Minges Brook Elementary

October 22, 2021

A message from Principal Fausey-Riley

Dear Minges Brook Families,

Happy Fall! As the weather changes, please make sure to send your child(ren) dressed accordingly and prepared for daily changes in the temperature.

A strong school to home partnership is incredibly important for the growth of your MB Spartan.

Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up in just a few weeks. Please make sure you sign up for a time with your child's teacher. Our goal is 100% participation.

Thank you for your partnership and for choosing Minges Brook!

Heather Fausey-Riley


Mrs. Giddings Good News to Home:

It was another fantastic week here at Minges Brook! With respect being our monthly focus, our Social Emotional Learning has centered around respecting self, others and things.

When students pay attention to respectful actions (both the things they say and do) they are able to begin to understand that what they say and do matters! One respectful act leads to another and we always encourage each other to be the best, and do the best, that we can (both individually and as a team).

As a reminder, we are all experiencing situations that may be new or

uncomfortable to us.

If you haven’t checked out our Lakeview Resilience Team Supports page yet,

please do so.

This resource is full of information on Social Emotional Well Being, Academic Achievement and Career Exploration/Preparation.

As always, please reach out with wonderings and for support. Take Care!

Renee Giddings, Resilience Coach

(269) 565-4513


Mondays are Early Release Days. Dismissal is 2:55 pm

Mondays are early release days. Please make sure you are on time to pick up your students.

Dismissal is 2:55 p.m.

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Flu vaccines being offered

Breonna Warren, our school wellness technician and Caitlin Hughes, RN, will be administering the flu vaccine to any student that would like one on Wednesday, October 27th from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM. If you are interested in your student receiving one, please call the nurse's office, 269-565-4593. She will need to know by October 25nd to have enough time to request the necessary amount of flu vaccines.

October 27 - Flu vaccines 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.

November 3 - Picture Day retakes!! If your student was absent or needs to have their picture retaken, please fill out your form and return it with your student. (There are extra forms available in the front office.)

November 11 - 1/2 day. Dismissal is 11:50.

The Young 5's Class with their Reading Buddies

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Mrs. Tuttle's 2nd Grade Class

Mrs. Simonson's class also enjoy a Sparty Shout-Out celebration. Good job!!

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A big thank you goes out to Geylis Valdivia Gil!!

In celebration of National Hispanic Month, she volunteered her time to read Spanish books to some of our classrooms.

Thank you!!!

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Mrs. Nimtz's Class

During Spirit Week, Thursday was Super Hero Day!

Look at all our Super Heros!

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Pumpkinfest Halloween Festival at the Leila Arboretum

Saturday, October 30, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Free entry, free parking!

Pumpkin Carving Registration 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Judging at 6:00 pm.

* Moon Bounce

* Crafts

* Games & Prizes

* Pumpkin Pie eating contest

* Costume contest

* Hayride

* Live DJ

* Popcorn, Cider & Hot Chocolate

Bridges for Mathematics

Bridges is our Math curriculum for Young 5's through 5th grade. Below is a video link to help families have a more detailed overview and understanding.


Spring 2020-21 M-Step Results

The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP, is an assessment designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. These standards broadly outline what students should know and be able to do in order to be prepared to enter the workplace, career education training, and college. The MSTEP is administered to students each spring in grades 3-8, and grade 11.

For students who took the Spring 2021 M-STEP, the individual data reports have arrived! At parent teacher conferences, you will receive a copy of the Parent Report that details your students’ results on each portion of the assessment, as well as questions you could ask your student’s teachers about the results.

Additionally, a helpful companion to this report is the M-STEP Parent Guide, which provides grade level descriptions of the assessed standards and what the student will be expected to learn in the next school year for each tested grade. To access the Parent Report Guides, go to this link on the Michigan Department of Education website.

Our doors unlock at 8:15 every day. Our staff members are out front to direct traffic and to ensure all students enter the building safely.

Household Information Forms

All students enrolled at our school receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no cost.

The Household Information Form is required to ensure additional funding for our school. All information is confidential.

Please complete the Household Information Form (one form per family) if you haven't already and return it to your student's teacher or to the front office.

What's on the Menu?

Please click the link below to view our daily menu.

Attendance line - 269-565-4501

Please make sure you call the attendance line if your student(s) is absent from school. Please call in for each day they miss.

Download the Box Top app today!

Please join us in earning money for our school by using the Box Tops app.

It’s an easy way to make a difference. Plus, use the referral code DFFH7MU5 when you sign up and you’ll get 20 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/29/2022, while supplies last.

Use the link below to download the Box Tops app:


Extra clothes

Please remember to pack extra clothes in your student's backpack. Milk gets spilled...there may be mud on the playground...accidents happen!

We do have some extra available, however, students feel more comfortable in their own clothes.

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Comcast offers low cost internet to families that qualify. Please see on-line application link below.

If your family qualifies, it is only $9.95 per month - no start-up fees.

Part Time job opportunity with Lakeview School District

We are now hiring caring individuals to provide supervision during lunch and recess for our elementary students' return to in-person learning.

These are part time positions for the remainder of the school year. Successful applicants can expect approximately 12.5 hours per week at a rate of $9.65 per hour.

If you or someone you know is interested in supporting our back to school efforts in this manner, please visit www.lakeviewspartans.org/jobs or contact your child's school office for additional information.

Family Handbook. Please click link below.

Family Handbook for Burmese and Spanish speaking families. Click on link below.

FERPA Information

Required annual notices are available on the district website using the following link:

Annual Notices.


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Minges Brook Elementary


Contact Information and Office Hours::

We are available to serve you every day between the hours of 8:00 and 3:00.

435 Lincoln Hills Drive

Battle Creek, MI 49015



Technology Help Line is 269-565-3771