Meadows Messenger

Weekly update for the Meadows Elementary School community

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January Events for 1/12/20-1/27/20

Monday, January 13

  • School resumes from winter break. Orchestra resumes this week.
  • Family Flag Ceremony
  • 8:15am ELAC Meeting-all English Language Learner and Bilingual Parents welcome! Topics to include creating a School-wide Celebrating Cultural wall and Cultural Night.
Tuesday, January 14
  • 2:45pm Chess in MPR
Wednesday, January 15
  • 8:05am PTSA General Meeting
  • 2:45pm -2nd Session of GATE Video Production
  • Parents, you will receive Spirit Wear today. Last chance to buy Meadows gear. Order forms due 1/22.
Thursday, January 16
  • 9:15am-GAC Parent Meeting
Friday, January 17
  • Early dismissal at 12:00pm.
  • Student Council Spirit Day

Monday, January 20

  • Martin Luther King Day, No School

Tuesday, January 21

  • Fire drill for students
  • Spirit wear forms due tomorrow, 1/22.

Thursday, January 23

  • 6:30pm NSD Open House at Wiley Canyon

Friday, January 24

  • Student Council Meeting
  • Early dismissal at 12:00pm.

Monday, January 27

  • 3:05pm-4:05pm School Site Council
  • Meadows Robotics Session “B" will begin today.
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Meadows Student Guardians

Dear Families,


We are looking for students to participate on the Student Guardians Team. We are looking for students who are interested in volunteering during our morning valet. If your child has signed up before, please have them fill out the form to continue! We sincerely appreciate your help each morning. As a reminder, Student Guardians Team members will help assist our safety supervisors and parent volunteer Meadows Guardians with front and back gate morning arrivals. Students in 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade are eligible to participate. Please see the attached letter for the application and details. Applications are due Friday, 1/17.


Mrs. Van Gelderen

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Last Chance to Purchase Meadows Spirit Gear

An order form will be sent home this Wednesday for Meadows Spirit Gear. All order forms are due this next Wednesday, 1/22.
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PTSA General Meeting held on 1/15 at 8:05am in the MPR.
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No school on 1/20, in celebration of Martin Luther King Day.
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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Ocean Outreach Department

From January 21st-January 31st, classes will be experiencing the Ocean Outreach Program through the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium which is taking a field trip to the ocean without leaving our school. Students will be taught about what lives in the sea in interactive hands-on experiences in our science lab. Live sea animals will be presented including starfish, crabs, lobsters and sea turtles. Students will learn about animals in their habitat, tide pools and will be taught about marine biology. These exciting experiences are offered to our students through your contributions to our Meadows Foundation. Thank you for supporting these enrichment opportunities!
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Women in History Volunteers Needed

Women in history has been a program at Meadows Elementary School for several years now. The AAUW (American Association of University Women) choose six renowned women every year to present to over 12 local schools. The women chosen have made major contributions in science, sports, academics, literature, society, etc. This year we are featuring female authors. Last year we focused on women athletes, the year before scientists, and the year before that First Ladies. Volunteers sign up to portray one of these characters. They are given a script and perform a short ten minute presentation in a classroom. The kids enjoy it and ask questions after the presentations. The presentations are based solely on the volunteer’s schedule. Volunteers can present in however many or few classes chosen.


If anyone is interested in being involved, please contact Emily Banks Verdi, Meadows parent at embbanks@hotmail.com (there are two "b"s in this email). Please let her know if you have any questions. The event is held in March and is an easy way for parents to get involved at Meadows.

PTSA Events listed for 2019-2020

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PTSA Board Positions- Parent Volunteers Needed

Do you love…Making connections? Giving back to our community? Organizing Social events? Enriching your child’s learning experience? Are you a natural born leader? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we need YOU! We’re seeking energetic, enthusiastic, and well-organized parents to fill available PTSA E-Board Volunteer positions.


When you join PTSA, you join a community that encourages student achievement and enriches their learning experience. We believe in building partnerships between our families and our school. Research proves kids do better academically, when parents are involved. We welcome you to get involved.



The following positions will be on our March 18th, 2020 election ballot.

1. President

2. Vice President

3. Recording Secretary

4. Treasurer

5. Financial Secretary



Officer positions serve a 2-year term starting July 1st, 2020.See attached document. Please email Patti Mawer patti.mawer@meadowsptsa.org

Please include a brief description of yourself and what position you’re interested in running for.

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Welcome Back from Winter Break!

Dear Families,


Happy New Year! Happy 2020! Welcome back from the winter holiday. We hope that each of you made special memories with your friends and families. It's important that we focus on our students' health, wellness and attendance. Take a look at the graphic below and consider how every day makes a difference. We look forward to a successful 2020 winter/spring semester.

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