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PTA General Meeting is this THURSDAY, MARCH 30th at 8:15am

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:15am

Don't miss out! Meadows PTA General Meeting is this THURSDAY, MARCH 30th at 8:15am in the Meadows Cafeteria.  We will be voting on a revised budget, the 6 month audit and the 2017-2018 PTA Board slate.  We hope you can make it!

HIGH-ALTITUDE WEATHER BALLOON LAUNCH

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:00am

On Saturday, March 25th, join the other 4 MBUSD elementary schools at Mira Costa High School's football field to watch a high-altitude weather balloon leave the Earth! We will begin filling the balloon at 8 AM for a 9 AM launch (weather-permitting). All are welcome- bring your neighbors for a unique and exciting experience! We'll be done by 9:30 AM.
This year's ground crew from Meadows is composed of 6 science focused 4th grade students.  They've been prepping during lunch, and are ready to represent Meadows!

Looking for summer camps?

Looking for summer camps? Please find some camps listed below and also on the AROUND TOWN tab of this website.

Camps:
Mira Costa Summer Girls Soccer Camp - July 17 - July 20, 2017 
Mira Costa Summer Volleyball Camp - Aug 4-10, 2017

Camp Expo 2017 Exhibitor Directory

Please click here for the Camp Expo 2017 Exhibitor Directory

MEADOWS PARENT PARTY 2017 - IT'S BOND, JAMES BOND.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

Meadows 2017 Parent Party/Fundraiser
007 Casino Royale

Meadows Parents are you ready to get your Bond on?

VOLUNTEERS are needed for 30 minute shifts before, during or after the event, so
please help make this night a success by signing up here.

Let's get reading CYRM independent reading challenge

Our fourth and fifth grade students are working hard to complete the CYRM Challenge.  All three books must be completed by March 23.  Emails with details regarding the Challenge Voting Party will be sent to parents by March 17.  Students who have completed the challenge will receive invitations to the party by March 23.  We have 50 students that have already completed the challenge and several students who only have one book to finish.  Please encourage your student to finish the challenge while there is still time.

STOCK THE BAR" PARTY HOSTS NEEDED

Thank you to all the fabulous hosts and co-hosts for planning your child's grade STB party! 
Complete invites have been emailed. Below are some of the details, but for complete information, please check the invitations sent.

Hope you can make it!  
All hosts  have provided a drop off time if you are unable to make the party. Check your email invite for drop off details.

Meadows Online Auction Team

We are excited to announce the start of our 2017 online auction! This fundraiser is one of the biggest of the year and the perfect way to help connect your business and interests directly to our community of over 325 families! It will run online from April 20th - 28th.

We accept all types of donations including gift certificates, services, and items. Any donation both small and large is appreciated! Your donation can be promoted the following ways:

A Musical March for Makerspace!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 8:30am to Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:00pm

Making Hula Hoops: Want to learn how to make your own hula hoop, accessorized with lights? Meadows parent volunteer and engineer Kate McPherson will be teaching this class starting Wednesday, March 22nd (possibly also March 29th).
Robotics: Members of the award-winning MCHS Robotics Club will be coming to teach classes on programming a microcontroller (Arduino). If your child is interesting in coding and/or robots, this is a great opportunity. Plan are in the works for April and/or May. It will likely be 4 classes after school,

Shopping for Students: Deadline April 20. 2017

KEEP THOSE MANHATTAN VILLAGE RECEIPTS COMING!  The deadline for this year is April 30th, 2017.
AS OF FEBRUARY 15TH, THE PRIZE MONEY FOR MEADOWS = $3,127! 

MAP News

The flyer for the Spring session of MAP is coming home in the March 21st Tuesday envelope.  Registration opens at 9AM Wednesday March 22nd.  Classes begin April 24th for a 5-week session.  Class available for registration but not listed on flyer:  MATH OLYMPIAD (Grades 4-5).

Additional information can be found on the website.

For questions please email Marina Trachy, Program Coordinator, at mbtrachy@yahoo.com or call 310-947-2078.

 

GREENEST SCHOOL COMMUNITY!

Congrats to our students! And a HUGE thank you to Dr. Whit, Jack, Miss Sharon and the lunchtime team, the staff, and all of our parent volunteers! Thanks to your awesome efforts over the past few months, Meadows has been awarded GREENEST SCHOOL COMMUNITY in the Grades of Green Trash Free Lunch Challenge. We will be receiving a special certificate of recognition, a Grades of Green Team White Board, and a few other fun goodies very soon!

Running Club News

We have 32 Running Club Mustangs who have run the equivalent of one marathon!  Through the Kids Helping Kids Run program, each of these great kids has earned a pair of shoes for a kid in Lawndale who would otherwise not be wearing new shoes this rainy season.  If you haven't run with Run Club yet, it's not too late -- get that marathon and help our community!

WANTED: PARENT(S) WITH A FINANCIAL BACKGROUND!

Our Meadows PTA needs help with some financial projects. If you have a financial background of any kind and would be interested in possibly lending a hand, please contact Carrie Gilmer, PTA Parliamentarian. Thank you!
 

LIL: Lunchtime in the Library

LIL  Lunchtime in the Library is a new, monthly program in the library for third, fourth, and fifth graders.  Interested students will finish their lunch in the cafeteria and then join Mrs. Primm for some self-guided literary activities.  Activities might include writing a cartoon, creating a bookmark, or joining a book discussion.  Please encourage your child to check it out on December 6, 2016.  Email Mrs. Primm with any questions. Click here for the flyer.

FAMILY PORTRAIT FUNDRAISER

Now is the perfect opportunity to have your family portrait taken! Through this fabulous fundraiser, your sitting fee is only $20 for a 15 minute session! Appts are available through Dec 4th. Choose from eight beautiful locations, offering the best backdrops for your portraits. Meadows will receive 75% of the sitting fee and 10% of your total photo order, plus you receive a complimentary 5x7. Book your appointment at www.tmp.photo and click "$20 Mini Session," pick your location, date, time and complete the information requested. Super Easy! Questions?

2016-2017 Yearbooks

The Meadows Elementary 2016-2017 yearbook is already on sale. Check one item off your to-do list. Buy it now!! Price is $36.

If you buy the yearbook by November 1st and customize it (+ $7 ) with your child's name or nick name you get 4 free icons.

Purchase your yearbook here.

Meadows e-Directory

Last year we introduced the Meadows e-Directory which is an app where you will find Meadows family contact info, teacher class lists, sponsor info, etc.  Many of you downloaded the app (which works with iPhone and Android devices) and created an account last year; if you already have an account, you do not need to do anything new for this year.  Just log in as usual and the directory information will be updated for the 2016-2017 school year.

If you are new to Meadows, you should have received an email from DirectorySpot with directions on how to create an account.

Grades of Green Tip of the Week

3/13/17 - Happy St Patrick's Day! Here are two ways to green March 17:
1. Instead of buying new decorations, decorate with green holiday lights that might be in a box in your garage right now.
2. If you're having a party, give the gift of green for your party favors with a packet of seeds (like basil) for your guests.

Please see below for past Grades of Green Tips:

MBUDS Calendars - Please review

The Board has adopted a revised calendar for the 2016-17 school year and new calendars for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years.  I have included key information about them below.
The new calendars are available on the District Website Calendar page.