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Meadow Heights Elementary School 5/13/22

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Next week the PTA will be hosting our Founder's Day Celebration on May 19th. Please join us for a delicious dinner and fun meeting. This will be an in-person dinner and PTA meeting.

Our 3rd-5th graders will be starting CAASPP testing on May 18th. A letter was emailed and sent home to our 3rd-5th grade students last week explaining the assessments along with a schedule. Students should get plenty of rest, and eat a healthy breakfast during our testing dates. Please try to schedule all appointments in the afternoon so your child does not miss the testing window. CAASPP Parent Letter 2022

May 17th: Student Council Spirit Day Favorite Sport or Team

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June 3 Field Day

We will be having our fun tradition of a field day at Beresford Park this year. Todd Keithly will be chairing this event. Be on the lookout for more information on how you can support and participate in this fun event!

A sign-up genius to help with Field Day will be available soon.

June 6-9 Literacy Week

June 6: Read Around-Teachers will read to a different classroom

June 7: Guest Readers come to school to read to a class

June 8: Book Swap-Students will be able to select books to keep at home

June 9: Author Visit

Please contact our librarian, if you would like to help with literacy week.

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a celebration of the innumerable contributions, vibrant cultures, and rich heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This year’s theme is “Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration.”

The observance originated in 1978 when a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843, and the contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad completed on May 10, 1869.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health is an important part of children's lives overall. It includes children's mental, emotional, and behavior well-being. It affects how children think, feel, and act. It also plays a role in how children handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. In an analysis of health data, the CDC found that as many as one in six U.S. children between the ages of 6 and 17 has a mental health disorder. Mental disorders among children are described as serious changes in the way children typically learn, behave, or handle their emotions, causing distress and problems getting through the day. Among the more common mental disorders that can be diagnosed in childhood are attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, and behavior disorders. At Meadow Heights, we have a CARE Team that works to provide support for our students and staff so that a network of safety and care surrounds students and their wellbeing. All teachers encourage safety, belonging, and connectedness through our Second Step Program.

K-4 Music Concerts

Our Kindergarten-Fourth Graders will have a music performance for each grade in the LGI. No registration, proof of vaccination, or negative Covid-19 tests are needed to attend. Masks are not mandatory however they are strongly recommended indoors. Parents are welcome to attend the concert.

Kindergarten: 5/23-9:00-9:50

First Grade: 5/23-10:50-11:50

Second Grade: 5/27-9:30-10:30

Third Grade: 5/27-10:55-11:55

Fourth Grade: 5/26-1:10-2:10

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5th grade promotion, June 15, 2022

Fifth-grade families: Please save the date for our 5th-grade promotion ceremony on, June 15, 2022. The promotion will start at 8:45-9:45. More information will be emailed to all 5th-grade families.
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Patience & Flexibility

Patience is to wait calmly for someone or something. It requires us to be calm and appreciate that things are done well take time. Patience requires that we give up wanting to control everything and are willing to wait until someone completes what they're doing or something runs its course.

Flexibility is the willingness to be understanding and change plans when necessary; to understand that things do not always go our way.

Enjoy the links below to watch and listen to books about patience and flexibility.

Remy the Rhino Learns Patience
The Very Impatient Caterpillar - Book Read Aloud
Yuyi Morales: Dreamers Read-Aloud
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Understanding Severe Mental Health Conditions (TK-12 Families)

May 24, 5:30-6:30pm

What should parents know about severe mental health concerns like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, psychosis, and more? Join Steve Smith, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology, UC Santa Barbara, to understand more about severe mental health conditions in children and youth. Simultaneous Spanish translation. Learn more (Spanish flyer included).


***NEW*** Second Harvest distributes food at College Park Elementary every other Saturday from 9 - 10:30 a.m.

For more information on resources for parents, including food and shelter, check out the SMFCSD Wellness Resources webpage.

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May/June Dates To Remember

5/16 Principal's Coffee Chat

5/17 Student Council Spirit Day: Favorite Sport

5/19 PTA Mtg., 6:30 (In Person-Honorary Service Awards)

5/23 School Site Council, 3:00-4:00

5/30 Memorial Day, No School

6/2 Student-Led Conferences, 4:00-6:00 PM

6/3 5th Grade Pool Party & Field Day K-4

6/6-6/10 Literacy Week

6/15 Last Day of School & Promotion Ceremony & Report Cards go home

Meadow Heights Spirit Wear

Purchase your Meadow Heights t-shirt, sweatshirt, hat, or other spirit wear here.

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