MBE Safety First Update: Friendly Car Line Reminders

Car Line/Drop-off Safety Notes

1. Drop off officially begins at 8:40 a.m.; please do not drop your children off earlier than this as the volunteers are not ready to assist children until then.

2. Please do not exit your vehicle to help your child out of the car; volunteers can and will do that when you pull up. If no volunteer is available to help children out of the car (before i.e. before 8:40 a.m.) and your child needs assistance, please pull into the parking lot, park, then walk your child to the front doors.

3. Please do not let children out of the car until your car is in front of the door area of the school where volunteers can see and assist them. Many people are letting children out way down near the crosswalk at the beginning of the loop, and it is worrisome. We want to be able to see children so we know they are safely getting into the building.

4. Under no circumstances should cars be passing each other in the drop-off line unless you are directed to do so by a volunteer or staff member. It compromises the safety of children, other cars and volunteers.

If all of these guidelines are followed, the car line runs very smoothly and efficiently…and our kids stay safe!

Thank you for your partnership!

Your MBE PTA Car Line Volunteer Team and Mr. Berg

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

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


Updates From The Office 9.7.18

A few friendly reminders from the Meadow Brook Office!

  • Please update emergency cards on ParentVUE (even if no changes…must be submitted).
  • If you bring your child to school after the 8:58 AM bell please park in the lot and come to the office to sign him/her in.
  • Please send picture forms in by Monday.
  • Please bring any medicine and compete any Medical Action Plan (MAP) forms asap.
  • You can Contact Mrs. Legree at (248) 726 – 4102 or jlegree@rochester.k12.mi.us

Thank you!

Allergy Awareness: Safety and Inclusion

Dear Meadow Brook Partners,

This year we have many students in our building and classrooms that have severe allergies to peanuts, tree nuts and other food items.  Because of the seriousness of these allergies we are asking that only nut safe snacks are sent to school for snacks and class parties.  It is the policy of Meadow Brook Elementary and Rochester Community Schools to make the safety and well-being of our students our top priority, and with that in mind the guidelines and procedures outlined below have been put into action.

Classrooms Snacks, Parties & Celebrations

Classrooms with students that have allergies will have appropriate signs posted at their entrance. These classrooms will also routinely wash their hands and clean surfaces throughout the classroom. Communication will be sent home to all families alerting them to an allergy in their child’s classroom and helping them understand how to follow the safe snack guidelines on the district webpage. 

Snacks: Please pack your child’s snack in a separate bag from their lunch. These items will be checked by support staff at the beginning of the school day to ensure they are allergy-safe.  

Parties/Celebrations:  Snacks at parties/celebrations will follow our district guidelines and procedures to maintain and safe, nut-free environment for students with allergies.  


Students may bring lunches that contain nuts. We aim to promote inclusiveness while maintaining a safe environment, so a “nut restricted” table and a “nut restricted and hot lunch” table will be available for students with allergies & their friends. We allow families to make arrangements for friends to sit together at our “nut restricted” tables with approval and guidance on how to ensure allergy safe lunches. Please contact me or your child’s teacher for more information.  


Food Allergy Guidelines & Procedures

Safe Snack Guide

Our goal is to make school a safe and joyful place for all of our students.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding with this critically important aspect of our school community. If you have any questions, please contact me.




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