Meadowbrook E-News November 22, 2019
A message from Dr. Greta Evans-Becker, Principal
Meadowbrook Attendance Line: 952-988-5110
Meadowbrook Main Office Line: 952-988-5100
Online Student Directory: www.meadowbrookpto.ptoffice.com
Thanksgiving Holiday Break – There is no school on Wednesday-Friday next week, November 27-29, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. School will resume on Monday, December 2nd. If you are traveling, we wish you safe travels. In this time when we are thinking about being thankful, I am thankful for our wonderful families, teachers and staff members at Meadowbrook who all together make our Meadowbrook family community.
A message from the Nurse Jana: Guidelines for illness.
1. If the student has a fever of 100 degrees or more, then he/she should stay home for
24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without fever–reducing medication.
2. If the student has vomited or had diarrhea, he/she should stay home until 24 hours
after the last episode.
3. If the student has any rash that may be disease related, and/or you do not know the
cause of it, please check with your family physician before sending the student to
4. If the student is ill, please call the school attendance line at 952-988-5103 or send an
email to attendanceMB@hopkinsschools.org to report the illness and be specific
5. Please keep your contact numbers up-to-date in Infinite Campus. The flu can come
on quickly and can take longer to recover than the common cold, so have a plan in
place to care for your child at home until they feel well enough to return and
participate in the regular school day.
Thanks for your help in keeping Meadowbrook a healthy place to learn and work!
Thank you, families for Service Night help.Last Friday nearly 400 people came to Meadowbrook to do good things for other people. Students wrote 65 letters for Operation Gratitude, assembled 146 bags of toiletries, packaged 700 rolls of toilet paper and over 3,000 diapers for PRISM. They assembled over 300 bags for persons experiencing homelessness containing hat, socks, gloves, hand warmers, lip balm, granola bars, bandaids and information on places to go for support and services. Families tied 10 blankets for Project Linus, an organization that provides blankets to children in need. Children decorated over 100 placemats for a senior citizens’ at NorthRidge. They made over 200 bird feeders to take home for their backyards. Thanksgiving cards were made for Jewish Family and Children’s Services to put into Thanksgiving supply bags. Volunteers mixed 170 spray bottles with green cleaner for students to take home. Students decorated 230 ping pong balls to be cat toys at the Animal Humane Society
Here is a link to some photos on the Hopkins Schools website: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hopkinspublicschools/49101468331/in/album-72157711877859676
A Meadowbrook dialogue night is coming. On January 27 we will meet for a family dialogue on climate/climate change—like in the world all around us. Parents interested in planning for this event should meet in the school office conference room on December 4 at 6:30pm. You could also send me-- Dr. E-B an email or call my office 952-988-5101 if you are interested in helping to plan this event.
Playground Paras needed. Are you interested in working from 11:30am-1:30pm? Meadowbrook is hiring a recess/lunchroom/handwashing para. Please apply online at the Hopkins Public Schools web site for Job ID #3389 and let Cami in our office know that you applied.
Winter Gear. Please send your child with boots, snow pants, hats and mittens to school each day with the plan to play outside for recess. The district guideline for staying inside is 0 degrees or -10 wind chill. If your child needs winter gear please contact the office. Please make sure all of the items are labeled with your student’s name on them.
Yearbook. Order your 2019-2020 Meadowbrook yearbook now. Order deadline is Friday, February 7th and the cost is $15.00. Orders are being placed online. Click on the link below and use the yearbook ID code 10810820. An information flyer went home this week and is also on the website. Order forms are available in the office if you are unable to order online. https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob
Save the date for the Meadowbrook PTO Book Fair! Join us Saturday, December 7 at the Ridgehaven Barnes & Noble in Minnetonka for the Meadowbrook PTO Book Fair. Get your holiday shopping done while meeting up with other Meadowbrook families for coffee and conversation. The Meadowbrook PTO will receive up to 20% of your purchases, including food and beverages! Watch for more information to come regarding volunteer opportunities and musical and spoken word performances by Meadowbrook students.
PTO UPDATE: Take a look at this November PTO Newsletter. Important school event information and the October PTO meeting minutes are included!
Box Tops! Dig in your drawers—a shipment of box tops will be sent out for redemption soon. Bring in all of your Box Tops for Education by Fall Festival so that the dollars can come back to PTO. Soon Box Tops for Education are going digital with an app. Click this link to see a very short video of how it will work. https://youtu.be/Hh94b2BvFK4
NEW! Online Student Directory. This year, the PTO is offering the Student Directory in an online format only. Please register and create your directory listing here: www.meadowbrookpto.ptoffice.com
The Electronic Backpack on MB website. Check out the latest after school activities for students. We are adding information weekly. http://www.hopkinsschools.org/schools/meadowbrook-elementary/electronic-backpack
2019-2020 important calendar dates
November 27-29 No school – Thanksgiving Holiday
December 4 6:30 Planning meeting for Meadowbrook dialogue on Culture meeting in office
December 7 Book Fair and Barnes & Noble Ridgedale 10am-5pm
December 10 Restaurant Night at Noodles 4:00pm-8:00pm
December 12 Late Start – school starts at 11:33am
December 13 No School – staff development day
December 16 6th Grade Band Concert – Lindbergh Center
December 23-31 No School – winter break