Meadowbrook Weekly Update

Week of January 24, 2021

MBMS NEWS

17 News Jan 19 2021

The Academy at Meadowbrook 2021-2022 (Current 6th and 7th Grade)

Good evening Meadowbrook families,

If you would like to express your interest in joining the Academy program at Meadowbrook Middle School for the 2021-2022 school-year and your student will be in 7th or 8th grade in 2021-2022, please complete the Interest Form linked below:

THE ACADEMY AT MEADOWBROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL INTEREST FORM 2021-2022 (7th & 8th)


Submitting the interest form does not guarantee that your student will be enrolled in the Academy at MBMS for the 2021-2022 school-year. Enrollment in the Academy at MBMS for current Meadowbrook students is based upon space available. By submitting this form, you are confirming that you would like your student to participate in the upcoming selection process for students new to the Academy.


Please note that this form must be submitted by no later than Wednesday, February 10th at 3:00 PM.


If you would like to learn more about the Academy at Meadowbrook, please attend a virtual informational meeting that will be held via Youtube Live on Wednesday, February 3rd from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM. The Youtube Live link can be accessed here: https://youtu.be/iZoQ_ru0poY


Questions or requests for additional information can be directed to MBMSAcademy@powayusd.com.


Thank you!

PARENT FORUM

Please join us for a Parent Forum: Reducing Anxiety and Building Resilience in our Children. Presenters include Dr. Darlene Sweetland and Dr. Ron Stolberg - Authors of Teaching Kids to Think: Raising Confident, Independent, and Thoughtful Children in an Age of Instant Gratification and Parents of PUSD students.

Wednesday, January 27th – 6:00pm – 7:00pm

https://alliant.zoom.us/j/97910649049

See attached flyer for additional details


PTSA Association Meeting

Please join your Meadowbrook PTSA board, committee chairs, and school representatives, at our Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Association meeting (5:30pm, via Zoom). This is an important meeting for your PTSA as we elect our Nominating Committee members, who are tasked with finding and recommending next year's PTSA officers. This committee will present their report at the March Association meeting and election of officers. By the way, if you are interested in volunteering with next year's PTSA board, please let us know!

We will also have a review of our membership numbers, budget progress, audit, reports from officers, and more. If you can attend, please reply back to PTSA President Bruce Bergman (hello@RONR.pro) for the Zoom meeting information. Everyone is welcome!

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


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 are posted in ParentVue under Test History and a Parent Guide is posted under the Resources tab.

Parents can access ParentVue in two ways: sis.powayusd.com or via MyPlan.powayusd.com and clicking on the Synergy Parent portal. Additionally, student reports are posted in MyPlan via the Student Report Center icon.

Click here for a letter from PUSD regarding iReady.

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

Bell Schedule for January

As a result of a few non-student days in January, we’ve made some adjustments to allow students to meet with all of their teachers. Please see January bell schedules below.

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February Bell Schedule

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6th Grade Camp Update

In order to provide the safest environment possible, PUSD middle schools will not be participating in 6th Grade Camp this year. We understand the disappointment this may cause some families. We hope you understand our decision is based on the safety and well-being of each and every one of our students. Thank you.

Important Yearbook Information

Masks. Elections. Virtual classes. This school year will be talked about forever. The yearbook is truly the most important keepsake from this remarkable time. Our yearbook program is working hard to put together a historic book that will be looked back upon to remember one of the most unpredictable school years of all time. Order today so we make sure there are enough copies for everyone. January 29th is an important yearbook date. It marks the deadline for the following:

  • 8th Grade Parent/Recognition Ads - Calling all proud parents of 8th Graders. Celebrate your student’s journey through middle school with a recognition ad in this year's yearbook. Reserve your space for as little as $25. Limited space is available on a first come, first served basis.

  • 8th Grade Personal Photos - Many 8th Graders like to include a personal picture to go on the same page as their portrait in the yearbook. Like everything else, this year's will look a little different, but we are still offering personal photos for those who want them. Personal photos are usually baby or toddler photos, or photos associated with sports, interests, or hobbies. 8th graders can submit them through their Homeroom course or https://images.jostens.com/415468128

  • personalization on the cover of your yearbook - Imprint your child's yearbook with their name, icon, or badge. Many options available, but only through Jan.29th. This is a hard deadline that cannot be extended.

  • Price for yearbooks goes up after January 29th. Reserve your copy today!

Order your yearbook and/or 8th Grade Recognition Ad at:

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1006252/Meadowbrook-Middle-School/2021-Yearbook/2020073004174518370/CATALOG_SHOP/

School Pictures:

We understand that LifeTouch notified families that pictures have arrived on campus. We will have more information in the upcoming weeks about picking up your student’s school pictures.

Community of Kindness Lessons

Our second Community of Kindness lesson focused on the topic: “Glass Half Full”. Students had the opportunity in their advisory class to connect with their teachers & peers as they watched a video, discuss their personal strengths and the importance of a positive growth & resilient mindset. We hope you take the opportunity to ask your student about the monthly Community of Kindness lessons and activities.

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)

2019-2020 Yearbooks

All 2019-2020 yearbooks are now available for pick-up or purchase from Meadowbrook Middle School. If you are a family that pre-ordered and paid for your yearbook last year, they are available for pick-up starting Monday, 9/28/20 in the main office during normal office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 8:00AM - 12:00PM. Those wishing to purchase last year's yearbook can bring check or cash in the amount of $50 to the main office during the same hours. Checks should be made out to MBMS. There is a limited supply left for purchase.

Grab-and-Go Meals

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

Important Dates to Remember

January 29th - Non-Student Day - Professional Growth Day

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

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

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