Sun, December 21, 2014

WELCOME TO THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR AT

MILFORD BROOK SCHOOL!


Congratulations to Mrs. Goldberg,

Milford Brook School's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year!


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

Evening of Strings Concert

Wednesday, December 17th at 7:00 PM at MEMS

Parent Portal Opens for Grades 1-4

Thursday, December 18th

National Geographic Bee

Friday, December 19th 

December Birthday Bash

Friday, December 19th

4-hour Day

Tuesday, December 23rd

Milford Brook will "ring in" in 2015 with its New Year's Countdown at the end of the day!

Winter Break

Wednesday, December 24th - Sunday, January 4th

School Reopens for Grades 1-5 

Monday, January 5th

Kindergarten students resume school on Tuesday, January 6th

School Spirit Days

Thursday, December 18th - Wear a mismatched outfit or socks!

Friday, December 19th - Wear school spirit wear or school colors!

Monday, December 22nd - Wear your favorite holiday sweater!

Tuesday, December 23rd - Wear your coziest pajamas!


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...


Extra, Extra!!!


Now available for your reading pleasure -- Milford Brook's student-developed newspaper, The Mane Event. 

Click here to read the latest edition!


**Important**

PARCC Information for Grades 3-5

Manalapan-Englishtown PARCC Testing Information


Students in grades 3-8 will take the 2015 PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) in March and the End-of-Year (EOY) in May. Links to our school schedule will be available here. Please note that this schedule may be updated and modified. All dates are tentative. 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


Dr. Marciante’s PowerPoint from the Nov. 13, 2014 CCSS and PARCC Meeting:

http://manalapan.nj.schoolwebpages.com/education/page/download.php?fileinfo=UGFyZW50X01lZXRpbmdfUEFSQ0NfUG93ZXJfUG9pbnRfMTExMzIwMTQuc

GRmOjo6L3d3dzcvc2Nob29scy9uai9tYW5hbGFwYW4vaW1hZ2VzL2RvY21nci8xNDN

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Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners!


Congratulations to the Newly Elected Milford Brook School Student Council Executive Council!


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

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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


Happy Halloween from Milford Brook School