Welcome to Mission Meadows!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2019/2020 school year at Mission Meadows Elementary School – a Leader in Me school! I feel honored and privileged to have the opportunity to work with our highly qualified and dedicated Mission Meadows’ staff, the amazing students, and our supportive parent community. This will be my seventh year as the proud principal of Mission Meadows, and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with all of you as we engage in the educational process together.

As a Leader in Me school, teachers and staff are committed to providing high quality instruction using a supportive “whole-child” approach to learning to create well-rounded learners who will be prepared to be “life-ready” 21st century leaders. Using the Leader in Me philosophy, students learn how to incorporate the “Seven Habits of Happy Kids” into their daily experiences both at school and at home. For more information on the Leader in Me program, please visit: https://www.leaderinme.org/familydevelopment/

Our vision at Mission Meadows is to support the Vista Unified School District in its efforts to be the model of educational excellence and innovation. Teachers at Mission Meadows are implementing Common Core State Standards (CCSS) using multiple modalities of learning including the effective integration of technology. In addition, teachers plan curriculum focused on integrated learning opportunities in the areas of Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical Thinking (4Cs) - all of which are essential components of 21st century learning skills. While learning the 4Cs, students begin to understand how to apply what they learn in class to real-world problems with an emphasis on building capacity in order for them to become academically prepared for “college and career” after high school.

School safety is a top priority at Mission Meadows. By providing a safe and inclusive learning environment, each student has an opportunity to learn and successfully grow academically, emotionally, and socially. School safety is ensured through staff/student trainings in the areas of social and emotional curriculum, in addition to safety drills which occur monthly. Parent participation is highly encouraged at Mission Meadows.

Research shows that parental involvement in a child’s education benefits the child including higher levels of academic achievement, positive attitudes, and greater maturity and responsibility. Because of these benefits to students, I highly encourage you to volunteer in some capacity at Mission Meadows. Please consider volunteering in your child’s classroom and/or becoming involved in the PTA, School Site Council, or ELAC committee. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please see page 12 of our handbook.

We are excited you are a member of the Mission Meadows Elementary School learning community. Please do not hesitate to call our office if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to an amazing 2019/2020 school year! Go Mustangs!

Sincerely,

Dr. Bill Porter

Bill Porter, Ed.D.
Email: billporter@vistausd.org
Principal, Mission Meadows Elementary
Twitter: @mmmustangs