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Hi friends!

It’s that wonderful time of the week: Friday! Let’s get ready for the weekend and week ahead and review all the good news we have to share.  Here’s what you need to know:



Monday, Sept. 19:  Regular schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 20:  Regular schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 21:  EARLY DISMISSAL for students

Thursday, Sept. 22:  Regular schedule

Friday, Sept. 23: Regular schedule


Open House ‘Season’ Continues:  Lots of ‘em next week

Judging from the four Open Houses held last night, our return to this time-honored event is a ‘home run.’  Open House gives you a chance to see your child’s learning environment ‘up close and personal.’  Plus – the school staffers and administrators are able to showcase all that is good about their school! There will be NINE Open Houses in the coming week – please make sure you check your school’s communications for additional details.  Enjoy!

Monday, Sept. 19th:

East Shore


West Shore

Tuesday, Sept. 20th:


Live Oaks

Orange Avenue

Orchard Hills

The Academy

Thursday, Sept. 21st:

Joseph A. Foran HS

Pumpkin Delight’s Groundbreaking Event “Terrific”

Speaking of Open Houses, our friends at Pumpkin Delight – along with a cadre of elected officials and special guests – held their official Groundbreaking Ceremony last night, just before the school’s Open House.  Nearly 200 people attended this special event, marking the beginning of a massive renovation project at the school.  Principal Sherrod McNeill welcomed attendees to the event with an extra-special treat in the form of students leading the Pledge, followed by their jazzy version of My Country ‘Tis of Thee.  The event concluded with a ceremonial ‘first dig’ including special guests, with a second ‘dig’ done by PDS students.  The project will include the construction of a new multi-purpose/gym/cafeteria space and a new entrance to the building.  Additional areas to be refurbished include a newly outfitted STEM classroom, the relocation of the former media center, and reconfigured parking.  A new outdoor enclosed courtyard will also be a part of the project. Here are a few pics of the event.

adults shovels small

kids shovels small



Milford Irish Festival This Weekend @ Fowler Field

Friday, 9/16:  5:00 – 11:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9/17: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The wonderful Milford Irish Festival returns this weekend – it starts tonight and will be going on all day tomorrow.  Lots of fun for families of all sizes and ages.  Admission for tonight (Friday) is $5 per person; $ for Saturday is $10.  If you plan on going on both Friday AND Saturday, it’s $12 per person.  Headliner entertainment for tonight are the Highland Rovers.  All weekend there will be food trucks, live music, crafts and activities for kids, merch – and much more. More info can be found HERE

Early Info for Our ‘Leaf Peepers’

Believe it or not, we’ve already been hearing folks talking about ‘leaf peeper’ season!  A leaf peeper is someone who loves to view the spectacular fall foliage – whether that means taking a walk around the neighborhood, scheduling a hike in the woods, or going on a weekend road trip.  Looks like we have a few more weeks to go:  peak color is estimated to be between October 3th and November 8th.  To get an idea of when and where the peak viewing season will hit our area, CLICK HERE for DEEP’s Interactive Foliage Report. 

Milford Youth Lacrosse to run FREE Lacrosse Clinic for Girls, grades K-3 (10/2 & 10/9)

Here’s an easy going, introductory clinic program designed to give girls in grades K-3 the chance to try Lacrosse.  Sponsored by the Milford Youth Lacrosse organization, the sessions will be held on Sunday, 10/2 and Sunday, 10/9, from 2:30 – 4:00 at the Orange Avenue Turf Field (577 Orange Avenue).  Pre-registration required; contact Scott Kaminski at girls-coordinator@milfordyouthlacrosse.org. Click HERE for the flyer.

We wish you a beautiful weekend.  See you next week.

- The Milford Public Schools