Peek at the Week

Week of November 29, 2021

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Monday, Nov. 29

  • HOLIDAY GIVING PROJECT BEGINS (see information below)
  • Deadline to Register for Family Talk (see information below)

Tuesday, Nov. 30

  • Holiday Giving Project
  • 6:30 pm - Family Talk via Zoom

Wednesday, Dec. 1

  • Holiday Giving Project

Thursday, Dec. 2

  • Holiday Giving Project
Friday, Dec. 3
  • Holiday Giving Project
  • K-2 Grade Popcorn & Pajama Day (Food Drive Reward)
  • 8:50 am - Virtual Pep Rally
  • 2:00 pm - 2nd Grade Landforms in the Cafeteria


All 5th Grade students were given the opportunity to design a yearbook cover. Teachers were given the difficult task to vote for their favorite design and the top eleven designs were voted by the student body.


Front Cover - Meleya H..

Back Cover - Nicholas L.

They will each receive a FREE Yearbook!

Thank you to everyone who participated and submitted artwork for the Yearbook Cover Contest. We had a lot of great entries!

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Top 11 Designs

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The PTO and the Andover Community Food Bank want to thank Meadowlark families for their amazing generosity during the 2021 food drive. You donated 3,191 items to the food bank to help those in need in our community! This is an all-time record, even beating the record of 2,437 items in 2020. MES continues to be one of the biggest supporters of the food bank in our school district.

For assistance from the Andover Community Food Bank, call (316) 733-1644 or visit during operating hours of Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm; Wednesday 3 pm -6 pm and the last Saturday of the month 10 - 12pm. To volunteer, use the Sign-Up genius link found on their website, The food bank is located inside the Andover United Methodist Church at 1429 N. Andover Rd.i


November 22nd, the fifth grade went to the Andover Community Food Bank to help weigh and sort all the food our school collected.

Thank you to parents, Wendy Gerlach, Melissa Steinman, Jessica Cicora, Krysti Yuen, 5th grade teachers, Mrs. Moss, Miss Hoopes, Mr. Smith, Para, Amanda Carolin and bus driver, Mr. Leon for their help at the Andover Community Food Bank.

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Tis the season for giving, and Meadowlark Elementary has a long tradition of giving to those less fortunate during the winter holiday season. Over the past 19 years, we have raised nearly $30,000 and have helped over 100 Meadowlark families. Last year alone, we raised $2,829.31 which helped 10 Meadowlark families!

The goal for our Holiday Giving Campaign for 2021 is to raise at least $2,500. At the end of the campaign, Mrs. Matheny will treat the whole school to a Pajama and Cookie Day!

Below, click the button to find templates of the holiday color sheets. Print as many copies as you want, decorate/color them, put a name on it and return to school along with at least $1.00 (any amount over a dollar will be happily and graciously accepted, too!). The whole family can join in the fun by coloring a holiday color sheet for every member of the family! While coloring your holiday sheet, talk to your children about the spirit of giving. You might consider having them do extra jobs to earn money to donate, have them use a portion of their allowance money, or send them on a “loose change hunt” around the house and in your vehicles.

If you know of a local business or corporation that might be willing to support our Holiday Giving Campaign, please contact them. Ask them to make a donation in your child’s name.

ALL COLOR SHEETS & MONEY NEED TO BE COLLECTED BY FRIDAY, DEC. 10th. Thank you all in advance for your generosity and caring. I feel truly blessed to be a part of this wonderful Meadowlark community.

May you and yours have a blessed & joyous holiday season.

Blessings, Dana Matheny


As parents, it can sometimes be tricky to navigate the world of learning at home. We all ask questions such as...How much do we help with homework? What other skills should we practice? Is it ok to read to them or should my child be reading to me? We want to ensure success, while also teaching responsibility and independence. Join Alysia Rich, family engagement consultant, for a virtual workshop to discuss tips and strategies for the best ways to support your child’s learning at home!

Date: Tuesday, November 30th
Time: 6:30-7:15 pm
Location: via Zoom
Format: presentation followed by Q&A time
Topic: How Parents Can Support Learning at Home
Audience: any grade level

Register here by Monday, Nov. 29 for access to the workshop.
*email with link to access will be sent on Tuesday morning*



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Your child’s report card is now available for view in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Below are instructions for accessing the report card. If you have questions or need help with access, please contact your child’s school. Please note that you will need to log into the Parent Portal. You will not be able to view report cards using the mobile app.

Elementary Student Report Cards

Parents can see all archived reports for their children in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Any current reports that are published to the public portal can be run by the parent at any time.

  1. If you have more than one student, select the student tab for the student you want to view the Elementary Report Card

  2. Click on Student Reports in the left navigation menu as seen below

  3. Click on the Report you want to view under the Archived Report section

  4. Elementary Report Cards will be Archived quarterly for parents to view or print

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