Meadows Messenger

Weekly update for the Meadows Elementary School community

Week Two of Distance Learning

Good Evening Meadows Families,


Happy Distance Learning Week#2! Here is a great article titled Help parents and caregivers keep kids focused, interested, and balanced while learning from home. You probably know many of the tips, but I also appreciate how the article reminds us to come from a place of empathy for one another- parents, caregivers, students and educators. We all want what is best for our children. Let's remember to work together. Meadows is here to work in partnership with you.


If you have not picked up your workbooks and materials, please come to our office anytime between the hours of 7:30am-4:00pm for pick up. We will have another distribution later this week and you can grab materials then. In the pick up, you will find ELA Benchmark workbooks. These are used by teachers to assign classwork.


Please reach out with any questions, we are here to support our community. And, we hope that you have a great week!


Dr. Juliet Fine

Principal of Meadows

jfine@newhallsd.com

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August Events 8/24-8/28

Monday, 8/24

3:00pm -School Site Council on Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/98377437560?pwd=SiszSnFEL3YxTDZlMmo0WlUzakFXdz09


Meeting ID: 983 7743 7560

Passcode: 333451


Tuesday, 8/25

7:00pm NSD Board Meeting on Zoom. Join us as Meadows presents the 2019-2020 school year and celebrates its many successes. If you are new to our school, you'll get a sense of why Meadows is an incredible community.

Zoom Info:

Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/99987289036

Meeting Dial-in: 1-669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 999 8728 9036


Wednesday 8/26

9:00am and/or 6:00pm -Coffee with the Principal-This is an informal gathering for our community for some time with the Principal of MW to bring any questions you have about our school.


Join Zoom Meeting at 9:00am

https://zoom.us/j/92114736720?pwd=dVJzRUVlcmtEUVg5UFZ4MWVSRG5xZz09


Meeting ID: 921 1473 6720

Passcode: 382278


Join Zoom Meeting at 6:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/96629862553?pwd=b0xHRFBTTFIwOHdzTlRoTHNVUEdUUT09


Meeting ID: 966 2986 2553

Passcode: 004798


Thursday 8/27

12:00pm-4:00pm-Materials Distribution #2 (Benchmark ELA Workbooks and Other Materials) Pick Up

Please drop off green construction trees for the community bulletin board, Aeries Portal Signed Emergency Form, and for 4th and 5th graders, you may drop off a $5.00 donation for the planner.


Friday 8/28

8:00am-12:00pm-Materials Distribution #2 (Benchmark ELA Workbooks and Other Materials) Pick Up


Digital Learning takes place. Today, teachers have "Office Hours".

Social Media Spirit Day. Show your Meadows Spirit! Post your picture wearing any Meadows spirit gear, red, white or blue or anything with stars.

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School Site Council meeting on 8/24 @ 3 on zoom.

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PTSA Sign Up Flyer

For this upcoming school year, our PTSA has a goal of 250 members. Please join us and continue meaningful programming for our families. Please also follow Meadows PTSA on Facebook and Instagram.
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NSD Board Meeting Presentation on Tuesday at 7:00pm.

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Coffee with the Principal on Wednesday, 8/26

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Distribution #2- Pick Up Workbooks on 8/27 and 8/28

We have two drop off time frames available (Thursday PM and Friday AM). Parents, please remember to drop off a few items when you come to school. For our themed community art project and bulletin board, please drop off your child's decorated green construction paper tree. You may also drop off the Aeries Portal Signed Emergency Form. And, if you are a 4th and 5th grader, you are welcome to drop off the $5.00 donation for the planner.
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Anderson Waymire Wins 1st Place in his VCC Golf Tournament

Highlighting our Meadows's Students-New Feature in the Messenger

What are our Meadows students doing during distance learning outside of the classroom? Send Principal, Dr. Fine, jfine@newhallsd.com a picture and a short caption. We will begin featuring our students in the Messenger weekly. Show us how our students spend their time out in the community. For our first feature, 2nd grade student, Anderson Waymire shared a picture of himself playing golf. And, he won 1st place in his Junior Golf Academy Tournament at Valencia Country Club. Way to go, Anderson! Meadows is rooting for you!
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Google Classroom Training for Parents on 9/3 at 6:00pm

Can we help you and your child better navigate the Google Classroom? Well, we'd like to help you be as successful as possible by offering a quick training and answering your questions about the Google Classroom facilitated by Rebecca Colling, our NSD TOSA. She is our leading tech expert for our district and helps train all of the teachers and administrators. Join me and meet her on zoom.

DLA and Hybrid Classes are up and running!

Any students who are now requesting to move from the Hybrid to DLA or DLA to hybrid, you must fill out an intra-district transfer form. This must be submitted as a request to our Office Manager. This is a process. Please contact Mrs. Wiggins, jwiggins@newhallsd.com with any questions.

Orchestra Sign Ups and Introduction Meeting

How to Sign Up for Orchestra for this Year

(4th, 5th or 6th graders only)

Continuing Students:

· The registration process is easy. One adult family member simply needs to go to https://forms.gle/oo9MGKSYbP5KTH9c8 and complete the form. The process takes about two minutes.

New Students:

· Parents may attend one of the ZOOM meetings September 14th, 15th or 16th at 6pm. See email from music teachers for details.


-NSD Music Teachers

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Attendance-Students Attendance for Live Google Meets!

Law, SB-98 Attendance counts during Distance Learning! We are monitoring and checking on your child's daily attendance. We care for every child and want to see them succeed during this time of distance learning. Students earn positive attendance by attending a live session Mon.-Thurs. or by completing the day's assignments. Live Google Meets are very important for students to attend as well as daily completion of their class assignments. Please reach out to your teacher if your child cannot attend a live google classroom appointment. You will want to explain why they are not able to attend to the teacher. They use this time to teach new academic content, answer questions, connect with students, do emotional check-ins and also spend time reading and clarifying classwork to them. It is a critical part of their learning experience during distance learning. Friday, students must submit and log into the classroom in order to have their positive attendance count. Thank you for working in partnership with us!
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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