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Meet and Greet Meadows' New Principal!

Can you believe that the start of the school year is just a month away?

We are super excited for another fantastic year at Meadows, and even more
excited to welcome our new principal, Michelle Krzmarzick!!

Please join us as we celebrate "Ms. Kriz" at one of three upcoming meet and greets being sponsored by the Meadows PTA board.  We've broken up each date by grade, but if you can't make the suggested date for your child's grade, we would love for you to come join us on one of the other dates below (no students, adults only please)

Comedy & Magic Club Fun-Raiser - Tickets must be purchased by August 3

Lets get this school year started right by gathering for an evening of laughs at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach on Wednesday, August 16 at 8:00 pm. Here are the details:

Ticket price: $20
Tickets must be purchased by August 3
All ticket sales are generously donated to Meadows Elementary PTA by the Comedy & Magic Club
There is a 2 item minimum per person at the event

If you have any questions, please reach out to Amy Pearce: amywpearce@icloud.com

5th Grade Transisiton: Important Information

May
Course Registration @ MBMS Mon 5/1, 4:45-5:15pm
Course Registration Makeup @ MBMS Mon 5/1 & Tues 5/2, 5:15-5:30pm
Shakespeare Play/Field Trip* Fri 5/19
Talent Show @ Meadows Fri 5/26, 9am and 10:15am

1ST DAY OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES! deadline extended to June 30th

It happens to the best of us, you're busy taking kids to the pool, camp and packing for vacation. Now, you realize the worst has happened...You've missed the deadline to order your child's back to school supply kit and Under Armour accessories from 1st Day School Supplies

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL WELLNESS RESOURCES FOR MBUSD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FAMILIES

NEW Families Connected Video Series
In our first video we focus on empathy and compassion. We extend our deepest appreciation to the Henry Family for their candor and willingness to share their journey with us. Click here to view the video at the top of the SBFC Inclusive Community page.

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:

Camp Expo Directory

MCHS Boys Basketball Summer Camp Grades 5-8 Jun 26-29

MCHS Girls Soccer Summer Camp  - Jul 17-20

MAP News

Making summer plans? Make sure to check out the MBX summer options at mbxfoundation.org. There is something for everyone - Steve and Kate's, Performing Arts Workshop, Planet Bravo, TGA Premier Sports, and a new streamlined program of Camp VIP with unique opportunities for incoming Kinders, and lots of LEGO's for everyone. Questions: Nancy Rosenburg at nancy@mbxfoundation.org or (310) 503-1771.

 

Makerspace in MAY - New Hours and Days

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 8:30am to Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 3:00pm

Come learn about the world in 3D this month in the STEAM room! We will be working with 3D pens, making our own 3D glasses and art and even using the 3D printer!

IMPORTANT! Please note these new STEAM Room hours for May and June!

Wednesday Lunch: 11:30am - 1:20pm
(1st & 2nd Grades - 1st and 2nd Wednesdays of the month. 3-5 grades - 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of the month) *NO AFTER SCHOOL LABS ON WEDNESDAYS

Thursday: 2:05-3:30pm

Friday: 2:05 - 3:30pm ** NEW DAY AND TIME!

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! 

MRS. MICHAEL NAMED MEADOWS TEACHER OF THE YEAR!!

Our teaching staff works with passion and care for all students and their families.
Each year, we honor one to represent our amazing Meadows teachers as Teacher of the Year.
Mrs. JOANNE MICHAEL, Science Specialist, is Meadows Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017.
Congratulations to Mrs. Michael!!!

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!

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

5/9/17 0 Ever wondered what the sticker on your apple or cucumber means?

When you see a sticker on produce at the grocery store, that sticker tells you about what you are buying. A 4-digit number lets you know that the fruit or vegetable was grown conventionally. A 5-digit number beginning with a 9 indicates that it is organic produce, and a 5-digit number beginning with an

8 means that the item has been genetically modified (GMO). Use the stickers as a guide to make the healthiest choices for your family!

 

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.