Meadow Heights Mustangs Newsletter

August 6, 2021

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We had a successful kindergarten back-to-school night meeting this week. I'm looking forward to seeing more families next Tuesday for the Principal's BTSN. Many of our classrooms are almost ready to receive our students soon. The bus schedule has not been shared with me at this time. I will communicate with families as soon as we have more information regarding the bus schedule. Starting Saturday, you can tell your kids that there are 5 more nights of sleep until the first day of school! Enjoy your weekend and I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Principal's Back To School Information 8/10 4:00-5:00

Join Principal Fraumeni for information about safety protocols on August 10th, 4:00-5:00. All Back To School Meetings will be held virtually this school year.

Zoom Link:

The office will email each family on Wednesday, August 11th after 4:00 PM to notify them of their child's classroom teacher and room number. Class lists will not be posted on the office window this year.

Save the Date...August 18th

More information coming soon!
SMFCSD Safe Return To School 2021-2022

Please review this document to learn about our health and safety protocols.

SMFCSD Regreso Seguro A La Escuela 2021-2022

Favor the revisar este documento para entender los protocolos de salud y seguridad.

PTA Meet & Mingle 8/12/21

Come by the lunch court near the LGI after drop-off to greet old friends and meet new ones. You will have an opportunity to learn how to support our school and to sign up for committees. Our small yet mighty school relies on our amazing families to support our school. Meadow Heights spirit wear will be for sale on the first day of school in the courtyard.

Driving Safely in School Zones

Safety is the number one priority at Meadow Heights. To ensure our students and their families arrive and leave school safely, please follow our guidelines. Park only in permitted areas before and after school. All crosswalks and red zones must be clear of cars at all times with no parking, backing up, or stopping allowed in these areas. The white curbed and coned area on Parkside Way is for drop-off and pick-up only. Students must be ready to quickly disembark cars in the morning. In the afternoon, students must wait behind the fence and be ready to be picked up. At no time are cars allowed to be stationary for an extended period of time in the white curbed and coned areas on Parkside Way or in red zones. Please be courteous to our neighbors and do not block any parts of their driveways during drop-off or pick-up.

School Supervision (before & after school)

Supervision on the primary (upper) yard begins when the gates open at 8:00 am. Students are not allowed on the campus prior to that time. Upper-grade students, (4th & 5th) start earlier and walk to their classrooms. When the morning bell rings, students are to line up on the primary (upper) playground at their classroom number to meet their teacher. Please plan on saying goodbye to your child in line and refrain from entering the classroom. This will allow teachers to take roll and start their day of instruction without interruptions.

There is no yard supervision at the end of the school day therefore both playgrounds are closed. We are fortunate to have a beautiful park across the street if your child would like to run around and play with friends after school.

School Communication is the Key

As we all work together to raise your children, teachers can better support you with open communication. Please check with your child’s teacher about the best way to keep the lines of communication open throughout the school year.

The school handbook will have a wealth of information for you regarding school information and procedures. The School Handbook will be emailed to you when school starts and will be available on our webpage. Please notify the office if you need a hard copy of the School Handbook.

A link to the school calendar is below. The calendar includes school and PTA events.

Each week you will receive a Newsletter like this one. The newsletter will highlight school and some district information.

Kindergarten-Melissa Andrews: Melissa transferred from Audubon Elementary. She is in her 8th year teaching kindergarten. Melissa and her husband have 3 amazing kids; Jack is a Junior and Madison is a sophomore at Carlmont High school. Paige is in 8th grade at Ralston Middle School. Prior to having kids, she taught 2nd grade at George Hall with Mrs. Daly. Mrs. Andrews is thrilled to join the Meadow Heights team and to continue teaching the little ones!

First Grade-Diana Harris: After years of volunteering and substitute teaching at Meadow Heights, Diana is excited to join the staff as our new first-grade teacher. She has two teaching credentials (multiple subjects and biological sciences) and a Masters's in Education from Claremont Graduate University. This will be her 8th year teaching, having taught 8th grade science for four years before transitioning to 4th & 5th grade at Redwood Shores Elementary. While doing a long-term sub position in first grade, she developed a passion for social and emotional learning and reading instruction. She looks forward to supporting the Meadow Heights community in this new role.

Counselor-Kim Elder: Kim Elder is thrilled to be joining Meadow Heights for the upcoming school year. As a school counselor, her goal is to promote student growth and help guide students so they may become successful, thoughtful, and empathetic individuals. This coming year she plans to work with students, parents, and teachers to encourage student social-emotional growth, as well as a successful transition back to in-person learning. Ms. Elder loves animals (her favorites are cats and seahorses), she enjoys watercolor

painting and creating fused glass art, and is a big fan of the fantasy and science

fiction genres! She is excited to meet everyone and learn more about how to best support the students and families of this wonderful community.

Psychologist-Connie Chan: She has worked in the district for several years and is passionate about inclusion, social-emotional learning, behavioral supports, student learning, and collaboration. She grew up locally in San Francisco, and outside of work, she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. Ms. Chan is excited to work with the students, families, and school staff and is looking forward to a wonderful school year at Meadow Heights!

Librarian-Holly Colgan: Stay tuned to learn more about our new librarian soon!

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Meadow Heights Spirt Wear

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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