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

Safe. Respectful. Responsible.

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 E. Berg


Meadow Brook Elementary

Call: (248) 726 -4101

Click: sberg@rochester.k12.mi.us

My Reflective Journey: Berg’s Eye View

Hero Happenings Update: ITP Awareness Band-Aid Drive

Greetings, Meadow Brook Partners!

Last week we introduced our first Hero Happenings Competitive Charitable Giving Campaign of the 2018 – 2019 school year – The ITP Awareness Band-Aid Drive!

Here’s are the brother/sister Meadow Brook Heroes who thought of and cultivated the idea:

Now, let’s get some Baid-Aids in boxes so that we can deliver them to kids in need!

You will find the Hero House boxes in the front lobby of school.  They look like this:

Here’s a code for which box you and your family should put your contributions in:

  • Last Names A-C = Hero House GRIT
  • Last Names D-F = Hero House GRATITUDE
  • Last Names G-I = Hero House OPTIMISM
  • Last Names J-M = Hero House MINDFULNESS
  • Last Names N-Q = Hero House CREATIVITY
  • Last Names R-T = Hero House KINDNESS
  • Last Names U-Z = Hero House COURAGE

The winning Hero House will be the first to have their house name engraved our Hero Happenings trophy for all to admire!

Thank you for your contributions in support of modeling the critically important core value of charitable giving!

You are all Meadow Brook Heroes!


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

Safe. Respectful. Responsible.

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!