Peek at the Week

Week of December 6, 2021

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Monday, Dec. 6

  • HOLIDAY GIVING PROJECT (see information below)

Tuesday, Dec. 7

  • Holiday Giving Project
Wednesday, Dec. 8
  • Holiday Giving Project
  • 8:50 am - Crew Meeting - Building Activity

Thursday, Dec. 9

  • Holiday Giving Project
  • 10:00 am - ACHS Singing at Meadowlark
  • 10:15 am - ELP Gifted Auction (2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade ELP Students)
  • 5:30 pm - Hometown Christmas @ Andover Central Park (see flyer below)
Friday, Dec. 10
  • Kindergarten Music Program (9am - Foos, 10am - Allison, 11am - Fritzler)
  • 2:00 pm - 2nd Grade Landform Showcase in 2nd Grade Pod



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Making the Magic Happen!

These students were recognized at the Friday virtual pep rally meeting for being a Shining All-Star Student!

Nina W., Greyson E., Aurora M., Hadley M.

Grayson E., Colt M., Xander M. Joshua V.

Paisley R., Madison C., Ezra R., Harper H.



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Tis the season for giving, and Meadowlark Elementary has a long tradition of giving to those less fortunate during the winter holiday season. Over the past 19 years, we have raised nearly $30,000 and have helped over 100 Meadowlark families. Last year alone, we raised $2,829.31 which helped 10 Meadowlark families!

The goal for our Holiday Giving Campaign for 2021 is to raise at least $2,500. At the end of the campaign, Mrs. Matheny will treat the whole school to a Pajama and Cookie Day!

Below, click the button to find templates of the holiday color sheets. Print as many copies as you want, decorate/color them, put a name on it and return to school along with at least $1.00 (any amount over a dollar will be happily and graciously accepted, too!). The whole family can join in the fun by coloring a holiday color sheet for every member of the family! While coloring your holiday sheet, talk to your children about the spirit of giving. You might consider having them do extra jobs to earn money to donate, have them use a portion of their allowance money, or send them on a “loose change hunt” around the house and in your vehicles.

If you know of a local business or corporation that might be willing to support our Holiday Giving Campaign, please contact them. Ask them to make a donation in your child’s name.

ALL COLOR SHEETS & MONEY NEED TO BE COLLECTED BY FRIDAY, DEC. 10th. Thank you all in advance for your generosity and caring. I feel truly blessed to be a part of this wonderful Meadowlark community.

May you and yours have a blessed & joyous holiday season.

Blessings, Dana Matheny


Over the next two weeks, we are donating gift cards that you have so generously provided to our staff. Thank you for sharing your kids with us and showering us with love!
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Several Meadowlark Elementary fifth grade students competed in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl Contest on Friday, November 12th. The contest is a self-scoring, computer contest of 100 multiple-choice questions to be answered by the group. Areas covered included math, geography, government, sports, spelling, science, literature, English, history, general information and just plain fun trivia. Several students selected the team’s answers on the computer, while the others read through the questions and answers as quickly as possible. Each question offered two chances to answer correctly. Points were awarded based on how fast the question was answered by the group, as well as how accurate. No adult assistance was given! The nine fifth grade students scored a total of 941 points with 87% accuracy. They earned 6th place in Andover and 40th place in the Nationwide competition against 71 other 5th grade teams.

The 2021 Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl team members included:

Yasmina M., Hagen H., Mia B., Aspen E., Madison S., Sadie U., Kaylee W., Caleb S., and Benjamin C.

Congratulations to the team for all their hard work!!!

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We are all so excited to find out who the Meadowlark school spelling bee champ will be at our competition scheduled for Friday, January 21st at 9:00 a.m. in the 4th/5th grade pod area. The classroom champions have been chosen, study lists have been given, and the anticipation is mounting.

Best of luck to all of these hardworking spellers:

3rd Grade – Henry E., Presley S., Colt M., Maura H., Daphne S., and Harper P.

4th Grade –- Morgan T., Hagen H., Audrianna M., and Aliya Z.

5th Grade – Kaylee W., Yasmina M., Sadie U., Bridgette W., Aspen E., and Mia B.

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Thank You Letter

Hello Principal Matheny (and Mrs. Collinsworth):

Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather when Mrs. Collingsworth came to Doug Nolte’s house (CEO, Union Rescue Mission) with 2,603 pairs of socks!!!

We are so grateful for the generosity of your staff, students, and their families!

We house from 150-200 homeless men each night. About 50% are here for overnight shelter and about 50% are in long-term programs helping address addictions, mental illness, spiritual formation, job skills, employment, and financial literacy. At the end of the program, these men are ready to re-enter society and live independently.

We house, provide 3 meals/day, wash the clothes of our guests, and make sure that they have warm, clean clothes for the day ahead! You have enabled us to show love and compassion to these precious men!

Your generosity is so appreciated!

Thank you,

David Hodge

Chief Financial Officer

2800 N. Hillside

Wichita, Kansas 67219

316-687-4673, Ext. 147

Represent the love of Jesus while walking alongside people experiencing homelessness, poverty, addictions or other life challenges”

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Your child’s report card is now available for view in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Below are instructions for accessing the report card. If you have questions or need help with access, please contact your child’s school. Please note that you will need to log into the Parent Portal. You will not be able to view report cards using the mobile app.

Elementary Student Report Cards

Parents can see all archived reports for their children in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Any current reports that are published to the public portal can be run by the parent at any time.

  1. If you have more than one student, select the student tab for the student you want to view the Elementary Report Card

  2. Click on Student Reports in the left navigation menu as seen below

  3. Click on the Report you want to view under the Archived Report section

  4. Elementary Report Cards will be Archived quarterly for parents to view or print

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