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Update on New Playground

        I want to provide an update on the progress toward purchasing a new playground. Dr. Schwalbe has really taken charge of this project and has done a wonderful job of managing the project. As we move forward we will provide updates as to where we are on the process so the community is in the loop. We recently met with multiple vendors to solicit opinions and drawings of potential playgrounds. These drawings are created to provide a very accurate rendering of what our $50,000.00 can buy for our kids to enjoy. As we receive the drawings we will be presenting them to the parent club to receive input on the ideas submitted for the area. We will also be asking the students for their input on the playground in certain areas as well. As we receive ideas for the playground area, we will be developing a request for proposal to send out through the district to solicit bids. This is the formal document that companies will submit their bids for, and then we select a vendor to purchase the equipment from and have them install as well. The ultimate goal is to have the playground installed and ready for kids by the beginning of school next year. There’s a lot of factors that play into it being installed and the timeline, but it’s safe to aim as beginning of next year as a completion date. It’s a very exciting time as our community is being rewarded for the hard work through fundraising for the past years. I am most excited to provide our kids with a brand new structure that will be a great place to play and grow.

Have a great weekend!


Dustin W. Bain


Twitter: @educate_bain 

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser: This coming Monday, on President’s Day, Meramec will be hosting a fundraiser night at Buffalo Wild Wings in Fenton. We are entered in a March Madness Bracket Challenge to compete against other schools. The school who raises the most money moves onto the next round. Regardless of the result of the competition, a portion of the night’s proceeds will go back to our school. Kids are off school all day and the offer is good all day long! Get ready to eat wings!

Important Music Information: Due to a scheduling conflict with the parent transition information night at Ridgewood on Thursday, March 9th, the music program on the same night (for 3rd/4th grade, all-district choir, and choir) will be rescheduled.  We will also be rescheduling the remaining music programs and performing grade levels for the school year to intentionally protect the Spring testing window.

Here is the tentative rescheduled list of music events to mark your calendars:

Please contact Mrs. Hann, music teacher, at her e-mail with any concerns.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding and support.

Yearbooks On Sale: The yearbook for this year is now available for order. All students should have brought home an order form this week. The yearbooks cost $14.00. All orders are due by Tuesday, February 28th.

Upcoming Events:

February 20: No School President’s Day
February 20: Buffalo Wild Wing Fundraiser at Fenton Location

February 22: REACH Equations Tournament 9:00AM-12:00PM

February 23: Sky Zone Fundraiser 4:00-8:00PM