Welcome to Meadow Brook Elementary School!

Welcome to Meadow Brook Elementary School located within the Forest Hills School District, one of our Nation’s great public school systems!  This summer we have been busy working on a new website which we are pleased to unveil to you.

We invite you to explore our new site and learn more about the district and what makes Meadow Brook so unique. The new site offers many exciting facts, figures, features and new functionality: A new Interactive Google Calendar for both the District and our school, thus enabling you to add either calendar to your other calendars; School Directories are now embedded Google Docs making it easy for you to access information; Search functionality; new Google Maps enable you to get walking, biking and driving directions to school with real-time traffic updates; Local Weather Forecasts; District-wide and school specific news updates; many news updates made in real time by members of our teaching staff; compatibility with all browsers-iPads, iPhones, and most Smart Phone devices; and a Twitter News Alert System which will enable you to receive  school closing and delay news to your favorite mobile device.

We hope you find this website to be a useful resource for information – whether you are a prospective family, parent, student, or a community stakeholder.  Like all websites, you will be able to find lots of information, interesting news and facts, and helpful tools.  However, even with the best modern technology has to offer, sometimes there is no substitute for a human connection.  We invite you to visit our main office, email us, or contact our main office number at (616) 493-8740 where we will be happy to help you.

Thank you for your interest in and your support of Meadow Brook Elementary School.


Timothy Shaw




Latest Meadow Brook News

Posted in: News
March 13, 2015 @ 11:42 am


March 13, 2015

Dear Meadow Brook Families:

In an effort to continue to improve our communication Meadow Brook Elementary has been piloting a new program within the Forest Hills School District that will replace our current Listserv email service with something new and exciting.  Beginning in April, the Meadow Brook web page (http://www.fhps.net/meadowbrook/) will be the primary source of information and important news.  That’s the first place you should look for all Meadow Brook information (after school activities, athletics, academic competitions, musical performances, school calendar, etc.).

Please note that as of April 1, 2015, Meadow Brook Listserv messages will no longer be in service, so you will need to subscribe to Meadow Brook News.  You do not need to unsubscribe to Meadow Brook’s Listserv.  We would also like you to be aware that all FHPS schools will be changing to this new method of messages highlighting announcements and news posts when they are added to the school website.

Thank you for helping improve our communications.

Tim Shaw


December 11, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

Dates Set to Tour Language Immersion Programs

Several dates and times exist to tour the Spanish Immersion and Mandarin Chinese Immersion programs for incoming kindergarten students. The first tour is on December 15th, so sign up now!

Pre-registration for the immersion programs starts on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, and concludes at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015!

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November 7, 2014 @ 12:29 pm

Mandarin Chinese Enrollment Information

Registration for siblings of current Chinese Immersion students begins Monday, December 1, 2014 and continues through Friday, December 19, 2014.  Any siblings who are not enrolled by December 19 will not be guaranteed a position in the kindergarten class.

The open enrollment period for families new to Meadow Brook will run from January 5 through January 21, 2015.  On or about January 26, 2015 a lottery will be held to fill the available kindergarten slots and a letter with lottery results will be sent on or about February 4, 2015.

Any questions, contact Lisa Peabody at lpeabody@fhps.net