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Principal's Letter

Posted Date: 10/15/2022

Principal's Letter

October 14, 2022


 “I tell students that the opportunities I had were a result of having a good educational background. Education is what allows you to stand out.”

— Ellen Ochoa, first Hispanic woman to go to space


Dear Parents and Guardians,

As shared at all open house evenings earlier this year, our zoom conferences in November are by team invitation only.  This means teams will identify the families that they would like to meet (through zoom) and those families will receive an email invitation.  As always, families may reach out to teams to communicate any questions or need for follow up.  

This week’s topics:

MB Clubs and Activities

Please remember to pay the annual $25.00 participation fee.  The $25 annual fee will enable your child to participate in all MB clubs and activities. Students do not need to sign up for clubs, they can just come at the assigned meeting times.  The activity  fee is payable by check to the MB Activity Fund, or you can pay electronically using this link. Please remind your child to regularly check the screens in the cafeteria or in the lobby for the latest club information. 


CHET Dream Big Opportunity

Connecticut students still have time to enter the CHET Dream Big! Competition (the “Competition”)! The competition began on September 7, and the deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. on October 21. That is next Friday.  Dream Big! is brought to you by the Connecticut State Treasurer’s Office as Trustee of the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) and is open to all Connecticut residents in grades K-12. 


 A Message from CHET:  College can be expensive, and this is a great opportunity to win significant contributions to CHET 529 college savings plans! We will be awarding more than $450,000 in CHET 529 College Savings Plan – Direct Plan (“CHET 529 Direct Plan”) account contributions to students in grades K-12 and technology prizes to schools. For the prize-winning students, we will be awarding: 

·        3 $25,000 prizes 

15 $7,500 prizes 

240 $500 prizes 

To enter, students are asked to answer, in the form of a drawing, short essay, or video, a question focusing on their dreams for the future (depending on their Grade Level Group, as defined in the Competition Official Rules). Submissions must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. on October 21. For program details, rules and regulations, and to enter, visit: 


And this year, entering is easier than ever! Your school could win a prize too! 


Each school in Connecticut that is represented by at least one student entry will be eligible for a random drawing for a technology prize worth $7,500. A total of 20 schools will win a technology prize – and your school could be one of them! Please see the 2022 Competition Official Rules for more information on prize structure and awards.  


Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on October 21. There is no cost to enter.  If you have any questions, please email Every K-12 student in Connecticut should have the opportunity to Dream Big! 


7th Grade OLSAT

7th graders will take the OLSAT on Tuesday, October 18th.  Students should eat a healthy breakfast that morning and bring a number 2 pencil to school. The test is a timed, paper and pencil test.  Test administration takes less than one hour. The OLSAT is used specifically to measure abilities related to success in school, including critical thinking and reasoning skills, memory, speed of thought, and ability to see relationships and patterns.  Wilton Public Schools administers the OLSAT in grades 2, 4, and 7 and uses it as one standardized measure. 


If you have any questions about the OLSAT administration, please contact Dean Toby Kawulicz,


Best Thing I Saw/Heard This Week

One of the beauties of working with middle school aged students is watching how they learn and manage making decisions.  Highlighting one of those moments is seeing how some students prefer to go to the LLC during their lunch/recess time.  Some go to read or visit with friends, yet others are there to spend some uninterrupted time of their choosing.  It is rather special to experience.  



Sharing this moment of beauty as well…the magnificence of autumn in New England…enjoy!


As always, we at The Brook continue to be thankful for the continued support of our families.  

Stay safe and have a fantastic week!


All the best, always and all ways, 


Jory Higgins