Meister's Field Day was rescheduled to Tuesday, June 1st due to the rain this week. We will be having a COVID-safe Field Day where grade levels will go outside and rotate through 8 different events. Please send your child(ren) dressed appropriately for playing outdoors and running (gym shoes). We will keep classes separated, practice social distancing, and the Meister PTO is providing water and popsicles for each child. *Due to COVID guidelines, this will not be an open event as in past years, but we want to have some "normal" fun activities for the students at the end of the year. A letter from Mrs. Pante, our P.E. teacher is attached with more information.
Please see attached letter regarding RF Scholarships
St. Joseph's Carmelite Home in East Chicago experienced a fire this past Sunday and they need our help. They are a local resource that offers emergency shelter care, support for teen mothers and infant care, as well as residential care for children. If you are interested in helping out, you can drop off items listed in the attached image to any vestibule at a RF school. Let's come together as a community to help out!
Boys & Girls Club, Free Day for Kids, Saturday, May 15 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
If you haven't come by for Kindergarten Round-up today (May 4th), we are still open from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Students must be 5 by August 1st and you'll need to bring your 4 proofs of residency, birth certificate, Social Security Card, Immunization Records, and a Photo ID for the parent/guardian. Our Round-up is "COVID friendly"! Just pull up to a parking spot with a crate and a # and we will come out to give you information and to take your child inside for a quick screener by our awesome Kindergarten teachers while you fill out some papers for us.
Just a quick update about the Fire Drill on Friday. A staff member was with a primary class on Friday during a planned fire drill at 2:30pm. While exiting the building the staff member fell and had an injury. Our staff was quick to respond and call 911 and one of our School Resource Officers was onsite and ambulances arrived quickly. The drill lasted about 1minute and 30 seconds then we quickly returned to classes and our staff member was transported to St. Mary's in Hobart. Mr. Worthington went along with her in the ambulance and she was treated and released later that evening and is home and resting. A BIG "Thanks" to our staff for acting quickly and our students for following directions during a drill and medical emergency, and our parents who were patient in the pick-up line. Thank you for your concerns and well wishes to our staff member.
Eric Worthington, less than a minute ago Tuesday, May 4th is KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP! If you have a child in our area who will be 5 by August 1st, they can come to Meister that day from 9am-12pm & 1-4pm to be tested while parents have their documents copied. For your upcoming Kindergartener, go online and complete the "new student registration" (see the link below) by choosing the "Meister" link then come to Meister on Tuesday with 4 proofs of residency, Social Security card, birth certificate, immunization records, and a photo identification. We hope to see you there! Spread the word to your neighbors in our area! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1176118/New_Student_Registration_2020-2021__2_.pdf
This is a reminder for 5th graders that ILEARN Testing begins this Monday, May 3rd. In-person students and virtual students should either ride the bus or be dropped off at Door F (behind the gym) between 8:05AM and 8:30AM. Virtual students in both Ms. Conrad's and Ms. Meyers' classes will be testing and eating breakfast and lunch with Mrs. Woods in the Title I Room and have a separate recess to be sure we are providing a safe environment for them. 5th grade will be testing from Monday, May 3rd until the next Monday on May 10th. Please remember that Tuesday, May 4th is a planned e-Learning day for the entire district, so students will do their work from home that day. Please check your email for the this reminder message as well as a copy of the testing schedule. Note that 5th grade is in purple on the schedule.
This is a reminder for 4th graders that ILEARN Testing begins this Friday, April 23rd. In-person students and virtual students should either ride the bus or be dropped off at Door F (behind the gym) between 8:05AM and 8:30AM. Virtual students in Mrs. Biernat's class will eat breakfast and lunch in the classroom and have a separate recess to be sure we are providing a safe environment for them. We are starting this Friday to get the practice tests completed so we can focus on the English, Math, and Science tests required for 4th grade the next week. 4th graders will test the following week each day Monday, April 26th, thru Friday, April 30th as well. Please check your email for the reminder message and a copy of the testing schedule. Note that 4th grade is in orange on the schedule.
Order your Yearbook by Friday!
Here's a great article about our recycling program at Meister. Mrs. Hecht sponsored this program this year and nominated our 3 janitors who help with our recycling program. They won 4th place based on an essay submitted by Mrs. Hecht! Thanks you Miss Dorris, Miss Donna, and Miss Evelyn!
The required State ILEARN Test Window opens next Monday, April 19th, for students in 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade. Virtual students learning from home must come to school on the days their grade takes the test so it can be given by a certified and licensed teacher. Please note the Calendar I have emailed you includes a group of days for each grade. Students can ride the bus or be dropped off at Door F behind the gym These tests will take about 5-6 days, but we have included plenty of breaks and space for them. The Testing Calendar below is included in English and Spanish. 3rd grade will be the first to begin testing next Monday, April 19th. We will be trying to test one grade at a time. These ILEARN Testing Calendars were emailed to current virtual families in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades and can be found on our school website and Facebook page.
Hello RFCSC Families, The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana - Lake Station Club would like to invite you to join them for a fun-packed summer! Space is limited on field trips. Spots are reserved in the order that payment is received. Field trip opens for registration the Wednesday prior to the week of the field trip. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.
Mrs. Hecht's 4th grade class at Meister designed and submitted a recycle bin for a contest sponsored by Pepsi. WE HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AS 1 OF THE 7 FINALISTS NATIONWIDE AND COULD WIN $2,500!!! Please go on this link, click on our "Moooove to Recycle" Cow, and "Like" it to cast a vote for us: https://pep.si/3a8fwVk
Please use the link below if you currently have a virtual student. There is a very short survey about your preferences for the possibility of virtual learning options for next year. Please complete this short survey this weekend. Thank You! (Utilice el enlace a continuación si actualmente tiene un estudiante virtual. Hay una encuesta muy breve sobre sus preferencias sobre la posibilidad de opciones de aprendizaje virtual para el próximo año. Complete esta breve encuesta este fin de semana. ¡Gracias!) https://forms.gle/nvJJafwwxXrwRDkJ7
Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday at Twin Oaks Park starting at 10AM! Check out the attached flyer for more info and details!
Tuesday, March 30th, is an early release day due to Parent Teacher Conferences. Students will be dismissed at 1:45pm and conferences will be online or by phone from 2:00-6:30pm.
River Forest Welcomes Parents: Jermaine Galloway, the "Tall Cop" is presenting to the community on April 13th 6-7:30 PM. Hobart High School Great Hall - Enter Door 1. The presentation with Jermaine will be virtual, but parents will come in-person due to the content. No children will be allowed.
March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month Miss Murphy, our special education teacher, and Miss Ploszaj, our counselor, have collaborated to put together a Spirit Week for next week (March 15th-March 19th). Mon - Throw Kindness Like Confetti: Black and Yellow Day Tues - United We Stand in Kindness: Red, White, & Blue Day Wed - Meister Vikings Are Kind: Green Day Thurs - Save the World With Kindness: Career Day/Dress for Success Friday - Dare to Dream Big: Pajama Day
We are having dollar pajama day Friday to raise money for a former Meister student who has been dealing with an illness. You are free to wear pajamas that are APPROPRIATE for one dollar. If you choose, you can donate above that by putting money in an envelope with the student's and teacher's name on it.