The Cub Corner

Back to School, 2019 Edition

A Message from the Principals

Dear Millbridge Families,


Thursday, September 5th, is the first day of school for students and we can’t wait! Below are a few reminders to help ease the transition back to school.


Student drop-off begins at 8:50 AM after the first bell rings. On Thursday and Friday, our kindergarten students will proceed to the cafeteria upon arrival. On Thursday, our 1st and 2nd grade students will head to the gym where their teachers will be waiting with signs. On Friday, 1st and 2nd grade students will follow normal arrival procedures. There will be a number of staff members available to assist students in locating their teachers. Please help us ensure a safe and orderly arrival by refraining from entering the gym or cafeteria.


Dismissal will begin at 3:20 PM, at which time all students will be escorted to the area designated for parent pickup, placed on their bus, or sent to Prime Time. For parents picking their child up, you will need to enter the cafeteria, present identification and sign your child out. Click here to learn more about our FAST Pass system for individuals who will be picking students up on a regular basis.


At Millbridge we put an emphasis on student safety. Therefore, all students will be placed on the bus or in Prime Time automatically, unless we receive prior written notification from a parent or legal guardian. If you would like to pick your child up from school, please send in a note with your child or email the office at MBoffice@delranschools.org before 10:00 AM. Please do not send emails to your child's teacher with a change for the same day as they may not have the opportunity to check their email before dismissal. Thank you for your cooperation.


Our first day of school on Thursday, September 5th, is a single session (1:00 PM dismissal) for kindergarten students, who will eat a lunch brought from home in the cafeteria. There is a full day for 1st and 2nd grade students and lunch will be served. The cost of lunch is $2.45. If your child received free and reduced lunch during the 2018-2019 school year, he or she will remain eligible until October 10th. Free and reduced lunch forms are available on the website and will be sent home the first week of school for those who are interested in completing an application. The breakfast program will begin on Monday, September 9th. Forms to order breakfast will be sent home with your child.


We encourage students wishing to buy lunch to establish an account, which can be funded by:

  • Depositing cash.

  • Writing a check made payable to the Millbridge Cafeteria with your child’s student number on the memo line. The student number is your child’s portal code without the preceding 1060.

  • Logging onto Lunch Time on the Delran Schools website under the Parents tab and adding money using a credit card. You can also set up alerts and track purchases on this site.


We are so excited for a brand new school year at Millbridge!


Your partners in education,


Mrs. Lowe and Mr. Blenderman

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Our New Staff

Please join us in welcoming the dynamic new members of the Millbridge team.


o Colleen Claus, Special Education Teacher

o Rick Cordero, Health and Physical Education

o Nicci Gosick, Kindergarten LOA Teacher for Mrs. Coleman

o Alisson DeLoche, ESL Teacher

o Rachel Lattimer, 1st Grade Teacher

o Margie Hesser, Classroom Management Assistant

o Chris Scanlon, Classroom Management Assistant

o Stephanie Cooper, Classroom Management Assistant

o Stephanie DiVito, Classroom Management Assistant

o Anya Dorsey, Classroom Management Assistant

o Rudy Turner, Classroom Management Assistant

Preschool schedule

On scheduled single-session days, only one session is held at 9:10-11:40 for both classes. The Pre-School AM and Pre-School PM classes alternate attendance as follows:


Pre-School AM attends on the following dates (No PM classes):

September 26, November 27, December 13, 17, and 19, January 16, March 12, April 23, June 15, 17, 19


Pre-School PM attends on the following dates (No AM classes):

October 31, December 4, 16, 18, and 20, February 13, March 13, May 13, June 16, and 18

Birthday Treats

For birthday celebrations, please notify the teacher that you will be bringing a treat prior to sending the treat to school. Please, send in only ONE treat per student that can be easily shared such as soft pretzels, cupcakes or individual-size packaged snacks.

Dates to Know

  • Wednesday, September 4th - Kindergarten Orientation 10:00 - 11:30

  • Wednesday, September 4th - Preschool Meet and Greet AM class 9:00 - 9:45; PM class 1:00 - 1:45

  • Thursday, September 5th - Single Session for Kindergarten Students Only

  • Thursday, September 5th - First Day, Regular Session for Preschool, 1st and 2nd Grade Students

  • September 10th- Back to School Night for certain 1st grade, Pre-K and Kindergarten classes

  • September 11th- Back to School Night for 2nd grade classes and certain 1st grade

  • Thursday, September 26th- PCPEP- Single Session - dismissal begins at 1:00

  • Friday, September 27th- School’s Closed for Teacher In-Service