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

November 4, 2016

Reminder: Rules for the Morning Drop off Circle

  • Please be patient.
  • Drive as far forward as possible when using the drop off circle in the morning.
  • DO NOT pass vehicles.
  • DO NOT exit your vehicle.
  • If your child has difficulty exiting the car, please park in a legal parking spot and walk your child into the school.
  • If you require assistance, ask a staff member.
  • If you have a problem please bring it to the attention of the staff managing the traffic circle.

Remember our PAWS Promise. We act responsibly; work with heart and show respect.

Sincerely,
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

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HELP THE MIDDLEBROOK MAKER SPACE GROW
Have you heard about the incredibly exciting things happening in the Learning Commons?? Lego wall? Green screen?

This new area is dedicated to "Making," which includes anything (and everything) hands-on investigation, building, creating. We use tools like Legos, robots, programming, circuits & LEDs.

It's fun. It's absolutely educational. And the possibilities are truly endless. But! To make it happen, we need to raise essential funds to purchase materials and supplies.

Please support our MakerSpace by participating in this Pampered Chef sale by clicking on the link below. All students benefit from this amazing STEAM initiative! A portion of sales will be donated back to the school and Pampered Chef will also donate an extra $3 for every show booked through this fundraiser.

It's easy; just go to the link below to place your order. Orders will be shipped directly to customers, anywhere in the country.

SHARE and use the following link on your Facebook page OR email it to friends/family:

THANK YOU!

Chat with the Principal
December 2016 TBA
January 26, 2017
February 16, 2017
March 23, 2017
April 27, 2017
May 18, 2017
June 2017 TBA
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School Store: In the Lobby
During Lunch. 11:30-1:30
The School Store offers your student the opportunity to purchase school supplies during lunchtime. Prices range from $.25 to a few dollars, with most items less than $1.


Thursday, December 15, 2016
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Good morning! I'm looking to recruit some volunteers for this years school store in order to make this year as much of a success as last. Unfortunately, I have lost a few devoted helpers to middle school, so I'm looking to you guys for help. Please let me know if you will be able to help out this year again, OR if you could spread the word to friends and neighbors who may be interested in helping out. It would be especially helpful to get some Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade parents involved.

The first School Store is next THURSDAY 9/22 from 11:15-1:30 (I can't do Friday's anymore). Please let me know if you would be able to help out next week. Anytime you can give, would be helpful!

Thanks so much, Christy

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.

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Outdoor Classroom Volunteers Needed
The outdoor classroom committee needs volunteers to go into Courtyard and "straighten up" so classes can use the area effectively. Tasks will include filling bird feeders, cleaning up any debris, straightening any furniture etc. New dates added: January - June now added!

PTA
PTSA Council meeting update
PTSA Meeting Dates for 2016/17 School Year - ALL ARE WELCOME
  • Monday, January 30, 2017, 7pm
    Guest Speaker: Christina Hefeley, Information Technology, Parent Portal
    Long Hill Administration Building, 6254 Main Street
  • Monday, April 24, 2017, 7pm
    Guest Speaker: TBD
    Long Hill Administration Building, 6254 Main Street


Good Morning Middlebrook Families! Attached you will find the minutes and handouts from the April 25th PTSA Council meeting. These minutes will be approved at the first fall meeting. If you are interested in being a Middlebrook delegate to the PTSA Council next year, please let me know. Middlebrook has several open delegate seats. The PTSA Council meets 3 times a year to discuss education and advocacy in Trumbull. It is a great way to stay current on education issues. Thank you, Jennifer Mottolese, Middlebrook PTA

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BINGO
March 10, 2017
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Outdoor Classroom Update
Thank you, thank you, thank you for attending our meeting yesterday. It was so exciting to have so many of you attend and share your ideas. Here are our notes:
  • Repairs- Ruth Fontilla will have them done by Wednesday May 18th
  • Picket fence with birdhouses up- Brian Fox will have them up by May 27th
  • Rain basin/trellis/raised beds-Jeffrey Penkoff has completed the planter/ trellis??
  • Weather station-future Eagle scout?? I will contact this young man today
  • EXPLORE letters-Dave Galla will have them completed and up by June 3rd
  • Rock wall- Bill Pond , currently working with Mrs. Abate and Mrs. Craw
  • Summer volunteer schedule- I will ask Mrs. Mottolese to send that out

Future ideas:

  • Pulley system
  • Rain basin
  • Stepping stone/marker/mosaic classroom fundraisers
  • Butterfly garden

Would someone consider being our secretary and treasurer?

Parents: please send your ideas and thoughts. If you visit and see something beneficial to our courtyard, please send photos. I especially love hearing the children's ideas. After all, it's all for them.

I promise not to annoyingly email you on a regular basis, however, I wanted to give you the science content for grades K-5 so you know what we are basing projects on and what to keep your eyes out for this summer.

Kindergarten:

  • life cycle of animals and humans
  • weather/seasons- animal and human shelters

First Grade:

  • metamorphosis/life cycles-butterflies, ladybugs, ants
  • plants-seeds to germination/bee pollination
  • investigating water

Second Grade:

  • soil
  • air and weather
  • matter-solids, liquid, gas

Third Grade:

  • ecosystems, animal and plant adaptations
  • the human body
  • rocks and minerals
  • building bird feeders

Fourth Grade:

  • force and Motion/simple machines
  • electricity and magnetism
  • plants/photosynthesis
  • weathering/erosion/deposition

Fifth:

  • physics of sound/light
  • human eye/ear
  • earth, moon, sun, light
  • solar houses

Enjoy the end of the school year and happy summer. Thank you so much. Freda Stanton

We will have our next meeting Monday, September 12th at 3:30 in the courtyard.

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