I: Introductions and PTO background
II: Update from Principal Natalie Sawatzky
III: Introduction and Q&A with candidates for Hopkins School Board
IV: What is a Restorative Circle? Let Suzanne Pakenham teach you all about it!
V: Upcoming events and needs
2021-2022 PTO Meeting Dates:
All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. TBD on in-person or virtual.
Meadowbrook Restaurant Nights
Restaurant Night - TONIGHT!
Tuesday, October 26
D'Amico & Sons of Golden Valley
7804 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN 55427
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
D'Amico & Sons in Golden Valley is our next Restaurant Night on Tuesday, October 26, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. D'Amico will donate 15% of your order when Meadowbrook is mentioned!
Order online, order in-person, call in for dine in or take-out. https://damicoandsons.alohaorderonline.com/
Chipotle on Tuesday, November 16
Bingo Chair/Co-Chairs Needed
There are many opportunities to engage with your Meadowbrook PTO and volunteer. We currently need one or two caregivers to lead our Bingo event. Without these volunteers, we will not be able to have our beloved Bingo event this school year. If you're interested and want to learn more, contact MeadowbrookElementaryPTO@gmail.com
We're excited to announce that Meadowbrook is bringing Art Adventure back into classrooms this year in a virtual format after a brief hiatus due to the pandemic.
PARENTS, ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
Art Adventure is a wonderful way to engage with the students and become a memorable part of their classroom experience. Sign up to lead (often entertaining and insightful) discussions with students about artwork from the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) collection. No previous experience required. All training provided by Mia and shadowing opportunities available.
TEACHERS, ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING?
Let us tailor to your needs. Do you want three classroom sessions? Or is a single session better? What month is best? Do you want art projects included or not? We are flexible and ready to work with you.
A reminder from Lost and Found as you start buying winter gear/sending kids in hoodies and lightweight jackets: please remember to label them; even just writing the name of the child on the tag is helpful. Use a permanent marker.
Water bottles galore are showing up in Lost and Found! Please add your child's name to their water bottle. Using a piece of tape is great!
Meadowbrook Online Directory
The start of the school year is a great time to either register with our Meadowbrook Online Directory or check your profile for any needed updates.
Did you receive two handouts at Open House, one for the Parent Portal and one for the Online Directory, and not know the difference? You're not alone!
The Online Directory is a PTO-sponsored student & family directory that helps you connect with other families. The District also collects your contact information via the Parent Portal, but this data is not searchable by families.
The Online Directory is updated! Download the PTOffice App or visit Meadowbrookpto.ptoffice.com to search the directory. Please register for the directory, if you haven't already. We are hoping to get 80% participation and are currently at 63% school-wide. Third grade already hit the participation goal with 81% of students listed in the directory!
Calling all Mingle Volunteers!
If you'd like to be part of the Mingle's future success, we have opportunities for you! Any and all volunteers for the next Mingle should email MeadowbrookSA@gmail.com to express your interest. The 2021 Meadowbrook Mingle raised over $32,000 for our community.
Save the Date: Mingle 2022 Will Be April 18th - 22nd, 2022
Run Meadowbrook Run
Run Meadowbrook Run will be back in the Spring of 2022! Stay tuned for more information.
Your Amazon shopping can earn dollars for our school!
Click here for directions to connect your Amazon ordering to Meadowbrook PTO!
BoxTops for Education
A Thank You to all the scholars, families, and staff that continue to scan and clip BoxTops. We appreciate you!
Some of your groceries can send quite a bit of money to our school! Click here to learn how to help.