MB E News January 11, 2019

Catch up on the latest news and coming events at Meadowbrook.
January 14, 2019


Meadowbrook E-News January 11, 2019

A message from Dr. Greta Evans-Becker, Principal

Meadowbrook Attendance Line:        952-988-5110


Meadowbrook Main Office Line:       952-988-5100


Are you open enrolled and have a kindergartner coming next year? It is extremely important for you to fill out an open enrollment form. These forms are due January 15th. You will have sibling preference, but you MUST fill out a form and submit it before January 15th. Forms are available online or in the office. Do not risk having your children separated by filing the form late.

Do you live in our attendance area and have a kindergartner coming next year? It would be helpful if you could turn in a registration form to the office so that we know that your child is planning on attending Meadowbrook in the fall. Kindergarten Round up is February 12th at 6:30pm.  Forms are available online or in the office.


Jacket zipper trouble? This is the time of year when the kids’ jackets get slammed in  locker doors and suddenly stop working.  If you notice that your child’s zipper is not working, ask your child to take it to the office for Dr. E-B to fix.  I have fixed hundreds of zippers by replacing the broken pull with a new one.   I am happy to give it a try to see if the zipper is fixable before you go out and buy a new one. Not all zippers are fixable, but most are.


No School.  There is no school on Monday, January 21st due to the Martin Luther King Holiday and on Tuesday, January 22nd for grading day.  School will resume on Wednesday, January 23rd. Report cards will be sent home the following week.


Dress for the weather.   Please send with your child boots, snow pants, hats and mittens to school each day with the plan to play outside for recess. The district guideline for staying inside is 0 degrees or -10 wind chill. If your child needs winter gear please contact the office. Please make sure all of the items are labeled with your student’s name on them.


Yearbook.  Order your yearbook now!  We are encouraging you to order online.  Visit https://ybpay.lifetouch.com and place your order online.  School code 10810819.  Orders are due by February 1, 2019 and are $15.00.  Order forms available in the office if you are unable to order online.


Lets Play Bingo!  The PTO is hosting a Free Bingo Night on Friday, February 1st from 6:15pm – 8:00pm in the Meadowbrook gym.  A flyer went home this week with information.  Mark your calendars!


New (proposed) PTO event at Meadowbrook.  Our PTO executive board has made a recommendation to membership to begin a new PTO event.  A Fall Read-A-Thon fundraiser.  We will vote on this initiative at the 01/15/19 PTO general meeting that will be held in the Media Center from 7:00pm-8:00pm.   Free child care provided.


Restaurant Night at Noodles & Co in Golden Valley will be on Thursday, February 7th from 4pm-8pm.  This is PTO's next fundraising restaurant night. Golden Valley location - 7808 Highway 55, Golden Valley, 55427.


Parents Night Out.  We are looking for volunteers to help with the Parents Night Out and Auction on April 5th, Meadowbrook’s largest fundraiser! This event will take place again at the beautiful Brookview Community Center.  We are currently looking for help in the following areas: donation solicitation, day of event help, party planning, great gatherings and overall organization. If you have been looking for a way to connect with other Meadowbrook parents or have a skill set in any or all of these areas, please do not hesitate to help out! We are hoping to increase volunteers to help lighten everyone's load and have fun in the process.

If interested please email Erin Plasch at meadowbrooksa@gmail.com.


PTO UPDATE: We have a brand new December Newsletter to share: including minutes from our last meeting:



All parents/guardians and teachers of Meadowbrook students are welcome to our next meeting Tuesday, January 15th from 7-8pm in the Media Center.  Free child care is provided at the back of the Media Center. For more information about the PTO, visit the website: 



PTO Donation Drive Wrap-Up:  The final number reached $9,797 - exceeding the $9,000 goal!  MANY THANKS to families for your continued support and generosity to the PTO!  



We Need You to Help Us Reimagine Our District Gifted and Talented Program!
As part of our journey to go from Great to World Class, Hopkins is reimagining its gifted and talented programming. We can’t do this work alone — we need your input!  Join us at a four-session series focus team that will meet January 10-31. Together we will examine our current programming and think about what might better align with our collective vision as we look to the future of how we develop the awesome talents of our students. You do not have to have a child enrolled in gifted and talented programming to participate.  More information: 


The Electronic Backpack on MB website.  Check out the latest after school activities for students.  We are adding information weekly. http://www.hopkinsschools.org/schools/meadowbrook-elementary/electronic-backpack


Golden Valley Little League Winter Baseball School

Interested in joining little league this spring? Come to GVLL Baseball School and get prepared for the 2019 season! 

Over the course of 5 weeks, players will:

  • Increase overall fundamental baseball skills and knowledge
  • Improve hitting mechanics resulting in higher batting average and increased power 
  • Improve throwing and fielding mechanics
  • Improve base running skills

See the flyer in our Electronic Backpack or visit http://www.goldenvalleylittleleague.org for details.


Dates to remember:      

January 15                   PTO Meeting  7pm

January 21                   No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 22                   No School--Grading Day for teachers

January 31                   5th Grade Band Concert   7pm

February 1                   Bingo Night  6:15pm-8:00pm

February 7                   Restaurant Night at Noodles & Company  4pm-8pm

February 12                 Kindergarten Round Up  6:30pm

February 13                 Parent Conferences 4:30-8pm

February 14 & 15         No School – parent conferences

February 18                 No School – President’s Day

February 21                 Late Start – school starts at 11:33am

February 26                 PTO Meeting  7pm

February 28                 5th Grade Vocal Concert  7pm

School Hours

Grades K–6

Office Hours 

Kids & Company


Dr. Greta Evans-Becker Natalie Sawatzky, Assistant Principal

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