February 12th, 2022
Special Congratulations to Art Teacher, Ashleigh Bowyer!
WELCOME MRS. SADLER
Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Jordyn Sadler to the Meadowbrook family! Mrs. Sadler will serve as a literacy and math paraeducator in Mrs. Haas' 3rd grade classroom. Check out her note below:
Hi! My name is Mrs. Jordyn Sadler, I am very excited to be here. I have a 5 year old daughter of my own and am excited to be a part of this class. I have always enjoyed working with children and I look forward to getting to know everyone.
WELCOME MRS. BEHAN
Danielle Behan is a licensed social worker and obtained her master's in social work from Wayne State University in 2013. Since then, Danielle has held several positions providing clinical services to children and families in both non-profit and private practice settings. The majority of Danielle's career this far has been spent at a non-profit agency called LACASA, located in Livingston County, which provides services to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault. Danielle worked within the Children's Program for 8 years, serving as the program supervisor for the last 5 of those years. Danielle is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), practiced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). Danielle has facilitated professional development trainings on trauma and its impact on children for professionals in Livingston County in collaboration with Community Mental Health and is a certified trainer for the Caregiver Education Workshop curriculum which provides training/psychoeducation to parents and caregivers on traumatized youth. Furthermore, Danielle had been a member of the Livingston County Trauma Informed Assessment Team for 8 years as an assessor for eligible youth who have experienced trauma. This is a community collaborative program comprised of social workers from LACASA, Community Mental Health, along with school speech and occupational therapists from Livingston Educational Service Agency. She has also held positions with local private practices providing individual therapy services to children and adults suffering from various mental health issues.
Danielle grew up in Novi and currently resides in New Hudson with her husband and 15-month-old daughter. She pursued her approval as a school social worker in the Spring of 2021 and is very much looking forward to joining Meadowbrook Elementary as the school's new social worker!
WELCOME TO THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF OUR MEADOWBROOK FAMILY!
HAPPENING THIS WEEK
So proud of this staff for their BIG ❤️s and their even bigger spirit on this 100th day of school celebration! 🎉💜 #mustangproud
CHECK OUT THE LATEST FROM YOUR PTA
PTA Membership Benefit: One PTA member will win a ticket for the FFE Tuition Expedition Scholarship raffle. Winner will be randomly selected from all PTA members on March 1. Join PTA now at https://meadowbrookpta.memberhub.com/store# . More information and tickets for the Tuition Expedition Raffle: https://wlcsd.org/schools/district/foundation-for-excellence/tuition-expedition/
Spirit Wear: Meadowbrook Spirit Wear store is open now until March 7! Visit https://mustangsgear.com/home/ Purchases will be delivered to Meadowbrook in early April.
MESSAGE REGARDING MASKING IN SCHOOLS
Dear WLCSD families:
Earlier today, the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) announced they will be rescinding their Emergency Order for Pandemic Control (2021-1) from August 2021 which required schools to implement universal masking. This change will take effect on Monday, February 28, 2022.
As the OCHD has determined that universal mask wearing is no longer necessary in schools, effective Monday, February 28, the Walled Lake Consolidated School District will no longer require universal mask wearing in our school buildings and offices. The OCHD strongly recommends wearing a mask while in public, indoor settings. Individual decisions related to continued masking in WLCSD will be left to the discretion of students, families, and staff members.
For more information, please visit the OCHD website: www.oakgov.com/covid
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
- The Drop off and Pickup loop is in the parking lot on the back side of the building. DO NOT drop off your students in the front parking lot or in the bus loop at the front of the building.
- Students will enter the building at 8:50am.
- Families are not allowed to wait in the vestibule or hallways - it impedes our process causing too much congestion.
- If you are driving your student to school in the morning, you need to use our Saddle Up Loop. TO KEEP THE LINE MOVING AND ENSURE STUDENTS ARRIVE TO CLASS ON TIME, PARENTS MAY NOT EXIT THE VEHICLE. Staff will be available to assist students should they need it.
- Pull as far forward as possible to keep the traffic flow moving. Never allow your student to exit on the passenger side; they will be in the path of parking lot traffic.
- Please do not block the exit onto Meadowbrook Road as you are waiting to turn left into the parking lot. Leave room so people exiting the parking lot are able to turn left onto Meadowbrook Road. This allows traffic to continue to flow.
- Students should be ready with their belongings to exit the vehicle and should exit from the driver's side only.
- Arrive on time to avoid truancy.
Parents of Incoming Preschoolers: Please Complete this Important Survey
WLCSD is currently surveying parents to find out what programs and locations families are interested in for next year. If you have a child that will be entering Preschool during the 2022-2023 school year, please take a moment to complete the Walled Lake Preschool Interest Form. The more input we have, the more we can accommodate our families and fill classrooms. Thank you for your support!