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Meadow Heights Elementary School 4/15/22

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Dear Families,

I hope you all had an enjoyable spring break. I traveled to Los Angeles with my family to visit some art colleges with my daughter. It's hard to believe we are already in the middle of April. This is the time of year when time flies by so fast. We have many exciting events to look forward to. The Stampede coming up in May, Student-Led Conferences, and our beloved Art Show will follow. Please take a look at the Stampede information below. Families are encouraged to volunteer on the day of the event at school.

Autism Acceptance Month

This April, the Autism Society of America is proud to continue its fourth annual #CelebrateDifferences campaign in honor of Autism Acceptance Month. Everyday, we work to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community to live fully. We believe that acceptance is creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it. And by everyone, we mean every unique individual: the implacable, imitable, and irreplaceable you.

Principal's Virtual Coffee Chat, April 18 from 8:45-9:15


Resourcefulness is the ability to find answers to questions using the resources available; finding creative solutions to problems.

What It Might Look Like

  • Actively seeking and finding answers to questions
  • Rereading the directions
  • Remembering something you used previously to help with a similar situation
  • Looking through your work area for what you need
  • Considering a different way to approach the situation
  • Making something new from something old
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Construction On Campus

Multi-Purpose Building

Meadow Heights was built in 1950, therefore the electrical system needs to be upgraded in order to support a new building and new HVAC (air conditioning) in classrooms. Students will not have access to the grass after spring break. A fence will be installed on the lower yard on the grass. The fencing will be a way to assure our students are out of the way and safe while construction begins underground in the grass area.


Preparation for new HVAC (air conditioning) in all classrooms is underway. The actual installation will occur this summer and at the beginning of the next school year. Classrooms should have fully operating A/C by October of the 2022-2023 school year.


In order to allow for construction and keep our students safe, fencing has been added to the upper and lower yards around the construction areas. Teachers spoke to students about our rules for staying safe around the construction areas.

Fence Rules:

  • We do not climb or pull on the fence
  • No throwing things over the fence ( keep all balls on the playground)
  • Stay at least an arm's length away from the fence

Footsteps 2 Brilliance Parent Information Night in Spanish

Footsteps 2 Brilliance Meeting in English Recap...

Here is a link to the F2B presentation on 4/12:

Parent Welcome: English:

Clever Kids University Pre-Reader Tutorial Video:

Clever Kids University I Can Read Tutorial Video;

Local Control Accountability Plan Family Engagement Sessions

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Family Education Opportunities in the Community

Tobacco Use Prevention Program

The San Mateo County Office of Education’s Tobacco Use Prevention Education program will host multiple workshops for families in April and May. View the flyer to get more information about how to attend!

Sanctuary Task Force Resources

Seeing Race: Talking with Your Kids About Ethnicity, Culture, and Inclusion

Donald E. Grant, Jr, PhD, Executive Director, Mindful Training Solutions, LLC

Thursday, April 21, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Live)


How can you talk with your kids about race/ethnicity, culture, diversity, and inclusion? Join Donald E. Grant, Jr., PhD, a mental health expert, social-cultural analyst, educator, DEI trainer, and social services advocate.

Dr. Grant is the executive director of Mindful Training Solutions, LLC and founder of the Center for Community & Social Impact at Pacific Oaks College.

Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.

This presentation is sponsored by the Redwood City School District, Sequoia Union High School District, Sequoia Healthcare District, Peninsula Health Care District, and The Parent Venture.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at

***NEW*** Second Harvest distributes food at College Park Elementary every other Saturday from 9 - 10:30 a.m. The next distribution is this Saturday, April 16th.

For more information on resources for parents, including food and shelter, check out the SMFCSD Wellness Resources webpage.

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April/May Dates To Remember

4/18 Principal's Virtual Coffee Chat

4/21 ELAC Meeting in person (subject to change)

4/22 Earth Day

5/2-5/6 Staff Appreciation Week

5/6 Stampede

5/16 Principal's Coffee Chat

5/19 PTA Mtg., 6:30

5/23 School Site Council, 3:00-4:00

5/30 Memorial Day, No School

6/2 Student-Led Conferences, 4:00-6:00 PM

SMFC District Calendars

2021-2022 SMFCSD Calendar

Approved by Board, February 18, 2021

2022-2023 SMFCSD Calendar

2023-2024 SMFCSD Calendar

*Board Approved, February 11, 2022

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Meadow Heights Spirit Wear

Purchase your Meadow Heights t-shirt, sweatshirt, hat, or other spirit wear here.

Meadow Heights Elementary School

Principal: Stephanie Fraumeni

Administrative Assistant: Janine Wrightson

School Office Assistant & Bilingual Community Worker: Erica Fowler

2619 Dolores Street l San Mateo l CA 94403

Office: 650-312-7566 Attendance: 650-312-7568

Office Hours: 8:00-4:00

2022-2023 & 2023-2024 SMFCSD School Calendars

2022-2023 SMFCSD Calendar

2023-2024 SMFCSD Calendar

*Board Approved, February 11, 2022