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Middlebrook Mountain Lions January 6, 2023

Middlebrook Wing Scholarship

We are excited to announce the launch of the first ever Middlebrook Wing Scholarship!

Our idea grew from the belief that all children spread their wings and will fly in many different directions. "We believe that no matter what your path in life, everyone grows into their unique self." The Wing Scholarship Fund has been established to support a Trumbull High School graduate who was promoted from 5th grade at Middlebrook Elementary School. The recipient of the scholarship will be chosen based on the following criteria: completion of the application process, a one (1) page essay to answer the question, “Where will your wings take you?,” and evidence through 2 recommendation letters that the candidate meets the required qualifications based on P.A.W.S. – Displays a Positive Attitude, Acts Responsibly, Works with heart and Shows respect. The scholarship committee will review all applications, select the best candidate, and then invite them to attend the fifth grade promotion ceremony to say a few inspiring words to our rising middle school students.

In order to raise funds for the scholarship, we are creating a fundraising calendar. Each day, during the month of March, participants will have the opportunity to win a donated prize. All donations, thus far, for our fundraising calendar have been solicited from multiple organizations. If you have a business or service you would like to add to our donation calendar, please contact Debbie Ponte (dponte@trumbullps.org) or Michele Molloy (mmolloy@trumbullps.org) so we can add even more exciting options as prizes. Some donations collected so far include: $200 gift card to Ecco, cash prizes, manicures, admission to Mystic Aquarium and much, much more!

Over the next few weeks, we will be asking our school community to sell our fundraising calendars for $10.00 each. We are hopeful that every Middlebrook student will be able to sell 2 calendars. They will receive these calendars to bring home on Monday, January 30, 2023 and all sales will close on Friday, February 24, 2023 . Only the bottom portion of the calendar, along with payment, should be sent to your child’s classroom teacher. The class with the highest sales record will earn an extra recess! Additional calendars are available in the main office should you wish to continue selling more!

Raffle winners will be announced daily via a video broadcast facilitated by Ms. Ponte and/or Ms. Molloy and posted to our school website. Additionally, emails or phone calls will be made as notifications to the winners.

Important Dates:

  • All donations must be received by Monday, January 23, 2023.

  • Calendars will be on sale from Monday, January 30, 2023 through Friday, February 24, 2023.

  • Drawings for prizes will begin Wednesday, March 1, 2023 and occur every school day until Friday, March 31, 2023.

  • Each drawing will be posted daily to our school website at https://middlebrookelementary.com/


Please be sure to call the attendance line at 203-452-4411 and/or email your child's teacher and swilczek@trumbullps.org if your child is sick and will be absent from school.

Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest

Senator Chris Murphy invites Middlebrook students to participate in his annual Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest. Submissions are now open and must be received by Saturday, January 7th at 11:59pm. Essays can be submitted online or mailed to our Hartford Office. Essay instructions can be found via this link. Once you click the link, you will need to download the files.

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Warm Clothing for Recess

Please be sure your child comes to school each day with a warm jacket or coat, hat, and gloves. We do try to get our students outside even in the cold weather so it is important that they are dressed properly so they can keep warm. Please remember to label as many items as possible so that lost items can be returned easily to students.

Best Regards,

Debbie Ponte and Michele Molloy

A Message from Dr. Semmel

District-Wide Master Plan

Join the Community Survey ~ Provide your feedback for the District-Wide Master Plan!

The Board of Education is conducting a District-Wide Master Plan which will analyze the existing school facilities, conduct a demographic study for enrollment projections, and identify a planning strategy for future educational delivery and building use that will serve the Town’s student population for the next 10 to 15 years. This process will engage the entire community including a diverse group of school administrators, students and faculty, committee members, businesses, Town staff and residents.

Tecton Architects is conducting this study. One of the first steps in the process is to gather community input about what, if anything, is lacking in the school buildings and what residents want to see for the future of Trumbull. Before any planning options are developed, or any decisions are made, we want to hear from you! Your voice matters, and your input is vital to the process
. Please click here to share your ideas in this community survey and we hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Upcoming Events

January 6th

Three King's Day

January 9th - 20th

I-Ready Testing window grades K-5 Math and ELA

January 10th

BOE Budget Meeting 7:00pm

January 12th

BOE Budget Meeting 7:00pm

January 16th

No School - Martin Luther King Day

January 17th

5th grade activity night - Bowling 6-7:30pm

January 22nd - February 5th

Chinese New Year

January 23rd

PTA Meeting - 7:15pm in the library

January 26th

Father's Club meeting - 7:15pm in the library

January 27th

School Store

5th Grade Activity

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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.


TREX Recycling Program

Thank you to all the families who have already participated in and continue monthly supporting the TREX recycling program at Middlebrook.

John Stavola, Melissa Chiappetta Roberto, Heather Ruddock, Cathleen Daunhauer, Merrilee GD, Nikki Marcacio Magee, Angela Tuason, Maureen Gerathy Maher, Lauren Palmer, April Lang, Roro MoMa, Haley McCarthy, Maria Monks and the wonderful cafeteria staff for recycling 185 pounds of plastic film so far this school year.

It’s never to late to start participating, check out our Facebook page for information, the attached flyer, or langapril07@gmail.com.

Middlebrook Book Drive Flyer Winter 2023

Please click on the flyer below for more information.

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

January 26-2023

February 16

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 Little league

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Trumbull Public Schools Calendar