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November 2023 - MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Updated: Dec 7, 2023

From the Principal’s Desk


WHAT'S IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE:

  • Recap of October Events

  • Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Literacy Week - Nov. 20-24




Fire Safety Week Oct. 10 - 13

The Fire Department paid a visit during our Safety Week to give students a crash course on how to avoid fire hazards in the home and in their school. Officer Smith, who gave the talk, encouraged students to always find their way outside. Students were able to experience the fire truck and take a turn at spraying the water hose. The following week, we called a fire drill to reinforce the importance of what to do in case of a fire-related emergency. We will be periodically conducting fire drills throughout the school year in order to be prepared.




FAMILY TIME BUILDS A STRONG COMMUNITY

Rising 5s Family Fun Night



At The Meridian School, we promote seven keys of excellence, which are displayed in every classroom and promoted in our assemblies year round. In Primary, each class is assigned an attribute to showcase giving students the opportunity to lead and express themselves creatively as they impart a life lesson to their fellow students. Photo: G5 Assembly: Failure leads to success!





We are pleased to announce that Jules Carey, G6, has been chosen to represent our school as our nominee for the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year award! We are so excited that she will be recognized for her accomplishments as she is a hard worker and deserving! Pictured, Grade 6 Teacher presenting Jules with her certificate.





  • November 3 is Dollars for Duds (First Fridays!) Students can come dressed in their own clothes (fall colours theme) for $2. Accounts will be charged.


  • Students in our Grades 1-6 are participating in the Global Read Aloud 2023 project as part of our School-wide literacy campaign. Ms. Melissa and Ms. Harmony, who have organized this project, will have students read 6 books by celebrated author, Jacqueline Woodson, in class for 6 weeks! Then, we will have a primary celebration during Assembly to discuss the books and the author’s style! This will lead into Literacy Week, which is scheduled for November 20-24.


  • November 20-24 Literacy Week! Stay tuned for an email about the schedule of events as there will be themed out-of-uniform days.


  • Math Club - If you need help in math, Windsor School at Albany has offered Meridian students in Grades 5 and 6 an opportunity to receive free tutoring on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 a.m. with Mr. Varghese, who is the Head of the Math Department at Windsor. For more information, please email Ms. Courtnee at courtneer@themeridianschool.com.


  • Swimming is discontinued for Pre School but will continue for Grades 1-6 for the remainder of the term. On cold days, students will do land training with the Swim Coach. Land training is graded and part of the skills learned for the sport.


  • Having students to school on time is integral to their success in the classroom as teachers start off with going over the agenda for the day so students are informed, recap and reinforce a previous lesson, or start a new one while they are fresh in the morning. Preschool starts promptly at 9 a.m. and Grades 1-6 & ION start at 8:30 a.m. Please ensure that your child has a great start to their day by being on time.


  • Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 7!


  • During November 6 -10, Grade 6 students will be selling poppies for the British Legion-Bahamas Branch, a registered charity, during morning drop off. Donation is $2 (cash and coins accepted).


  • Term 2 Fees are due December 1.


 

At Meridian, We have the best PARENTS!

Students can now explore new worlds through a wide selection of books since our Reading Room is open.

We wish to say a big thank you to Oliver and Arthur’s parents, Rachel & Jessica Elmshaeuser, and Elika’s parents, Kevin & Sayaka Sweeting, for their generous contribution of books to our Reading Room.



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