April 7th, 2022
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. VANWAGNEN
Dear Meadowbrook Families,
Welcome to April! I hope you had a restful Spring Break with your family. It's hard to believe that we are well on our way through the final trimester of the 2021-2022 school year. The next few months will be full of learning and fun and we are excited to make the most out of the end of the school year with all of our Mustangs.
As always, the Meadowbrook staff is here to support you. Should you have questions or if concerns arise, please reach out to your child's teacher or myself and we will work together to find a solution. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 248-956-2700.
Here's to a GREAT week ahead!
*April is the Autism Awareness Month
* April is National Poetry Month
4/11: Kindergarten Bonanza for All Incoming Students
4/14: Math Course-Skipping Test Administration @ MBE After School
4/14: Spring Picture Day Forms Sent Home
4/15: No School-Good Friday
4/19: Shelter in Place Safety Drill
4/20: Wellness Wednesday
4/21: Spring Pictures
4/22: Earth Day
4/27: Half Day of School for Students (Staff Professional Development)
5/2-5/6: Staff Appreciation Week
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR APRIL MUSTANG OF THE MONTH NOMINEES
POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT
This week, students were invited to an assembly to revisit and continue to reinforce positive behaviors while students are in the hallway, cafeteria and while on the playground. Students who act safely, respectfully and responsibly can earn Mustang Pride tickets that can be submitted and entered into a raffle for prizes. To help your student practice at home, please ask them about the following items listed below:
* Ask your child which volume levels they can use in the classroom and outside, and which they should use in the hallway.
* Remind students that that they can be responsible by raising their hand, cleaning up their trash and waiting to be excused in the cafeteria.
*Have your child practice walking in the hallways of your home while keeping hands and body to self.
* Have your child include everyone while playing at a park or playground.
Thanks to everyone who attended the 21-22 Reflections Celebration at Smart Middle School. A special congratulations to Meadowbrook's school level winners who were recognized at the event!
Pictured Left to Right-
· David Kuriakose
· Principal VanWagnen
· Dana Kuriakose
· Daniel Kuriakose
· Koneta Braithwaite (not pictured)
Thank you to Meadowbrook parents, our PTA President and PTA Reflections Chair, Andrea Sullivan and Theresa Braithwaite for your leadership and organization in this year’s Reflections Program!
The theme for 2022-2023 will be "Show Your Voice!" We encourage our Mustangs to start thinking creatively about next year’s theme!
The final Wellness Wednesday for the 21-22 school year will be April 20 and is geared toward families with students in middle and high school.
Title: Real Life Choices- Dangerous Consequences
Presenters: Amy Stern (Community Network Services), Dr. Lonze (Deputy Superintendent), Lt. Wendy Reyes (Oakland County Sheriff), Jaclyn Sivers (Oakland Co Prosecutors Office- Juvenile Div), Lisa Daniel-Goldman (Parent from the Jamie Daniels Foundation)
This event will be held at WLC in the auditorium. Below is flyer with more details!
OPTIONAL COVID TESTING NOW AVAILABLE AT THE ESC
The District is now offering optional COVID testing to our staff, students, and parents. Both Rapid and PCR tests are available. The testing will take place at the Educational Services Center (850 Ladd Road, Building D Walled Lake, MI 48390) on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-7 p.m.
The COVID testing staff, provided by a third party, will be responsible for letting people in the side door on the south side of the building.
· If you have insurance, your insurance provider will be billed.
· If you do not have insurance, there is a cost of $110.00 for a PCR test and $50.00 for a rapid test - This comes as a result of the Federal Government no longer providing funding for testing.
To set up an appointment for testing, please complete the form below.
M-STEP AND MI-ACCESS TESTING TO BEGIN (3RD-5TH GRADE STUDENTS)
Beginning this April, Meadowbrook Elementary will administer the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) & the MI-Access (Alternate Assessment) to students in Grades 3-5. The M-STEP will be given online and MI-Access will be give via paper/pencil and will measure student knowledge of the State of Michigan’s academic standards in English Language arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Below are the testing windows for each grade level. Exact testing dates for each grade-level will be shared with each respective grade-level soon. Please make every attempt to avoid having your child miss school on testing dates below and to have your child to school on time.
SPRING 2022 TESTING WINDOWS
State Spring Testing Window: April 11-May 20 (6 Week Testing Window)
* Online testing window for grade 3-5: April 11-May 20
* Online testing for grade 3 (ELA ONLY): April 11-May 6 (NOTE: ELA Testing for 3rd Grade to be completed by May 6th in alignment with state requirements and the 3rd grade Reading Law).
*MI-Access Alternate Assessments: April 11-May 27
Please share with your child the importance of these assessments, as they are an indicator of your child’s progress within the Michigan Standards and will assist us in knowing the progress of our student body at Meadowbrook Elementary. Below you will find some additional M-STEP resources and information.
WHAT IS SUMMER ADVENTURES?
Returning for our 16th year, Summer Adventures is a state licensed summer program which provides children with an alternative to traditional daycare. Campers will participate in outdoor sports, fun at the Richardson center, arts and crafts, daily swim in the high school indoor pool, scavenger hunts, theme days, special guests and other great fun! Choose as many or as few days as you like with our Flexible Scheduling.
Location: Walled Lake CENTRAL High School
Dates: June 15 - August 19 (closed on 7/1 and 7/4)
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 7:00am - 6:00pm
· Drop Off Time: 7:00am - 9:00am
· Pick Up Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Pre-Registration Fee: $48.00
Daily Fee: $40.00 per day.
Drop In Fee: $55.00 per day (Please keep in mind, the one-time registration fee of $48.00 will apply)
All forms must be completed and received before your child can stay at Summer Adventures
Please Note: There will be a $5.00 late fee for every camper picked up AFTER 6:00pm and an additional $1.00 per minute charge after 6:10pm. A $7.00 per day / per child transfer fee