The Cub Corner

February 24, 2023

A Message from the Principals

Hello Millbridge Families,

March.... in like a lion, out like a lamb. It seems February is passing in the blink of an eye, and we are looking forward to sunshine and brighter days!

The month of March is usually a time of transition from winter to spring. As we hope for warmer weather, we want to keep our students focused on continuing to strive to do their best. We appreciate all the effort you put in at home to ensure this carries over into their school day, as it impacts their academic standing. Thank you to all our students, staff, and families for your continued support. We will be recognizing our next Cub of The Month next week. Please continue to talk to your children about the four bear paws: Caring, Helpful, Responsible, & Respectful.

Please be aware, if you are dropping your child off for school in the morning you MUST go to the carpool loop at the cafeteria entrance. For the safety of the children, they should not be dropped off in our main lot where our buses are parked.

Once the bell rings at 9am, cars will not be permitted to enter the car loop. Parents will need to park and bring in their child to the main lobby.

As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Our continued thanks for your cooperation, support, and participation in your child's education.

Educationally yours,

Mrs. Massey and Mrs. Murphy

Read Across America Week - Feb. 27 - March 3

The Theme for Read Across America Week is March Madness: Battle of the Books

There are Dress Up Days for the week:

Monday - Team Day - Wear a shirt to show off your favorite sport or team!

Tuesday - Hat Day - Wear your favorite hat!

Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday - Dress in the wackiest outfit you can imagine! NO face paint or props.

Thursday - Character Day - Dress as/or wear your favorite book character! There will be an in-school parade. Students that do not dress up will carry their favorite book.

Friday - Pajama Day - Wear your pajamas for a cozy reading day!

Fast Pass Pictures - February 28 - March 2

Fast Passes are a system that eliminates the need to show government-issued photo identification at dismissal for students who are picked up regularly.

The final opportunity of Fast Pass Pictures for the 22-23 School Year will be taken at parent pick up on the following dates:

  • February 28 - Kindergarten Students
  • March 1 - 1st Grade Students
  • March 2 - 2nd Grade Students

This year, there is a paper form being used and you may request up to TWO Fast Passes per student. Please make sure if the person that will be picking up your child is not a parent/guardian, that he or she is listed in the parent portal as an approved emergency contact.

Book Fair - March 3 - 10

Flyers have already been sent home. Students must have a permission slip to shop the book fair. Accepted forms of payment are: check, made payable to Delran Elementary PTO, E Wallet, and cash. Due to change shortage, all sales will be rounded up and the proceeds will go to All for Books. All for Books money is used to purchase books for students in need.

Book Fair - Parent Volunteers

If you are interest in volunteering for the Book Fair, please sign up in the link below.

Millbridge PTO: Millbridge Book Fair (

Delran HS/MS PTA - Egg My Yard

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2nd Grade Yearbook

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Support for Turkish and Syrian Earthquake Victims

Dear Community Members,

Delran Township is home to many great people who contribute far and wide to each other for reasons large and small. What is likely the greatest attraction for Delran to its residents is the communal feel that the residents have for each other.

We have residents who hail from Turkey and Syria who call Delran home. To that end, at the District, we are all saddened for victims in both Turkey and Syria who are suffering from deadly earthquakes and have lost loved family members and friends.

Our District is filled with wonderful educators who all embrace the community they serve. At the District, we are able to support families in a myriad of ways. If you are experiencing loss in connection to these devastating please contact your child’s Principal or Dr. Lisa Della Vecchia ( to ensure that you and your children receive any additional support you may require.

There are local opportunities to contribute to support initiatives for the earthquake victims in Syria and Turkey. Please reference the organizations below.

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Preschool Lottery

Please click here for the link to the Integrated Preschool application.

Please click to view the flyer in Portuguese or Turkish.

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Delran Athletic Association - Spring Sport Registrations

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Spring Conferences

Spring Conferences were originally scheduled for March 17th. This has been changed to March 16th. Spring conferences will be in the afternoon and evening and are by invite only. More information will be provided as the date gets closer. We wanted to make you aware of the date change.


Any medication needs to be brought in by the parent/guardian, along with the prescription, and given directly to the nurse. Please do not send any medication in with the student.

Student Absences

Please be advised that according to our board policy, students need a doctor's note for an absence to be excused. Below you will find the exceptions which can also be found in our board policy.

Exceptions will be made for excused absences which include: (1) illness as certified by a physician within five days; (2) student’s required attendance in court inclusive of documentation; (3) excused religious observances; (4) Take Your Child to Work day; and (5) necessary and unavoidable medical or dental appointments that cannot be scheduled at a time other than the school day. Absences due to vacation are unexcused and are discouraged.

Snack at School

In order to ensure that all students with life-threatening allergies are safe at school, we ask that everyone adhere to this safe snack list.

Important Information: Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast & Lunch can be purchased. We encourage parents begin an account and place money on their student account. Please click here for the breakfast order form.


Each year, we have countless items ranging from winter coats to backpacks that are lost. We strongly encourage parents to LABEL EVERYTHING with your child’s name, teacher and bus letter. Lost and found items are kept in the gym and put out periodically throughout the year.

Become an Observer in Canvas

If you have not already done so, please be sure to become an observer for your child(ren) in Canvas. The information below is from the district's webpage and will help you become a co-observer. If you have multiple children, you will be able to see everything for them in one place. Teachers will be providing a weekly overview for parents and notes for the week in Canvas.

To enable co-enrollment (observer) in Canvas K-12 your student will need to generate a pairing code and you will need to link the account. A parent may pair (link) to multiple children in the same parent (observer) account.

You will need to set up the pairing through a web browser like Chrome.You cannot enable pairing or observing through the parent app.

Co-enrollment means you can view grades, upcoming assignments and due dates, missing work, and teacher communication.

Teachers can send individual, group, and course-wide messages to students and parents.

Once you're co-enrolled, you'll want to set-up your notification preferences. Click here for instructions on setting up your notification preferences.

Watch the following video by our tech staff for more information.

Parent Access to Canvas

Dates to Know

March 16 - Single Session, AM Preschool; Spring Conferences by invite only

March 17 - Singles Session, PM Preschool

March 22 - Lifetouch Spring Pictures