Meadow Brook Magic

Week 24: February 4th-15th

Reptile Day in Ms. James's Class

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Mustang Monday Message

Mustang Parents & Students,


I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


A few weeks ago, the state published school report cards. Schools are no longer given a letter grade, but are given scores based on student academic proficiency and growth in core subject areas. Our school scored equal to, or higher than, the state and the school district (LEA) on proficiency scores. More importantly, I was absolutely thrilled to see that our school ranked "high" in growth for science, math, and language arts. What does that mean? That means our students are making exceptional growth in all three content areas! I am so proud of our wonderful students for all of the hard work they put into school! I am also proud of our teachers for their meticulous efforts to ensure our students are learning and growing. Last but certainly not least, I know I speak for the staff when I say thank you to each of you incredible parents for all that you do to partner with us to help students! I am convinced we have the best students, parents, and teachers in the district—thank you!


Warmest Wishes,


Miss Balli

Meadow Brook's Report Card

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Meadow Brook Reading Round-Up Fundraiser

The school and PTA each hold one fundraiser per year (the PTA's fundraiser this year was the pizza). As a school we will be holding a Reading-Round-Up Fundraiser from February 18th-March 1st to celebrate reading and to raise funds to increase books in our leveled library (which teachers use with their reading groups) and technology programs to enhance student learning. On February 18th-February 22nd students will collect pledges for the number of minutes they will read during the week of Feb 24th-March 1st; during this week, several reading activities will be held to get the students excited about reading. See the calendar below for a list of events. An assembly will be held on Friday, Feb 15th for the students to learn more about the fundraiser.
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UPCOMING EVENTS:

* Tuesday, February 12th & Wednesday, February 13th: Nebo STEM Fair @ Summit Center

* Thursday, February 14th: Valentine's Day

* Friday, February 15th: Spring Picture Day, Fundraiser Assembly

* February 18-22th: Students get Pledges from Family & Friends

* Monday, February 18th: President's Day- No school

* Friday, February 22nd: 9:30 Shelter in Place drill, Netsmart Assemblies

* Monday, February 25th: Crazy Hair Day

* Tuesday, February 26th: Stripe Day, Pastries with Parents @ 7:45-8:55 am

* Wednesday, February 27th: Hat Day

* Thursday, February 28th: Favorite Book Character, Reading Round-Up Family Event from 5:30-7:30 pm

* Friday, March 1st: Dr. Seuss Day, School Read-A-Thon

* Thursday, March 7th: Pledge Money Due

Let us know how we are doing

Last Monday you should have received an e-mail from the district with a stakeholder survey. As a school, we are always seeking to improve communication and responsiveness to our stakeholders. To that end, we invite students and parents to give feedback to teachers and administrators. The survey will remain open until Feb 22nd. Third through sixth grade students will be invited to participate in this survey during computer class; if your kindergarten through second grade student would like to give us feedback, we would encourage you to help them with this at home. The purpose of this feedback is to celebrate what we are doing well, help us improve our instruction, and to keep our finger on the pulse of our patrons. For feedback to be most helpful, I would suggest being polite even when sharing intensely positive or negative feelings. Thank you for your feedback.
https://youtu.be/gSb7CjtouII
We noticed there was a lot of interest in an after-school science club. Learning Through Robotics is an organization of teachers made up of engineering and education majors from BYU and UVU. The STEM curriculum and instruction covers all grades 1 through 6, and allows students a hands on building and programming experience to learn essential STEM principles such as critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and engineering concepts. The club runs for a period of nine weeks, an hour each week, with the last class a two-hour showcase in which parents are invited. If we get 30 students to sign up, the cost for this club is $69 (right now we only have 15 signed up). Classes would start Monday, February 25th and run each Monday from 2:35-3:35. Click this link https://goo.gl/forms/HhJq6PlltIE2lgmH2 to register your student(s). Please know that if we don't get 30 students to sign up, the club will not run. See above video for more information. We will not ask for payments until we have 30 students register.

Pie in Miss Balli's Face?!?!

Our current total (as of what was picked up on January 31st) is 2653 box tops.


Our school goal (adding up to just 6 box tops/student) is 4000. The deadline to reach the 4000 - in order to see Miss Balli get a pie in her face - is February 11th. That's just one week away!! If we continue at the rate we have been going (250-400 box tops every 9 days on average), Miss Balli's face is safe from pie!!


Remember that if the box top is expired, no need to turn it in. They will not count toward our school total.


---Thanks. Jennifer

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Purchasing a Yearbook

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Order Online at YBPay.lifetouch.com with Yearbook ID Code: 13488119

Last Week's Adventures

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Principal Mustang Club Winners

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Have you ordered something & not received it?

If anyone who ordered a shirt, or any other items from the Meadow Brook PTA store, and did not receive them please contact Melanie Bott at melaniebott@gmail.com or 801.669.0451.
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