Meadowbrook Weekly Update

Week of May 30, 2021

NO SCHOOL - Monday May 31st

Tomorrow, Monday May 31st School will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

MBMS NEWS

34 News May 25 2021

*Important Calendar Update*

Change in Calendar -June 4th

Please note that because of students returning to campus four days a week and the discontinuation of the A/B cohorts we have made an adjustment to the calendar for Friday June 4th.

Friday, June 4th, will be an asynchronous day for all students. Students will not report to campus but will need to log into all their classes and complete the assigned work.

Congratulations Science Olympiad!

Meadowbrook is excited to congratulate all of our Science Olympiad students! The MBMS Science Olympiad Team placed 6th at regionals and 15th at State, we are so proud of our Mustangs!


We wanted to also recognize these individuals for their great accomplishments!


8th Graders:

Aneesh Nudurupati – WICI 1st place at regionals and 2nd place at State

Rajan Tavathia – Experimental design – 6th place at regionals and 4th place at State

Sam Borynski - Experimental design – 6th place at regionals and 4th place at State, Food Science – 5th place at State

Gabriel Steward – Mission Possible – 3rd place at regionals and 4th place at State, Experimental design – 6th place at regionals and 4th place at State

7th Graders:

Irene Huang- WICI 1st place at regional and 2nd place at State

Sanvi Naveen- Rocks and Minerals – 1st place at regionals and 4th place at State

Niyathi Jagan- Reach for the stars – 5th place at regionals

6th Graders:

Chloe Shaw - Rocks and Minerals 4th place at State

Emmanuel Stewart - Mousetrap Vehicle – 4th place at regionals

Emma Dahlen- Reach for the stars – 5th place at regionals

Maryssa Sloss - Food Science – 5th place at State


8th Grade Promotion

8th Grade promotion will be held live at MBMS on June 18th at 8:30am on the upper field. Please complete this form, by Friday, May 28, to let us know if your 8th grader will attend this year's live promotion ceremony.


Attendance is limited to 2 people per student. This is to ensure enough space for social distancing. Also, masks are mandatory for all those attending. Please read our promotion letter for more information.

8th Grade Picnic Tickets on Sale This Week

The 8th grade picnic will be on June 11, from 11am-2pm at MBMS. We will have games, food, yearbook signing and lots of fun!

Tickets for 8th grade students wanting to attend will be on sale at lunchtime in the quad beginning Wednesday, May 26th. Tickets will be $10 and include the cost of lunch and a few other fun surprises. Students will need to present their student ID in order to purchase a ticket.


Wristbands for the picnic will be available for pickup on Thursday, June 10th during lunch. Students must have a wristband to attend the picnic. The picnic is open to all 8th grade students, in person and virtual.


Picnic tickets will be on sale for virtual students in the office from 9am-2pm beginning Wednesday, May 26th. Wristbands will be given to virtual students at time of purchase.

Volunteers Needed for 8th Grade Picnic

We are very excited to celebrate our 8th graders at a picnic on Friday, June 11th!

Students will be attending the picnic from 11:00am-2:00pm.


We are asking for parents to volunteer to help with ticket sales during lunch and volunteers the day of the picnic for set up, food service, and games.

If you would like to volunteer, please sign up through our Sign Up Genius link: https://tinyurl.com/MBMSpicnic


If you are cleared to volunteer through PUSD but need to add Meadowbrook as a school and email Crystal Wiederhold at cwiederhold@powayusd.com.


If you are a new Volunteer, please complete the following two forms Code of Conduct and Confidentiality Statement and email them to Crystal Wiederhold at cwiederhold@powayusd.com. She will also need a current TB Test Clearance scanned to her.


If you have any questions about Volunteering please contact Crystal Widerhold at cwiederhold@powayusd.com.


Donations for the 8th Grade Picnic
Meadowbrook is looking for donations of food for the 8th grade picnic. Donations will be accepted beginning Friday, June 4th. All donations should be dropped off in the front office (8am-2pm) by Wednesday, June 9th. Please sign up here!


If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Priscilla Simmons at psimmons@powayusd.com.


Thank you so much for volunteering your time to make this event a success for our promoting students!

*Updated Cubside Meal Distribution Times*

Curbside Meal Distribution will be open for lunch pickup between 11:00am – 12:00pm. AM Meal pickup will continue to be 7:00am – 8:30am.


iReady Testing

iReady Testing has begun. All students will continue taking the iReady reading assessment this week. Students in person will take the assessment in their ELA classrooms. Virtual students will take the assessment over zoom during their ELA period. More information about this year’s state testing can be found here.

Link to Updated Calendar

Bottled Water Donations Needed

Meadowbrook families, as the temperatures outside continue to rise and our students are actively involved in P.E., we are asking for any donations of cases of water. Our water bottle filling stations continue to be turned on, however many students are forgetting to bring water to school. We would like to be able to provide bottled water to students. Donations will be accepted at the front office from 8am – 3pm Monday – Friday. Thank you in advance for your generosity.


Ribbon Leis for Promotion 2021

In Hawai’i it is a tradition to adorn graduates in leis to show love and pride for them and their accomplishments. The tradition has spread across the USA with parents adorning

their children, friends adorning their classmates and students presenting leis to special teachers.

STANDARD (inner lei): $10.00

DELUXE (outer lei): $15.00

Ribbon Lei prices will increase $5.00/lei after May 28, 2021. No exceptions. Please include $5.00 for each order after the deadline.


ORDER ONLINE: go to https://forms.gle/dcGp3KQ6TeETmdFw6

VENMO & CASH Accepted. Venmo: @DanielleMae-Santiago

Questions? Marsha Santiago (858) 414-1826 E-Mail: thesehands@cox.net


Reminder: Please charge your device!

Please remind your students to bring their device charged and ready! OR pick up your school issue device tomorrow at the library window!


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Yearbook!

Last chance to preorder and guarantee your child's copy of this year's amazing yearbook is Friday, June 4th. This is also the last chance to get the yearbook for the discounted price of $50. Order yours today at jostensyearbooks.com.

Any remaining yearbooks after this date will be sold on a first come, first served basis for $55, cash only, while supplies last. If any are left, these yearbooks will be available for purchase at our distribution tables.

Yearbook distribution will take place for 8th Grade during the 8th Grade Picnic - Friday, June 11th from 11am-2pm and distribution for 7th Grade & 6th Grade will occur through PE classes on Monday/Tuesday, June 14-15.


Textbook & Chromebook Returns

Textbook & Chromebook Returns

For In Person students all Textbooks and Chromebooks will need to be returned thru student's Language Arts Classes June 14th thru June 17th please see the attached Schedule for specific days and times.


For Virtual Students (Textbooks and Library Books only) there are Book Returns located at the front of the school from 8:00am thru 3:00pm June 14th thru June 17th. If you are returning your Chromebook also that week, please ring the doorbell and give the chromebook to the office staff.


There will be Textbook and Chromebook walkup returns for all students June 18th from 11:00am - 3:00pm and June 21st from 8:00am -3:00pm

FREE ROBOTICS/STEM Summer Camp

2021 annual FREE Virtual Robotics/STEM Summer Camp on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. for 4th-8th graders. We would like to invite students from Meadowbrook Middle School to have fun and learn more about STEM and robotics. To sign up use the QR code in the attached flyer or here: Virtual

Robotics/STEM Summer Camp Sign Up Link

If you have any questions, please contact our Head Coach at rdohm@powayusd.com.

MBMS PTSA

Membership is vital to the Meadowbrook PTSA! It is NOT too late to join and support the organization and our school! Please click on the attached flyer for the QR Code. Thank you for your support of the MBMS PTSA - an organization that helps provide your students with over 22 programs every year!

MEF Weekly Updates

Reminder: Please remember to pick up your Mustang t-shirt (s) at Big Frog's Custom T-Shirts if you made a $50.00 donation or more to the Foundation. Hopefully you already received a phone call and email reminder from Big Frog's. Questions please contact April Cote at aprilwcote@gmail.com


Before you go, please make sure you received confirmation.

Big Frog's Custom T-Shirts (Same shopping center as Stater Brothers, and located to the left of Stater Brothers.)

9917 Carmel Mountain Rd.

San Diego, CA 92129

M-F 9:30 AM-5 PM

SAT 10:00 AM- 2PM

SUN Closed


Forgot to purchase your Mustang Cards? We still have some!

Our cards offer unique discounts at local merchants that can be used over and over again. You can get one card for $15 or two for $20.00 Visit our website to view participating merchants and purchase your Mustang Cards today. Please click on the Foundation website below to purchase or print out the form that is attached.


It’s not too late to donate to the Foundation!

The mission of the Meadowbrook Educational Foundation (MEF) is to provide funding, resources, support, and opportunities for school activities and programs that expand and enrich the educational experiences of our students, support our teachers and school staff. To learn more about the Foundation please visit our website below and consider a Family Donation today.


Please consider making your Family Donation today, and purchase Mustang Cards at https://mbmsfoundation.square.site

Attendance on Self- Sustained Learning (Asynchronous) Days

As a reminder, when students are working on self-sustained learning days, attendance is based on students logging onto Canvas. Students will be marked present when they log into each teacher’s Canvas class between the hours of 8:20am and 2:35pm. Students with 8th period have until 3:30 to log onto Canvas. As a parent, you can create a Canvas account and view each of your child’s classes. If you would like to check your child’s absence report in Parent Vue please watch this video.

Important Dates to Remember

June 4, 2021 - Asynchronous Day

June 11, 2021 - 8th Grade Picnic

June 18, 2021 - 8th Grade Promotion

June 18, 2021 - Last Day of School

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