The Bulldog Banter

Eighth edition of the 21/22 school year

A Tribute to our Veterans

Students in Mrs. Geiser's class worked as a group to script this beautiful tribute to all who are and have served our country.


Thank all the veterans you know. We very much appreciate all who served and work together to protect us. It can feel lonely to be away from the family. Let’s hope our active military are with family soon! This Veterans Day, maybe call family that are veterans and thank them. They risked their life to save ours. It’s also important to remember all the veterans that passed away and we hope they are in a good place.


Did you know that Veterans Include all of the different branches; Army, Marines, Airforce, Navy, Coastguard, and Army Reserve? They are hero’s. They fought for our freedom and our rights. We are alive because of you and we are honored that you get to see your football teams play.


Thank you veterans!

Reminder - Dogs are not allowed on school property

As much as we enjoy seeing your pets, please do not bring them with you onto school property. Many children have allergies and/or fears; so to ensure the safety of all - please keep them at home.

2021 Calendar Reminders

Nov. 15-17 - Marcos Pizza Fundraiser for the PSA


Nov. 19 - Reading Olympics

Crazy Hair Day


Nov. 22 - READ 20


Nov. 24-26th - NO SCHOOL; HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Spring Music Concert- Save the Date

We regret to inform you that the holiday concerts have been rescheduled for Spring. Thanks for your understanding; the dates are listed below:


Thursday, March 10:

2nd Grade: 5:00-6:00 pm

3rd Grade: 6:00-7:00 pm

4th Grade: 7:00-8:00 pm


Tuesday, March 15:

Kindergarten: 5:00-6:00 pm

1st Grade: 6:00-7:00 pm


Concerts will be held in the Performing Arts Center at Bay Port.

Weather reminders

Recess will continue to be held outdoors unless it is raining or the wind chill falls below zero. Please encourage your children to bring a hat and gloves with them; along with a jacket. Snow pants and boots will be required once the snow starts. Boots and snow pants will be sent home to be laundered every Friday. We encourage you to label your child's items; our lost and found is overflowing - and you would be surprised how many pairs of black snowpants are hanging in the halls. Thank you for your help!

November lunch menu

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

Leader of the Pack Nominees

The following students were identified as Leaders of the Pack! We are so proud of our students and love to recognize when they go above and beyond.


Kendra O: Kendra is a leader as she holds the door open for students most mornings on her own without anyone prompting her! Way to go Kendra, thanks for being a Leader of the Pack!


Emily P: Emily helps kindergarteners get on the bus each day. What makes her a true leader is the way she helps them in a calm and kind way. Emily is a role model for all of the students in the hallway at the end of the day.....4th graders and our Kinder friends! Thanks for your leadership Emily!

PSA Updates

The PSA will be having a Marcos 3 night fundraising event. Students will be decorating pizza boxes at school for this event. The event will run from November 15-17. A flyer will be sent out soon. We will also need some volunteers to pull boxes.


We need volunteers to assist at Marcos pulling the decorated boxes for families that order. If you are interested in helping, please click here.


We will also be selling Kwik Trip script cards in November. Who doesn't love Kwik Trip, also a perfect Christmas gift!

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Dear Meadowbrook Families,

We hope you had a great night at conferences with your child’s teacher and learned all about the wonderful things that your child is doing in school. They have so much fun learning each day!

Even with a carefully planned school supply list, our teachers often have to spend their own money to buy materials for special projects, or to resupply their classroom necessities. The Meadowbrook PSA thought it would be nice to help teachers achieve their classroom goals by purchasing wanted items for them from their Amazon wish lists!

These purchases will make a huge difference and will help the teachers provide fun memories for their students. Any purchases made from the Amazon wish lists can be directly shipped to the school. As always, it is not REQUIRED to purchase, but is GREATLY appreciated! We appreciate your generosity and support!

Sincerely,

The Meadowbrook PSA

Amazon Teacher Wish List Document



Water Bottles, Healthy Snacks & Masks!

We need your help to ensure our students are set up for success! Please help them remember to pack a water bottle, a healthy snack and a maslk each school day. Our drinking fountains have been turned off; and only our water bottle refill stations are on. Students who do not have a water bottle are given a small paper cup for hydration. A very limited quantity of snacks are available in the office; as we certainly understand everyone forgets something once in awhile. We do have reusable masks in the office for students who forget theirs; we encourage them to be washed and re worn.

Drop off and Pick Up Reminders

Arriving at school: Meadowbrook School hours are 8:35-3:30 pm. Doors will open at 8:25 am. Students being dropped off should remain in their vehicles until 8:25 am; as there is no supervision to ensure social distancing.


  • Kindergarteners and First graders will enter/exit using Door 2

  • Second - Fourth graders will enter/exit using Door 8

  • Walkers will be dismissed using Door 8.



Dismissal: School is dismissed at 3:30 PM. Students will be dismissed using the Silent Dismissal electronic system through Door 2 (K-1) or Door 8 (2-4). Please remain in your vehicle. To ensure the safety of your child/ren, we will ask your student to enter your vehicle using the passenger side.

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.

Meals for Virtual Learning Families

If your student is learning from home, their nutrition doesn't stop. School Nutrition is pleased to support families while learning from home. Click here to learn more about School Nutrition home delivery. Note: you must fill out one form per student.

Birthday Treats

Individually packaged birthday treats will be allowed this year; please confirm the number of students with your child's teacher if you would like to bring something in.
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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.



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.



This month The Giving Tree is collecting oatmeal. 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.

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Dentistry for Tots to Teens

OHP is planning on coming to your school to provide in-school dental care to your students!

We are very excited to have your school participate with our School Based Program. Please click the link attached to complete the health history forms. If you need a copy printed to complete, please contact your school secretary or school social worker.

In order for students to be eligible for the program they:

1. Are between 0-18 years of age

2. Have a Medical Assistance/Badger Care/or Forward Health card.

3. If uninsured, students must qualify for free or reduced lunch

4. No private dental insurance or dental home

OHP serves children with Medicaid or uninsured on the free and reduced lunch program. If your students qualify, please have a parent or guardian fill out the health history - in the attached file.


https://ohp.dentalsymphony.com/patient/newpatient.aspx

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From the School Board

2021-2022 Howard-Suamico School District Budget

During our budget hearing and annual meeting September 27, community members received a detailed review of the school district’s 2021-2022 budget and voted to adopt it as presented. During the meeting on October 25, the Board of Education approved a total tax levy of $31,733,728, which supports a district budget of $180,906,619. This represents an increase of 47.66%, or $86,221,055, from the 2020-21 budget. The significant increase is due to the successful April 2021 facilities referendum and related debt issuance.


Due to aggressive debt reduction and refinancing strategies approved by the Board, this levy will result in the school’s portion of our property taxes decreasing to a rate of $8.99. The budget, just as in years past, establishes that we continue to value innovation, investing in our staff, driving academic performance for every student, financial stewardship and long-range fiscal stability.


Relatedly, Board members have engaged in continuous legislative advocacy efforts, specifically pertaining to the State’s 2021-23 biennium budget. The advocacy efforts also continue with local municipalities utilizing federal grant dollars (ESSER) in support of HSSD schools. Additional

details on the ESSER grant program can be found on the District’s website.


Over the next few months Board members will resume planning strategically for the future. To inform this process, a community engagement survey will be sent out early in 2022 to gather additional input from our community. Please look for it during the new year and share your thoughts with us!

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

Community Events

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


If you have not done so already, please register your daughter for the upcoming Pirate Fastpitch Softball season. https://www.piratefastpitch.com/piratefastpitchregistration.html Included in registration, all players will receive: A uniform top, helmet, use of our Pirate Fastpitch facility, opportunity to utilize hitting and pitching lessons with top instructors, and many more exciting opportunities. Registration closes November 15, 2021.


Register today for the Bay Port Youth Wrestling Program for area youth (pre-kindergarten through 5th grade) to participate in the 2021-22 youth wrestling season. Registration can be done online and is currently open and will remain open until November 16. For more information and the online registration please see the link above highlighted in blue.


JOIN THE BAY PORT TENNIS CLUB THIS WINTER! BOYS & GIRLS (GRADES K-8) - REGISTER HERE FOR TENNIS CLUB! http://bayporttennis.weebly.com/tennis-club.html Join the Bay Port Tennis Club on Saturdays this winter! Whether you are brand new to the sport or have experience playing, joining the club will take your game to the next level! Players will learn the fundamentals of tennis, scoring and court etiquette. All instruction will take place at Four Seasons Tennis club and will be taught by tennis professionals. All practices will be Saturdays at Four Seasons from 1:00-2:30 pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Coach Steve (651-261-7283).


Village of Suamico Parks & Recreation offerings - Youth Dance including BAllet, Ballet/Tap; Poms; and Jazz/Hip-Hop. Deadline to register is November 22.


December 11, 2021 - With the holidays just around the corner, the Packers are bringing back the Festival of Lights on December 11th this year at Lambeau Field. As in past years, this free community event will include local choirs, a cookie workshop, face painting, holiday photo opportunities, and a tree lighting, among other activities. It’s a great event for families to enjoy together!

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Help us build and share a love for reading by donating new books for the Giving Tree Holiday Store.
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