Letter from Principal DeAguiar

  • Angie DeAguiar Welcome to Meadows Elementary, home of the Mighty Mustangs. I am Angie DeAguiar, principal here at Meadows. I would like to share a little about who I am. I love football (Go Hawks), the outdoors and spending time with my son, family and friends.  I am very adventurous. It’s not unlikely to see me jumping out of airplanes, zip lining, climbing mountains or riding the surf at the beach on my boogie board.  Some of my most peaceful moments have been taking runs on the beach or skiing down a hill covered in snow.  I am in my 24th year of education; all in the North Thurston Public Schools. I’ve taught P.E. as well as Kindergarten through 4th grade.  I am honored to say this is my eighth year as principal at Meadows Elementary.  In a typical school year, I find joy spending time in classrooms, on the playground and throughout the halls of Meadows getting to know the students. Watching them explore and grow both academically and socially fills my soul with pride. While the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented us from seeing the students throughout the halls this Fall, we do have the opportunity to drop in on live zoom or Google Meet sessions. It is great to see our students engaging in remote learning daily. 
    I am proud of the staff here at Meadows.  Their hard work and dedication is admirable. Teachers have spent countless hours preparing to deliver instruction to your children in a remote setting. Learning a whole new way of teaching in a short period of time is difficult, but the staff here at Meadows faced the challenge with dedication and determination.  Ensuring your children have the best possible education no matter the setting, was their top priority. When I visit Zoom or Google meetings, children are engaging with the teachers throughout the lessons.  This type of learning my not be ideal, but both the staff and students are making the best out of a difficult situation. We believe that students, staff and parents are all part of this school community where continuous learning and student engagement is valued.  Meadows Elementary is a place where our classrooms and or our virtual zoom/Google classrooms are filled with students actively engaged in exciting learning activities. Teachers, paraeducators and parents work and learn together to ensure our school community provides the best possible learning environment for our students.  A big THANK YOU to all of our parents who are working hard to help your children during this pandemic.  Your support of our staff and the support you offer your children is much appreciated.  We know how hard this is on our families.  We look forward to the time we can all safely be back in the building learning and growing together 
    Increasing student voice throughout Meadows Elementary is our goal. During this pandemic, we have reached out to various students who have expressed interest in helping Mr. Moore Devine and I deliver our weekly morning announcements and generate some inspirational videos for our students here at Meadows.  We will continue to think of creative ideas to get our students involved and visible to our student body.  Our students here at Meadows are truly amazing young people and giving them an opportunity to shine is exactly what we need at this time.  
    Everyone at Meadows honors our Mustang Motto: Be Safe, Respectful, Responsible and Peaceful.  We are a Kids at Hope school and believe that all children are capable of success “NO EXCEPTIONS”.
    It's an honor to be a part of the North Thurston Public Schools where all staff work hard to ensure all students feel valued, see themselves represented in their classrooms and have the best opportunity to experience success.   
    Thank you for being such an important part of our school community.  As always, don’t hesitate to stop by and say hello. 
    Angie DeAguiar-Principal