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Dear MPS Community,

December – the final month of the year – and all indications show it’s going to be a busy one!  Get your calendars updated so you are ready to enjoy all that the month has to offer.  Here’s what’s going on in the week ahead.


Monday, Dec. 5:  Regular schedule

Tuesday, Dec. 6:  Regular schedule

Wednesday, Dec. 7:  Early Dismissal Students (Professional Learning/Staff)

Thursday, Dec. 8:  Regular schedule

Friday, Dec. 9:  Regular schedule


SUNDAY (12/4): Jonathan Law Advances to CIAC State Football Semi-Finals on SUNDAY

We are happy to report the Jonathan Law Football Team has advanced to the CIAC State Football Semi-Finals, where they will face Notre Dame/West Haven on SUNDAY – here are the details if you’d like to attend. No cash accepted; Digital tickets only. Good luck, Law!

DATE: Sunday, Dec. 4th

LOCATION: Veterans Stadium - West Haven

TIME: 12:30 p.m. kickoff

TICKETS: $10 adults, $5 students/senior citizens

Get your tickets at: https://gofan.co/app/events/819465?schoolId=CIAC 

Most Prevailing Stories (MPS) Podcast: Episode 7 Released Today

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Get ready for another invigorating episode of our Most Prevailing Stories (MPS) Podcast!! Today’s installment covers: School Winter Concerts, Winter Athletics Preview, and a deep dive into the Thanksgiving Day Game results. Click HERE to listen – or visit your favorite Podcast provider.

COVID Vax Clinic on Dec. 15th at Jonathan Law, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m., FREE

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If you’ve been meaning to get your COVID-19 Vaccination this year, the Milford Health Dept. is making it super easy to do so.  A COVID-19 Vax Clinic will be taking place on December 15th at Jonathan Law High School, from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Walk-ins are welcome; no appointment necessary.  The clinic is brought to us thanks to Griffin Health and the CT Dept. of Public Health.  Vaccinations at this clinic are FREE.  Click HERE for the flyer.

ICYMI: Learn a New Skill; Begin a New Career in CNC Precision Machining

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We sent this to you earlier this week – but in case you missed it – check out this wonderful FREE program for learning a new skill. The course is for CNC Precision Machining Level 1, and meets every Monday and Wednesday evening from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Platt Tech. The course runs from Jan. 30 – May 15, 2023. Click HERE to apply.  Click here for the FLYER.

Jay Rowe’s Smooth Jazz for Scholars Concert Nets $3,000 for MPS Music Dept.

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We are so grateful for our friend and fellow Milfordite – Jay Rowe – who stopped by yesterday to deliver a gift check for $3,000, to benefit the MPS Music Department.  Jay founded the ‘Smooth Jazz for Scholars’ concert 20 years ago, and has graciously donated the proceeds from the concert each and every year to our music department.  Jazz enthusiasts from across the entire Northeast seaboard attend this annual event – as Jay brings together a world-class lineup of jazz professionals.  Thank you, once again, Jay!  [And watch for the April 2023 event info … coming soon!].

FRIDAY-TONIGHT (12/2): Lamplight Stroll, Downtown Milford, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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Join your friends tonight for the 20th Annual Lamplight Stroll, in conjunction with the Downtown Milford Business Association. This beloved holiday tradition welcomes hundreds of families each year to stroll through the DMBA member businesses and get a stamp on their Stroll Passport, while enjoying a sweet treat or warm beverage while shopping.  According to the DMBA, there will be 40+ vendors on the green, plus roaming carolers, horse and carriage rides, and a visit from Santa himself.  Click here for a list of participating businesses – and thank you Metro Star for sponsoring this event.

SATURDAY, (12/3): Milford Police Dept. to Conduct Fundraiser on Saturday: Milford Plunges for Brrristol!, Walnut Beach, 10:00 a.m. (plunge at 11)

The Milford Police Department has organized a special event – slated for Saturday, Dec. 3rd – to help raise funds in support of the Bristol Police Department after their tragic loss of two officers one month ago.  The Milford Plunges for Brrristol event will invite any brave soul to challenge the icy waters at Walnut Beach and go for a plunge.  Participants can register for $20 per person (you can pre-register, if you like) or, if you raise $100 on your own, you can register as a VIP participant.  And of course, if jumping into the Sound isn’t your thing, your donations are always accepted regardless. All money raised will go to ‘Fund the First’ campaign for the families of fallen Bristol police members Lieutenant Dustin DeMonte and Sergeant Alex Hamzy. Click HERE to register or donate. Thanks in advance for your support!

SUNDAY, (12/4): MAC’s Buoy Tree Lighting, Lisman Landing, Begins @ 4:00 p.m.

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Now in its second year, the Milford Arts Council (MAC) is proud to present the MAC Buoy Tree Lighting on Sunday (12/4), beginning at 4:00 p.m.  One of the most photographed events in Milford, bring the family down to Lisman Landing and enjoy this 25’ masterpiece – made out of lobster traps, miles of stringed lights, docklines and handpainted buoys. There will be entertainment in the area, as well, along with a message from Mayor Blake and Santa will arrive via the Harbor. FUN!  And free!  Thank you to sponsors Mager & Mager Law Firm, BriarPatch Oyster Farm and Pat Devine Construction.

(Construction of this fine piece will take place all day on Saturday; if you have any free time on Saturday, it’s truly fascinating to watch – stop on by!).

Enjoy the weekend, everyone!  See you on Monday.

-Milford Public Schools