Meadow Heights Elementary School 4/15/22
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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
Principal's Virtual Coffee Chat, April 18 from 8:45-9:15
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
Construction On Campus
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.
- 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...
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
Tobacco Use Prevention Program
Sanctuary Task Force Resources
Sanctuary Task Force Website: http://www.smfcsd.net/en/superintendent/sanctuary-task-force/sanctuary-task-force.html
Support for SMFCSD Community Members
Impacted by the War in Ukrainehttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1PfBnOirgzUQyqdpKbYTa12koX9Nm99v7h_gHqprMkg8/edit?usp=sharing
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.
***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.
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
5/16 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
COVID-19 Related Links and Information
Purchase your Meadow Heights t-shirt, sweatshirt, hat, or other spirit wear here.