Meadow Brook Magic

Week 25: February 11th-22nd

Meadow Brook Science Fair Winners!

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Mustang Monday Message

Mustang Parents & Students,

I hope you all enjoyed an extra long weekend! On Friday we held a quick assembly to explain the reading fundraiser to our students. Informational papers were passed out to students; if they did not make them home, I have attached a link to those papers here. We are excited about the literacy events we have planned for next week; we hope the students will have lots of fun during our dress-up days, Parents and Pastries, evening Reading-Round-Up, and Friday Read-A-Thon.

We haven't had enough students sign up for our after-school Robotic's club, so unfortunately the class won't carry. We will try again in the fall.

I want to thank all of you for taking the time to cut out Box Tops and sending them to school. These are a great way to earn some funds for our PTA; thank you! Our students did meet our goal and so I am looking forward to having pie thrown at me during Friday's assembly:).

This is the last week our stakeholder surveys are out. We would love some input as to how we are doing; the results give us a chance to celebrate what we are doing well, and to set goals of things we could do to improve. The stakeholder link is on the school district's website

Stay warm out there! Warmest Wishes,

Miss Balli

Meadow Brook Reading Round-Up Fundraiser

The school and PTA each hold one fundraiser per year (the PTA's fundraiser this year was the pizza). As a school we will be holding a Reading-Round-Up Fundraiser from February 18th-March 1st to celebrate reading and to raise funds to increase books in our leveled library (which teachers use with their reading groups) and technology programs to enhance student learning. On February 18th-February 22nd students will collect pledges for the number of minutes they will read during the week of Feb 24th-March 1st; during this week, several reading activities will be held to get the students excited about reading. See the calendar below for a list of events. An assembly was held on Friday, Feb 15th for the students to learn more about the fundraiser.
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* February 18-22th: Students get Fundraiser Pledges from Family & Friends

* Monday, February 18th: President's Day- No school

* Friday, February 22nd: 9:30 Shelter in Place drill, Netsmart Assemblies & Pie in Miss Balli's Face for Box Top Reward

* February 22nd-March 1st: Last week of After-School Clubs

* Monday, February 25th: Crazy Hair Day

* Tuesday, February 26th: Stripe Day, Pastries with Parents @ 7:45-8:55 am

* Wednesday, February 27th: Hat Day

* Thursday, February 28th: Favorite Book Character, Reading Round-Up Family Event from 5:30-7:30 pm

* Friday, March 1st: Dr. Seuss Day, School Read-A-Thon

* Monday, March 4th: Student go home at noon

* Thursday, March 7th: Pledge Money Due

Let us know how we are doing

Last Monday you should have received an e-mail from the district with a stakeholder survey. As a school, we are always seeking to improve communication and responsiveness to our stakeholders. To that end, we invite students and parents to give feedback to teachers and administrators. The survey will remain open until Feb 22nd. Third through sixth grade students will be invited to participate in this survey during computer class; if your kindergarten through second grade student would like to give us feedback, we would encourage you to help them with this at home. The purpose of this feedback is to celebrate what we are doing well, help us improve our instruction, and to keep our finger on the pulse of our patrons. For feedback to be most helpful, I would suggest being polite even when sharing intensely positive or negative feelings. Thank you for your feedback.

Pie in Miss Balli's Face?!?!

We reached our goal! Pie will be thrown in Miss Balli's face during Friday's assembly.

---Thanks. Jennifer

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Purchasing a Yearbook

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Order Online at with Yearbook ID Code: 13488119

Last Week's Adventures

Principal Mustang Club Winners

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Meadow Brook's Report Card

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A few weeks ago, the state published school report cards. Schools are no longer given a letter grade, but are given scores based on student academic proficiency and growth in core subject areas. Our school scored equal to, or higher than, the state and the school district (LEA) on proficiency scores. More importantly, I was absolutely thrilled to see that our school ranked "high" in growth for science, math, and language arts. What does that mean? That means our students are making exceptional growth in all three content areas! I am so proud of our wonderful students for all of the hard work they put into school! I am also proud of our teachers for their meticulous efforts to ensure our students are learning and growing. Last but certainly not least, I know I speak for the staff when I say thank you to each of you incredible parents for all that you do to partner with us to help students! I am convinced we have the best students, parents, and teachers in the district—thank you!
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Have you ordered something & not received it?

If anyone who ordered a shirt, or any other items from the Meadow Brook PTA store, and did not receive them please contact Melanie Bott at or 801.669.0451.
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Kindergarten Registration Moving to Summer

This message is for parents who have children entering kindergarten this fall. Please forward this to anyone who needs this information but may not receive this email.

Kindergarten registration, traditionally held in March, will be moved to the summer and combined with grades 1-12. More detailed information regarding summer K-6 registration will be sent out to you before the end of the school year.

Parents can prepare now for registering their kindergarten children by making sure they have a birth certificate and that their child is current on the following immunizations: DTap, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Polio, Varicella and MMR by the end of July.

We appreciate your help getting the word out. Please contact the office if you have any questions. Thank you.