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Principal's Message

Greetings Meadow Green Families,


I am proud to welcome you to the 2018/19 school year at Meadow Green Elementary School, a California Gold Ribbon and California Distinguished award winning school.  Meadow Green is a TK-6 school that serves about 500 students in the Whittier / La Habra area as part of the outstanding Lowell Joint School District. Our students matriculate to Rancho Starbuck Intermediate School in grades 7-8, and the Fullerton Joint Union High School District for grades 9-12.  


This year will be my first as the Principal at Meadow Green after serving as a Principal, Assistant Principal, and Teacher in La Habra.  I look forward to working with our talented staff of teachers and support personnel to partner with you and your child in his or her education.  Meadow Green students will strive to be scholars who exhibit academic excellence and demonstrate outstanding citizenship on a daily basis.


Our goal in 2018/19 will be to continue the tradition of academic excellence at Meadow Green.  Our students continue to rank among the highest performing elementary schools not only in the Whittier / La Habra area, but across the state of California on yearly California Smarter Balanced summative assessments in both English Language Arts and Math.  Strong results on these rigorous assessments indicate that Meadow Green produces students who are college and career ready!


Citizenship, character education, and safety are also of the utmost importance at Meadow Green.  We will also continue to develop students who exhibit traditional qualities and values, such as leadership, respect, responsibility, honesty, and integrity through our monthly character education themes and powerful PBIS program.  Our staff at Meadow Green will teach, set, model, and reinforce expectations for our students. Students will receive positive recognition through monthly character assemblies and our PBIS systems.


Meadow Green students will continue to learn and master skills in technology that will prepare them for 21st century college and careers.  Throughout the year students will utilize technology such as, 1:1 Chromebooks in grades 3-6, iPads in grades TK-2, a state-of-the-art PC/MAC computer lab, and a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Lab for hands-on learning.  Using technology regularly allows Meadow Green students to develop 21st century skills in the 4 Cs (communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking). Students in grades 5 and 6 learn and practice computer science and coding skills to prepare them for advanced classes at Rancho Starbuck and at the high school level.  Students also receive weekly instruction in music thanks to the generous support of the Lowell Joint Education Foundation. Instruction in Art is also provided throughout the year.


The first day of school is August 15. Please ensure that your child attends school both on-time and regularly to set him or her up for academic and social success. Please check our website regularly for information and updates. We are proud to welcome you to the new school year and look forward to partnering with you in your child’s education.


Respectfully,


Matt Cukro

Principal

Meadow Green Elementary School