Meadowbrook E News May 22, 2020

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May 29, 2020

Meadowbrook E-News May 22, 2020

A message from Dr. Greta Evans-Becker, Principal, 952-988-5101

Online Student Directory:



A message about the last week of school. Dr. Mhiripiri-Reed, our Superintendent of the Hopkins Schools, has written a letter to families about the last week of school, graduation, summer programming and #Hopkins Strong.  Here is the link for her news-filled letter.



Car parades at Meadowbrook—save the dates. We will be having car parades at Meadowbrook for each grade level the last week of school. Cars will come through the entrance right by highway 100 and circle past the building where teachers will be waving to children. Everyone needs to stay in their cars, so sadly, no hugging. More information will be in next week’s e-news. The schedule is:

Tuesday, June 2

10:00 Kindergarten

12:00 First Grade

 2:00 Third Grade


Wednesday, June 3

10:00 Fourth Grade

12:00 Fifth Grade

 2:00 Sixth Grade


The second-grade teachers will be greeting their student car parade on Wednesday, May 27 from 3-6PM.


iPad, Instrument, Book drop off and materials pick up. Pick-up and drop-off of items must be separate from the parades. The protocols for this will be in next week’s enews. On Monday, June 8, in the afternoon from 12:30-4:30, Parents whose children’s last names are S-Z will have the opportunity to drop off and receive materials.  On Tuesday, June 9,  Parents will pick up for students whose last names are A-I between 8-noon. Parents will pick up and drop off materials for students whose last names begin with J-R from 12:30-4:30 on Tuesday, June 9.


Thank You. A huge thank you to our outgoing PTO co-Presidents. For the past three years Jen Gale and Nicole Macalena have fearlessly lead the PTO and spent countless hours to ensure that special events happened, teachers were appreciated and funds were raised to pay for field trips, artists in residence, and make purchases to enhance learning at Meadowbrook. Thank you for your leadership and hard work. All of our students and staff have benefitted from your selfless service.


School Supplies with School Tool Box.  Our online store is now open for parents to purchase school supplies for the 2020-2021 school year. A flyer with more information is attached. In addition, there will be a link to on the Meadowbrook website all summer long. It takes just a few minutes for parents to order online and supplies are sent to your home. Every purchase helps Meadowbrook PTO.  Make sure to choose Meadowbrook Elementary School in Golden Valley, MN for the school name.


Library book return option- Our media center teacher, Mr. Kennedy, will be here collecting books from families next week during food distribution times 10-12.  If you are picking up food, consider dropping off books from the media center that your child has finished reading.


Class photo composite update. Due to multiple variables, we unfortunately will not be receiving classroom composites this year from Lifetouch. One reason is due to them closing their Maple Grove facility due to COVID-19. If you paid for these as part of the fall picture package, they will provide a $10.00 refund. To get this, call the phone number below. 


If parents have any questions or concerns please contact Lifetouch at 1-800-736-4753 or or go to and use the chat feature. Keep in mind that due to COVID-19 hold times may be longer than usual.




Child Nutrition meal distribution for seven days. Please remember to sign up each week and come during the designated pick up time which is 10am-12 noon. Pick-up next week is on Tuesday for last name A-K and Thursday is L-Z .  If for some reason you will be running a few minutes late, please call the Child Nutrition office at 952-988-4060.


Greta Evans-Becker Youtube channel/jokes. I am enjoying the jokes your children send me. Some children are handing me jokes out the car window when they come for food pick up.   You can submit a joke by email also-- send it to " rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-auth="NotApplicable">   Here is the link for the youtube channel:

A link for each day will also be tweeted in the bottom left corner of the Meadowbrook web page.


Parent Toolkit Workshops with myHealth and Hopkins Community Education


Join educators from myHealth in a series of virtual parent workshops to connect with others, learn, and receive the tools and resources you need to support youth during COVID-19 and beyond!


Registration cost: $0-$10 per workshop (pay what you can). Parents of youth K-12 are welcome to attend join!


Parent Toolkit: Mental Health and COVID-19

Thursday, May 28, 6:30-7:30 pm. Learn more and register here


Parent Toolkit: Friendships, Relationships, and Social Distancing

Thursday, June 4, 6:30-7:30 pm. Learn more and register here


Questions? Contact Gabby at myHealth:


Hoping you are well. If your family has a need for resources, you may contact our social worker, Kari Griffin, or our counselor, Nicole Sobanski, and they will try to connect you to whatever services you may need. '; // -->   '; // -->



Internet resources.  Our technology team has pulled together a number of resources for families who do not have consistent access to the Internet. Please see this document for more information." (link to document:


School Hours

Grades K–6

Office Hours 

Kids & Company


Natalie Sawatzky, Principal, Trenton Lawson, Assistant Principal

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