Meadows Messenger

Weekly update for the Meadows Elementary School community

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Who is "Color Guard" and what do the traditions mean in the presentation of the flag at the Veteran's Day Celebration?

At the Veteran's Day Celebration, Valencia High School Air Force Junior ROTC Color Guard cadets will be presenting the flag. "The color guard represents a long-standing tradition as soldiers or citizens present the nation’s flag at parades and ceremonies." The honor guard, the group of cadets carrying the flags and replica rifles or batons, is composed of two cadets in the middle carrying the American flag and state flag with one cadet on either side holding replica rifles or batons. At our school, the batons will serve as symbols of the protection of the United States of America, as well as the nation’s flag. The term “color guard” refers to the red, white and blue colors of the American flag. The crowd will stand at the presentation of the color guard and put their hand to their heart and listen to "The Star-Spangled Banner” as the flags are presented. The color guard and the national anthem serve the same purpose. They remind us that the Constitution and this country have provided us with many liberties and freedoms that we sometimes may take for granted".

Meadows Reminders...

Thank you so much to our Meadows Parent and Student Guardians for helping us keep our children and community safe during morning valet. Please remember to be patient and drive cautiously in both the front and back gate drop off areas. Thank you!

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APEX Fundraiser Starts Next Month

Get ready for it! We are going to have a blast at this year's fundraiser.

Foundation’s fundraiser, APEX, is coming up next month! To see where the funds are utilized and to meet the Board of Directors, please visit:

This fundraiser is the only fundraiser for all students other than Popcornopolis in the spring that pays for all enrichment and technology for our children.

After- School Enrichment Funded by the Meadows Foundation

Our Meadows Foundation is excited to support After School Enrichment for the 2019/2020 school year! Classes will be taught Wednesdays OR Thursdays from 2:45-3:45 pm from November 6 - December 12, 2019 for Session 1 (No classes will be held the week of November 18 due to Parent Teacher Conferences). There will be more sessions that will be offered in the Spring as well (classes to be determined). We will be asking for a $30 donation per student to develop a sense of commitment to the class and assist with teacher pay/materials. Class size is limited to 30 students; therefore, enrollment will be based on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Mrs. Dorroh, our Program Coordinator with questions about the after school classes.

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PTSA Events listed for 2019-2020

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Purchase Yearbooks-Sale 10% Off

Parents take an additional 10% Off Yearbooks Purchased by October 31st. The pass code is 10meadowsstars

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Final Mile Participants for 11/2 Event

Dear Final Mile Challenge Participants,

Here is some important information regarding the 2019 Final Mile Challenge:

Date: Saturday, November 2

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Park: Drop off and limited parking is available in the lot behind the new Porsche dealership. After you have dropped off your child, we suggest parking at the Westfield Valencia Town Center to cheer them on as they cross the finish line (adjacent to Chick-fil-A). A free shuttle service to and from the start line will be available for your convenience.

Note: Race bibs will be available for pick up at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, November 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the VIP area. A complimentary superheroes cape will also be available to the first 1,500 participants to check in at the Health and Fitness Expo. All participants unable to pick up their race bib on Friday, November 1 are expected to check in at least 20 minutes prior to their race time on Saturday, November 2 at the Final Mile Challenge start line.

On race day, participants are encouraged to wear their school’s spirit colors, or a superhero costume (no masks or accessories allowed).

City Staff, Volunteers, School Staff and School Representatives will be stationed along the marathon route to direct and cheer on the runners. School Principals and Assistant Principals are invited to assist with passing out medals at the finish line. Parents, please encourage students to run on their own, and only one parent running per child if needed. Absolutely no strollers, dogs, or siblings who have not been registered.

Thank you for participating in the Final Mile Challenge and together let’s cheer on your superhero as they cross the finish line!