The Bulldog Banter

13th edition of the 21/22 school year

School begins at 8:35 am

Dismissal at 3:30 pm


(920) 662-5036 Attendance Line

Drop off Reminders

A gentle reminder that doors do not open for student entry until 8:25 am. We do not have supervision until then. For student safety, please have children remain in your vehicle until you see a supervisor present. When dropping off children at curbside, please pull all the way forward to make room for other vehicles to drop off.


School begins promptly at 8:35 am -so please allow yourself adequate time for your arrival at Meadowbrook to ensure your child has time to get to the classroom before the bell rings.


Thanks!

2022 Calendar Reminders

Jan. 14 - Reading Olympics


Jan. 17 - NO SCHOOL


Jan. 20 - READ 20


JAN. 21 - End of 2nd Quarter


Jan. 28 - Report Cards are released at 6:00 pm

Bulldog Blast - Bring your favorite stuffed animal to school


Jan. 29 - Dash for Cash event at The Gamblers game

$500 SIGN-ON BONUS FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

HSSD is offering a $500 sign-on bonus to newly hired Substitute Teachers who complete a WECAN employment application between 12/9/21 - 1/31/22.

Eligibility criteria includes:

  • The applicant must successfully pass all pre-employment requirements and begin working immediately after employment processing.
  • Must be a certified teacher in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Must commit to working 3 days/week or more consistently through the 21-22 school year.
  • Must meet performance expectations and be in good standing through the 21-22 school year.
  • $500 will be paid 6/30/22 (subject to supplemental tax - 22% federal, 6.27% state plus standard payroll withholdings).

We hope you can join us!

We are excited to participate again in the annual Dash for Cash event hosted by the Green Bay Gamblers! Please consider joining us for a fun filled evening as we watch a member of the Meadowbrook staff race to collect cash that will directly benefit our students. Order forms were sent home earlier this week; and the deadline to order tickets is Thursday, January 20th!


Checks can be made payable to The Green Bay Gamblers

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Upcoming Bulldog Spirit Days- Mark your Calendars

January 28th - Stuffed Animal Day


February 24th - Pajama Day


March 25th - Inside-out Day


April 29th - Silly Socks Day


May 27th - Pattern Day


June 3 - Hawaiian/Beach Day

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.

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS

Our lost and found is overflowing! Please let us know if your child is missing something and we will do our best to locate it and send it home. Please label snowpants, boots, etc. so we can easily return them if they are found.

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!

January lunch menu

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

Leader of the Pack

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


Monroe H: Monroe is always a leader of the bulldog way. With a smile on her face each day, she makes sure everyone has a friend to talk and play with.


Knox O: Know always has a positive attitude and is very respectful to his classmates as well as staff. He also helps keep the lunchroom clean without being asked.


Blair R: Blair and another classmate helped with a mess in the bathroom. Thank you for being responsible and helping to clean our school clean!


Sophia M: Sophia and another classmate helped with a mess in the bathroom. Thank you for being responsible and helping to keep our school clean!

PSA Updates

The silent auction will be held in March, with more details to follow. If you or someone you know would like to donate a silent auction basket, a bucket raffle item or a kids bucket raffle item please email meadowbrookpsa@gmail.com.


We are on the hunt for some dedicated parents or loved ones that would love to be a part of the PSA board for next year. We have a lot of fun planning events for our kiddos and their families. Please come join us so that we can keep the fun times rolling. If interested in being on the board please reach out to us.

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Dear Meadowbrook Families,


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

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.

Sucker Sales are returning soon!

Our 4th grade leadership team is excited to announce that sucker sales will be returning to Meadowbrook in the next few weeks! Suckers will be sold on Fridays only; for $1.00 each. A variety of flavors will be available. Stay tuned for more information!
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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 canned beans. 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.

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

Howard-Suamico School District Partnerships

“Partnership is giving, taking, learning, teaching, offering the greatest possible benefit while doing the least possible harm.” Octavia E. Butler, “Parable of the Talents”

When schools, businesses, and community organizations work together to support learning and promote student achievement, everyone benefits. The Howard-Suamico School District works to forge meaningful partnerships resulting in improved program quality and more efficient use of our resources to achieve our District goals. Highlighted below are just a few of our partnerships.

Our school nutrition program partners with David Schneider, an AmeriCorps Farm to School member. He assists in coordinating the purchasing of healthy and fresh foods for school nutrition with local Wisconsin famers. He also provides nutrition education for classes and assists with a summer school program called Inspiration Acres, an experimental plot of land in front of Bay Port High School.

The HSSD has initiated a Computer Science Advisory Committee to provide guidance for our computer science initiative and to assist students with computer skills for their daily lives and future careers. Members of this committee share the needs of our current labor market, post-secondary programs, and computer science careers. To assist the District in developing the most efficient and effective pathway for our students, we have partnered with community members possessing computer science experience in business and post-secondary education institutions, alumni, current students, teachers, and administrators.

Bellin Health and Prevea Health were recently recognized by the Wisconsin Association of School Boards and HSSD for their partnerships with the District. Bellin Health provides athletic training staff to keep our athletes safe and healthy. Bellin doctors also provide input to our operations related to COVID-19 mitigation and safety. Prevea Health provides an onsite treatment facility for employees and staff and helped coordinate a student-led COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Bay Port HS in the spring of 2021.

The Howard-Suamico Education Foundation is sponsoring Leadership HSSD, co-chaired by Bill Hawker, HSEF President, and Superintendent Damian LaCroix. This program partners with community members who want to be more active in schools, have an awareness of district operations and governance, and understand leadership principles. The District provides leadership materials, as well as the sharing of personal experiences from current staff and community members.

Captain’s Academy is an alternative education program offered to students that are struggling to succeed in the traditional setting at Bay Port High School. In partnership with SMT Machine & Tool Company, owned by Russ Styczynski, students attend school at this off-site facility four days a week for an individualized academic plan and volunteer one day a week at NEW Homeless Shelter.


Village administrators from Howard and Suamico meet during the school year with the HSSD board to share information. The HSSD provides updates on the post-referendum progress and legislative updates affecting education while the villages provide information on building projects and housing developments which could impact future student enrollments.

Partnerships provide an opportunity for all parties to cooperate and solve challenges. Perhaps Helen Keller said it best, “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” For more information visit www.hssdschools.org.


Community Events

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