MILFORD BROOK CELEBRATES READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK 2014
To celebrate Read Across America Week, the following school spirit days will take place:
Winter Weather Information:
Updated information will be posted on the MERS Homepage: www.mers.k12.nj.us or Download the MERS APP.
*Reminders: In the event of a school closing, early dismissal, or delayed opening, you will receive a phone call from the district.
*If we have a delayed opening, there are no before-school activities, except for Before School BSI which begins at 9:50. If we have an early closing, there are no after-school activities.
* On a delayed opening schedule, Before Care begins at 9:30.
*On a delayed opening schedule, the school day begins at 10:50.
*Please do not drop students off earlier than the scheduled times indicated above.
Important Update for Parents Regarding Passage Point
As per the letter sent home on March 3rd, please make sure to register for Passage Point by March 21st. For step-by-step directions on how to register, please go to the following link:
Thank you for your cooperation.
Congratulations to the
2013 Milford Brook Spelling Bee Finalists
Attention Parents of Before-the-School Day BSI Students:
With the uncertainty that the weather brings to us during the winter months, we would like to inform you that in the event of a delayed opening, Milford Brook School will still conduct its Before-the-School Day Basic Skills program in which your child is currently a participant.
If there is a delayed opening, students enrolled in the Before-the-School Day Basic Skills Program are to be dropped off for instruction at 9:50 AM. On a delayed opening schedule, the actual school day would commence at 10:50 --- ninety minutes after the regular start to the school day.
Thank you for your continued support.
Jodi A. Pepchinski
Extra, Extra Read All About It...
The Mane Event is Now Available for Your Review!
We are very excited to feature our student-produced newspaper, The Mane Event. Click here to read and enjoy our Winter edition.
Our pride is proud of our student writers and their advisor, Ms. Heagele, for their hard work!
Congratulations to the Milford Brook National Geographic Bee winner.
We would also like to congratulate all ten contestants for a job well done!
Ms. Maggiore's Second Grade's Gingerbread House Fundraiser for Kaboom!
Mrs. Maggiore’s class organized a gingerbread house fundraiser to raise money for KaBOOM!. KaBOOM is a non-for profit organization that is dedicated to creating quality playgrounds in communities of need across America. Throughout the first week of December, Mrs. Maggiore’s class was hard at work during non-instructional time to create a very large Milford Brook gingerbread house. The gingerbread house was very proudly displayed upon entering the building and on our school’s website. A contest was held for students to “guess the number of pieces of candy” used to build the gingerbread house. The student with the closest guess received a grand prize package. Thank you to the following vendors from the local community and the Freehold Raceway Mall for donating prizes that went to the grand prize winner: Bobby’s Burger Palace, Toy Genius, Microsoft, Build-A-Bear, Barnes and Noble, Walmart. Thank you also to our parent volunteers who assisted with the creation of the massive gingerbread house!
Congratulations to Eesha Boddu, a first grader in Ms. Garnett's first grade class. Eesha was recently acknowledged as the grand prize winner of the Manalapan Mural Contest for the 5-18 year old age group. For her efforts, Eesha received a certificate from the mayor. Her artwork, focusing on the theme of respect, will be painted in the new Manalapan Community Center. We look forward to seeing our Milford Lion's artwork proudly displayed for the community!
Milford Brook School Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Its Newly Inducted Piano Lab
Milford Brook would like to extend the warmest "thank you" to The Foundation for MERS, Barry and Star Tobias, and the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation for supporting the implementation of our school's piano lab. On November 25th, the Student Council Executive Officers presented Mr. and Mrs. Tobias and The Foundation with a card expressing their appreciation. All students in the school signed the card.
Beginning this school year, all Milford students are afforded the opportunity to learn how to play the piano and to bring musical theory into musical practice through the hands-on, performance-based experiences encountered in the general music classroom. Thank you to Mrs. Emily Magenheim for her continued passion and dedication to the students of Milford Brook School.
Milford Brook Continues to Give Back
Milford Brook students and staff have delved into the spirit of giving early in the month of November as classes and student organizations hosted multiple drives.
Thank you to Ms. Glass and her Lions' Club members who sponsored a candy drive in collaboration with the Brace Place of Manalapan. All donations were sent overseas to U.S. soldiers.
Thank you to Ms. Formica's class for hosting its "Guess the number of Rainbow Loom bands" contest. Students donated a dollar for two guesses. All proceeds -- $ 350.00 -- were donated to the National Children's Center in Washington, D.C. The winner of the Rainbow Loom contest received 10,449 Rainbow Loom bands, a loom, the jar, and a case to be decorated by the winner and Ms. Heagele, our art teacher.
Milford Brook Staff continued its yearly tradition of collecting donations to help support local families in need during the holiday season. Donations were provided by staff members for the purchase of gift cards to local grocery stores. The gift cards were then delivered by Ms. Glass and Ms. Reiser to eligible families. Thank you to our staff for their continued generosity. With Hanukkah being early this year, staff and students also began to donate presents for its Annual Giving Tree Drive.
Thank you to Ms. Fisher's class for hosting its Annual After-School Candy BINGO event.
Milford Brook Teachers Support Breast Cancer Awareness
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.
Parent Portal Reopens for Student Schedules
The Milford Brook Parent Portal will reopen on August 23, 2013 to allow parents to access their student's schedule.
For information about creating a Parent Portal account, click here...
For parents with an existing Parent Portal account, click here to access the Parent Portal...
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