Meadow Heights Mustangs Newsletter

August 20, 2021

Dear Meadow Heights Families,

It's hard to believe we completed our first full week of school. I'm so impressed with our students who have persevered with keeping their masks on, following school procedures, and doing it all with a smile. Thank you to our teachers who have taken the time to build communities in their classrooms, supported our new normal, and made connections with our families. A big shout out to our families for trusting us to be safe and partnering in your child's education. Together we are stronger and together we will succeed!

Our teachers have been teaching and learning about Growth Mindset with our students. This is knowing that our brain continues to grow, and we keep getting better at things as we work hard and practice over time. On 9/27, students will have an assembly to learn more about the Growth Mindset and what it means to use it in school and at home.
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To keep our community informed, SMFCSD created a COVID-19 Dashboard that will be updated every Monday with data on any positive COVID-19 cases among students and staff. Click the FAQ below to go to the Dashboard page.

School Site Council

The school Site Council is an elected or selected group of representatives of the school's staff and parents. This team will review, give feedback and provide recommendations on the Single Plan for Student Achievement for the school. They will ensure goals and improvement strategies are measurable based on data. We currently have two parents who are interested in Site Council and are in need of one more parent.

Responsibilities of a SSC Member

1. Able to focus on the well-being of all the students at Meadow Heights

2. Able to work as a team with other council members through joint decision-making

3. Able to attend regularly scheduled meetings

4. Commitment to being an active participant and an ability/willingness to represent the total parent community.

5. Site Council positions are a two-year term

Virtual Meetings: 3:00-4:00 (9/27, 11/29, 1/24, 3/21, 5/23)

Please notify Principal Fraumeni if you are interested in joining Site Council.

Library Starts, Monday, 8/23

Please meet our new librarian: My name is Holly Colgan and I am your new Librarian here at Meadow Heights. I have been a librarian in the District for 8 years and used to be a Meadow Heights Mom. In addition to being passionate about reading, I enjoy traveling, hiking and quilting. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all the students, and welcoming them back into the Library.

Students will be introduced to our lovely library on Monday. They will not check out books until they have had time to learn the procedures of the library.

Digital Citizenship Starts, Monday 8/23

Ms. Endow, our school technology aide will visit classrooms to teach lessons around digital citizenship. Lessons from Common Sense Media will be used with our students. Students will learn appropriate ways to handle devices and how to make good choices when using the internet.

5th Grade Instrumental Music

5th-grade students will begin instrumental music on August 24th. The first few classes will be to learn about reading music, rhythm, and expectations for using instruments. You will receive more information soon about instrument assignments and checking out instruments. Health and safety precautions for instrumental music will be shared with families in the next few days.

Kindergarten Conferences 8/30-9/3

Kindergarten will have conferences with families early on in the school year. Please check your email for the sign-up for your parent-teacher conference. Kindergarten students will be released at 12:30 the week of parent-teacher conferences.
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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.

Meadow Heights Spirt 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

Virtual PTA Meeting 9/2 @ 6:30

Join our virtual PTA meeting to learn about our PTA and how you can help support our school. Thank you to our PTA for their summer postcard campaign. Our school received numerous donations of school supplies and financial donations.