We are ALMOST there! Spring vacation is poised to begin in a few hours! Please take a few minutes to review what’s ahead in the weeks to come. Here we go:
Monday, April 10 – Friday, April 14: Schools Closed/April Break
* Students/staff will return to school on Monday, April 17.
NEWS & EVENTS
Sean Brennan Named Asst. Supt. of Business & Operations
We are pleased to report the appointment of Sean Brennan to the role of Assistant Superintendent of Business & Operations, replacing Jim Richetelli who will be retiring at the end of June. Mr. Brennan currently serves as the principal of JFK Elementary. Click HERE for more details connected to Mr. Brennan’s appointment. Congratulations Sean!
Students Sought for HQI Summer Experience; Applications Now Being Accepted
Would your student like to be involved in our HQI Summer Experience? Each summer, MPS teachers receive intensive professional development training in the area of High Quality Instruction (HQI), but in order to do this properly, we need students to help us. This year’s HQI training will be held from July 17-21 (dates and hours depend on grade and level content). We are looking for students who will be entering Grades 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 or 10 in the 2023-2024 school year. More information can be found on the application on PowerSchool.
Please complete the application found under Forms in PowerSchool to indicate your interest by Wednesday, April 19th. There are limited slots. If we exceed the number of slots, we will use a lottery.
Last Public Hearing on the Budget, Monday, April 17th @ City Hall, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, April 17th will be the last time you will be able to voice your thoughts to the Board of Aldermen – in person -- on the City and/or Education Budgets for this year’s budget cycle. All are welcome to provide their comments at this meeting. We also believe that to be a good citizen one should be an informed citizen. To help you do this easily, we have created a Budget Central Webpage (see entry below). You might call it ‘one stop shopping’ as everything you might want to look for connected to the Education budget proposal is there. Keep reading below.
‘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.
Kindness & Earth Day Rock Decorating Event, @ Firehouse Gallery, Saturday, April 15, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon; FREE
We are pleased to report that a free rock decorating workshop is open to all – in the name of kindness and in celebration of Earth Day. Sponsored by the PEP Program (People Empowering People), you are welcome to paint two rocks at the event: one to take home and the other to leave anywhere in the community for someone to find. Pre-registration is required. Click HERE for the flyer and for the registration links.
Save the Date & Get Your Tickets Now! Jay Rowe’s Smooth Jazz for Scholars Concert, April 28th & 29th
It’s almost here. Don’t delay and make sure you order your tix as soon as possible for Jay’s 20th Annual Benefit Concert: Smooth Jazz for Scholars. Proceeds from this annual concert go directly to the MPS Music Program. Jay has donated nearly $90,000 to our district over the past two decades and we are grateful for his generous support.
Details: The concert will be held on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th at the Parsons Auditorium. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show time is 8:00 p.m. $50 for one show/$85 for both shows. There are 3 ways to purchase tix: online, in-person, or by mail. Click HERE for more and to purchase.
MPS Podcast Episode #19 Released
We are pleased to report Episode #19 is ready for your listening pleasure. Podcast host Cam Wilkitis covers news, sports, and for this week’s feature – Jay Rowe’s Smooth Jazz for Scholars Concert. Take a listen to learn what’s going on!
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
Spring Bulk Pickup Schedule Released
The City released its 2023 Bulk Trash Pickup Schedule recently. Now that we’ll be on April vacation for a whole week, it’s a great time to go through your house and do some spring cleaning! Keep in mind, the dates are always subject to change, but here’s what the dates are now for your planning purposes. There are specific guidelines on what will be accepted during Bulk Pickup and how items should be bundled or packaged. Click HERE for details.
If your garbage pickup day is Monday – Pickups will begin April 17
If your garbage pickup day is Tuesday – Pickups will begin April 24
If your garbage pickup day is Thursday – Pickups will begin May 1
If your garbage pickup day is Friday – Pickups will begin May 8
Questions should be directed to the Public Works Office, 203-783-3265.
The Milford Transfer Station will return to normal operating hours beginning April 8, 2023 (Monday – Saturday: 7:00am – 3:00pm).
Have a good Spring break, everyone! See you on Monday, April 17th!
-Milford Public Schools