May 13, 2022
Good Morning,

There will be a lot happening in the next two weeks at Meadowbrook. We will have our Ice Cream Social and Art Show for the first time in 2 years next Wednesday, May 18 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., weather permitting. If it does rain, our rain date is Tuesday, May 24.

Field Day will be held on Friday, May 27 from 8:45-11:45 a.m. All stations are filled, so thank you to all of our parents that volunteered so quickly. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Speaking of parent volunteers, one more reminder if you're interested in being a room parent next year, please see the details below and complete the volunteer form! For more information about PTO and school events, check out this week's PTO News and Notes.

Enjoy your weekend!

Important Dates
May 13
  • Special Lunch
  • Meadowbrook Spirit Day: Favorite Sports Team
May 16-20
  • Instrumental Music Tryouts for Students in Grades 2 and 3
May 16
  • Special Lunch
May 17
  • Ms. Garza spending day at Meadowbrook
  • SHIELD Testing (Last one of the year)
  • Pizza Day
May 18
  • Kindergarten Screening
  • Special Lunch
  • Meadowbrook Ice Cream Social and Art Show, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
May 19
  • Kindergarten Screening
May 20
  • Special Lunch
  • Meadowbrook Spirit Wear Day
May 23
  • Special Lunch
May 25
  • Special Lunch
May 26
  • Special Lunch (Last one of the year)
May 27
  • Field Day, 8:45-11:45
  • Hot Dog Lunch provided by PTO
May 30
  • No School, Memorial Day
June 1
  • Special Lunch
  • Fifth Grade Breakfast at 8:45
  • Fifth Grade Awards Ceremony at 10:45 (Tentative)
  • 12:00 Dismissal
Meadowbrook Happenings
End of Year Technology Information

The last day for 5th graders to bring home their iPads will be May 20th. We will be collecting chargers from 5th graders beginning on Monday, May 23rd. Please return the district-issued Apple brand iPad charger and cord. Lost or damaged chargers will be assessed a fee: $19 for charging brick. $19 for cord. $38 for both pieces. Only Apple brand iPad chargers and cords will be collected. iPhone charging bricks will not be accepted.

Lost and Found End of the Year!

Many students seem to be missing sweatshirts this spring. Our lost-and-found items will be outside in front of the school for parents to look through Wednesday May 18th after school and during the Picnic & Ice Cream Social and Thursday, May 19th from 8-4. 

2022-2023 Room Parent Volunteers

Would you like to be a room parent for the 2022-2023 school year? If so, the Meadowbrook PTO is looking for you!

Room parents are an important link between your child’s teacher, the parents of other children in the class, and the PTO. The primary purpose of a room parent is to recruit other parents to assist with a variety of functions and activities.

Some of the responsibilities of a room parent include:
  • Communicate with classroom teacher and classroom parents
  • Coordinate parents to host and/or help with the classroom parties (Halloween, Holiday, and Valentine’s Day)
  • Recruit parents to chaperone field trips
  • Recruit parents to work at school events/programs such as Special Lunch, Fall Fest, etc...

If you would like to volunteer your time and energy, please complete this form and submit it by Friday, May 27th.

Please note that forms will be date stamped as they are submitted and priority will be given in the order received. Please include a second choice, if possible, since we may have multiple requests for the same classroom. Room parent assignments will be determined in August.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Erin Dineen (262) 352-3746 or at

NBJH Grade 6 School Supply Kits for 22-23 School Year
For current 5th grade parents, NBJH school supply kits are now available for the 2022-2023 school year. Online ordering runs from May 2-20 through our outside vendor, SchoolKidz. May 20th is a firm deadline, so please make sure you place your order before then. Also, please print a copy of your order receipt in case it is needed at supply pickup on Thursday, August 11th. (Note: the form says kits can be picked up on the first day of school, but we will have student schedules and school supply kits available for pickup on August 11th. )
Use this link to order your kit: NBJH School Supply Kits 22-23.

Ice Cream Social and Art Show

Mark your calendars for May 18th from 6-8 p.m. to celebrate the return of the Meadowbrook Ice Cream Social and Art Show! Come celebrate the end of the school year with a picnic, ice cream and dancing with a DJ! In addition, there will be an ALL SCHOOL ART SHOW! Art activities will be led by student art docents. We look forward to resuming in-person school celebration! See this flyer for details.

PTO News and Notes

Please check out this week's PTO News and Notes to read about upcoming events and PTO opportunities for next school year!

Fifth Grade Pool Party

This is a reminder for 5th Grade Families to RSVP for the Celebration Pool Party. Please see this flyer for details.

District News
KidCare Registration for '22-23 is Open
KidCare is District 28's before- and after-school care program for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The goal of the program is to provide a fun, safe environment with opportunities including crafts, games, and study time. Students also participate in physical activities while having time to play outside each day, weather permitting.
Registration for 2022-23 is now open. Click for details.
Reminder: COVID Symptoms Require Test
If your child is experiencing any new COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are vaccinated they should stay home and get tested with a PCR test or at-home test. COVID-19 symptoms include any of the following within the last 24 hours:
  • Fatigue from an unknown cause
  • Fever (100.4 or higher)
  • New onset of moderate to severe headache
  • New loss of sense of taste or smell
  • New cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle body aches from unknown cause
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
Please notify the office that your child is experiencing symptoms and will be absent. The child should get either a PCR or home test. 

If the symptoms are related to a diagnosed health condition your child has, other than COVID-19, provide a doctor's note to the school about this diagnosed health condition.

Do not come to school until you have provided a doctor's note or negative test result.
SHIELD Testing Concludes Week of May 16

SHIELD Testing will conclude the week of May 16 due to staff issues with our service provider.
COVID Dashboard
The district is maintaining a COVID dashboard to publish more detailed information on positive cases and student quarantines for close contact and travel. The dashboard is updated daily with newly reported positive cases of both students and staff as well as student quarantine daily averages.
Dental Exams Due for K,2,6

All children in kindergarten, second, and sixth grades are required to submit evidence of a dental examination. The State of Illinois Proof of School Dental Form must be completed within 18 months prior to May 15, 2022 when it is required to be on file at school. 
PTO News
Congratulations to more than 400 registered race participants who are all Winners! Thanks for all the support from the District 28 community, donors and our sponsors! We raised more than $37,000 - enough to provide scholarships to our future alumni award recipients for the next few years. We are so thrilled to have built both the event and scholarship fund back up after a two-year break during the pandemic. Special thanks to Knowledge Nook, our Ultra Sponsor. Please support all our sponsors, listed at
A Big Shoutout to the D28 Youth Winners who placed 1st in their (F/M) age groups:
  • Greenbriar: Dylan Dray, Brooke Rosenberg, Peter McKevitt and Joel Lake
  • Meadowbrook: Hazel Cohen, Diana Dong, Reese Mueller and Janessa Wu
  • NBJH: Anthony Costescu
  • Westmoor: Jordyn Rubin, Andrew Fink, Will Frazier
For D28 students who did not collect their awards at the race, please pick them up at your school office. Click to view a full list of race participant results and awards.

If anyone else needs to still pick up awards or raffle prizes, please reach out to
Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped on race day, and especially to the planning committee: Cari Raymond Stoneburner, Laura Jaeger, Jocelyn Reynolds, Katie Brown, Jackie Smith, Dawn Dillon, Jenni Roth, Mara Silver-Schack and Tamara Reese.
Thanks to Amee McCaughan Photography who captured amazing professional photos at the HOH5K. Those photos and more can be viewed on our Facebook Page.
Save the Date, May 6, 2023, for the next HOH5K! 
Virtual Backpack
Materials posted are the responsibility of the organizations represented. View all Virtual Backpack listings on our website.
Ending the Silence
Let’s Talk About Our Children’s Mental Health

Are you concerned about your child’s moods or behavior? Are they part of a “phase” or signs of something more serious? Explore these and other questions about youth mental health with experts from NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Join CATCH and Northbrook School District 28 for a 60-minute, interactive presentation where you will learn insights and strategies to help better understand your child’s emotional development and the importance of communication.
7 p.m. Monday, May 23rd Via Zoom
Mental Health Matters
GBN Lacrosse Game & Family Fair
Come celebrate mental health awareness at a community event featuring the GBN Boys Varsity Lacrosse team in action on Saturday, May 14. The lacrosse game begins at 11 a.m. and the family fair begins at 12:30 p.m. at Glenbrook North High School Football Field.
After the game, players along with the GBN Poms will lead clinics on the field.
You and your family can also dance with a DJ, enjoy food from the GBN Booster Club and green Dilly Bars (for Mental Health) from DQ, and visit with representatives from local mental health providers and organizations to learn about resources in and around Northbrook.
This community event is brought to you by GBN Lacrosse, the GBN Mental Health Advisory Board, and CATCH.

NBPL Summer Reading Kickoff
Northbrook Public Library is hosting a summer reading kickoff celebration with games, crafts, live music and fun for all ages from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Click for details.
Soccer Club Tryouts May 23-26
The Spartan FC Northbrook Soccer club is holding tryouts May 23-26 for children born in 2011-2016. Download the Flier for more details.
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