Appointment of Ms. Lauren Overton

Via Mail:

Dear William M. Meredith Community:

It is with pleasure I announce the appointment of Ms. Lauren Overton as Leader of William M. Meredith School. Ms. Overton will officially begin her tenure as principal on July 1, 2016.

Ms. Overton brings with her a firm belief that all students have the capability to be exceptional. Her greatest strengths include: collaborative leadership, strategic planning, and empowering young people to become leaders. Hardworking and ambitious, she will work with all staff and community stakeholders to ensure students learn in a safe and nurturing environment, while keeping a laser-focus on academics.

I would be remiss if I did not thank Mrs. Cindy Farlino, for her dedication to our school and community for the past eight years. Please join me in wishing Mrs. Farlino well in her future endeavors.

Sincerely,

Dr. Sonya Harrison

Assistant Superintendent

Meredith music teacher, Cheryl Roebuck

Dear Meredith Families,

I am so very sad to report to you that our beloved Meredith music teacher Cheryl Roebuck passed away Saturday morning. Cheryl taught music at Meredith for 18.5 years and worked for our school district for 33 years.

She was scheduled to retire at the end of June, 2016. She battled a serious illness for many months and has not been in school.

She was an amazing teacher who uplifted our performing arts program to great heights. In addition, there are many, many of our students who have gone on to careers in the arts, due to her mentorship.

There is no information yet on any services, but we plan to invite the Roebuck family to Meredith School, in a few weeks to dedicate our auditorium to Cheryl.

On Monday we will have counselors on site for support for any students who will need it (some of our upper school kids will be very upset). We will also carefully craft words for the teachers, for them to report to the older students regarding her passing.

We thought it was important to give you this information prior to Monday, in case you want to discuss this with your children. Certainly this is your decision, but we anticipate that the school atmosphere on Monday may appear sad to your child.

With love and comfort,
Cindy

IMAGINE Meredith

Meet the Newish Kid on the Block:

The IMAGINE Meredith Committee

IMAGINE a MEREDITH campus that encompasses ART, GREEN space, and an INFORMATIVE indoor and outdoor environment; a city space with NATURE that nurtures, a safe area for children to run around and EXERCISE. A place where parents, faculty and staff, students and volunteers come together in service of our school, our community, and our world.

Our former Beautification Committee is now IMAGINE Meredith – a committee dedicated to enhancing our school environment, BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR. Please send an email to imaginemeredith@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering with our endeavors. If you were already receiving emails from the former committee, you will automatically be included in the new list.

Holiday Shopping

Hello everyone and Happy Holidays!! The annual Meredith Holiday shop is almost here.  The holiday shop gives your kids a chance to go shopping for the whole family – all items are under $5.00.  We need volunteers for this fun event.  Please sign up here or contact Lisa Chilinskas lmchilinskas@gmail.com

Holiday shopping just got easier! California Pizza Kitchen will donate 10% of all gift card purchases to Meredith School! Use the link to buy gift cards while supporting Meredith School.

If you are using Amazon for holiday shopping, be sure to follow the Amazon Smile Link for all of your shopping. Select Meredith School as your charity. A portion of your purchase comes back to the school.

And be sure to check our web site before you shop! Several online vendors will support Meredith if you visit their page by clicking on a link through our website — we’ll be adding more as we find them. Newly added: Everlane.

Learn 2 Ride

LEARN 2 RIDE

Wednesday, October 28th

Donate Your Old Bikes to Meredith’s Learn to Ride Event!

Have a bike collecting dust?

Have old bikes too small for your growing kids?

Find that old bike a new rider…Meredith is accepting donated bikes in ALL conditions

  • Roll them into the schoolyard on Fridays and we will take care of the rest
  • Donated bikes will be checked and prepped by Rob from Community Bikes and Boards
  • Contact Aimee Cohen during drop off or at alcohen@philasd.org

Does your Meredith Student want to learn how to ride a bike?

Meredith’s next Learn to Ride event is on Wednesday, October, 28th beginning at 8:45AM

Forms are available here.

Safe Riding Everyone!

Get to know Meredith!

All new parents, current parents and interested parents…please come out to Bridget Foy’s and take the opportunity to socialize with and meet other Meredith families. Find out more about Meredith and ways you can get involved in our school community. Committee members will be on hand to answer questions all evening and presentations will begin at 7pm.

Wednesday, October 14
6-9 pm
Bridget Foy’s
200 South Street

Complimentary snacks with cash drink specials