The Bulldog Banter

Ninth edition of the 21/22 school year

Dear Second-Fourth Grade Families,


Your student will have the opportunity to increase their awareness of their social and emotional behaviors through completing a social, academic and behavior screener. The screener, mySAEBRS, will ask students a total of 20 questions and will be completed in under five minutes. The student’s teacher will also complete a similar screener based on their observations of the students. This optional screener will allow school staff to identify universal and targeted areas for growth focused on students being able to regulate their emotions, develop positive relationships and make positive decisions. Our goal is to have students complete the screener the week of November 29.


Feel free to contact Sara Laughrin, School Counselor with any questions or for more information. If you would like to opt your child out of the screening process please email Mrs. Laughrin at saralaug@hssdschools.org



Mrs. Orr, Principal



2021 Calendar Reminders

Nov. 22 - READ 20


Nov. 24-26th - NO SCHOOL; HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Upcoming Bulldog Spirit Days- Mark your Calendars

December 17 - Hat Day


January 28th - Stuffed Animal Day


February 24th - Pajama Day


March 25th - Inside-out Day


April 29th - Silly Socks Day


May 27th - Pattern Day


June 3 - Hawaiian/Beach Day

Crazy Hair Day

Spring Music Concert- Save the Date

We regret to inform you that the holiday concerts have been rescheduled for Spring. Thanks for your understanding; the dates are listed below:


Thursday, March 10:

2nd Grade: 5:00-6:00 pm

3rd Grade: 6:00-7:00 pm

4th Grade: 7:00-8:00 pm


Tuesday, March 15:

Kindergarten: 5:00-6:00 pm

1st Grade: 6:00-7:00 pm


Concerts will be held in the Performing Arts Center at Bay Port.

Weather reminders

Recess will continue to be held outdoors unless it is raining or the wind chill falls below zero. Please encourage your children to bring a hat and gloves with them; along with a jacket. Snow pants and boots will be required once the snow starts. Boots and snow pants will be sent home to be laundered every Friday. We encourage you to label your child's items; our lost and found is overflowing - and you would be surprised how many pairs of black snowpants are hanging in the halls. Thank you for your help!

November lunch menu

Please click here to see what is on the menu for breakfast and lunch at Meadowbrook.

Leader of the Pack Nominees

The following students were identified as Leaders of the Pack! We are so proud of our students and love to recognize when they go above and beyond.


Lucas W: Lucas is a very hard worker and tries his best. He has grit and never gives up. He is always polite to other students and follows the bulldog way.


Andrea L: Andrea has a very fun personality. She always looks on the bright side of things and uses her leadership skills to support her classmates.


Owen W: Owen is a great friend to everyone in class. He is always kind, encouraging and helpful. Owen is eager to participate in class activities and always has a smile on his face.


Claire & Lola G: The bus driver on M3 reports that Claire and Lola are always going above and beyond to help keep the bus clean. They pick up garbage that isn't theirs, and bring lost and found items up front.

PSA Updates

Thank you to all of the families who ordered from Marco's pizza earlier this week! We appreciate the support!


Your child should have brought home information and an order form for the Kwik Trip gas cards. Order forms are due back to school by Monday, November 29th. This is a great way to support the PSA and cross some names off of your holiday shopping list. If you need another order form, please call the office at 920-662-5000 or email melimart1@hssdschools.org and we will get one sent home.

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Dear Meadowbrook Families,

We hope you had a great night at conferences with your child’s teacher and learned all about the wonderful things that your child is doing in school. They have so much fun learning each day!

Even with a carefully planned school supply list, our teachers often have to spend their own money to buy materials for special projects, or to resupply their classroom necessities. The Meadowbrook PSA thought it would be nice to help teachers achieve their classroom goals by purchasing wanted items for them from their Amazon wish lists!

These purchases will make a huge difference and will help the teachers provide fun memories for their students. Any purchases made from the Amazon wish lists can be directly shipped to the school. As always, it is not REQUIRED to purchase, but is GREATLY appreciated! We appreciate your generosity and support!

Sincerely,

The Meadowbrook PSA

Amazon Teacher Wish List Document



Water Bottles, Healthy Snacks & Masks!

We need your help to ensure our students are set up for success! Please help them remember to pack a water bottle, a healthy snack and a maslk each school day. Our drinking fountains have been turned off; and only our water bottle refill stations are on. Students who do not have a water bottle are given a small paper cup for hydration. A very limited quantity of snacks are available in the office; as we certainly understand everyone forgets something once in awhile. We do have reusable masks in the office for students who forget theirs; we encourage them to be washed and re worn.

Drop off and Pick Up Reminders

Arriving at school: Meadowbrook School hours are 8:35-3:30 pm. Doors will open at 8:25 am. Students being dropped off should remain in their vehicles until 8:25 am; as there is no supervision to ensure social distancing.


  • Kindergarteners and First graders will enter/exit using Door 2

  • Second - Fourth graders will enter/exit using Door 8

  • Walkers will be dismissed using Door 8.



Dismissal: School is dismissed at 3:30 PM. Students will be dismissed using the Silent Dismissal electronic system through Door 2 (K-1) or Door 8 (2-4). Please remain in your vehicle. To ensure the safety of your child/ren, we will ask your student to enter your vehicle using the passenger side.

Attendance

  • Staff and students should stay home from school if you are feeling sick.

  • Call the COVID-19 Hotline (920-662-7233) as well as the Meadowbrook attendance line.

  • Follow the directions you receive from the Hotline staff member.

  • If a student is directed by hotline personnel to stay home due to Covid reasons, the teachers will invite the student to participate in remote learning during that period of time only.

Note: Only students officially directed to stay home by the Hotline personnel will be allowed to participate in remote learning during their time out of school. Absences for all other reasons will involve make-up work with their teacher/in Seesaw as directed by the teacher.

Meals for Virtual Learning Families

If your student is learning from home, their nutrition doesn't stop. School Nutrition is pleased to support families while learning from home. Click here to learn more about School Nutrition home delivery. Note: you must fill out one form per student.

Birthday Treats

Individually packaged birthday treats will be allowed this year; please confirm the number of students with your child's teacher if you would like to bring something in.
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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.



Community Clothes Closet located in Hope Community Church at 1021 Hillcrest Heights, Green Bay. https://www.hopeingreenbay.com/community-clothes-closet/

Open the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month from 2-6pm.

The Community Clothes Closet provides gently used clothes for FREE to those who need them. Contact Denise McGinnis if you have questions Denisemcginnis@hotmail.com Phone: (920) 471-3858.



This month The Giving Tree is collecting oatmeal. Please feel free to send donations 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 the community support in helping ensure food is not a barrier to a student’s education.

Dentistry for Tots to Teens

OHP is planning on coming to your school to provide in-school dental care to your students!

We are very excited to have your school participate with our School Based Program. Please click the link attached to complete the health history forms. If you need a copy printed to complete, please contact your school secretary or school social worker.

In order for students to be eligible for the program they:

1. Are between 0-18 years of age

2. Have a Medical Assistance/Badger Care/or Forward Health card.

3. If uninsured, students must qualify for free or reduced lunch

4. No private dental insurance or dental home

OHP serves children with Medicaid or uninsured on the free and reduced lunch program. If your students qualify, please have a parent or guardian fill out the health history - in the attached file.


https://ohp.dentalsymphony.com/patient/newpatient.aspx

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From the School Board

Running an Effective and Efficient School Board through Policy Governance®

Since 2005 the Howard-Suamico School Board has leveraged the Policy Governance® Model of board leadership. This model can look and feel quite different from a typical school board, but every HSSD board since 2005 has re-affirmed the usefulness of the model, and worked to refine and improve it over time.


Put simply, Policy Governance® tasks a board with focusing on organizational ENDS (the outcomes the board expects the organization to achieve), rather than MEANS (how we achieve those outcomes). Rather than defining how to achieve the ENDS, the board sets limitations on the acceptable MEANS. This allows the organization’s chief executive (or superintendent in our case) the latitude to achieve the ENDS in any way they see fit – within the boundaries set by the board. This concept is often called “freedom within fences.”


In a school district setting, Policy Governance® allows a board to focus on the most important organizational purposes (ENDS), while delegating the daily operations of the district to the skilled professionals best suited to the job. The board then monitors performance as a measure of how effectively the ENDS have been met, and the degree to which the superintendent has remained within the defined limitations. The board also monitors its own practices and its interactions with the superintendent, and is involved in continuous improvement and refinement of the model to fit the ever-changing needs of a 21st Century school district.


To the outside observer, this governance model may feel like a system in which the superintendent operates independently and with unilateral authority. In reality, the board serves as not only the ultimate governing authority in the district, but an essential link between the residents of the district (called Owners) and the superintendent. The board represents the public’s interests to the superintendent, and holds the superintendent accountable to meet the high standards expected by the district.


“A carefully crafted, conceptually rigorous purpose of governance….forms the heart of board effectiveness.” ~ John Carver, creator of the Policy Governance model

For more information about the Howard-Suamico School District Policy Governance Manual please visit our website at www.hssdschools.org.

Community Events

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


JOIN THE BAY PORT TENNIS CLUB THIS WINTER! BOYS & GIRLS (GRADES K-8) - REGISTER HERE FOR TENNIS CLUB! http://bayporttennis.weebly.com/tennis-club.html Join the Bay Port Tennis Club on Saturdays this winter! Whether you are brand new to the sport or have experience playing, joining the club will take your game to the next level! Players will learn the fundamentals of tennis, scoring and court etiquette. All instruction will take place at Four Seasons Tennis club and will be taught by tennis professionals. All practices will be Saturdays at Four Seasons from 1:00-2:30 pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Coach Steve (651-261-7283).


Village of Suamico Parks & Recreation offerings - Youth Dance including BAllet, Ballet/Tap; Poms; and Jazz/Hip-Hop. Deadline to register is November 22.


December 11, 2021 - With the holidays just around the corner, the Packers are bringing back the Festival of Lights on December 11th this year at Lambeau Field. As in past years, this free community event will include local choirs, a cookie workshop, face painting, holiday photo opportunities, and a tree lighting, among other activities. It’s a great event for families to enjoy together!

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Help us build and share a love for reading by donating new books for the Giving Tree Holiday Store.
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