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Middlebrook Mountain Lions March 31, 2023

Dear Middlebrook Families,

This week we had a fantastic Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by our PTA. A special thank you to all the volunteers who helped and coordinated this effort. The children truly enjoyed picking out their books and everyone left the book fair excited to read!

Important Dates


Autism Awareness Month

Math Awareness Month

March 22nd-April 20th


Saturday, April 1st

Middlebrook Mixer

Monday, April 3rd

Author Visit - Grades 4,5

Tuesday, April 4th
Author Visit - Grades K-5

PTA Sponsored Presentation, "Be Internet Awesome" 6-8pm at Middlebrook School

April 5th - April 13th


Wednesday, April 5th

Author Visit - Grades K-3

Thursday, April 6th

Group Photo Day, Robert Taylor

Friday, April 7th

NO SCHOOL - Good Friday

Sunday, April 9th


Monday, April 10th - Friday, April 14th

Vacation Week

Monday, April 17th

Madison and Hillcrest visit 5th grade classes at Middlebrook

PTA Meeting 7:15pm in the library

Tuesday, April 18th

BOE meeting 7:00pm

Thursday, April 20th

Madison and Hillcrest visit 5th grade classes at Middlebrook

Father's Club Meeting 7:30pm in the library

Friday, April 21st

Student Council Color Day - "Team Seas" $1.00 donation see flyer below for grade level color

Ramadan ends

Eid al Fitr begins at sunset

Saturday, April 22nd

Earth Day
Eid al-Fitr ends at sunset

Tuesday, April 25th and Wednesday, April 26th

Grades 3,4, and 5 Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) ELA

Wednesday, April 26th

Administrative Professional's Day

Thursday, April 27th

Orientation for 5th grade parents at Madison and Hillcrest 6:30pm

Friday, April 28th

Arbor Day

School Store

Math Spirit Day - more info to come

International Festival - more information coming soon


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We love math ALL year round, but April gives us even more opportunities to share that love!

Students at Middlebrook are engaged in math every day, manipulating numbers, learning strategies, and thinking in amazing new ways. Here are just a couple ways our students can get involved with MATH AWARENESS MONTH to apply what they’ve learned:

1. Estimation Jars each week - Encourage your children to take their best estimate as they enter the building each week. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the week to some students in K-2 and some in grades 3 - 5 who get as close as possible!

2. Math Scavenger Hunt - Let’s get our students looking out in the world for math all around! Your children can complete the scavenger hunt below by taking photos or clipping from newspapers and magazines. Return to the Math Room by the end of the month.

Here are the links if you’d like to print them from home:

Grades K - 2 Math Scavenger Hunt

Grades 3 - 5 Scavenger Hunt

How can we best support our students?! First and foremost, we must always be positive about math! “I was never good at math!” There is a large body of research that shows HOW WE THINK about math (and everything, actually) will directly impact our success in math! As parents and teachers, we are fortunate enough to help mold the thinking of our children, without sharing our own anxieties about math. Even if math wasn’t our strongest subject, it doesn’t matter! We must lead our children to have a positive attitude by avoiding these words, “I’m not good at math.” Instead, what types of positive thinking can we instill in them???

Here are just a few ideas:

I’m going to train my brain in math. This may take some time and effort.

I’ll use some of the strategies I’ve learned. I’m on the right track.

I made a mistake…Mistakes are proof that I’m trying! Mistakes help me improve!

LEARN MORE HERE: Parents' Belief About Math Changes Their Children's Achievement

Great News to Share

3 of our Middlebrook 2nd graders competed in the statewide Odyssey of the Mind competition that took place at Southern CT State University two weeks ago.

The kids competed in the primary division which is the entry into the competition. They worked hard throughout this school year learning and prepping for their big moment. They completed the “Dinos on Parade” problem as well as spontaneous exercises.

The kids did a fantastic job and represented Middlebrook very well.

Congratulations to our 2nd grade Odyssey of the Mind Students:

Autumn Lang

Juliana Roberto

Emily Simms

Calendar Winners


Monday, March 27th - Cathleen Dauenhauer

Tuesday, March 28th - Sylvia Kapica

Wednesday, March 29th - Diane Lang

Thursday, March 30th - Joyce Saldanha

Friday, March 31st - Bonnie Ganim

Manners at Middlebrook

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Olivia Libertino in Grade 2 and Nuria O’Donald in Grade 3 were nominated by their classroom teachers this week. Mrs. Lopez stated that Nuria is always kind, helpful and a role model for peers. She could not stop exclaiming what wonderful manners she exhibits in all settings. Mrs. Mercier noted that Olivia works well with peers, is respectful to teachers and always has a positive attitude.

Congratulations to our two fabulous students!

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The talent show is scheduled for Friday June, 9th at 7pm

Sign ups are live on the Membership Toolkit until April 17th. Be sure to sign your child up today!

Volunteers are needed to make this event a success!

Contact katiesmolinsky@gmail.com with any questions.


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School Supply Kits 2023-2024

Our wonderful PTA put together a simple and efficient way for you to prepare for next year. Please visit the SchoolKitz website for further information (refer to flyer below).
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Parent Kindergarten Orientation

If you or someone you know that has a child that will be attending Kindergarten here at Middlebrook for the 2023-2024 school year, save the date!

Wednesday, May 17th is Parent Orientation (parents/guardians only)

More information will be distributed only to those families registered as the date gets closer.

Kindergarten Registration information for the 2023-2024 School Year

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Trumbull Soccer

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Attention 3rd Grade Parents

Please submit your child's physical by June 1, 2023. Physicals must be dated between June 1, 2022 and June 1, 2023 to meet the requirement.

If you have questions, concerns, or aren’t sure if you sent this in already please contact Nurse Jeanne at 203-452-4412.

Get Involved!

As an all-volunteer group, the Fathers Club is very flexible and appreciates of all contributions of time and/or services parents can give. Getting involved is easy, fun and a great way to be connected with the children and their school.

For more information on the organization and how you can get involved,

please contact Brayan Murillo.

Email: middlebrookfathersclub@gmail.com

Upcoming meetings

Location: Middlebrook Library

April 20

May 18

PTA Fundraising Opportunities


District K-5 Curriculum Guide Overviews

The Department of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessments has captured in brochure format the major curriculum outcomes across all subject areas for each primary school grade, from kindergarten through grade 5. Below, please find the link to each grade-level curriculum overview. https://www.trumbullps.org/techlearn/curriculum/k-5-curr-overviews.html

Parent Volunteer Form

We welcome volunteers at Tashua school, however you must complete the Volunteer Form, link below. Please make sure every blank is filled in, use N/A where necessary.

Trumbull Public School Volunteer Form .

Trumbull Mental Health Matters

The Trumbull Rotary Club has worked with community partners to offer this brochure on available mental health resources for our families. We appreciate the Trumbull Rotary for taking an active role in such an important area of need.

Middlebrook School Hours

Doors open at 8:20 AM

Regular School Hours: 8:35 AM - 3:20 PM

Early Dismissal Hours: 8:35 AM - 1:00 PM

Delayed Opening Hours

1 ½ hour Delay – 10: 05 AM – 3:20 PM
2 hour Delay – 10:35 AM – 3:20 PM
2 ½ hour Delay – 11:05 AM – 3:20 PM

Click below to view the Trumbull Public School 2022-23 Calendar

Trumbull Public Schools Calendar