Meadows Messenger

Weekly update for the Meadows Elementary School community

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January Events for 1/19/20-2/2/20

Monday, January 20

  • Martin Luther King Day, No School

Tuesday, January 21

  • Fire drill for students
  • Cabrillo Marine Biology Aquarium Outreach Begins Visiting with Classes (1/21-1/29)
Wednesday, January 22
  • Meadows Spirit Gear order forms and payment due today.

Thursday, January 23

  • 6:30pm NSD Open House at Wiley Canyon

Friday, January 24

  • Early dismissal at 12:00pm.
  • Popcornopolis Orders due today.
Monday, January 27
  • 3:05pm-4:05pm School Site Council
Tuesday, January 28
  • 2:45pm Chess in MPR
Wednesday, January 29
  • Anti-Vaping Education by Deputy Travis Sabadin for 6th Graders
Thursday, January 30
  • Rockstar Picnic
Friday, January 31
  • Early dismissal at 12:00pm.
  • Student Council Spirit Day-We encourage everyone to come to school wearing CRAZY SOCKS

Monday, February 3

  • Family Flag Day
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Meadows Students Guardians

Dear Families,



We are looking for students to participate on the Student Guardians Team. We are looking for students who are interested in volunteering during our morning valet. If your child has signed up before, please have them fill out the form to continue! We sincerely appreciate your help each morning. As a reminder, Student Guardians Team members will help assist our safety supervisors and parent volunteer Meadows Guardians with front and back gate morning arrivals. Students in 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade are eligible to participate. Please see the attached letter for the application and details. Applications are due this Friday.


Mrs. Van Gelderen

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Popcornopolis Sales Due this Friday, 1/24

All 6th grade students sell Popcornopolis. Get your Valentines Day gifts and support Meadows 6th graders. They are fundraising for their 6th grade end of the year graduation party and activities. If you are interested in making a purchase, we have forms in the front office.
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Last Chance to Purchase Meadows Spirit Gear

An order was sent home this last Wednesday for Meadows Spirit Gear. All order forms are due this next Wednesday, 1/22.
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PTSA Executive Board Member Openings- Volunteers Needed

Do you love…Making connections? Giving back to our community? Organizing Social events? Enriching your child’s learning experience? Are you a natural born leader? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we need YOU! We’re seeking energetic, enthusiastic, and well-organized parents to fill available PTSA E-Board Volunteer positions.


When you join PTSA, you join a community that encourages student achievement and enriches their learning experience. We believe in building partnerships between our families and our school. Research proves kids do better academically, when parents are involved. We welcome you to get involved.



The following positions will be on our March 18th, 2020 election ballot.

1. President

2. Vice President

3. Recording Secretary

4. Treasurer

5. Financial Secretary



Officer positions serve a 2-year term starting July 1st, 2020.See attached document. Please email Patti Mawer patti.mawer@meadowsptsa.org

Please include a brief description of yourself and what position you’re interested in running for.

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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Ocean Outreach Department

Starting on January 21st, classes will be experiencing the Ocean Outreach Program through the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium which is taking a field trip to the ocean without leaving our school. Students will be taught about what lives in the sea in interactive hands-on experiences in our science lab. Live sea animals will be presented including starfish, crabs, lobsters and sea turtles. Students will learn about animals in their habitat, tide pools and will be taught about marine biology. These exciting experiences are offered to our students through your contributions to our Meadows Foundation. Thank you for supporting these enrichment opportunities!
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Women in History Volunteers Needed

Women in history has been a program at Meadows Elementary School for several years now. The AAUW (American Association of University Women) choose six renowned women every year to present to over 12 local schools. The women chosen have made major contributions in science, sports, academics, literature, society, etc. This year we are featuring female authors. Last year we focused on women athletes, the year before scientists, and the year before that First Ladies. Volunteers sign up to portray one of these characters. They are given a script and perform a short ten minute presentation in a classroom. The kids enjoy it and ask questions after the presentations. The presentations are based solely on the volunteer’s schedule. Volunteers can present in however many or few classes chosen.


If anyone is interested in being involved, please contact Emily Banks Verdi, Meadows parent at embbanks@hotmail.com (there are two "b"s in this email). Please let her know if you have any questions. The event is held in March and is an easy way for parents to get involved at Meadows.

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PTSA Events listed for 2019-2020

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