MBE Food Awareness: Snack Procedure Update

Greetings, Meadow Brook Partners!

Please note that our snack checkers are looking for manufacturers labels for approved snacks.

We are unable to approve handwritten notes on bags.

If you would like to use our copy machine to copy manufacturer labels please contact me at sberg@rochester.k12.mi.us to make arrangements.

Fruits and vegetable are good to send, either whole or cut.  If this changes I will be in touch.

Please review our most recent food awareness updates at: ThinkMBE Food Awareness

Also, please touch base any time with thoughts, ideas, or questions.

Thank you for your partnership in keeping all Meadow Brook student safe!




Seth Berg 


Meadow Brook Elementary 

Rochester Community Schools

Call: (248) 726 – 4101

Click: sberg@rochester.k12.mi.us

Mr Reflective Journey: Berg’s Eye View

First Lego League Jr. Is Here!

Greetings, Meadow Brook Partners!

Our First Lego League Jr. effort is underway!

We are starting with interest that has been generated at the first grade level.  That said, we’re ready to support interest at any level if it’s out there!

In the meantime, express your interest and find additional information here: Meadow Brook First Lego League

Mr. and Mrs. Vittorini are our start up coaches. Thank you Vittorini’s!

Please touch base with any thoughts, ideas, or questions.

Wishing you a joyful day!


Seth E. Berg


Meadow Brook Elementary

Call: (248) 726 -4101

Click: sberg@rochester.k12.mi.us

My Reflective Journey: Berg’s Eye View


The MBE Week At A Glance (WAG) 9.17.18 – 9.21.18

Wednesday, September      19th

  • TA & Tech Staff Appreciation Day
  • Yom Kippur

Thursday, September      20th

  • Chipotle Restaurant Night Fundraiser

Friday September      21st

  • Fun Run Assembly/Cheer Team
  • Popcorn Day .50¢/Spirit Day wear your favorite color

Monday, September      24th

  • PTA General Meeting in the Media Center 6:30 p.m.
Please visit our website for more details under the “Upcoming Dates” heading (scroll down): Meadow Brook Elementary Website

Update From The Office 9.14.18: On Line Emergency Cards

Happy Friday From The Meadow Brook Office!

If you have not done so already, please take some time to fill out and submit your on line emergency card as soon as possible.

Completing this task is critically important to our communication process.  We need all on line emergency cards to be submitted before the end of the weekend.

If you have questions about how to submit through ParentVUE, please see the detailed instructions linked to front page of our website (linked below), under the heading “Parent Online Emergency Card Instructions.”

Meadow Brook Website

Contact Mrs. Legree at (248) 726 – 4102 or jlegree@rochester.k12.mi.us with questions.

Thank you!  Here’s to a great weekend!

The Lyons Letter 9.14.18: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

What is MTSS?  It is a multi-tier approach to early identification and support of students using key instructional strategies, universal screening tools and on-going data analysis to implement effective interventions.  

Think of the tiers within a pyramid, as you move closer to the top, or point, the more specific the support.

Tier 1– Universal Level

  • Takes place in the general education classroom on a daily basis. 
  • High-quality, differentiated, research-based instruction.

Tier II—Targeted Level

  • Takes place within or outside the general education classroom.
  • In addition to classroom instruction. 
  • Remediation of specific skills or concepts in small groups.

Tier III— Intensive Level

  • Takes place outside of the general education classroom.
  • In addition to classroom instruction.
  • Intensive skill-specific intervention.
  • One-on-one or small group instruction.

Touch base with any questions!


Mandy Lyons

Meadow Brook Learning Consultant (LC)


MBE PTA News You Can Use 9.14.18!

Greeting, Meadow Brook Families!
This week’s important updates from your PTA Board:
Mark Your Calendars!
  • Thursday, Sept. 20th: Chipotle Night Fundraiser! Dine at Chipotle between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., bring in your flyer and earn 33% back for the Meadow Brook PTA
  • Monday, Sept. 24th: PTA Meeting 6:30 p.m. in the media center; childcare provided in the gym 
  • NOTE Date Change: Trunk or Treat will now be held at Meadow Brook on Friday, Oct. 26th 

Also, get ready for the MBE fun run!

Also, Box Tops For Education is Here!

Click Here For The Box Tops Flyer

Welcome back to school, parents!

My name is Jennifer Wroza and I’m thrilled to be our school’s Box Tops for Education™ Coordinator. 

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them and send them to school.  You can paste them to the attached form OR you can send them in a baggy.  Just be sure to include your child’s name and teacher so they can be entered in the monthly drawing.

Last school year, we earned $1538.20 for our school from Box Tops!  

For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com. Be sure to sign up as a member (it’s free!) so you can check out our school’s earnings details and get access to coupons and bonus offers.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m here to help make our school’s Box Tops for Education™ program a huge success this year.

Thanks for your help!

Jennifer Wroza


Let us know if you have any questions or if you’re looking to volunteer this year!

Thanks for all you do on behalf of the kids!

Have a great weekend!

Jamie, Allison, Kristine, and Emily

MBE Safe Routes To School: In it together for the kids…safety first!

Happy Friday Meadow Brook Families!

Please take some time to review the following safety procedures in our updated MBE Safe Routes to School brochure:

MBE Safe Routes Brochure

Please either print the brochure to hang on your fridge or let us know and we will print one for you.

Also, please take a careful look at the following safe driving guidelines:

Thank you for your continued commitment to keeping our kids safe!

Please contact Mr. Berg at sberg@rochester.k12.mi.us with any thoughts, ideas, or questions so that he can get them to the team for thoughtful processing and progress.

Have a fun, relaxing, and safe weekend!

Your MBE Safe Routes Team: John, Audrey, Janice, Christie, Leah, Emily, and Seth

Food Awareness Update 9.14.18: Table 2 Training

Good Afternoon, Meadow Brook Partners!

Our Food Awareness Team is always looking to enhance our practice regarding food safety and inclusion.  To that end, we have update training for those interested in being certified to send their non-allergy students to school with “Table 2” allergy safe lunches so that they can sit with friends who are impacted by food allergies.

Please print and read the following information if you are interested: MBE Food Awareness Table 2 Packet

Once you have completed a thorough reading of the packet, please complete the following form and reach out to Mr. Berg at sberg@rochester.k12.mi.us for next steps: MBE Table 2 Training Completion Form

Also, please remember to talk to your teacher or contact Mr. Berg with questions about snack and other food in school.

Here’s a refresher on district guidelines:

Thank you for your continued commitment to keeping our kids safe, happy, and together in learning and fun!

Your MBE Food Awareness Team: Paula, Jennifer, Leah, and Seth


Hero Headlines 9.14.18: Literacy, Respect, and Communcation

Good Afternoon, Meadow Brook Partners!

Thanks to all who were able to attend curriculum night last night!  On behalf of the Meadow Brook staff, we truly enjoyed the change to spend some time getting to you know a bit better and sharing our enthusiasm for another joyful school year!

Three Things: Literacy Learning, The MBE S.C.O.P.E of Vision, and Communication


I mentioned the book “Rufus Goes To Sea” in one of the whole-group sessions.

Kim Griswell and Valeri Gorbachev do an outstanding job of writing and drawing about this young pig’s love for reading, and how that love translates into a world of possibilities.

Rufus is a great example of what we hope and strive for with regard to a love for literature and a command of literacy for each of our students.  Rufus’ ability to fully transport himself through space and time by way of his favorite books is a wonderful example of the power of reading.

The author and illustrator demonstrate the power of creativity, imagination, and dedication to one’s craft.

The combination of access to literacy learning tools like books, journals, paper, pencils, and crayons, and the understanding that we are all readers, writers, and explorers is explosive, life changing, and magical!

Please continue to share joyful reading and writing experiences with your children at home.  It should always be joyful, pressure free, and guided by your children’s interests and excitement!

THE MBE S.C.O.P.E. of Vision:

As I mentioned last night, the graphic below represents our Meadow Brook S.C.O.P.E of Vision (Student-Centered, Optimistic, and Partnership-Enhanced).

We are committed to a core that puts students first, with our RCS Respect Code squarely at the foundation.  All stakeholders, starting with students must be Safe, Valued, and Respected at all times!

Through every challenge, we remain positive and optimistic, holding firm to the belief that each one is short-term, limited-in-scope, and solvable!

We believe that it’s ok to question one another’s judgement and that it’s healthy to question one another’s ideas, but that questioning one another’s motivation can deteriorate our the positive, productive nature of our partnerships.

Thought every challenge and every triumph, we trust that we are each only motivate to care for and serve our students well!


Please visit our website regularly for information and updates:

Meadow Brook Elementary School Website

Please join us on Twitter by going to our page and clicking the “Sign UP” icon followed by the “Follow” icon on our @ThinkMBE twitter feed.  When you tweet, please include the @ThinkMBE handle & the hashtag #ThinkMBE

@ThinkMBE on Twitter

Please take the time to read this “Message From The Meadow” when it comes out weekly, or, return to the homepage it during the week to scroll through for information and updates.

ThinkMBE “Message From The Meadow” Blog

Thank you for your partnership…in it together for the kids!

Wishing you a restful, peaceful, and joyful weekend!



Seth E. Berg


Meadow Brook Elementary

Rochester Community Schools

Call: (248) 726 – 4101

Click: sberg@rochester.k12.mi.us

My Reflective Journey: Berg’s Eye View