Sat, October 22, 2016



Click HERE for important Back to School letters and notices. 

Click HERE to access information about the Milford Brook PTO.

To create a Parent Portal account (parents of kindegarten and new students), click HERE for directions. 

NEWLY APPROVED FOR 2016-2017: Click here for the 2016-2017 district calendar!

Save the Date: Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, October 25th-Friday, October 28th. Please review the letter you child's teacher will be sending home on October 5th which indicates the date/time of your conference.

MB Staff Members: Click HERE for your staff resources.

Attention Milford Brook Students...

Are you a fourth or fifth grader interesting in applying for the opportunity to participate in a special field trip to the Grounds for Sculpture?

If so, have your parents/guardians click on the link below to have you complete the application.

Click here.

Read below for how to sign up for our extracurricular activities.

Coding Club for 4th and 5th Graders Registration

(4th and 5th grade ONLY!)

Coding Club Registration: All Google forms must be submitted by October 19th

Coding Club is coming to Milford Brook on October 27th. Coding is creating a sequence of instructions to enable the computer to do something.  Your children will learn the basics of coding using different apps.  Coding is a great way to learn about beginning programming.

**You must have transportation and be able to attend Thursdays at 8:40AM**

Sessions are listed below. Coding Club will meet on Thursdays (please see dates below).

Please click on the link if you are interested in participating.

Coding Club form - please click and complete the form

Listed below are the dates for the fall Coding Club.




Passage Point: Visitor Registration & Login

Please use the link below to register your visit.

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


Important Dates to Note

Monday, October 3, 2016 and Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Observance of Rosh Hashana - Schools Closed

State Recognized Week of Respect in Schools 

October 3, 2016 through October 7, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016 

PTO Sponsored Walk-A-Thon (Rain Date is October 14th)

Wednesday, October 12th

Observance of Yom Kippur - Schools Closed

 Thursday, October 20, 2016

PTO Sponsored Halloween Spooktacular Dance

(See flyer from PTO with more details)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016-Friday, October 28, 2016

Grade 3 InView Testing (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Grade 3 InView Makeups (Thursday and Friday)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016-Friday, October 28, 2016

4-Hour School Days; lunches will not be served;

PTO is sponsoring a snack sale (Please see flyer from the PTO);

Parent-Teacher Conferences (Please review letter sent home from your child's teacher) indicating the date/time of your scheduled conference

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Festivities at Milford Brook School

(Please review the letter which is being backpacked.)

Spirit Wear Fridays 

Wear yellow or blue or your favorite MB spirit wear!

Every Friday throughout the year!

Attention Parents

Effective immediately, any payment by check or money order must be made payable to:  
Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools

The Business Office has been notified by PNC Bank that they will no longer accept checks or money orders made payable to individual schools.  This applies to payment of fees, tuition, fines and student lunch account deposits.  

Attention Parents/Guardians

Please check your bus information again after 3:30 on Friday, September 2nd to see if any information changed.  Changes are sometimes made prior to the first day.

Please anticipate that busses may be late in picking up and dropping off students during the first few days of school.  Your patience is greatly appreciated. It is strongly recommended that children take the bus to/from school to get into a consistent routine.

 Parent Portal and Bus Information

If you have difficulty accessing the Parent Portal, please contact the following email address:

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... 

To access student bus passes and bus information, click here! Please check back at this link on the night before the first day of school. Changes may have been made to your child's bus assignments!

Report Card Timelines and Parent Handbooks

One manner in which parents/guardians are notified about a child's academic progress is through a standards based reporting method.  

Listed below are parent handbooks for grades K-5 which provide detailed information about this report card.  Sample report cards are provided within each handbook.

Kindergarten Report Card Handbook

Grades 1 and 2 Report Card Handbook

Grade 3 Report Card Handbook

Grade 4 Report Card Handbook

Grade 5 Report Card Handbook


Students in kindergarten will receive a paper copy of their report card time based on semesters:

The Semester 1 Kindergarten Report Card will be sent home on Friday, February 17, 2017.

The Semester 2 Kindergarten Report Card will be sent home on the last day of school.

Students in grades 1-5 are assessed on a trimester schedule.

Paper copies of report cards for students in grades 1-5 are not sent home. Parents/guardians access their child's report card via the Parent Portal. It is highly suggested that you print your child's report card each trimester as the Portal link to access the report card closes a few weeks after each trimester report card is available. 

The Portal opens on the following dates to view report cards for grades 1-5:

Trimester 1 Grades 1-5 - December 21, 2016

Trimester 2 Grades 1-5 - March 27, 2016

Trimester 3 Grades 1-5 - Last Day of School 

Supply Lists for 2016-2017

Click on the appropriate list below to view the supplies needed for your child for the 2016-2017 school year.

Entering Kindergarten

Entering First Grade

Entering Second Grade

Entering Third Grade

Entering Fourth Grade

Entering Fifth Grade

Milford Brook School

Welcome to 2016-2017

Dear Milford Brook Families:

Please remember to check your bus number/stops the day before school to ensure that changes have not been made. 

Bus information and bus passes will be available by clicking HERE as of a date in August TBD To view the Bus Safety Brochure with rules and procedures for busses, please click HERE. 

Jodi Pepchinski




Click here to review the REVISED Milford Brook testing school for PARCC.


PARCC Information for Grades 3-5

Manalapan-Englishtown PARCC Testing Information

Students in grades 3-8 will take the 2016 PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) in April or May depending upon the schedule above.

Please note that this schedule may be updated and modified. All dates may be subject to change. Continue to check back for updates.

PARCC General Information, including sample tests:

PARCC Information for Parents:

Video instruction for using PARCC tools:

For PARCC Mathematics How To Be Successful Videos, click:

For PARCC English Language Arts/Literacy How to Be Successful Videos, click:

Kudos to Our Staff...

Congratulations to the

Milford Brook

2015-2016 Support Person of the Year,

Ms. Lori Pellechia!

Congratulations to the

Milford Brook

2015-2016 Teacher of the Year,

Ms. Laurie Glass!

Congratulations to the


Regional Schools

2015-2016 Pupil Personnel Services

Person of the Year,

Mrs. Lisa Reiser!

Annual Integrated Pest Management Notice

For School Year 2016-2017

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 DeMarco

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 Manalapan-Englishtown 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

Harmonix Inspect Spray             Pyrethrins   432-1526

Tempo Ultra SC                         beta-Cyfluthrin     432-1363          

A meeting regarding the School Integrated Pest Management Program and/or adoption of the “IPM” Policy is scheduled for the following date and time:

September 8, 2016 at 7:30PM Milford Brook Media Center

On the first day of school, all students will receive a copy of a consent form acknowledging that you have 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.



Jodi Pepchinski


Milford Brook School




Milford Brook Celebrates Arbor Day 2016

Thank you to Consulting and Municipal Engineers, Emelar Farms, the Manalapan Shade Tree Committee, and Manalapan Mayor Mary Ann Musich for joining us at our tree dedication ceremony on May 9th.  

Thank you to Emelar Farms for its special gift, a sugar maple tree,  to our school!