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Linking Our School To Our Community October 15, 2021

Weekly News

Hello Middlebrook Families,

It was another busy week of learning here at Middlebrook. Our kindergarteners are doing amazing with their phonemic awareness instruction. They are catching on to rhyming and blending words......already! Decorated pumpkins are filling the library hallway. I spent some time in 2nd grade observing students learning how to use intonation and voice to identify different ways to read based on character feelings. Also, hearing screenings took place this week in grades K, 1, 3, 4 and 5.

Please take a few minutes and complete the parent/guardian survey that was sent out by Dr. Semmel today. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JkltZVBpCKGysBkafkt8cDWOdyBQ7IUunaour4u-Er4/edit?usp=sharing School Climate Survey. Students are being given an opportunity to answer a student version of this survey while in school. The data that we collect from these surveys will be reviewed by our district and school level teams to identify areas of celebration and growth. In the spring, we will ask that you complete the survey again. This will help us identify areas where our intentional steps have had an impact for the good and identify areas that need additional effort. We expect to use this survey data each year as one way to update our improvement plan.

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Your child's success in school depends on establishing a solid educational background; one that can only be gained through regular school attendance.

Please note: a student may be absent up to 9 times, to the discretion of parent/guardian.

For the tenth (10th) absence and all absences thereafter in a school year, a student’s absences from school are only considered to be excused for the following reasons:

  • student illness if verified by an appropriately licensed medical professional – submitting a doctor’s note
  • student’s observance of a religious holiday
  • death in the student’s family or other emergency 2 beyond the control of the student’s family
  • mandated court appearance if supported by appropriate additional documentation
  • the lack of transportation that is normally provided by a district other than the one the student attends
  • extraordinary educational opportunities pre-approved by District administrators in accordance with Connecticut State Department of Education guidelines.

Please try to avoid scheduling family vacations when school is in session. It is difficult for your child to make-up the learning that is missed. The Trumbull Board of Education firmly believes that regular school attendance is essential for an effective and productive learning experience. The sequential presentation of school learning requires a continuity of instruction. The maximum benefits for each individual child can be achieved only from participation and interaction in daily activity. The Board of Education strongly believes that family vacations should not take place when school is in session.

The TPS attendance policy can be found by accessing the link below:


Upcoming Events:

October 18th

PTA meeting 7:15pm in the cafeteria

If you can't come in person, please join us via zoom:)


October 19th

School-wide Read Aloud

October 22nd

MB Pink Out Day

School Store grades 1-5

October 25th

Book Fair 9-2pm

October 26th

Book Fair 9-5pm

Early Release 1:00pm dismissal - bagged lunch to take home

Afternoon Conferences

BOE Meeting 7:00pm

October 27th

School Pictures Re-take day

No Book Fair this day

October 28th

Early Release 1:00pm dismissal - bagged lunch to take home

Afternoon Conferences

October 29th

Dress up day - more information to come from your child's teacher

Have a wonderful weekend.

Debbie Ponte


PFC Bridgeforth

It was an exciting morning at Middlebrook on Thursday when PFC Bridgeforth surprised his children after being away for 6 months. He spent time in Fort Jackson, SC for Basic Training and in Fort Lee, Virginia for AIT. Thank you for your service!!!
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Students in ALL grades K-5

Reflections is an arts program run at the national PTA level for about the last 50 years. Trumbull has been participating in this program for a long time. Reflections runs over all grade levels k-12. Students submit their completed works of art in one of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Submissions are due in December. Please download the guidelines and entry packet below. We hope many of our students participate.

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Calling All 5th Graders!!

5th Grade ICECREAM SOCIAL - click the link below to sign up!

Thursday, October 21st!

Middlebrook "PINK OUT" in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Friday, October 22nd.

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We are so excited Middlebrook School is participating in the PINK pledge this year. We encourage all staff and students to wear pink! If you would like to make a donation, click the MB link below.


The Library Pumpkin Patch

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The Great Pumpkin Contest - Pumpkins due Monday, October 18th

Help turn our library hallway into a special pumpkin patch filled with your favorite literary characters. It's fun and easy to do! Materials are available in our school library or click on the links below for more detailed information, including a pumpkin outline.

The Library Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Outline

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