February 1

  • 8:35 am - Meadowlark Mart
  • 2:00 PM - Bake for Good Assembly - 4th & 5th Grade

February 2

  • Fitness 4 Funds Letter Sent Home
  • 8:45 am - All Star Pep Rally
  • 3:45 pm - Monart Drawing Class

February 5

  • 3:45 pm - STUCO

February 6

  • 8:35 am - Meadowlark Mart
  • 3:45 pm - Spanish Immersion Club

February 7

  • Global Play Day

February 8

  • 8:35 am - Meadowlark Mart

February 9

  • Fitness 4 Funds Kick Off - Packets Sent Home
  • 8:45 am - All Star Pep Rally
  • 1:00 pm - Circle of Friends Meeting
  • 3:45 pm - Monart Drawing Class

February 13

  • 8:35 am - Meadowlark Mart
  • 3:45 pm - Spanish Immersion Club
  • 6:30 pm - PTO Meeting

February 14

  • Valentine's Day
  • Spring Classroom Parties (see schedule below)

February 15

  • 8:35 am - Meadowlark Mart
  • 9:00 - 2:00 pm - Dental Checks
  • 10:15 am - Resource Swim Day at YMCA

February 16

  • NO SCHOOL - Professional Learning Day

February 19

  • NO SCHOOL - Conference Credit Day

February 20

  • 8:35 am - Meadowlark Mart
  • 3:45 pm - Spanish Immersion Club

February 22

  • 8:35 am - Meadowlark Mart

February 23

  • 8:45 am - All Star Pep Rally
  • 3:45 pm - Monart Drawing Class

February 26

  • 11:30 am - February Birthday Lunch with Mrs. Matheny
  • Dr. Seuss Read Across America Book Swap Week

February 27

  • Dr. Seuss Read Across America Book Swap Week
  • 8:35 am - Meadowlark Mart
  • 3:45 pm - Spanish Immersion Club

February 28

  • Dr. Seuss Read Across America Book Swap Week
  • Box Top Pick Up



10 - CJ Bextel (4th Grade Teacher)

13 - Kathy Burbach ( Para)

15 - Marc Camacho-Lopez - (Para)

16 - Troy Smith (5th Grade Teacher)

17 - Stacey King (ELP Teacher)

21 - Nicole Loy (2nd Grade Teacher)

23 - Christal Forred (ELL Aide)

24 - Jill Walker (Resource Teacher)

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The PTO is excited to be hosting Bingo Night on Thursday, March 15th.

Last year, the night was a huge success and a very fun family event! One portion of the evening that the families seemed to really enjoy was the many items being raffled by local restaurants, shops, and/or companies. If you or your company/organization has an item(s) that you would be willing to donate to the bingo event, please contact Rhona Harvey at or bring the item to the office. This night is not a fundraiser; therefore, any items donated will be directly to Meadowlark students and/or families

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We discourage the delivery of flowers, balloons, and cookie bouquets to the school. The bouquets are difficult for students to transport home and often interfere with classroom instruction. If bouquets are delivered to school, they are held in the office until the end of the school day. Parents may be asked to transport the bouquets home if deemed necessary. Bouquets in glass containers and large balloons will not be allowed on the school bus.

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Dear Parents and Families:

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates: 3/1 to 3/8

Shopping hours: 9am to 3:30pm

Book Fair, Art Show and Academic Showcase Night: 3/1 3:30pm-8:00pm

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at: Our Online Fair is available from 2/24/18 to 3/9/18.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.

Do you have a four legged friend?

Do you have a four legged friend?
The library is needing a picture of a four legged friend with your child for the upcoming spring book fair in March. Send or email your picture to Mrs. Collinsworth
Thank you

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Miss Hoopes class wanted to take the Prairie Creek 5th Grader's Kindness Challenge and fill Valentine Boxes for children who are in the hospital and won't be able to attend a Valentine Party. They have received many items, but could use more. They hope to fill 45 boxes (15 per 5th grade class) on Valentine's Day which will then be split between Wesley Children's Hospital and Wichita's Littlest Heroes. The kids are super excited for this project and came up with a list of items they are still needing by Tuesday, February 13th.

Suggested Items:

  • Valentine Pencils, erasers, bookmarks, etc

  • Chapsticks

  • Hats or Beanies (Like ball caps or crocheted beanies)

  • Valentine Cards (example multipack cards for class without candy that the students will sign at school as part of this project)

  • Treats in individual pack size: crackers, pretzels, etc...

  • Coloring Books and Crayons

  • Art Supplies (Stickers, Markers, stencils, colored pencils, small sketchbook, etc.)

  • Play Dough

  • Small Games, small puzzles, travel games, Rubik cubes, fidget spinners, etc...

  • Little stuffed animals or ball (like Nerf balls)

  • Gift Cards: McDonalds, Gas Cards, Walmart (it was suggested that we get brands that are national because at times they have to travel out of state to receive care)

  • Cash donations excepted

  • Fuzzy Socks/Gripper Socks

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We are very pleased to have Aaron Huslig, DDS here on Thursday, February 15th to provide a general dental screening to all the students at Meadowlark. All findings will be sent home with your child.

National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) began as a one day event in Cleveland, Ohio on February 3, 1941. The American Dental Association held the first national observance of Children's Dental Health Day on February 8, 1949. The single day observance became a week-long event in 1955. In 1981, the program was extended to a month-long observance we know today as National Children's Dental Health Month.

Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.


We have started 2018 with lots of creativity! Many students are embracing our new medium of cardboard! It is such a great tool for our 3D thinkers! Through exploring their own subject matter, students are able to generate their own ideas for artwork and work through the creative process. The art room is a great environment for creativity and collaboration. It is through learning conversations that we can improve on our ideas! Looking forward to a creative 2018!

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The annual Meadowlark Elementary Spelling Bee took place on Thursday, January 18th, 2018. The 2018 winner is Megan S., a fourth grade student from Mr. Bextel’s classroom and our runner-up is, Ashley K., grade four, from Mrs. Boline’s class. There were sixteen contestants in this year’s Bee. Other contestants included: 3rd Grade – Cora F., Addi E., Mikey H., and Bryce S. - 4th Grade – Kendall D., Emma J., Hannah C., and Presley K. - 5th Grade – Bryson P., Emilie T., Caleb B., Grant F., Chandler R., and Isabella D.

Mrs. Katherine Munson pronounced the words to the students with Mrs. Becky Hall and Mrs. Kami Gorges serving in the role of judges for the bee. Megan will be representing Meadowlark Elementary at the Butler County Spelling Bee on February 2, 2018 at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kansas.

Congratulations to all of the spellers for a successful Spelling Bee!

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During the month of January, the 4th and 5th grade students have had the opportunity to participate in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) during their PE class. The NASP program promotes the international-style target archery as part of the in-school curriculum, to improve educational performance and participation in the shooting sports among students in grades 4-12. Over the 5 or 6 day unit, students were able to improve their technique. We had several that were not only able to hit the bulls eye but some were able to hit it consistently! All students who go through this program are eligible to compete in NASP tournaments. If your child is interested in continuing this sport at a competitive level, please contact me and I will be sure to pass on any tournament information to you.

Traci Crusinberry

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Meadowlark Milers

We are excited to start Meadowlark Milers Running Club. Practices will be held every Tuesday after school until 4:45 pm and Friday before school at 7:45 am. Practices start February 6th. It does not cost anything to join! If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt they are $15. You can join at any time. Just email Mrs. Crusinberry at!


The Meadowlark 1st and 2nd Graders celebrated the great State of Kansas on Tuesday, January 23rd. They sang a variety of songs and also shared some trivia facts about our home sweet home.

Meteorologist Jay Prater made a guest appearance and gave some very interesting weather information such as the hottest and coldest day ever recorded in Kansas. The students showed honor to three Universities; Wichita State, The University of Kansas and Kansas State University. They also sang our State song for Kansas, "Home on the Range."

Amber Kear organized our wonderful PTO parent helpers. We couldn't do these fun things without the support of these wonderful parents and families. Many Meadowlark students created Sunflowers and other decorations for the set design. (Thank you Mrs. Russo, in the Art Room.) The students had fun and learned so much along the way.

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The Circle of Friends group meet once a month to encourage friendships, buddies, and mentors between students with disabilities and peers. On Friday, January 19th, students got together to play some fun games.
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Wednesday, January 31 - Character Education Assembly - Caring/Kindness

Friday, March 2 - Character Education Assembly - Fairness

Friday, April 13 - Character Education Assembly - Citizenship

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These students were all recognized for showing the Character trait RESPONSIBILTY.

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Earn even more cash to help Meadowlark get what it needs through the Box Tops for Education Bonus App. Turn your everyday receipts into cash for our school. It's free and as easy as 1-2-3. Here's how it works:

New Features

Now with new and improved geolocations it's easier to find Box Tops offers at stores near you! PLUS, the latest Bonus App updates enable you to:

  • Edit the school you're supporting

  • Track your school's earnings progress

  • See your school's Clip Board

Try it for yourself! You can earn Bonus Box Tops in the Box Tops Bonus App in combination with the on-pack Box Tops clip and any other coupon, discount, store program or promotion.


Amber Kear

Jessica Cicora

Mrs. Moss' 5th Grade class collected the most Box Tops for the month of December!

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Dillon's makes fundraising easy---all you have to do is shop at Dillon's and swipe your Plus Shopper's Card! Go to and sign in or create an account to enroll. This enrollment does not have to be updated every year. Once signed in, select your Community Rewards under your Account Settings. Search for Meadowlark to earn extra $$$ for our school!

We currently have 66 households signed up! They shopped at Dillon's between 7.1.2017 and 9.30.2017. Meadowlark received a check for $716.43!


Every photo of a grocery receipt earns money for our school! Free to download, free to use. Nothing to buy or sell. Help us raise thousands of dollars a year!

  1. Download the Free Shoparoo App in the App Store & Play Store
  2. Select Meadowlark
  3. Take pictures of Receipts!
  4. Watch Meadowlark earn money!


Peachjar is simple and fun to use. Once signed up you'll start to receive emails with flyers in them!

You never have to log in and you can easily to manage your account preferences. Login information is sent to you. You will regularly receive emails with the latest flyers. They can also be viewed on the Meadowlark website. Simply look for the Peachjar logo! If you aren't receiving emails, create an account.


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Keep up with daily events!

Miss Hoopes 5th Grade class won the most Box Tops collected for the month of October!