Dear Families,
Today we hosted almost one hundred of our local veterans for breakfast and a school wide assembly. Every branch of our military was represented.  Every student made one or more contributions in song, poetry, serving breakfast, greeting, playing an instrument, making placemats and leading The Pledge of Allegiance or Star Spangled Banner. Students showed great respect for our veterans and their service and sacrifice in support of our democracy. Thank you for talking with your children about  how respecting and caring for our veterans is one of the ways we can show our gratitude for their commitment to all of us.
On Saturday, February 11th,  we will host a Family Day with the Norman Rockwell Museum at the museum in Stockbridge. This will follow a third grade field trip in early January and a visit to Muddy Brook by author Jerry Pinkney on January 19.  This family event will include hiking or snowshoeing on the grounds at the museum, seeing the collection, listening to Muddy Brook musicians and seeing art and writing from our third graders. This event will be free and open to all Muddy Brook families. Please mark your calendars.

Best Regards,

Mary Berle, Principal
MONDAY, November 14
8:00-8:30 a.m.                   Chess Club
3:15-4:45 p.m.                   Girls of the Run
TUESDAY, November 15
8:00-8:30 a.m.                   Parent/Child Morning Recess
3:15-4:45 p.m.                   Girls Science Club
6:00-8:00 p.m.                   Cub Scouts
WEDNESDAY, November 16
8:00-8:30 a.m.                    Chess Club
3:15-4:45 p.m.                    Girls on the Run
THURSDAY, November 17
8:00-8:30 a.m.                    Parent/Child Morning Recess
8:00-8:30 a.m.                    Ukulele Club
9:50-10:35 a.m.                  All Grade 3 Chorus
FRIDAY, November 18
8am                                     Unicycle Club
Spirit Day – Rainbow Dress
Nov. 22 - Last Day of Project Connection Session 1
Nov. 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
Dec. 6 8am - School Council meeting
Dec. 8 1:15 - PK, EK, KDG Holiday Concert
Dec. 8 2pm - 1st & 2nd Grade Holiday Concert
Dec. 9 - Half Day; 12noon Dismissal; no lunches served
Dec. 14 10am - All School Assembly
Dec. 22 1pm - 3rd & 4th Grade Holiday Concert
Dec 23 - Half Day; 12noon Dismissal; no lunches served
Dec. 26 - Jan 2 - Holiday Break
Jan. 3 - Classes Resume


On Friday, November 11th we invite students and their families to join Mrs. Pleu and Mrs. Soule for a scavenger hunt through our cross country trails (1.5 mile loop) behind Muddy Brook Elementary School.
We will meet at the back parking lot of the school (by the playground).
We will begin our scavenger hunt at 10:00am.
**Rain will cancel this event**
This is an informal opportunity to build our MBE community through a healthy, fun activity.
We look forward to seeing everyone!
Mrs. Pleu and Mrs. Soule
MBE FAMILIA caminata de un día
El viernes, 11 denoviembre invitamos a los estudiantes y sus familias a unirse a la señora y la señora Pleu Soule para una búsqueda del tesoro a través de nuestras pistas de esquí (bucle de 1,5 millas)
detrás de Muddy Brook Elementary School.
Nos encontraremos en el volver estacionamiento
de la escuela (por el patio de recreo).
Vamos a comenzar nuestra búsqueda
de objetos a las 10:00
** lluvia, se cancelará este evento **
                                                                                                       Esta es una oportunidad informal para construir nuestra comunidad MBE a través de una actividad sana y divertida.
Esperamos verlos a todos!
Sra. Pleu y la señora Soule

Chess Club News 

Announcing the Seventh Annual Muddy Brook Chess Tournament

This year the Muddy Brook Chess Tournament will start on Monday, March 13. Once again it will be open to all Muddy Brook students who play chess and whose parents or guardians turn in a parental permission slip to the school secretary or Dr. Kalish before February 1st. Games will be played on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:00 in the school library.

If a student is more than 10 minutes late for a game without an adequate excuse, he/she will automatically forfeit that game. The tournament will be a double elimination so that no student will eliminated from the tournament until he/she has lost two games.

If any match ends in a stalemate (tie game) that game will be replayed. If participants have two tie matches in a row, Dr.Kalish will devise a chess problem for those participants to solve to determine who will be the winner of their match.

The winner of the entire tournament will have his/her names inscribed on the Muddy Brook Chess Tournament Trophy which is placed in the front office of the Muddy Brook School. Below is a copy of the parental permission slip which must be completed and turned in to Dr. Kalish or the school secretary before February 1st in order for that student to be in this year's Chess Tournament.



Muddy Brook Chess Tournament Parental Permission Slip


___________________________, would like to participate in the Muddy Brook Chess Tournament this year. He/she understand that the chess games will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays and that he/she will be informed ahead of time of exactly on which day his/her games will take place. He/she understands if he/she is 10 minutes late he/she will forfeit his game.

I, _________________________________________  am the parent or guardian of the above student and understand that Berkshire Hills cannot provide transportation to the chess tournament for my child. I can be best contacted by means of the following telephone number or email address: 

Gene Kalish, Muddy Brook Chess Coach

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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