Happy Friday, Everyone!
What a week! Our first snow day came and went and, after looking outside on the lawn this afternoon, you'd never know it! But – keep an eye out tonight for some (perhaps) wet/icy weather over the next day or so.
In addition to the snow excitement, we celebrated Read Across America Day – with many schools commemorating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with guest readers visiting our schools and reading to our students. Lots of fun, and a great community builder. Speaking of reading, keep going to learn what’s coming next week and the weeks ahead!
Monday, March 6: Regular Schedule
Tuesday, March 7: Regular Schedule
Wednesday, March 8: No school for students; Professional Learning Day for staff
Thursday, March 9: Regular Schedule
Friday, March 10: Regular Schedule
NEWS & EVENTS
Good News: What’s Right With Schools Features Foran Planetarium
As we reported last week, Laura Hutchinson and Mike Piskorski from NEWS8 visited our Planetarium, housed at Foran High School. Here’s the LINK to the segment that aired this week – thank you to everyone involved at Foran for a job well done. Enjoy!
Electrify Your Symphony Event Next Friday Evening; Final Preparations Underway
Our strings students (grades 5-12) have been working with a variety of professional music artists this week … and will be performing together next Friday (3/10) in Electrify Your Symphony, led by professional recording artist Mark Wood, one of the co-founders of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra! Mr. Wood created the Electrify Your Symphony program more than 2 decades ago to encourage students to think ‘outside the box’ in terms of musical performance.
The concert is taking place on Friday, 3/10 here at Parsons, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets to the concert ($14 per person) can be ordered online. If seats are still available on concert night, tickets will be sold at the door for $20 each. Don’t miss out on what is expected to be an incredible evening for everyone.
Legally Blonde, The Musical Opens Tonight at Foran High School; 7:00 p.m.; Tix: $15
We are pleased to announce the Mane Stage Players of Foran High School are getting ready right this second for their opening night production of Legally Blonde, The Musical! Don’t miss out on this entertaining production. Tickets are $15 for evening shows; $12 for the matinee. Here’s the schedule – you’ll have 3 great opportunities to attend.
TONIGHT! (Friday) March 3rd: 7:00 p.m.
TOMORROW: (Saturday), March 4th: 7:00 p.m.
SUNDAY: (Final Performance): March 5th, 2:00 p.m.
MPS ‘Most Prevailing Stories’ Podcast Episode 15 Released Today
In today’s episode, we continue with more news and sports, as always, and the feature story this week is about Music in Our Schools Month. We hope you enjoy it. Click HERE to listen to the podcast.
Open Choice Program Now Accepting Applications; Deadline to Submit is 4/1 for Inclusion in the Lottery for Openings
The Open Choice Program in the ACES region provides opportunities for families to select schools for their children either in New Haven or in the surrounding suburban districts, based on the availability of seats. Open Choice is part of a law passed by the legislature of the State of Connecticut to help reduce racial, ethnic, and economic isolation in Connecticut. Please click on the link below for an itemized list of schools and grade levels that have available openings for the 2023-24 school year.
If you would like for your child to be included in the lottery for these seats, please complete the application at https://www.aces.org/schools-programs/aces-open-choice.
In the Community….
Mayor’s Youth Award Nominations Sought, Submissions Must be Received by April 4th
The Honorable Mayor Benjamin G. Blake, in conjunction with Milford Youth & Family Services, is pleased to announce nominations are now open for the 35th Annual Mayor’s Youth Awards, a long-standing and revered event in our city. Any Milford resident, age 18 or under, who has participated in activities to improve the quality of life in this city, or assist its citizens, is eligible to be nominated. All areas of outstanding service are considered, such as school, faith-based or volunteer work. Individual awards are given at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. In addition, there is a category to recognize group community service.
Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination recognizing the good works of Milford’s youth. Please complete the appropriate nomination forms (linked above) and submit no later than April 4th (submission directions are on the forms). Thanks!
Milford Rec Dept. 3/3 Newsletter
The Milford Rec. Dept. has produced yet another great issue of their newsletter. Check it out!
Room 17 Math Partners with the MAC on a Special Math Based Art Show; Submissions Due by March 12
It’s getting down to the wire now – and submissions will be accepted up through March 12th – so if students are planning on entering a piece for the show, they should do so asap. Various media types are okay (music, digital media, dance, photography, painting, sculpting, etc.). Click HERE for details and submission requirements.
Milford Little League Registration Open
The Milford Little League is now open for registrations. The league accommodates boys and girls who wish to play baseball, from ages 3-13. There also is a softball program available for girls, ages 3-14. Click HERE for the flyer.
Leprechaun Leap Set for Saturday, March 18th @ Walnut Beach
Mark your calendars! One of the long-standing events held throughout the year, this fundraiser benefits the Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut. You can register as either a ‘leaper’ or a donor. Check in will be at Walnut Beach at 9:30 a.m. on the 18th; the Leap will begin at 10:00 a.m. Check out the FLYER for all the details.
We wish you a happy, relaxing weekend. See you next week, everyone!
-Milford Public Schools