Sat, June 25, 2016

Milford Brook

Summer Reading

Challenge Information


Click here to access the information about the Milford Brook Summer Reading Challenge for 2016!


MILFORD BROOK

Summer Hours and Contact Information 

Dear Milford Brook Families:

 

Students and staff here at Milford Brook are excitedly counting down to the last day of school on June 24thand are eagerly counting up to the 2016-2017 school year. As summer quickly approaches, I would like to thank each of you for another fantastic school year.  Our school community wishes you and your family a safe, happy, and healthy summer!

 

Please note that throughout the summer, Milford Brook will be closed to visitors to accommodate an electrical upgrade project.  In addition, throughout the month of July, the office staff at Milford Brook will be on vacation.  Any communication that needs to be conducted with the office staff or principal needs to be done via email or as per the notations below.

 

Please be advised of the following contact information and summer office hours at Milford Brook School:

 

· June 27th – June 30th: Office staff will be present during regular Milford Brook School hours. Contact can be made to the school at 732-786-2780.

· July 1st – July 31st: Office staff will be unavailable.  If you need any assistance, please email me (Jodi Pepchinski, principal) at jpepchinski@mersnj.us.  I will get back to you as soon as I can.

· August 1st - August 19th: Office staff will be present from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Contact can be made to the school at 732-786-2780.

· August 22nd: Office returns to regular Milford Brook School hours.  Contact can be made to the school at 732-786-2780.

If you have any questions about transportation or registration, please contact the Transportation Department at 732-786-2640.


If you have moved or are aware that you will be moving, please try to contact the Main Office by the last day of school.  Otherwise, please contact the office as soon as you are aware of the need to transfer out of Milford Brook. Please note that if you are moving within the district (within Manalapan or Englishtown), the school must still be notified of this change of address.  Please also notify the Transportation department at the number listed above.

 

For grades 1-5, report cards will be available at the end of the day on June 24th via the Parent Portal. Please remember to print a copy should you need it for extra-curricular activities outside of school! Kindergarten students will receive a paper copy of their report card to bring home on the last day of school.

 

Placement information will be available the last week in August through the Parent Portal.  More information and any updates to this will posted on the website at www.mers.k12.nj.us .

Enjoy the summer months!

Sincerely,

Jodi Pepchinski, Principal                                                                                                                                


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

Monday, August 29th

Milford Brook School New Student Orientation Gr. 1-5

9:30 AM 

A letter will be sent out in August with more information.

 Friday, September 2nd

Milford Brook Kindergarten Visitation

12:00-1:00PM at MB

A letter will be sent out in August with more information.

**Please remember to print or save an electronic copy of your child's report card should it be needed by extra-curricular activities outside of school.

If you are aware that your family will be moving, please notify the Main Office ASAP. If possible, please notify by the June 24th so the proper paperwork can be completed.

Spirit Wear Fridays 

Wear yellow or blue or your favorite MB spirit wear!

Every Friday throughout the year!


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

Manalapan-Englishtown

Regional Schools

2015-2016 Pupil Personnel Services

Person of the Year,

Mrs. Lisa Reiser!



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

Principal


MILFORD BROOK

PARCC TESTING SCHEDULE 

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

**Important**

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: http://www.parcconline.org/


PARCC Information for Parents:http://www.parcconline.org/for-parents


Video instruction for using PARCC tools:

For PARCC Mathematics How To Be Successful Videos, click: http://www.marlboro.k12.nj.us/curriculum.cfm?subpage=67284

For PARCC English Language Arts/Literacy How to Be Successful Videos, click: http://www.marlboro.k12.nj.us/curriculum.cfm?subpage=67355


Attention Parents/Guardians

Beginning this year, paper copies of student report cards (grades 1-5) will not be sent home.  Please access your child's report card through the Parent Portal.

 Parent Portal

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

PSportalhelp@mersnj.us

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...


Annual Integrated Pest Management Notice

For School Year 2015-2016

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 school's 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

Round-Up Quick Pro Glyphosate, N-(phosphonomethyl)   524-535

  Glycine in form of its ammonium

  Salt, Diquat dibromide,

    pyrazinediium dibromide

ProDeuce Ethoxylated Tallowmines   228-509

  Glophosate

  Prodiamine

Oryzalin 4 Pro Oryzalin: 3.5-dinitro-N-N- 72167-15-73220

  dipropylsulfanilamide Glyphosate

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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 17, 2015 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.

Respectfully,

Jodi Pepchinski

Principal

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!