Meadow Brook Staff Newsletter

Week of December 10

Quote of the Week

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.
– Japanese Proverb

Tech Tip from Mrs. Pool

The Selection Reader Chrome extension will read any highlighted text aloud. Once it's installed, just highlight the text you want it to read, then click the icon in your toolbar. It might be a good resource for struggling readers or EL students, especially for use in classes other than ELA. They can add the extension in chrome anytime they are logged into a chromebook.

Click here to find the extension in the Chrome web store.

Click here for instructions for installation and use.

If you need help, ask Mrs. Pool!

PLC Focus

PLC Folder

This is a direct link to the shared PLC folder. Once you open it you may want to star it so it won't get lost in the "Shared with Me" folder.

This Week:

  • Monday: (B day) Mentoring meeting at 3:15 in the library *voluntary
  • Tuesday: (A day) Robotics Camp for 6th grade 3:05-5:00--Day 1 of Secret Santa gifts
  • Wednesday: (B day)
  • Thursday: (A day)Robotics Camp for 6th grade 3:05-5:30--Mark out all day--Day 2 of Secret Santa gifts
  • Friday: (B day) PTSO snack day

Important Updates/Reminders

  • The STAR winter window runs from November 26- December 19. ELA and Math teachers please remember that if you progress monitor during this window it will replace their benchmark grade.
  • Please remind students to check lost and found! Over Christmas Break we will be donating all remaining items.

Things to look forward to

PTSO Holiday Shop--- All this week!

Meadow Brook Intermediate PTSO is hosting their Holiday Shop. Students will have the opportunity to purchase gifts for family and friends at prices starting under a dollar. Everything from coffee mugs, golf tees, slime, jewelry, key chains, and more!

5th grade students will be taken to the Holiday Shop during Music on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Thursday and Friday students with money will be allowed to go purchase gifts during Life App classes. Please only allow 1 student from your class at a time to go purchase gifts at the Holiday Shop.

6th grade students will be taken by their 7th period Life App teacher according to the follow schedule. Students with money can be allowed to go during 8th and 9th hour. 8th and 9th hour teachers, please only allow 1 student at a time to go to the Holiday Shop.

Secret Santa!

Those of you who are participating should have received your person's information in your box today. Please spend no more than a total of $20-$30 on all 3 gifts. Here is the information on the "Odd Days of Christmas" Gift Exchange:

Dec. 11 - First Gift and Clue about yourself. Theme: Snow Day Survival Kit (Favorite Snack, Drink, and/or Hobby)

Dec. 13 - Second Gift and Clue about yourself. Theme:" I'm Dreaming of a "Striped" Christmas (gift has stripes on it)

Dec. 17 - Final Gift and Reveal. Theme: Wishing you a "warm and cozy" Christmas (gift to keep you warm and cozy and/or relaxation)

Robotics Camp--6th grade Dec. 11 and 13

We changed to only having 1 6th grade camp.

We are having ONE 6th grade camp (12/11 & 12/13). We plan to give them two days from 3:05-5:00 to explore by completing challenges in pairs then concluding it with a showcase on the second day from 5-5:30 where their families can come see what they have been doing.

In January we will repeat the process with 5th grade. We hope this will give every student in our building that wants to explore robotics the opportunity to do so.

Fill the bus 2018---Dec. 3-Dec. 13

We have toys collecting in the office but we need more! Please encourage your students to bring new unwrapped toys to FILL THE BUS for kids who need them in our community! Gift cards would be great for the older kids!

We need to help do our part to FILL THE BUS with new toys! We will have a box set up in the office to drop off new toys as they are brought.
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Meadow Brook Theater--- "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"-- Dec. 19

Ms. Crandell would like to invite everyone to the Meadow Brook theater class performance of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" on Wednesday December 19th at 9:00am for the 5th Grade and 2:00pm for the 6th Grade. They are working very hard, and are excited to present this to everyone.

Instructional "WINS!!"

GRIT Ticket

Keep them coming!! It is great to recognize kids for doing what is right!!
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Thank you for all your hard work!

At Meadow Brook we have GRIT.