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Friday, September 15, 2017

Dear Parents,

Attached is the Middlebrook School Family Handbook which contains a lot of important information on policies and guidelines pertaining to Middlebrook School and Trumbull Public Schools.

The students have settled in to the new school year very well. Many individual students and classes have received PAWS tickets for acting responsibly, working with heart and/or showing respect.

We are currently working on a new dismissal procedure for students. We have been using this new procedure for the last 3 days. It does not change the timing of dismissal, but your child may have mentioned this change. All Kindergarten students and grade 1 students have colored plastic tags attached to their backpacks indicating their bus number. Please do not remove these tags. So far the new dismissal procedure has been very organized.

I would like to remind parents that when using the morning drop-off circle please have children exit the passenger side of the car. Parents please remain in the vehicle. There are adults stationed in the drop-off circle to help children exit cars.

Best wishes,

Patricia Frillici, Principal


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Middlebrook Elementary School
220 Middlebrooks Avenue
Trumbull, CT 06611
Absentee/Nurse: (203) 452-4412
Main Office: (203) 452-4411
Fax: (203) 452-4426

SCHOOL HOURS

REGULAR HOURS
8:35 am - 3:20 pm

LEGAL DAY
8:35 am - 1:00 pm

DELAYED OPENING
10:05 am - 3:20 pm

EARLY DISMISSAL
8:35 am - 1:00pm

NEWSLETTER

Volunteer Form

Bus Routes

School Calendar

Supply Lists

 

Calendar of Events     |     View All
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Please join us for this month's PTA meeting on Monday night at 7:15 pm in the Middlebrook Library. All are welcome!!! This month we will be testing out remote access capabilities with a dial in number for those who cannot physically attend the meeting. You will be receiving an email with information on the number to call and the access code you will need to join us! Also if you have anything you would like added to the agenda please let us know by Friday! We will be going out for adult beverages at Old Towne Restaurant after the meeting, we hope you can join us!
The Middlebrook PTA hosts a monthly meeting in the media center. All meetings are on Monday evenings at 7:15 pm in the Media Center. All families and teachers are welcome to attend.

December 11, 2017
January 8, 2018
February 12, 2018
March 12, 2018
April 23, 2018
May 14, 2018

PTA Exec Board Meetings. All meetings are on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm in the Media Center.

December 11, 2017
January 8, 2018
February 12, 2018
March 12, 2018
April 23, 2018
May 14, 2018
PTA Installation Dinner: June 4, 2018

PTSA Council Meetings

TBD January
TBD April
PTSA Council Dinner TBD June

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Winter Concert: December 14, 7:00 pm

Our Winter Concert will be on Thursday, December 14th at 7:00 pm.

All 5th grade students who are not members of the orchestra or band should arrive to school at 6:50 pm. They will sit in their assigned seats near the gym office.

All students should dress appropriately for the evening concert. Here are some suggestions (no particular colors required):

  • Boys - dark colored pants with sweaters or button-down shirts
  • Girls - dresses or skirts with nice blouses

Please avoid casual clothing such as sneakers, jeans, shorts, sweatpants or sweatshirts.

Please note that dancers and skaters have specific attire and should dress appropriately for both the day and evening performances. Skaters should wear gloves or mittens, earmuffs and or fleece tops. Dancers who are performing the song "Snow" should wear white tops. Dancers who are performing "Santa What a Guy" should wear something green, red and or gold with Santa hats.

Reflections
We are less than one month away from the deadline for Reflections entries but there is more than enough time to get your child's entry submitted! Let your child lead the way, all you have to do is fill out the attached form, attach it to their submission and drop it off the main office. This years theme is WITHIN REACH and the categories include:
  • DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY
  • MUSIC COMPOSITION
  • FILM PRODUCTION
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • LITERATURE
  • VISUAL ARTS

You can learn more about the reflections program here, https://www.ctpta.org/reflections-program or contact Christy LaSalle christylas22@att.net with any questions.

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Father's Club

Join the Father's Club on Saturday, December 16 at Bowtie Cinemas for its Family Movie Morning

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

When? Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time? 10:30am Show (10:00-10:30am Check-in)
Where: Bow Tie Cinemas, Trumbull
Cost: $8.50 / per ticket (P/up Tix day of at Bowtie)

Instructions: Click on the "OUR STORE" in the top header, choose "Bowtie Star Wars Movie," check off the quantity of tickets you need, & pay with credit card. You can also pre-order two concession packages on MSA in the store.

  • Kids Pack $6.00 (Kids popcorn/drink/fruit snack)
  • Small Party Combo $7.50 (Small Popcorn/Drink)
  • Note: Other concessions will be available for purchase.

Only 225 Tix Available! This event will sell out.

Note: Tix available only for immediate family of Middlebrook students. As we get closer to event date, if there are seats still available we will open it up to to non-Middlebrook families. May The Force Be With You!

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Father's Club
MEETINGS: The Middlebrook Father's Club hosts meetings in the media center. All meetings are at 7:30 pm in the Media Center. All Dads and teachers are welcome to attend.

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018

EVENTS:
Fathers' Club Movie Night: December 16
Fathers' Club Beach Party Friday, February 9, 2018 (Snow Date:Friday, February 23)
Father's Club Outdoor Movie Night TBD May
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School will be closed on the following days:

HOLIDAY RECESS: 12/25-12/31. Early Dismissal 11/22
NEW YEAR'S DAY: Monday, January 1, 2018
MLK, JR DAY: Monday, January 15, 2018
PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND: 2/16-2/19

GOOD FRIDAY: Friday, March 30, 2018
SPRING RECESS: 4/9-4/13/2018
TEACHER PD DAY: Monday, April 16, 2018
MEMORIAL DAY: Monday, May 28, 2018
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Disney On Ice Special Discounted Ticket Offer

A portion of each ticket supports the Library Learning Commons

When? Sunday, January 7, 2018
Time? 4:00pm show (doors open at 3pm)
Where: Webster Bank Arena
Cost: $22.25-$38

Chat with the Principal
Principal Patricia Frillici hosts monthly "Chat with Principal", on Thursdays at 9:00 am in the media center. Chat with Principal is a monthly forum where parents may meet with the principal in an informal way to learn more about what's happening at school and to ask questions. All parents are invited to attend.

January 11, 2018
February 15, 2018

March 15, 2018
April 26, 2018

May 17, 2018
June 7, 2018
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School Store
Just a reminder that there will be a school store THIS Friday, November 17th. We would love to see you there and could use some help! Please let me know if you can make it or sign-up online.

The School Store is during your child's lunch period. They will be able to visit the school store and purchase supplies and small treasures ranging from $0.05 to $4.00. We could also use some helping hands at the store from 11:00-1:30. Any amount of time you can give would be appreciated!

The Middlebrook PTA hosts a monthly "school store" where students can purchase school supplies. Held on Fridays, in the school lobby during lunch times.


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January 19, 2018

February 23, 2018
March 16, 2018

April 20, 2018
May 18, 2018
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My School Anywhere
You will be getting your teacher assignment packets from the Trumbull Public School in the mail very soon. Once you receive your child's teacher assignment, please log in to My School Anywhere (MSA) and update your child's teacher in your profile.

By adding your child's teacher when you get your child's packet, you will help create class lists earlier than in previous years! This is also a great time to join the PTA and help make a difference in your child's learning environment. Through your help, the PTA has:

  • built a new playground for children in younger grades,
  • sponsored award winning authors to speak with the school,
  • provided each student with a free book every Spring,
  • maintain the Courtyard learning space,
  • create and support the Learning Commons,
  • and so much more!

Annual Membership dues can be paid through our Store on MSA ($10/one adult family OR $16/two adult family) or by sending a check in to the Middlebrook PTA at the beginning of the school year with the attached form.

PTA MEMBERSHIP
Have you joined the PTA yet ? Some benefits of PTA membership include getting to vote on PTA matters, getting/continuing to get PTA emails and receiving the PTA directory. And there's much more than that. Also, if you would like to be in our directory, please join by October first. By that point, we will start putting the directory together with the membership that has already joined.

Support Middlebrook Elementary School - It's Quick and EASY!


Registration for the Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards program begins today! Once enrolled in the program, simply shop as usual. With each grocery run from October 6, 2017- March 15th, 2018, you will earn cash for Middlebrook! Reward points are tallied monthly and Middlebrook receives one big check for CASH at the end of the program to use for any of our educational needs.

If your Stop & Shop card is already registered with Middlebrook from last year, this just got even easier. You are already set up. Thank you!

Bonus: Have family or neighbors who Stop & Shop? They, too, can help our Middlebrook community by registering their cards and earning Middlebrook cash. Feel free to pass this along.

Instructions on how to register are on the link below.

Thank you so much for supporting our school, Middlebrook PTA

DISTRICT NOTICES
  • Food Allergy Notice: (The Management of Food Allergies at School (Updated 8/19/14)) On behalf of the many students with food allergies (some of which can be life threatening) we would appreciate your assistance in keeping our classroom communities safe for all of our children. If there are any allergy concerns in your child's classroom, you will receive a more specific letter during the first week of school. Although manufacturers have become more diligent in indicating allergen status on their products, there is always a danger that foods can be cross-contaminated in production lines. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. San Pietro in the Health Office at 203-452-4412. For more information on food allergies, The Food Allergy Research and Education website (foodallergy.org) is a great resource for all types of food allergies.
  • Elementary Handbook: Download the Elementary Handbook!
  • The ABCs of Middlebrook: Download the ABCs!
  • Important reminder to volunteers: Reminder to anyone who volunteers at the school or plans to chaperone a field trip, you must fill out the Volunteer Form
  • Start of school reminder: We have had a large number of students coming to school tardy. Please remember that the school day begins at 8:35 AM. When students are late this creates a disruption to the class and to student learning.
  • Kindergarten Drop Off Policy: In accordance with district policy, Transportation 3541, Section VI, Bus Stops, we do not allow kindergarten students off the bus in the afternoon unless there is an authorized parent or designee over the age of 12 at the bus stop for the student to go home with. The names of all authorized persons should be sent to the Trumbull Public Schools Manager of Transportation (e-mail: perkinsd@trumbullps.org, FAX: (203)-452-4334), or by U.S. mail to: Transportation Department, 6254 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611). If there is not an authorized parent or designee at the bus stop for your kindergarten student, we will return the student back to the school. Thank you for continued support in helping to ensure the safety of our students.
  • Middlebrook School Message regarding traffic flow: The Police Department has requested that when entering or leaving the Middlebrook parking lot cars do not block the EMS driveway. This creates a safety issue for the emergency vehicles. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. (June 2015)
  • Immunization Religious Exemption information (Updated 8/21/15)
  • Please see the attached Pesticides letter from the Superintendent and Asbestos letter from Mark Deming, Facilities Director. (Updated 8/10/15)
  • Letter to Elementary Parents and Staff regarding The Management of Food Allergies at School (Updated Oct 2014)
  • Middlebrook School Guidelines (Updated September 2014)
  • Please read the attached transportation letter from Mrs. Frillici and the Transportation Dept. (August 2014)

 

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220 Middlebrooks Avenue
Trumbull, CT 06611
Main Office: (203) 452-4411

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