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Hello MPS Family,


Welcome to yet another installment of our famous Upcoming News & Events communication!  There are many great things happening inside and outside the district next week and the weeks ahead – so get out your calendars to make sure you don’t miss a single one. Here’s what’s on tap:



Monday, 1/29 through Friday, 2/2: Regular Schedule all week


Dr. Cutaia Letter: Additional Preschool Offering Announced for Kids Born Between 9/1/2019-12/31/2019

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As you may remember, a new piece of legislation was passed by the Connecticut General Assembly back in June that changed the Kindergarten Age of Entrance, requiring students to be at least 5 years of age on or before September 1st


On Friday, the district announced an option for children born between September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019, to support the families of children who previously would have entered Kindergarten in the fall and now are no longer automatically eligible.  An MPS Preschool Program experience will be offered – at a reduced rateonly for children born between Sept. 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2019This program will be in place for the 2024-25 school year only.


To Apply

Parents of students born between Sept. 1 – Dec. 31, 2019 are asked to begin the process by completing the pre-application form here.  You will also need to supply the first page of your 1040 Tax Submission for tax year 2022. 


While we support the change in the legislation for Kindergarten, we realize the one year notice for families who were planning to send their child to school next year may cause a financial hardship.  We hope the addition of this one-time offer, at a reduced rate, will help ease the strain for these families.


If you have any questions, please contact Terese Maguire, Supervisor of Early Childhood Education at tmaguire@milforded.org.   

2024-25 Academic Calendar Released

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We are pleased to present the Academic Calendar for the 2024-25 School Year!  Lots of folks need this information to plan for the coming year so we figured we’d put it right in your hands today. It has also been uploaded to the district website if you need to review it ‘down the road.’  LINK.

Thursday, 2/8: It’s Never Too Early to Start Saving For College, held @ JFK Elementary, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., FREE but pre-registration required.

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For K-5 Parents: It’s never too early to start saving for college and with the dozens of ways to go about it, we are pleased to invite you to this special FREE event to learn how to begin. Join us as we hear from our guest experts as they share the many ways anyone can afford a college education. Dinner will be served beginning at 6:00 p.m., with the presentation to follow.  Free childcare will also be available.  This program has been coordinated by the Milford Public Schools Community Connections Center. To register, click HERE. For flyer, click here:  FLYER.

 MPS Podcast – Episode 14

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This week, Cam Wilkitis digs deep into the Budget Conversation in Episode 14 of the Most Prevailing Stories Podcast!  And, as always, provides an update on district news and high school athletics.  Check it out!

Tuesday, 2/6: What Every Boy Needs to Know, a presentation for fathers and sons (grades 6-8); held at the Milford Hospital Auditorium, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., pre-registration required

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STILL A FEW SEATS LEFT!  The Milford Dept. of Human Services/Youth and Family Services is conducting a special event, designed for 6th-8th grade boys and their fathers/support person to explore the expectations of boys, masculinity, and how to raise thriving boys in today’s world.  The program will be held at Milford Hospital in Auditorium B and led by Jeff Baer (LCSW).  Jeff is a licensed therapist who has completed extensive training in evidence-based practices.  He brings more than 15 years of experience and specializes in boys’ and men’s mental health.  Limited seating is available – so make sure you register early.  To register, please contact Doug Mills at dmills@milfordct.gov or (203) 783-3253.  FLYER.

Saturday, 2/10: Tackle Hunger – SOUPer Bowl, held on the Green near Mary Taylor Church, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., FREE entry with Non-Perishable Food Donation

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Here’s a great way to ‘kickoff’ Superbowl weekend! Now in its second year, Mary Taylor Church will hold their “Tackle Hunger – SOUPer Bowl” event on Saturday -- 2/10 -- and you’re invited.  Live music, food, games, and fun will help get this tailgate party started.  Bring a non-perishable food item (canned goods or other shelf-stable food items) and you get in for free.  Mark your calendars now – Saturday, 2/10.  All donations will benefit the Beth-El Center, Milford Food Bank, and the Purple Pantry boxes. Hope to see you there! FLYER.

(And, in case you were wondering, the actual Superbowl football game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 11th).


Thanks for spending some time with us - we are grateful for your readership. See you next week.


-Milford Public Schools