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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 http://www.trumbullps.org 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.

Sincerely,

Patricia Frillici
Principal of Middlebrook Elementary School

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School Supply Lists
Here are "some" basic supplies needed for each grade level.
  • Kdg: (1) Package of Colored Pencils, box of crayons, glue sticks
  • Gr. 1: (1) box of 12 - #2 sharpened pencils
  • Gr. 2: (1) box of 24 crayons, box of 10 - washable markers, box of colored pencils, 1 highlighter, 3 glue sticks, box of # 2 sharpened pencils, small plastic supply box
  • Gr. 3: (1) box of 12 #2 sharpened pencils, box of 12 colored pencils, box of 16 crayons
  • Gr. 4: (2) correcting pens, 1 box of 12 - #2 sharpened pencils with erasers, 1 box -colored pencils, 1 box-24 crayons, 1 pencil bag- (no plastic boxes) 1 box -12 markers, 100 pg. black/white composition book
  • Gr. 5: small zippered pencil case, 1 box of 12 -#2 sharpened pencils, lined paper for 3-ring binder

Thanks!

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

FILES
Files from the BOE
August 5, 14
Would like to invite you to summer welcoming events:
Kindergarten Meet & Greet Play Date!
10:00-11:00 AM
TUESDAY August 5, 2014
Middlebrook School Playground

Kindergarten Meet & Greet Play Date!
4:00-5:00 PM
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Middlebrook School Playground

Welcoming Picnic for all families
5:00-6:00 PM
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Middlebrook School Playground

This is a great opportunity for the kids to play together and the parents to meet each other and chat before the school year starts.

Water and Popsicles will be provided.

Please RSVP to middlebrookpta@gmail.com

We hope you can join us!

Summer 2014
Summer Volunteers needed for the School Garden
We are looking for at least 8 volunteers to help weed and water the school garden during the summer vacation.

The garden requires a minimal amount of work. It needs to be watered as needed and weeded once a week. If you have older children in search of volunteer hours this could be a great way to accomplish that. Any questions about what is a weed and what isn't? Don't worry, the garden is very simple to maintain.

If you can spare a few hours during the summer to keep Middlebrook looking beautiful, please contact Kathy Downs at downs.email@gmail.com

Ongoing
ABCs of the Trumbull Education Budget
Brochure now posted. Download it here.
Ongoing
PTA MEMBERSHIP
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
Absentee/Nurse: (203) 452-4412
Main Office: (203) 452-4411
Fax: (203) 452-4426

SCHOOL HOURS

REGULAR HOURS
8:35 am - 3:20 pm

LEGAL DAY
8:35 am - 1:00 pm

DELAYED OPENING
10:05 am - 3:20 pm

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

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