Muddy Brook Regional
Elementary School

318 Monument Valley Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone:  413-644-2350
Fax:  413-644-2395

WELCOME TO MUDDY BROOK

Vision Statement

Children, as a result of their time at Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School, will:

  • approach life and future challenges with joyful curiosity and the skills to succeed,
  • ask good questions, seriously consider big ideas, and effectively communicate their thinking,
  • develop knowledge of their strengths and challenges that will lead to a strong sense of self and increased confidence,
  • care for and respect themselves and each other and connect with their community
  • relish learning from difference and embrace diversity.

Our Core Values

Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School is commited to creating an environment that promotes family and community engagement through strong communication.  We believe that good communication is essential to a strong partnership and supports learning and achievement for all.

Classroom Fun

A New Flag From Rep. Pignatelli

A Visit from Rep. Pignatelli

4th Grade Monument Mtn Hike

The Muddy Brook Pickers!

Fire Prevention Day

Garden Work

Muddy Brook Recycles!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Canoeing for Clean Water

WinterFest!

Eagle Nest in Progress

Photo Dictionaries from GB Rotary!

MBE 3rd Graders Join the Housatonic River Initiative

Mr. Curletti's KDG Class Loves Reading!

Strings on Tour

TFM 2022 Press Release

During the week of December 5, 2022, the Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused
Monitoring Review of BHRSD. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and
charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education
and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include student
assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team
process, and IEP development and implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights include
bullying, student discipline, physical restraint, and equal access to school programs for all
students.
In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process. The
review chairperson from the Office of Public School Monitoring will send all parents of students
with disabilities an online survey that focuses on key areas of their child’s special education
program. Survey results will contribute to the development of a report. During the onsite review,
the Office of Public School Monitoring will interview the chairperson(s) of the district’s Special
Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). Other onsite activities may include interviews of
district staff and administrators, reviews of student records, and onsite observations.
Parents and other individuals may call Alaena Podmore, Public School Monitoring Chairperson,
at (781) 338-6706 to request a telephone interview. If an individual requires an accommodation,
such as translation, to participate in an interview, the Department will make the necessary
arrangements.
Within approximately 60 business days after the onsite visit, the review chairperson will provide
the BHRSD with a report with information about areas in which the BHRSD meets or exceeds
regulatory requirements and areas in which the BHRSD requires assistance to correct or improve
practices. The public will be able to access the report at
http://www.doe.mass.edu/psm/tfm/reports/.

November 23-25 Thanksgiving Break

December 14th – Half Day of School / Parent Teacher Conferences

December 19th – 26th Hanukkah

December 22nd – Half Day of School

December 23rd – January 2nd – No School

December 31th – New Year’s Eve

January 1st – New Year’s Day

January 2nd – No School