Meadowbrook Middle School

Meadowbrook PTSA executive board 2017 – 2018.

President:                        Rhonda Petrosky
VP of Membership:          Kathy Fountain
VP of Fundraising:          Lisa Velazquez
Treasurer:                        Olga Ruiz
Secretary:                        Jennifer Boles
Historian:                        Laura Upson
Auditor:                           Kathryn Takeuchi


President's Message

June 2017

As we head into a much-anticipated summer break, I wanted to say thank you for all of your support during this last school year. Your continued volunteerism has made our programs and events a success. Your continued financial support and donations have helped us provide the students and staff with opportunities and support that they would otherwise lack. Because of you, Meadowbrook continues to be THE BEST middle school around!

Here is what we were able to accomplish together:

• Fall food drive (Sept): Over 1,200 food items collected for needy families at our school

• Red Ribbon Week (Oct): New this year were the Character Counts Carnival and the “Meet the Experts” information tables. Kids learned about the dangers of smoking, drinking, vaping and more

• Reflections (Oct): 104 art pieces were submitted

• Adopt-a-Family (Nov/Dec): 7 families wish lists filled (87 items). That’s a lot of holiday wishes fulfilled!

• Book Fair (Dec): $6500 in sales, which equals $3300 in Scholastic dollars for the Library (their only source of new books!)

• Hosted another successful Career Fair with over 30 presenters, teaching the kids about different professions

• Completed 1,533 honor roll certificates for the students

• Sponsored Finish Chelsea’s Run 5k with a MBMS team of 113 runners! We were the 2nd biggest middle school team and the 8th biggest team at the event

• Held practice PSAT, with the ACE Tutoring donation of $784 going to help with teacher support

• Thanks to your donations, our Rummage Sale spring fundraiser raised over $5,000 and allowed us fund our remaining programs for the remainder of this school year, and help us do even more for the students, teachers, and school next year

• Held a Buy One/Get One Free Book Fair for the students to stock up on summer reading

• Held a Staff Appreciation catered luncheon for over 80 staff members, and collected 130 Starbucks gift cards – one for each and every staff member!

• Showed our gratitude towards our volunteers with a Volunteer Breakfast on May 16th

• Helped support the 8th Grade Promotion Party, 7th Grade Pool Party and the Student Recognition Awards Event

I have thoroughly enjoyed the last two years as your PTSA president, but it is time for me to hand over the reins to our new president, Rhonda Petrosky. After a brief hiatus from Meadowbrook, she is back and better than ever! I know she will continue the success that we’ve seen over the last two years and I’m looking forward to working with her.

Have a wonderful, safe, and enjoyable summer!

Lisa Velazquez
MBMS PTSA President 2015 – 2017


The mission of the Meadowbrook PTSA is to provide programs and events that enrich the education of our students, and to create a closer relationship between home and school by fostering student, parent, and staff involvement and engagement.  We also strive to create an atmosphere of tolerance and acceptance within our diverse community of students, families, and staff


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rrow PTSA is a powerful advocate for family involvement. Over three decades of research shows that the single most effective element in a student's success if the involvement of family members in the student's education.


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rrow You are important to us. It is important to the PTSA that you, as a parent, understand the benefits of PTSA. Attending PTSA meetings is an opportunity to keep families informed and the school community about PTSA priorities and the issues that affect our children.


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