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September 11, 2015

Dear Middlebrook Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for attending Back to School Night, as we want a strong working relationship with our families that will benefit our students. I appreciated the time I spent with you discussing our PAWS commitment. It is our goal to raise responsible, respectful hard working citizens. Additionally, I am grateful for the time you spent with me listening to my presentation about Standards Based Report Cards. The PTA thanks you for supporting them through your membership. The Middlebrook PTA makes incredible contributions to making our school a great place to be.

Just a reminder about the following days:

  • Monday - September 14th - No School - Rosh Hashanah
  • Friday- September 18th - School Picture Day
  • Wednesday - September 23rd - No School - Yom Kippur

We sent home a Student Internet Usage Form. Please complete the form and return it to school by September 18th. This form allows students access to the internet under teacher supervision which supports student learning. A child will not be allowed to use computer equipment if the form is not signed.

Each year Trumbull Public Schools offers voluntary student accident insurance. Attached to this email is a flyer for Bollinger Specialty Group. You can gain more information about the plan by visiting

Please do not hesitate to talk to your child's teacher about anything that will help improve your child's learning experience. Remember that teachers receive email, but they will usually respond to you by telephone call, as we are talking about children, which benefit most from a person to person conversation. Please give teachers 24 hours to respond, unless it is an emergency. Teachers may respond to email, if it is a quick procedural question. We value open communication that benefits your child's well-being.

Best wishes,

Patricia Frillici, Principal

Middlebrook Elementary School
220 Middlebrooks Avenue
Trumbull, CT 06611
Absentee/Nurse: (203) 452-4412
Main Office: (203) 452-4411
Fax: (203) 452-4426


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PHOTOS: We have set up the webpage where families can upload pictures for the 2016 yearbook. Go to: Register using our school code: KEAYOT Download the instructions.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Also, please note that I have receive NO volunteers for K, 1, 2, and 5th grades. 5th grade is the most important, as it involves collecting baby pictures, quotes, etc. If we want a robust 5th-grade section this year, I'll need someone ASAP.

Learn Mandarin

The attached letter and enrollment application regarding the newly developed after school Mandarin Program is for students in grades 4 and 5. The enrollment application must be filled out electronically and then saved as a document. You can then attach the document to an email that should be sent to Mrs. Pat Colello at

PTA Wellness Committee

The PTA Wellness Committee is LOOKING for additional helpers!!! We meet with a committee of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders once a month and present different "wellness" topics that the students then bring back to the entire school. Topics include allergy safety, Halloween safety, exercise, food and nutrition, recycling, kids in motion, growing food and plants etc... We also have had yoga, Pilates, hoola hoop and Zumba instructors come and teach a class. So if you are an instructor or you would like to get involved please let us know!!

Support Middlebrook Elementary School - It's Quick and EASY!
KidStuff Coupon Book Fundraiser
You may have already found the KidStuff Coupon Book in your child's backpack this afternoon. If not, I am sure they will come home tomorrow. Please take a look at the book and see all the great coupon offers inside. If you'd like to keep the book, please send in payment of $25 in the envelope provided. If you do not wish to take advantage of these coupons, please return the book to school with your child. Easy! If you would like another book for yourself or to give as a gift, please fill out the form on the envelope or email Lisa Hughes directly at Thank you so much for supporting Middlebrook!
EXTENDED to October 13
Charleston Wrap Fundraiser
The Fall Fundraiser (Charleston Wrap catalog) has been extended until Tuesday, Oct 13. The more orders your students can collect, the more money we raise for our school! Thank you to everyone who has completed a form and sent it in already! If you have questions, please let me know. Students can also still win a paracord bracelet if they sell 5 items and 10 items (2 bracelets per student). And each student who sells over $100, will be entered to win HERO (the 10 foot stuffed dog in the front display case!). Get your coupons in and send in those orders (or checks for orders placed online) this week!

Our Charleston Wrap fundraiser has begun! Please share the catalog with your family and friends. If you would rather make a donation to the PTA, in lieu of selling products, please send a check made payable to Middlebrook PTA.

Wednesday, October 14 at 3:30 PM
Outdoor Classroom Project

Mrs. Stanton is ready to rock and roll on the Courtyard Project, an outdoor classroom in our school's courtyard for our teachers and students! (She started this project last year but it had to be put on hold while the windows were replaced over the summer.) All parents interested in helping with this project are invited to an organizing meeting on Wednesday, October 14 at 3:30 PM in Mrs. Stanton's Room A-3. Please email Mrs. Stanton with questions about this exciting project at

October 14
Trumbull Continuing Education is offering an after school READING SUPPORT PROGRAM for students presently in grades three, four and five. This program will be conducted every Wednesday, from 3:30pm to 4:30pm for six weeks , beginning Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at your child's school.

October 16
Sensitivity Day
We need volunteers from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM in order to make this day a success. This special day for our Fourth Grade students gives them an opportunity to increase their awareness of living with a disability. Sensitivity Day is designed to enable students to experience a variety of physical and learning disabilities that impact some students' everyday life. The program hopes to increase awareness and sensitivity to these differences in a safe environment. All parents are invited to volunteer and are needed. Fourth grade parents, if you would like to see your child experience the day, this is a perfect opportunity! Third grade parents are also encouraged to volunteer. Next year this will be your event for your children and your help is needed for this to continue. There will be readers from the community visiting and reading to all classes that day. Finally, if you would like to be a community reader, please let me know. I can pass your name along.

October 19-22
Middlebrook Classroom Open House
You're 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.

2015reflectionsFriday, November 20, 2015
PTA REFLECTIONS THEME FOR 2015-2016 "Let Your Imagination Fly"
Reflections is a great way to show off your child's creative side. This program is sponsored by the PTA and all first place winners at Middlebrook are judged at the CT State Level and recognized. This year's them is "Let Your Imagination Fly". Creative pieces can be displayed in the form of a visual art (painting, drawing, new this year is 3D art), poem or literature, music, film, dance, or photography. There are some rules and we encourage questions! Here is the link to the detailed information and due dates are typically right after the Thanksgiving Holiday, but stay tuned.....

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.
December 2015
Holiday Boutique Holiday Boutique Help Needed!
The Holiday Boutique Committee is looking for more BFFs! You don't need to be crafty to volunteer! We need help...
  • Requesting raffle prizes from the community
  • Making wrapping paper envelopes - Any parent 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 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 at home, at your convenience.
  • Decorating the gym
  • Helping to organize the classroom & staff baskets
  • Making crafts and more

BOE Meetings

Tuesday, October 20, 6:30pm
Tuesday, November 10, 6:30pm

Tuesday, December 1, 6:30pm
Thursday, December 3, 6:30pm

Tuesday, December 8, 6:30pm
Long Hill Administration Building
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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220 Middlebrooks Avenue
Trumbull, CT 06611
Main Office: (203) 452-4411

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