The MBE Week At A Glance (WAG) 12/9/18 -12/15/18

Sunday, December 9

  • No Special Events

Monday, December 10

  • Officer Ludd visits Mrs. Schroeck’s class at 9:30 AM
  • Office Ludd visits Mrs. Piechalski & Mrs. Czarniowski’s classes at 10:35 AM
  • New Pedagogies For Deep (NPDL) Learning Cohort (Berg, Nazione, & Lyons) 9 AM – 4 PM
  • RCS BOE Mtg at 7 PM (Admin: Harrison Room)

Tuesday, December 11

  • No Special Events

Wednesday, December 12

  • Anti-Racist Leadership Institute 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (Berg – session 4/4)
  • Skating Night at The Rink from 6:00-8:00 PM

Thursday, December 13

  • Building with Mr. Berg from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Friday, December 14

  • ECSE – Breakfast with Santa at RCS Admin from 9 – 11 AM
  • Fiona Turrett to speak about NASA & Space Exploration to 3rd – 5th graders at 9:15 AM in the Cafeteria (please wear your MBE “BE A Hero” t-shirts for this event!)
  • Fiona Turrett to speak about NASA & Space Exploration to K – 2 graders at 10:05 AM in the Cafeteria (please wear your MBE “BE A Hero” t-shirts for this event!)

Saturday, December 15

  • No Special Events

Thank you for Generously Donating Gifts to Rochester Area Neighborhood House MBE!

Safe. Respectful. Responsible.

Thank you Meadow Brook families for your generosity again this holiday season in supporting the Rochester Area Neighborhood House’s annual Holiday Giving Tree program.

With your help we were able to fill 49 tags and provide dozens of family card/board games to RANH who will help approx. 400 kids this holiday!  Thank you!

If you missed our deadline but would still like to donate, RANH has an urgent need still for teen and middle school board games such as  Guesstures, Jenga, Telestrations, Gotcha, or 5-second Rule.

Also, needed are hats and mittens or gloves for elementary and teen girls.  These additional items can be dropped off Monday, 12/10 at First Congregational Church located at 1315 N. Pine, Rochester, MI 48307.

You are all Meadow Brook Heroes!

Thank you!

Planning For Our Annual MBE Spring Carnival Is Underway…We Need You!

It might seem far off, but planning for our annual MBE Spring Carnival is already underway and we need your help.

For those who might not know, the Spring Carnival is the top fundraiser for MBE’s PTA, and a wonderful family event! 

It takes many volunteers to make this event both successful and fun for our students and families.

This year’s carnival will be held on the evening of Friday April 12th at West Middle School.

Our first planning meeting will be held on Tuesday December 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Meadow Brook Media Center. 

At this meeting we are looking to finalize the coordinators for the various carnival committees, get a start on classroom baskets, brainstorm great ideas to make the carnival even more successful, and more.

This is a great meeting to attend to learn more about what carnival really is and how it benefits our school. There are all kinds of ways and involvement levels to help with carnival! 

If you have been contemplating becoming more involved in our fantastic PTA, this is a great and worthwhile cause to test the waters and have some fun with lots of wonderful people!

If you are interested in helping with the carnival but are unable to make the December 18th meeting, please contact Emily Perez at

Box Tops For Education Update

A big thank you to all who have turned in Box Tops.

Thanks to you, in December, our PTA will receive a check from Box Tops For Education in the amount of $803!

We still have time to earn more money for Meadow Brook.

Watch for the December/January collection sheet (included in this newsletter and sent out with the Message from the Meadow.  

The next due date will be January 31st.

However, you may turn in your Box Tops at any time and you don’t need to glue or tape them to the collection sheet.

Just place them in a Ziploc bag and don’t forget to include your child’s name and teacher.

We will not be conducting a book give-away in January due to the holidays.

Any child who submits any number of Box Tops in December or January will be entered into the book drawing in February. 

Keep on clipping!

Congratulations to our Talented Reflections Artists!

Congratulations to all who participated in the the Reflections program this year.

Meadow Brook held its Art Show/Award Ceremony on Monday, November 26. There were 33 awesome works of art, created by 25 very talented MBE students.

A list of participating students is below.

Those who won 1st or 2nd place are now entered in the RCS District Level of the competition.

That RCS District ceremony will take place on the evening of Monday, March 4th, 2019. Location TBD.


Grades Pre-K-2

No entries

Grades 3-5

1st Place: Ryleigh Hubbard

No other entries


Grades Pre-K-2

1st Place: Brooke Bolash

2nd Place: Rishab Balaji

3rd Place: Vivan Shukla

Other Entries: Daniel Nowak

Grades 3-5

1st Place: Reagan Hays

2nd Place: Gabby Wilkerson

No other entries


Grades Pre-K-2

1st Place: Daniel Nowak

No other entries

Grades 3-5

1st Place: Abbey Meyers

2nd Place: Aiden Gumz

3rd Place: Ryleigh Hubbard

Other Entries: Ryleigh Hubbard, Abigail Mitchell, Amelia Nowak


Grades Pre-K-2

No entries

Grades 3-5

1st Place: Olivia Gralewski

2nd Place: Harper Miesch

3rd Place: Bryson Haubert

Other Entries: Abigail Mitchell


Grades Pre-K-2

No entries

Grades 3-5

No entries


Grades Pre-K-2

1st Place: Sage Peasley

2nd Place: Josephine West

3rd Place: Claire Freels

Other Entries: Saesha Gujarathi, Perina Vicini, Elizabeth West, Keira Wiegand

Grades 3-5

1st Place: Greyson Miesch

2nd Place: Nicholas Flaker

3rd Place: Saachi Dahanukar

Other Entries: Christopher Donnellon, Olivia Gralewski, Amelia Nowak, Gabby Wilkerson

The MBE Talent Show is Coming!

Calling all Meadow Brook talent!

We are looking for singers, musicians, comedians, dancers, magicians and performers to show off your skills at the upcoming Talent Show.

This is a positive, fun, family event that brings the entire school together.

The holiday break is the perfect time to think about and work on your acts.

Talent Show permission forms are available in the main office.

All currently enrolled MBE students are invited to perform.

Individual performances and group acts are welcome. 

Only 30 acts will be accepted and submissions will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. 

Once your application is received you will be contacted via email with a confirmation of your song request and act. 

Group acts are strongly encouraged, which will allow more students to perform in the show.

2019 Talent Show Important Dates: 

January 9th: Signed Talent Show Permission Forms Due in the front office by 4 p.m. (Late forms will not be accepted, no exceptions)

January 14th: Music Due (late submissions will not be accepted)

January 22nd: Auditions 4-7 p.m.

March 5th: Dress Rehearsal 5-8 p.m.

March 7th: Talent Show 6-9 p.m. (Snow Date: March 14th)

Founders Day Nominations Are Coming Due…Plus Kids Logo Contest!

Founders Day Nomination Form 1819

Founders Day Logo Contest 1819

Special District Honorees ~ Founder’s Day 2019

Distinguished Service Award / John Schultz Leadership Award /
Bright Ideas Award / Council Member of the Year Award / Advocacy Award

2019 Honoree Nominations are due to your Founders Day Committee by 5:00 pm December 7th, 2019

The Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award may be given to persons who have shown tireless dedication to the cause and extraordinary service on behalf of children and youth.

John Schultz Leadership Award

This award was developed as a special Rochester PTA Council Founders Day award to honor retired Superintendent, Dr. John Schultz. Dr. Schultz was the Rochester Community Schools (RCS) Superintendent for 22 years. He provided leadership in areas of curriculum development, technology, finance and special education. His expertise in strategic planning helped RCS maintain an outstanding reputation during a period of rapid growth in enrollment and declining revenue resources. He was a fervent supporter of PTA since his early days as a teacher in our district and Dr. Schultz met regularly with PTA Council Executive officers to ensure that a true partnership exists between parents and the school district. The Rochester PTA Council decided to honor Dr. Schultz by developing a leadership award in his honor.

Leadership Award Criteria:

  • Must be a current PTA member.
  • The nominee should also demonstrate significant leadership ability above and beyond the normal duties of his/her role with PTA. 


  • Initiated a new program.
  • Make significant and effective changes to existing programs.
  • Especially effective at chairing an event or committee. 

The winner of this award will receive:

  • A certificate of recognition, his/her name on the Dr. John Schultz Leadership Award plaque kept in the RCS Administration Building.
  • Payment of his/her registration fee for the Michigan PTA Convention or a contribution to the PTA Council scholarship fund.

The Bright Ideas Award
This award was created for two reasons:
1) To highlight innovative, creative or out-of-the-box ideas from which many or every school can benefit
2) To give an opportunity to honor a group or event on this special night

Council Member of the Year Award
To honor outstanding council level leadership, a commitment to children and a genuine passion for PTA.

Advocacy Award

To honor outstanding council level leadership in advocacy for all children.

Additionally, students have the chance to create a logo for this year’s Founder’s Day Awards ceremony.

The theme is TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More. Logo designs are due by Dec. 7th to Allison Patterson at or can be placed in the Founder’s Day mailbox in the school office.

See attached for design criteria.