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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

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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 ( and Margaret Chang (

LAST CALL FOR 5th Grade Pictures for Graduation DVD
If you plan on submitting photos of your 5th grader from Kindergarten through the present year, please get them to me NO LATER than this coming Friday, April 11th. We want to include all students, so please look through your photo albums, computer files and discs.

(Due to space limitations, please pick out your best pictures - group pictures are ideal) and if emailing more than 10 pictures, please send them in on a disc.

Pictures can be sent to me as follows:

  • E-mail photos to Tracy Franzen OR
  • Send photos or a disc to Colin Franzen c/o Mr. Lemoine

Please make sure I know who you are by putting your name on your e-mails, disc or envelope (hard copies will be returned to you) and IDENTIFY ALL 5TH GRADERS (by name(s), type of event & the grade of students shown in picture - please label pictures on all discs well).

Saturday, April 12
Middlebrook Gardening
Hello everyone,

We are doing some gardening at Middlebrook this Saturday Morning around 8:30am. We need to spread some mulch and do some plantings. We expect this to take about an hour or two if we get enough help.

Please consider sparing a little time to come out and help out, even if its for a little while. If you have them, bring some gloves and rakes too.

RSVP if you can make it.

Thank You.

Friday, April 11
School Store
Our School Store is scheduled for this Friday, April 11, 2014!

The School Store will be open from 11:30-1:30 in the School Lobby. Please let me know if you would like to help out this month and what times you're available. Set up for the School Store is at 11:15 a.m. if you are able to help. Also, if you know of any other parents who might be interested in volunteering, feel free to forward this email.

Please consider helping us out on Friday, even if it is for only an hour. The children love shopping at the School Store and it is a great opportunity to see all the excitement in our school!

Middlebrook has the best volunteers!

Thank you!

DEADLINE: Friday, April 11
Spring Spirit Wear Sale
The spring Spirit-wear sale is going on now! All orders must be received by April 11th. Orders received after are not guaranteed to be filled.

Download the Flyer

Saturday, April 12
Middlebrook Gardening: Message from the Father's Club

Happy Thursday! Well March came in like a lion and left like one too. April is here and the warmer weather is turning our thoughts from fires in the fire place and sweaters to... Yard work! The 5th grade's class gift to Middlebrook this year is a weeping redbud, a flowering tree, that will make our Middlebrook just as beautiful outside as it is inside. David Benjamin of Earth First Nursery has graciously volunteered his time and equipment to plant the weeping redbud and donate mulch for the beds.

We need your help! Many hands make light work. We need a few good Dads this Saturday to come to Middlebrook and help plant the tree and spread mulch for the garden project.

What: Garden Project
Where: Middlebrook
When: Saturday, April 12th at 9am
How long: 1 hour
What do you need to bring: Shovels, rakes, etc.

Please RSVP if you can make it so we have an idea of how much help we will be getting. Thank you for all that you do.


Jonathan Baron
(203) 414-0689

Thursday, April 17, thru Saturday, April 19
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Trumbull Agriscience and Biotechnology Center
Hanging Baskets

Visit our facility at: 536 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT
203-452-4200 (next to Hillcrest Middle School)

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
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

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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