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Middlebrook Mountain Lions March 31, 2023
Dear Middlebrook Families,
Autism Awareness Month
Math Awareness Month
March 22nd-April 20th
Saturday, April 1st
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
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
Eid al Fitr begins at sunset
Saturday, April 22nd
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
Math Spirit Day - more info to come
International Festival - more information coming soon
APRIL IS MATH AWARENESS MONTH!!!
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
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:
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
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!
5th GRADE TALENT SHOW
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 email@example.com with any questions.
School Supply Kits 2023-2024
Parent Kindergarten Orientation
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
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.
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.
Location: Middlebrook Library
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
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