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Meadowbrook Elementary

Learning Is Magical

"I am what I am, an' I'm not ashamed. 'Never be ashamed,' my ol' dad used ter say, 'there's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth botherin' with.'"

— Rubeus Hagrid

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month.

Former poet laureate, Joy Harjo, is a member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. Her poem "Remember" is a powerful message that is appropriate for both Native American Heritage month and the month in which we celebrate Thanksgiving.

Remember the sky that you were born under,
know each of the star's stories.
Remember the moon, know who she is.
Remember the sun's birth at dawn, that is the
strongest point of time. Remember sundown
and the giving away to night.
Remember your birth, how your mother struggled
to give you form and breath. You are evidence of
her life, and her mother's, and hers.
Remember your father. He is your life, also.
Remember the earth whose skin you are:
red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth
brown earth, we are earth.
Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their
tribes, their families, their histories, too. Talk to them,
listen to them. They are alive poems.
Remember the wind. Remember her voice. She knows the
origin of this universe.
Remember you are all people and all people
are you.
Remember you are this universe and this
universe is you.
Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you.
Remember language comes from this.
Remember the dance language is, that life is.


  • 11/4: Multicultural Club: 1:30 PM

  • 11/14: Turkey Bingo and Craft family night: 5:30 PM

  • 11/23 - 25: Thanksgiving Break

  • 12/8: Winter choir concert: 6:00 PM

  • 12/12 - 12/16: Middle-of-year Acadience Math testing

  • 12/19: Family Yule Ball (family dance): 6:00 - 7:00 PM

  • 12/20: Early-out schedule

  • 12/21 - 1/3: Winter recess


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SEL Focus: Self Management

Self-management: The abilities to manage one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations.

Staff Spotlight

Meet Mrs. Johnson. Mrs. Johnson is the librarian at Meadowbrook. She also conducts our school choir. Mrs. Johnson is married to Superman. They have seven fabulous children and 18 grandchildren. One of Mrs. Johnson’s children is Meadowbrook’s computer teacher, Mrs. Goudy. Mrs. Johnson’s family doesn’t have any official pets, just wild birds and few naughty chickens.

Mrs. Johnson doesn’t have a specific favorite food, but is partial to Oriental flavors and mashed potatoes. Ice water, made properly, is her favorite drink. Her favorite treat is Victoria Cremes from Mrs. Cavanaughs. She likes the music of Antonio Vivaldi and Julie Andrews as a singer. She loves all the colors, but green is the favorite. She likes any scary stories told by a talented person, especially Galaxy Quest.

Easter is her favorite holiday because spring is bustin' out. She holds an epic egg hunt every year with 1300 eggs for 18 children and of course those 7 children and their mates. She remembers some of the funny things that have happened to her—She once held hands with a stranger in Baskin and Robbins. Another time she flushed my keys down the DI toilet and had to call for replacements...and new clothes. Her unique hobby is making dragon eyes (you can check them out in the library). She also likes photography, cooking, gardening, creating anything she can, and obviously singing.

She says that what makes her unique on the Meadowbrook staff is that “I need help from someone holding my belt loop to get out of certain chairs.” Speaking of what she loves about Meadowbrook, she says, “Those sweet adorable faces that can be cooperative one moment and devilish the next. I love being able to see the brightening of their eyes when they learn something new. I also work with amazing people.”

Her favorite quote is: "I'm sick and tired of these stupid things that keep happening to me and somebody better do something about it soon."


Meadowbrook Elementary

Principal: Ryan Van • office 801-402-1602 • cell 801-425-7499

Assistant Principal: Christine • office 801-402-1603 • cell 801-915-8564

Office Manage: Bonnie • office 801-402-1600