Upcoming News & Events, 1/18 and Beyond
Happy Friday, Milford Public Schools Family!
Probably the best advice for today is to “batten down the hatches!” While we woke up this morning to only a slight amount of snow, it appears the big stuff will be coming later this weekend. Rain, snow, freezing rain, sleet – a mixed bag. Take heed, prepare in advance, and keep your fingers crossed that we don’t get pounded.
THIS JUST IN: Administration has decided to enact the inclement weather protocol for weekend activities regarding our high schools and, especially, our athletic teams.
On SATURDAY, all activities will cease at 6:00 p.m. and all traveling groups/teams must be back at the high school no later than 6:00 p.m. On SUNDAY, ALL activities are cancelled and all schools will be closed.
On mid-day SUNDAY, decisions will be made as the status of practices/etc. that are scheduled for MONDAY. Information will be distributed once a decision is made. We suggest you stay in contact with your coaches and school-based social media outlets for the latest information regarding MONDAY’s schedule.
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, Jan. 21st: SCHOOLS/OFFICES CLOSED in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Tuesday, Jan., 22nd: Regular Schedule
Wednesday, Jan. 23rd: Regular Schedule
Thursday, Jan. 24th: Regular Schedule
Friday, Jan, 25th: Regular Schedule
2019-20 Academic Calendar Released: Great news! The 2019-20 Academic Calendar was approved on Monday night at the Board of Ed meeting. Click HERE for the 2019-20 calendar. Remember – this is the calendar that goes into effect in August 2019.
Library Also Closed on Monday: In addition to the schools being closed on Monday, the Milford Public Library will also be closed, in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The book drop will be available for book returns.
Thursday, Jan. 24th: SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, held at West Shore Middle School, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Open to all. FREE. We are pleased to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary addressing the biggest parenting issue of our time. This community conversation will be moderated by Cognitive Psychologist Dr. Alicia Farrell.
Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance. This event is open and FREE to all Milford Public Schools parents and/or guardians. Space is limited so please be sure to register by clicking the link shown here:
Wednesday, Jan. 23rd: Board of Education Budget Meeting, Parsons BOE Meeting Room, 7:00 p.m. The BOE is expected to complete its budget work on Wednesday. A last round of follow-up questions and answers will be addressed; a board vote on the budget is expected to follow. Once the vote takes place, the budget document going forward will be known as the Board of Education Proposed Budget, 2019-20. As always, the public is welcome to attend. And, in case you want to take a look at the information that is available to you, please visit the district website and look under NEWS. The full 100-page budget proposal, along with a handy Citizen’s Guide to the Budget booklet, can be found there.
Sunday, Feb. 3rd: Milford Story Walk Fundraiser, Milford Indoor Tennis, 580 Bridgeport Ave., (across from the old Kmart plaza), 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., $$. We are pleased to support the efforts of Marco Buschauer, one of our students, as he pursues his Eagle Scout project. Marco is raising funds to build a Story Walk feature at Eisenhower Park. Basically, a child’s picture-book is separated into single pages, laminated, and, (a few pages at a time) mounted to a series of display poles through a specific Story Walk path. Children can read the few pages of the story – then walk to the next pole to read the next story section – and so on -- to the end of the book. So cute! The Milford Public Library is supporting Marco in his endeavor – but he will need to raise funds to procure the construction materials.
To that end, there will be a fundraiser at the Milford Indoor Tennis center (across from the old Kmart plaza in Devon) from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. You will be able to play tennis pointplay and have refreshments during the 2 hour event; $30 for adults, $20 Under 18, $10 spectators. 100% of the proceeds will go toward Marco’s project. Pre-registration required. Click HERE for details.
Saturday, Feb. 16th & Sunday, Feb. 17th: Mermaids Art Show Submissions Accepted, Sponsored by the Walnut Beach Arts and Business Association, drop-off at ArtFish 23; 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. Living on the shore brings many sea-based themes to mind – this time, it’s MERMAIDS! The Walnut Beach Arts and Business Association is putting together its calendar and is looking for artwork on this theme. Pieces must be 2-dimensional (ex: painting, photograph, drawing) and in 2/3 proportion (4” x 6”, 6” x 9”, 12” x 18”, etc.). Click HERE for additional submission details.
That's it for this week, friends! Stay safe and stay warm. We'll see you next week.
- The Milford Public Schools