The PTA provides many programs and activities that directly benefit students to enhance their educational experiences at school. It wouldn’t be possible without resources (both money and volunteers). See below a list of our many events and activities.

 

Interested in helping with any of these committees? Feel free to contact the Chair(s) directly at the emails below. For general inquiries of volunteer opportunities, contact Cheri Rivera at evp@meadowheights.org


(alphabetical by committee name)

 

ADOPT-A-BOOK
Chair: Kae Leung


This fundraising program allows families to adopt a new book for our library. It’s a meaningful way to celebrate a friend or family member, as well as provide new books for our students. Next time you have a birthday, anniversary, graduation or other special event, consider this program to help commemorate the occasion.


Contact: adoptabook@meadowheights.org


ART IN ACTION
Chair: Laura Duncan


Art in Action is a visual arts program dedicated to developing children’s creativity, building their critical thinking skills, and exposing them to world cultures and history. Each lesson begins with analysis of a masterpiece from a major artist, and concludes with students creating their own hands on project. Throughout the curriculum kids are taught art vocabulary, elements, and techniques. Through frequent lessons in our own art room, they are exposed to a variety of media including chalk, pastels, paint, and clay. Many lessons also integrate art with the core subjects. Currently taught at Meadow Heights by an art instructor, with the support of a dedicated group of parent volunteers, this program is an enriching part of each child’s elementary education.


Contact: art@meadowheights.org


AUCTION
Chair: Cheri Rivera


The annual auction is the largest fundraising event of the year! The theme may change through the years, but one thing stays the same — and that’s the FUN we put into FUNdraising! Whether it’s a banquet or a Crab Feed, Meadow Heights friends and families gather together to dine, dance and bid on an array of interesting items. It takes all skill sets to host such an event, and being part of the committee is one of the best ways to get involved, meet people and form lasting relationships.


Contact: auction@meadowheights.org


BEAUTIFICATION
Chair: OPEN


Our Beautification Committee helps keep the school campus attractive with activities such as gardening, clean-up, painting and landscaping.


Contact: beautification@meadowheights.org


BOOK FAIR
Chairs: Michelle Michon & Tina Shamieh


The Book Fair Committee helps organizes a Scholastic Book Fair as a fundraiser for the library. Students visit it throughout the week and enjoy shopping for age-appropriate books. Proceeds go towards purchasing new books for the library.


Contact: bookfair@meadowheights.org


BOOK WEEK
Chair: Alisa Mendonca


Book Week usually takes place in March. It is a week of special reading related activities that culminates in a special visit/presentation by an author.


Contact: bookweek@meadowheights.org


BOX TOPS
Chair: Rose Ding


The Box Top Committee organizes the collection and submission of box tops throughout the year.


Contact: boxtops@meadowheights.org


CLASSROOM MUSIC
Meadow Heights PTA is pleased to support music education in our TK thru 4th grade classrooms, by subsidizing the music program provided by Myriad Music School & Dance Academy in San Mateo. This prepares students for the district-provided music program offered in fifth grade, making our classroom music program one to admire.


EMERGENCY SUPPLIES
Chairs: OPEN


The Emergency Supplies Committee helps insure the school is adequately prepared for an emergency with supplies of food and water.


Contact: emergencysupplies@meadowheights.org


ESCRIP
Chair: OPEN


The eScrip program is an ongoing fundraiser throughout the year. By registering your loyalty cards to stores such as Safeway, Molly Stones, and other participating retailers, the school earns a percentage back from every purchase you make. Earnings are even greater when you register your debit and credit cards and even shop online! To help support our school, create your account today at www.escrip.com and enter the Meadow Heights Group # 136926453, or simply search by zip code to find our school.


Contact: escrip@meadowheights.org


FATHERS’ COMMITTEE
Chair: Nick Keenan


Join our fun group of dads who plan various events through the school year.


Contact: dads@meadowheights.org


FIELD DAY
Chair: Todd Keithley


Field Day is hosted in June, and is the perfect lead up to Summer Break. Students assemble to spend time outdoors visiting multiple stations set up by parent volunteers. With games such as the three-legged race, the obstacle course, the bubbles station and the Duck, Duck, Sponge, the students have a blast!


Contact: fieldday@meadowheights.org


FIFTH GRADE PROMOTION
Chairs: Nicole Thomson


The Fifth Grade Promotion Committee hits the ground running each year with one goal in mind — to provide a memorable and special departure for our fifth graders moving up to middle school. The graduating class’ students participate throughout the year in the sale of refreshments and t-shirts at PTA sponsored events. These funds go towards the promotion event itself, as well as other fun end of the year activities exclusive to the 5th graders.


Contact: promotion@meadowheights.org


GOLD RUSH DAYS
Chair: OPEN


Gold Rush Day is a fun interactive experience for our 4th and/or 5th graders, as these students learn about California history. It’s a fun-filled day with enactments of staking claims, panning for gold, and exchanging goods for services.


Contact: evp@meadowheights.org


GRANT WRITING/CORPORATE MATCHING
Chair: VP of Fundraising, Tracy Park


The grant writing committee is a new one we are trying to form. We are looking for those that have an interest and/or experience in researching opportunities for our school to apply for outside financial assistance. Corporate Matching volunteers will help determine the best approach to maximize the potential of companies that match charitable contributions.


Contact: fundraising@meadowheights.org


HARVEST CARNIVAL
Chair: OPEN


Possibly the most cherished event of the year at Meadow Heights is the Harvest Carnival. Scheduled to coincide with Halloween if possible, the students look forward to the annual parade of costumes, the food and games outside and the much-anticipated Haunted House put on in the LGI by the Fathers’ Committee.


Contact: harvestcarnival@meadowheights.org


HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Chair: Cheri Rivera


The Holiday Craft Fair is a favorite among families. Held in the LGI on a Saturday morning in December, stations are set up around the room where kids can make ornaments and other holiday crafts.


Contact: holidayfair@meadowheights.org


HOSPITALITY
Chair: Rose Ding


PTA meetings and events wouldn’t be the same without the dedicated efforts of our hospitality committee. They plan meals, provide baked goods, and assist with set up and break down for meetings — all with a most hospitable smile on their faces.


Contact: hospitality@meadowheights.org


ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Chair: OPEN


The Ice Cream Social is a family-fun event held in the beginning of the school year. Kindergarten Parents are recruited to be “Scoopers”, and take shifts manning the ice cream table. Older students and alum often love helping out, too! It’s a great way for Kindergarten Parents to get introduced to our Meadow Heights Community, and an opportunity to catch up with friends after the summer break.


Contact: icecream@meadowheights.org


INTERNATIONAL FOOD FAIR
Chair: OPEN


This year we plan to host our first multicultural event, and we plan to keep this first one simple by making it centered around food. Join this committee to help shape what this new community event will become!


Contact: foodfair@meadowheights.org


LIBRARY HELPERS
Chair: Alisa Mendonca


This group of volunteers assists in the library as needed. Duties include tasks such as: checking books in, filing returned books, helping students find books and overseeing the library during lunchtime hours so students may come in and draw, play board games, read and more!


Contact: library@meadowheights.org


MATH NIGHT
Chair: Martha Michel


Help host a math night for Meadow Heights families, complete with games and interaction to make learning fun!


Contact: mathnight@meadowheights.org


PEACE MAKERS PROGRAM


The Soul Shoppe program will once again be at Meadow Heights this school year, and the PTA is pleased to help fund the Elementary Peace Makers Program that goes along with it.


ROOM PARENTS
Chair: Erin Kalmbach


Room Parents are the bridge between home and school, facilitating communication between parents and teachers. These volunteers have the opportunity to get the parents involved in their classroom and organize such as things as teacher gifts, classroom parties and the classroom creation for the annual auction.


Contact: roomparents@meadowheights.org


SCHOOL SAFETY (CROSSING GUARDS)


The primary role of the school safety committee is to help ensure our students are safe on their commute to and from campus by volunteering as a crossing guard. Morning and afternoon shifts are available, and any help is appreciated. If you are interested, let us or Mrs. Wrightson in the office know.


SPRING STAMPEDE
Chairs: Linda Armstrong & Lisa Kemp


The Spring Stampede is the second largest fundraiser of the year, and probably the most anticipated event of the year for the students. Students collect pledges for how many laps they run within the allotted amount of time on Stampede Day. Every student receives a free Stampede T-shirt (subsidized by donations) and wears it during the event. There are awards given to the highest fund-raiser and to the girl and boy with the most laps from each grade level.


Contact: stampede@meadowheights.org


STAFF APPRECIATION
Chairs: Robyn Eddings 


Our Staff Appreciation Committee plans and organizes monthly breakfasts for staff, as well as a special week of appreciation activities in May. They do such a good job, that feelings of appreciation are reciprocated between the staff and committee!


Contact: staffappreciation@meadowheights.org


WEE CARE
Student Council is now responsible for the collection drives that benefit Wee Care.


Wee Care is a program under Samaritan House, which collects donations through local schools, therefore enabling children to participate in community service and to learn to help others in need. Samaritan House is a non-profit organization that provides services to help meet the essential daily needs of more than 12,000 low-income people within San Mateo County. The Wee Care Committee organizes collection drives throughout the year for requested


YEARBOOK
Chair: Allison Poggetti, Erin Demartini, Kristen Carey Choy, Tracy Park
This committee handles the creation, sale and distribution of the annual yearbook. Thanks to their dedication and attendance of events throughout the school year, students have the opportunity to own a special memento of their time at Meadow Heights.


Contact: yearbook@meadowheights.org

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