Meadow Brook Parent Newsletter

April

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:

April 9: 6th Grade Reading Part 1 Test 8:30-11:30 *FLIPPED SCHEDULE
April 10: 6th Grade Reading Part 2 Test 8:30-11:30 *FLIPPED SCHEDULE
April 11: 6th Grade Math Part 1&2 Test 8:30-11:30 *FLIPPED SCHEDULE


April 22: 5th grade Writing Test 8:30-11:30

April 23: 5th grade Reading Part 1 Test 8:30-11:30

April 24: 5th grade Reading Part 2 Test 8:30-11:30

April 25: 5th grade Math Part 1&2 Test 8:30-11:30

April 26: 5th grade Science Part 1&2 Test 8:30-11:30


April 29-May 3- Make-up testing

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.

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)


April 9, 10, 11 LUNCHES WILL BE DIFFERENT:

On these days lunches will be as follows-

5 East: 10:48-11:10

5 West: 11:11-11:33

6 East: 11:39-12:01

6 West: 12:02-12:24

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.

Final Call for YEARBOOKS this Friday, April 12

Friday is the last day to order yearbooks. There's only a limited number left! They'll be delivered the last week of school.


Use the link below to order your yearbook!!

Upcoming GRIT Assemblies--6th grade May 2 and May 16 --5th grade May 3 and May 17

We will recognize our April character trait (COURAGE) during the assemblies on May 2/3.


May's character trait is HONESTY. We will recognize these students on May 16/17.


We are so proud of how our students are showing GRIT throughout out our school!

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MBI BoosterThon and Fun Run--- May 1-May 10

Parents! This year’s main Physical Education equipment fundraiser is the MBI Fun Run!

It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on May 1st. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps), and we will celebrate at the Fun Run on Friday, May 10th.


Our big goal is to raise $6,000 for heart rate monitors and other needed Physical Education equipment.


Students will also experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK MYSTERY LAB! Boosterthon’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with character-building. While they are teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to solve mysteries, our students will learn five 21st-century character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.


So please help our school by reaching out to sponsors. In addition, all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run on May 10!


Thank you for your support!

Mr. Hasty and Mr. Ridgeway

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.