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A National Paideia Center Model School

Meadowfield Reads

We are excited to be partnering with the Southeast Branch Public Library. Summer reading kicks off this Saturday, June 4th at the library, 9:00 - 5:00. Stop by and sign up. If you can't make it Saturday, check their RCPL website or drop in to pick up your summer reading card.

Miss us already? Come join members of the Meadowfield staff at the Southeast Branch Public Library all summer long. We will read stories and help you check out books! See you at the library!

June 4-9:00-1:00 p.m.

June 8-5:30-7:00 p.m.

June 10-10-12 p.m.

June 16-1-3:00 p.m.

June 23-5:30-7:00 p.m.

June 25-11-1:00 p.m.

July 1-10-12:00 p.m.

July 6-5:30-7:00 p.m.

July 13-5:30-7:00 p.m.

July 23-11-1:00 p.m.

July 28-5:30-7:00 p.m.

The learning never stops! Students complete the summer bingo card and return to school an artifact of their learning (journal, expert book, photos from an excursion, etc.) for a special end of summer treat.  

Summer Bingo 2016.pdf
Check out the updated Parent-Student Handbook for 2016 found under the Parent Resources tab. 

We are getting ready for a GREAT school year.  Check out the supply list for 2016-2017. See you soon!
School Supply List 2016-2017.pdf
Welcome New and Returning Meadowfield Families! Please see the attached letter for important information to help you prepare for school. 
2016-2017 Welcome Letter.pdf

“Thanks to a new federal program, The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), all Richland One students will be able to eat breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks at no charge!  Parents, no application is required and no money is needed to purchase these meals.  Please contact Student Nutrition Services at 803-231-6953 or the cafeteria for more information.”

You can now order your
Meadowfield spirit wear online!

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Meadowfield Elementary 
School PTO

Check out the Meadowfield Spotlight
where you will find items that deserve a little extra attention!

We believe the purpose of Meadowfield Elementary, A National Paideia Model School, is to provide a quality education that is at once more rigorous and more accessible, to develop responsible citizens and to nurture life-long learners.

Individuals for productive citizenship within a
Active learning environment

At Meadowfield we will Prepare All Individuals for productive citizenship within a Democratic, Engaging, Inclusive, Active learning environment.

We are Meadowfield, a National Paideia Model School leader in transforming lives through project-based learning, Socratic seminar, and student leadership.

We believe
·         All children learn.
·         All children deserve the same quality of schooling within a safe, supportive environment.
·         Learning is the activity of the learners own mind in response to opportunities and effort, with teachers acting as supportive academic coaches.
·         Schooling is preparation for becoming generally educated in the course of a whole lifetime.  
·         All children should be prepared to be good citizens, to make a good life and to earn a decent livelihood.
·         The types of teaching that should occur in our school are didactic teaching of subject matter, coaching that produces the skills of learning and Socratic questioning in seminar discussion.
·         The results of this teaching should be the acquisition of organized knowledge, the formation of habits of skill in the use of language and mathematics and the growth of the understanding of ideas and values.
·         Each child’s achievement should be evaluated in terms of that child’s personal growth.
·         The principal of the school should not only be an administrator but a lead teacher who is cooperatively engaged with the school’s staff.
·         The administrators and staff of the school should themselves be actively engaged as life-long learners.

Performance Goals

1.  Incrementally increase the academic achievement of all students in all core academic areas.

2.  Ensure that staff is knowledgeable, competent, productive, and highly qualified. 

3.   Improve clarity and communication of opportunities for school         involvement and advance parent and public understanding and support of our National Paideia Model School.
We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 11
Meet Your Teacher/Drop Off Supplies
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, August 13
Parent Event
Mustang Play Date - Woodland Park
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, August 15
First Day of School!
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Parent Event
Boo Hoo Breakfast
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
Tuesday, August 23
Open House
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

From the Principal

Welcome to Meadowfield Elementary, a National Model Paideia School! Meadowfield is an exciting, vibrant, neighborhood school because of our wonderful team of teachers, staff, and our supportive families and community. We are committed to providing challenging and exciting learning experiences for our students. I am very proud of the positive learning environment we offer and the opportunities students have to learn through engaging, hands-on activities.
Meadowfield is the first school in South Carolina to offer the unique Paideia approach to learning. The word Paideia comes from the Greek pais, paidos meaning “the upbringing of a child.” The Paideia philosophy encourages children to be active participants in a democratic learning environment. Through units of study, known as Paideia Coached Projects, students are involved in rigorous, multi-disciplinary project-based learning experiences that encourage student choice, and result in a final product or performance presented to an audience outside the classroom. Our students learn to communicate their ideas effectively through writing and discussions with other students. Please come visit us and see Paideia in action!
We are very fortunate at Meadowfield to have supportive parents, families and community partners. There are many opportunities for parents and families to participate in our school events including our Paideia seminars and coached projects. Three times a year we host student led conferences where students share their prepared portfolio of assessments at the end of the first, second and third nine week grading periods. This experience helps our students build responsibility for their own learning, self-evaluation, and goal setting, and enhances and promotes their communication skills. We hope to see you often at these and other Meadowfield events.
Thank you for the opportunity to teach your precious children. We are looking forward to a successful year. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.
Dr. Christine LeBlanc, Principal