Welcome to the Weekend, Everyone!
FOOTBALL, You Bet! Yes indeedy, friends, one of the most-viewed events on television – THE SUPER BOWL – will air on FOX this Sunday, February 12th, with the Philadelphia Eagles facing the Kansas City Chiefs. The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. As you know, some folks watch the Super Bowl for the actual game. Others will be watching just for the commercials. And, for still others, it’s all about the snacks. No matter why people will watch, the show is expected to have more than 100 MILLION viewers on Sunday. Sheesh! But – before the party gets started, let’s take a look at the week ahead!
Monday, Feb. 13: Regular schedule all week.
Tuesday, Feb. 14: Regular schedule all week.
Wednesday, Feb. 15: Regular schedule all week.
Thursday, Feb. 16: Regular schedule all week.
Friday, Feb. 17: Schools closed; Start of Winter Break
[and the following Monday, Feb. 20th: Schools/Offices closed for Presidents Day]
NEWS & EVENTS
Monday, Feb. 13th: Board of Education Meeting, Parsons, 7:00 p.m.
The next Board of Education meeting will take place on Monday evening (7:00 p.m.) in the Parsons Complex. Here’s what’s on tap for the meeting: Chair’s Report, Superintendent’s Report: Introduction of New Administrators, Instructional Highlight – Mathematics, Athletic Annual Financial Report, Human Resources Report, Disbursement Report, Minutes for approval (1/9, 1/11/ 1/18), Board Comment. As always, all are welcome. AGENDA PACKET
Kindergarten Registration Portal (for the 2023-24 School Year) to Open on Feb. 21st
The Kindergarten Registration Portal will open on Tuesday, Feb. 21st (after 9:00 a.m.), with the initial part of the process conducted entirely online. As of that date, parents will be able to access the portal via our district website at milforded.org (click on the Register/Withdrawal tab at the top). Feel free to share this info with your neighbors or other family members who might have children entering MPS for the first time. Thanks for your help!
MPS ‘Most Prevailing Stories’ Podcast Episode 12 Released Today
In our 12th episode, we continue with more news and sports, as always, and the feature this week is a preview about Kindergarten Registration! Episodes will also now be following a weekly schedule, so tune in! Click HERE for the link.
Is Your Child’s Swipe Card Lanyard Too Long? Here’s How to Fix It!
We’ve received several questions recently about how to handle student lanyards that are too long. There’s an easy way to fix this – here are the directions. Finally, please make sure your children have their swipe cards each school day. It makes so many services within the school much more efficient (bus travel, cafeteria lines, library). Thanks!
High School Course Selection to Take Place Over Next Few Weeks
Over the next two weeks, high school students in Grades 9, 10, and 11 will be considering what courses they would like to take next year as the scheduling process gets underway. An In-Person Electives Fair will be held at Foran and Law (see your school for specific dates) to assist students in learning more about course content. After that, students will need to submit their picks for next year and then administrators will begin the scheduling process.
For current 8th grade students, special scheduling meetings will take place with their school counselors so stay tuned!
It's National SRO Day on Wednesday, Feb. 15th – A Great Day to Thank Our Special Officers
On Wednesday, please take a moment out of your day to thank your School Resource Officer. SROs fulfill an important role in the Milford Public Schools, and we are proud to recognize them. SROs bridge gaps between youth and law enforcement, serving in informal counseling, education, and law enforcement roles as they support the students and communities they serve. Our SROs deserve unwavering respect and as they continue to help keep schools and students safe. Thank you, MPS SROs!!
In the Community….
TOMORROW: Saturday, Feb. 11th: ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ Tailgating Party to Benefit Milford Food Bank and Beth El
Don’t forget: the team at Mary Taylor Memorial Church will be holding a special Souper Bowl of Caring Tailgating event on Saturday – to help ‘tackle’ hunger. The event will take place from 11-1, with food, games, entertainment and more. ADMISSION is FREE – if you bring a non-perishable food donation or a monetary donation of your choice. Hope to see you there! FLYER.
Milford Youth Lacrosse Now Accepting Registrations; Deadline is 2/18
The Milford Youth Lacrosse organization is now accepting registrations! Boys and girls from grades K-8 are asked to register by Feb. 18th in order to be added to a roster. The spring season will run from Mid-March to Early/Mid June. FLYER.
Milford CT Eagles Flag Football League Registration Open
The Milford CT Eagles Flag Football League is now open for registrations. To Register for the Spring Flag Football – they will go to www.milfordcteagles.org and select the blue “Registration” box below the moving banner. Spring Flag Season will be on SUNDAYS Only – and both practice and game are held in a 2-hour window, max. Click HERE for the flyer.
Name the Milford Land Conservation Trust Mascot (Deadline is March 10, 2023)
The Milford Land Conservation Trust is calling for your creative inspiration and help in naming their new mascot for the group. An adorable WOODCHUCK will represent the MLCT – and you are asked to come up with a name for this critter! Every child who submits a suggestion will be entered in a drawing to win their very own Land Trust Mascot and (with parent approval) will be pictured on the MLCT website. So – put on your thinking caps and submit your suggestion! Have fun.
Whew! This was a big issue today. We hope you enjoy the weekend – and we’ll see you next week!
-Milford Public Schools