Welcome to Meadow Lake Elementary School!     

In an environment of mutual trust and respect, Meadow Lake will, in partnership with parents and community, enable all children to learn and become productive caring citizens in an ever changing world.

Meadow Lake Elementary is a Pre-K through Grade 5 elementary school located in the Robbinsdale School District. We have a veteran staff that has taught many children through the years. Currently, we have approximately 650 students that attend our school. There are 4 sections per grade level. 

Meadow Lake Office (763)504-7700
Fax Line: (763)504-7709
Absence Line: (763)504-7710

August 2018 - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

9:20 am - Doors Open and Bag Breakfast
9:25 am - School Start Time
3:40 pm - Parent Pick Up Time
3:45 pm - Buses Load
4:00 pm - Meadow Lake Office Closes

9:25 am - 12:00 pm - Pre-K/AM Class Time
1:10 pm - 3:45 pm - Pre-K/PM Class Time


Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s):


We are so excited to start the 2018 - 2019 school year! Summer is now ending and it is time for the little ones to enter the school. It is always exciting to watch them as they come into school, find their classroom, and get cozy in their desk. They grow up SO FAST!


​Bus Pictures

​We know that everyone loves to take pictures on the first day of school. We just ask that this is a quick picture as we have to keep the buses running on schedule! 


​School Hours

Our school hours are 9:25 am - 3:45 pm. Students should arrive at 9:20 am. Children are not allowed to be dropped off before that time as we do not have supervision for the children. If your child is walking to school, please take a walk to Meadow Lake Elementary today for proper timing. Yes, Mrs. Larson is also our patrol captain this year! She is back for another year of keeping our students safe! Please make sure you introduce your child to Mrs. Larson on the first day of school.


If you ever have a change in plans, please email the teacher before 10:00 am. 


Car ​Drop Off Of Students

Car drop off of students is in the front parking lot. However, this area is also shared with the buses. It is important to join the line of cars and be patient. 


​Transportation (Bus Information)

​Please check your parent portal for bus information. If you do not know your access to the parent portal, please visit the Meadow Lake Elementary website (mle.rdale.org) and use the drop down for parents. Go to PARENT PORTAL and then the system will connect to the page. On the left side is PARENT PORTAL registration. You may also contact transportation at (763)504-8107 if you have questions on pick up or drop off times.


​Chromebook Insurance Fee

​All fifth graders are required to pay a Chromebook Insurance Fee. The fee is $37 and can be paid through the parent portal. You may also send a check to school (made out to: Robbinsdale School District) and give the fee to the classroom teacher.


​Birthday Treats

Meadow Lake Elementary does not allow any birthday treats. Students can donate a book to the library for their birthday. Please send a note to: jane_gottfried@rdale.org and she will help your child select a book. Any birthday treats that are sent will not be handed out to the children. We are a wellness school and also have many children with allergies so it is important that everyone adheres to this policy.


​Free and Reduced Lunch Forms

The envelopes that you received at Open House have the Free and Reduced Lunch Information and sign up sheet. You may also sign up online at: Free and Reduced Lunch Online Form


School Security

​Security is always our top priority for our students. Parents must always have an appointment or volunteer hour in the classroom in order to be allowed into the school. A driver's license is required for scanning purposes in order to help in the classrooms. We do not allow parents or younger siblings to attend recess. As stated above, security is always our top priority for our students.


​Breakfast and Lunch Menus

​Please visit this website to view the breakfast and lunch menus for Meadow Lake. Breakfast and Lunch Menus


​Mark clothing, lunch boxes and jackets

​It is always important to mark clothing, lunch boxes and jackets. This helps us get the items back to the child. Mark these items with the child's first and last name. All lost and found is donated at the end of the month.


​Final Thoughts

​Believe it or not, we all have "jitters" for the first day of school. The staff does not sleep well the first night. There are butterflies in our stomachs too. But, we are looking forward to starting the school year and have waited and waited for this day.


A special thank you to the staff at Meadow Lake. They have been in working on the lessons and the classrooms during the entire month of August. I kept reminding them that they are on summer break - but they kept working. I love their energy and love for our children.


We hope you hear many great conversations at the dinner table tomorrow night. Enjoy this last day of summer with your child(ren).



Ms. Benz


Please click on the link to find the 2018 - 2019 School Supply List:
2018-2019 Supply List English .pdf
2018-2019 Supply List Somali.pdf
2018-2019 Supply List Spanish.pdf

It is important that school registration for new students is done as early as possible. This allows us to receive the student records and prepare for the school year. To register your child, please visit the:

Education Service Center
4148 Winnetka Avenue, New Hope

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