The Bulldog Banter

12th edition of the 22/23 school year

2023 Calendar Reminders

Jan. 16: NO SCHOOL


Jan. 17: PTO Spirit night at 888 Cheese & CO (Dine in only)


Jan. 20: Read 20

End of 2nd Quarter

Book Fair 3:30 pm- 6:00 pm (Cafeteria)


Jan. 23-27:PTO Coca Cola Collection - main office


Jan. 27: Report cards released at 6:00 pm

Upcoming Field Trips

Tis' the season for field trips! Please click on the following links if you have not completed the permission slip.


Kindergarten: Building for Kids


1st Grade: Weidner Center


2nd Grade: Building for Kids


3rd Grade: Barlow Planetarium & Weiss Earth Science Museum


4th Grade: Madison



Interested in chaperoning? Please reach out to melimart1@hssdschools.org to see if you are an approved volunteer, a chaperone agreement will be sent home with your child or the instructions on how to become an approved volunteer will be emailed to you.

School Store Fundraiser starts next week!

Meadowbrook will once again be participating in the popular School Store fundraiser. Packets will come home with your student on Tuesday. Regardless if you purchase anything, all students will be eligible to receive a complimentary small stuffed animal if you send the envelope back with them with the code provided to you written in. All proceeds will directly benefit the students at Meadowbrook.

Cough Drop Policy

Cough drops are considered an over the counter medication, which require a form to be completed before they are dispensed. Please click here for a copy of the form. Have your child bring the completed form along with the bag of cough drops down to the office if they are needed during the day.

Winter Weather Guidelines

The days are shorter. The weather is colder. It’s the time of year when snow and ice can cause HSSD to close, delay opening, or dismiss early. Here is what you can expect when inclement weather arrives:

https://www.hssdschools.org/district/school-closing-guidelines


In addition, if inclement weather causes HSSD to close during the 2022-23 school year, we will plan to have a traditional snow day. Should circumstances arise, a virtual learning day will only be used as necessary to meet the annual instructional minutes requirement.

School Nutrition Updates

To view the January breakfast and lunch menu; please click here.

LEADER OF THE PACK

A special shout out to the following students who were recognized for following the Bulldog Way!


Griffin L: Griffin is a great role model in the classroom. He supports his classmates, follows directions and is always modeling the Bulldog Way.


Brianna A: Bri deserves this leader of the pack award for always trying her best; she never gives up! She also treats her teachers and classmates with kindness.


Kinsley V: Kinsley works so hard as a learner! She tries new things as a writer and does a great job talking about books she has read. Kinsley is prepared to learn everyday. Great job leading!


Claira B: Claira was collecting money from her assigned class and had noticed a student that couldn't find her money for the sucker sales. So she ended up buying the student a sucker with her own money and delivered it to the classroom, telling the student that they had an extra one. Claira really went above and beyond in her role as a member of the Student Leadership Team. Way to go Claira!

PTO UPDATES

Important Dates:

Jan 17 - 888 Cheese & Co Spirit Night - DINE IN ONLY

Jan 20 - Book Fair from 3:30pm - 6pm

Jan 26 - Silent Auction Planning Meeting @ 6pm


Book Fair Updates

- Located in the Cafeteria

- Please Park at the Church or the lower diamond parking until the buses leave

- Cash, Card, Check, eWallet

- We need volunteers - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044DACAC2BAAF85-book


Silent Auction

- Title : Bulldog Basket Bonanza (Rainbow Themed)

- We need volunteers - please watch for upcoming emails


Clothing Sale

- Was voted on : YES

- More info to come


Again if you have any questions or concerns please contact your PTO at MBPTO1976@gmail.com


Dates for the Coca-Cola Give Collection: Monday Jan 23rd through Thursday Jan 26th. The marked box will be by the office doors. Thank you in advance to everyone that has been collecting their bottle caps and plastic wrapper/cardboard codes.

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An Update from The Giving Tree

Thank you for helping us serve over 600 families for our Holiday Store and pantry in December. As the new year arrives, many of us think of organizing and cleaning up from the Holidays to start fresh in the new year. For this reason this month we are collecting household cleaning products that we can have available at pantry.


Please feel free to send donations in a plastic bag with your students to put in the collections bins/carts near the main office of school. Items can also be dropped off during school hours. The Giving Tree appreciates your continued support.

Community Resource Updates

Our district team of social workers has put together a fantastic summary of community resources available to all community members. Please click here to read their newsletter. The Meadowbrook social worker, Ms. Katie Rabas, would be happy to talk with you further if need be. She can be reached via email at katiraba@hssdschools.org or by calling the school office at 920-662-5000.
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From the School Board

2022-2023 Howard-Suamico School District Budget

During our budget hearing and annual meeting on September 26, 2022, community members

received a detailed review of the school district’s 2022-2023 budget and voted to adopt it as

presented. During the meeting on October 24, 2022, the Board of Education approved a budget of $105,726,920 in revenues and $199,653,933 in expenditures.


On the expenditures side, $93,337,003 are due to the capital projects funded by the April 2021

facilities referendum. Facilities updates can be found at: http://hssdschools.org/community/facilities-update. Roughly 67% of the general expenditures are invested in employee salaries and benefits.


On the revenue side, the primary building blocks of school funding are property taxes and state aid. Revenue limits cap the amount of funding a district can generate and in 2022-23 there was no increase in the revenue limits, meaning if state aid goes up, levies tend to be reduced, and vice versa.


For the 2022-23 school year, state aid for the Howard-Suamico School District has been certified at $40,747,004. This is a 4.64% increase over 2021-22. The tax levy rate has been reduced by 30 cents to $8.69 resulting in revenues of $34,702,982. Core drivers in the reduction of the levy rate were the increase in property valuations and the increase in state aid, considering the unchanged Revenue Limit.


The Board of Education will continue to consider investment avenues for scholastic achievement and excellence. For more information about the Howard-Suamico School District budget please visit our website at www.hssdschools.org.

Community Events

Please click here to explore some family friendly activities and outings in our area.


Link: https://howard-suamicoschools.revtrak.net/es/mes/#/v/bp-cheer-team-youth-clinic



2023 Bay Port Cheer Youth Clinic

Date: January 27, 2023

Who: 3 - 10 years old

Where: Bay Port High School Commons

When: 4:30pm - 8:00pm

*Check in will start at 4:00pm

Cost: $30.00 (includes t-shirt)

The performance will take place at halftime of the boys varsity game.

*Pizza will be provided.


Link: https://howard-suamicoschools.revtrak.net/bp/bp-athletics/bp-volleyball/#/v/bp-youth-volleyball-clinic-2023

2023 Youth Volleyball Clinic

Date: Feb. 11, 18, 25 & March 4, 11

Who: 3rd & 4th Graders

Where: Lineville Intermediate Gym

Time: 9:00am-10:30am

Cost: $50.00

*Limited to the first 36 students that sign up



Calling all singers! Bay Port will be hosting ‘Pirates in Harmony’ on Saturday, January 28 from 10:00-3:30. Pirates in Harmony is a performance opportunity for 4th-8th grade students to come together, learn new music, and perform together. Students will have the opportunity to sing and perform with other students throughout the area as well as work with the 5-12 choral music staff and high school choral students.

Lunch will be provided (choice of sub, fruit, veggies & dip, chips & cookie) and all participants will receive a t-shirt. Cost is $20. Pre-registration is required. Registration closes Friday, January 6.

Click here to register

If you need financial assistance please contact Michael Pufall at michpufa@hssdschools.org or 920-662-7288.

For additional questions please contact Robbie Doelger at robedoel@hssdschools.org or 920-662-7751.


Bay Nordic Youth Ski Program

Bay Nordic is offering a youth ski program for kids ages 3-12. Sessions will take place on Saturdays at the Reforestation Camp. To register or to learn more about the youth sessions and different offerings for older children and adults visit the Bay Nordic website.


Village Lanes Youth Bowling Program

Village Lanes offers Saturday morning leagues for ages 3-20 years old. Village Lanes also offers certified coaching and different scholarship opportunities. Bowling is a sport where no one sits out; everyone can play and build friendships while having a great time! Please visit the lanes for youth league sign up. More information can be found on their website.


Try Hockey for Free Day

Green Bay Area Youth Hockey Association invites all elementary age students to participate in Try Hockey for Free Day on January 28, 2023. The event will be at Cornerstone Community Center starting at 10:00am.


Scouts Ice Skating Event

The Greater Green Bay Figure Skating Club is hosting a skating event for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts on Saturday, February 4th. The event includes skating lessons, free skates and more! Register before January 16th.

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