The Cub Corner

October 11, 2019

A Message from the Principals

Dear Millbridge Families,


We had an exciting week at Millbridge as our 2nd grade students became official green team members and learned about the exciting things planned. The entire school has an opportunity to support our efforts by participating in the reusable water bottle sale. There is information below that highlights the plans for the green team this year and lists many dates to know, which will be featured in upcoming Cub Corners as the dates get closer.


Please make sure to read all of the information pertaining to the upcoming Halloween parade as there are some changes and very important information to know.


Your partners in education,


Mrs. Lowe and Mr. Blenderman

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Picture day

Picture day is Friday, October 11th. We can’t wait to see all of the students wearing their picture day outfits and best smiles. Lifetouch website ordering is available. Visit MyLifetouch.com and use Picture Day ID: WM559032Y0 to place your order online.


Halloween Dismissal- New for 2019

In order to make the Halloween dismissal process more efficient while continuing to ensure student safety, we are implementing a new process. As always, we strongly encourage parents to consider allowing their students to remain in school where they will have opportunities to engage in fun activities with their classmates.


If you do choose to sign your child out early, please complete this form by Monday, October 28th.


Any parent/guardian wishing to sign out their student who did not sign up in advance will need to do so through our visitor management system. This system will be accessible AFTER all of the students who were registered for early dismissal in advance have been signed out.

Please remember anyone wishing to sign out a student MUST be in Parent Portal and must present a government-issued photo identification.

Halloween Information

Parade (Please Note Time Change from Previous Years

Millbridge students will be celebrating with our annual parade on Thursday, October 31st. The parade will begin at 11:00 through the front doors and will continue to march around the side and back of the building ending at the cafeteria playground. We ask that parents line up outside the cones. The parade will begin with our preschool students, 2nd graders, followed by 1st grade, then kindergarten students. Preschool students walk a shorter parade route and reenter the building at the entrance they use for daily arrival.


As a service to parents with students at both DIS and Millbridge, we are providing shuttle buses between the two schools for the parades. The DIS parade begins at 10:00. There will be a shuttle bus from Millbridge to DIS at 9:45; DIS to Millbridge at 10:45, and Millbridge to DIS at 11:45. We hope that this will ease parking concerns for parents with children at both schools. We are looking forward to a great parade!


Costumes

We know how exciting it is to dress up and assume a new identity, but there are some important guidelines we need you to follow. Costumes should be worn to school over your child’s clothes. If your child’s costume has a mask, please send the mask in a bag or your child’s backpack. Costumes may not include weapons (plastic knives, swords, guns, etc…).


In order to monitor the safety of our Halloween Event, we ask that parents do not wear costumes so that everyone is easily recognizable and our students are kept safe. Thank you for your cooperation.


Classroom Parties and Treats

If you are providing non-perishable treats for the classroom, you may please drop them off at the main office any time on 8:30 AM. Label the item with the teacher’s name so that we can easily deliver to them.

Teachers have provided the office with the names of adults assisting in the classrooms and passes will be sent home. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PASS, WE REGRET THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VISIT THE CLASSROOM.

2nd grade Families- Green Team Information

Please visit this link to learn all about the exciting events planned for the upcoming year. Please be sure to note the dates of our two new events. This year, we will be hosting our 1st annual Fitness, Food and Family Night as well as a Community Clean Up and Picnic for Families and Students, which is replacing the Special Person’s lunches. Please click on this link to learn all about the exciting plans.


Order forms went home or will be going home for you to order water bottles. You can find the order forms on our website too.

Box Tops for Education program

There is a new way to earn money from Box Tops. Read here to find all of the details.

Is your student up to the Challenge?

2019 Jump Into Reading Challenge sponsored by the Assembly Representatives of the 7th District.


Details in the Virtual Backpack


Interested? Please visit their website for a Reading Log and complete details!

Positive Behavior Support Workshop

Join us on October 16th for this free workshop. Details HERE

Attendance/Absence Information

Please email the main office at MBOffice@delranschools.org and include the following:


  • Child’s first and last name

  • Date of absence(s)

  • Child’s teacher

  • Reason for absence


Please note that all absences are not excused by the Delran Township School District. If your child misses school for a medical reason, a doctor’s note must be provided within 5 days of the absence.

Birthday Treats


  • Contact the teacher

  • ONE treat per student

  • Be aware of allergies in your classroom

Dates to Know


  • October 11th - Fall picture day

  • October 14th - 18th - Bookfair; October 17th - evening hours

  • Wednesday, October 16th - Positive Behaviors Workshop at DHS

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Preschool schedule for single-session days (9:10 - 11:40)

Pre-School AM

November 27, December 13, 17, and 19, January 16, March 12, April 23, June 15, 17, 19


Pre-School PM

October 31, December 4, 16, 18, and 20, February 13, March 13, May 13, June 16, and 18

Curriculum Corner

Mathematics

* K-5 Computational Fluency


Engineering is Elementary

* Information on a STEM at Home pilot opportunity for all families through Engineering is Elementary