to start our "Happy Feet Club" on Wednesday.  The Happy Feet Club is a recess walking club that any student can participate in during recess.  The purpose of the club is an opportunity to help students find others to connect with during a common structured activity.  Each student has a punch card to track their movement efforts.  Based on the punch card, students can earn a Country Meadows lanyard, a bulletin board shoes, and tiny feet charms.

"Happy Feet" Walking Club

Cub Communities

Cub Communities began on Wednesday too!  Our Cub Communities are an opportunity for students to get to know students in a different grade-level.  Throughout the school year, the paired classes will meet monthly to grown and learn together.  The smiles during this special time were contagious!

"Cub Communities" studentsFun activities in the classroomStudent with a magic markerMore students participating in the classroomStudents working on a projectTeachers listening at back of classroomStudent raising their handStudents talking in the classroomStudent smiling for the cameraStudent thinking about their next steps


Michelle Garlick

NEW * Family Reading Night*

Our annual Family Reading Night takes place on Thursday, November 17 from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Our goal is to provide families with a fun night out where you can experience two different rounds of literacy-related activities. While walk-ins are welcome, please kindly THIS Google Form to RSVP if you would like to attend, as it will help us plan the evening activities. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

NEW *Halloween Parade & Class Parties - October 31st*

On October 31st, all students will have the opportunity to participate in a parade outdoors at 1:30 pm (dependent upon the weather) as well as the classroom party.  Please see the image below for families wishing to view the parade outside.

Please see some reminders below:

  • The parade may be viewed by families outdoors. If it rains, it will be indoors for students and staff only.
  • The Halloween party in the classroom is only for volunteers already identified via the PTO. At this point, you know if you are a Halloween party volunteer (if so, please no extra siblings)!

Thank you for your help with this and we look forward to the creativity from our students this day!

NEW *Halloween Costumes* 

Our Halloween festivities will be here before we know it.  We look forward to students dressing in their Halloween costumes for our Halloween Parade and classroom parties on Monday Oct. 31st.  Please help us with the following costume guidelines.  Students will change into their costumes prior the the Halloween Parade.  Please ensure that your child can get the costume on with no or minimal help.  

Costumes must be appropriate for school.  If costumes are not school appropriate the student will be asked to remove their costume.

  • Please no masks, blood, super scary stuff, general ickiness, or weapons
  • Please no cigars or cigarette items
  • Please no bare tummies
  • Please keep hair coloring and make-up simple (and completed prior to sending your child to school)

NEW *Student Sense of Belonging Survey*

In District 96, we believe that feedback from students regarding their perception of the school climate and teacher-student relationships provides valuable input about their sense of belonging. Our school district is committed to providing our students with every opportunity to succeed. Substantial research indicates that supporting students’ social-emotional development improves their readiness to learn, positive classroom engagement, and overall academic performance. As a result, District 96 will administer a student belonging survey to all students EC-8. These surveys are below for your review. A physical copy will be available from the district office upon request.

Please look at this letter that gives more information about the student belonging survey.