Sat, August 1, 2015

Milford Brook School

Summer Office Hours


Dear Milford Brook Families:

 

I would like to thank each of you for another fantastic school year, and we wish you and your family a safe, happy, and healthy summer!

Over the summer, the office staff at Milford Brook will be on vacation, also. Please be advised of the summer office hours at Milford Brook School, which are listed below:

June 23rd – June 30th: Office staff will be present during regular Milford Brook School hours.

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

August 3rd- August 18th: Office staff will be present from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

August 19th: Office returns to regular Milford Brook School hours.

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

If you are aware that you will be moving out-of-district or within-the-district, please contact our Main Office as soon as you are aware of the need to transfer out of Milford Brook School. 

Placement information will be available 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!


Milford Brook Summer Reading Program 

2015

Dear Milford Brook Families, 

We want to share with you some exciting information about our summer learning initiatives at Milford Brook School.  Reading is a great way to help children develop vocabulary, increase comprehension and reduce summer learning loss.  Studies show that children who do not read or have access to books during the summer lose up to two months of reading performance.  We, here at Milford Brook School, are committed to building a community of readers and have taken steps to motivate our students to actively engage with literature over the summer. 

Information about our revised Summer Reading Program can be found on our school website (see links below or on the left of the MB homepage).  There you will find some great information on the summer reading incentive program we have designed with your children in mind.  We have included links for book lists for each grade as well as some great reading incentive programs available online and in the community. 

Upon completion of a book, we are asking students to fill out an online book review (parents can assist younger students).  Students without computers can complete their reviews at the Manalapan Library.  These reviews will allow us to track how many students are reading over the summer to prevent summer reading loss.  

To further promote reading this summer we will be offering prizes as well as a school wide challenge! 

The five students (top student in each grade level) that reads the most books (as measured by completed book reviews) will win a $25 gift card.   

     We all know that reading is important.  We also know that motivating a child to read can be challenging, especially during summer vacation! Take a trip to the library or Barnes and Noble.  Have your child choose a book to read.  Better yet, enjoy the book TOGETHER!  Thank you for partnering with us to ensure that Milford Brook reads this summer. 

 

Enjoy the summer!!!

Mrs. Pepchinski

LINKS TO OUR SUMMER READING PROGRAM ARE BELOW AND TO THE LEFT OF THIS WEBSITE:

SUMMER READING PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

SUMMER READING BOOK LISTS - THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN THE DISTRICT'S SUMMER READING LISTS

SUMMER READING PROGRAM FORM


Supply Lists for 2015-2016

Click on the appropriate list below to view the supplies needed for your child for the 2015-2016 school year.

Entering Kindergarten

Entering First Grade

Entering Second Grade

Entering Third Grade

Entering Fourth Grade

Entering Fifth Grade


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

Bus Passes Available on the Parent Portal

August 18, 2015

Placement Information Available on the Parent Portal 

August 21, 2015

New Student Orientation Gr. 1-5

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 9:15 AM

at MB School.

A letter will be sent out to all new students in grades 1-5

with additional details about this orientation.

First Grade Orientation

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A FIRST GRADE ORIENTATION AT MB FOR STUDENTS WHO WERE AT MB IN 2014-2015 FOR KINDERGARTEN. New incoming first graders will attend the new student orientation (see above).

Kindergarten Visitation

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 8:00AM

at Milford Brook School.

 A letter will be sent out to incoming

MB kindergarteners in mid-August with additional details

First Day of School

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


**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

maWxlMTE4NTQucGRm&sectiondetailid=1


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...


Congratulations to Mrs. Goldberg,

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


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


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