Country Meadows Principal's Message - November 4, 2022

Country Meadows Principal's Message - November 4, 2022

Our classrooms kicked-off the start of the week with a parade and class party!  Thank you to our party planning parents and PTO volunteers for making this a Halloween a one to remember.  Our students were able to compete in games and decorate PTO provided pumpkins!

Here's a peek inside the class parties from Monday.

As the sugar wore off, it was back to learning for our scholars.  Early in the year, we explicity taught and practiced expected behaviors around the school.  Each month students will vote on an area or practice that we can improve.  During the month of November, classes voted to work towards consistently having whole body listening.  Whole body listening is when our ears, eyes, hands, mouth, body, and brain are ready and focus to the speaker.


Michelle Garlick

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NEW *Permanent Parent Pick Up*

If you pick up your child at the end of each day, your child(ren) will be coming home with a rearview mirror tag with a specific number on it. This number is assigned to your family. Please have this on your rearview mirror when you are picking up your child(ren) each day. Once staff and students are out there, we will call out car numbers so students are ready and waiting for you when you pull all the way up. This also elevates the staff asking you to roll down your window to ask who you're picking up. Every few weeks, the CM staff switch between different dismissal duties. The staff that is helping out during parent pick-up are not classroom teachers, therefore, may not know students and who their pick up person is. Hopefully, the numbers make it a little easier for students and staff to keep parent pick-up running smoothly. If your child gets pick-up by a different parent or caregiver and you would like two rearview mirror tags, please email Kristen Vargas, [email protected] and she will make another family tag for you. This is not for students who get picked up once in a while or only on Fridays. This is only for permanent parent pick-ups. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks for your help with making parent pick-up run more smoothly.

NEW *Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) Score Reports*

Last year, students in third to eighth grade were eligible to take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR). Individual score reports have been mailed out this week for any students who took the assessment.

If you have questions about your child’s IAR report, direct them to his or her teacher; your school principal; or Jason Keenon, Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning, at [email protected].

NEW * Family Reading Night*

Our annual Family Reading Night takes place on Thursday, November 17 from 6:00pm-7:00pm.  We shifted our start time to 6:00pm to accommodate families with Woodlawn band students.

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!

During the week of November 14th, the Scholastic Book Fair will be in the library.  Classes will be visitng throughout the week to see what is available and purchase items.  The book fair will also be open during Family Reading Night!