Meadowbrook Weekly Update

Week of February 28, 2021

MBMS NEWS

22 News Feb 23 2021

MBMS Great Racial Challenge!

Be on the look out Tuesday for our MBMS Great Racial Challenge! I hope you will join us.

Student Chromebook Check-Out

In preparation for the reopening of school for in-person instruction, Meadowbrook Middle School will continue to provide Chromebooks to students who will be returning to campus.


Students returning to campus for in-person learning will need a DISTRICT ISSUED CHROMEBOOK in order to access the MBMS wi-fi and access MyPlan at school.

Please carefully read the information in this email which details how and where the Chromebooks will be distributed.


CHROMEBOOK CHECKOUT INFORMATION

The Distance Learning Device Checkout form must be completed prior to checking out a device. Please note that, if you have previously completed this form, you do not need to submit it again. The link to complete the form can be accessed HERE.

For any student who is unable to attend the February 26th or March 5th checkout events, Meadowbrook will make a Chromebook available to your student on the first day of on-campus classes. Chromebooks will be distributed at Meadowbrook on Friday, February 26th between the hours of 8:00am and 11:00am and on Friday, March 5th, also between 8:00am and 11:00am.


Checkout will be divided by the last name as illustrated below.


March 5, 2021

M through P / A through D (make-up)- 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Q through T / E through H (make-up)- 9:00 am - 10:00 am

U through Z / I through L (make-up): 10:00 pm - 11:00 am


Please have your student’s school ID (or school ID number) present to pick up a Chromebook.

Lastly, families will need to sign a PUSD Parent and Student Agreement form to check out a device. Please view/print one Agreement form (per child), and return it to your Meadowbrook during the February 26th or March 5th Chromebook distribution events.


View/print the Parent and Student Agreement form below to check out a device. Printed copies will be available at school as well.

English - https://tinyurl.com/cb20-21eng

Spanish - https://tinyurl.com/cb20-21spanish


Acceptance of Responsibility

The borrower agrees to return the equipment in the same condition as when loaned and further agrees to reimburse the District for any loss or damage incurred while the borrower has custody (BP 6161.2). Normal wear and tear is excluded. This device is to be used for educational and school-related purposes

Important Message - MBMS AVID Program

Hello Mustang Families,

As you begin to think about electives for next year we would like to invite you to learn more about the AVID Program at MBMS. AVID is a program to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college or university. In AVID we focus on not only grades but developing skills of writing, reading, collaboration and organization. In addition to academic work students build community and family relationships while learning more about their college and university options. There is an application process for the AVID elective so please be aware that an application will be posted in your student’s Homeroom Canvas page the first week of March. If you would like to learn more about AVID please join us for a short virtual presentation and Q/A session at AVID Family Night on March 3rd at 6pm. You may contact our AVID Coordinator, Ms. Melis, for any questions or a link to the AVID Night Zoom at cmelis@powayusd.com


Informational Flyer : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N5yXgleXGWJBeMHfmFlgArxeC3-coTq9NbqV5iuSAVc/edit?usp=sharing


Videos about AVID :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9qcKYs0weI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSKCEms7PZM


Zoom LInk for AVID Night :

https://powayusd.zoom.us/j/99638845802?pwd=Q3ZHKzE3YitkRUxZWVdrVHpoMlpNUT09

Say Something Week

This week is Say Something Week here at Meadowbrook, as well as on campuses across the country! It will be a fun week of activities and challenges to encourage students who see warning signs of something unsafe to say something to a trusted adult. There will be daily lessons in advisory, as well as Instagram challenges all week, so make sure you are logging on every morning and follow @mbmsstudentservices to participate!

Camera On Challenge!

Calling all Students: Your Mustang Leaders are asking you to join them in the "Camera On Challenge" We all know our teachers miss seeing the faces of their students and students across the country are challenging each other to turn their cameras on. Our focus is the week of March 8th. There will be a video explaining the challenge to students with a survey to sign up for the challenge on their Homeroom Advisory page.

Attention 8th Grade Students

See attached flyer - Important information for 8th grade students. Transition information includes: Parent Night; Student Presentations; CRF Info

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.

Student Clubs

Do you want to get your child more involved with positive student activities at MBMS? Student clubs are forming now! We have everything from Book club and Art club to Yoga club and even a Harry Potter club. There is sure to be something for everyone, and new clubs can be formed at anytime. This is a great way to get your child connecting with other like-minded students at Meadowbrook. Students can learn more by following the link in their Homeroom/Advisory Canvas course.

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.

Bell Schedule

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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

Box Tops!

Want an easy way to support the Meadowbrook PTSA? Check out Electronic BOX TOPS!
Little By Little We Can Make a Big Difference (See Flyer below)

Grab-and-Go Meals

Please see attached flyer regarding free grab-and-go meals available to all PUSD students.

Important Dates to Remember

April 12 - 16, 2021 - No School - PUSD Spring Break

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