Happy Friday, Everyone!
Okay, folks – it’s crunch time! Electrify Your Symphony concert tonight … Milford’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade tomorrow … and we return to Daylight Savings Time on Sunday. Wow! So – let’s get to the week ahead. Have a great weekend!
Monday, March 13: Regular Schedule
Tuesday, March 14: Regular Schedule
Wednesday, March 15: Early dismissal for students; professional learning for staff
Thursday, March 16: Regular Schedule
Friday, March 17: Regular Schedule
NEWS & EVENTS
TONIGHT! Friday, March 10: Electrify Your Symphony Concert; No Tickets at the Door
Tonight is the night and our strings students are ready! Students from Gr. 5 – 12 have been working with professional recording artist Mark Wood, one of the co-founders of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra for the past 2 days and the culminating event tonight is going to be phenomenal!
The concert will take place here at Parsons, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets to the concert ($14 per person) can only be ordered online (and we may be sold out soon).
Local Media Were ‘On the Scene’ Yesterday to Cover the Story
We were delighted to welcome WFSB, WVIT, and representatives from Hearst Media (Milford Mirror, CT Post, and NH Register) to cover the EYS rehearsals yesterday. Here’s what was released:
Monday, March 13: Board of Education Regular Business Meeting, Parsons, 7:00 p.m.
The Board of Education will conduct its regular business meeting on Monday evening, beginning at 7:00 p.m. here at Parsons. Here’s what’s on tap: Chair’s Report, Superintendent’s Report: World Language, Food Service Financials, Healthy Foods Certification, Board Policies (5125.11 Health/Medical Records; 6144 Controversial Issues; 6145.3 Publications), Human Resources Report, Disbursement Report, Minutes (2/13/2023, 2/27/2023), Board Comment. All are welcome. AGENDA PACKET
Robotics Team to Compete This Weekend
Milford MOJO, our local robotics team (sponsored by the Milford Education Foundation) with students from Foran, Law, and East Shore Middle School, will be competing this weekend at Wilby High School in Waterbury along with 38 other teams from throughout New England. The competition is open to the public and will also be viewable online at https://www.twitch.tv/nefirst_red.
These robots are about 120lbs and compete on a field about the size of a basketball court along with 5 other robots. Come and check out the action! Any Milford high school students are welcome to join the team - for more information please contact Kris Seluga at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck, Milford MOJO!
In the Community….
It’s Girl Scout Week next week!
We are pleased to report that next week is Girl Scout Week! On Monday, March 13th, scouts in our local community will be wearing all sorts of Girl Scout gear – uniforms, sweatshirts, etc. – to show their spirit. And for any adults out there who have roots with Girl Scouts of the past, you are free to join in! Congratulations to this great organization.
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 and submit no later than April 4th (submission directions are on the forms). Thanks!
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.
Milford Junior Major League Registration Open
The Milford Junior Major League is now open for registrations -- with the deadline coming fast (through April 16th). Kids ages 2-19 are eligible for a variety of levels of play. Get your application started soon. 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.
And – for more a little bit down the road:
Saturday, 3/25: Children’s Fair, held at Trinity Church. More to come next week.
March 2023: Unified Sports Unified Prom – Cappugino’s to Donate a Portion of Sales to Benefit the Unified Prom!
Milford Education Foundation: Tickets on Sale for Yankees Game on Sunday, April 23rd; Deadline to Order is 4/15
See you next week, everyone!
-Milford Public Schools