Hero Headlines: From The Heart!

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Greetings, Meadow Brook Partners!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend! It’s been a fun and energized couple of days at the Berg house!

I was playing with our kids the other day. We were playing rough. Getting some energy out.

During some wrestling around the 4-year-old took a knee to the chin from his 5-year-old sister. I heard, “Pause game, pause game!”

We all stopped to look around and figure out who the injured party was. The big guy was handling it pretty well.  A tear or two slid down his cheek, but he gritted his teeth and made clear that he had no intention of tapping out.

I reminded everyone how important their brains are. I told them that we need to work hard to avoid knees and heads meeting during rough play.

Fully recovered, our little wise one announced to the group, “But our hearts are the most important because that’s what we share with!”

Indeed.  Our hearts are the most important.

As I reflect on the past week and look forward to another I’m filled with pride. Meadow Brook Heroes do so much to demonstrate our enduring commitment to kindness, compassion, and togetherness!

Our hearts truly lead the way!

This group of Meadow Brook students, parents, family members, and staff spent an evening sharing our light with children who were healing in the hospital just before we left for break:

Here’s a group of third graders sharing their time with kindergarten buddies, helping them understand that they are part of a larger community of joyful learners who care about one another:

Our First Lego League kids were mentored but the RHS Robotics Team Kids over the holiday break during an incredible collaborative event:

These fifth grade Meadow Brook Heroes started the new year with a “Kindness Write Around” to emphasize how important it is to support and encourage one another through our challenges and our triumphs:

Some first graders spent some time planning and prepping to share nonfiction so that they could all benefit from one another’s learning:

In play, in learning, in exploration, and in all the moments that we spend growing together as community of safe, responsible, and respectful Meadow Brook Heroes, we are so fortunate to have one another to learn with and from!

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

Here’s to another joyful Meadow Brook week!

With Gratitude,

 

Seth

 

Seth E. Berg

Principal

Meadow Brook Elementary

Call: (248) 726 -4101

Click: sberg@rochester.k12.mi.us

My Reflective Journey: Berg’s Eye View

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

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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!

MBE Hero Headlines: Kindness, Giving, and Sharing our Stories!

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Greetings, Meadow Brook Partners!

Gratitude to our PTA! If you walk through out front doors you see the signage that our incredible PTA drop off line volunteer team sets up for us each day. Here’s to that group of dedicated Meadow Brook Heroes who brighten up our mornings and inspire us every morning and all day!

“Kindness changes everything!” I couldn’t agree more:).

You are shining examples of our how our Student Centered, Optimistic, Partnership Enhanced core drives all we do on behalf of the kids we serve.

Thank you!

Interested in recognizing a Meadow Brook Hero? Click here for details about our growing “Chain of Heroes” – MBE Chain of Heroes

Our First Hero Happenings Charitable Giving Challenge Is Coming To An End!

Only a few days left to donate to our ITP Awareness Band Aid Drive!

Hero House GRIT is in the lead with more than 140 boxes donated, and all together we have raised over 220 boxes!  Keep up the great work…you are all Meadow Brook Heroes!

So many kids will benefit so greatly from your generous giving!

Meadow Brook Hero NOT Secret Identity Maps

Meadow Brook is proud to be a diverse school community.  What better way to learn about one another that to share our stories!

Please click here for more information about how you can contribute your story to our growing wall of identity maps: Being The Change

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

Wishing you a joyful weekend!

 

Seth

 

Seth E. Berg

Principal

Meadow Brook Elementary

Call: (248) 726 -4101

Click: sberg@rochester.k12.mi.us

My Reflective Journey: Berg’s Eye View

Hero Headlines: Introducing Our Hero Houses And Competitive Charitable Giving!

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Greeting, Meadow Brook Partners!

Last summer our “Be A Meadow Brook Hero” culture-building initiative was born out of an idea generated at a PD planning meeting by Meadow Brook Staff.

Last fall the Meadow Brook PTA rallied around our “Be A Meadow Brook Hero” culture-building initiative by redesigning our logo and making sure that every staff member and student had a “Be A Hero!” t-shirt.

Last winter our “Chain of Hero’s” core values celebration tool came into being on the foundation of a student’s idea and design.

Last spring a Meadow Brook parent shared an article with me about how positively impactful the concept of “houses,” or small, collaborative culture-buidling/shared learning groups are for students in school communities.

That action inspired several months of reflective development and has now ended this fall in the introduction of our brand new Meadow Brook “Hero Houses!”

Next week all Meadow Brook students will be assigned to one of six “Hero Houses” though which they will engage in what we are referring to “competitive charitable giving.”

The seven MBE “Hero Houses” are:

  • Hero House Kindness
  • Hero House Gratitude
  • Hero House Optimism
  • Hero House Grit
  • Hero House Mindfulness
  • Hero House Courage
  • Hero House Creativity

We are thrilled to announce, in collaboration with our incredible PTA, that the first “House Happening” charitable giving campaign was thought of and developed by one of our first grade students and his family, and it’s all about today’s national ITP awareness day – and helping kids feel safe, valued, and respected!

Please take a moment to watch the following video and stay tuned for more information to come!