The Cub Corner

March 1, 2019

A Message from the Principals

Dear Millbridge Families,

We are very excited about the many activities planned for next week to celebrate Read Across America. A special thank you to the dedicated members of the committee who arranged and scheduled special guests, purchased and organized books to be given to the students that were provided by the PTO, and planned other fun activities. Be sure to ask your child about what they have done to celebrate and note the special dress themes that will be recognized throughout the week.

Additionally, there has recently been some buzz about the Momo Challenge and it has caught the attention of some of our students. We have included some important information for parents in this week’s corner.

Mrs. Lowe & Mr. Blenderman

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Important Information for Parents: Momo Challenge

Recently there has been a spike in the popularity of a malicious ‘challenge’ floating around the internet. Referred to as “Momo”, the challenge has caught the attention of schools and children across the country. The challenge works by showing the viewer disturbing images and messages enticing them to complete activities such as waking up in the middle of the night or even to partake in potentially self-harming activities. The challenge is reportedly being distributed through social media outlets such as Facebook, Youtube, WhatsApp and TikTok. While these platforms are making strides to stop the spread of these messages, some are still getting through.

While it is difficult to fully protect one’s self or devices from this hoax there are steps you can take to protect yourself and children. First, take advantage of any parental control settings a device or social media platform has to offer. These restrictions are not perfect, but they do aid in blocking most inappropriate content on the web. If you or your child happens to come across images or messages that resemble Momo, report and block the content. Last, and most importantly, be sure to be present when your child is using technology. The best web filter is you.

For more information, please visit the links below:

What Parents Really Need to Know About the Momo Challenge

Momo “Tips For Parents

Read Across America Activities

Starting on Monday, we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Here is the flyer with the list of the activities that we are doing this week.

Free Library

The Little Free Library will be open on March 13th. Please be sure to stop by and visit. Take a book, leave a book, or read and return a book. Happy Reading!!!

STEM Family Engagement Nights - March 4th and March 18th

We will be hosting two STEM Family Engagement Nights in March. Our recent ESL STEM Family Engagement night was wonderful and very well-attended. Families who want to attend the Family STEM Nights in March must register online because space is limited.

STEM Family Engagement Night Info Flyer

Online Registration Link

Parent Portal

If your child is taking a bus to a babysitter, please make sure the contact information for that person is in Realtime.

Second Grade Special Person Lunches

We will be having Special Person Lunches for 2nd grade classes on the dates listed below. Information about these lunches will be sent home to each class prior to the event, including the option to choose the school lunch or pack a lunch from home.

  • 3/8 Mrs. Sorrentino

  • 3/15 Mrs. Landolt & Mrs. Myers

  • 4/5 Mrs. Huber & ½ Mrs. Cahill (letters will go home)

  • 4/12 Mrs. McGonigle & ½ Mrs. Soto (letters will go home)

  • 5/10 Mr. Flamini & Ms. Wallis

  • 5/17 Ms. Lattimer

  • 5/31 Ms. Smith & Mrs. Cahill (letters will go home)

PTO Info

Here is the current Smore from the PTO.

Information can be found at the bottom of the page under the bear and click website.

Dates to Know

  • March 13th - Single Session Day; dismissal begins at 1:00

  • March 14th - Single Session; dismissal begins at 1:00.

  • March 14th - K-5 Conferences