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Meadow Heights Elementary School 1/21/22

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Dear Families,

On Martin Luther King Jr. day, our school was fortunate to have volunteers join together for a faithful day of service. Various faith-based organizations came together to execute an amazing beautification project for our school. In addition to thanking the volunteers, I'd also like to thank Mrs. Jacobson, a parent of two fourth graders, Mrs. Rosaia, a retired employee, and Mr. Sell, a community member for the hours of service to make this happen.


Next week, our school will participate in, The Great Kindness Challenge. Each day, teachers will read children's literature around kindness and have a classroom discussion about the kindness challenge for the day. Below is a weekly schedule of the acts of kindness our students will try to achieve each day!

MLK Jr. Faithful Day of Service 2022: Beautification Project

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Thank you to the organizations below for participating in the day of service!

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Support our students next week as they participate in The Great Kindness Challenge!

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Self Awareness

It involves understanding and managing our emotions, knowing how to manage stress, and being able to control our impulses. It includes the ability to notice any patterns we might see in how our actions or moods affect a situation.

PTA Auction February 22-28

Our annual online auction is just a month away! We rely on the auction to bring in over 35% of the PTA's annual budget, providing music, art, technology, music, enrichment opportunities, school and classroom supplies and books, and other much needed resources to Meadow Heights’ students and their families. How can you help?
• Host a Count-Me-In
• Donate items or experiences
• Have a golf, celebrity, or vacation connection? Let’s chat.
• Spread the word about our online auction with your family, neighbors, and friends. The auction is open to everyone!

San Mateo Ed Foundation Readathon

Ready, set, READ! Today is the day! Details for the kick-off events tonight and tomorrow are available at smfcedfund.org/readathon. Our public librarians and other special guests will read and engage our students as we celebrate our community and the wonderful books available to us! Don’t forget to post your favorite book and check out what your SMFC community loves to read on social media with the hashtag #SMFCReadathon!

Your student can also begin seeking pledges from family and friends to support the Readathon. If you did not receive an email with your child's Readathon page information, please visit our Readathon website smfcedfund.org/readathon for assistance and to check out our other great resources about this year’s event. The top reader and top fundraiser from each school will be invited to a reception with a local author.

As schools read together we hope our broad and diverse community will experience unity and, in the process, raise educational funding for every student in our district. Our goal is to raise an average of $25 per student. Thank you for your support!

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Community Exposure - Close Contact Letters

Meadow Heights families will receive one letter that serves as a community exposure and a close contact notification. Each letter will list the classrooms that have a confirmed positive case. Please take the time to read the letter carefully so that you are informed and aware of the protocols that need to be followed. Below are questions some families have had about the letters:


  1. Why do we get more than one letter in one week? Each time we have a confirmed case, we must send a letter to our community. We try to wait until late afternoon so that we can send one letter with exposure dates and classroom numbers on the letter.
  2. What does the exposure date mean? The exposure date is the last day the positive case was in the classroom.
  3. What do I do if I can't find a rapid test for my child? The office can test your child if they need to be tested to return to the classroom.
  4. If I receive a letter, does that mean there was a positive case in my child's classroom? No, we are required to send a letter to our school community about a positive case on our campus. We are also responsible to notify families that there was a positive case in their child's classroom. The letter will list classrooms that had a positive case.

Pool Testing

Students who have tested positive for Covid will not participate in pool testing for 3 months. The office will be monitoring students that should not test.


I highly encourage families to have their children participate in pooled testing. This is an effective screening tool to test students.


POOLED TESTING CONSENT FORM LINKS

Student Online Consent Form (English/Español)

Paper Consent Form in English | Paper Consent Form in Español

Pool Testing Plan

SMFCSD Safe Return to School Webpage

Click here for more information about the steps our district is taking to keep students and staff healthy and safe.

Children's Annex Lottery

Families who are interested in Annex before and after school care for the 2022-2023 school year should register online (https://www.ezchildtrack.com/SMFCSD/parent). For more information, please see the Annex webpage and our Annex Registration Timeline.


Questions? Please contact Kevin in the Annex Department at ksantizo@smfcsd.net or 650-312-7230

January & February Dates To Remember

1/24-1/28 The Great Kindness Challenge

1/24 School Site Council Mtg., 3:00-4:00 (Virtual)

1/24 ELAC Mtg., 6:00-7:00 (Virtual)

2/11 Soul Shoppe Virtual Assembly

2/21 No School-President's Day

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is hiring several positions. See below for more information.

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