Meadowbrook E News January 25, 2019

Conference sign-ups are Live!
January 28, 2019

Meadowbrook E-News January 25, 2019

A message from Dr. Greta Evans-Becker, Principal

Meadowbrook Attendance Line:        952-988-5110

Meadowbrook Main Office Line:       952-988-5100


Parent Teacher Conferences.  Conference sign-up links are listed below.  Please remember to choose the link with the correct grade and scroll down and find your child’s teacher.  Each child gets one, thirty-minute conference. If parents are divorced please work together to make a plan to attend one conference for your child. Conferences are Wednesday, February 13th, from 4:30pm-8:00pm; Thursday, February 14th from 11:00am-7:00pm and Friday, February 15th, from 8:00am-12:30pm. Please note Mrs. Kanter’s kindergarten class, Mrs. Cadogan/Mrs. Hartley’s kindergarten class, Ms. Davis’s first grade class, Mr. Burmeister’s  fifth grade class and Mrs. Roller all have separate conference links.  Sign-ups will close on Sunday, February 10th at 5:00pm.  At that time teachers will be contacting famiies who have yet to sign up.


Mrs. Kanter's Conference Links - Kindergarten


Cadogan/Hartley Conference Links - Kindergarten


Ms. Davis' Conference Links – 1st Grade


Grades K - 2


Grades 3 and 4


Mr. Burmeister’s Conference Links   


Grades 5 and 6


Gifted and Talented - Mrs. Roller


Winter Weather/ Recess Guidelines: Our cold weather rule regarding going outside for recess.  We go outside everyday unless the temperature is below 0 or wind chill is minus 10 degrees.  Please make sure to send your children with appropriate clothes for the cold weather including winter coats, snow pants, hats, mittens, boots and scarves with the plan to play outside.  If your child needs winter gear please contact the office. Please remember to label all your children's items with their names or initials.


Another Meadowbrook dialogue on race and culture evening is coming!  The date for the next dialogue on race and culture will be March 5. The topic will be related to supporting our gender fluid, gender questioning, or gender non-conforming students.  A parent planning meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday, January 28, in the office conference room.  If you are interested in planning but unable to attend, please contact Greta at 952-988-5101 or email at

Do you live in our attendance area and have a kindergartner coming next year? It would be helpful if you could turn in a registration form to the office so that we know that your child is planning on attending Meadowbrook in the fall. Kindergarten Round up is February 12th at 6:30pm.  Forms are available online or in the office.

Run Meadowbrook Run.  Would you like to help make Run Meadowbrook Run 2019 the best ever?  If so, join our planning team on Tuesday, February 5th from 6-7pm in the office conference room. Can't make it to the meeting, but still interested? Email:

Yearbook.  Order your yearbook now!  We are encouraging you to order online.  Visit and place your order online.  School code 10810819.  Orders are due by February 1, 2019 and are $15.00.  Order forms available in the office if you are unable to order online.


Let’s Play Bingo!  The PTO is hosting a Free Bingo Night on Friday, February 1st from 6:15pm – 8:00pm in the Meadowbrook gym.  A flyer went home last week with information.  Mark your calendars!  Volunteers are needed.  Please sign up using the link below


PTO UPDATE: We have a brand-new December Newsletter to share: including minutes from our last meeting:

All parents/guardians and teachers of Meadowbrook students are welcome to our next meeting Tuesday, January 15th from 7-8pm in the Media Center.  Free child care is provided at the back of the Media Center.


PTO VOLUNTEER REWARD:  Every year PTO purchases two tickets to HEF's Royal Bash (Hopkins Education Foundation).  The event is February 23rd, at the Marriott Minnetonka Southwest.  We will have a drawing for these two tickets at PTO's Free Bingo Night on February 1st.  If you have volunteered with PTO over the last year, you are eligible to enter the drawing.  Send an email with your name and intent to be entered (one entry per family).  And THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING WITH PTO!


Restaurant Night at Noodles & Co in Golden Valley will be on Thursday, February 7th from 4pm-8pm.  This is PTO's next fundraising restaurant night. Golden Valley location - 7808 Highway 55, Golden Valley, 55427.


Parents Night Out.  We are looking for volunteers to help with the Parents Night Out and Auction on April 5th, Meadowbrook’s largest fundraiser! This event will take place again at the beautiful Brookview Community Center.  We are currently looking for help in the following areas: donation solicitation, day of event help, party planning, great gatherings and overall organization. If you have been looking for a way to connect with other Meadowbrook parents or have a skill set in any or all of these areas, please do not hesitate to help out! We are hoping to increase volunteers to help lighten everyone's load and have fun in the process.

If interested please email Erin Plasch at


Hopkins Education Foundation Hosts A Royal Night to Shine!

Join your friends, neighbors and Hopkins staff at the HEF Royal Bash on Saturday, February 23rd at the Marriott Minnetonka Southwest. Your evening will include a beautiful sit-down dinner, games, silent and live auctions, a short program and music by DJ Instant Request. Purchase your tickets before the event is sold out. Proceeds from the event help to fund HEF grants awarded to Hopkins Public Schools. Visit for more information or to purchase your tickets now. 


This is your chance to Win! Purchase a HEF Raffle Ticket today... only 100 tickets available!

Only 100 raffle tickets will be sold to win a fabulous trip for two, including airfare plus loads of extras. You get to choose from three amazing options: Alberta Canada; San Francisco, California; or Your Pick of Legendary Fairmont Hotels. Visit for more details on these exciting trips.

Tickets are $100 each and must be purchased by cash, check, or debit card (it’s the law). Call or email the HEF office and we’ll arrange to get tickets to you: 952-988-4097;; Winner will be drawn February 23, 2019, at Royal Bash. Need NOT be present to win.


The Electronic Backpack on MB website.  Check out the latest after school activities for students.  We are adding information weekly.


Dates to remember:      

January 31                   5th Grade Band Concert   7pm

February 1                   Bingo Night  6:15pm-8:00pm

February 7                   Restaurant Night at Noodles & Company  4pm-8pm

February 12                 Kindergarten Round Up  6:30pm

February 13                 Parent Conferences 4:30-8pm

February 14 & 15         No School – parent conferences

February 18                 No School – President’s Day

February 21                 Late Start – school starts at 11:33am

February 26                 PTO Meeting  7pm

February 28                 5th Grade Vocal Concert  7pm

School Hours

Grades K–6

Office Hours 

Kids & Company


Natalie Sawatzky, Principal, Trenton Lawson, Assistant Principal

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