The Bulldog Banter

20th edition of the 21/22 school year

School begins at 8:35 am

Dismissal at 3:30 pm


(920) 662-5036 Attendance Line

Drop off Reminders

A gentle reminder that doors do not open for student entry until 8:25 am. We do not have supervision until then. For student safety, please have children remain in your vehicle until you see a supervisor present. When dropping off children at curbside, please pull all the way forward to make room for other vehicles to drop off.

2022 Calendar Reminders

April 9 - Blizzard Game @ the Resch Center 6:05 pm


April 12 - PSA fundraiser at Narrow Bridge


April 14 - PSA Meeting @ 6 pm in the library


April 15 - NO SCHOOL

School Fee Update

SCHOOL FEES: are now posted in PowerSchool and can be paid online by creating an account in RevTrak.

Please note technology insurance fees need to be paid ASAP.

Please use the following instructions for setting up your account.

To Pay Student Fees:

  1. Visit the HSSD Families page and click on RevTrak or visit RevTrak directly.

2) To log in: first time users create your personal Web Store account to make payments for your student’s

PowerSchool Fees.

3) Click on the PowerSchool tile.

4) Log in with your PowerSchool Parent Portal Account.

a) If you do not have a PowerSchool Parent Portal Account set up for older siblings, please use the following to try logging in:

i) Username: first part of your email address before the @

ii) Temporary Password: abc123 (You will be prompted to change your password to something of

your choosing.)

5) Click on the student’s name to view fees.

6) Click Add to Cart next to the appropriate fee.

7) Confirm all items in the cart and click Checkout.

8) Enter your billing information and click Continue

9) Click Place Order. Note: Once the payment is processed, the receipt can be viewed or

printed. A receipt will also be sent to the email you provided.

SCHOOL NUTRITION would like to let families know that anytime they receive a notification in/from PowerSchool regarding meal balance information for their student(s), they can disregard it. The Point Of Sale/meal system doesn't link with PowerSchool, and is not communicating correct meal balance information. If you have any questions regarding a meal balance, please refer to your student's account in MySchoolBucks (or email kimpaul@hssdschools.org). Our apologies for this miscommunication via PowerSchool, thank you!

PSA Updates

Still looking for motivated parents to join us!



Upcoming events:


* Narrow Bridge Spirit night is April 12


* KISS event May 12-13 (replaces donuts with Dad and muffins with mom)


* May 21 – Brat Fry (Will need volunteers)


* June 2 – Brain freeze spirit night


* June 3—Family Movie Night

Pictures of our Lost and Found items

Click here to view pictures of our collection of Lost and Found! Lots of sweatshirts, coats, hats, shoes, water bottles, gloves and other items. See something that is yours? Email melimart1@hssdschools.org and I will locate the item and send home with your child.

Planning a Vacation?

A gentle reminder to complete our planned absence form if your child/ren will miss more than one day of school. You can request a paper copy by contacting your child's teacher or the office, or you can print one by clicking this link. Forms should be submitted at least 48 hours prior to your departure; and will allow the teacher to prepare for your child's absence. We sincerely appreciate it!

Weather reminders

Recess will continue to be held outdoors unless it is raining or the wind chill falls below zero. Please encourage your children to bring a hat and gloves with them; along with a jacket. Snow pants and boots will be required once the snow starts. Boots and snow pants will be sent home to be laundered every Friday. We encourage you to label your child's items; our lost and found is overflowing - and you would be surprised how many pairs of black snowpants are hanging in the halls. Thank you for your help!

April lunch menu

Please click here to see what is on the menu for breakfast and lunch at Meadowbrook.

Leader of the Pack

The following students were recognized this week for going above and beyond!


Miles D: Miles has done a great job following directions right away in the classroom. Great job setting an example for others!


Ruby R: Ruby's teacher can always count on her. She is a great friend and loves to help others. Way to go Ruby!


Ben K: Ben helps others by holding the door. Thank you for being a leader and for being kind to others.

Are you an approved volunteer?

Would you like to chaperone a field trip in the future? Assist with a classroom event? Please take a few minutes to complete the volunteer approval process. That way you are all set when an opportunity arises. We appreciate it!

STEP 1. Create a New Volunteer Application/Profile

This must be completed before a background check can be done.

1. Visit https://www.hssdschools.org/community

2. Click on “Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP)

3. Under “VOLUNTEER LOGIN”, Click on “Click here to access the volunteer log in page”

4. Enter Howard next to Keyword in search box.

5. Click on school name you would like to volunteer at.

6. Click blue “Fill in application” button at top right of page.

7. Complete the information under “I am new to MyVolunteerPage

o Read organization’s policies and þ “I agree”

o Save and continue

STEP 2. Complete the Background Check Form

After you complete Step 1, you will receive an email with a link to the actual background check form to complete and submit. You should receive an email with your approval status within four weeks of submission.

Attendance

  • Staff and students should stay home from school if you are feeling sick.

  • Call the COVID-19 Hotline (920-662-7233) as well as the Meadowbrook attendance line.

  • Follow the directions you receive from the Hotline staff member.

  • If a student is directed by hotline personnel to stay home due to Covid reasons, the teachers will invite the student to participate in remote learning during that period of time only.

Note: Only students officially directed to stay home by the Hotline personnel will be allowed to participate in remote learning during their time out of school. Absences for all other reasons will involve make-up work with their teacher/in Seesaw as directed by the teacher.

Community Resource Updates

Our district team of social workers has put together a fantastic summary of community resources available to all community members. Please click here to read their newsletter. The Meadowbrook social worker, Ms. Katie Rabas, would be happy to talk with you further if need be. She can be reached via email at katiraba@hssdschools.org or by calling the school office at 920-662-5000.



Did you know The Giving Tree’s vision is an education without barriers? Aside from our monthly food pantry, we support students and their families with so much more! From school supplies, to our Holiday Store, we know each student and family’s needs are different. We are looking forward to sharing a little more about The Giving Tree each month in conjunction with our food collections.


This month we are collecting canned vegetables. Please feel free to send donations with your students to put in the collections bins/carts near the main office of school. Items can also be dropped off during school hours. The Giving Tree appreciates the community support in helping ensure food is not a barrier to a student’s education.


Community Clothes Closet located in Hope Community Church at 1021 Hillcrest Heights, Green Bay. https://www.hopeingreenbay.com/community-clothes-closet/

Open the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month from 2-6pm.

The Community Clothes Closet provides gently used clothes for FREE to those who need them. Contact Denise McGinnis if you have questions Denisemcginnis@hotmail.com Phone: (920) 471-3858.

From the School Board

Role of a Board Member

“What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all its children”


John Dewey



The decision to run for a seat on the Board of Education reflects a commitment to public service and dedication to democracy. Public schools carry out one of society’s most important tasks which is to educate all students to reach their full potential in becoming productive, responsible, civic-minded adults who prosper and serve. Each school board member must balance the interests, needs, and values of children, parents, staff, residents, and the business community within our district. Performed with authenticity, curiosity, and informed thinking, service on a school board is a vital public service.


Work of a Board Member begins with recognizing that the board reflects the values of the entire community, not any one subset. Our work continues by acknowledging that our efforts must be as a group, not as individuals. No one member has authority, only as a group can we provide direction. There are many laws in place that address how and when boards may conduct their business. Understanding and following these laws, as well as holding each other accountable in this area is another crucial area of focus.


In addition to understanding how a board functions, it is imperative that Board Members understand the purpose of the organization that they govern. The board, as a whole, creates policy that stipulates expected results and specifies unacceptable practices. Creation of policy in this manner clearly defines who is responsible for decision making and implementation. The role of the Board is not to act in the organization, but on the organization.


Composition of this article draws from experience as a board member and the writings of Caroline Oliver, John Carver, and Eric Craymer. For more information about The Howard-Suamico School District, please visit our website at www.hssdschools.org .

Community Events

Please click here to explore some family friendly activities and outings in our area.

Greater Green Bay Figure Skating Club

Learn to ice skate! Join for lots of fun, friendship and exercise! Spring session begins late March, all classes are held at De Pere Ice Arena. Green Bay Figure Skating Club is also offering Kicks Synchronized Skating Team Workshops on April 3rd and April 10th!


Howard-Suamico Storm Breakers- Club Swim Team

Does your child love to swim? Come tryout for the Howard Suamico Storm Breakers! HSSB will be holding tryouts for their upcoming Spring/Summer season on March 23rd. Tryouts will be held at the Howard Suamico Community Pool (attached to Lineville Intermediate). If you would like to sign up for a tryout or have questions on the tryout process, please reach out to Connor Huff at huff.connor@gmail.com of visit the Howard-Suamico Storm Breakers website for more information.

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