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the heart is no education at all.
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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: (203) 452-4411
Nurse: (203) 452-4412
Main Office: (203) 452-4411
Fax: (203) 452-4426


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School Store
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! Please sign up here Signups page

April 20, 2018
May 18, 2018
5th Grade fun night
Friday, April 20 at 6:00
The 5th Grade will have their second fun night on Friday, April 20 at 6:00. It'll be a Corn Hole tournament. If you have a corn hole set you'd be willing to loan to the fifth graders, please contact Lori Gregory at (Please note, the fun night is for 5th graders only.)
Our next PTA meeting will be on Monday, April 23 at 7:15 in the Media Center. We will have guest speakers, Mrs. Castillo and Mrs. Markelon, who will talk about our writing program. This is a great way to learn how your child is a writer at Middlebrook!

April 23, 2018
May 14, 2018

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

April 23, 2018
May 14, 2018
PTA Installation Dinner: June 4, 2018

PTSA Council Meetings

TBD January
TBD April
PTSA Council Dinner TBD June

Literature Celebration
Thanks to the support of our generous PTA, three authors will be visiting Middlebrook this year to share their experiences and stories with our students. A big Thank You goes to our PTA - without your generous support, our Literature Celebration would not be possible.

Visiting Authors this Spring:

Note - If time allows, the authors will usually sign any of the books that he/she has written. If you wish to purchase any books, or your child has any of their books, you may send the books into school to be autographed. In order to ensure that the books are returned to the correct student, please follow the procedure listed below:

  1. Write your child's name and homeroom teacher's name on a sticky note and place it on the front cover of the book.
  2. Take a second sticky note, and place it on the title page --include how you would like the book signed.
  3. Place book(s) in a large (gallon-sized) Ziploc bag.
  4. Ask your child to bring the bag to the library the day prior to the author's presentation.

    The signed book will be returned to your child by the day after the author's visit.

    Thanks again to our wonderful PTA for making this possible! We are looking forward to seeing these fabulous authors.

Monday, May 7
Please mark your calendars for Monday, May 7. Our PTA is teaming up with TPAUD and the First Selectman's Task Force on Health and Wellness to bring a showing of the film, Screenagers to Trumbull! The film will be followed by a discussion of parenting strategies in the world of screens and electronics. More information will be coming soon, but it's a night you'll not want to miss!
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, May 10, 2018

Father's Club Outdoor Movie Night TBD May
Father's Club Golf Tournament
Monday May 14, 2018
The 15th Annual Father's Club Golf Tournament will be on Monday May 14, 2018. The Father's Club is looking for help organizing Middlebrook's participation in this town wide event. There are opportunities for sponsorships as well as for people to golf and help out the day of the event. Please see the flyer for more information. If you are interested or have any other questions please contact Dave Galla at

Rod Dixon's Kid's Marathon
Sunday, May 20th

Middlebrook will again be participating in Rod Dixon's Kid's Marathon Program, with the Final Mile on Sunday, May 20th at Trumbull High School.

School will be closed on the following days:

MEMORIAL DAY: Monday, May 28, 2018

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.

April 26, 2018 - CANCELLED
May 17, 2018 - CANCELLED
June 7, 2018

Reflections Winners
Congratulations to the following Reflections participants who placed in this years contest! All first place winners will go on to be judged at the state level. Thank you to all who participated in the Reflections program this year!

Visual Arts Primary
1st: Alyssa Lei

Visual Arts Intermediate
1st: Karli Chirgwin
2nd: Tate Sullivan

Literature Primary:
1st: Graziella Mallozzi
2nd: Mayher Dulan
3rd: Dalton Blaskey

Literature Intermediate:
1st: Kylie Lucia
2nd: Anivarth Parthasarathy
3rd: Carson Lucia
HM: Natalie Shove

Photography Intermediate:
1st: Anivarth Parthasarath
2nd: Bailey Wright
3rd: Gage LaSalle

Dance Primary:
1st: Kylie Yurdin
2nd: Addison DeLong

Film Intermediate:
1st: Isabella Cabral

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.

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

  • 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 ( 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:, 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)


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

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