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  "And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had the familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."

...F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Drop-Off & Pick-Up of Primary Belongings
Our teachers are currently working to pack up student belongings in the classrooms. Those items will be available to pick up on Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29. This will also be the opportunity for families to bring back to campus any technology items that were borrowed for distance learning and any library books that are still outstanding. The drop-off/pick-up process will run by car tag number and details about the process are linked  HERE

Spring Parent Meeting (5/20)
This year's annual spring parent meeting will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, May 20 at 6pm, and will take place via Zoom.

Please  RSVP HERE. Attendees will be sent an email from  signupgenius.com prior to the meeting that will include the Zoom link.

We hope you can make it!
5th Grade's Virtual Exhibition
As part of the last year of the Primary Years Program of IB, students are required to participate in a culminating process called Exhibition. It is a process in which students explore an issue or opportunity of personal significance both independently and collaboratively with others. At Meridian, our students choose a skill to learn, determine needs in their local or global community, then work in groups to find a way to use their skills to work to address the need. 

This year, we had students learning skills in the area of the arts - photography, pottery, lettering, learning a new instrument, wood burning. Some students focused on the use of textiles such as sewing and knitting. Several focused on culinary skills - baking, cooking, cake decorating. We also had many students using technology - coding, video editing, animation, robotics. Some of the life skills students chose include car maintenance, first aid, animal training, fitness, and gardening. 

It was our plan that students would share the results of their learning with our Meridian community on April 2nd, but due to the school closure, we were unable to complete the process as planned. As an alternative, students were given the option during distance learning to film a short video explaining what they had learned. We hope you will take time to visit the link below to celebrate with our students the hard work they want to share.


Triple A Registration & Updates

Triple A Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is scheduled to begin on July 1. Changing circumstances may result in altered registration dates. Please continue to read all communications from Meridian for updates.


D
o you need ideas on how to keep your students engaged and enriched with fun activities? The Triple A staff has been working hard to make both independent and parent participation enrichment activities. Click HERE to reach the Triple A "Fun with Videos" web page.


Stay active with our Triple A Facebook page! Click  HERE to see what activity we highlighted this week.

We hope everyone has a great summer break!

Information From the Clinic
Please click HERE to find helpful information from the CDC.

Badgerdog Online Workshops
Just like our in-person summer camp workshops, our online workshops allow students to work closely with a professional writer as they explore the joys of the writing process. Our workshops are open to students entering grades 3-12 in the fall and are grouped according to grade level. Each online workshop will meet daily, Monday through Friday, for an hour and a half to read, write, and share together via Zoom. These workshops will be capped at 8 students per workshop. Students will also use Google Drive to upload their work and receive feedback from their teaching artist as they move through the editing and revision process.
 
Our three-week camps will explore a wide array of genres, including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, playwriting, and more. We are also offering one-week camps which will focus more closely on a specific genre or theme. There's a camp for everyone, whether you're interested in using writing to explore your emotions or love dystopian stories and want to try your hand at writing your own. We have camps for budding journalists and flash fiction fans alike.
 

Yearbook Distribution Delayed
Due to Balfour's printing press closure (due to COVID-19), delivery of this year's Meridian yearbook, THE WORLD , will take place over the summer. We will send information when a date is set with instructions for a safe "drive-thru" yearbook pickup.  Thank you!

Summer Meal Programs
Check out this flier for information regarding Summer Meal Programs across Texas. If you have any questions, or concerns, please reach out to our Chef and Food Services Director at chef@mwschool.org
Reflection
I wish you and your families a wonderful summer break. The 2019-2020 school year has provided each of your students the opportunity to be curious about their world, while learning more about it. I have had the sheer joy of watching this take place in the classrooms throughout primary, and I am so grateful for the sweet memories. Thank you for the trust, support, and opportunity to serve your children. I am truly grateful for the time that I was able to share with them. 

The journey continues... :)

Sincerely,
Shannon Haulotte


May 19, 2020

 Shannon Haulotte
 Primary Principal











Who's Who and Helpful Contact Information

After School Enrichment - Triple A, triplea@mwschool.org

Haven McMaster, Counselor K-2nd Grade, h.mcmaster@mwschool.org

Nancy Spence, Counselor 3rd-5th Grade, n.spence@mwschool.org

Melissa Reese, Assistant Principal 3rd-5th Grade, m.reese@mwschool.org

Ashley Larkey, Assistant Principal K-2nd Grade, a.larkey@mwschool.org

Susan Mais, Primary Special Education Coordinator, s.mais@mwschool.org

Leah Lieurance, PYP Coordinator, l.lieurance@mwschool.org

Campus Nurse, nurse@mwschool.org

Elizabeth Knapp, Primary Attendance,  attendance-primary@mwschool.org

Giving (Annual Fund & Car Decals), giving@mwschool.org

Shannon Haulotte, Campus Principal,   principalprimary@mwschool.org