February 26, 2021
Good Morning,

It's amazing what some sunshine and warmer temperatures can do for the spirit.... it felt like a spring preview this week! Students certainly enjoyed getting back outside for recess and gym class, even if it was a bit sloppy in the melting snow. We moved physical education classes to the blacktop for the time being, as the grassy areas are quite messy.

Please remember that Monday is a school day. Previously we had off for Casimir Pulaski Day, but we're using that day as a make-up day for our snow day earlier this month. We look forward to seeing our MB Stars in class on Monday.

Enjoy the warmer temperatures this weekend,

Share Your Perspective on Meadowbrook School
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey opened this week, and I invite you to share your perspectives on our school. You should have received an email yesterday with full details of the statewide survey effort. Parents, staff and students in grades 4 through 8 will participate. 
You can access the survey here: https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/. Select the Parent Survey, Cook County, then our school.

To view previous years’ reports, please visit https://www.5-essentials.org/illinois. You can also visit UChicagoImpact for more information on the survey.

Thank you for participating!
Important Dates
February 26
  • Meadowbrook Spirit Wear Day
March 1
  • Regular Student Attendance Day (snow day makeup)
March 5
  • Meadowbrook Spirit Wear Day
March 10
  • PTO Meeting at 9:15
March 12
  • Meadowbrook Spirit Wear Day
Meadowbrook Happenings
Marla's Lunch Returning for In-Person Students

We're happy to share that we're reinstating our partnership with Marla's Brown Bag lunch service beginning the week of April 12th. Parents will be able to order lunch for students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Ordering will be open the week prior via Marla's website. We're excited to be partnering with local restaurants as well! The menu, login information, and more details will be coming soon!
Summer School Update

District 28 is currently planning to hold a summer school program that is scheduled from June 9th through July 2nd. More details about registration will be coming in March. Check out the summer school website for additional information.
5th Grade: Math Problem-Solving Assessment 

As part of the comprehensive review process for sixth-grade math placement, all of our fifth-graders will participate in a math problem-solving assessment. 
The questions on the assessment will require students to construct answers and write about their mathematical thinking. This is different from the MAP test, which assesses math skills in a multiple-choice format. The CogAT test is different as well because it captures reasoning skills in a multiple-choice format. The problem-solving assessment will provide a snapshot of your child’s strategies and thinking. Together, the three assessments along with classroom performance will be used to determine course placement for 6th grade. 
Students will be given the math problem-solving assessment on March 3 during the school day. This assessment will be an hour in length, in paper-pencil format.
Remote Learning Academy News
Reserve Library Materials for Students

We encourage you to have your child reserve library materials. Our next pickup is at the perfect time to have your child select some great books for spring break reading. Review the Meadowbrook RLA Library Guide for details.

PTO News
PTO News and Notes

School supply kit orders are coming out soon, and several PTO Board positions remain open for next school year. Check this out in todays PTO News and Notes!
D28 Mobile App
All Your School and District Information
in One Place!
Take advantage of the convenience offered with the new D28Northbrook mobile app.

  • School & teacher directories
  • One-touch access to attendance and the school office
  • Frequently used web links
  • Customized calendars
  • Select schools for news, photos and social media posts

Personalized notifications

  • This app also offers a personal login tied to your students' account(s). You will receive all school and district emails in 'Notifications' - no more searching your inbox for important messages.
  • Look up lunch balances for junior high students
  • To receive your unique login and password, please email tryan@northbrook28.net. Allow 24 hours for a response.

Virtual Backpack
District 28 shares local non-profit and community partner flyers here in the District's "Virtual Backpack." Materials posted on this page are the responsibility of the organizations represented. You can always check the Virtual Backpack webpage as a handy reference!
Northbrook Park District offers Lacrosse travel league for boys in grades 2-8. A clinic will be held March 6. The season begins March 17. Click for more information
Park District Skating School Reopens

Northbrook Sports Center will hold a winter session of Skating School classes. Sign up today! Click for details

Learn to play hockey in these special classes offered through the Northbrook Junior Bluehawks and Northbook Park District. It's not too late to sign up! NPD will prorate for missed sessions.
Meadowbrook School | 1600 Walters Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062 | Pat Thome, Principal
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