“ Educating the mind without educating
the heart is no education at all.”
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.
Principal of Middlebrook Elementary School
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The Cultural Diversity Committee needs you!
We are writing to invite you to share your heritage and family traditions with our school community at this year's International Festival, to be held on April 25. This event is a wonderful opportunity for our children to experience the different cultures that make up the Middlebrook community.
We are looking for parents willing to share a traditional food item or to represent a particular country or culture through a craft or game. We hope to include a performance by a dance or musical group, so please let us know if you have ties with any groups interested in displaying their talents.
We are grateful to you all for your strong support of this family-friendly event! Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about how you can be involved with the International Festival. We are looking forward to a wonderful celebration this spring!
Grazi Carletto (email@example.com) and Margaret Chang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
JA Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers to teach the Junior Achievement program to the students in grades 2 - 5. This program will start in April and finish in May. There are usually 5 to 6 lessons to teach.
For those of you unfamiliar with Junior Achievement (JA), JA is a program designed to teach the students about the community where they live and go to school, entrepreneurship and financial awareness in their community and ways to become involved in their community. The programs are tailored perfectly for each grade level. I have taught 2nd, 4th and 5th grades and the kids absolutely love this program. The teaching materials you receive break everything down into lessons and activities and you can always share your own experiences. The kids look forward to the JA program every year and you'll be amazed at what they have learned at the end of the program.
The following classes will need a volunteer:
- 2nd Grade: Mrs. Cerulli, Mrs. Mercier, Mrs. Piquette, Ms. Orlando
- 3rd Grade: Mrs. Abate, Mrs. Craw, Ms. Julian, Mrs. Repasi
- 4th Grade: Mrs. Bossio, Ms. Iannacone, Mrs. Marini, Mrs. Rydelek
- 5th Grade: Mrs. Angelovic, Ms. Carrano, Mr. Lemoine, Mr. Silhavy
Please consider teaching your child's class or one that is available and respond to this email.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Heather Howell, email@example.com
Are you ready for some fun!?!
Find those daubers, bring a prize for the door prize raffle, invite a friend along, and join us for a night of BINGO FUN on Friday, March 14!
Doors will open at 6:00 pm for dinner (food will be available for sale). And the first Bingo game will begin promptly at 7:00!
Thanks to all who have reserved their tickets already, and there is still time to send it in if you haven't yet. Bring cash or a check Friday night, as money will not be taken in advance.
And thanks to everyone who has offered to help or bring in a prize or baked good. Volunteers are still needed to make the night a success. So if you can help, please let Ruth Fontilla know: firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-524-6603.
Now through March 15
The Yearbook Committee is selling LOVELINEs for the yearbook. A LOVELINE is a personal message to your child, a teacher or an important person at Middlebrook. The message will be printed in the yearbook. The cost for a 75 character LOVELINE is $4.00. The message cannot exceed 75 characters. This is for all students K-5.
Please return by March 15
Now through March 14
Pennies For Patients
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
February 24th - March 14th
- Student Council is asking Middlebrook students to collect COINS to help benefit the "Pennies for Patients" organization.
- Students will be given a small cardboard box to keep at home to collect their COINS in.
- COINS can be either donated or earned at home for doing chores around the house!
- Donations will be collected on March 14th (Please return your box to your classroom teacher)
- Remember: NO Dollar Bills!
Father's Club Movie Night
Father's Club meeting, 7:15-8:15pm
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
Father's Club Outdoor Movie Night
ABCs of the Trumbull Education Budget
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 http://community.lifetouch.com
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
We are also looking for pictures for
- First Day of School
- Classroom events
If you have questions or problems, please contact me at email@example.com
-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.
Middlebrook Elementary School
220 Middlebrooks Avenue
Trumbull, CT 06611
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