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

August, 2013

Dear Middlebrook Families and Visitors,

I am very excited to begin the new school year and welcome staff, students, and families back from the summer break. Middlebrook's committed teachers have spent the summer reading, and creating new lessons or materials to be ready for our students to learn. We all look forward to a rewarding year of work with our students!

It is our aim, through the combined efforts of the staff, students, parents, and community members, to create a learning environment focused on strong student success. The Middlebrook staff is dedicated to developing an educational community where our students;

  • Positively strive to learn,
  • Value perseverance and hard work,
  • Demonstrate strong achievement,
  • Model respectful, caring citizenship, and
  • Build positive self-esteem, while feeling nurtured and safe.

Educationally supportive homes help our students reach these goals. Families who encourage their children to read daily, practice math facts, complete homework and study see their children rewarded with strong academic growth. Please attend the monthly Chat with the Principal sessions to learn more about the learning environment at Middlebrook. Throughout the year, our teachers and PTA need volunteers to help with activities or programs that have a positive effect on our students. Children love to see their family helping at school, so please sign-up to help at Middlebrook. Volunteering is a great way to see learning in action!

Please know that my door is always open for discussions, questions or suggestions. I look forward to working together for our students.


Patricia Frillici
Principal of Middlebrook Elementary School

Calendar of Events     |     View All
Now through April 25
Daisy Scout Food Drive
The second grade Middlebrook Brown troop 35251 is organizing a food drive this week for the Trumbull food pantry. Please send in your non-perishable goods to the school with your child to support this cause. There will be a bin setup in the school lobby.

Thank You

Wednesday, April 23
Mixed Bag Pick Up
Hi Everyone,

Mixed Bag orders will be in this week. Please arrange to pickup your items on Wednesday afternoon, after school, between 3:20pm and 5pm. If you do not get your order at that time, please contact Wendy Delales at 203-913-4636 or to make other arrangements.

Thank You!

Friday, April 25, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Delicious international dishes provided by Middlebrook families and local restaurants such as Ten Asian Bistro, Bereket Turkish, Marisa's, Ichiro, Jennie's, Guacamole Grill, Vazzy's, Paradise Island Cafe, J. Foster Ice Cream, Brennan's Shebeen, El Coyote and more!

Belly Dancer, Bollywood Performers, Henna Tattoo artist and Irish Step Dance performance by some of our very own Middlebrook students!

Games, crafts and great raffle prizes too!

Tickets purchased in advance are $4 for PTA members and $5 for non-members (food and crafts included with admission). Limited tickets at the door for $5 each. Children 4 and under are free. Maximum $16/family (PTA members) or $20/family (non-members).

Please send response form and payment (cash or checks made payable to Middlebrook PTA) to the school office, c/o PTA/International Festival by Thursday, April 24.

Saturday, April 26, 7:00pm
A Magic Show in Two Acts
See eight magicians perform amazing illusions!

Tickets prices: Adults: $12.00. Students & Children: $10.00. Family four-pack: $30.00

Reservations online @ or @ 203-452-5197. Payment in full at the door.

Proceeds will benefit IBM Ring 59 and The Trumbull Library System.

Sponsored by The Trumbull Library System & International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 59

Trumbull Library’s Community Room, 33 Quality Street, Trumbull, CT

Download the Flyer

April 30 (Rain Date May 2)
FIELD DAY is scheduled for April 30th this year! The rain date is May 2nd. This is great fun for the kids!

Volunteers will be needed from all classes to make this years Field Day a success. There are two sessions based on grades:

Grades K-2: 9:15am-11:15am (arrive at 8:45am in gym for assignments).
Grades: 3-5: 1:30-3pm (arrive at 1pm in gym for assignments).

This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and guardians to volunteer their time and see the kids have fun!

If you are available to volunteer please email your name, phone number, the name of your child's teacher and time available to Lisa Hughes at

We need 60 volunteers to make this years Field Day a success so please consider joining us.

May 4
Father's Club meeting, 7:15-8:15pm
School Library
May 12, 9am
Chat with the Principal
May 12
Trumbull Father's Club Golf Tournament
The FC golf tourney is a great time and raises a significant amount of money for the school with little effort. To that end, if we could get some additional players or sponsors this year, we could really bring in a significant amount for the school.

Download the Flyer

Sunday, May 18, 1pm
Calling All Boys in Kindergarten through 3rd Grades!!
Do you like to play sports, hang out with friends, go outdoors, hike in the woods, go camping? If you do, then Cub Scout Pack 468 is for you!

Cub Scouts do fun things and go places with other kids! No matter what grade you are in, scouts can be a blast. Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, and shoot a bow and arrow. Have you ever sent a secret code to a buddy? Built a birdhouse? Played Ultimate? You can earn rewards for doing these things and more in Cub Scouts.

Join us for a fun game of kickball and see what the Cub Scouts has to offer!

Unity Park (at the pavilion behind the tennis courts)
Hot dogs and watermelon will be served.

May 30
Father's Club Outdoor Movie Night
Set-up 3:00-6:00pm
Movie 6:00-10:00pm
ABCs of the Trumbull Education Budget
Brochure now posted. Download it here.
Pictures for Yearbook
Have some fun photos of your kids at the Fathers' Club Halloween Party? Share them with us for the Middlebrook Yearbook!!

Uploading your pictures to the yearbook website is easy:

Go to

If you have not done so already, register on the site using the access code QSQNIW

Once registered, you will receive an email from Lifetouch with an activation link—you must click on the activation link before you log into the site

Navigate to the "Halloween" folder

Upload up to 5 images at a time (if uploading from a camera phone, be sure the use the FULL SIZE IMAGE!)

Enter a brief description and/or names

That's it!

We are also looking for pictures for

  • First Day of School
  • Bingo
  • Classroom events
  • ....Etc.

If you have questions or problems, please contact me at

-Nathan Tinker, Yearbook Advisor

Have you joined the PTA yet ? Some benefits of PTA membership include getting to vote on PTA matters, continuing to get these PTA emails and getting 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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