School Briefs - All schools

Monday, May 27: School will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Booth Hill School

The band and strings concert will be held tonight, Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m., at Madison Middle School.

Friday, May 24: Kindergarten field trip to the SCSU Lyman Theatre; fifth grade field day; the Trumbull Youth Association is hosting a Meet and Greet for 5th graders to meet their future middle school classmates at Trumbull High School from 7-9 p.m. Tickets cost $10.

Tuesday, May 28: Third grade health fair; 5th grade field trip to visit Hillcrest for orientation; 4th grade field day; annual Night at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Rain date is June 4.

Wednesday, May 29: Rain date for 5th grade field day.

Thursday, May 30: Kindergarten welcome at 9 a.m.; Rain date for 4th grade field day.

Friday, May 31: Lott the Story Teller visits 5th srade.

Daniels Farm School

School store is open on Thursday, May 23.

Field Day is this Friday, May 24. Don’t forget to have your child wear their Celebration of the Arts T-shirt to school.

DFS is marching in this year’s Memorial Day parade. To march, wear your Celebration of the Arts T-shirt and meet at Marisa’s at 9 a.m., Monday, May 27. Contact Cathleen Kosak to sign up.

Fourth grade Author’s Night, Thursday, May 30. The PTA is looking for 3rd grade parents to help set up and clean up that night. Contact Leslie Davis for more information.

The next PTA meeting will be held on Monday, June 3, 7 p.m.

The PTA is looking for volunteers to assist the kindergartners during lunch hours and to help in the Media Center. Visit the DFS website and click on the iVolunteers link to sign up and help.

Coming up: TPS Art Show May 23-June 5; Egg Drop, Friday May 31; June fair, Saturday June 1; Spring concert, Tuesday June 4; 5th grade picnic, June 12.

Frenchtown School

The 5th grade Science Fair will be tonight, Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m., in the cafetorium, and from 9 a.m.-noon on Friday, May 24, for the students. Every class in grades K-4 will have a science fair project displayed in the main lobby.

Frenchtown students, parents and staff will meet at 9 a.m., at Marissa’s to march in the Memorial Day parade. Everyone should wear red, white and blue or Frenchtown spirit wear. Parents will pick up students after the parade near the gazebo on Quality Street. Note that the parade is now in the morning.

Students and staff should wear red, white and blue on Tuesday, May 28 for Citizenship Day.

RSVPs for the 10th annual PTA Banquet are due by May 24. Dinner is on Wednesday, May 29, 7, p.m. at Panino’s in Monroe. Flyers were sent home.

Bus rides for incoming Frenchtown Kindergartners with last names beginning with the letters A-L will be Wednesday, May 29, 9:15 a.m., and for last names M-Z will be Thursday, May 30, 9:15 a.m.

Jane Ryan School

Jane Ryan is offering its families the option of purchasing a back to school supply kit. Each item is chosen by the teachers and is exactly what is on your child’s supply list. The entire package comes in a reusable tote. Kits will be delivered to the school and placed on each student’s desk for the “meet your teacher” day in August. Ordering by mail will end on Tuesday, May 28. You can place an order online until June 14 by visiting Our school code is jresbtsp2013. If you have questions, contact Kristine Vitola at

The spring music concert will be on Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m., at Madison Middle School. For the in-school concert on May 29, fifth graders should wear their red T-shirts and the rest of the school can wear red and/or white. For the concert at Madison, boys are asked to wear dress shirt, dress pants (no jeans or sneakers), and tie is optional. The girls are asked to wear dresses, blouses and skirts (or pants). Band and string students need to wear at least knee-length skirts. Band students report to the band room behind the stage at 6:30 p.m. String students report to the cafeteria at 6:15 p.m. And, 5th grade students only in chorus, meet Mrs. Fryz in the back of the auditorium at 6:45 p.m.

Middlebrook School

Thursday, May 30, Chat with Pat: 9-10 a.m., in the Media Center. An informal discussion on various school topics with the Principal, Mrs. Frillici.

Friday, May 31, Father’s Club Movie Night, 6-10 p.m.

Save the date: 5th grade Talent Show try outs: Thursday, May 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; dress rehearsal #1, Tuesday, June 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m., (mandatory); dress rehearsal #2: Monday, June 17 3:30-5:50 p.m., (mandatory).

Talent Show: Thursday, June 20, 10 a.m. Try outs, dress rehearsals and show will be in gym. Students will need written permission to stay after school for tryouts and rehearsals. Questions, contact Cindy Andrzejewski ( or Kim Johnson.

Wellness Committee is seeking a parent volunteer to take over the Terracycling at Middlebrook as well as doing one or two presentations on recycling to our student reps. during next year’s program. Meetings with students are once a month from October thru May and meet between 2 and 3 p.m. Contact Sarah DiPinto ( or SaraJane Klingaman ( for Terracycling information.

Tashua School

The PTA meets tonight, Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m., in the Library/Media room.

Instead of our usual Memorial Day Assembly, Tashua students and families are invited to honor our vets and show their school spirit by marching together as a school community in this year’s Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Meet at the parking lot of Marisa’s Ristorante at 9:30 a.m. Marchers are encouraged to wear blue and orange. Bring wagons and strollers for the little ones. RSVP online at under “Memorial Day Parade,” on home page. Pom-poms, flags and water will be provided.

Thursday, May 30, Kindergarten orientation and bus ride.

The Circus is coming to Tashua. The Odd Fellows Performers on Friday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m., to celebrate the end of school year. There will be an in-school program during each PE class on June 10 and June 12

The graduating class will be having an ice cream social before the Circus on June 7, starting at 5 p.m. One of the many items needed for the Animal Shelter (listed in the upcoming blast) or a $3 donation will get you a dish of ice cream served with animal cookies made by the 5th grade class. All proceeds to benefit the Bridgeport Animal Shelter as part of the 5th grade community service.


The Bassick High School class of 1953 is planning its 60-year reunion at Wolfe Park in Monroe on Thursday, June 13. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information, contact Sandra Brown at 203-380-8301 or, or Sally Giroux LoPresti at 203-929-3754 or