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Meadow Heights Elementary School 5/6/22

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I'd like to say a huge thank you to all the families who came out to support our Stampede runners today! It was wonderful to have families on campus cheering our kids on. Thank you to our Stampede Committee for their time and dedication: Marcine Jansen, Katie Diec, Christy Kuo, Priscilla Shaw, Sagarika Rao, Maria Contente, and Ashwin Agrawal. There were also several other parents who supported the set up, clean-up, first aide, water stations, and taking photos.

Stampede Fun!!!

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Staff Appreciation Week

Thank you to all the families and students who showed their gratitude during Staff Appreciation Week. Staff enjoyed delicious food, treats, flowers, and an amazing luncheon! A special shout out to the team that pulled it all off this week: Diana Harris, Katie Diec, Cheri Rivera, Vanessa Valentine, Erika Wong, Allison Poggetti, and Kristen Carey. Our staff felt the love and appreciation from all of you and we thank you very much!

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.

Tickets are still available for Annie. Several current and past Meadow Heights students are performing in this production!

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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: 5/23-9:009:50

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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Beyond Warriors and Worriers: Reducing Anxiety Around Test-Taking (TK-12 Families)

May 5, 5:30pm-6:30pm

How does stress impact testing performance, whether your child is a "warrior" or a "worrier?" Join Ned Johnson, bestselling author of The Self-Driven Child, speaker, and test prep expert, to learn how to reduce student anxiety in test-taking situations. Simultaneous Spanish translation. Learn more.

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

5/19 PTA Mtg., 6:30

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

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