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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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August 2014
Message from Mrs. Frillici
It is hard to believe the start of school is around the corner I hope you have had a lovely summer and enjoyed the slower pace. We are currently updating the school website, so check in regularly to see what is new. To help you take advantage of Back-to-School sales, we have put a generic list of grade level school supplies students will need on the school website. Teacher assignment packets will be mailed out of the district office later this week, which is always exciting. Here are some dates you will want to put on your calendar:

August 25 - Open House, 2-3pm
August 26 - First Day of School
September 1 - Labor Day. No School
September 9 - Back-to-School Night - Grades Kindergarten - 2. 6:45-8pm
September 10 - Back-to-School Night - Grades 3-5. 6:45-8pm

We will continue with Eblast (email) communication to keep you informed. I look forward to greeting our families as we start a new year together.

Best Wishes,

Patricia Frillici, Principal

September 17
Gazebo Building
The PTA has purchased a couple of gazebos for the Middlebrook Playground. We will start the building process TODAY, Sep 17, after school. If you can help, join us at the Middlebrook Playground at 4pm.
September 17, 7:15pm
PTA Meeting
Our first PTA meeting of the year will be at 7:15pm in the Cafe. We hope you can come out and join us to discuss all things PTA.
September 19, 2014
Father's Club Movie Night
The LEGO Movie
$4/person for PTA members. $5/person for non-members
Tickets will not be sold at the door. Look for a flyer in backpacks.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Movie starts at 6:30pm

Need the form? Download it HERE.

Now through September 19
2014 Fall Afterschool Enrichment Program
We are please to announce the courses for our fall session at Middlebrook. This great selection of classes offers students some interesting and exciting after school learning and fitness opportunities. Enrollment is made on a first come, first served basis and class sizes are limited so please be prompt in returning your enrollment forms. The forms are DUE BY SEPTEMBER 19th.

Download the flyer and register today!

September 24, 2014, 9am
Chat with Pat
Chat with Pat is an opportunity to join a discussion with our principal during the day, about what's going on at the school.
September 26, 2014
Doors open at 5:30pm. Movie starts at 6:30pm. Register by Sep 24.
Now through September 29
Innisbrook Sale
You should be getting our Innisbrook catalogs in your child's folder next week. Innisbrook is one of our key fundraisers for the year. Please take a look through and hopefully you'll find something you like. See the attached Innisbrook flyer for more info. Donations are always welcome too.
Download the Flyer
Now through Friday, October 3rd
It's Pride & Spirit Time!
Please Download the order form for the FALL SPIRIT WEAR SALE. We have several new items available this fall that are sure to please everyone. Spirit wear is not only for students. Families & teachers are encouraged to share in the Middlebrook pride & spirit! Spirit wear is also a great holiday gift...

NEW THIS YEAR! We have an online store... you may use the online store to place your order directly with the vendor.

If you prefer to not order on-line, that's ok too. You can use the on-line store to view all of the items and color choices, then mark your selection on the paper order form. The order form (see link above) will also be going home with the students this week.

Please note that all orders will be processed when the sale ends, Friday, October 3rd. Products will arrive @3 weeks later and will be delivered to the students in the classroom.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gregory at or call/text 203-650-2481

The beginning of the school year is a busy time for all...don't forget to place your order.... the next sale will not be until spring!

Now through Friday, October 3rd
Policy Advisory Committee
This is a message from the Trumbull Public Schools.

Trumbull Public Schools 6254 Main Street Trumbull, CT 06611 (203) 452-4301

For Immediate Release: September 16, 2014

The Trumbull Board of Education is currently seeking three (3) parents or guardians of Trumbull Public School students and two (2) community volunteers, who must be Trumbull residents, to participate as advisory members on the Policy Committee. Policy, both formulation and administration, is one of the most critical responsibilities of the Board of Education. The committee meets in the Long Hill Administration Building on a monthly basis in the early evening. Appointees will serve on the committee for two years. If interested in being considered for one of the positions, please submit a completed information form to Loretta Chory, Policy Committee Chair: and/or Deborah Herbst, BOE Chair: no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014. For more about the Policy Committee, visit To download the online information form, visit

Now through Friday, October 3rd
Do you want to show your Middlebrook Pride & Spirit but want something more than a T-Shirt?
Take a look at our NEW on-line store with adult sizing. View all products and color choices.

If you are not comfortable with on-line ordering, you may print out & complete the attached order form. All order forms must be received by Friday, October 3rd. Please make checks payable to Middlebrook PTA. Kindly send forms & payment, in a sealed envelope, to Middlebrook PTA Attn: Lori Gregory.

Please note that all orders will be processed after the sale closes on October 3rd. Items will be delivered to the students / classrooms @ 3 weeks later.

Register Now through October 8
After School Reading Program
Trumbull Continuing Education is offering an after school reading support program for students presently in grades three, four and five using literary and informational text to perform close reading. This program will be conducted from 3:30pm to 4:30pm for six weeks beginning Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at your child's school.

The focus will be to reinforce skills for those students who can benefit from additional instructional activities. The curriculum will be based on Common Core State Standards. Instructors for this program usually come from your child's school. Class size will range from a minimum of three to a maximum of five students so that individual attention can be given to students.

The cost for this six week program will be $120.00.

If you are interested in having your child participate, please send the bottom of this flyer with your check (made out to Trumbull Continuing Education) to Trumbull Continuing Education, 72 Strobel Road, Trumbull, CT 06611. Please respond no later than September 24, 2014 in order for us to plan accordingly.

Parents are required to pick up their children promptly at 4:30pm.

Any questions about this program can be directed to my office at 452-4554 or the principal/teacher of your child's school.

Click here for more and to register.

October 15
Save the Date! We would like to extend a special invitation to all of our parents to attend
The Anti-Defamation League's
Sponsored by the PTSA

This 2 hour parent program is designed to help parents understand the issue of bullying and equip them with the tools needed to help their children respond effectively to bullying and mean behavior. Parents will discuss and practice the skills required to communicate effectively with their children regarding the issue of bullying.

THS auditorium
6:30 to 8:30pm

Click here for more and to register.


Middlebrook Elementary School
220 Middlebrooks Avenue
Trumbull, CT 06611
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Main Office: (203) 452-4411
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Trumbull, CT 06611
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