Meadowbrook Weekly Update

Week of February 14, 2021

MBMS NEWS

20 News Feb 9 2021

MBMS Great Racial Challenge!

Be on the look out Tuesday for our MBMS Great Racial Challenge! I hope you will join us.

Attendance on Self- Sustained Learning (Asynchronous) Days

As a reminder, when students are working on self-sustained learning days, attendance is based on students logging onto Canvas. Students will be marked present when they log into each teacher’s Canvas class between the hours of 8:20am and 2:35pm. Students with 8th period have until 3:30 to log onto Canvas. As a parent, you can create a Canvas account and view each of your child’s classes. If you would like to check your child’s absence report in Parent Vue please watch this video.

Academy Update for Current Academy Families

We would like to invite you to attend an MBMS Academy Update for Current Academy Families on Wednesday, February 17th from 6:00pm-7:00pm. The event will take place virtually via Zoom, and the link to join the meeting will be provided on the morning of the 17th via email. Families will be provided with a fiscal update addressing Meadowbrook’s Academy program for the 2021-2022 school-year.


Student Clubs

Do you want to get your child more involved with positive student activities at MBMS? Student clubs are forming now! We have everything from Book club and Art club to Yoga club and even a Harry Potter club. There is sure to be something for everyone, and new clubs can be formed at anytime. This is a great way to get your child connecting with other like-minded students at Meadowbrook. Students can learn more by following the link in their Homeroom/Advisory Canvas course.


Library Curbside Pickup Options!

Hey Mustangs! We are happy to announce that we will resume curbside pickup for library books!

You can access the library catalog through your Meadowbrook Library Canvas Course--> Catalog Button---> Log in (upper right) (same as Myplan)--> put books on hold.

1) Parent/Guardian will receive and email when books are ready.

2) Pick ups are Tues, Wed, and Fridays 8-2

Check out our new titles and our collection celebrating Black authors and voices!

Prefer ebooks? Try out the Sora app on your phone or through MyPlan.

iREADY

Beginning February 1, students will be taking the i-Ready diagnostic assessment. This assessment is unique in that it will give us specific information about what your child knows and what he/she needs to work on next in math and reading. The purpose of this assessment is not to give your child a score or grade, but instead to determine how best to support your child’s learning.


Students will take the reading assessment the weeks of February 1-February 12, and the math assessment the weeks of February 15-26. Students will take the i-Ready assessment over the course of multiple days in 60-minute segments. English and math teachers will be proctoring the assessment live over Zoom during the first part of their instructional block. Students will access the i-Ready assessment by going to MyPlan and finding the i-Ready icon.

In regular circumstances, students take their i-Ready assessments at school, but during these special times they might need your help in providing a supportive environment to take assessments at home. The i-Ready diagnostic assessment is an adaptive assessment and students are only expected to answer 50% of the questions correctly. It is important that you do not help your child with understanding or answering questions. Your child will benefit from your support and encouragement to ensure the information received accurately reflects what they know and what they need to work on next.


Click here for guidance and tools to help when your student is taking an i-Ready assessment at home.


Fall testing results for parents can be access by following the steps below:

  1. Login to MyPlan using the parent's PUSD username and password.

  2. Click the Student Report Center icon in the parent's MyPlan account.

  3. Click the "iReady Individual Student Progress Report" link to open the report.


Click here for a letter from PUSD regarding iReady.

Message from our Counseling Team

Meadowbrook kicked off another school-wide Community of Kindness lesson this week with this month’s focus being “Names Matter’. Mustangs were given the opportunity in their advisory class to build deeper connections by learning more about their classmates and sharing more about their names as it relates to their identities. Students watched a video on the importance of names and discussed how taking the time to get to know others in this way can help continue to build our diverse Community of Kindness at Meadowbrook.

February Bell Schedule

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MBMS PTSA

Membership is vital to the Meadowbrook PTSA! It is NOT too late to join and support the organization and our school! Please click on the attached flyer for the QR Code. Thank you for your support of the MBMS PTSA - an organization that helps provide your students with over 22 programs every year!


MEF Weekly Updates

Reminder: Please remember to pick up your Mustang t-shirt (s) at Big Frog's Custom T-Shirts if you made a $50.00 donation or more to the Foundation. Hopefully you already received a phone call and email reminder from Big Frog's. Questions please contact April Cote at aprilwcote@gmail.com


Before you go, please make sure you received confirmation.

Big Frog's Custom T-Shirts (Same shopping center as Stater Brothers, and located to the left of Stater Brothers.)

9917 Carmel Mountain Rd.

San Diego, CA 92129

M-F 9:30 AM-5 PM

SAT 10:00 AM- 2PM

SUN Closed


Forgot to purchase your Mustang Cards? We still have some!

Our cards offer unique discounts at local merchants that can be used over and over again. You can get one card for $15 or two for $20.00 Visit our website to view participating merchants and purchase your Mustang Cards today. Please click on the Foundation website below to purchase or print out the form that is attached.


It’s not too late to donate to the Foundation!

The mission of the Meadowbrook Educational Foundation (MEF) is to provide funding, resources, support, and opportunities for school activities and programs that expand and enrich the educational experiences of our students, support our teachers and school staff. To learn more about the Foundation please visit our website below and consider a Family Donation today.


Please consider making your Family Donation today, and purchase Mustang Cards at https://mbmsfoundation.square.site

Box Tops!

Want an easy way to support the Meadowbrook PTSA? Check out Electronic BOX TOPS!
Little By Little We Can Make a Big Difference (See Flyer below)

Meadowbrook is Looking for Volunteers!

MBMS Is looking for parent volunteers to assist us throughout the day when we open for in person instruction. We are very grateful for any amount of time you are able to volunteer.

If you are interested please complete the form and someone from the office will reach out to you shortly.

https://forms.gle/SU8xAW1iQf5GeeJfA

Grab-and-Go Meals

Please see attached flyer regarding free grab-and-go meals available to all PUSD students.

Important Dates to Remember

February 15th - No School in Observance of Washington's Birthday

February 19th - No School in Observance of Lincoln's Birthday

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