Thu, February 26, 2015





In the event schools are to be closed or the day is to be abbreviated due to inclement weather, please be aware of the following:

Regular school Start Time: 9:20 AM

Delayed Opening Start Time (90 minute delay): 10:50 AM

School Emergency Announcements:  732-786-2555                                                             

Television Stations:  NEWS 12 NEW JERSEY, Channels 4, 5 & 7 

District Phone Chain:  Parents will be notified about school closings through our District’s Phone Chain.  Messages will be left for all parents on their home and cell phones.  Please ensure that your contact information is up-to-date with the school. 

Milford Brook School Before Care:

· If the school is closed for inclement weather, there is NO Before Care.  

· If the school has a delayed opening, then the Milford Brook Before Care Program will open at 9:30 AM.

· All children will be dropped off at the front entrance of the building.  The district will, to the best of its ability, attempt to clear the driveway and the walkway to the front entrance before the 9:30 AM opening of the program.

· If it becomes apparent that the district is unable to meet its obligation to clean the driveway and walkway of snow, the decision to open the Milford Brook Before Care Program will be re-evaluated and, at some point, this procedure might be changed. 

Before School BSI/RTI/Speech – In the event of a delayed opening, these academic programs will begin at 9:50 AM.  If school is closed, these classes are cancelled.

Extra-Curricular Before School Activities (Chorus, Band, Newspaper, Minecraft, Young Scientists, Orchestra, etc.) – In the event of a delayed opening, these extra-curricular before-school activities are cancelled. If school is closed, these activities are cancelled.

YMCA After School Care: 

·   If school is closed for inclement weather, there is NO After School Care.

·   If school has an early unscheduled dismissal due to inclement weather there is NO After School Care.  Please make certain that the school and your child are aware in advance of alternate arrangements for early dismissal.

·   When school remains open during inclement weather, After School Care is OPEN.

·   If you have any questions, please consult the Parent Handbook for further information or call the Freehold YMCA at 732-462-0464.

On rare occasions, children will be bused home early to avoid hazardous traffic conditions, unexpected storms, or for other unexpected emergencies.  All parents will be contacted through the District’s Phone Chain in these situations.  If you are aware of such conditions and have not received a call, please reference one of the options above.  Please remember that road conditions and visibility are the major factors in the decision making, more so than the number of inches of snow.  Therefore, you should check a closing “site” at the slightest sign of snow or freezing weather. 


It is important that you have an emergency plan developed with your child in the instance of an early school closing.  Please also make sure that your child is familiar with your procedures for days with an early closing. 




Please review the school calendar carefully for scheduled early dismissal days (noted as 4-hour days), and be sure to keep informed about emergent/inclement weather dismissals.  If you do not want your child to take the bus on early dismissal days, you must send a note to your child’s teacher, and the student will be held to be picked up.  Please respectfully adhere to the dismissal time noted below for parent pick-up.  In emergencies, please call the school at 732-786-2780.


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

School Store

Tuesday, February 24th


Date changed to Thursday, February 26th

February Birthday Celebration

Friday, February 27th

March 2nd through March 27th

PARCC Testing 

Please scroll down on this page for the PARCC testing schedule.

School Spirit/MB Wear Day

Every Friday!

End of Trimester II - Grades 1-4

Friday, March 13th

Parent Teacher Conference Forms Due to School

Monday, March 16th

Relay for Life Neucomb Event - Gr. 4 and 5

Tuesday, March 17th 

End of Trimester II - Grades 1-4

Friday, March 13th

School Store

Tuesday, March 24th

March Birthday Celebration

Tuesday, March 31st

Parent-Teacher Conferences & 4-Hour Student Days

Wednesday, March 25th - Evening Conferences

Thursday, March 26th - Evening Conferences

Friday, March 27th - Daytime Conferences

Relay for Life Spirit Days

Monday, March 30th - Hat Day (in honor of sun protection)

Tuesday, March 31st - Sports Day (promoting a healthy lifestyle)

Wednesday, April 1st - Pajama Day (slipping into a healthy future)

Thursday, April 2nd - Wear Purple and Celebrate Relay for Life Spirit!




Monday, March 2nd in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, marks the 17th annual Read Across America Day. To honor a good doctor and to celebrate the fun and value of reading, the students and faculty of Milford Brook School will come together under one hat --- the famous red and white stovepipe of the Cat in  the Hat --- for a weeklong flurry (or furry) of reading excitement from February 23rd to February 27th.

To celebrate Read Across America Week, the following school spirit days will take place at Milford Brook:

    • Monday, February 23rdThe Cat in the Hat Reminds us that it is Hats “On” to Reading – Students are encouraged to wear their favorite hat to school on this day.  Creativity is welcome.
    • Tuesday, February 24th  – Fox and Sox Day – Students are encouraged to wear wacky socks to school on this day!
    • Wednesday, February 25th One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish – In honor of Dr. Seuss’ story, students are encouraged to wear red or blue!
    • Thursday, February 26thOh the Places You’ll Go! Day – In honor of this motivating book, students are encouraged to display their unique personalities by wearing their clothes backwards or inside out!
    • Friday, February 27thSnuggle Up with a Good Book Day -- Students are encouraged to wear pajamas and to enjoy their favorite book!


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:

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:

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



Ms. Falconetti's Class Celebrates the 100th Day of School

Congratulations to Mrs. Goldberg,

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

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners!

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:

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...


Congratulations to the winner from the Gingerbread House Raffle.  Our winner, featured here with his sister, had the closest guess -- that there were 6060 pieces of candy on the MB Gingerbread House.  The house was actually composed of 6070 pieces! Great job!!!  

Proceeds from the raffle were used to purchase gifts for local Monthouth County families and the remainder was donated to the organization, Reach Out and Reach (  The Gingerbread House was donated to the Pine Brook Nursing Home located on Pension Road. 

Thank you to Mrs. Maggiore, her parent volunteers, and the students in her class for continuing this Milford Brook tradition.

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

Extra, Extra!!!

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

Click here to read the latest edition!

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


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!


Jodi Pepchinski


Milford Brook School