The following highlights are submitted by Irene Policastro, the Secretary to Superintendent John J. Marciante of the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District.
January proved to be another busy month at Milford Brook School. Our third grade students enjoyed the wonderful and educational “Grandfather Turtle” assembly where they learned about Native American history and tradition. A special congratulations is in order for 4th grader Austin from Ms. Fischler’s class! Austin competed against the 4th and 5th graders at Milford Brook and on Jan. 11 became the Milford Brook Geography Bee Champion!
With the change in calendar this month, Milford Brook students had the unique and special opportunity to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 21, the day he is nationally recognized. At 3:00 on this day, the Milford Brook Student Council students read Dr. King’s speech over the PA. This was followed by Mrs. Reed’s students singing Martin’s Cry over the PA. All of the students came into the hallways to join hands and sing along as they learned the song in music class with Mrs. Magenheim. This was a powerful experience for all involved.
The last week of January brought the Penny Palooza to an exciting conclusion. Lead by the students in Ms. Fischler’s class, the Penny Palooza is one of many fundraisers set up and run by Milford Brook students in order to raise money and bring awareness to the work being done by the American Cancer society. The week also included a Ravens versus 49ers canned food drive. If you are a Ravens fan, I am happy to inform you that you your team won the canned food drive competition! There will be more events to come as we continue to find ways to help out great organizations and to give back to the community.
Finally, several students in January earned the blue “I worked hard today!” bracelets being awarded by teachers for their exceptional efforts in the classroom.
Everyone truly is working hard at Milford Brook!