Meadowbrook E News March 23, 2018

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March 26, 2018

Meadowbrook E-News March 23rd, 2018

A message from Dr. Greta Evans-Becker, Principal

Meadowbrook Attendance Line:        952-988-5110

Meadowbrook Main Office Line:       952-988-5100


Spirit Week fun. We have had a delightful week of silliness and fun with our Spirit Week dress up days. Our teachers and students were creative and clever. As Dr. Seuss says, “It is fun to have fun....”


Spring Break. Today was the last day of school until Monday, April 2. School will be open Monday-Thursday next week and Kids and Company will be here those days.  If you are traveling, we wish you safe travels. No matter where you are, we hope you can have time to enjoy your wonderful children.


Building Closed.   On Friday, March 30th the building will be closed, which also means NO Kids & Co that day. 

A Message from the Superintendent's Office:  In an earlier communication to all Hopkins families regarding School Safety and Security, we included incorrect information regarding the buzzer systems of our schools' external doors. We want to provide you with the following corrected information:

Three of our district buildings are set up with a double buzzer system. Hopkins High School and North Junior High use them on a daily basis. Harley Hopkins has the capability but as of now visitors are buzzed directly into the main office. We are in the process of conducting comprehensive safety checks in all of our buildings. We are also discussing whether standardizing all of our schools to a two-buzzer system is a change law enforcement would recommend.  

What's true for all buildings at this time is that we have a two-step entry process. This two-step process involves a visitor being buzzed into the welcome center or office through a locked door and then registering with the staff as a guest/parent before being allowed into the rest of the building. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by providing incorrect information. Thank you for your understanding.


Parent Teacher Conferences. School resumes on Monday, April 2, for three days and then there will be two days of no school for parent conferences.Conference sign-up links are listed below.  Please remember to choose the link with the correct grade and scroll down and find your child’s teacher.  Each child gets one, thirty-minute conference. If parents are divorced please work together to make a plan to attend one conference for your child. Conferences are Wednesday evening, April 4th, Thursday afternoon and evening, April 5th, and Friday morning, April 6th.  Please note Mrs. Pakenham’s first grade class and Mrs. Roller have separate conference links


Mrs. Pakenham's 1st   Grade Class


Grades K - 3


Grades 4 - 6


Gifted & Talented  - Mrs. Roller


Be sure to sign up for conferences now or during Spring Break. Sign -ups will close on Sunday, April 1st at 5:00pm.


A message from the Health Office.   Ahhh..Spring Break! Spending time with friends, going on sleep overs, having playdates and fun time together with is good to share time, but please don't share head lice! Parents are reminded to check through their child’s hair for 5-10 minutes under a bright light EVERY week. Every Week Take a Peek! Head lice tend to be a silent visitor; therefore, early detection makes treatment much easier and reduces the chances of transmission to others. Be safe and have a happy, healthy vacation!


Run Meadowbrook Run.  Join the Meadowbrook community for our 4th annual spring run! 

When: Saturday, May 12 8:00AM for 5K race, 9:00AM for 1-Mile Fun Run

Where: Start and Finish at Brookview Park, Golden Valley

Why: Encourage fitness with family and friends and help raise funds to build a running path at Meadowbrook!

How: Register online:  

Paper registration forms are also available in the office. 


Fourth Grade Culture Boxes. Eight Meadowbrook fourth graders have their country boxes on display at Brookview Community center now through May 30.  Be sure to look for them when you are at the Silent Auction or another time you are visiting Brookview.


Save the Date.  Earth Day clean-up for Meadowbrook will be Saturday, April 21st at 9:30am-11:30am.


Save another date. Thursday, April 26, we will have a Parent Meeting on Race and Culture at Meadowbrook. It will include a family supper and a discussion time.  More details will follow.


Meadowbrook Spring Plant Sale. We are extending the deadline to turn in order forms and asking more people to please consider placing an order for this great fundraiser. Check out to see all the beautiful plants you can order. We can continue to take orders the short week after Spring Break but must have forms returned by Wednesday, April 4th. Plant pickup will be Saturday, May 12th. Order forms are available outside the office or email to be sent a form you can print out...or with any other questions.


The Carnival is coming!!  Join us on Friday, May 4th for the biggest and most fun event of the year!  We NEED our village of volunteers to pull this off.  Please sign up for a volunteer shift (or more) NOW!  Early sign-ups (before Friday, April 6th) will be entered into a drawing for $50 in cash!  Your children are welcomed and encouraged to help you with your volunteer shift, except for those Treat Street shifts (but please use the volunteer slots for adult sign-ups only).  Watch for more information coming regarding donation requests, ticket sales, and Teacher/Staff Adventures in the coming weeks.  Questions?   email Camie Mayer

Click on the link to sign up to volunteer


Meadowbrook Needs You For Our Biggest Annual Fundraiser!  Can you help with donations or by hosting a Great Gathering to be featured at "Parents’ Night Out" Silent Auction Party on Friday, April 20th?  This event includes Great Gatherings, silent and live auctions, food, games, and fun! In addition to soliciting many businesses statewide, we rely on connections through our parent community for a significant amount of donations and to host and sign up to participate in Great Gatherings.  Great Gatherings are parent hosted events that others can sign up for.  All proceeds go to Meadowbrook PTO.  

Great Gathering ideas:  These are ideas that’ve been popular in the past: Family Sock Hop, Outdoor Movie Night, Chef Hosted Appetizer Party, Ladies’ Margarita Night.  We can help you come up with something unique!  

Great Gathering questions/hosting ideas can be directed to  '; // -->  

Donation ideas:   Baked Goods •  Cabin Use • Canoe Loans • Cleaning Services  •Dog Walking •Full Picnic Baskets • Golf Lessons • Lawn & Garden Services • Graphic Design Services • Handcrafted Goods • Handyman Services • House Sitting • IT Support • Jewelry • Legal Counsel •  Music Lessons  • Sports Tickets • Orchestra Tickets • Theater Tickets.   Please contact with donations.

Time is of the essence!  The auction date is quickly approaching.  Thanks so much!


2018-2019 School Calendar is now posted on the Hopkins website.  Here is the link if you’d like to review next year’s school calendar.


PTO News:  You may view all new PTO information in the February Newsletter at


The Electronic Backpack on MB website.  Check out the latest after school activities and camps for students.  We are adding information weekly.


Dates to remember:           

March 26-30                             No School – Spring Break

March 30                                 Meadowbrook building CLOSED and no Kids & Co

April 2                                      School Resumes

April 4th – 6th                           Parent Teacher Conferences

April 5th & 6th                           No School – Conferences

April 10                                   PTO Meeting   7pm

April 17                                   6th Grade Parent Step-Up Night  6:00pm-7:30pm at NJH

April 19                                   Late Start  School Starts at 11:33am

April 20                                   Parent’s Night Out Silent Auction

April 21                                   Earth Day at Meadowbrook   9:30am-11:30am

April 24                                   2nd Grade Music Concert   7pm-8pm  MB Gym

April 26                                   Family supper and Race and Culture discussion

School Hours

Grades K–6

Office Hours 

Kids & Company


Dr. Greta Evans-Becker Natalie Sawatzky, Assistant Principal

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