The following highlights are submitted by Irene Policastro, the Secretary to Superintendent John J. Marciante of the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District.
The Milford Brook School family wishes all families impacted by Hurricane Sandy warmth and encouragement as we move forward together as a community. Despite the challenge of the storm, October was productive for the students of Milford Brook.
Our “Week of Respect” went very well and included a motivational assembly on how to address bullying as a student in Milford Brook. Ms. Glass had a “Week of Respect” poster contest. The Milford Brook Principal’s Social, held on Oct. 3, had a wonderful turnout. This gave me another opportunity to continue to build relationships with both families and students. Well over 100 students and parents attended the event and enjoyed ice cream, Mr. Blackmore bingo and other fun, PTA-planned events.
We celebrated the Lee National Denim Day with the majority of staff paying to wear jeans and wearing pink and red to help support the fight against cancer. Our first grade students received the “Seek 911” assembly from local law enforcement where they learned how to better protect themselves and support their families.
Our third grade students enjoyed Native American Day on Oct. 12, where they participated in many theme-based educational activities.
Safety continues to be a top priority at Milford Brook. On Oct. 9, the entire student body did a full evacuation drill over to Clark Mills. The students and staff did a wonderful job and the drill went very smoothly.
A contest was held to have students draw a poster that would be framed and placed in my office to help decorate it. Students could enter individually or an entire class could enter one poster. The theme was “a lion doing something positive.”
There were many excellent entries making it very difficult to choose. The Milford Brook conferences took place the 23rd through the 26th and went very well as parents and teachers reported that meetings were productive as partnerships were formed to best meet all students’ needs.
Finally, the Friday before storm we held our “Spooktacular” Halloween dance. Approximately 200 parents and students attended this exciting event. Both students and parents had a wonderful time as well as Bruce Springsteen who made a guest appearance (ok, that was me!).