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

August, 2014

Dear Middlebrook Families and Visitors

A school is nothing but a building until students, teachers and families join together as a community to commit their efforts towards excellence in learning. It is with great excitement that I welcome you to Middlebrook School to start the 2014-2015 school year together.

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;

  • Promise to:
  • Act responsibly
  • Work with Heart
  • Show respect

Our mascot Eli (the mountain lion) encourages our students to use PAWS to model positive behavior in our community. PAWS is a part of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) which helps to nurture and develop citizens who work together in a way that values all community members. Throughout the year, you will hear more about PBIS, so watch for Eli and PAWS.

Families will often ask how they can help their child to succeed in school. Families that encourage their children to read daily, practice math facts, complete homework and study, see their children rewarded with strong academic growth. Our teachers appreciate your partnership and support in the learning process.

Throughout the year, our teachers and PTA need volunteers to help with activities or programs that have a positive effect on our students. Please go to to complete a volunteer form as your child loves to see his/her family helping at school.

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


Patricia Frillici
Principal of Middlebrook Elementary School

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Trumbull Food Services Year End Information
Middlebrook School Message regarding traffic flow
This is a message from the Trumbull Public Schools.

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.

Patricia Frillici


May 6th - June 3rd
Book Collection

Bring in a new/used book to send to Honduras with a fourth grade student who will be doing volunteer work with her family this summer

May 19
Field Day Rescheduled
Hi Everyone,

This is a message from the Trumbull Public Schools. Field Day will not be held on Tuesday May 19 due to the inclement weather forecast. We are rescheduling for Wednesday June 3, 2015. Please mark your calendars.

There following are the sessions for field day:

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).

Friday May 29th
Middlebrook Spirit Day

Wear your Middlebrook blue & white

May 31
Fathers Club Softball Game
Hello Everyone,

Jane Ryan Father's Club to host annual Softball Tournament - May 31, 2015

Games starting at 2:00 pm.


Team Middlebrook needs you!!!

MB will have a Co-Ed team for the event played on May 31st with games starting at 2:00 pm.

Every team will play 2 games.

There is no cost to play in this event and there is a cookout afterwards.

Currently, Middlebrook has 8 players registered to play in the event. - All are welcome!

We will need a few more who are willing and able to get out there, but we need to hear from you!

Please respond to with your confirmed response.


See you there.

Now through June
Crayons For Cancer
If your students would like to peel crayons or bring some home to melt into new crayons please direct them to the box outside Laura Hatstat's room

Thank you

June 9, 6:30pm
BOE Meeting
Long Hill Administration Building
June 23, 6:30pm
BOE Meeting
Long Hill Administration Building
July 14, 6:30pm
BOE Meeting
Long Hill Administration Building
Parent help needed for Outdoor Classroom Development
The year has gone by quickly. And what a year. We have hosted movie nights, beach parties and a Halloween party that will go down in history. We are not done. There is still one more party to throw. But before we get to that there is some work to be done. We have all benefited from an amazing school year. The Middlebrook faculty has provided us and our children a warm and caring learning environment. We have watched our children grow. Now we are given an opportunity to be apart of our children's experience at Middlebrook. Mrs. Stanton (1st grade teacher) with the help of Derek Sterling and William Pond are going to transform the Middlebrow court yard (one of Middlebrook's greatest and most unknown resources) in to an amazing outdoor science classroom. They need our help. If you can spare a couple of hours please contact Mrs. Stanton, Derek or William to see how you can be apart of the courtyard transformation.

Mrs. Freda Stanton:
Mr. Derek Sterling:
Mr. William Pond:

Thank you for all that you do.


Parent help needed for 5th Grade Talent Show
Middlebrook Parents,

One of the big 5th grade events is the 5th Grade Talent Show. There is a lot of work that the 5th Grade Talent Show Committee does for this event to be successful! Last year some 4th grade parents teamed up with the 5th Grade Talent Show Committee to work backstage at the show. This was a huge success! This year we are looking for 3 parents to help backstage with this years Talent Show. The roles of the backstage helpers are to make sure the kids stay on track with the program, are quiet during acts, and to guide the stagehands in setting up the next act.

We are hoping you will take this opportunity to help! This provides you with insight on how the Talent Show is run so that you can take that experience and apply it to your 5th Grade Talent Show while giving the current 5th Grade Committee the opportunity to watch their students perform in the show.

If you can only make some of the rehearsal and can be there for either 1 or both of the performances we can still use your help.

Talent Show Dress Rehearsals
ALL 5th graders and parent volunteers:
Tuesday, May 26
Monday, June 1
Wednesday, June 3
3:30-5:30 p.m. in the gym

Talent Show
Thursday, June 4th
9am and 7pm

Please email by 4/27/15 if you will be able to fill the backstage positions (3 per show). Let's keep up the tradition we started last year and work together! Thank you 4th grade Mom Jessica Hickey for already volunteering!

Thank you! Julie Lagano on behalf of the 5th Grade Talent Show Committee


Playground Collection
The PTA is helping to support the purchase of some playground equipment for our younger students. The equipment is something we feel will greatly benefit the children in the early grades. This will be a significant purchase, so to help, we are also putting out a collection box in the lobby. Any and and all donations are helpful, so please consider helping out. We will discuss more details about this at our PTA meeting tomorrow night.
Holiday Boutique Gift Wrapping - help needed
Hi All!

Any working parent out there who wants to help the school but can't make it in during the day? WE HAVE THE PERFECT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU!

We need help in making "wrapping paper bags" for the Holiday Boutique. It might seem too early to ask for this help since the Holiday Boutique isn't until December, but we need many, many gift bags to make the event a success for the kids to help them get their shopping list all done!

This is a terrific way to help the school while staying at home and watching tv or talking on the phone. It just needs to start soon, since we need so many!

Please contact Ruth Fontilla (203-524-6603 or if you are interested in helping. This is an easy way to get involved right from home!



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220 Middlebrooks Avenue
Trumbull, CT 06611
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Trumbull, CT 06611
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