Minges Brook Elementary

September 3, 2021

A message from Principal Fausey-Riley

Dear Minges Brook Families,

We had a great first full week getting back into the swing of things. The students are doing a wonderful job learning the Spartan Way and Minges Brook expectations.

September 7-9, the city will be removing a couple of trees on E. Minges road between the hours of 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. You will need to plan to take a different route on those days for dismissal time only.

We are in need of noon hour supervisors still. If you would like to apply, please visit our website. We would also appreciate volunteers if you would only like to do a day or two per week. Please call our office if you would be willing to volunteer, 269-565-4500. The hours are 11:10-1:20.

Please be mindful of not pulling your child(ren) out of school early. Students are learning right up until the end of the day. Every minute missed from school is learning lost.

I hope you have a nice long weekend and enjoy the sun! Thank you for choosing Minges Brook!


Mrs. Giddings Good News to Home:

Welcome to our new school year! We are so happy to have you as part of our school family!

For those of you who are new to Minges Brook, I’m Renee Giddings (our school’s Resilience Coach). In this role I support all teachers, students and families. The teaching, structures and programs put into place help Minges Brook be a safe, loving place to learn and grow.

This year your student(s) will learn all about the Spartan Way. The Spartan Way is embedded in all that we do as we demonstrate being Honest, Caring, Respectful, Responsible and Safe.

We prioritize Social Emotional Learning by focusing on 5 areas throughout the year.

Together, we learn to understand & manage emotions, set & achieve goals, feel & show empathy for others, make and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. Believing that mistakes are learning opportunities, we use a Restorative Processing model following conflict. An opportunity is always provided to make the situation right, or those involved, feel better.

As we navigate the start to this year, please know that we are on this journey as one team! If you haven’t checked out our Lakeview Resilience Team Supports page, please do so. This is a great resource for the experiences we are facing. As always, please reach out with wonderings and for support.

Renee Giddings, Resilience Coach

(269) 565-4513


No school Monday 9/6. Have a great long weekend!!

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

Every Monday of the school year are early release days. August 30th is the first early release day. Please make sure you are on time to pick up your students.

Captain Sully

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Upcoming dates:

September 6 - Labor Day, NO SCHOOL

September 17 - Half Day, dismissal is 11:50 am

October 4 - picture day! We will be sending additional information within the next couple of weeks.

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School Supply Donations

A big THANK YOU to all parents who have donated supplies to our classrooms!

We appreciate all you do!

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Breakfast and Lunch

Please complete the Household Information Form if you haven't already and return it to the office or you can send it in your student's backpack.

Forms are available in the office.

What's on the Menu?

Click link below to view our daily menu.

Extra clothes

Please have extra clothes in your student's backpack. Milk gets spilled, mud on the playground...accidents happen!

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

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.

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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.

Click link below to view Covid Safety Plan in a larger scale

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