Meadows Messenger

Weekly update for the Meadows Elementary School community

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There will be no school this Wednesday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day. Thank you to all of those who have served and currently serve our country. Meadows thanks you and honors you.

Distance Learning at Meadows- Week of 11/9-11/13

Good Evening Meadows Families,


This week at school, we look forward to celebrating and honoring our Veterans. The video Veterans Day Tribute will stream through our classes this week and on social media. Thank you to our families who participated!


Thank you for all of the positive support for our Meadows PTSA. We are pleased to announce that Lori Wellons has joined the PTSA Eboard as treasurer.


Thank you to Mrs. Boyd and Mr. Gutierrez for your hard work on this year's Reflections Art Contest! We are so appreciative of the time you gave to this important event for our school. For our first virtual event of this nature, you went above and beyond-THANK YOU! Thank you to our student artists who participated!


Here are some upcoming events for the rest of the month:

  • 11/16-Student Council Canned Food Drive-Boxes will be available to drop off any canned food and non-perishable items.
  • 11/16-12/4- APEX Fundraiser and pep rally-The kick off is scheduled on 11/16 for both DLA and Hybrid students. A link to the pep rally, which officially begins the fundraiser, will be provided through their Google Classrooms, to be viewed after core class work has been completed.
  • 11/16- 11/17- Distribution Day will be held on Monday 11/16 from 8:00am-11:30am and 12:30pm-4:00pm and on Tuesday 11/17 from 1:00pm-4:00pm. You can come any time within those hours. This distribution is not scheduled by alphabet so you can come at your convenience. In this newest set of materials, students will receive art supplies, music supplies, some academic materials and APEX fundraising packets.
  • 11/18 Student Council Sports Day -Students can wear anything sports related (jersey, shirt, hat, jacket, sweatshirt, etc).
  • 11/18-PTSA Events-PTSA Association Meeting and Meadows Cares Restaurant Night-at Flames and Skewers in Granary Square.
  • 11/19 (PM) and 11/20-For Fall Conferences, parents will receive an email directly from the teacher tomorrow morning to sign up for fall conference time frames. For students in the hybrid program, teachers will be in direct contact with their parents. For students in the DLA, parents will receive information about fall conference sign ups from their administrator/ teacher.
  • 11/20-Pupil Free Day for Fall Conferences


We hope that you have a great week, Rockstars! Reach out to us if you have any questions.


Dr. Juliet Fine

Principal of Meadows

jfine@newhallsd.com

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Upcoming Events 11/9-11/13

Monday, 11/9

  • 12pm-2pm-Veterans Day Celebration and Tribute-Drive Through Observance and Flag Planting. See Mr. Guzman's personal military art collection and display.
  • 6pm-7pm LA County Town Hall Event for Parents with Dr. Barbara Ferrer. Discussion about Reopening Process. See link below.

Tuesday, 11/10

  • 12pm-2pm-Veterans Day Celebration and Tribute-Drive Through Observance and Flag Planting.

Wednesday, 11/11

  • No school in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.

Thursday 11/12

  • 3:00pm-Covid-19 Compliance and School Reopening Team Meeting.

Friday, 11/13

  • Spirit Day! Rockstars, let's see you in your new spirit wear!
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Veterans Day Tribute

Veterans Day is a day to pause, give thanks, and celebrate the service of the men and women of our armed forces.


This year our celebration will occur November 9-10 from 12-2pm near the entrance to Meadows. We encourage all families to drive through our valet by on either of these days to pick up a flag, reflect upon the sacrifices our veterans have made for our country, and plant your flag in the grassy areas in front of our school. Social distancing and mask wearing is required.


On November 9th, long-time Meadows supporter and army veteran, Mr. Guzman, will also have his personal collection of historic military uniforms on display.


Pictures from this event will be incorporated into our celebration video which will be shared shortly after Veterans Day.

CAASPP Browser for Mac Computers -For Grades 3-6 Taking IABs

If students are taking their IAB exams on Mac computers, you will need to download the proper secure browser to access the CAASPP website. Here is a link you can use to help with the download. This applies to students grades 3-6 only taking the IAB. The IAB is not a high stakes test but will help inform teachers on student progress and help prepare students for the standardized test, the CAASPP.

https://ca.portal.cambiumast.com/

Update from Student Council

On Monday, Nov. 16th we are having a Canned Food Drive during distribution day. When families come to pick up supplies, you are also welcome to drop off non-perishable food items. We will be donating the food to our local food pantry. Wednesday, Nov. 18th is our next spirit day, which is Sports Day. Students can wear anything sports related (jersey, shirt, hat, jacket, sweatshirt, etc).

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Congratulations to our PTSA Art Reflections Students Advancing to the 34th PTA DIstrict Competition

Congratulations to the following students whose artistic interpretation of "I Matter Because..." in the Reflections Art Program will advance to 34th PTA District competition.

Film – Sebastian V.
Literature – Alexandra B. and Smith B.
Music Comp – Avalon T. and Luke L.
Photography – Alexandra W. and Luke L.
Visual Arts – Dallas N. and Violet H.

To celebrate all artist entries, please check out our compilation video.
Well done, Stars!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXd-Cyjx84A&feature=youtu.be
20 21 Meadows Reflections
Click on the video above to watch our PTSA Art Reflections Submissions. Thank you to all of our student artists who participated!

Reminder: No TEACHER Office Hours on Friday

Instead of Office Hours, hybrid teachers are being asked to use the next few Fridays to set up their physical classrooms to meet all of the county requirements for a safe return to school. This includes Friday, 11/13 and 11/20. Thank you for your understanding. All teachers are preparing for our students to return. We currently do not have a timeline for reopening. Our district did submit an application to the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, for the K-2 Waiver for Reopening. The County DPH has acknowledged receipt of the application, but no timeline has been given. The only program that is allowed to return is our Meadows SDC program, which we anticipate reopening mid-December.
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Virtual Town Hall with Director of LA County Health about Reopening of Schools

Attention Parents: On Monday, November 9 from 6 pm to 7 pm you are invited to join a virtual Town Hall with the Director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Dr. Dawn Terashita, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Debra Duardo and Deputy Superintendent Arturo Valdez. The Town Hall will focus on steps being taken to protect children returning to school, the reopening process, school waivers and more.

Join the conversation at: tinyurl.com/WatchLACParentTownHall

Submit questions in advance at: tinyurl.com/AskLACParentTownHall


Atención, padres: el lunes 9 de noviembre de 6 pm a 7 pm están invitados a acompañarnos a un evento virtual con la Directora del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Los Ángeles Dra. Barbara Ferrer, Dra. Dawn Terashita, Superintendente de Escuelas del Condado de Los Ángeles Dra. Debra Duardo y el Superintendente Auxiliar Arturo Valdez. El evento se centrará en las medidas que se están tomando para proteger a los niños que regresan a la escuela, el proceso de reapertura, las exenciones escolares y más.

Acompañe la conversación en: tinyurl.com/WatchLACParentTownHall
Envíe sus preguntas de antemano a: tinyurl.com/AskLACParentTownHall

Meadows Video of Halloween Costumes, Pumpkin Carvings and Fall Baked Goods Photos

2020 Meadows Spooktacular Family Fun
Click on the video above to see our virtual showcase of our Meadows families. Here is a presentation of Halloween, pumpkin carvings and fall baked good photos. It looks like our families had a ton of fun this October. Thank you for contributing!
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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