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Middlebrook Mountain Lions April 28, 2023


Tonight we all come together and celebrate one another's traditions, foods and cultures. We want to extend a sincere thank you to all who made this possible and continue this important experience at our school. Mouth watering foods will be offered, along with informational and informative stations for student involvement.

We hope to see you all there!

The PIglet Mindset Experience

Today, Piglet and his pack visited Middlebrook! Grade 3 students gathered in the gym to meet Piglet, hear from his owner, Dr. Melissa Shapiro, and learn all the ways Piglet has helped children learn about resiliency, inclusivity and kindness. Following the assembly, Piglet and friends paraded around the school greeted by our enthusiastic staff and students. Students in other grade levels spent the week learning about Piglet through text and lessons provided by their teachers.

If your family would like to learn more about this very special pack of dogs, visit https://www.pigletmindset.org/.

You can also order your own copy of the book at https://www.amazon.com/Piglet-Unexpected-Story-Blind-Family/dp/198216716

SBA Schedule

Smarter Balanced Assessments began this week for students in grades 3-5. The SBA Assessment exposes students to Common Core English/Language Arts questions and Mathematics problems. In addition to the SBA assessments, our students in grade 5 will be taking the NGSS Science Field Test.

Remaining SBA Testing Schedule

Grades 3 - 5


5/2, 5/3 & 5/4

Science Testing - Grades 5

NGSS - Science Field Test

5/9 and 5/10 (if needed)

We hope students will not be absent during the testing period, except for illness, and that they will strive to do their very best.

Students have been working hard all year and have been exposed to test-like items, testing language, vocabulary, and the format of the platform in order to ease anxiety and build familiarity with the assessment.

Here are some ways you can help us from home:

  • Make sure your child arrives at school on time. If he or she is late, your child will not be able to enter the classroom until testing is done for the day. A make-up test will be given at another time by one of the specialists so your child will miss classroom instruction.

  • Make sure your child has a nutritious breakfast.

  • Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep. Children can’t do their best work when they are tired.

  • Tell your child to remember past tests where he or she did well and remind your child that he or she can do well again!

  • Reassure your child. Let your child know that all you expect is his or her best effort.

If you would like to learn more about the Smarter Balanced assessments, you can log onto: www.smarterbalanced.org.

In addition to the SBA state assessments, we will be administering our district iReady assessments in mid-May to early June.

All the Best,

Ms. Ponte

Ms. Molloy


Middlebrook Best Buddies would like to invite you to the annual Friendship Walk on April 29th 2023 at Dunkin' donuts park in Hartford CT! Our schools help the Best Buddies Organization fundraise and build teams to unite behind their cause. Registration begins at 9 am and concludes at 12pm. The event is free to attend! If you would like to join to walk or donate, you can do so here, on your very own walk team page! Everyone is welcome to come (even if you have not joined Best Buddies) and we would love to see Middlebrook faces!

Contact Miss Barnett at CBarnett@trumbullps.org if you have any questions about this program.

Attached is the walk registration and donation page!


Moving/Changing Schools?

If you will be moving / changing schools for the 2023-24 school year, please let your child's classroom teacher and the Middlebrook office know. This will help make a smooth transition for your child and allow time for staff to prepare necessary paperwork.

PTA Plant Sale

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Important Dates


Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Healthy Vision Month

Inventors Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

Mental Health Month

Physical Fitness and Sport Month

Tuesday, May 2
SBA Math

Wednesday, May 3

SBA Math

Thursday, May 4

SBA Math

Friday, May 5

School lunch hero day

Cinco de Mayo

May 8th - May 12th

Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, May 8th

One School, One Book Assembly - Grades K-5

Tuesday, May 9th

NGSS Science - Grade 5 only

Steve Swinburne, Author visit - Grades K-5

BOE Meeting, 7:00pm

Wednesday, May 10th

NGSS Science - Grade 5

School Nurse's Day

Plant Sale - all day for students, evening 4-6:30pm in the gym

Thursday, May 11th

Visual Arts Exhibit at Trumbull High School 6-7:30pm runs until May 25th

Plant Sale - all day for students

Friday, May 12th

Grade 1 field trip to the library

Sunday, May 14th

Mother's Day

Monday, May 15th
PTA meeting 7:15pm in the library

Tuesday, May 16th

Grade 2 field trip to Trumbull Nature Center - Mrs. Stanton and Mrs. Mercier's classes

Wednesday, May 17th

NEW Incoming Kindergarten Parent Orientation - 9:15-10:30am (Parents Only)

Thursday, May 18th

Grade 2 field trip to Trumbull Nature Center - Mrs. Abate and Mrs. Reding's classes

Father's Club meeting 7:30pm in the library

Friday, May 19th

Kindergarten End of Year Celebration

Mrs. Collins/Mrs. Cerulli 9:00am Mrs. Gorton/Mrs. Moore 9:45am

Saturday, May 20th

Armed Forces Day

Sunday, May 21st

Final Mile at Trumbull High School

Tuesday, May 23rd

BOE Meeting 7:00pm

Wednesday, May 24th

Spring Concert - Strings, Band and Grade 5 Chorus 7:00pm

Thursday, May 25th

Shavuot begins at sundown

Friday, May 26th

Grade 1 Beach Day in the Courtyard

School Store

Connecticut Get Outside and Play for Children's Mental Health Day

Musical, Mindfulness Obstacle Course, Grades K-5

Saturday, May 27th

Shavuot ends at sundown

Monday, May 29th

No School, Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 30th

Grade 5 Boothe Memorial Park - Mrs. Carrano and Mr. Silhavy's classes 9-12pm

Wednesday, May 31st

Field Day


Thursday, June 1st

Grade 4 field trip to Mystic Aquarium

Friday, June 2nd

Field Day rain date

Grade 5 Boothe Memorial Park - Mrs. Bossio and Mrs. Marini's classes 9-12pm

Monday, June 5th

NEW Incoming Kindergarten Student Orientation

Tuesday, June 6th

NEW Incoming Kindergarten Orientation

Grade 5 field trip - Beaches Pool

BOE Meeting 7:00pm

Wednesday, June 7th

Celebration of the Arts

Thursday, June 8th

Grade 5 Beaches Pool rain date

Friday, June 9th

Grade 5 Talent Show 7:00pm

Tuesday, June 13th

Early Dismissal 1:00pm

Wednesday, June 14th

Grade 5 Stepping Up Ceremony, 9:00am - more detailed information to come

Report Cards Issued

Early Dismissal 1:00pm

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School Supply Kits 2023-2024

Our wonderful PTA put together a simple and efficient way for you to prepare for next year. Please visit the SchoolKitz website for further information (refer to flyer below).
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Kindergarten Registration information for the 2023-2024 School Year

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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

May 18

PTA Fundraising Opportunities

Trumbull Public Schools Calendar