MRES Leadership Updates

  • Meridian Ranch Elementary Highlights & Upcoming Dates

    Posted by John Webb on 8/16/2019

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    Meridian Ranch Elementary Highlights & Upcoming Dates

    August 19 - School Accountability Committee 5-6PM/ Instrument Night 6:00 pm

    August 21 - Skate City - See Mr. Phipps for permission slips   

    August 28 - Watch Dogs Pizza Night 

    August 29 - Fun Run (more info to come)

    August 30- Professional Development- No School for Students

    September 18th - Family Fun Night 5:00 pm

     

    Skate City

    Please bring in your permission slip to Mr. Phipps if you would like to go.  Money is brought directly to Skate City.

     

    Instrument Night

    Grainer and Meeker will be here to help families rent instruments.  No need to drive into the city to take care of instrument rentals!

     

    Fees

    Please pay school fees through the parent portal.

     

    Meridian Ranch Elementary Fun Run 

    The Annual Meridian Ranch Elementary Fun Run will be Thursday, August 29th.  This morning we had our All School Kick Off assembly.

     

    Watchdogs!!! 

    Calling all Dads, Grandpas, Uncles!  On Wednesday, August 28th from 5:30-6:30 pm the PTA and Meridian Ranch are providing pizza and drinks for students and Dads and any other important male influences in our student’s lives to come to the school and learn about volunteering to be a Watchdog.  More information will be sent home the week prior to the event. 

     

    PTA needs volunteers for pizza night:  

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D48ADAA29A6FA7-pizza

     

    School Hours and General Information

    Meridian Ranch Elementary School Hours are 8:30AM to 3:40PM.   Supervision starts and doors open at 8:15AM.  

    Main Phone Number 719-494-2909

     

    Morning Drop Off...

    If you are running late the doors to the building lock at 8:30AM, families must walk their children into the school and sign them in.  Children sometimes cannot reach the bell and are standing outside the building until another parent or staff member sees them, which creates a potentially unsafe situation. 

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  • Meridian Ranch Elementary HIghlights & Upcoming Dates

    Posted by John Webb on 8/9/2019

    Friday, August 9, 2019

    Meridian Ranch Elementary HIghlights & Upcoming Dates

    August 14 - Fall Pictures/Lifetouch 

    August 19 - School Accountability Committee 5:00PM-6:00PM

    August 21 - Skate City - See Mr. Phipps for permission slips  

    August 28 - Watch Dogs Pizza Night 

    August 29 - Fun Run (more info to come)

    August 30- Professional Development- No School for Students

    September 18th - Family Fun Night 5:00 pm

     

    School Hours and General Information

    Meridian Ranch Elementary School Hours are 8:30AM to 3:40PM.   Supervision starts and doors open at 8:15AM.  

    Main Phone Number 719-494-2909

     

    Morning Drop Off...

    If you are running late the doors to the building lock at 8:30AM, families must walk their children into the school and sign them in.  Children sometimes cannot reach the bell and are standing outside the building until another parent or staff member sees them, which creates a potentially unsafe situation. 

     

    Fall Pictures…

    Please go here:  https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/  and enter the following code: Meridian Ranch Elem School 

    Picture Day Date: Wednesday, August 14 

    Picture Day ID: CG319757Y0

     

    Neighborhood Traffic

    Please be aware of kids in crosswalks in our neighborhoods to get home from school during drop off and dismissal.  Please do not have kids cross the street without the use of a crosswalk. It’s important that we all keep kids safe and to give them the right of way when they cross.

     

    Kiss-N-Go Video Link

    Please visit the Meridian Ranch Elementary website to see the video link regarding Kiss-N-Go lanes - Under MRES Updates 

    https://www.d49.org/meridianranch

     

    Dear Meridian Ranch Families,

    Below is the Meridian Ranch Elementary Inclement Weather Plan.  We are in the season that afternoon storms start in the afternoons.  In the event that weather would prevent our regular dismissal - we will text/email families to notify.  

     

    Watchdogs!!! 

    Calling all Dads, Grandpas, Uncles!  On Wednesday, August 28th from 5:30-6:30 pm the PTA and Meridian Ranch are providing pizza and drinks for students and Dads and any other important male influences in our student’s lives to come to the school and learn about volunteering to be a Watchdog.  More information will be sent home the week prior to the event. 

     

    MRES Inclement Weather Plan

     

    This is ONLY when the weather is a safety issue for students. This includes severe lightning in our direct area, a downpour of rain, blizzard like conditions, Hail, and extreme cold (well below zero). We dismiss with safety in mind, based on the most updated weather information, and in the most timely and efficient manner possible.  

     

    If we decide that we need to use the inclement weather dismissal procedures, we will do the following:

    ●      Bus Riders will remain in the classrooms instead of standing outside. They will be called out to the buses when the buses arrive at the school, or once it is deemed safe for students and staff to exit the building.

    ●      Kiss-n-Go Car Riders will not be let outside to wait as they usually do. They will remain in the classroom until it is determined that it is safe for parents/guardians to enter the building and sign out students in the classroom. Please be sure that anyone picking up your child is listed in the student information system (Power School), as a parent or emergency contact.

    ●      Walkers and Bike Riders will remain in classrooms and phone calls will be made to parents/guardians for approval to either walk or wait until the weather passes. 

    Please be patient and flexible during these times. We want to provide the safest and best care possible when dealing with our unpredictable Colorado weather. Thank you again for your support and partnership if we do find it necessary to use our inclement weather dismissal plan.

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  • Meridian Ranch updates

    Posted by John Webb on 8/2/2019

    Friday, August 2 2019

    Meridian Ranch Elementary - First Days of School Information 

    August 2 - Breakfast Service will begin/Breakfast starts at 8:05AM

    August 14- Fall Pictures

    August 19- School Accountability Committee 5:00PM-6:00PM

    August 21- Skate City 3:30pm-7:15pm

    August 28- Watchdogs Pizza Night (more info to come)

     

    Dismissal:

     

    Now that we are getting into a routine of school please make sure your child knows:

     

    • If I’m a walker

    • If I ride a bike

    • If I need to take a certain route home

    • What bus I get on to and what bus stop I get off at




    School Hours and General Information

    Meridian Ranch Elementary School Hours are 8:30AM to 3:40PM.   Supervision starts and doors open at 8:15AM.  

    Main Phone Number 719-494-2909

     

    Kiss-N-Go Video Link

    Please visit the Meridian Ranch Elementary website to see the video link regarding Kiss-N-Go lanes - Under MRES Updates 

    https://www.d49.org/meridianranch

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  • Meridian Ranch Elementary Updates

    Posted by John Webb on 7/31/2019

    Wednesday, July 31, 2019

    Meridian Ranch Elementary - First Days of School Information 

    August 1 - First Day of School/All Grades K-5

    August 2 - Breakfast Service will begin/Breakfast starts at 8:05AM

     

    Welcome to the First Day of School on August 1st, 2019

    Welcome Meridian Ranch Families to the  2019-2020 school year! We are very excited to have your students start their first day of school tomorrow (August 1st) in grades K-5.  School starts at 8:30AM and supervision/doors open at 8:15AM. No breakfast served on August 1st. Please allow extra time during the first week for drop off & pick ups.  In addition, please know that El Paso County added a four way stop at the intersection of Londonderry Dr. and Rainbow Bridge Dr. that will impact travel time.  

    If you would like to park and walk your student(s) in, plan on parking in the gravel lot.  Parents can walk students to class on August 1st and 2nd. Starting Monday, August 5th, parents will need to sign in the front office with a valid ID to pick up a visitor badge.  

     

    Join PTA for the Boo-Hoo/Yahoo Breakfast - Thursday, August 1, 2019

    Who: All Kindergarten Parents & New Parents to MRES

    What:  A warm welcome to the Bulldog Community with a light breakfast!

    When:  Thursday, August 1 after you drop the kids in their classrooms

    Where:  MRES Cafeteria

     

    School Hours and General Information

    Meridian Ranch Elementary School Hours are 8:30AM to 3:40PM.   Supervision starts and doors open at 8:15AM.  

    Main Phone Number 719-494-2909

     

    Kiss-N-Go Video Link

    Please visit the Meridian Ranch Elementary website to see the video link regarding Kiss-N-Go lanes - Under MRES Updates 

    https://www.d49.org/meridianranch

     

    Breakfast Service Starting, Friday, August 2 

    Starting Monday, August 6th - Meridian Ranch Elementary will offer breakfast before school.  The cost of breakfast is $1.55. Students purchasing breakfast can start entering the building at 8:05AM.  Bus riders purchasing breakfast will enter the cafeteria at 8:15AM. 

    Lunch & Breakfast menus can be located on the Meridian Ranch webpage on the right hand side under Quick Links.  https://www.d49.org/meridianranch

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  • Meridian Ranch Elementary Highlights & Upcoming Dates

    Posted by John Webb on 7/29/2019

    Monday, June 29, 2019

    Meridian Ranch Elementary Highlights & Upcoming Dates 

    July 30 - Back to School Night 

    July 31 - First Day Of School - Kindergarten Only - Half Day

    August 1 - First Day of School - All Grades:  Kindergarten - 5th Grade

    August 2nd- Breakfast service will begin- Doors to the school open at 8:05 am for kids eating.

     

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Meridian Ranch Elementary School! We would like to share with you some important back-to-school information as the start of the school year is just around the corner. We are looking forward to a wonderful year ahead!

     

    **If you are receiving this email and your child will no longer be attending Meridian Ranch Elementary or you have any questions about enrollment, please contact our attendance secretary, Melinda Snavley at 719-494-2909.

     

    MRES Back to School Night - Hallways Open to Classrooms at 5:30PM

    5:00-7:00PM Community Partners in the Gym - Transportation/Nutrition Services/ 

    Base49 Before & After Care/Falcon Peak Health Center/Pikes Peak Library District/ Military Student Transition Consultant  

    5:30-6:00PM  Open House- Come in and drop off school supplies and meet the teacher!

    6:00-6:25PM  Back to School Night Classroom Information- Parents please stay in your student’s classroom to hear important beginning of the year information from your child’s teacher.

    6:25-6:30PM  Travel time to second classroom if needed (for parents with more than one child).

    6:30-6:55PM  Back to School Night Classroom Information (for parents with more than one child) (this is a repeat)- This is a second rotation of the classroom information offered for parents that may have more than one child.

    6:20-7:00PM  For New Families to MRES (or anyone that wants to say “hi”)- Stop into the cafeteria to meet the admin team! We would love to answer any questions that you may have!

    Supply Lists: 

    Here is the link for the student supply lists- https://www.d49.org/domain/1717

     

    Main Office Phone Number

    719-494-2909

    School Hours:  8:30AM-3:40PM

     

    Breakfast is available at Meridian Ranch Elementary

    Meridian Ranch Elementary is now offering breakfast before school.  The cost of breakfast is $1.55. Students purchasing breakfast can start entering the building at 8:05AM.  Please ring the bell if you are later than 8:05 so that we can let you in. Bus riders purchasing breakfast will enter the cafeteria directly from the bus upon arrival. 

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  • Meridian Ranch Highlights

    Posted by John Webb on 7/15/2019

    Monday, June 15, 2019

     

    July 11 - Re-Open Front Office Meridian Ranch Elementary from 9:00 am - 3:00pm

    July 30 - Back to School Night - 5:00-7:00 PM

    July 31 - First Day Of School - Kindergarten Only - Half Day

    August 1 - First Day of School - All Grades:  Kindergarten - 5th Grade



    Supply Lists:  Here is the link for the student supply lists- https://www.d49.org/domain/1717

     

    Office

     

    719-494-2909 is our main line if you need help prior to the start of school.

     

    New Student Registration

     

    If you are new to the area please register your student for school at:  https://www.d49.org/enroll

     

    Classroom/ Teacher assignments

     

    Teachers will email parents by the end of the day on July 26th to welcome students to their 2019/20 classroom.

     

     Breakfast is available at Meridian Ranch Elementary

    Meridian Ranch Elementary is now offering breakfast before school.  The cost of breakfast is $1.55. Students purchasing breakfast can start entering the building at 8:05AM.  Please ring the bell if you are later than 8:05 so that we can let you in. Bus riders purchasing breakfast will enter the cafeteria directly from the bus upon arrival. 

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  • Meridian Ranch Elementary Highlights & Upcoming Dates

    Posted by John Webb on 5/20/2019

    Friday, May 17th, 2019

    Meridian Ranch Elementary Highlights & Upcoming Dates

    May 22 - 5th Grade Picnic 1:00PM - MRES Cafeteria and Field

    May 23 - 5th Grade Promotion 1:30PM - MRES Gym

    May 24 - Kindergarten Promotion 11:00AM - MRES Gym

    May 24 - 5th Grade Clap Out 12:25PM - MRES Hallways

    May 24 - Final day of school is a half-day - 12:40PM Dismissal


    May 24th Last Day of 2018-2019 School Year

    Friday, May 24th - Last Day of School - 12:40PM Dismissal


    Health Room Notes for End of Year

    ~ Cough drops will be sent home in your student’s backpack the week of May 20.

    ~ Unused medications will be sent home in your student’s backpack on the last day of school. Please call the Health Room at 494-2904 by May 20 if you would like to make arrangements to pick up your student’s medication in person or if your student will not be at school on May 24. Any remaining medications left after Friday, May 24 will be disposed of appropriately by Health Room staff.

    ~ New medication orders/Health Care Plans/procedure orders are required at the beginning of each school year. Please be on the lookout forms being sent home in your student’s backpack or an email for next year. Some forms are also available on the D49 website under Student Services/Nursing Services page.

    ~ Please make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date at the start of the

    school year. All children beginning Kindergarten must have required vaccines prior to attending school and all students entering 6th grade are required to have a Tdap immunization. Please drop off any new immunization information to your child’s school so we can keep a current and accurate record.

    ~ Call the Health Room if you have any questions-494-2904.


    Nutrition for classroom parties, celebrations, classroom rewards, fundraisers

    • All food items must be store-bought with the nutrition information showing the product is 100 calories or less, 0 grams of trans fat.

    • No candy or sodas are allowed.

    • Birthday celebrations with treats must follow the wellness policy guidelines - https://www.d49.org/wellness (Examples: Mini cupcakes, bags of popcorn)

    • Fresh fruits and vegetables are excluded from calorie and sugar limits.

    • Food prepared in a private home may not be served at school to students because knowledge of ingredients, sanitation, preparation, and temperature of food in storage or transit is not available. In addition, quality and sanitation standards cannot be controlled.


    Health Room!!!!

    If your child has borrowed clothes from the health room,  please wash and return them. All clothing has an MRES label attached to identify it.  Thank you for checking and returning any borrowed clothing.

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  • Meridian Ranch Elementary Highlights & Upcoming Dates

    Posted by John Webb on 5/10/2019

    Friday, May 10th, 2019

    Meridian Ranch Elementary Highlights & Upcoming Dates

     

    May 13 - School Accountability Meeting 5:30PM - Library - New Date

    May 16- Bingo for Books- PTA Family Night/Food Trucks 5:00 pm

    May 16- 3rd Grade Market Day

    May 17- Science Fair 4th and 5th Grade

    May 22- 5th Grade Picnic 1:00 pm

    May 23- 5th Grade Promotion 1:30 pm

    May 24- Kindergarten Promotion 11:00 am

    May 24- 5th Grade Clap out 12:25 pm

    May 24- Final day of school is a half-day 12:40 pm school is out for the year.

     

    Bingo For Books

    FREE event! Come play bingo with us on Thursday, May 16th, in the gym for a chance to win some children's books! (Reading level; Preschool - 5th grade) A Used Book Exchange available at the event, so that all kids can go home with a new book!

    Food will be available for purchase - Mateo's, Tacos El Bueno, and Pola Breeze will be available for the neighborhood out front of the school during the event, and are donating 10% of sales to MRES PTA!  All are welcome!

     

    YEARBOOKS!!!!

    If you forgot to order a yearbook you can purchase one for $15.00 It will be a limited supply so it will be a first come first serve basis. Your student can buy them in Mrs. Putney's classroom #33 BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL.

     

    Volunteer Opportunities

    We encourage our Meridian Ranch families to be involved with our school.  Volunteering is a great avenue for involvement. Volunteers are an important and integral part of our education system and community.  They work alongside our staff and students to assist in achieving their success by providing support and enhancements to our academic, athletic and other programs.  Please consider volunteering with your student’s teacher, PTA (Parent & Teacher Association), school sponsored events, Watch D.O.G program, and as homeroom parents.  

     

    Volunteer process - please follow this link

    https://www.d49.org/volunteer

     

    Nutrition for classroom parties, celebrations, classroom rewards, fundraisers

      • All food items must be store-bought with the nutrition information showing the product is 100 calories or less, 0 grams of trans fat.

     

    • No candy or sodas are allowed.

     

    • Birthday celebrations with treats must follow the wellness policy guidelines - https://www.d49.org/wellness (Examples: Mini cupcakes, bags of popcorn)
    • Fresh fruits and vegetables are excluded from calorie and sugar limits.
    • Food prepared in a private home may not be served at school to students because knowledge of ingredients, sanitation, preparation, and temperature of food in storage or transit is not available. In addition, quality and sanitation standards cannot be controlled.

     

    Health Room!!!!

    If your child has borrowed clothes from the health room,  please wash and return them. All clothing has an MRES label attached to identify it.  Thank you for checking and returning any borrowed clothing.

     

    School Hours  and General Information

    Meridian Ranch Elementary School Hours are 8:30AM to 3:40PM.   Please know that supervision starts and doors open at 8:15AM. Students having breakfast can enter the building at 8:05AM for the cafeteria

    Main Phone Number 719-494-2909

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  • Meridian Ranch Elementary Highlights & Upcoming Dates

    Posted by John Webb on 4/1/2019

    Friday, March 29, 2019

    Meridian Ranch Elementary Highlights & Upcoming Dates

    April 1 - First Day Back from Spring Break

    April 3 - Start the Arts Night & Basket Bonanza from 6-7:30PM

    April 4 - Third Quarter Report Cards Sent Home

    April 10 - 4th & 5th Grade Science Fair Parent Information Night 5:30PM

    April 17 - Meridian Ranch Skate City Night

    April 24 - Incoming Kindergarten Student/Parent Night 6PM

     

    Meridian Ranch Families

    We are excited to welcome students back from Spring Break on Monday, April 1st!

    From the Meridian Ranch Staff

     

    School Hours  and General Information

    Meridian Ranch Elementary School Hours are 8:30AM to 3:40PM.   Please know that supervision starts and doors open at 8:15AM. Students having breakfast can enter the building at 8:05AM for the cafeteria.

    Main Phone Number 719-494-2909

     

    Start the Art Night & Basket Bonanza - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    We want to welcome Meridian Ranch Elementary students and families to come out for Start The Arts Night between 6PM and 7:30PM on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.  Come check out the student artwork that is featured throughout the building and listen to the music from our band students. There will be opportunities to create art projects throughout the building, along with a scavenger hunt from our PTA.  The Basket Bonanza for classroom teachers will take place in the library during Start the Arts Night. The Basket Bonanza is a silent auction for the classroom baskets. Basket themes include: Legos, Movie Night, Family Game Night, Crayola - just to highlight a few.

    We look forward to seeing you on April 3rd!

     

    PTA is looking for a few volunteers to help with prizes at Start The Art Night!  

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d48adaa29a6fa7-start

     

    Incoming Kindergarten Information Night - April 24 at 6PM

    This night is for student’s and their parents that will be starting Kindergarten at the start of the 2019-2020 school year.  Bring your kindergartener – they will be given a name tag and get to visit with the kindergarten teachers in classrooms. Parents will be in the gym during this time to hear about the best way to support their child’s new adventure.

    Here is what will be covered:

    • Get to know what to expect the first day of school

    • Find out how to help your child adjust positively to the change in routine…..

    • Learn how to support your child’s growth in reading

    • Understand the importance of attendance and how discipline is approached

    Please share this information with any of your neighbors that have incoming kindergartners to Meridian Ranch Elementary.  

     

    Meridian Ranch Parking Lot and Drop-Off Zones

    If you drop your child off in the morning, please do not leave your vehicle unattended in the Kiss-n-Go lane.  The Kiss-n-Go lane in front of the building is for dropping off or picking up students only. For safety reasons, please do not drop off or pick up your child in the outer lane in front of the school.

     

    Because of our Preschool Drop Off/Pick-Up we ask that non-Preschool parents please stay behind the orange cones until 8:20 in the A.M and 3:25 in the P.M.

     

    To enter Kiss-n-Go lanes 1 and 2 turn north onto Mount Princeton Dr., to Mount Evans Dr., to Mount Harvard Dr., to Rainbow Bridge.  Form a line along the curb and wait until entering the parking lot to pick up your student(s). This prevents cars from trying to jump out of line into oncoming traffic and limits traffic in the pull through lanes, which improves safety.  Once you drop off your family turn left only out of the parking lot onto Rainbow Bridge. For the new Kiss-n-Go 3 you may enter Bulldog Blvd. (gravel lot) by making a left only into the lot and dropping your child off curbside.  You may only turn right when exiting Bulldog Blvd. If your student needs extra help or assistance getting in and/or out of the vehicle, please park in the parking lot (Bulldog Boulevard) and assist your student into the building. There are many cars utilizing Bulldog Boulevard and for safety reasons, please walk your child to and from the lot to the sidewalk or school entrance. Thank you for helping us keep our students safe at all times!

     

    NO LEFT turn into the main parking lot between the hours of 8:15-8:30 AM and 3:30-3:55 PM!!  Exit Kiss-N-Go by making a left onto Rainbow Bridge Dr.

     

    Volunteer Opportunities

    We encourage our Meridian Ranch families to be involved with our school.  Volunteering is a great avenue for involvement. Volunteers are an important and integral part of our education system and community.  They work alongside our staff and students to assist in achieving their success by providing support and enhancements to our academic, athletic and other programs.  Please consider volunteering with your student’s teacher, PTA (Parent & Teacher Association), school sponsored events, Watch D.O.G program, and as homeroom parents.  

     

    Volunteer process - please follow this link

    https://www.d49.org/volunteer

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  • Start the Art Night - New Date - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    Posted by John Webb on 3/12/2019

    We have rescheduled Start the Art Night at Meridian Ranch Elementary

    Start the Art Night - New Date - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    We want to welcome Meridian Ranch Elementary students and families to come out for Start The Arts Night between 6PM and 7:30PM on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.  Come check out the student artwork that is featured throughout the building and listen to the music from our band students. There will be opportunities to create art projects throughout the building, along with a scavenger hunt from our PTA.  The Basket Bonanza for classroom teachers will take place in the library during Start the Arts Night. The Basket Bonanza is a silent auction for the classroom baskets. Basket themes include: Legos, Movie Night, Family Game Night, Crayola - just to highlight a few.

    We look forward to seeing you on April 3rd!

     

    PTA is looking for a few volunteers to help with prizes at Start The Art Night!  

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d48adaa29a6fa7-start

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