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Educating the mind without educating
the heart is no education at all.
- Aristotle

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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Book Fair is October 19-20
Hopefully you are all aware that the school book fair is this week! Students will shop during school hours on this Thursday and Friday. Family shopping is Thursday from 5:30 pm-8 pm. We have had a great number of sign ups for help and we thank all of you for volunteering. But we still need help- especially on FRIDAY! Volunteers can be parents or grandparents! Please be sure to have filled out and submitted your volunteer form prior to volunteering. Email Rachel with any questions at rachelyurdin@gmail.com

Spring Book Fair: March 22-23

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Father's Club

FATHER'S CLUB HALLOWEEN PARTY Planning Meeting

Tomorrow night 10/19 - 7:30 pm
Middlebrook School - Media Center
Father's Club FINAL prep meeting for the Halloween party.
ALL HANDS ON DECK!
This is the final meeting to the biggest event of the season. Please come out to see what we have planned and how you can help in the process.
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, October 19, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
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 Halloween Party Friday, October 27, 2017
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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Great Pumpkin Classic: October 22

Registration is now open for the 2017 Great Pumpkin Classic Kids Fun Run! This truly is a fun event and a Trumbull tradition that you don't want to miss. Over 250 children participated in last year's event! Here's what you need to know:
Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 8:15am (rain or shine)
Location: Trumbull High School Track & Football Field
How to Register: www.hitekracing.com/pumpkin
Race Fee: $10 online or $15 on race day (note: cash/check only on race day)
Entry fee includes:
50 yard Dash, 1/2 Mile Run, 1 Mile Run: run one or all, all ages and abilities
Race T-shirt (note: registration must be received by October 8th to guarantee T-shirt)
Proceeds: all Kids Fun Run proceeds benefit the Trumbull PTSA (Parent, Teacher, Student Association), which in turn, support district-wide programs for our Trumbull Public Schools. Last year's Author Visit was a success because of funding from the Great Pumpkin Classic Kids Fun Run
Questions: Please contact Christina Lee christinamlee80@yahoo.com

The Great Pumpkin Classic is also looking for Sponsorships. Please see the flyer for additional information.

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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.

October 23, 2017
November 13, 2017
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.

October 23, 2017
November 13, 2017
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

Read Aloud Days: Oct 26

The Trumbull Rotary would like to invite you to participate in our 2017-2018 Trumbull Read Aloud Days. This year, Trumbull Read Aloud will take place on Thursday, Oct. 26. We would love to have you join us as one of our volunteer readers. If you are able to share your time with us on one or more days, please complete the Read Aloud registration form by clicking on this link:

You must also complete both pages of the "TPS School Volunteer Security Check" form by clicking on the link. Mail, fax, or e-mail the volunteer form to Cathy Bostley at 6254 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. Your Read Aloud registration will be complete when both the registration and Volunteer Security Check form are received. Please feel free to contact cbostley@trumbullps.org with any questions. We're looking forward to seeing you in October!

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School Store
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.


October 27, 2017 (NEW DATE!)
November 17, 2017

Skip December
January 19, 2018

February 23, 2018
March 16, 2018

April 20, 2018
May 18, 2018
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Halloween Party: Friday, October 27

5:30-7:00 (Grades K-2). And 7:30-9:00 (Grades 3-5). There will be games and dinner upstairs and a haunted hallway in the basement (tamer for the younger grades, a little scarier for the older grades)

Sponsored by the Father's Club

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School will be closed on the following days:

ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
THANKSGIVING RECESS: 11/23-11/24/2017. Early Dismissal 11/22
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
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.

November 16, 2017
December 7, 2017

January 11, 2018
February 15, 2018

March 15, 2018
April 26, 2018

May 17, 2018
June 7, 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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