Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School

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MATES needs you! Do you have expertise in any of the following areas? Join a MATES Committee and get involved. (Meeting times are subject to change.)  To see committee meeting agendas and minutes, click here.

Technology Committee:
The Technology Committee meets regularly to monitor the progress of technology use at MATES. The committee researches the best use of technology in the curriculum, arranges professional development, and monitors the infrastructure. The committee collaborates with the staff to discuss the current needs and research new technologies to continue to bring the “T” to MATES. Meeting Dates: August 18, October 5, December 7, February 8, April 19. The committee meets at 3:00 pm.

Curriculum Committee:
The Curriculum Committee meets with MATES teachers to oversee curriculum choices, make decisions about new curricular adoptions, and to make sure the needs of the teachers are met. This committee monitors the school wish list in order to ensure that programs and curriculum at MATES can implemented effectively.
Meeting Dates: September 7, November 2, January 11, March 8, May 3. The committee meets at 3:30 pm

Budget Committee:
The Budget Committee reviews recommendations made by committees and the administration. Their job is to provide guidance to the MATES board about the best use of funds. Members review the Local Control Funding Formula and the governor’s budget proposals.
Meeting Dates: Have not yet been set

Visual Arts Committee:
This committee works with the teachers to support the visual arts program at our school. The Visual Arts Committee makes sure that the teachers have the art supplies and program resources that they need in order to infuse the “A” in MATES into their curriculum. They also work to support art-related family events at MATES.
Meeting Dates: September 15, November 17, January 5, March 30 The committee meets at 3:15 pm

Performing Arts Committee:
The Performing Arts Committee works with the Music Specialist and Dance Specialist to help support these special programs at MATES. The committee works to make sure these programs have the supplies and resources needed to make them excellent. They also work to support the performing arts events at MATES.
Meeting Dates: August 29, October 10, December 5, February 27 The committee meets at 3:00 pm

Vision/Core Values Committee:
This committee works to infuse the Heart of an Eagle core values into every aspect of MATES. They work to uphold the vision of the original founders of our school as well as maintain a vision for the future.
Meeting Dates: August 24, October 26, December 14, February 22, April 26 The committee meets at 3:15 pm

Safety Committee:
In the case an of emergency, MATES needs to be prepared in order to ensure the safety of all our students. The Safety Committee works to prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies. The committee checks the emergency supplies and equipment, oversees monthly drills, and performs classroom safety checks.
Meeting Dates: September 14, November 16, January 18, March 29, May 24 The committee meets at 3:30 pm
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Science Committee:
With the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards in the state of California, and with the implementation of a new science lab at MATES, the Science Committee oversees these new changes to the MATES science program. The committee manages the science programs, curriculum, and resources necessary for student success.
Meeting Dates: September 22, November 3, January 19, April 20 The committee meets at 3:30 pm