Minges Brook Elementary

October 8, 2021

A Message From Principal Fausey-Riley

Dear Minges Brook Families,

Please look for an invitation in your child's backpack to become a member of the Minges Brook Parent Teacher Association. We are looking for families to participate in monthly meetings in support of our teachers and students. Please look for an invite to our first meeting of the year, it will be coming soon!

We are planning to celebrate Halloween on October 29th at the end of the day. We will have parties within students' classrooms. Teachers will send more detailed information soon. Please reach out to your child's teacher with any specific questions. Unfortunately, we are not able to have visitors for classroom parties yet. We will send a lot of pictures and post them on our Minges Brook Facebook page.

Have a great weekend and thank you for choosing Minges Brook!

Heather Fausey-Riley


Spring 2020-21 M-Step Results

The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP, is an assessment designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. These standards broadly outline what students should know and be able to do in order to be prepared to enter the workplace, career education training, and college. The MSTEP is administered to students each spring in grades 3-8, and grade 11.

For students who took the Spring 2021 M-STEP, the individual data reports have arrived! At parent teacher conferences, you will receive a copy of the Parent Report that details your students’ results on each portion of the assessment, as well as questions you could ask your student’s teachers about the results.

Additionally, a helpful companion to this report is the M-STEP Parent Guide, which provides grade level descriptions of the assessed standards and what the student will be expected to learn in the next school year for each tested grade. To access the Parent Report Guides, go to this link on the Michigan Department of Education website.

Mondays are Early Release Days. Dismissal is 2:55 pm

Mondays are early release days. Please make sure you are on time to pick up your students.

Dismissal is 2:55 p.m.

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October 11 - 15 - Homecoming Spirit Week! See schedule below for something different each day.

October 15 - 1/2 day. Dismissal is 11:50 am.

October 15 - Homecoming Parade and Football Game. Parade begins at 5:45 p.m.

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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week was October 4th through October 8th.

Our Kindergarten classes paid close attention to the Firefighters while they explained Stop, Drop and Roll. They went over their equipment and we got to see the Fire Truck!

Super fun day!

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Thank you for your dog food donations!

We appreciate everybody's involvement in helping out our furry friends.
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Our doors unlock at 8:15 every day. Our staff members will be out front to direct traffic and to ensure all students enter the building safely.

Household Information Forms

All students enrolled at our school receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no cost.

The Household Information Form is required to ensure additional funding for our school. All information is confidential.

Please complete the Household Information Form (one form per family) if you haven't already and return it to your student's teacher or to the front office.

What's on the Menu?

Please click the link below to view our daily menu.

Attendance line - 269-565-4501

Please make sure you call the attendance line if your student(s) is absent from school. Please call in for each day they miss.

Download the Box Top app today!

Please join us in earning money for our school by using the Box Tops app.

It’s an easy way to make a difference. Plus, use the referral code DFFH7MU5 when you sign up and you’ll get 20 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/29/2022, while supplies last.

Use the link below to download the Box Tops app:


Extra clothes

Please remember to pack extra clothes in your student's backpack. Milk gets spilled...there may be mud on the playground...accidents happen!

We do have some extra available, however, students feel more comfortable in their own clothes.

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Comcast offers low cost internet to families that qualify. Please see on-line application link below.

If your family qualifies, it is only $9.95 per month - no start-up fees.

Part Time job opportunity with Lakeview School District

We are now hiring caring individuals to provide supervision during lunch and recess for our elementary students' return to in-person learning.

These are part time positions for the remainder of the school year. Successful applicants can expect approximately 12.5 hours per week at a rate of $9.65 per hour.

If you or someone you know is interested in supporting our back to school efforts in this manner, please visit www.lakeviewspartans.org/jobs or contact your child's school office for additional information.

Family Handbook. Please click link below.

Family Handbook for Burmese and Spanish speaking families. Click on link below.

FERPA Information

Required annual notices are available on the district website using the following link:

Annual Notices.


We invite you to like us on our Facebook page!

Minges Brook Elementary


Contact Information and Office Hours::

We are available to serve you every day between the hours of 8:00 and 3:00.

435 Lincoln Hills Drive

Battle Creek, MI 49015



Technology Help Line is 269-565-3771