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A Message from the Principals

Hello Millbridge Families,


We hope you have had a fantastic summer and that you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. We are so pleased that you are part of the amazing Millbridge Family. We welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and we look forward to working with you and your children.


Each year brings positive change. This includes a number of new positions and additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome:


New to Delran Staff



  • Lori Massey, Principal
  • Nicole Ptaszenski, Pre-K
  • Shanalynn Murt, Self-Contained Special Education
  • Devin Kane, 1st Grade
  • Amira Fanek, LOA 1st Grade- Anderson
  • Ava Majors, LOA 2nd Grade- Sorrentino
  • Victoria Derlin, Part-Time Nurse
  • Cyndi Hess, Nurse (9/19)
  • Madison Jones, BSI Teacher
  • Celeste Massari, OT
  • Allesondra Sanchez, Speech
  • Devon Williams, Office Clerk
  • Mina Mignano Leuck, Math Coach



Welcome Back



  • Maria Cresci
  • Megan Rodier
  • Ilana Morris
  • Taj Abdullah, Full-time Guidance Counselor



New Roles



  • Stephanie Segrest, Literacy Coach
  • Leticia Candido, Paraprofessional
  • Antonina Janik-Robinson, Paraprofessional



Our staff has been working hard setting up classrooms and planning exciting activities. We are ready to welcome your children this year and look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, September 7th.


Educationally yours,


Mrs. Massey and Mrs. Murphy

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Tyvek Wristband

Parents should have received a Tvyek wristband for your child in the mail. Please be sure that your child wears the wristbands on the first few days of school.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

If you ordered from 1st Day School Supplies for your student, the box will be in his or her classroom on the first day.


If you need to purchase school supplies, this year's list can be accessed here.

Parent Portal- Questions

If you have not already done so please go into the parent portal and answer the parent questions. If you have logged into Portal, please log in to ensure that all of the questions that you entered have been recorded to reflect your desired responses.


These forms must be filled out so that your child will have access to their Chromebook.

Snack at School

In order to ensure that all students with life-threatening allergies are safe at school, we ask that everyone adhere to this safe snack list.
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  • Only Millbridge staff members are permitted in the bus loop and on the sidewalk closest to the school during arrival and dismissal. Parents should not gather in or around the school building. Please help us ensure a safe and orderly arrival by dropping off your child quickly.


  • Our school hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. daily. Students cannot arrive before 8:50 a.m., as there is no supervision until that time.


  • Student drop-off begins at 8:50 AM after the first bell rings and our staff will begin to unload the carpool lane and buses.


  • Preschool and Kindergarten will enter through door #19 located directly after the bus loop. First grade will enter through the main entrance and Second grade will enter through the gym doors, #2.


  • The drop-off for carpool students is located behind the cafeteria in the new large circular loop. Please drive thru and follow the arrows on the ground in and around the loop. A Millbridge staff member will be there each morning to greet your child by opening the car door. Please have your child in the back passenger seat as this makes it easier for the staff member to let the children out in a timely fashion.


  • To respect the flow of traffic please enter coming from Haines Mill Rd. and exit right onto Conrow Rd. going towards Hartford Rd.


  • If you will be walking your child to school, please use the sidewalk closest to the street. Millbridge staff who are on duty will meet your child so they can enter school. Only staff and students are permitted on the sidewalks in front of the school during arrival and dismissal. We know the first day of school is a memory that parents like to hold near and dear with pictures. We encourage pictures are taken at home to allow a smooth transition for arrival.


  • Students must be dropped off by 9:00 a.m. After that time, you will have to bring your child to the front office to be signed in.


  • If your child will be riding the bus, you can access information about their bus in Parent Portal. Login information was mailed out a few weeks ago. Please direct any busing questions to our transportation coordinator at sjankowski@delranschools.org.


  • The Burlington County YMCA operates a before and after-school childcare program. For information, rates, or to register your child for this program, please visit their website.


  • Dismissal will begin at 3:20 PM, at which time all students will be escorted to the area designated for parent pickup, placed on their bus, or sent to Prime Time. Walkers and carpool students are dismissed through the cafeteria doors. For parents picking their child up, you will need to present government-issued identification and sign your child out or use your Fast Pass. We kindly ask that you pick your child up by 3:30.


  • At Millbridge we put an emphasis on student safety. Therefore, all students will be placed on the bus or in Prime Time automatically, unless we receive prior written notification from a parent or legal guardian. If you would like to pick your child up from school, please send in a note with your child or email the office at MBoffice@delranschools.org before 10:00 AM. Please do not send emails to your child's teacher with a change for the same day as they may not have the opportunity to check their email before dismissal. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Fast Passes

Fast Passes are a system that eliminates the need to show government-issued photo identification at dismissal for students who are picked up regularly.


If you had an existing Fast Pass for your student from the 21-22 school year, this will be honored through October 7th.


Fast Pass Pictures for the 21-22 School Year will be taken on the following dates.


  • September 20, 21, 22- Kindergarten Students
  • September 27, 28, 29- 1st Grade Students
  • October 3, 4, 5- 2nd Grade Students



This year, there is a paper form being used and you may request up to TWO Fast Passes per student. Please make sure if the person that will be picking up your child is not a parent/guardian, that he or she is listed in the parent portal as an approved emergency contact.

Important Information: Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast & Lunch can be purchased. We encourage parents begin an account and place money on their student account. Please click here for the breakfast order form.
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LOST AND FOUND

Each year, we have countless items ranging from winter coats to backpacks that are lost. We strongly encourage parents to LABEL EVERYTHING with your child’s name, teacher and bus letter. Lost and found items are kept in the gym and put out periodically throughout the year.

Become an Observer in Canvas

If you have not already done so, please be sure to become an observer for your child(ren) in Canvas. The information below is from the district's webpage and will help you become a co-observer. If you have multiple children, you will be able to see everything for them in one place. Teachers will be providing a weekly overview for parents and notes for the week in Canvas.

To enable co-enrollment (observer) in Canvas K-12 your student will need to generate a pairing code and you will need to link the account. A parent may pair (link) to multiple children in the same parent (observer) account.


You will need to set up the pairing through a web browser like Chrome.You cannot enable pairing or observing through the parent app.


Co-enrollment means you can view grades, upcoming assignments and due dates, missing work, and teacher communication.


Teachers can send individual, group, and course-wide messages to students and parents.

Once you're co-enrolled, you'll want to set-up your notification preferences. Click here for instructions on setting up your notification preferences.


Watch the following video by our tech staff for more information.

Parent Access to Canvas

Dates to Know

September 7- First Day of School, Single Session for Kindergarten


September 12, 2022- Back to School Night- 2nd Grade, 7PM

September 13, 2022- Back to School Night- 1st Grade, 7 PM

September 29, 2022- Back to School Night- Pre-K and Kindergarten, 7 PM