The Cub Corner

October 11, 2019

A Message from the Principals

Dear Millbridge Families,


It was another exciting week here at Millbridge! We are looking forward to our annual book fair, beginning Monday. Students will attend the book fair during their Library class. Permission forms were sent home this week. Evening hours for this event, sponsored by the PTO, will be available on Thursday, October 17th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in our school library. We look forward to an amazing upcoming week and wish you all a wonderful, restful weekend.


Your partners in education,


Mrs. Lowe and Mr. Blenderman

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VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION - 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.

Toy And Costume Swap

Join the Green Team at their “Toy and Costume Swap” on October 18th - read all about it HERE.

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

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2nd grade Families- Green Team Information

Please click on this link to learn all about the exciting plans.

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