Meachem Elementary

Kathryne Moulton
Principal

Administration:

Katelynn Killmore
Vice Principal

DASA Coordinators:

Katelyn Killmore
Shannon Geer

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4610
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-4612

School Address:

171 Spaulding Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13205

School Hours:

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Meachem's Vision:
The vision of Meachem Elementary is to provide an environment that develops life-long learners who are peaceful, productive, healthy, and happy.

Meachem's Mission:
In collaboration with students, families, and the community, Meachem will provide a safe and supportive learning environment that is committed to growing the whole student. With strong relationships at its core, Meachem will provide personalized learning experiences to propel each student to meet their full potential.

 

Greetings Parents and Families of Meachem Elementary School,
 
We are excitedly preparing for the opening of school as the first day of school is approaching, on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. This is going to be another amazing year at Meachem! We are evermore committed to providing the best education possible to our students. The staff and I are eager to continue to grow and learn as educators and to help your children develop the skills necessary to be successful students who are lifelong learners. We are excited to continue to be PAX to the max this school year!  Using PAX schoolwide greatly contributes to our healthy and happy community that is established at Meachem and has been proven to increase student engagement and time on task.  The staff and I look forward to sharing more information with you about the work we are doing over the course of the school year.

In preparation for this school year, our focus remains on improving student achievement in ELA and in Math.  Meachem is a personalized learning school where small group instruction is offered to all students at every grade level for both Math and ELA.  This school year we have many intervention programs that can personalize your children’s learning, such as additional AIS teachers, Lexia, myOn, ST math, and Dreambox.  Also, the afterschool program will be offered to all of our students from 3 pm to 5 pm, Monday thru Thursday beginning mid-October. 

Highlights and Upcoming Events:

  • Staff Announcements: I am thrilled to welcome back many of our outstanding staff and to welcome our new colleague at Meachem, Ms. Coggins, 3rd grade teacher.
  • PTO: Our PTO is a wonderful partner for our school! Each year our PTO provides tremendous amounts of volunteer and organizing events at Meachem. Please look for their table that will be set up on the first day of school to sign up to become a volunteer.  Their first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm. 
  • Orientation is on Thursday, August 31, 2017:  All families of Kindergarten students and students new to Meachem are welcomed and encouraged to attend orientation.  This event begins at 5:00 pm. 
  • Welcome Back Hot Dog Roast is on Thursday, August 31, 2017: Come out and enjoy a light dinner and meet some of Meachem staff as well as other Meachem families at 5:30 pm.
  • First day of school is on Wednesday, September 6, 2017: Students are let in the building at 8:40 am and instruction begins each day promptly at 9:00 am.  Dismissal will begin at 2:50 each day, please make sure you have arrangements set up prior to the first day of school.
  • Curriculum Night is on Thursday, September 21, 2017: The event will begin at 6:00 pm and conclude at 7:30 pm.  This is an important night when you can meet your student’s teachers and learn about their “school world.” 

To stay up-to-date with Meachem news and events, please check the SCSD Meachem website and our school’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/meachemelementary.  To improve our communication with families, there will be a Sunday night message sent out to all Meachem community members through our school messenger system with reminders and updates.  Also, beginning this school year we will offer a ‘Coffee with the Principal’ session each month.

Again, I am looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday, August 31st at our annual Welcome Back Hot Dog Roast.  If you have any questions in the interim, please give us a call at 315- 435- 4610 or email me at kmoulton@scsd.us.  Enjoy the remainder of your summer!

Sincerely,
 
Katie Moulton
Principal
School News
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Opportunity Culture Expands, Bringing More Excellent Teaching to SCSD Schools: This year, five new SCSD schools have implemented Opportunity Culture, a staffing model designed to provide more students with access to excellent teaching while also providing teachers with added support and room for career advancement.   To make this happen, schools designate Multi-Classroom Leaders (MCLs) to collaborate with content area teachers on strategies and best practices. MCLs serve as mentors and team leaders, allowing them to assist other teachers and gain leadership experience ... more >>


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Downloads

SIG Final Report and the 2017-18 Continuation Plan
District Led- School Review Report