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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

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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Food Bucket Challenge Thank You

Dear Families, I just wanted to extend a huge THANK YOU to the entire Middlebrook Family for partaking in the Food Bucket Challenge. We began this challenge early in the year and continued all the way until today. Your generosity exceeded all expectations. We had 100% participation from every class, and collectively, we donated 1, 302 lbs of food. Wow!!!!!!!! I will bring over the last of the donations to the Trumbull Food Pantry this week. We definitely helped many families in need! If this is something you would like to continue next year, I would be more than happy to organize it again! We Rock!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you again! -Mrs. Castillo

School Supply Lists

Summer is just getting started, but several stores have already started putting their school supplies on sale! If you'd like to shop the sales, here is a partial list of supplies requested by our teachers.

This is a PARTIAL list. Each teacher will have his/her own specific requests. Hopefully, this list will help give you a head start on your back to school preparations.


Yearbook Photos: Please upload the pictures from Middlebrook school events, classroom visits etc. The kids love to see themselves and their friends in the yearbook. All grades and many of the school events are included in the yearbook. Yearbook Upload Code for this year = MXNRHF. You may need to register using this code. Once registered, Lifetouch will email you an activation link. Click the link, then log into the Lifetouch Community Image Upload site. It is helpful for those working on the yearbook pages if you put the pictures in the relevant folders.

2015-16 School Year
Room Parent Volunteers
Hello Everyone, The last day is almost here, but we're already planning for next year. If you are interested in being a room parent volunteer for the 2015/2016 year, please fill out the form linked below. There are more details about being a room parent on the form.

Middlebrook School Summer Garden Volunteers Needed
We need a group of volunteers to help weed and water the front gardens at Middlebrook this summer. It should not take more than 2 visits during the week and will help keep the school looking beautiful during the break. We are seeking 10 volunteers, one for each of the 10 weeks after school closes: June 22 - August 24. It is a great way for High School students to fill some of the volunteer time they may need!

Summer Reading
Hit a home run with reading!! Read 4 books to earn your free ticket to the Bridgeport Bluefish Game on June 14, 2015

Welcome Kindergarten Children

Kindergarten Play Date: Tuesday Aug 25. 10 am - 11:30 at island Brook Park (just off Main Street and Wilmot Ave)
Friday Aug 28. 4 - 5:30 pm. Island Brook park

Welcome New Families! Are you joining Middlebrook School this fall? Join us for a family picnic (pizza provided) Aug 28. 5:30-7. Island Brook park. 5:30-7. Bring a blanket to sit and eat on.

Outdoor Classroom Project

Project Update: John Granata has planted our beautiful trees and is currently making our benches! Thank you, John!! Due to the much needed window project, the outdoor classroom plans are being put off until the fall. Our water and stream tables have been ordered, delivered, and stored. A supply list for our weather station and chalkboard have been printed out and budgeted. Plans for a plexiglass garden, raised bed garden, and rock site are in the works. We are on our way!! Please share our project this summer with other Middlebrook families, and let them know that help is needed!! I look forward to working with all of you in the fall.

Project Day: August 27, 28 or 29
I just wanted to give you an update on our Outdoor Classroom projects. We have decided to purchase all supplies now and have a "project day" in the courtyard on either August 27, 28 or 29 . All items that will be purchased will be stored in classrooms in the D-wing. Mr. Sterling, Mr. Pond and Mr. Lucia are the project managers. Specific dates and times will come from them over the summer. Middlebrook's Outdoor Classroom will be beautiful!!

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. We will discuss more details about this at our PTA meeting tomorrow night.
Holiday Boutique Gift Wrapping
Help Needed: 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.

BOE Meetings

Tuesday, July 14, 6:30pm
Tuesday, August 4, 6:30pm
Tuesday, August 18, 6:30pm

Tuesday, September 1, 6:30pm
Tuesday, September 15, 6:30p
Tuesday, October 6, 6:30pm
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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