Hello MPS Family!
It’s almost that magical time as we get ready to start the weekend. Beware tomorrow, though, as you wake up to the possibility of tricksters all day long – it’s April Fool’s Day. Be on the lookout for some tomfoolery….!
It will be another busy week next week. Take some time this weekend to rest and recharge those batteries. Here’s what we have to look forward to for the week ahead.
Monday, April 3: Regular Schedule
Tuesday, April 4: Regular Schedule
Wednesday, April 5: Regular Schedule
Thursday, April 6: Regular Schedule
Friday, April 7: Schools Closed: Good Friday & Start of April Break*
*April Break will continue the entire following week. Students/staff will return to school on Monday, April 17.
NEWS & EVENTS
Week of the Young Child Launches on Monday
Next week, we will be celebrating the national Week of the Young Child in our PK classrooms and can’t wait to see all the activities that will take place! Here’s a fridge-worthy poster highlighting each day’s theme.
The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. It also is a time to recognize that children’s opportunities are our responsibilities, and to recommit ourselves to ensuring that each and every child experiences the type of early environment – at home, at childcare, at school, and in the community – that will promote their early learning. This annual event is coordinated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
‘Budget Central’ Webpage: Everything in One Place Related to the 2023-24 Budget Proposal
We are pleased to announce a new 'MPS Budget Central' page is now live! This page includes all of the information available connected to our 2023-24 Budget process. Just click HERE or on Budget 23-24 icon at the top of the district website to see presentations, documents, videos and lots more. Please take a moment to familiarize yourselves with the content found here.
Board of Aldermen Budget Review Schedule Released
We are pleased to report that the Board of Aldermen Budget Review Schedule has been released. This represents the last part of the budget process and once their work is completed, the BOA adopts a final budget and the mill rate is set.
Monday, April 17, 2023: The first meeting in this cycle is the Public Hearing. It is the only time residents may voice their thoughts on the City and Education/Operations budgets in person to the entire Board of Aldermen. All are welcome to provide their comments at this meeting.
Tuesday, April, 25, 2023: Education/Operations Presentation. The BOA members have set April 25th as the date they will learn more about the Education/Operations Budget, as presented. Dr. Cutaia, Mr. Richetelli, and Board Chair Susan Glennon will present the BOE proposal and answer any questions BOA members may have. Always interesting and a great way to learn about what is included in the proposal.
MPS Podcast Released: Two for One this week!
We had so much content this week that we are releasing not one but two episodes this week! Episode 18 – Part 1 was released earlier this week and contains segments on news, sports, and a feature story about Foran’s Child Learning Center.
Episode 18 – Part 2 was just released this afternoon and includes an exclusive discussion about the 2023-24 BOE Budget with Dr. Anna Cutaia. Check it out!
Wednesday, April 5th: City & MPS Team Up for Public Info Session on ‘ESPORTS – Jobs of the Future, via Zoom
(Student sessions will take place in the morning; Parent sessions are at 6:00 p.m.)
On Wednesday, April 5th, Dr. Cutaia will moderate a conversation with Mark Kilpatrick (Founder of Affinity Esports) and accompanied by Julie Nash (Dir. of Economic & Community Dev.) as they discuss the potential of ESports careers. Student sessions have been scheduled in the morning and parents will have a chance to learn all about it later at 6:00 p.m. Parents and children, alike, will have the chance to discover how esports can open up exciting new possibilities for their futures. The event will also include time for a Q&A session for attendees. Click on the flyer to pre-register. FLYER.
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. To learn more about the program and/or to complete an application, please click HERE to get started.
The Annual Dash for Danni Event is scheduled for Saturday, April 29th and will take place at Foran High School. This 3.1 mile walk/run commemorates the life of Danni Kemp, a former scholar-athlete from Foran, who passed away from a rare form of brain cancer. Mark your calendars now for APRIL 29th, and participate in one or both of the fundraisers leading up to the event (links above). Let’s all be Danni Strong!
In the Community….
Lauralton Hall Summer Camp Programming Enrollment Now Open!
We are pleased to share the full list of summer programming opportunities that will be available at Lauralton Hall this year. The school has operated their summer camp programming for many years with the highest regard by those who attend. Take a look and see if there’s one or more classes that would be interesting for your child. SUMMER CAMP BROCHURE
Milford Education Foundation: Tickets on Sale for Yankees Game on Sunday, April 23rd; Deadline to Order is 4/15 The Milford Education Foundation is pleased to unveil the details of their upcoming fundraiser – the Annual NY Yankee Game! Tix are $78 per ticket, and includes your seat (Section 306), a Yankees backpack, hot dog, and soda/water. Hope to see you there!
Have a good weekend, everyone! See you next week!
-Milford Public Schools