Meadowbrook Weekly Update

Week of May 23, 2021

MBMS NEWS

33 News May 18 2021

No Place for Hate

We are so grateful and proud of our school & community's efforts to help create a safe, inclusive and equitable Community of Kindness at Meadowbrook. We are proud to announce that Meadowbrook has been redesignated a No Place for Hate (NPFH) school for the 2020 to 2021 school year. Special shout out to our Equity Team for your tireless time and courageous conversations, teachers, for facilitating the Advisory NPFH lessons through out the year, and families who attended and shared feedback at our No Place for Hate Parent Focus groups. Last but not least, thank you to our students, who make Meadowbrook the NPFH Community of Kindness that it is!

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*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 begin taking the iReady Math assessment. Students in person will take the assessment in their math classrooms. Virtual students will take the assessment over zoom during their math period. Beginning May 25th Students will take the ELA iReady assessment. More information about this year’s state testing can be found here.

*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.

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.


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!

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.

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.

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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CREATE FOR A CAUSE

Hey, Mustangs! May is Mental Health Month, so let’s get creative and bring awareness to our campus through artwork! See attached flyer for details.


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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

Library Curbside Pickup Options!

Hey Mustangs! We are happy to announce that we will resume curbside pickup for library books!

You can access the library catalog through your Meadowbrook Library Canvas Course--> Catalog Button---> Log in (upper right) (same as Myplan)--> put books on hold.

1) Parent/Guardian will receive and email when books are ready.

2) Pick ups are Tues, Wed, and Fridays 8-2

Check out our new titles and our collection celebrating Black authors and voices!


Prefer ebooks? Try out the Sora app on your phone or through MyPlan.

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

May 31, 2021 - No School - Memorial Day

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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