Tue, April 25, 2017



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. 

Click here for the 2016-2017 district calendar!

Click here for the recently approved 2017-2018 school calendar!!!

Save the Date: Kindergarten Parent Orientation is May 15th. 

MB Staff Members: Click HERE for your staff resources.

Take Your Child to Work Day is April 27th

“Take Your Child to Work Day” is Thursday, April 27, 2017. Originally created by the Ms. Foundation for Women as “Take Our Daughters to Work Day,” this day has evolved into a national public education program in which girls and boys are invited to view first-hand the equal and important role women and men play in the workforce.

If you bring your child to your workplace on Thursday, April 27th, please complete and return this form (CLICK HERE -- view the second page) to your child’s teacher on Friday, April 28th.  

Upon receipt of this form, the school office will then be aware of your child’s absence on that day.  However, if your child is home for another reason, please follow regular school procedures and contact the school nurse at (732) 786-2786.  

Please have your child take the second page of the letter with them to your workplace, have it signed by the appropriate person, and return it to school on Friday, April 28th.


Kudos to Our Staff...

Congratulations to the

Milford Brook

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year,

Ms. Jennifer Lauro!!

Important Update

Please note that the last two days of school -- Monday, June 19th and Tuesday, June 20th are 4-hour days. Lunches will not be served. Parent pickup will be at 1:10 PM and regular dismissal for busses will be at 1:20 PM.

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

Tuesday, April 25th 

PTO Meeting at 10:00 AM 

Thursday, April 27th

Take Your Child to Work Day

Week of May 1st 

Teacher Appreciation Week

Thursday, May 11th 

PTO Plant Sale

Friday, May 12th 

PTO Plant Sale

Friday, May 19th 

Grade 1 and 5 Wax Museum

Monday, May 29th 

School Closed for Memorial Day

Friday, June 2nd

Field Day (Raindate is June 9th)

Monday, June 12th

Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremonies for Mrs. Savage and Mrs. Strenkowski

Tuesday, June 13th

Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremonies for Mrs. Garze and Mrs. Wildman

Wednesday, June 14th

Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony

Please look for letter in May regarding RSVPs

"Extra" seats cannot be accommodated.

Monday, June 19th and Tuesday, June 20th

4-Hour School Days 

Lunches will not be served

 Parent Pickup is at 1:10 PM

Bus Dismissal is at 1:20 PM

Tuesday, June 20th 

Parent Portal opens after 1:20 PM for viewing of report card grades (Gr. 1-5)

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 2017 Milford Brook testing school for PARCC.


PARCC Information for Grades 3-5

Manalapan-Englishtown PARCC Testing Information

Students in grades 3-5 at Milford Brook will take the 2017 PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) in March or April depending upon the schedule above. Makeups may occur in April and/or May.

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

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




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