Fri, October 31, 2014

WELCOME TO THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR AT

MILFORD BROOK SCHOOL!


Passage Point: Visitor Registration & Login

Please use the link below to register your visit.

http://passagepoint.mers.k12.nj.us:2080/pp/wi1

If you have not yet registered for use of the program, please refer to the directions by clicking HERE.

 

Important Dates to Note

4-Hour Student Day

Tuesday, October 21st; Wednesday, October 22nd;

Thursday, October 23rd; and Friay, October 24th 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, October 21st - Evening Conferences

Wednesday, October 22nd - Day Conferences

Thursday, October 23rd - Evening Conferences

Friday, October 24th - Day Conferences

School Store

October 28th during lunches

PTA Meeting

October 29th

October Birthday Bash

October 30th 

Halloween at Milford Brook

October 31st

Student Council Elections

November 4th 

Schools Closed - NJEA Convention

November 6th and November 7th 

Parent Visitation RSVP Form Due

November 12th 

PTA Ice Cream Social

November 13th 5:30-6:30 PM

Spelling Bee - Grades 4/5

November 14th 


Happy Halloween from Milford Brook School


Milford Brook Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month!



Annual Integrated Pest Management Notice

For School Year 2014-2015

 

August 2014

Dear Parent, Guardian, or Staff Member:

This notice is being distributed to comply with the New Jersey School Integrated Pest Management Act. Manalapan-Englishtown School District has adopted an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Policy and has implemented an IPM Plan to comply with this law. IPM is a holistic, preventive approach to managing pests that is explained further in the schools IPM Policy included with this notice.

All schools in New Jersey are required to have an Integrated Pest Management Coordinator (IPM Coordinator) to oversee all activities related to IPM and pesticide use at the school. 

The IPM Coordinator for Manalapan-Englishtown School District is: 

Name of IPM Coordinator: Paul De Marco

Business Phone number: 732-786-2500

Business Address: 54 N. Main Street, Englishtown, NJ 07726

The IPM Coordinator maintains the pesticide product label, and the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) (when one is available), of each pesticide product that may be used on school property.  The label and the MSDS are available for review by a parent, guardian, staff member, or student attending the school.  Also, the IPM Coordinator is available to parents, guardians, and staff members for information and to discuss comments about IPM activities and pesticide use at the school.

As part of a school pest management plan Milford Brook School may use pesticides to control pests.  The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) register pesticides to determine that the use of a pesticide in accordance with instructions printed on the label does not pose an unreasonable risk to human health and the environment.  Nevertheless, the EPA and the DEP cannot guarantee that registered pesticides do not pose any risk to human health, thus unnecessary exposure to pesticides should be avoided.  The EPA has issued the statement that where possible, persons who are potentially sensitive, such as pregnant women, infants and children, should avoid unnecessary pesticide exposure.

The following pesticides have been used at this location in the past 12 months:

Trade Name  Common Name    EPA Registration #

Final All Weather Blox                        Brodifacoum 12455-89

Mother Earth Dust   Diatomaceous Earth 499-509

Advion Ant Gel   Indoxacarb (S-Enantiomer)   352-746

Eco Via EC                                        Thyme Oil,   FIFRA 25(b) Exempt

                                                          2-Phenethyl Propionate,

                                                          Rosemary Oil

Roundup QuikPRO                            Ammonium salt of glyphosate 524-535

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Click here to review the BOE Policy on Integrated Pest Management.

Meetings regarding the School Integrated Pest Management Program and/or adoption of the “IPM” Policy are scheduled for the following dates and times:

 

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the Milford Brook Media Center

On the first day of school, all students will receive a copy of this letter and the related policy along with a consent form acknowledging that you have received and reviewed the information.  Please look for this in the packet of information that is brought home on the first day of school and return to the school by the due date indicated on the form.

We look forward to a fantastic 2014-2015!

Respectfully,

Jodi Pepchinski

Principal

Milford Brook School


Milford Brook Continues to Recognize Violence and Vandalism Awareness 

As we continue to honor Violence and Vandalism Awareness, we we will be holding the following spirit days during the week of October 27th-October 31st,

  • Monday, October 27th - "Hats of to Peace": Wear a hat to school (crazy hat, sports hat, any hat you choose!).
  • Tuesday, October 28th - "Team Up with Kindness": Honor your favorite sports team or sport by wearing something relating to the team or sport.
  • Wednesday, October 29th - "Following the Rules is No Sweat": Wear your favorite sweatshirt, sweat pants, or sweat outfit.
  • Thursday, October 30th - "Respect is in our genes, our should we say jeans!": Wear jeans today.
  • Friday. October 31st - Celebrate together with your Milford Brook Family by wearing your Halloween costume today! 

Congratulations to Mrs. Luchi,

Milford Brook School's Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Ms. Swierczek.

Milford Brook's Support Staff Member of the Year



Milford Brook's First and Fifth Grades Classes

Support the Make-A-Wish Foundation

On May 22nd, our first and fifth grade students held a live "Wax Museum." Leading up to this project, students in the first grade paired up with a fifth grade buddy to research a famous person from today or history.  Students then conducted extensive research and developed a presentation.  The culmination of the project further engaged students as they then dressed up as the person they researched.  One hundred and ninety-three students then were set up in the gymnasium -- on a red carpet -- and acted as wax museum figures.  Guests (family and friends of the students involved) were invited to visit the museum.  In order to bring a wax figure to "life," guests needed to drop change in a bucket in front of the wax figure.  The wax figure was then brought to life and shared his/her story with guests.  The event raised one thousand and ninety-seven dollars -- in change.  The students and teachers chose to donate this money to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.