The Bulldog Banter

23rd edition of the 21/22 school year

School begins at 8:35 am

Dismissal at 3:30 pm


(920) 662-5036 Attendance Line

A Heartfelt Thank You from all of the Meadowbrook staff

Thank you to each and every family who went out of their way to show their appreciation to our staff last week. We enjoyed the themed goodies in the lounge; and the teachers were amazed at all of the handwritten notes, the cards and gifts they were surprised with. Thank you again!

2022 Calendar Reminders

May 20: Madison Field Trip - 4th Grade

Welcome to Kindergarten Presentation - 9:00 am

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May 24: Barlow Planetarium Field Trip - 3rd Grade


May 25: Field Day


May 27: Botanical Gardens Field Trip - 2nd Grade


May 30: NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day


June 2: Brain Freeze Spirit Night

Welcome to Kindergarten for our future Bulldogs!

Planning is underway to welcome our newest Bulldogs to Meadowbrook. We are hosting a short presentation on Friday, May 20th at 9:00 am in the cafeteria for our incoming kinders. We hope you can join us; feel free to spread the word to neighbors or friends who have kinders headed to Meadowbrook this Fall.

HSSD Care Award Recipient for Meadowbrook

One employee at each building will be recognized for demonstrating positive characteristics that contribute to our caring learning community. These awards have been determined through an anonymous peer voting process at each HSSD building. Voting was based on how the employees exhibit joy in their roles and a love for public education, foster healthy relationships with others, contribute to a positive school climate, and value every contribution with respect and honor.


Melissa Martinson, secretary, is the inaugural recipient of the HSSD CARE Award at Meadowbrook Elementary! She was surprised at an all school assembly yesterday. Congratulations to Mrs. Martinson, and the other award recipients.

Let the Countdown Begin!

We are excited to see what our friends will come up with for each of our themed days! Check out the calendar below.
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School Fee Update

SCHOOL FEES: are now posted in PowerSchool and can be paid online by creating an account in RevTrak.

Please note technology insurance fees need to be paid ASAP.

Please use the following instructions for setting up your account.

To Pay Student Fees:

  1. Visit the HSSD Families page and click on RevTrak or visit RevTrak directly.

2) To log in: first time users create your personal Web Store account to make payments for your student’s

PowerSchool Fees.

3) Click on the PowerSchool tile.

4) Log in with your PowerSchool Parent Portal Account.

a) If you do not have a PowerSchool Parent Portal Account set up for older siblings, please use the following to try logging in:

i) Username: first part of your email address before the @

ii) Temporary Password: abc123 (You will be prompted to change your password to something of

your choosing.)

5) Click on the student’s name to view fees.

6) Click Add to Cart next to the appropriate fee.

7) Confirm all items in the cart and click Checkout.

8) Enter your billing information and click Continue

9) Click Place Order. Note: Once the payment is processed, the receipt can be viewed or

printed. A receipt will also be sent to the email you provided.

SCHOOL NUTRITION would like to let families know that anytime they receive a notification in/from PowerSchool regarding meal balance information for their student(s), they can disregard it. The Point Of Sale/meal system doesn't link with PowerSchool, and is not communicating correct meal balance information. If you have any questions regarding a meal balance, please refer to your student's account in MySchoolBucks (or email kimpaul@hssdschools.org). Our apologies for this miscommunication via PowerSchool, thank you!

PSA Updates

The KISS event was a huge hit! Thank you for spending your mornings with us.


We also want to thank the sponsors - Super Ron's (Pulaski), La Java (Howard-Cardinal), HSSD nutrition, Meijer, and of course the PSA!



There is a family night happening June 3rd. Flyer to come.


We are looking for a NEW secretary and Vice President. Please email us or message us on facebook if you are interested. No experience needed. We are lots and lots of fun. VOTING will take place at the next meeting on JUNE 9 at the Meadowbrook Pavillion (outside).


We are also looking for some new ideas and input, and are always looking for new members.


The other HUGE news the PSA will be under going a big change. The name will be changing from Meadowbrook Parent Student Association to Meadowbrook Parent Teacher Organization!!!


The Brat Fry fundraiser scheduled for May 21st has been cancelled due to a lack of volunteers.

Planning a Vacation?

A gentle reminder to complete our planned absence form if your child/ren will miss more than one day of school. You can request a paper copy by contacting your child's teacher or the office, or you can print one by clicking this link. Forms should be submitted at least 48 hours prior to your departure; and will allow the teacher to prepare for your child's absence. We sincerely appreciate it!

May lunch menu

Please click here to see what is on the menu for breakfast and lunch at Meadowbrook.

You are welcome to join your child for lunch

We invite our parents to join their child for lunch once again. Due to space limitations, we ask that only the parents join their child. Parking is available in the side lot; and you can check in at the office. We will print a name badge for you and you can meet your child at the cafeteria. If you wish to purchase a hot lunch; the cost is $3.85 and exact change is appreciated. You are certainly welcome to bring in a cold lunch or a special meal. We kindly ask that you exit through the office after their lunch time is complete. Thank you for your cooperation!

Another offer from the Green Bay Blizzard

As a thank you for such an awesome turn out at their Family Day, the Blizzard are offering families the opportunity to come back and see us again. Included is a Fevo link, good for 2 tickets for $15 to the Friday, May 20th game against the Iowa Barnstormers! Essentially, a family of 4 could enjoy a game for $30! We are only offering this to our partnering schools and the link should eliminate the need for order forms and money collection! Hopefully a win-win for everyone!


Fevo link: https://fevo.me/2022school

Leader of the Pack

The following students were recognized this week for going above and beyond!


Connor N: Connor has rocked his 3 digit subtraction and used grit! You do a wonderful job asking for help! So proud of you.


Vera T: Vera has overcome many challenges and still comes to school with a smile on her face. She has worked very hard in Reading and Math.


Jaxon D: Jaxon is doing a great job following directions, participating in class and treating your friends with respect. We are very proud of you!


Alena X: Alena always follows the Bulldog Way in music class. She is respectful, responsible and a true leader and model of good behavior. Keep up the good work Alena!


Claira B: Claira saw a student that was struggling to make a Mother's Day card for his mom. After she finished her own card; she went to help him create a card. How thoughtful Claira!


Porter M: Porter does an amazing job in Math everyday. He often offers explanaions of how to solve problems and helps students that may be struggling. He really helped the substitute teacher when his classroom teacher was absent.

Are you an approved volunteer?

Would you like to chaperone a field trip in the future? Assist with a classroom event? Please take a few minutes to complete the volunteer approval process. That way you are all set when an opportunity arises. We appreciate it!

STEP 1. Create a New Volunteer Application/Profile

This must be completed before a background check can be done.

1. Visit https://www.hssdschools.org/community

2. Click on “Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP)

3. Under “VOLUNTEER LOGIN”, Click on “Click here to access the volunteer log in page”

4. Enter Howard next to Keyword in search box.

5. Click on school name you would like to volunteer at.

6. Click blue “Fill in application” button at top right of page.

7. Complete the information under “I am new to MyVolunteerPage

o Read organization’s policies and þ “I agree”

o Save and continue

STEP 2. Complete the Background Check Form

After you complete Step 1, you will receive an email with a link to the actual background check form to complete and submit. You should receive an email with your approval status within four weeks of submission.

Attendance

  • Staff and students should stay home from school if you are feeling sick.

  • Call the COVID-19 Hotline (920-662-7233) as well as the Meadowbrook attendance line.

  • Follow the directions you receive from the Hotline staff member.

  • If a student is directed by hotline personnel to stay home due to Covid reasons, the teachers will invite the student to participate in remote learning during that period of time only.

Note: Only students officially directed to stay home by the Hotline personnel will be allowed to participate in remote learning during their time out of school. Absences for all other reasons will involve make-up work with their teacher/in Seesaw as directed by the teacher.

Community Resource Updates

Our district team of social workers has put together a fantastic summary of community resources available to all community members. Please click here to read their newsletter. The Meadowbrook social worker, Ms. Katie Rabas, would be happy to talk with you further if need be. She can be reached via email at katiraba@hssdschools.org or by calling the school office at 920-662-5000.



Did you know The Giving Tree’s vision is an education without barriers? Aside from our monthly food pantry, we support students and their families with so much more! From school supplies, to our Holiday Store, we know each student and family’s needs are different. We are looking forward to sharing a little more about The Giving Tree each month in conjunction with our food collections.


This month we are collecting canned fruit. Please feel free to send donations with your students to put in the collections bins/carts near the main office of school. Items can also be dropped off during school hours. The Giving Tree appreciates the community support in helping ensure food is not a barrier to a student’s education.


Community Clothes Closet located in Hope Community Church at 1021 Hillcrest Heights, Green Bay. https://www.hopeingreenbay.com/community-clothes-closet/

Open the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month from 2-6pm.

The Community Clothes Closet provides gently used clothes for FREE to those who need them. Contact Denise McGinnis if you have questions Denisemcginnis@hotmail.com Phone: (920) 471-3858.

From the School Board

HSSD Community Engagement Survey

The Board of Education would like to sincerely thank the HSSD community members and staff

for completing the survey that was sent out by the District. We are grateful for the responses

and feedback regarding our District operations. This is a wonderful opportunity for our District to evaluate current operations and take the feedback from the survey to understand where we have strengths and where we have challenges.


The full survey report is available for public viewing on the Board of Education page of the HSSD website.


The survey was conducted by School Perceptions, a Wisconsin-based independent research firm. The eight-page survey was mailed to all HSSD residents, families and open enrollment families and was emailed to HSSD staff. There were 1,060 responses. There was an increase in response rate from non-parent and non-staff residents than in previous surveys. Among all the subgroups the responses were almost all in the “agree” category, there was only one subgroup item that indicated disagreement.

There was a section of survey that pertained to the Board of Education specifically. The non-parent and non-staff subgroup would like more communication, specifically with understanding the budget resources and how they are being used in an easy way to understand. The Board is committed to taking the feedback and discussing various ways we are able to better communicate with all our staff and community members including residents that do not have children currently in our District.


Our District mission states: “We will work with families and community to ensure that our

students have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a changing world.” This survey allows us to adjust and adapt to feedback so we can continue to improve our District operations in alignment with our mission.


For more information about The Howard-Suamico School District, please visit our website at www.hssdschools.org .

Community Events

Please click here to explore some family friendly activities and outings in our area.



It’s always a great time to join Girl Scouts! JOIN NOW to participate in troops, summer events and camp and get a FREE special offer. Receive $10 off extended year membership, valid 4/4/2022-9/30/2023, a custom headlamp, and an activity book full of summer outdoor activities nailed to you. Visit the Girl Scouts website and choose extended membership with promo code SUMMER10 before 7/31/2022. Questions? Contact Dawn Krull at dkrull@gsnwgl.org or call 888-747-6945.



Boy Scouts of America Bay-Lakes Council is offering a number of different Scouting Events over the summer. Visit their event website for more information about the Day Camps and Family Adventure Camps being offered this summer.



Advantage Tennis Camp- Summer 2022

Have fun, get better and make friends at Advantage Tennis Camp! Summer sessions begin on June 13th for kids ages 4-18. Check out Advantage Tennis Camp's website for more information.

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