Meadows Messenger

Weekly update for the Meadows Elementary School community

Distance Learning at Meadows- Week of 10/12-10/16

Good Evening Meadows Families,


This week we kick off our Scholastic Book Fair! And, our school district will participate in the Great Shakeout. Please make sure that your family has a safety plan in case of an earthquake or other natural disaster.


Meadows Spirit Wear will be available for pick up the week of 10/18 along with other materials. More information to be shared this week. Have an awesome week, Meadows!


Please check out Mrs. Gucciardi's video on the Scholastic Book Fair. It's a great introduction and our students would love seeing her.



Thank you,


Dr. Juliet Fine

Principal of Meadows

jfine@newhallsd.com

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Upcoming Events 10/12-10/16

Monday, 10/12

PTSA Scholastic Book Fair Begins Today (10/12-10/23). Support Meadows school. Click here.


Tuesday, 10/13

Please participate in NSD's Distance Learning Model survey. See message below.


Wednesday, 10/14

Post Your Fall Baked Goods and Decorating Skills on Social Media


Thursday, 10/15

The Great Shakeout at 2:00pm


Friday, 10/16

Social Media School Spirit- Post a picture wearing your Meadows spirit gear.

Mrs. Gucciardi has a Special Message for our ROCKSTARS.

Click on the Google link to watch the video. Thank you, Mrs. Gucciardi for your special message!
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Distance Learning Model Survey Feedback Due 10/13 @ 5:00pm

Dear Meadows Families,

The Newhall School District has gone to great lengths to work to improve our distance learning model this year. All along the way we have been committed to hearing feedback from our parents about ideas you may have to help us get better each day. With that idea in mind, we are asking that you complete the survey below for each of your children as your child's experience may differ from classroom to classroom. The form is due by Tuesday October 13th at 5:00 pm.

https://forms.gle/AdvGiRPjqYpzntWK8

The information and feedback will be analyzed by the District and shared at our fall parent engagement event called "2020: Didn't See That Coming" on October 21st at 7:00 pm via Zoom. During this event we will also share updated information about the cyber security attack and the latest news on school reopening plans for LA County and NSD. Space is limited to 500 participants on the Zoom call that night, but we will record the presentations and put them on the website for you to view at a later date as well. Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Jeff Pelzel

Superintendent of Schools

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Veteran's Day Celebration -Call for Photos

Attention Meadows Families! We are looking for pictures of the beloved veterans within our Meadows community for a special Meadows Veterans Day Tribute Video. A bootcamp picture, favorite service photo, or family picture -- we would be honored to include your service member in our tribute video. Please send your photos to Jayne Wiggins at jwiggins@newhallsd.com by November 2.

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School Site Council Meeting on zoom 10/19 at 3:00pm. Invitation sent in next week's messenger. We will review the K-12 School Reopening Guidelines and School Safety Plan.
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We would love for you to participate in these Meadows virtual family community online events. Postings will prompt you on FB and IG. Next week, we start with fall themed baking. Show us your cookie and cake decorating skills and special recipes and treats.
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Meadows Yearbook 5% Discount Until October 31

Did you know you have until Spring 2021 to design your personalized
pages in the yearbook? It's true and we'll even send you reminders of
that spring deadline. Preorder your yearbook by October 31 and receive a
5% discount. Click on the flyer for more information on how to order
this month.
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Support Meadows PTSA through Amazon Smile

Have an Amazon account? Did you know you can designate Meadows PTSA as
the charitable organization to receive a donation with each eligible
purchase you make thru their Amazon Smiles program? With just a few easy
steps, you can donate while you shop during Amazon Prime Day and every
other day of the year.
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10/21 is PTSA General Association Meeting is RESCHEDULED for 10/28

October 21st PTSA Association Meeting has been rescheduled for October 28th.

Last week Superintendent Pelzel announced that his Fall Parent Engagement event entitled "2020: Didn't See That Coming" will take place on Wednesday, October 21st at 7pm via Zoom. To promote attendance at this important meeting, where the most recent distance learning survey results, a ransomware attack update, and the latest news on school reopening plans for LA Department of Health and NSD will be shared, Meadows PTSA has escheduled its October Association Meeting from October 21st at 7pm to Wednesday, October 28th at 7pm via Zoom.

As a reminder, all Meadows Hybrid and Distance Learning Academy families are welcome to attend any Meadows PTSA Association Meeting. Current paid 2020-21 PTSA association members will participate in any discussions relating to voting and in the vote.

Get involved. Have a voice. Join PTSA: https://jointotem.com/ca/valencia/meadows-ptsa

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The 2020 calendar is on the Meadows Elementary School website.
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Office Hours at Meadows- Need to Speak with Meadows' Staff?

Even though our teachers are online, our physical office is open for our Meadows families. Please make an appointment if you need to meet with us. Or, if you have a question, please call us on our office line at 661-291-4050 and we'll be here to speak directly to you Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4:00pm.


We also have a Google Voice line at 661-237-3794. You can leave a message any day of the week, Sunday through Monday.


Here is a list of staff to assist you:

IT Technology, Mrs.Valaika-ivalaika@newhallsd.com.

Office Manager, Mrs. Wiggins-jwiggins@newhallsd.com

Main Office, Mrs. Necessary and Mrs. Villa- snecessary@newhallsd.com or svilla@newhallsd.com

Health Office- jcostin@newhallsd.com

Principal, Dr. Juliet Fine- jfine@newhallsd.com