Meadows Messenger

Weekly update for the Meadows Elementary School community

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March Events 3/2/20-3/13/20

Monday, March 2

  • 7:55am Family Flag Day
  • Wizard of Oz 2nd Grade Meeting at 3:00pm
  • 2:45pm-4:00pm Robotics

Tuesday, March 3

  • 2:45pm Chess in MPR
  • Art Class
  • 7:30am Math Olympics
  • 9:00am Placerita Jr. High School Orientation for 6th Grade
Wednesday, March 4
  • 2:40pm-3:45pm-Musical Rehearsal -MPR
Thursday, March 5
  • Cardboard Playground
  • Folk Dancing for 4th grade
  • Wizard of Oz 2nd Grade Auditions at 3:00pm
  • 5:30pm Strings 7:30pm Band Beginner's Musical Showcase-Concert for Beginning Musicians
  • 6:30pm GDAC
Friday, March 6
  • Early dismissal at 12:00pm.
  • Anti-Bullying Assembly by Mrs. Carson, Counselor
  • Minimum Day
  • Spring Pictures and Panorama Photo
  • 7pm-8:30pm Star Viewing Party
Monday, March 9
  • 2:45pm -4:00pm-Robotics
  • 2:45pm-3:45pm-2nd Grade Wizard of Oz Meeting

Tuesday, March 10

  • 7:30am Math Olympics
  • Art
  • Yearbook Photos for Orchestra, Chorus, GATE, Valet
  • Teachers train for Active Shooter with Sargent Ovalle
Wednesday, March 11
  • Orchestra-Bring your instruments.
  • 2:40pm-3:45pm-Musical Rehearsal-MPR
  • 2:45pm- After School Enrichment
  • 6:30pm Be SAFE Evening Meeting and Event for Newhall School District

Thursday, March 12

  • Folk Dance for 4th Grade
  • Field Trip-Packer, 5th grade CLWA
  • 2:45pm-3:45pm- After School Enrichment
  • 2:45pm-3:45pm- Wizard of Oz Rehearsal MPR
  • 6:00pm Parent Meeting for Active Shooter Drill with Sargent Ovalle

Friday, March 13

  • Anti-Bullying Assembly for Students with Mrs. Carson, Counselor
  • Minimum Day Instructional Planning
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Congratulations to Mrs. Hawthorne and Mrs. Boiles- Student Council Spirit Day Class Winners!

Congratulations to our primary class winners, Mrs. Hawthorne in Kindergarten and upper grades, Mrs. Boiles for having the most "western-wear" themed gear on for today's spirit day. You get the trophy!
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Family Flag Day on Monday, 3/2
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Attention to all Students Guardians and Interested Volunteers

Attention all Meadows Students Guardians!

Notices will be sent out again this week. We will be holding a meeting for interested students, Tuesday 3/3 at upper grade lunch.

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Women in History Comes to Meadows on 3/3 and the Week of 3/9

We are very excited for our annual Women in History program at Meadows. Every year the AAUW (American Association of University Women) select six prestigious women to recognize for their outstanding achievements and contributions to society. This program is a long standing tradition at Meadows and across 12 other local schools in the Santa Clarita Valley. Our parent volunteers have been very busy learning their parts and will don their costumes as they present these important figures to our classrooms. Thank you Emily Verdi, Kira Barlow, Genny Wilson, Lisa Howard, Richelle Boyd, and Alec Isbell-Torres for volunteering your time with this program.

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Science Fair

We are pleased to announce that the Meadows PTSA Science Fair will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2020. We encourage all students from TK-6th grade to participate in this fun event. To participate, please complete the online entry form by March 13, 2020. All students must fill out an entry form and only one entry per student is permitted. Students are to choose either a “Research and Display” or an “Experiment and Display” category for their project. Students may enter the science fair as a team; however both participants must be in the same grade. Teams will be limited to only two students per team. A copy of the science fair guidelines and rules is available with this message. Copies are also available in the school’s front office. Students are advised to refer to these as they complete their projects.

1) Online link for Science Fair registration/entry

2) PDF file for 2020 Meadows Science Fair Guidelines (attached)

Note: PDF file for Meadows Science Fair 2020 Entry Form.

Thanks again,


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Card Board Playground Returns This Week 3/5

Cardboard Playground returns on Thursday during TK-6 grade lunch periods (roughly 11am-1:30pm) and will be open to all students. As another option of playing, students will be able to build and use their imaginations to create with cardboard while learning and practicing the skills of collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork.

How can one get involved?

1. Sign up to volunteer by emailing or This isn’t just limited to Meadows parents. Grandparents and family members over age 18 may volunteer. Also, if you can't stay the entire 11-1:30 timeframe, that's ok too. We are working to ensure adequate coverage to allow for flexibility. Here is the lunch schedule:

· Setup & TK/K: 11-Noon

· Grades 1-3: Noon-12:45

· Grades 4-6: 12:45-1:45pm

2. Donate materials. Watch for material drop off events, where we will be seeking clean, staple-free, safe cardboard materials (recycled paper rolls, boxes, etc.), duct tape, markers, etc.

3. Encourage your child to come play, explore and be creative with their friends.

See you on the Cardboard Playground.

Stacey Hamblin & Richelle Boyd

Cardboard Playground Lead Parents

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Star Viewing Event with Telescopes

Friday, March 6th, 7-8:30pm

25577 Fedala Road

Santa Clarita, CA

Star Viewing party with telescopes hosted by Ms. Todd, 2nd grade teacher and the Santa Clarita Astronomy Club with professional grade telescopes. Drop by for a few minutes and learn about our solar system and stars. Ms. Todd has organized this event and has a passion for astronomy that she'd like to share with our community. We hope to see you there!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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School Safety and Parent Education on Lock Down and Active Shooter Drills Presented by Sargent Ovalle

Thursday, March 12th, 6-7:15pm

25577 Fedala Road

Santa Clarita, CA

Please save the date, on March 12th at 6pm, we will have Sargent Ovalle at Meadows speaking to parents about Lock Down Drills and situations at school campuses involving an active shooter. He will share his first hand knowledge and answer any questions you may have about school-wide safety and procedures specific to this topic. He has become the lead point person for all of Los Angeles during these emergency situations. He is training our staff on March 10th and will speak with parents for an evening parent talk on safety.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Meadows Foundation Open Position

Foundation is looking to fill the following role beginning July 1, 2020:

Board Member - Vice President, Fundraising (voting position)

The duties of the VP, Fundraising position are (but not limited to):

• Develop fundraising plan for the school year, along with the other four Board Members and Principal

• Take the lead on and execute the approved annual fundraising plan

• Vote on funds released to school per Principal request, one of five equal votes (majority rules)

• Correspond with other Board Members via email, text, or in-person meeting throughout the school year and possibly during the holiday and summer breaks to prepare for school year

• Attend annual Foundation Board Member meeting, annual Foundation Finance meeting, and occasional other meetings throughout the school year

• Term is a minimum of two years

If you’re interested in being considered for this position, please submit a resume and bio with qualifications to: by Friday, March 6th.

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Safety and Student Support Parent Engagement Night

Wednesday, March 11th, 6:30-8pm

24607 Walnut Street

Santa Clarita, CA

· Be SMART- parent information and education on gun safety

· NSD Health and Safety Plan Overview - provide parents with an update on the initial development of a Newhall School District Health and Safety multi-year plan

· Trauma Informed Practices Presentation - parent information and education on the impact trauma can have on our students

· NSD Threat Assessment Team - overview of this soon-to-be established team and the impact their work will have on our students across the District

RSVPs are enabled for this event.