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Weekly News - September 15, 2023
Dear Middlebrook Families,
This week started off with our first schoolwide assembly where all students and staff gathered to remind ourselves of our PAWS promise: I Promise to Act responsibly, Work with heart and Show respect. Following the assembly, students returned to their classroom where they read books and/or completed activities to demonstrate their understanding of responsibility. They also generated lists of adults they can utilize in the school setting should they need assistance during the day. Please enjoy a few photos below highlighting their work in some classrooms. We hope that you continue this conversation at home.
Thank you to all who were able to come to Back to School Night. It was so nice to see so many families in person here at Middlebrook. If you haven't done so already, please mark your calendars for Monday, September 18th which is our first PTA meeting, 7:00pm in the school cafeteria. Parents make a difference! There are so many ways to get involved. Please consider joining:)
As always, thank you for your support. Have a wonderful weekend!
Ms. Ponte and Ms. Molloy
Reading Highlights from Mrs. Castillo, Mrs. Colucci and Mrs. Olimpieri (Literacy Consultants)
Phonological awareness is a strong predictor of reading success. Its is especially important at the earliest stages of reading development and serves as a foundation for reading. Trumbull Public Schools is using the Heggerty Phonological Awareness program to develop these skills with our students. Below are links to a Kindergarten and Primary newsletter for parents with simple to support at home “sound games.”
I-Ready Window - Students in grades 2-5 only will take the I-Ready diagnostic
Friday, September 15
National Hispanic Heritage Month starts (until 10/15)
Rosh Hashanah Begins
Sunday, September 17
Rosh Hashanah Ends
Monday, September 18
PTA Meeting 7:00pm, school cafeteria
Thursday, September 21
Fathers Club, 7:15, school library
International Day of Peace
World Gratitude Day
Monday, September 25
Tuesday, September 26
Board of Education Meeting; 7:00 PM
Wednesday, September 27
Book Fair - during the school day and evening from 6-8pm
Thursday, September 28
Book Fair - during the school day only
Friday, September 29
School Store, grades 1-5
Saturday, September 30
Cow Chip Fundraiser Guardians Farm 3:15pm (see flyer below)
A Message from THS Athletic Department
The THS Athletic Department would like to invite all elementary school families to come out to support the football team this season. Dates of the home games are September 21, October 20, and November 10 and 23 (Thanksgiving morning). This makes for a great family outing. Please be aware that all middle school and elementary school students must be accompanied by their parents to attend.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Friday, September 15th starts the month-long celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. This month recognizes the contributions and influences of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Below are some resources to review with your family to learn more, as well as some local events happening in the state.
Trumbull Public Schools provides parents and guardians with Infinite Campus access to view student's report card information, attendance and payments for field trips or school related fees. Families without an active Parent Portal account should have received an email with instructions and an activation code in August. If you have not yet activated your account, please use the link: Parent Portal.
All individuals seeking to volunteer in the Trumbull Public Schools must fill out and sign this “School Volunteer Security Check” form prior to beginning volunteering. The form must be completed annually. If you plan on volunteering, please fill out this form. Please keep in mind, every cell of this form needs a response in order to be processed. If a cell does not apply to you, please indicate N/A. We thank you in advance for volunteering!
Did you know......
"When fathers are involved in the lives of their children, especially their education, children learn more, perform better in school and exhibit healthier behavior". Source: Father Involvement in Education .
Did you know that your gently worn sneakers could help Middlebrook?
Well, they can and here’s how…Our school is participating in a fundraiser where there is nothing to buy or sell; all we need is your support and your gently worn, used, or new sneakers (children's and adult's)!
Here’s how you can help:
Start in your closets at home and gather as many pairs of sneakers that you no longer want; maybe you’ve out-grown them, they’re out of style, or out of season. Every pair counts!
The sneakers that we collect will help raise money to support our program AND will help our environment by keeping sneakers out of landfills.
We will be setting up a box in the lobby soon, but start saving them now!
CHET Dream Big
The CHET Dream Big! Competition will launch on September 7! This competition is brought to you by the Connecticut State Treasurer’s Office as Trustee of the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET). Dream Big! is open to all Connecticut residents in grades K-12.
We need your help to make sure students and their families know about this opportunity to win contributions to their CHET 529 college savings plans!
This year, we will be awarding more than $450,000 in CHET 529 College Savings Plan – Direct Plan (“CHET 529 Direct Plan”) account contributions to students in grades K-12 and technology prizes to schools. For the winning students, we will be awarding:
- Three $20,000 prizes
- 24 $6,000 prizes
- 336 $500 prizes
To enter, students are asked to answer a question in the form of a drawing, essay or video. Younger students will be asked to answer a question focused on improving their communities and the lives of others, and older students will be asked to describe a lesson they’ve learned and how it will influence their future.
Submissions must be uploaded by 5:00 p.m. on November 6. There is no cost to enter. For program details and entry process visit:
Thank you for your support!
The CHET Dream Big! Competition Team
Girls and Boys Basketball - see flyer below
2023-2024 Trumbull Public Schools Calendar
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
Middlebrook WEBSITE LINK: https://mes.trumbullps.org