Hello, Milford Public Schools Family!
We are eager to begin our long holiday weekend but wanted to start it off right with a jam-packed issue of Upcoming News & Events! Lots of important items coming next week and the weeks ahead – so let’s get to it. Here we go.
Monday, Feb. 20: Schools/Offices closed for Presidents Day
Tuesday, Feb. 21: Regular schedule
Wednesday, Feb. 22: Early Dismissal for Students
Thursday, Feb. 23: Regular schedule
Friday, Feb. 24: Regular schedule
NEWS & EVENTS
Foran Child Learning Center Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2023
We are pleased to announce the Foran Child Learning Center is now accepting applications for Fall 2023. This high quality, developmentally appropriate program is designed for children ages 3 and 4. The Center also serves as a lab classroom for Foran High School students enrolled in Child Development courses at the school.
Please note a few changes that have been made to the program.
- Children must be 3 by November 15th of the current school year.
- The Center is open to Milford residents only
- The Center hours are 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon; we follow the MPS Calendar
- The fee is $30 per day, payable monthly.
To learn more about the program and/or to complete an application, please click HERE to get started.
Order Your Electrify Your Symphony Tickets ASAP
March is ‘Music in our Schools’ Month – and we have a huge surprise in store this year! Our strings students (grades 5-12) will be participating in a professional and intense workshop called Electrify Your Symphony, a learning experience with professional recording artist, Emmy-winning composer, and performer Mark Wood. Mr. Wood created the Electrify Your Symphony program more than 2 decades ago to provide students with an inside look at what is possible when orchestras come together.
Students will experience a full day workshop with Mr. Wood on Thursday, March 9th, followed by a dress rehearsal and performance showcasing their work on FRIDAY, MARCH 10th at 7:00 p.m. We are incredibly grateful to be able to bring this experience to our strings students – and urge you attend this one-of-a-kind performance.
Tickets to the concert ($14 per person) must be pre-ordered (online) and we anticipate that this event will be very well attended by MPS families and the community-at-large. That said, we encourage you to order your tickets ASAP by clicking on this link. Don’t miss out on what is expected to be an incredible evening for everyone. Order your tickets today!
Food Services Keeping an Eye on Changes in Paying for School Meals
You may have heard the news this week of the State’s plan to continue Free Meals in school cafeterias for students through the rest of the year. Our Food Services department is aware of the program coming forth and, once they receive some additional details from the state, they will immediately reach out to all members of our school community. Stay tuned!
Kindergarten Registration Portal (for the 2023-24 School Year) to Open on Feb. 21st
The Kindergarten Registration Portal will open on Tuesday, Feb. 21st (after 9:00 a.m.), with the initial part of the process conducted entirely online. As of that date, parents will be able to access the portal via THIS LINK or via our district website at milforded.org (click on Register/Withdrawal tab at the top). Feel free to share this info with your neighbors or other family members who might have children entering MPS for the first time. Thanks for your help.
This ‘Day in the Life of a Kindergartener’ Video is Sure to Make You Smile!
There just seems to be nothing more heartwarming and fun than learning what a ‘day in the life’ of a Kindergartener is like. Click HERE and we think you’ll agree. Thank you to Calf Pen Meadow for hosting us this year and to Violet, our 5th grade emcee. Great job, everyone!
MPS ‘Most Prevailing Stories’ Podcast Episode 13 Released Today
In our 13th episode, we continue with more news and sports, as always, and the feature story this week -- about our SRO program -- is PHENOMENAL! We hope you enjoy it. Click HERE to listen.
Milford Recreation Department Releases Weekly News – Check it out!
In our role as sharers of all kinds of news, we came across this wonderful news piece from the Milford Recreation Department. The Milford Rec. Dept. has long offered thousands of programs and experiences for Milford’s youth – and we want to make sure you don’t miss a single one. Here’s their newsletter for this week – make sure you create your own account on their website to register for many more opportunities! www.milfordrecreation.com
In the Community….
Room 17 Math Partners with the MAC on a Special Math Based Art Show; Submissions Due by March 12
It’s no secret – art and mathematics are closely entwined – and children can use their creative talents to display how math has influenced their work! Kids in grades K-12 can use various media (music, digital media, dance, photography, painting, sculpting, etc.) to create a piece and share how they incorporated math. The deadline for submission is March 12th. Click HERE to learn more.
Milford CT Eagles Flag Football League Registration Open
The Milford CT Eagles Flag Football League is now open for registrations. To Register for the Spring Flag Football – they will go to www.milfordcteagles.org and select the blue “Registration” box below the moving banner. Spring Flag Season will be on SUNDAYS Only – and both practice and game are held in a 2-hour window, max. Click HERE for the flyer.
Name the Milford Land Conservation Trust Mascot (Deadline is March 10, 2023)
The Milford Land Conservation Trust is calling for your creative inspiration and help in naming their new mascot for the group. An adorable WOODCHUCK will represent the MLCT – and you are asked to come up with a name for this critter! Every child who submits a suggestion will be entered in a drawing to win their very own Land Trust Mascot and (with parent approval) will be pictured on the MLCT website. So – put on your thinking caps and submit your suggestion! Have fun.
Enjoy the long weekend, friends. We look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday, Feb. 21st! Have fun!
-Milford Public Schools