Upcoming News & Events, 1/11 and Beyond
So glad to have you with us on this blustery Friday. While it may be cold outside, it feels like things are getting back to normal and students and staff are settling in now that the holidays are over.
Just a couple of liner notes this week since we are poised to begin the Winter Weather season. Please read the listing below under NEWS that discusses DELAYS & CLOSURES to make sure you know how to determine the status of the school day for an expected storm.
Also – we’d like to point out that January marks the official start of the Budget Season! While our City officials and Education officials have diligently been working on assembling their budget proposals for a few months, the annual ‘Budget Meetings’ process begins next week. Take a look at the meetings listed for the coming week below, under EVENTS. And remember – all of these meetings are public and you are more than welcome to attend and learn all about this important city function.
As always – click HERE for the full electronic bulletin board that includes flyers for all kinds of great, upcoming activities and events. And now – on to the news!
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK:
Monday, January 14th – Friday, January 18th: Regular Schedule all week (weather permitting!)
Delays & Closures – How Does That Work? Inclement weather can occur at any time of day (or night!) – so you need to know what our communication process is for a variety of scenarios. Here goes:
TIMING: The decision for either a DELAY or a CLOSURE is made no later than 6:15 a.m.
TIMING: The decision for an EARLY DISMISSAL is made no later than 11:00 a.m.
WHERE INFO IS DISTRIBUTED: These are your ‘official’ best bets for learning accurate info from the district.
- The Website: (www.milforded.org). All notices of a schedule change will be posted on the website as soon as a decision is made.
- Twitter: @mpsctalerts (our School Alerts Twitter account). Sign up (or make sure you ‘follow’ us if you already have a Twitter account) – it’s free – and the notice of any closings or delays will be as close as your smartphone!
Please do NOT call the school in the event a school day needs to be altered. These decisions are made at the district level … and will be communicated from the district level.
MAKE SURE YOUR EMERGENCY/CONTACT INFO (SCHOOLMESSENGER) IS ACCURATE: We suggest you take a look at all of your contact info in SchoolMessenger to make sure any communications that may come from us will reach you! Why not do it this weekend so you can be assured all is in order?
How Do I Get Rid of my Christmas Tree? There are TWO ways to dispose of your Christmas tree – and Mayor Blake is encouraging residents to recycle their trees. Anyone wishing to recycle trees can bring them to the Walnut Beach or Tri-Beach Parking Lots TOMORROW, Saturday, January 12th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Department of Public Works will be there to chip the trees.
For those residents who choose not to recycle their trees, the Public Works Department will pick up Christmas trees throughout the month of January. Uncut trees should be left at curbside.
Saturday, Jan. 12th: Our Beautiful Planet: a film and discussion, held @ the Milford Public Library, program begins at 1:00, FREE. You are invited to join fellow Milfordites to learn why preserving the beauty of Milford is vital to local and global conservation efforts. Co-sponsored by the Environmental Concerns Coalition (ECC) and the Library. The film, Planet Earth, begins at 1:00; discussion about the impact on Milford begins at 2:00 (with Steve Johnson), and a series of short films about the beauty of our earth begins at 3:00. Hope to see you there! FLYER.
Monday, Jan. 14th: Board of Education Business Meeting/Budget presentation, Parsons BOE Meeting Room, 7:00 p.m. 2019 will begin with our first Board of Education meeting of the year on Monday. Here’s what’s on the agenda: Superintendent’s Proposed 2019-20 Budget, 2019-2020 Academic Calendar – (vote expected); Policy review: Seclusion and Restraint and Graduation Requirements; Human Resources Report; Quarterly Budget Report; and Disbursement Report. PACKET.
Wednesday, Jan. 16th: Board of Education Budget Workshop, Parsons BOE Meeting Room, 7:00 p.m. The BOE will delve into the details of the 2019-20 Education Budget proposal. Please join us to learn more about our educational system.
Thursday, Jan. 17th: Board of Education Budget Workshop, Parsons BOE Meeting Room, 7:00 p.m. The BOE will continue its budget work on Thursday.
Wednesday, Jan. 16th: Hunger 101 – a workshop, held @ City Hall, 6:00 p.m., Pre-registration required. This workshop will be presented by our own students from Harborside: Gavin, Teniola, Lucca, James, Kayden and the Food2Kids organization. Extra special thanks to The Milford Bank for their support. Learn (and taste) what food insecurity – or hunger – really is. Program is ideal for ages 12 and up. Great opportunity for those serving in Food Resource programs and/ministries, or for those who work with individuals who are hungry or food insecure. We recommend that you bring a partner from your setting. Pre-registration required. Click HERE to register. Click HERE for the flyer only.
Stay warm, friends. See you next week.
- The Milford Public Schools