Meadow Brook Parent Newsletter

March

How do we get our kids reading?


Make it a routine - whether it's right before the breakfast, or right before bed, set aside a special time every day.



What’s “Just Right”? Children feel confident and competent when they read books that are “just right.” But how do you find a “just right” book? Have your child read the back and front cover, and the first page of the book. If there are more than five words that he cannot pronounce or understand in context, the book may be too challenging. Be supportive about finding a more perfect fit. Choosing the right book will help your little reader feel successful.

Weekly activities:

  • Kona Ice is $2 and will be available on the last Wednesday of each month during recess.
  • PTSO snacks are $1 each are available EVERY Friday during recess.

Dates coming up:

March 1-March 8: BOOK FAIR!!! Please send money with your student or stop by during conferences.

March 5 and March 7: Parent/Teacher Conferences from 4:00-7:00 *4-5 will be set conferences, 5-7 is come and go

March 15-March 22: Spring Break *NO SCHOOL

April 9-11: 6th grade OSTP testing

April 22-26: 5th grade OSTP testing

Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be held tonight, Tuesday, March 5 and Thursday, March 7.


Teachers have scheduled conferences from 4:00-5:00.


From 5:00-7:00 will be come and go. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Important Reminders

  • If you know your student will be absent please call the front office at 405-256-5250.
  • Just a reminder, per the Mustang Public School Handbook, at the intermediate level we no longer have classroom birthday parties. We also cannot allow birthday snacks to be distributed in the cafeteria. We know this is a change from elementary school and we appreciate your support.

Attendance

Attendance at school is one of the most important ways to ensure success for your student. Mustang Public Schools promotes great attendance as a means for quality learning, therefore, it is the expectation of the district that all students attend school each day. With the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Oklahoma defines Chronic Absenteeism as absences totaling 10% or more of the required days of attendance within the school year.


All absences whether excused or unexcused apply to the count of chronic absenteeism. It is important to remember that family vacations and non-school sponsored activities can be excused by the parent(s)/guardian(s) however they would count toward chronic absenteeism.



Your support is key to your student’s success. If your student’s attendance becomes a concern you will receive a notice from the school. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us, Mrs. Giblet or Mr. Lebsack in the office.

Upcoming GRIT Assemblies--6th grade March 7--5th grade March 8

We will recognize our February character trait (KINDNESS) during the assemblies on March 7/8. We are so proud of how our students are showing GRIT throughout out the school!


March's character trait is PERSEVERANCE. We will recognize these students on April 4/5.

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Testing Dates

5th grade:

Monday, April 22: ELA Section 1 (WRITING TEST)

Tuesday, April 23: ELA Section 2 (Part 1 of the Multiple Choice)

Wednesday, April 24: ELA Section 3 (Part 2 of the Multiple Choice)

Thursday, April 25: Math Test (Part 1 and Part 2 of the Multiple Choice)

Friday, April 26: Science Test (Part 1 and Part 2 of the Multiple Choice)


6th grade:

Tuesday, April 9: ELA Section 1 (Part 1 of the Multiple Choice)

Wednesday, April 10: ELA Section 2 (Part 2 of the Multiple Choice)

Thursday, April 11: Math Test (Part 1 and Part 2 of the Multiple Choice)

Test Proctors needed!

If you are interested in volunteering to help monitor testing please use the link below OR you can call/email our counselors. Sloan Douglas-6th grade counselor and Stacy Doyle-5th grade counselor


You can use the following link to sign up to help monitor/proctor tests.


YES, I can help.

How to help you student prepare for State Testing

State testing is coming in APRIL. The practice questions you see in the PSTG (Parent Student Teacher Guides) represent the types of questions and interactions your students will see when they take the Spring 2019 OSTP state assessments in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.


5th grade will take English Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Mathematics, and Science.

6th grade will take English Language Arts (Reading only) and Mathematics.


We will be doing ONLINE practice tests the week before Spring Break to expose students to the online format and practice questions.

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Helpful Links/Tips

TEAM NEWSLETTERS

Below is each team's weekly newsletters. Sign up through Remind to have these newsletters sent directly to you.

GRIT Tickets

The staff at Meadow Brook are looking for students who have GRIT. We will be giving the student a "GRIT Ticket" to acknowledge their excellent behavior. Then, the student's name will go in a monthly drawing during our GRIT Assembly.
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Meadow Brook PTSO Facebook Page

We are working closely with our PTSO to get information out on social media. Please make sure you are following them at Meadow Brook PTSO.

At Meadow Brook we have GRIT.



We are GOAL-DRIVEN.

We are RESPECTFUL.

We have INTEGRITY.

We TREAT OTHERS KINDLY.