Meadow Brook Staff Newsletter

Week of December 17

Quote of the Week

All students can learn and succeed, but not in the same way and not in the same day.
– William G. Spady

Tech Tip from Mrs. Pool


The Selection Reader Chrome extension will read any highlighted text aloud. Once it's installed, just highlight the text you want it to read, then click the icon in your toolbar. It might be a good resource for struggling readers or EL students, especially for use in classes other than ELA. They can add the extension in chrome anytime they are logged into a chromebook.


Click here to find the extension in the Chrome web store.


Click here for instructions for installation and use.


If you need help, ask Mrs. Pool!

PLC Focus

PLC Folder

This is a direct link to the shared PLC folder. Once you open it you may want to star it so it won't get lost in the "Shared with Me" folder.

This Week:

  • Monday: (A day)
  • Tuesday: (B day)
  • Wednesday: (A day) Grinch performance at 9 and 2--PTSO is providing lunch catered by Alfredo's-Teacher of the Year announced--Staff Meeting/TOY celebration @ 3:20 in the Media Center
  • Thursday: (B day)
  • Friday: (A day) Dodgeball Tournament during Life Apps--5th grade will start at 8:15/ 6th grade will start at 1

Important Updates/Reminders

  • The STAR winter window runs from November 26- December 19. ELA and Math teachers please remember that if you progress monitor during this window it will replace their benchmark grade.
  • Please remind students to check lost and found! Over Christmas Break we will be donating all remaining items.

Dates Coming Up:

Jan 4: Teacher Collaboration Day--schedule coming soon

Jan. 10: 6th grade GRIT assembly

Jan. 11: 5th grade GRIT assembly

Jan 16: Staff meeting @ 3:20

Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Day/ No school

Secret Santa!

Those of you who are participating should have received your person's information in your box today. Please spend no more than a total of $20-$30 on all 3 gifts. Here is the information on the "Odd Days of Christmas" Gift Exchange:


Dec. 11 - First Gift and Clue about yourself. Theme: Snow Day Survival Kit (Favorite Snack, Drink, and/or Hobby)


Dec. 13 - Second Gift and Clue about yourself. Theme:" I'm Dreaming of a "Striped" Christmas (gift has stripes on it)


Dec. 17 - Final Gift and Reveal. Theme: Wishing you a "warm and cozy" Christmas (gift to keep you warm and cozy and/or relaxation)

Meadow Brook Theater--- "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"-- Dec. 19

Ms. Crandell would like to invite everyone to the Meadow Brook theater class performance of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" on Wednesday December 19th at 9:00am for the 5th Grade and 2:00pm for the 6th Grade. They are working very hard, and are excited to present this to everyone.

Dodgeball 2018

A few details:

Students who are participating in the tournament will be called down to the gym around 8:15 for 5th grade and 1:00 for 6th grade.


Options for students not participating:

Watch a movie in the music room.

Do hands on activities in the cafeteria.

Pay $1 to watch the tournament.


PTSO will be selling concessions out of the cafeteria during the tournament. We will not allow snacks in the music room or gym.


Final details will be emailed out on Wednesday.

Robotics Camp--5th grade

There will be an after school robotics exploration camp held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 3:05pm to 4:30pm, and again on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 3:05pm to 5:00pm for 30 students in 5th grade. On Thursday, January 17th from 4:30pm to 5:00pm family members are able to attend our showcase to see what students have accomplished over the 2 day camp.


The first 30 students to return this signed permission slip will be allowed to participate. Permission slips must be returned to Mrs. Edwards NO LATER than Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 3:05pm. Student will only be able to stay after school with this signed permission slip.

Instructional "WINS!!"

GRIT Ticket

Keep them coming!! It is great to recognize kids for doing what is right!!
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Thank you for all your hard work!

At Meadow Brook we have GRIT.



We are GOAL-DRIVEN.

We are RESPECTFUL.

We have INTEGRITY.

We TREAT OTHERS KINDLY.