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1ST DAY OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES! ORDER BY MAY 31ST

We are so excited to announce the continued partnership with 1st Day School Supplies!  We have collaborated with 1st Day School Supplies to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the hassle and aggravation of shopping at Wal-Mart, Target or Staples.  We have found 1st Day School Supplies to be convenient, easy and hassle free!  Plus, the prices are competitive!  So, this summer as the temperature hits over 100 degrees and lines at the checkout counter are a mile long ...

RUNNING CLUB

Lots of exciting events as our Mustangs gallop to the finish line!
* Friday, May 5th - Join VIP guests Ivivva from Plaza El Segundo.
* Friday, May 19th - Final day of Running Club.
* Saturday, June 3rd - Party for students who ran 2 marathons this school year. They will receive an email with details.
* More "double lap days!"
Running Club is Tue-Fri, 7:40-8am, on the lower playground.

TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK - MAY 1-5

Monday, May 1, 2017 to Friday, May 5, 2017

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is the week of May 1st - 5th. We will be providing breakfast treats and coffee every morning as well as hosting a luncheon on Wednesday, May 3rd for all our amazing teachers and staff. In addition, we have surprises planned for our teachers and staff throughout the week. We need everyone's help to make this event successful so please go to this sign up genius link to sign up to help where you can!  Thank you!

Online Auction - READY, SET, BID!!!!

Thursday, April 20, 2017 to Friday, April 28, 2017

Apr. 20-28
Online Auction

READY, SET, BID!!!!

Didn't get a chance to bid at the Parent Party? Well now is your chance! The Meadows Online Auction is open Friday, April 21st through next Friday, April 28th. 10pm)

Whether you're looking for something unique for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you're sure to find something in our auction. Every bid helps support our cause.

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.

Wanted: PTA Party Planners!

We thought our slate was set...alas, something fell through and we need your help! Our 2017-2018 Meadows PTA Board is looking for 2-3 parents to partner up and serve on the board next year in the VP Programs position. With the help of a herd of eager volunteers, the VP Programs team will plan and oversee memorable Meadows events such as our beloved Father/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son Game Night, Halloween Haunt and Movie Night.

Looking for summer camps?

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

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.

 

April showers bring . . . Makerspace rainbows!

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:30am to Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 3:00pm

Come to Room 23 Wednesdays and Thursdays this month to make different varieties of bubble solutions and wands, then put them to the test to form giant human-sized bubbles! Get pictures of the amazing shapes formed. Then experiment with a new way to create color using nothing but polarized filters and tape! (See picture).
This technique was invented by a local artist Austine Wood Comarow and the possibilities are endless. We will post our light artwork on the back window of Room 23, so come check it out!

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!

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!

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

Teach your children to care for the earth. You could help them plant a tree or a garden, or help them set up a birdbath in the backyard.
Planning family vacations that focus on the outdoors is a great way to get even the youngest kids excited about nature.

Please see below for past Grades of Green Tips:

4/10/17 - Did you know that by saving just one gallon of gasoline you will prevent 20 POUNDS of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere?

You can save that gallon by walking, biking, or carpooling.

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.