There is a change of dates for the release of this year’s mid-year progress reports.  On our original school calendar, December 21 was identified as the date to send home report cards from the first half of the school year.  

The new date for mid-year progress reports will be January 25, 2019.  

This date change is being made to provide more accurate and complete reports of student progress.  As part of the mid-year reports, the school provides results of winter benchmark testing - assessments of basic skills in reading and math.  
Thursday, December 13, 12:30pm - PK, EK, KDG Winter Concert

Thursday, December 13, 2pm - 1st and 2nd Grade Winter Concert

Friday, December 14 - Half Day, Noon Dismissal, No Lunches Served

Thursday, December 20, 1:15pm - 3rd & 4th Grade Winter Concert

Friday, December 21 - Half Day, Noon Dismissal, No Lunches Served

December 24 through January 1 - Holiday Break; No School

January 2 - Classes Resume


Deciding when to keep your child home from school is not always easy.  Of course it’s important for your child to be in school, but when a child is sick they need to be home resting so they can get well and prevent the spread of illness to others.

A child with flu-like illness must stay home from school for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever (without the use of Tylenol/Motrin.) A child with a fever for any reason must stay home from school for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever.
  • Fever is a temperature of 100 or higher.
Flu like symptoms include:
  • Fever as high as 102 but can rise to 104 and usually lasts 3 to 4 days
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Tiredness/Weakness-can last two or more weeks
  • Exhaustion-sudden onset and can be severe
  • Sometimes but not always you can have-vomiting/diarrhea, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat
Children who have vomited or had diarrhea should be kept at home and should return to school only after being symptom free for 24 hours.  If your child vomits during the night, we ask that you keep them home from school the next day so that they can rest.
It’s that time of year again!
Dear Parent,

Just a short note to inform you of the upcoming concert season and dress for performances.
Grade Pre-K, EK, K:  Students will perform a portion sample of what their all sings look like, and in addition, will sing songs about weather.  The concert is on THURSDAY, DEC 13th at 12:30 and will be about a half hour in length.  Dress is white tops and black bottoms.
Grade 1 and 2:  Students are performing a mini Mozart musical.   The concert date is THURSDAY, DEC 13th at 2:00 and will be about 45 minutes in length.  Students (with exception of those assigned differently) will all wear white tops and black bottoms.
Grade 3 and 4:  The concert is orchestra, band, chorus and Grade 4 bucket drums/general music.  The date for this concert is THURSDAY, Dec. 20th at 1:15.   Dress for this concert is white tops and black bottoms.
Feel free to contact any of the music teachers with any questions that you might have regarding the concert.

Mrs. Chirichella

We are in need of snow pants and boots here at Muddy Brook.  If you have some that your children have outgrown, please drop them off at our office.  Thank you so much!
It is getting very cold, snowy and slushy out there. 
Please make sure your child is coming to
school with the proper outerwear. 
Volunteer Facilitator Position

The Southern Berkshire Educational Futures (SBEF) group is an informal collaboration among the Berkshire Hills, Lee, Lenox and Southern Berkshire Regional School Districts.

The group is composed of school committee members and superintendents and has been meeting regularly.

SBEF is seeking a skilled and thoughtful volunteer facilitator to support monthly meetings and progress.

For more information or to express an interest in the role, email .  Include a letter of interest and a resume.
BHRSD does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, gender, gender identity,
religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness.

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