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December 2023 - MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Updated: Jan 5

From the Principal’s Desk



WHAT'S IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE:

  • November Recap

  • Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Music Concert



Literacy Week WAS MEMORABLE, ENGAGING & WELL-READ

Trivia games, mystery readers, buddy reading, and a theme for each day were just some of the activities in a jam-packed week filled with literacy (Nov. 20-24). Students made connections between the books they read and their own experiences, engaged in conversations about their class-chosen authors, and opened up an exciting world that went beyond the four walls of their classroom. A special thanks to parents who donated books and read to classes, and to the literacy team: Mrs. Allyson, Ms. Melissa, Mrs. Harmony, Ms. RaMona and Ms. Temeka for their hard work in helping to make it a success!


Rising 4s Family Fun Night



Nursery’s Family Fun Night



  • December 1 is Dollars for Duds (First Fridays!) Students can come dressed in their own clothes for $2. Accounts will be charged.



  • Funds from the previous Dollar for Duds will be used to support Operation Potcake, an initiative to help control the country’s dog population. We are kindly asking for donations on behalf of BAARK. Please see the flier attached of items needed. We thank those who have contributed so far to the cause.



  • Spelling Bee Class Dates! Save the date!

  • Grade 6 - January 11

  • Grade 5 - January 12

  • Grade 4 - January 15

  • Grade 3 - January 16

  • Grade 2 - January 17

  • Grade 1 - January 18


  • GLAT Sign up Reminder for Grade 3 and Grade 6 parents. Please fill out the form as soon as possible as the deadline was this past week. Grade 3 GLAT Form and GLAT Information Grade 6.


  • Term 2 Fees are due December 1.


  • In order to prepare for our upcoming Music Concert, school will close half day, December 14 at 12 p.m. No lunch orders will be taken on this day. See for more information on this exciting event below.


  • Calendar Change - Due to circumstances beyond our control, our Awards and Graduation date has been changed to June 19, 2024.


  • Last Day of Term 1 Friday, December 15 - School closes at 12 p.m. for Christmas break. No lunch orders will be taken on this day. Enjoy and be safe and we look forward to seeing you all on January 3, 2024!


  • Term 1 Report Cards are on Sycamore by December 22.


MUSIC CONCERT

Our Meridian students have been hard at work getting ready to spread some holiday cheer at our upcoming music concert! On December 14 starting at 5:30 p.m. the school grounds will be a festive delight of vendors selling holiday crafts, food and drinks, and of course, star performances from all our classes.


The concert will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Students are asked to be at school no later than 6:00 p.m. dressed in their costume (see earlier email by Ms. Yenia).


In order to prepare for that evening, we are asking parents to please pick up your child promptly at 12 p.m. on December 14. There will be no lunch orders on this day (and on our last day of school, December 15).

WE WOULD LOVE YOUR HELP!


If you have inflatable holiday figures such as a Santa Clause, snowman, etc. or Christmas trees with lights, and have a knack for decorating, please email courtneer@themeridianschool.com.

Thanks for your support and help!

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