Weekly update for the Meadows Elementary School community
February Events 2/7/20-2/23/20
Monday, February 10
- 2:45pm Robotics
Tuesday, February 11
- 8:00am Coffee with the Principal, Meet Principal John Turner from Placerita Jr. High
- Newhall School District Board Meeting - Safety Work Session
- 100th Day of School Celebration for Kindergarten/TK -Wear Your Cape and/or Polka-Dots
- Purchase "Love Lines" for the Meadows Yearbook Due Today
- Earthquake Drill for Students
- 2:40pm-3:45pm-Musical Rehearsal-MPR
Thursday, February 13
- Folk Dance for 4th Grade
Friday, February 14-Monday, February 17
- No School, Holiday President's Day
Tuesday, February 18
- 2:45pm Chess in MPR
- Art Class
- 7:30am Math Olympics
- 6:00pm Town Hall Facilities Master Plan Meeting-MPR-Give us feedback on our facilities and modernizations projects. What do you prioritize?
- 2:40pm-3:45pm-Musical Rehearsal -MPR
- Cardboard Playground Launch Day and Training for Parents Volunteers
- Folk Dancing for 4th grade
- Early dismissal at 12:00pm.
- Minimum Day
LCAP Parent Survey
We are seeking your ideas and feedback as we begin to plan for our new 3 year LCAP. In the past your suggestions have resulted in more art residencies and counselors as well as the site level expansion of programs such as robotics. Please take a few minutes and share your thoughts through this survey.
Coffee with the Principal
Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 8am
25577 Fedala Road
Santa Clarita, CA
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Meadows Foundation Sponsored Cardboard Playground Begins 2/20-Parent Volunteers Needed
Hello Meadows Families,
Through a parent donation, Meadows Makerspace will launch on Thursday, February 20 in the form of a Cardboard Playground held during TK-6 grade lunch periods (11am-1:30pm) and will be open to all students on select days in the spring. As another option of playing, students will be able to build and use their imaginations to create with cardboard while learning and practicing the skills of collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork during the lunchtime recess period.
We need our Meadows Parent Community to help run this lunchtime enrichment program!
The parent-run Meadows Cardboard Playground Volunteer Team will receive training on Feb 20th from 8:10-9:10AM in our MPR (stage) on how to support our children during this time of unstructured creative play. I encourage anyone interested in volunteering to sign up and attend this training session and also be available for the kick-off activities, if possible. Many hands make light work.
Spring Schedule: Feb 20, March 5, March 19, April 16, April 23, May 14, May 21, June 11
What is cardboard playground and what does it look like? Just watch! https://youtu.be/T6BavWsprPY
How can one get involved?
1. Sign up to volunteer by emailing Stacey.Hamblin@yahoo.com or RichelleBoyd@mac.com. This isn’t just limited to Meadows parents. Grandparents and family members over age 18 may volunteer. Also, if you can't stay the entire 11-1:30 timeframe, that's ok too. We are working to ensure adequate coverage while allowing flexibility. Here is the lunch schedule:
· Setup & TK/K: 11-Noon
· Grades 1-3: Noon-12:45
· Grades 4-6: 12:45-1:30pm
· Cleanup: 1:30-1:40pm
2. Donate materials. Watch for material drop off events, where we will be seeking clean, staple-free, safe cardboard materials (recycled paper rolls, large boxes, etc.), markers, etc.
3. Encourage your child to come play, explore and be creative with their peers when the cardboard playground is running.
Think, Collaborate, Create, Innovate. See you on the Cardboard Playground.
Stacey Hamblin & Richelle Boyd
Cardboard Playground Lead Parents
PTSA Family Dance
Reward for Good Attendance
Attendance is so important. Last year, our scores on our standardized tests for English Language Arts and Mathematics earned us special recognition by the state of California. Nonetheless, we were informed that we did not qualify for the Blue Ribbon Award because of our school attendance.
If you have to pull your child out of school for an appointment, please wait until we complete our attendance reports at 9:00am then please return them back to school. If possible, please make doctor appointments after the school day. While we never want students to miss school unless they are sick, please consider that the state of California strongly monitors our daily attendance records. This qualifies us and disqualifies us for certain state achievements. Every day counts towards students' academic progress and learning. Kindergarten is also a grade that has the largest absentee rate and significant impact on learning. Every day is an opportunity to increase reading, writing, and math skills, and most importantly, develop good habits. Unless your child is sick, please make sure they are in school. Thank you for helping to support the overall academic progress and success of your child and Meadows.
Superintendent Chat with Mr. Pelzel
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Counselors Teach Life Skills to Meadows Students
Mrs. Elizabeth Carson, one of our school counselors and Ms. Mariah Harvey both teach lessons to our classes. In this picture, Mrs. Carter teaches a lesson on Zones of Regulation and Kelso's Choices. Students learn how to self-regulate when they have strong feelings and learn how to categorize life's problems. These are very important social-emotional class lessons, teaching students life skills.
Counselors Teach Life Skills to Meadows Students
TK and Kindergarten Registration
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