The Bulldog Banter
The Final Edition of the 2020/2021 School Year
Dear Meadowbrook Families,
As we bring the year to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our families, students and staff for the overwhelming support, love and partnership especially throughout such an unprecedented time. We want to thank you for your grace, cooperation and kindness as our staff worked extremely hard to provide quality education for all of our students both in person and virtually. We learned a lot throughout this challenging year, but one thing that stands out is the resiliency and tenacity our students and staff demonstrated throughout this difficult time. We couldn't have been successful without you all! Thank you for the notes, words of encouragement, treats, and for sharing your little ones with us.
We wish you a safe and healthy summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!
Claudia Orr, Principal
2021 Calendar Reminders
June 9 - Last Day of School- 1:30 dismissal
June 11 - 6:00 pm Report cards will be available
August 24 - Open House 4:30-6:00 pm
September 1 - First Day of School
A New Journey awaits.........
Mrs. Madonna Krueger, retiring from her Playground Supervisor position
Mrs. Carla Stebor, retiring as a Special Education Teacher
Mrs. Kristin Barrett, accepted the Math Interventionist position within our District
A Fond Farewell from our retiring staff.........
We have extra yearbooks for sale!
Medication Pick up Reminder
Another Successful Field Day!
Fourth Grade FUN at the Community Campus!
Summer Technology Support
As we head into summer, we curated this Digital Summer Family Guide that includes valuable technology information, troubleshooting steps and online safety tips to support you and your child at home. If you have technology issues over summer, the HSSD Technology Department can support you. The Technology Department contact information and forms are located at the bottom of the guide.
If you know that your child will not be returning to HSSD in Fall 2021, please leave the iPad and charger at school on the last day (Wednesday, June 9th). If you decide to transition out of HSSD over the summer, the district iPad and charger can be turned in to the front office at your child’s school.
Thank you for your support,
Library Media/Technology Integration Specialist Team
Summer Break Reading Bingo
Leader of the Pack Highlights
Elliot T: Elliot follows the Bulldog Way each and every day! She is respectful to her classmates and classroom, responsible for her materials and makes safe choices in all areas of our school! We are lucky to have a leader in our classroom like Miss Elliot!
Stanley N: Stanley has been incredible helpful around the classroom. He is always picking up garbage and puts away things even if they aren't his! He is so responsible and helpful in making our classroom clean and happy!
Presley P: Presley is polite and kind in the morning. She is always willing to hold the door when the bell rings and greets everyone with a smile!
Morgan V: Morgan is always looking out for others and making sure they are safe. She eagerly greets her peers and often can be found holding open the door when the bell rings.
Kinley D: Kinley is a friend to all. She includes others in and out of the classroom. She uses her talents to teach others and is always lending a hand. She is an awesome leader!
21/22 School Supply List
Community Resource Updates
From the School Board
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARD
A student representative is the representation of students' opinions, concerns, and views to the Board of Education. It is a voice critical to the success of students' education and time spent in school. Any school district with a student representative knows the positive changes and decisions they make based on the feedback they receive and further student engagement in the district. The Howard Suamico School District effectively listens and gives value to a student representative. Feedback, appreciative or criticism, is used as a motivational tool to further what they serve to students and strengthen the link between students and staff. The Board of Education gives the student representative the ability to communicate concerns families are hesitant to share about their children and bring to meetings the views of the student body.
I, Sahra Ahmed, feel delighted with having the opportunity and honor to serve as a student representative on the school board for two terms during the school years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. The Board meetings are attended by board members, district members, and staff who attend to listen to each other, update on current developments, and share successes. While paying attention to the exchange of information, I was excited to share this with my friends and classmates, the renovations, how different education at HSSD would become in the future, and so much more. From my experience, I believe that the board meetings provide an excellent opportunity to share what matters to me the most, receive responses and gain progress. We own our experiences. However, I was able to attend meetings with joy and comfort because the board members spoke to me with kindness and respect and helped me react with a positive attitude and confidence.
While I attended school and sat in a classroom with students my age, it was unimaginable to change the narrative and sit in a room amongst board members. It gave me a chance for personal development. I think about the future often and realize my life will become meaningful. Being a student representative to a school board gives me a title that I can use and a role I never expected I would hold, making me believe that I can achieve much more and identify this as my significant experience. Initially, I shared with the board members my goal to become a Lawyer, but my experience as a student representative has changed my career direction and university. I realize how it feels to contribute to a team, be in a comfortable environment, and tend to that which brings happiness.
During COVID19, the Board of Education demonstrated its critical role in the educational process. The vision for the school year changed; in-person classes changed to virtual, and teachers and staff were provided with protection in school. The board’s role to adapt to changes and the pandemic made the educational process continue for students and made it possible for schools to carry out procedures safely. All necessary steps were taken to provide students a safe educational environment and learning. During meetings, board members held public community sessions, and they had the responsibility to provide guidance, resources, and information to stop the spread of COVID19. As a student who worried about getting exposed to COVID19, I want to thank the HSSD Board of Education for their leadership and response to the pandemic. I also want to thank the board members for allowing me to serve on the school board as a student representative, and I very much appreciate your support during this time.
For more information about the Howard-Suamico School District, please visit our website at www.hssdschools.org.