Meadows Messenger

Weekly update for the Meadows Elementary School community

Greetings Meadows Families,

Last week, we had a great week at Meadows! Meadows teachers attended Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) trainings to learn how to teach science labs and lessons for our students. The PTSA Executive Board and the Foundation are meeting, planning and organizing some great community events and fundraisers. We met this week to discuss our unified vision for Meadows's students. See below for our PTSA upcoming community events (restaurant night, movie night and Reflections art contest).

Also, thank you to our parents and the Foundation for replenishing our playground equipment. New playground balls and volleyball nets were purchased and delivered this week. Thank you so much, parents for your support and donations! And, thank you to our Safety Supervisors for bringing this to our attention, keeping students safe and organized.

Also, thank you to our Meadows Guardians parent volunteers keeping our children and families safe during pick up and drop off!

Here are a few reminders that we wanted to share with you:

  • Parents and community members save the date for the State of the District Annual meeting on 10/15.
  • Please give attention to making sure your child is wearing a bike helmet everyday while biking to school. No skateboards, no scooters allowed. (Correction made on 9/9/19).
  • No u-turns are allowed in our parking lot. Please be safe while driving and follow the flow of traffic in cul-de-sacs and valet. We want our students and our community members to be safe.
  • Purchase your child's yearbook for 15% off of the price for this month only. Click here for the link. Don't miss out on the discount!

Thank you and have a great week!

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"Coffee with the Principal" Focus on School Safety

On 9/5/19, Deputy Guzman spoke to our parents about our school partnership with the Santa Clarita's Sheriff's Department and the new campaign, "See Something, Say Something Now". He spoke about how committed the Sheriffs are to helping the children and being a resource for our community. Mrs. Van Gelderen shared how Meadows Elementary School was awarded the PBIS Recognition for its incredible work in positive school culture. She discussed how staff and teachers have supported this initiative through positive daily reminders, rockstar tickets and a whole school effort. Her leadership and the PBIS team of teachers has shaped Meadows into a positive and nurturing school where all children can thrive. Thank you parents for joining us! Great questions and comments! The next "Coffee with the Principal" will be held in October. Date TBA.
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PTSA Events listed for 2019-2020

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PTSA Upcoming Events and Parent Volunteers Needed

Sep 27th Movie Night

  • PTSA has to pay a fee to view the Movie, we are looking for parents with contacts to waive the viewing fee.
  • We are looking for a 1080p Projector to borrow.
  • We are looking for a 15ft screen or larger to borrow.
  • Please email
  • If not we will rent and pay the fees.
Oct 2nd Reflections Due Date

See the attached flyer.

October 25th Fall Festival

  • Flyer to come soon. The PTSA will have blowup obstacle courses, carnival games, food vendors, and more.
  • PTSA is asking for parent and community help.
  • We are still looking for chairs for sub committee.
  • Trick or treat Grade booths.
  • Raffle/Auction Chair
  • Decorations/ Hay bale Chair
  • Electrical and Power Chair
  • Donations/Vendors
    • Donations for Ticket Raffle Up to $200 / Silent Auction items valued over $200
    • Face Painting
    • Dress up Characters
    • Ballon Animal Person
    • Generators and Lights
  • Any other ideas or suggestions contact

Why Join PTSA?

PTSA has many fun events this school year and we would love to have some parents join us for the fun. By joining PTSA, as a parent, you will make new connections, lifelong friendships and help your child's school. If you are interested in helping at a Meadows Elementary School Event, please go to the Meadows PTSA website page; click here. We would love for every family to join PTSA. It's only $8.00 for each person who joins and all of the funding goes directly to the events listed below.
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The Habit is hosting a restaurant fundraiser for our school. It will be held on 9/18 in Granary Square. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Meadows PTSA.
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Poster describing the work of the Foundation. The Foundation's focus is enrichment and technology. All funding and fundraising goes directly to benefit the students. The Foundation and the Principal of Meadows Elementary School work closely together to embrace and support the school mission and vision and provide enrichment for all Meadows' students.
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Thank you for donating $20.00 to the Foundation for transportation and admission to all school field trips. We are still accepting donations.