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October 27,

Dear Middlebrook Families,

Just a reminder regarding some important dates in November.

There is no school on November 3, Election Day, and November 26 and 27 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

There will be Early Dismissal for all students on November 5 and November 10 for Parent Teacher Conferences. And also on November 25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Lunch will not be served on these early dismissal days. Please send a large snack with your child.

Wishing all a happy and healthy November.

Patricia Frillici

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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December 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2015
Holiday Boutique Holiday Boutique - "Middlebrook Shining Stars"
The Holiday Boutique is just few days away! Our elves have been busy preparing for the Holiday Boutique all year long. For those of you who are new to Middlebrook, the Holiday Boutique is a PTA sponsored, two day, fundraiser, in which the students can holiday shop for their family, friends, teachers and even find a few treasures for themselves. The items range in price from $.50 to our "specialty table", $10.00. After the students have made their purchases, our elves are available to help personalize and gift wrap items, if the student wishes. This year's theme is "Middlebrook Shining Stars"

We Need Volunteers! Anyone who has attended the holiday boutique in the past knows how chaotic it can quickly become when the classes come in. The more volunteer support we have the better the experience is for the students and teachers. Volunteers are needed to help the students make purchases, buy raffle tickets, personalize items, gift wrap and let's not forget the Pocket Lady (or Man)! Please consider even spending an hour or two with us. We also welcome grandparents, aunts/uncles, older siblings and friends of Middlebrook School.

  • Tuesday, December 1st ~ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm-Set up
  • Wednesday, December 2nd ~ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm / 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm-Shopping hours
  • Thursday, December 3rd ~ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Shopping time end at 1:30 pm

    Tuesday and Wednesday evening are great nights for high school students and scouts to pick up some community service hours!


Other Ways To Donate and Help! We are seeking donations for supplies for the Wrapping Table. We are in need of rolls of wrapping paper (they do not need to be full rolls!), tape, newspapers, bubble wrap and plastic bags. There is a box in the front of the school next to the Holiday Boutique display case for you to put the supplies in. Any and all donations are welcome.

We are also looking for more people to make bags. The bags are simple to make and are a huge help at the Holiday Boutique! This is done at home, at your own pace.


The Holiday Boutique has been an annual tradition for over 30 years! We thank our amazing teachers, support staff, and Middlebrook families for their continued support. If you want to become a part of this exciting committee, please let us know. Being a "Holiday Helper" makes the season a little merrier! For any questions, please contact Lisa or Becky, The Holiday Boutique Committee: Becky Rizzo, or Lisa Gruttadauria, Thank you!!!!

2015reflectionsFriday, December 4, 2015
PTA REFLECTIONS THEME FOR 2015-2016 "Let Your Imagination Fly"
Reflections is a great way to show off your child's creative side. This program is sponsored by the PTA and all first place winners at Middlebrook are judged at the CT State Level and recognized. This year's them is "Let Your Imagination Fly". Creative pieces can be displayed in the form of a visual art (painting, drawing, new this year is 3D art), poem or literature, music, film, dance, or photography. There are some rules and we encourage questions! Here is the link to the detailed information and due dates are typically right after the Thanksgiving Holiday, but stay tuned.....

December 7, 7:15pm
PTA Meeting
December 8, 7:15pm
Father's Club Meeting
Winter Concert
December 9, 7pm
Winter Concert
December 10, 9am
Chat with the Principal
School Store
December 18, 11:30am
School Store
Spring 2016
Junior Achievement
Good Morning! Middlebrook is 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 with each lesson lasting 30/45 minutes. 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. I have a few volunteers already (indicated below), but still need volunteers for the following classes:
2nd Grade
Mrs. Hatstat: E. Kokosa
Mrs. Mercier
Mrs. Piquette
Ms. Ruggiero: M. Karayiannis
3rd Grade
Mrs. Abate
Ms. Craw: N. Rochester
Mrs. Repasi
Ms. Schaefer
4th Grade
Mrs. Bossio: S. Mildner
Mrs. Ebert: E. Bochicchio
Mrs. Marini: E. Kokosa
Mrs. Rydelek
5th Grade
Mrs. Angelovic
Ms. Carrano
Mr. Lemoine: H. Howell
Mr. Silhavy: S. Cousins

Please consider teaching your child's class or one that is available and send me an email at the address listed below. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
-Heather Howell

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.
BOE Meetings

Tuesday, December 1, 6:30pm
Thursday, December 3, 6:30pm

Tuesday, December 8, 6:30pm
Long Hill Administration Building
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PHOTOS: We have set up the webpage where families can upload pictures for the 2016 yearbook. Go to: Register using our school code: KEAYOT Download the instructions.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Also, please note that I have receive NO volunteers for K, 1, 2, and 5th grades. 5th grade is the most important, as it involves collecting baby pictures, quotes, etc. If we want a robust 5th-grade section this year, I'll need someone ASAP.

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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