Happy Friday, Friends!
The crush of the holidays is almost upon us, beginning with the long-standing childhood favorite – Halloween – that will take place on Monday, October 31st. Please make sure to talk with your children over the weekend and reinforce the safety habits they can take to make it a fun night for everyone! Look at your child’s planned costume and consider trip hazards; give him/her a flashlight or glow stick to help them walk while trick or treating in the neighborhood, and always make sure you check the candy before your kids consume any of it. And of course, our youngest of trick or treaters should always be accompanied by an adult. All little common sense reminders – we know – but we want to make sure Halloween is a happy and safe venture. Enjoy! Now … on to the news!
Monday, Oct. 31 – Friday, Nov. 4: Regular schedule all week
Got a Question About Your School? Read your School News!
Lately, we’ve noticed many instances of people asking school-community-based questions on social media – such as ‘when are our school photos being taken?’ or ‘what are my child’s options for high school?’ and many, others. While advice and information provided on outlets such as Facebook or Twitter may sometimes be helpful, please remember the best and most accurate option is to get your information right from your child’s school. In fact, your school news may already provide the answers to your questions and if you don’t find the answer there, feel free to give the school a call. Staff members will be happy to provide you with an answer!
Community Connections Center: A Great Resource
Here’s a great resource that provides a wide variety of assistance areas for those looking for information, particularly in the area of social services. The Community Connections Center, housed within the Milford Public Schools, has a website that contains links to hundreds of agencies in Milford and across the state. Food assistance, parenting programs, clothing sources, energy assistance, health insurance options -- and so much more -- can be found on this website. Check it out!
‘Thanks for Giving’ Food Drive Will Begin Next Tuesday (Nov. 1st – 11th)
The Milford Public Schools will once again participate in the Annual ‘Thanks for Giving’ Food Drive – organized by the scouting community in Milford -- beginning next week. We are pleased to report that we’ll be returning to a full 2-week food drive collection period (for the past 2 years, we needed to limit it to just a 1-day event to keep in-school traffic to a minimum).
Scouting reps will drop collection boxes off at the schools beginning on Monday and you are encouraged to bring in a canned or shelf-stable item and place it in the collection box at any time up til Friday, November 11th. Scouting officials will pick up the boxes on Friday (Nov. 11th). Thanks in advance for your contribution! FLYER.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
TOMORROW! Saturday, October 29: Drug Take Back Day, held @ Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
If you’ve been wondering what to do with expired or unused prescription medications – here’s the answer! The Milford Police Dept., in conjunction with the Milford Prevention Council, will hold their ‘Drug Take Back Day’ event where you can dispose of these medications properly and safely. All you need to do is collect your medications that you’d like to get rid of, drive over to the Milford Sr. Center (9 Jepson Drive) – and follow the drive-thru directions from the volunteers there.
Can’t Make It That Day? Drop Off at Police HQ 24/7
The Milford Police Department, also wants to remind the public they can drop off their unwanted/unused prescription medication ANYTIME -- 24/7 -- in the lobby of Milford Police HQ, 430 Boston Post Rd. Please note: all collection boxes are for prescription medications only. Also please note, needles/sharps are not accepted.
Voting Tips: Get Ready for the Election on Nov. 8th
Election Day is almost here (Tuesday, Nov. 8th)! In order to be ready, you may want to take a look at the VERY informative Milford Registrars of Voters webpage. Where are you supposed to vote? Who’s running? What offices are up for election this time around? The answers to ANY election-related matter can be found on this website: from sample ballots for your particular district (make sure you look at the one that reflects your voting district), to maps, calendars & dates, and much, much more.
And – lastly – please be aware that in addition to voting for individual offices, there is a question this year on your ballot: “Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to permit the General Assembly to provide for early voting?” Hopefully, this will give you some time to think about it before Election Day.
We hope you enjoy the beautiful weekend ahead! Take care and we’ll see you next week!
-Milford Public Schools