Dear Muddy Brook Families, 

This was a very short week, but it was an inspiring one for our school.   
Yesterday volunteers from our staff distributed Thanksgiving food boxes to families in our school community.   These boxes included holiday staples such as potatoes, butternut squash, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, butter, gravy and stuffing, but also included turkey, fresh vegetables, pie crusts, apple cider and fresh fruit and much more.  Thanksgiving food boxes were picked up or distributed to 24 families, and we estimate that as result of your generosity, between 150-200 individuals will be able to enjoy a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal and days of leftovers afterwards.   

Organization of  this year's Thanksgiving for All was a collaboration of Muddy Brook staff and Project Connection staff, but it was also a whole-school effort.  Families from around the school donated food items and money, which really helped to expand the foods offered this year to turkeys and fresh fruits and vegetables.  Students from all grades organized donated food, decorated the festive boxes, created place mats, wrote cards of greeting and good wishes.  Fourth grade students helped to sort the food (we estimate about 3/4 of a ton), and Muddy Brook staff from all over the school contributed their time to pick-up food and sort, load and deliver the boxes to recipients.     

I want to thank all of you who organized and/or supported Thanksgiving for All this year.  Watching everyone work together to help one another makes me grateful to be a part of this school community.  

I wish everyone a happy and safe holiday.   

Timothy Lee, Principal

Next Parent Discussion Group with Melinda Olds
270 Seconds a Day to Healthier Communication with your Child
November 28 @ 8:15 a.m.
MBE Room 301
Fostering healthy communication with our children can build a strong connection and lay the groundwork for effectively confronting difficult issues as they come up.  Join our Parent Discussion Group as we explore techniques to cultivate healthy self-esteem and build positive relations with our children.
We meet the last Wednesday of each month. Our next meeting will be November 28th at 8:15 a.m. in room 301. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and guardians as we discuss how to be a more effective listener.
When you arrive at the school, please sign in at the front office and put on a visitor badge. Walk up the stairs to the third floor. Room 301 is at the top of the stairs.
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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