Tue, December 12, 2017



Click HERE for important Back to School letters and notices. 

To create a Parent Portal account (parents of kindergarten and new students), click HERE for directions. 

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

MB Staff Members: Click HERE for your staff resources.

Milford Brook Spelling Bee

On November 27th, we held our Spelling Bee Championship which featured classroom winners from all fourth and fifth grade classes. Sixteen students participated in this "final" bee.

Each student worked very hard and tried his/her best as was evidenced through each round of the bee. We congratulate each student for his/her efforts. 

After an intense few final rounds, four students remained and a school champion was ultimately declared!

Congratulations to the top four students and our school champion:

1st Place: Thomas Castellano

2nd Place: Luke DeRisi

3rd Place: Amanda Wong

4th Place: Daniel Goldring

Thomas will be competing at the Regional Spelling Bee at Monmouth University in the spring.

We wish him the best of luck as he prepares and competes. 

A special "shout out" to all 16 contestants who did an amazing job!

We invite you to review our WINTER NEWSLETTER, by clicking HERE! 

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

Monday, December 4, 2017 

School is closed for students

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

4-hour day for students

Parent pick-up is at 1:10 PM; Busses dismiss at 1:20 PM.

(Lunches will not be served; bring a snack)

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thursday, December 7th-Tuesday, December 12th

PTO-Sponsored Holiday Fair for Students

Monday, December 11, 2017

Term 1 ends for grades 1-5

Friday, December 15, 2017

MB Band performs for students and staff with its annual

"Music in the Halls" celebration.

Monday, December 18, 2017

MB Spirit Day: Wear your MB Spirit Wear or School Colors (yellow/blue)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

MB Spirit Day: "Holiday" Sweater or Shirt Day -- Wear a winter or holiday themed shirt or sweater

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

MB Spirit Day: "Dress Up" Day -- Wear something special or "dressy."

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Per the letter from Dr. Marciante -- this is a change from the original date of 12/20. Term 1 Report Cards are available on the Parent Portal for a limited period of time.  Please do not forget to go online to view your child's academic progress! Report cards are only available 

Students with intervention plans for RTI will also receive their completed summaries for the first intervention round (These will be sent home via paper copy).

MB Spirit Day: Hat Day -- Wear a special holiday or winter themed hat or headband -- or any hat will do!

Winter Music Assemblies 

December Birthday Celebrations

Friday, December 22, 2017

4-Hour School Day

Parent pick-up is at 1:10 PM; Busses dismiss at 1:20 PM.

(Lunches will not be served; bring a snack)

Monday, December 25, 2017 - Monday, January 1, 2018

Winter Recess! School is closed!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

School Re-Opens

Every Friday

Celebrate Milford Brook Spirit by wearing school colors -- yellow and blue or by showing off your favorite PTO Spirit Wear!!!

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 Wednesday, September 6, 2017 to see if any information changed.  Changes are sometimes made just 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

**Revised for 17-18**

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 receive bi-annual report cards and will receive a paper copy of their report card time based on semesters:

The Semester 1 Kindergarten Report Card will be sent home on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

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. 

Trimester terms are as follows:

Term 1

Term 1 Midpoint - Monday, October 23, 2017

Term 1 Ends - Monday, December 11, 2017

Parent Portal opens for families to view report card information - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Term 2

Term 2 Midpoint - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Term 2 Ends - Thursday, March 15, 2018

Parent Portal opens for families to view report card information - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Term 3

Term 3 Midpoint - Friday, May 4, 2018

Term 3 Ends - Last Day of School

Parent Portal opens for families to view report card information - Last Day of School

Supply Lists for 2017-2018

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



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 2017-2018


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 #

Advion Ant Gel   Indoxocarb   352-746

Roundup Quick Pro   Roundup 524-535

ProDeuce   ProDeuce   228-509         

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 19, 2017 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.

The IPM policy can be access by clicking HERE.



Jodi Pepchinski


Milford Brook School