Principal’s Corner September 2014
Welcome back!! We had a very smooth start to the school year and I am so happy to have our students filing through the hallways again. I’ve seen many new faces already this year and I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to those who are new to the Meramec Heights family. My name is Mr. Gilman and this is my 11th year as the principal of Meramec Heights Elementary. If you ever have any questions or concerns or if you want to let us know when we are doing something that you really enjoy or appreciate feel free to call me at 636-296-4385.
New Staff This Year
Mrs. Sherman Nurse
Mrs. Jensen Kindergarten
Mrs. Wetzel Speech / Language
Mrs. McHawes PE
Mrs. Ridings Traveling Art Teacher
Mrs. Luh Traveling Music Teacher
Mr. Smith Traveling PE Teacher
Mrs. Shreve Aide
Mr. Lary Aide
When coming to pick up your children at the end of the day please do not park along either curb in the front of the school building. This space is designated as a bus-loading zone and we need all of the space available for the busses to maneuver. If you are a daily pick up parent, just come a few minutes after the busses leave (3:40) and you can pull up right in front of the building. I hope this alleviates some of the parking frustration. Parent pick-up is located in the cafeteria and make sure you ALWAYS sign your student out.
School attendance hours are 8:40 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. Parent drop-off starts at 8:20 a.m.; please try to avoid getting here before then to help us avoid a traffic back-up. Our attendance is kept for the state by the hour on every child so try to avoid having to pull your child out of school except for emergencies. If you do need to pick up your child early please sign them out at the front desk and wait for them in the hallway outside the office.
It has been proven that student achievement and learning are directly correlated to attendance. If a child misses school they miss out on instruction and therefore learning is impaired. We do not want children to come to school if they have a fever, are losing bodily fluid, have a contagious rash or head lice. Remember to please report absences to the office at 636-296-4385.