Tue, September 16, 2014

WELCOME TO THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR AT

MILFORD BROOK SCHOOL!


ROSETTA STONE LANGUAGE SELECTION

Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 2-5


Please choose your Rosetta Stone language by September 15, 2014.

Click HERE to complete the form. 

As per Dr. Monroe's email which was backpacked through email:

Students in Grades 2-5 use Rosetta Stone instruction to meet their New Jersey World Language requirement. You have one opportunity per year to select your child’s Rosetta Stone language. 

If you choose to change your child’s language, the progress report from your child’s previous language will no longer be available after September 15. You may print a progress report from the current account until that time if you wish to do so. 

If you have more than one child in grades 2-5 and wish to specify new language choices for more than one of them, you must submit a form for each of your children for whom you want a language change.

If your child is enrolled in our district’s English as Second Language program, you may select American English as your child’s Rosetta Stone language.

If you do not submit a form by September 15, your child will be registered for Latin American Spanish for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Thank you for your attention to this matter, and thank for your support of our schools.


Attention Fourth and Fifth Grade Students...

Interested in joining the Milford Brook Band or Orchestra?

Click HERE to register.

Interested in joining the Milford Brook Choir?

Choir is open to any student in grades 4 and 5 who love to sing! Click HERE to register.

Please register for Choir by Monday, September 22nd.

The first rehearsal will be Tuesday, September 30th. 


Please bring a folder to each rehearsal

For more information, please see Mrs. Magenheim's website.


Attention 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders...

Milford Brook has TALENT!!!

If you would like to audition for the 2014-2015 Talent Show, click HERE.

The Milford Brook Talent Show Auditions are open to any 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade student at Milford Brook.

Students who register at the link above will be given an audition date after the close of auditions.


The sign up deadline is September 23, 2014.


Please view Mrs. Magenheim's website for more detailed information.

This year's talent show is scheduled for December 4th.


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

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The schedule for Back to School Night was backpacked on September 8th and a copy was sent home on September 4th.  

Kindergarten, Grade 1, 2 & Ms. DiFranco:

6:30-7:00 PM Classroom visitations 

7:00-7:30 PM Special Subject/Support Teachers available in their classrooms

Grades 3, 4 & 5 & Mrs. Engel:

7:00-7:30 Special Subject/Support Teachers available in their classrooms

7:30-8:00 Classroom visitations 

First PTA Meeting

September 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM

All parents/guardians are welcome to attend!

We will also be discussing the IPM policy at this meeting.


SUMMER MATH AND READING PACKETS

Summer Math Packets

Click HERE for a link to each grade level's summer math packets.

Summer Reading Lists

Click HERE for a link to each grade level's summer reading packets.


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

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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


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 School

Supply Lists

2014-2015

For your convenience, supply lists for each grade level are listed below.  To access the link, click on the grade you would like to view.  Copies of these lists will also be sent home with students in their report cards on the last day of school.

Kindergarten Supply List

Grade 1 Supply List

Grade 2 Supply List

Grade 3 Supply List

Grade 4 Supply List

Grade 5 Supply List


Extra, Extra...

The June Edition of the Mane Event is now available.

Click here to read the final edition

for the 2013-2014 school here.

Thank you to Ms. Heagele and our news reporters for their hard work and dedication!  Enjoy the summer!


The New Piano Lab is here!!! 

The Foundation for Manalapan Englishtown Regional Schools and The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation helped to fund a new state of the art piano lab for the general music classroom at Milford Brook.  The grant submitted by Emily Magenheim, a general music teacher, will provide every student at Milford Brook with the opportunity to learn how to play the piano on their own personal instrument fully equipped with digital features, benches, adjustable stands, and headphones.  With the collaborative efforts of Pat Berger, Barry Tobias, Emily Magenheim, as well as building and district administration, the piano lab has become a reality and a staple in music instruction at Milford Brook School. 



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.