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Middlebrook Mountain Lions February 3, 2023

Middlebrook students and staff came together on Wednesday for our whole school assembly focusing on manners. They were greeted at the door by our school mascot, Eli the mountain lion. Children enjoyed a staff performance which illustrated the positive behaviors we expect to see in our school. Over the next 11 weeks, students will be recognized for several key characteristics that align with P.A.W.S : saying please and thank you, sharing, smiling, making small talk, looking people in the eye, having a good attitude, apologizing when needed, complimenting others and treating others as you would like to be treated. Our highlighted students will have their photograph taken and displayed in the front foyer. Additionally, they will receive a certificate of recognition signed by Ms. Ponte and Ms. Molloy commemorating the accomplishment. Our first student of distinction is Nala Fillmore, grade 5, who consistently uses manners in the cafeteria. Great job, Nala!

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This year Middlebrook Elementary School has started a Best Buddies chapter! Best Buddies Connecticut is part of Best Buddies International, which is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendship, leadership development and integrated employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

As part of having Best Buddies at Middlebrook Elementary School, Students will engage in both group and one-on-one activities during the school day that help teach awareness, develop leadership skills and foster inclusion and friendships throughout the year.

The Best Buddies program is open to all students within the school, both with and without disabilities. There is no cost to be involved in Best Buddies. If your child is interested in making new friendships and developing leadership skills, this is the program for him/her!

To join the Best Buddies chapter at Middlebrook for the 2022/2023 school year, all students must have a submitted and approved membership application by February 28th 2023. To fill out an application on behalf of your child, go to www.bestbuddies.org/join and select the state, “Elementary Schools” as the program and search for Middlebrook Elementary School. Fill out all applicable information.

Faculty advisors can be reached at:

Lindsay Lee (School Psychologist) LLee@trumbullps.org

Diana Reding (2nd Grade Teacher) DReding@trumbullps.org

Lucia Abate (2nd Grade Teacher) LAbate@trumbullps.org

Liz Browne (SRP Teacher) EBrowne@trumbullps.org

Chelsea Barnett (SRP Teacher) CBarnett@trumbullps.org

Classroom News

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The Penguin Reveal- Grade 1


Warm Clothing for Recess:

Please be sure your child comes to school with a warm jacket or coat, hat, and gloves. We try to get our students outside, even in the cold weather, so it is important that they are dressed properly.

Upcoming Events

January 22nd - February 5th

Chinese New Year


OLSATS - grades 3 and 5

February 6th
100th day of school

February 7th

BOE Meeting 7pm

February 8th
Parent Information Night at Frenchtown School 6-8pm (snow date February 13th)

February 10th

Yearbook orders due

"Soup"er Bowl Day - Bring in a canned food or $1.00 donation and wear a favorite jersey

February 12th

Lincoln's Birthday
Super Bowl

February 13th
PTA Meeting 7:15pm in the library

February 14th
Valentine's Day

February 16th

5th grade activity - Mini Golf at Middlebrook 5:30-7:30pm (see flyer below)

February 17th - February 20th

NO SCHOOL - Long weekend, President's Day observed

February 22nd
Washington's Birthday
School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

February 24th

School Store

*All fundraising calendar sales due

February 28th
BOE Meeting 7:00pm

Kindergarten Registration Is Now Open for 2023-2024

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It’s time to pre-order your Middlebrook yearbook! Order by 2/10 to reserve your child’s copy for $25. Yearbooks will be delivered mid-June. We will have a limited supply on hand for in-person purchasing for $30. The ONLY way to guarantee a book for your child is to pre-order.

Yearbooks can be purchased through Membership Toolkit https://middlebrookelementarypta.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/219039

Love lines can be purchased through Membership toolkit https://middlebrookelementarypta.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/219363 contact katiesmolinsky@gmail.com with any questions

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Attention 4th and 5th grade students

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Hamden Hall Country Day School is once again offering its popular Summer Engineering & Science Academy to students entering Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 who enjoy challenging themselves with hands-on activities in the STEM fields.

Experiential learning is at the nucleus of this complimentary, fully funded, week-long enrichment program, which is scheduled this year for July 10-14. Students perform lab work and collaborate in groups to fully explore and make discoveries in the areas of DNA technology, forensics, cryptography, coding, rocketry, chemistry, and more.

Interested families are able to learn more about this opportunity by clicking here https://www.hamdenhall.org/summer/summer-engineering--science-academy

Application deadline is May 15, 2023, and space is limited.

Our first grade Team worked on "Informational text" by exploring Antarctica and the world of Penguins. Students explored the unit by researching a variety of non-fiction text. Students tapped into reading, writing, art, math and science. In culminating the unit, the first grade team celebrated by enjoying a day as a Penguin.


Baby Photos Needed

We are collecting 5th-grade baby photos to be featured in the Yearbook. The deadline to submit a baby photo is February 11, 2023. No late submissions will be accepted. Please follow the directions to submit a picture.

1. Click this link:


Code: middlebrook

2. Enter contact info

3. Click "Upload your portrait."

4. Enter the student info

5. Submit Photo.

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5th Grade Activity Fee

5th Grade Parents:

The 5th grade activity fee is now up on the membership toolkit (link listed below). It is a one-time fee of $25 that covers the costs of all the END OF THE YEAR activities scheduled for the 5th graders. It includes: Graduation T-shirt (50% of the payment), end of the year event for the 5th grade, graduation expenses, a gift/project to the school, etc.

Note: the 5th grade event has traditionally been a pool party/picnic during school hours.


Middlebrook Book Drive Flyer Winter 2023

Please click on the flyer below for more information.

5th Grade Boys and Girls Youth Rugby

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A Message from the Trumbull PTA Council

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Trumbull Public Schools and Trumbull PTA Council are hosting a Parent University at Madison Middle School on Saturday, April 1, 2023. If you have a tech topic you want us to include in the schedule, submit your idea at https://bit.ly/tpsuniversity

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TLC Registration is Open for 2023-2024

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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

March 16

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