September 16, 2022
From Mrs. Sawatzky
Good afternoon Meadowbrook,
Next Tuesday from 6:00pm-7:30pm we will be hosting Curriculum Night, which is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to meet our classroom and specialist teachers and learn about the curriculum areas students will experience this year. The night is broken into 30 minute sessions so that you can personalize your experience.
Grade level sessions will take place at 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th grades will hold their sessions in their individual classrooms. First grade will meet collectively in the Gym, 4th grade in the Cafeteria, and 5th grade in the flex space adjacent to their classrooms.
The Specialist (Art, Music, PE, Spanish, Enrichment, and Guidance) sessions will take place at 6:30pm and 7:00pm. These sessions are less formal and allow you to move flexibly to the specialist classrooms. In each room, Specialist teachers are prepared to provide examples of projects that students will complete this year, as well as answer any questions that you have.
Please remember this is an event for parents and caregivers only. We look forward to seeing you!
P.S. Have you purchased your Carnival tickets yet?
Join us for Curriculum Night
Curriculum Night is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to meet our classroom and specialist teachers and learn about the curriculum areas students will experience this year. This is an event for parents and caregivers only.
When: Tuesday, September 20, 6:00-7:30pm
Learn about eLearning days
Social-Emotional Learning Survey September 21 - October 5
Building our social-emotional learning skills is an important goal for our school this year. We will be asking for your 3-6th grade child to reflect on their own mindsets and approaches to learning via an online survey they will be completing at school in their homerooms. We will be asking home teachers to reflect on K-2 children.
The survey content will ask students to self-reflect on social and emotional competencies that align with the Hopkins graduate traits outlined in the district's strategic plan (e.g., sense of belonging, and rigorous expectations).
We are asking that all our students participate in the surveys. If a student doesn’t feel like they have enough information to answer a question, they can skip the item altogether. The responses to these surveys will be completely confidential. We are partnering with a third-party vendor to support us in administering these surveys. If you have any questions about the SEL survey or would like information about opting out, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You may also choose to opt your student out of this survey no later than September 19th.
Picture Day is Tuesday, September 27!
You can order before Picture Day on mylifetouch.com
Our school's ID: EVT7VJ3SX
Additionally, Picture Day flyers will be sent home today!
We’re TWO weeks away from the Meadowbrook Carnival fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 30 (a no-school day). View the Carnival website for details and FAQs. Here are three things to do now:
Ticket sales are now open! Unlimited-ticket youth wristbands are $15. Adults do not need wristbands. Look for the flyer in your student’s Friday Folder. Skip the onsite lines and buy online now.
ENTER TO WIN MEADOWBROOK ADVENTURES:
Meadowbrook Adventures is a lucky draw fundraiser as part of the Carnival where you buy entry tickets to win experiences donated by teachers and staff. Visit the Meadowbrook Adventures page to see the list of adventures, fill in your entry form, and return to school or the Carnival with $1 per entry. You can also look for a flyer in your student’s Friday folder.
SIGN-UP TO VOLUNTEER:
We need your help! We have filled 79% of the volunteer slots and need 50+ more adult or student volunteers, primarily in the 6:00-7:00 slot. Run a game or activity with your student or volunteer with other caregivers and expand your Meadowbrook connections. You can also use the QR code in your student’s Friday folder. Choose your volunteer spot now.
New for 2022: Choose a grade-level-specific volunteer slot to meet other caregivers with students in the same grade. Get to know other caregivers in our school community with these designated slots by grade:
Kindergarten: Eat Street Mains (5:00-6:00pm); 1 spot left!
1st Grade: Eat Street Mains (6:00-7:00pm); 3 spots left!
2nd Grade: East Street Cashier (5:00-6:00pm); 3 spots left!
3rd Grade: Eat Street Cashier (6:00-7:00pm); 5 spots left!
4th Grade: Eat Street Food Runner (4:00-5:00pm); 6 spots left!
5th Grade: Eat Street Food Runner (5:00-6:00pm); 7 spots left!
6th Grade: Eat Street Food Runner (6:00-7:00pm); 4 spots left!
Lindsay Gerten & Jenny Dennis
Meadowbrook Carnival Co-Chairs
The Art Adventure program will be back again this year in January of 2023. We are currently seeking in-room volunteers to help share an appreciation for art with our scholars at Meadowbrook. The commitment is just three sessions but the experience to interact with kids in the classroom is priceless!
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
Art Adventure is a wonderful way to engage with students and become a memorable part of their classroom experience. Sign up to lead (often entertaining and insightful) discussions with students about artwork from the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) collection. No previous experience is required and no art or art history education is needed at all! All training provided by Mia. Most sessions are delivered in-person but virtual sessions can also be offered.
Looking forward to connecting! Please email us with your desire to participate or any questions about the program - email@example.com
COVID Guidance for 2022-23
Hopkins Royals Boys Basketball Association
Join the fun with Hopkins youth traveling basketball!
Registration now open for Boys HRBBA ’22-’23 Season
HRBBA is a volunteer-run organization offering boys in 4th - 8th grades a basketball program where they can develop skills and knowledge in a competitive atmosphere. The season runs from late October through early March. Participation is open to students enrolled in any Hopkins District school.
Visit the online REGISTRATION PAGE for all the details.
Tryouts October 8-9
Tryouts for the 2022-2023 Season will be held at North Junior High School on Saturday, October 8th, and Sunday, October 9th. Prospective players will attend both days in the time slot appropriate for their '22-'23 school grade.
Visit the TRYOUT INFORMATION & PROCESS PAGE for all the details.
-Hopkins Royals Boys Basketball Association
Resources for Families
Student Nutrition Changes for 2022-23
To Contact the Student Nutrition Office:
Email Nutrition@HopkinsSchools.org or call 952-988-4060
Hopkins Community Health & Resource Fair
Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eisenhower Community Center
Hopkins Public Schools and Hennepin County are hosting a Health and Resource Fair, this event is free and open to the public. Please inform families and friends. The parking lot is free! There are many services and activities at this event:
Behavioral health services
Blood pressure check
Elderly nutrition services
SNAP/CASH/MA application assistance
Safety and Security
Local businesses information
English Adult Education
GED or High School Equivalency for Adults
Enrichment classes for Youth and Adults
College and Career pathways
ICA Fall Vaccination Event
When: September 30th, 2022 10am-2pm
Where: 11588 K-Tel Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55343
Questions? Contact Charmaine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Care Partnership
Meadowbrook and the New Hope YMCA have partnered in order to offer a before and after school child care option for our K-6 students. This program is ideal for scholars enrolled at Meadowbrook Elementary as transportation is provided to/from Meadowbrook. For more information, please visit the New Hope YMCA information page.
Lost & Found
Please visit our website for all things PTO!
If you would like to be a room parent in your child’s class or help in a variety of other ways this school year, let us know! Complete the volunteer interest form here: https://forms.gle/AZiPf7kamK6Z317Q7
To connect with other families at Meadowbrook, please register with our Meadowbrook Online Directory. *Please note this is different from the forms you completed for your teachers! This directory will allow you to search for other MB families, and for others to find your information if you choose.
Important Calendar Dates
September 20: Curriculum Night 6:00pm-7:30pm
September 26: No School - Rosh Hashana
September 27: School Picture Day
September 30: No School - Staff Professional Development
September 30: School Carnival
October 5: No School - Yom Kippur
October 17-18: No School - Elementary Conferences
October 19: No School - Staff Professional Development
October 20-21: No School - MEA Break
A great source of information including important dates, school policies, and contact numbers.
Check out the Electronic Backpack for informational flyers highlighting school wide and community events and activities.
Main Office Line: 952-988-5100
Attendance Line: 952-988-5110
Online Student Directory: www.meadowbrookpto.ptoffice.com