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Upcoming News & Events, 11/30 and Beyond

Upcoming News & Events, 11/30 and Beyond

Hello Friends!

The pace is now at lightning speed.  It’s okay.  Take a deep breath.  We will get through it!  The next few weeks are jam-packed (one quick look at the calendar shows us an abundance of school winter concerts, PTA/O meetings, holiday programs, fundraisers, sporting events …. yeah, you get it).  The best advice we can give is to be as organized as possible.  Read/listen to the communications that come from your school.  Write your commitments on your fridge calendar.  As always, we urge you to take a peek at the online electronic bulletin board: Upcoming Events.  Lots of good stuff there. And now … on to the News.



Monday, Dec. 3rd – Regular Schedule

Tuesday, Dec. 4th - Regular Schedule

Wednesday, Dec. 5th  – Early Dismissal for Students/Professional Learning for Staff

Thursday, Dec. 6th  – Regular Schedule

Friday, Dec. 7th  – 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. Do you know the definition of the word CANTANKEROUS?



Flu Shot Clinic Saturday morning – TOMORROW -- (12/1); Milford Health Dept., 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., FREE:  ACHOO! Go Away Flu!  Good news: it’s not too late to get your flu shot – but you must act quickly.  A Flu Shot Clinic is open to all of us on SATURDAY (tomorrow!) at the Milford Health Dept. from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., located at 82 New Haven Avenue (right next to the Fire Dept. HQ across from the Library).  Protect yourself and your children.  Free. FLYER.


December Menus on the Website: Short and sweet.  The December menus are now ‘live’ on the district website.  Click HERE.


Adult Education Gift Certificates Available: Do you have someone on your holiday shopping list who is always difficult to buy for? Here’s the answer:  Adult Education Gift Certificates!  You can purchase these certificates in any denomination – and they can be redeemed for any course in our booklet!  Visit the Adult Ed office to purchase.  The next catalogue, Winter 2019, will be distributed to every home in Milford at the end of December, as well as uploaded to the district website. Give the gift of knowledge!


Milford Super News to go ‘Live’ on Monday:  Yes indeedy – it’s so easy to remember: ‘3-3-3’.  Our monthly Milford Super News video update, featuring “3 topics in 3 minutes on the 3rd of every month” is poised for its release on Monday (Dec. 3rd).  We’ll send you the link about 3:00 p.m. Watch for it … it’s awesome!


‘Toys For Tots’ Collection Point – Parsons/City Clerk’s Office (Now through Dec. 19th):  Toys for Tots has been a longstanding part of our community – and here’s your chance to help.  The Milford City Clerk’s office has been designated as a Collection Point for donations.  Bring an unwrapped toy to the office any time (M-F) between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thanks in advance! FLYER.


SAT @ JLAW on Saturday, Dec. 1st: Just a quick reminder for our high schoolers who registered for the 12/1 SAT exam.  It’s tomorrow (Saturday)! Review your testing ticket tonight, make sure you have all the items you need.  Get to bed early.  And good luck!



Saturday, Dec. 1st: Young Children’s Concert/The Learning Station, held @ Mathewson School, 10:00 a.m., $5. The Young Children’s Concert – performed by The Learning Station, Live – is sure to delight all in attendance. Young ones can enjoy activities, snacks, a visit with Santa, face painting and – of course – the full length concert.  Doors open at 10 a.m., concert starts at 11:00 a.m. $5 entry fee per person (kids under 2 are Free). FLYER.


Sunday, Dec. 2nd: JLAW Mattress Sale/Fundraiser for BBall, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Is it time for you to purchase a new mattress? Why not stop by the Jonathan Law Basketball teams’ Mattress Sale fundraiser?  All styles, types, brands.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!  FLYER.


Wed., Dec. 5th: Craft a Gift @ the Milford Public Library, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m., FREE. Here’s a great way to create the perfect gift for someone you love!  Visit our friends at the Milford Public Library for the Craft a Gift program.  Free to those who attend; while supplies last.  FLYER.



Word of the Week Definition: CANTANKEROUS: (pronounced: ‘can-TANK-er-us’). Definition: disagreeable to deal with, cranky, argumentative, foul.  “If you continue to be so cantankerous, you will not likely receive any gifts during the holiday.”


Stay warm and stay safe, friends.  We’ll see you next week.

- The Milford Public Schools