BB&T Contributes EITC Support to the Meadowbrook School

bankoneMeadowbrook, PA; February 24, 2016 – Head of School, Michael Reardon, welcomed Steven Orozco and Brad Barone of BB&T to the Meadowbrook School to thank BB&T for its generous contribution made possible through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.  The role of BB&T is to assist schools such as Meadowbrook with their banking needs.

This generous donation represents the fifth EITC gift, Meadowbrook has received from BB&T formerly Susquehanna Bank.  The EITC program provides tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization such as Meadowbrook. Business contributions are then used by our school to provide tuition assistance in the form of scholarships to eligible students to attend our school and receive a quality education.

About The Meadowbrook School

The Meadowbrook School is an independent, non-profit, co-educational, nonsectarian day school encompassing preschool through 6th grade. The mission of The Meadowbrook School is to offer an unwavering commitment to academic excellence for a diverse population of elementary school children. The school believes education includes learning to appreciate the value of hard work, expanding a sense of integrity, and practicing humanity towards others while inspiring students to make a positive difference. We strive to have our students well-prepared and eager to take on future challenges.

For further information please visit our website www.themeadowbrookschool.org

About BB&T
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $209.9 billion in assets and market capitalization of $29.5 billion as of Dec. 31, 2015. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates 2,139 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at BBT.com.

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All I really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Monday morning assemblies with Coach Matt are always inspiring. This morning was no different.  He ended his assembly by having one of our students read Robert Fulghum’s poem, All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten. It is true and we try to be sure all our Meadowbrook students know this, too!

1. Share everything.
2. Play fair.
3. Don’t hit people.
4. Put things back where you found them.
5. CLEAN UP YOUR OWN MESS.
6. Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
7. Say you’re SORRY when you HURT somebody.
8. Wash your hands before you eat.
9. Flush.
10. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
11. Live a balanced life – learn some and drink some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
12. Take a nap every afternoon.
13. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
14. Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
15. Goldfish and hamster and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup – they all die. So do we.
16. And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first words you learned – the biggest word of all – LOOK.