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Weekly update for the Meadows Elementary School community

Week 3 of Distance Learning 4/26

Good Evening Meadows Families,


Our families are doing a great job helping students log into the classrooms, answer the attendance questions and navigate the google classroom. We are so proud of you.


Please remember that we are here to support one another through this work. If you need immediate assistance with any technology, please contact our Tech. Hotline at (661) 291-4159 and also go to this link for parent tutorials and a student tutorial on how to navigate the Google Classroom. Click here.


Call us at Meadows Elementary School from 8am-11am during Office Hours to speak with someone on our staff over the phone about any Meadows' related questions.


Thank you for your patience. Be safe. Be well.


Juliet Fine

Principal of Meadows

April Events 4/27-5/1

Monday, 4/27

School Site Council at 3:00pm

Zoom Meeting Invitation

Meeting ID: 932 9529 6919 Password: 701019


Tuesday, 4/28

9:00am "Coffee with the Principal"

Zoom Meeting Invitation

Meeting ID: 930 9661 0425

Password: 209542


Wednesday, 4/29

Student Council Virtual Spirit Day- Sunglasses Day-Visit us and post on our Social Media Sites on Instagram and Facebook.

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Zoom Meeting Information for School Site Council on Monday 4/27

Topic: School Site Council

Time: Apr 27, 2020 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/93295296919?pwd=ZmFvMy93dFdMbGY0YiswSCtjcFNoQT09


Meeting ID: 932 9529 6919

Password: 701019

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Zoom Meeting Information for Virtual Coffee with the Principal on 4/28

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/93096610425?pwd=eHlCcEo2SlFIMm5CSmQ4SFBYalp6QT09


Meeting ID: 930 9661 0425

Password: 209542

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Counseling Corner and Social-Emotional Resources

Thank you for all the responses to our survey about your child’s social/emotional needs during this uncertain time. We received many questions about how to help children with the anxiety they may be experiencing. Here are some quick tips:


Create daily structure. Children thrive on boundaries and structure in their day. They may become more worried when they have too much free time on their hands.


Avoid giving too much reassurance. Experts say it is best not to give constant reassurance as children may be become dependent on this and even more anxious during times when you can’t give it. Instead, empower your child by sharing age-appropriate facts about COVID-19 and reminding them what they can control such as hand-washing and social distancing.


Model calming strategies. This may be a tough one at times, but children are paying attention to how adults are handling the added stress and anxiety. When you model healthy ways to cope (exercise, deep breathing, connecting with friends, self-care), they will learn from your example.


Look for the positive. It is important to look for the silver linings during these difficult times. Share with your child any acts of kindness you see or positive aspects of being home together. This will help them look feel a sense of hope and optimism.


For more information about talking to your child about COVID-19 and calming strategies for kids, please click on the links below.


https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-how-talk-child.html


https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

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Student Council Spirit Days

Here are the Spirit Days for the rest of the school year. Please join us this week for Sunglasses Day this Wednesday, April 29th. You may add your images in the comments or send them to us as a DM approving us to post on our Meadows social media accounts on Facebook or Instagram.


  • Wednesday, April 29-Sunglasses Day

  • Monday, May 4-Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You)

  • Wednesday, May 13-Tie Dye Day

  • Wednesday, May 20 -All-American Day (Wear Red, White, and Blue

  • Wednesday, May 27 -Disney Day

  • Wednesday, June 3-Sports Day
  • Wednesday, June 10-Hawaiian/Beach Day

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Student Council Applications for 2020-2021

We are accepting applications for Meadows Elementary School Student Council. Click on the application link. We also have the PDF downloadable form below.


https://forms.gle/DSM9Lnb8QUZqdg4w8

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Office Hours at Meadows- Need to Speak with Meadows' Staff?

Call us at our office line at 661-291-4050 and we'll be here to answer your call 8am-11:00am Monday-Thursday. All medications should be picked up from school this week by Thursday. Please reach out with any questions jfine@newhallsd.com

Earth Day Art Work from 6th Grade

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Science Fair Submissions and Deadlines

Hello Meadows Students and Families!


We hope you are all doing well at this time. The PTSA Meadows Science Fair will still be happening for our up and coming Meadows' scientists with a different culmination as in the years past. The format for submitting your projects will be digital (document, slides, etc.). Please note that we have extended the science fair project submission deadline from Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 to Friday, May 8, 2020. Please refer to the attached Science Fair Guidelines when completing your projects. Due to Covid-19 guidelines, we will only be taking digital submissions. If you completed your project on the poster, you can use a cell phone to upload image(s) or record a video of your project or invention. You can upload all images to a Google Slide Show presentation and submit to the Science Fair Google Classroom.


From Mrs. Yap who oversees the Science Fair. "We test drove the input with her son. You can download and then place it into the folders. As for using google slides, you can insert pictures from the google drive but could not insert videos into the slide show. As a test, her son submitted three files and they all work!

1) Google Slide for Science Fair Project

2) A Short test video (15 sec)

3) A reading video (over a minute long) Note: Needed to use the cloud or outside drive for this big file."


Use the link below for your online digital submission for your file(s). If you need help with submissions, please reach out and email us. jfine@newhallsd.com We can help.


Child has to join Google Classroom for Science Fair Project: h4z7sgt


Stay safe and healthy everyone,

PTSA Science Fair Committee

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Do You Need Help with Distance Learning?

For questions about elearning, Google Classroom, please go to our Distance Learning website for parents on the Newhall School District Website on our Distance Learning program at https://www.newhallschooldistrict.com . Go directly to this link for parent videos.


NSD Technical Support Call Center will be open from 7:30am-3:30pm each weekday starting on April 13th to address questions from teachers, parents, and students. NSD Technical Support Call Center: (661) 291-4159


MW Laptops/ Log In/ Password Issues-

Technology at Meadows Mrs. Valaika-ivalaika@newhallsd.com


Digital Learning/ Google Classroom/ Curriculum- Start with your teacher. They will be able to answer questions about their Google Classroom.


Additional elearning/ digital questions/ technology needs at Meadows-

Principal Dr. Fine

jfine@newhallsd.com

Assistant Principal- Mrs. Van VanGelderen

jvangelderen@newhallsd.com