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Meadow Heights Elementary School 2/18/22

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I'm happy to share that there were no positive cases this week in our pool testing! We will resume Pool Testing next Wednesday since Monday is a holiday.

Mask Update: As of last Thursday, masking outdoors is optional for students and adults at school. Masking indoors continues to be mandatory for everyone in school. All students must wear a mask when in the classroom. The CDPH still recommends that those who are not fully vaccinated wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings.

Adults and students entering the front office are required to wear a mask. Please remember that if you are volunteering on campus, you will need to show either your vaccine status or a clear Covid test result when you sign in at the office as well as wear a mask the entire time you are inside.

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation and for helping to keep everyone safe at school. Our District will monitor this return to optional outdoor masking and adjust if it becomes necessary.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Joseph Diamond, 4th grader for winning second place in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art Contest sponsored by the North Central Neighborhood Association!

You can enjoy the artwork done by the children and youth of San Mateo here.

Meadow Heights students learned about three significant African American artists this February in honor of Black History Month. Enjoy samples of our student artwork below.

Kindergarten and first grade friends studied abstract expressionist pieces by Alma Woodsey Thomas. Thomas was the first black woman to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum, and a piece in the permanent White House collection. After learning about her cheerful work, and warm, cool, and complementary colors, our littlest Mustangs painted rainbows in her signature stripes.

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Our second and third graders learned about Atlanta contemporary artist Reginald Laurent. After exploring organic and geometric shapes, balance in composition, and line designs, each middle grader made a collage modeled after Laurent’s “Life and Love” series.

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Folk artist Clementine Hunter, a descendent of slaves from Louisiana, provided inspiration for our big kids in fourth and fifth grades. After reading Hunter’s biography, Art from her Heart, and learning about obstacles she faced during segregation, each student painted a floral still life modeled after her famous Zinnias.

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Intervention Conferences March 22 & 24 Minimum Days

March 22nd and 24th will be minimum days for all students. Teachers will not be meeting with all families. The spring conferences are for students who are currently below grade level and need to discuss interventions with their child's teacher.

PTA Online Auction February 22-28

Our annual online auction is almost here! 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. The online auction is open to everyone!
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California School Parent Survey

Parents/Guardians: We want to know your thoughts about how our school is -

  • supporting your child’s learning and development

  • creating a safe and supportive environment

  • welcoming and involving parents in the community

Please let us know by taking our school-specific California School Parent Survey. Your answers will be anonymous and will help us in our efforts to support all students to achieve their full academic, social and emotional potential.

Take the Parent Survey Link or if you need help to access the survey, please stop by the school office.

Superintendent's Warm Demands

The District has launched two programs for students to access with their parent(s) or guardian(s) as a warm demand. The concept of a warm demand refers to a mindset that is based on believing in children, establishing high expectations for them, and offering the necessary support to ensure their growth. Given this concept, ST Math (Spatial-Temporal Math) is available for all students in K-8. The District has also introduced a new early literacy program called Footsteps2Brilliance (F2B), primarily focused on students in Pre K-3rd. Be sure to check out these two program offerings:

Kindness and Empathy

Kindness is the quality of being thoughtful, friendly, generous, and considerate; considering the needs of others.

Empathy is considering how you would feel in someone else's situation; taking time to imagine the feelings, thoughts, and attitudes of another.

February-March Dates To Remember

2/21 No School-President's Day

2/22-2/28 PTA Online Auction

3/14 Principal's Coffee Chat, 8:45-9:00

3/17 PTA Mtg. 6:30 pm

3/21 School Site Council 3 pm

3/21 ELAC Mtg. 6 pm

3/22-3/25 Minimum Day for Conferences of selected students

3/25 Report Cards go home

3/28-4/8 Spring Break-No School

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