NEW! From the PTA: Staff Appreciation Donations

January 28, 2019

Dear Families,

We hope you are having a great 2019 so far and that you have had a chance to recover from the holidays.  Your staff appreciation committee has been busy planning events and special treats for our wonderful staff for the remainder of the year.  Again this year we are going to ask you, our families, to help, so that we can shower our staff with some amazing experiences.  We would like to ask you, if able, to contribute 5$ per Middlebrook student to help us make it amazing.  You can click here to make your contribution any time between now and May 1st of this year.

We appreciate any help that you can give us so we can make staff appreciation week, and a few of the surprises we have up our sleeves a real treat for our staff!  If you are not on MySchoolAnywhere, you can also send in cash or a check in any amount attention to Kelly Mallozzi (PTA)

THANKS

Your staff appreciation committee

Reminder: Middlebrook’s Barnes & Noble Bookfair

January 3, 2019

Dear Middlebrook Families:

See attached flyer for information about this Saturday’s Bookfair at Barnes & Noble in Milford.  Stop in for a story and visit with Eli, and pick up a new book to read.  Your purchase earns rewards for our school.  If you can’t make it, you can still help the school with your online purchase.

The information for ordering online is attached to this flyer

Please feel free to share with family and friends.

Thank you,

Leslie Balzano

Teacher Librarian

From the Principal: January 2019 Reminder

January 2, 2019

Dear Middlebrook Families,

There is no school on  Monday January 21st. This is in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

We had some sad news during the holiday break. One of our cafeteria paraprofessionals, Nancy Phillips, died in the loving care of her family.  We did not share this with the children, as we respect that each family chooses how they share the death of someone. Nancy loved working with our students and appreciated the positive energy of our school. Middlebrook will miss her smile.

Wishing you blessings in 2019!

Regards,

Patricia Frillici, Principal

From the Principal: Sing-a-long, Winter break

December 19, 2018

Dear Middlebrook Families,

This Friday, December 21st,  our students will be participating in a school wide sing-a-long to usher in the beginning of the winter break.  This event is for students only.

Students are asked to wear either pajamas or “ugly” sweaters to school on this day.

Dismissal on Friday will be at 1:00 and lunch will not be served.  School will resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Wishing everyone an enjoyable break and a happy and healthy 2019!

Patricia Frillici, Principal

From the Principal: Middlebrook School Bus Tracker App Info

December 13, 2018

Dear Middlebrook Families,

Bus Tracker Update:

A new feature that is available to our parent community this year is a web-based GPS student tracking app, Durham Student Bus Tracker.  This app provides parents the ability to  view their chid(ren)’s current bus location, including the scheduled and estimated arrival times to your stop.  We are pleased to announce that the app has been activated and is now ready for use. Click here for instructions to download and use the app.

Sincerely,

Principal Frillici Signature

Mrs. Patricia Frillici

Principal

From the Principal: Reminder – Book Fair and Early Dismissal Dates

October 16, 2018

Dear Middlebrook Families,

Thank you for visiting during our Open House Visitation Days.

Just a reminder that during the school day parents should not take pictures or videos of students.  This is helpful to remember during future visits to school.

The PTA Book Fair is next week:

  • Tuesday October 23   9:00-2:00 and 6:00-8:00
  • Wednesday October 24   9:00-2:00

Reminder re: early dismissal dates and no school dates:

  • Tuesday October 30    Early Dismissal
  • Thursday November 1   Early Dismissal
  • Tuesday November 6    No School – Election Day
  • Wednesday November 7  Early Dismissal
  • Wednesday November 21  Early Dismissal – Thanksgiving Break
  • Thursday November 22   No School   – Thanksgiving Break
  • Friday November 23  No School – Thanksgiving Break

Sincerely,

Principal Frillici Signature

Principal

From the Principal (October 2, 2018)

October 2, 2018

 

Dear Parents,

You are invited to Open House -Visitation Day at Middlebrook School. This is a day to visit your child’s classroom to get a snapshot of the teaching and learning process. The sessions are 30 minutes each. To help spread the timing of visits, please use the chart below to determine what time you may come.

(Example: My last name is Frillici, so I would attend my grade 2 child’s class from 10:30-11:00.) We encourage you to enter and exit the classroom in a quiet manner, so that the students can continue to learn. Here is the schedule:

Day/Date Grade Last Names Beginning A-H  Last Names Beginning I-P  Last Names Beginning Q-Z
Monday, October 15th Kindergarten 9:00-9:30 9:30-10:00 10:00-10:30
Monday, October 15th Grade 1 9:00-9:30 9:30-10:00 10:00-10:30
Monday, October 15th Grade 4 9:00-9:30 9:30-10:00 10:00-10:30
 
Tuesday, October 16th Grade 2 10:30-11:00 11:00-11:30 11:30-12:00
Tuesday, October 16th Grade 3 9:00-9:30 9:30-10:00 10:00-10:30
Tuesday, October 16th Grade 5 11 :00-11:30 11:30-12:00 12:00-12:30

 
Trumbull Public Schools has provided the following guidelines, so that teaching and learning are the priority of the day:

  • We encourage a limit of 10-12 visitors in a classroom at one time.
  • Visits should last no more than 30 minutes.
  • Parent/ Guardian visitations are not open to grandparents, infants, or siblings.
  • Cell phones and pagers must be turned off or set to vibrate while in the classroom.
  • Photographing or videotaping is absolutely not allowed.
  • Food and beverages are not allowed in classrooms.

On the day of the visit, please sign-in in the front foyer. Be ready to show a photo ID and wear a visitor’s tag. Proceed directly to the classroom you are visiting without stopping at other classrooms. While in the classroom, respectfully follow the teachers’ guidelines, so learning is not interrupted. At the conclusion of the visit, report back to the front foyer to sign-out. We thank you for your assistance in making this a safe, positive learning experience for all.

Sincere thanks,

Principal Frillici Signature

Patricia Frillici, Principal

From the Principal (September 2018)

September 2018

Dear Middlebrook Families,

I want to welcome you and your family to Middlebrook School.  I recognize how hard your family works to live in Trumbull and educate your child in our school.  It has been wonderful meeting the children who have smiled through some very hot, humid days.

Just a reminder that Middlebrook Back-to-School Night has been rescheduled on Monday, September 17th.  The schedule is:

  • 6-6:45pm – Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade meet in the classrooms
  • 6:50-7:10pm – Meet the Specialist Teachers in the Gym
  • 7:15-8:00pm – 3rd, 4th and 5th grade meet in classrooms

This is a very important adult evening, where children should not come.  The teachers will discuss expectations, define routines and review curriculum.  Please remember that this is not an individual conference evening, but a general information meeting dedicated to all parents.  If you want to conference with the teacher, please call or email to make an appointment at another time.

Middlebrook School website is under construction.  We are in the process of reconstructing it.  Normally, you will find all my emails, teacher information, PTA information and procedural information there.  I have attached a hard copy of  the Middlebrook School Handbook for Families, which will guide you based of Trumbull Public School policies.   In the future, you would find this document the on website, too.

Please sign the tear sheet below acknowledging that you received and read the Middlebrook School Handbook for Families.

Our school believes that all children can and will be successful.  With the joint effort of staff, students, administration, and parents, we are focused on high academic achievement, development of quality personal relationships, and a commitment to respect, responsibility, and kindness.

Sincerely,

Principal Frillici Signature
Patricia Frillici, Principal

 

Click here to view and print the acknowledgement to return to the Principal, confirming that you have received and read the Middlebrook School Handbook for Families

Click here to access a PDF version of the school handbook