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Upcoming News & Events, 11/2 and Beyond

Upcoming News & Events, 11/2 and Beyond

Happy Friday, MPS Family!

Wow – how lucky we are to live in New England.  The trees are absolutely gorgeous!  We hope you take a moment out to enjoy them this weekend.  Lots to talk about this week so let’s get to it – and, as always, check out the full Upcoming Events electronic bulletin board for ALL of the flyers for these and other events happening in the near future.



Monday, Nov. 5:  Regular Schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 6: ELECTION DAY:  No Classes for Students; Staff Report for Professional Learning

Wednesday, Nov. 7: Regular Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 8: Regular Schedule

Friday, Nov. 9: Regular Schedule



Welcome to Word of the Week.  Each week we will post a word here – and provide the definition at the end of this piece.  [The definition appears at the end of this message.]



Turn Clocks BACK 1 Hour This Weekend. Beginning this weekend, we will go back to Eastern Standard Time, which means we turn our clocks back by 1 hour.  Technically, the time switches to EST at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday but it’s just as easy to change all the clocks in your house before you go to bed on Saturday night. What a nice surprise when you wake up in the morning and then realize you have another hour before you have to get up and start your day.  Enjoy!


Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6th. Don’t forget – Election Day is TUESDAY.  Vote!


November Menus Posted: The newest batch of menus (November) have been posted on the website for all school levels: elementary, middle, and high school.  Yummy!


GED Courses, ESL, and U.S. Citizenship Courses - Now Enrolling – FREE!!  Need to get your GED high school diploma?  Or perhaps you would benefit by strengthening your English reading/writing/speaking skills? Or maybe you would like to pursue U.S. Citizenship?  The Adult Education program offers ALL of these courses to Milford residents for FREE!  Contact Lori Hart in the Adult Education office to get started by calling (203) 783-3461 or via email at



Saturday, Nov. 3rd: Annual Preschool Showcase, held @ Milford Public Library, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., FREE. When it’s time to think about preschool options for your little ones, it can be a little overwhelming.  Here’s an easy way to consider what’s out there.  The Annual Preschool Showcase gives parents the ability to interface with representatives from many of the preschool programs in Milford.  Find out about each program’s philosophy, curriculum, registration, and fees.  Thanks to Kids Count for putting this program together.  FLYER.


Saturday, Nov. 3rd: Harlem Wizards Basketball – sponsored by the Devon Rotary, 6:30 p.m. held @ Jonathan Law. Tix: range $14 - $16. The Devon Rotary is bringing the world-renown Harlem Wizards to provide a fun-filled event while raising some much-needed funds for the club’s benevolent work in our community all year long.  This traditional event combines amazing basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy.  There will be a section of the evening where our ‘local team’ will take on the Wizards.  Celebrity local legends will include Mayor Blake and some teachers/administrators representing Orange Avenue, East Shore, Live Oaks, JFK and Pumpkin Delight.  Don’t miss out! Tickets may be purchased at the door (doors open at 5:30 p.m.). POSTER.


Veteran’s Day Activities Next Week. Next week, schools will join together to celebrate Veteran’s Day – beginning Friday, Nov. 9th (Veteran’s Day is, officially, on Sunday, Nov. 11th).  Veterans are invited to our schools to visit with students and share in the festivities. Read the specific communications from your child's school to learn more about what is planned there.  


Friday, Nov. 9th - Sunday, Nov. 11th: Scouts 'Thanks for Giving' Collection -  Bring your canned goods and other shelf-stable items to Wasson Field next weekend for the Scouts 'Thanks For Giving' Food Drive.  Now in their 14th year, the Scouts will collect enough items to support more than 250 families who need assistance during this holiday season.  FLYER.


And down the road ....

Tuesday, Nov. 13th: Healthy From the Inside Out, presented by Milford Public Schools, for ALL grades and families.  Held at East Shore Middle School, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. FREE.  You are welcome to join us for this free evening of interesting topics relating to student social and emotional health.  The evening will begin with a keynote address by Alicia Farrell, followed by four breakout sessions to choose from. Breakouts will focus on: Anxiety in Adolescents, Anxiety and Mindfulness in School, the Effects of Trauma, and Laughing Yoga.  Click HERE for the flyer and to sign up for the breakout sessions you prefer.


Word of the Week: CANDOR.  Meaning: the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression; candidness: The candor of the speech impressed the audience.


Have a great weekend, everyone. See you next week ....

- The Milford Public Schools