John I. Meister Elementary


Our mission is to ensure that all students have the skills
necessary to reach high levels of academic achievement, respect self and others, and become lifelong learners.
We give our best improve our tomorrows!
Welcome, ! Today is Friday, October 31, 2014
 You've Got a Friend in Me
This Year's Theme
Each year a new theme is carefully selected. The theme works hand-in-hand with our Character Ed. focus which is the backbone of our school.  Our daily use of lifeskills and lifelong guidelines are the basis of this program. We celebrate these lifeskills every other Friday at what we call our P.R.I.D.E. Day. This stands for Personal Responsibility In Daily Effort. Making the right decision and doing the right thing is not always easy but these celebrations are a reminder that it is up to each child to try their personal best.

 Stranger Danger

Here are some tips in regards to “Stranger Danger”:

Remind your child to walk to and from school on sidewalks wherever possible; to use clearly marked walkways; to cross streets at appropriate crossing sections; to obey crossing guards; and to obey all appropriate traffic crossing signals.  Additionally, remind your children not to use alleys; not to stop or speak with strangers; and not to accept a ride from a stranger.  Set your child up with a friend to go back and forth from school.   Finally, let your child know that it is important to report any such incident to you and the school (or other responsible adult) at the earliest possible time.  The police should be called.

I have also found that a good set of ground rules for extended, unsupervised play can really help keep everyone focused on what is best for our little ones as well.  Please remember to advise your children to always let you know where they will be, and let your children know that you will check to make sure that they are where they say they will be.   Also:

  1. Require your children to “check in” with you at various times during the day. 
  2. Require your children to let you know whom they are with.
  3. Remind them to only play with people that they know and trust.
  4. Remind them to go to a place of business or the nearest “safe place” to ask for help if they are not close enough to home to go safely to get help.
  5. Remind them to never accept rides of any sort in (car or truck) or on (motorcycle or bicycle) any sort of transportation from any stranger.


With your continued cooperation and support, we will continue to promote good safety and improve the overall well-being of our children in our schools and neighborhoods.  


It is the policy of River Forest Community School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap in its programs as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act (I.C. 22-9.1), Title VI and VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX (Educational Amendments), and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973).


Ella es la política de River Forest Community School Corporation no a discriminar sobre la base de raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, edad o minusvalía en sus programas como lo exige la ley Indiana sobre derechos civiles (I.C. 22-9.1), título VI y VII (Ley de derechos civiles de 1964, título IX (enmiendas de la educación), y Sección 504 (Ley de rehabilitación de 1973).